Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has recently announced that it will recall about 900 units of the Mahindra Scorpio EX variant, the Scorpio is one of the largest selling sports utility vehicle from the company. All these units have been churned out from Mahindra’s facilities between October and November in 2013 and may bear a minor issue with pressure valve. Company’s official word has clarified that it intends to undertake a preventive replacement exercise for the identified 900 units of one of Scorpio’s Ex variant.
Mahindra Scorpio recall has gone underway from first week of December 2013 after the announcement and the consumers will avail this replacement free of cost. The company intends to reach out to the customers individually on its own as well as through dealer database. Press statement from the company has further clarified that the recall is limited only to the 900 units of the said variant and has nothing to do with any other variant of any model from the company.
Before this, the company has recalled somewhere between 25,000 to 30,000 units of its premium SUV XUV 500 to replace multiple parts. These vehicles were reportedly manufactured between 2011 -2012. The recall comes just after India’s top carmaker Maruti Suzuki India had to call back 1,492 units of Ertiga, Swift, Dzire and A-Star models which were produced in October 2013. That recall was meant to fix a potential issue with steering column.
Inspired from the West, industry body SIAM had proposed and initiated a voluntary recall policy back in July 2012. Since then, almost 3 lakh vehicles have been recalled by various automobile manufacturers throughout the country. Moreover, taking a view of increasing incidents in which automakers are calling back their vehicles, the Department of Heavy Industries is mulling over forming the vehicle recall mandatory in the country and may come out with the final proposal over the next 3-4 months.