Mahindra and Mahindra a major homegrown automaker has announced to recall 2,300 units of different variants of its popular SUVs Scorpio and XUV500, including multi purpose vehicle Xylo to rectify a defective vacuum pump in engines manufactured in May this year. This recall is germane to VLX, SLE and LX variants of the Scorpio, W4, W6 and W8 variants of the XUV500 and H4, H9 and H8 variants of the Xylo. A vacuum pump is a component which is fitted just behind alternator which creates a much needed vacuum for the brake booster and EGR valve, if it is not working properly it causes high emission, driving problem and loss in braking pressure. All the affected owners of these cars are being contacted by dealers individually and the parts will be replaced free of cost if found faulty. Earlier this year in the month of July Mahindra and Mahindra recalled 23,000 units of its popular sports utility vehicle Scorpio 2.5 liter variants in order to replace faulty pressure regulating valves, it was the second recall for the same 2.5L Scorpio as in the month of December 2013 is was recalled for the same cause. The new facelifted Scorpio which was launched earlier in the month of September 2014 is still unaffected from recall. Mahindra and Mahindra is not the only one who is recalling cars, german luxury auto maker Audi recalled 6,758 units of A4 sedans to update its airbag control unit software this month.
Last month, Honda Cars India had recalled 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 to replace a faulty part related to airbags. As a part of the company’s global recall, Nissan had also announced recall of its 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective air bags. Till date the biggest recall in the country is done by General motors last year in the month of July. The company had recalled 1.14 lakh units of the Chevrolet Tavera which were manufactured between 2005 to 2013 in order to fix the issue with emission.
It is found that ever since auto industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started voluntary recall for safety related issues in July 2012, various manufactures recalled over 700,000 vehicles including Maruti, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, General Motors (Chevrolet) Mahindra and Audi.