Mahindra has issued a recall for the recently launched Scorpio-N and the diesel manual variants of the XUV700.
The company plans to recall and replace the rubber bellows inside the clutch bell housing of the SUV by examining it. The company says that this defect can damage the ‘operational dimensional clearance’ of the rubber bellow found inside the clutch bell housing.
This may affect the performance of the Scorpio-N and XUV700 diesel manual trims. To fix this, Mahindra has asked dealers to contact affected Scorpio-N and XUV700 owners and fix it, free of cost.
The recall will affect 6,618 units of the newly launched Mahindra Scorpio-N and 12,566 units of the XUV700 manufactured between July 1 and November 11, 2022. That is, in total, the company is recalling 19,184 cars. Let us tell you that both Scorpio-N and XUV700 get the same 2.2 liter mHawk turbocharged diesel engine.
Both the SUVs get 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options with this engine. While the diesel gets an all wheel drive option on the top-end XUV700 trims, it gets a four wheel drive transfer case on the top-end Scorpio-N. While the XUV700 is front wheel drive, the Scorpio N gets rear wheel drive.
Launched in June this year, the Scorpio-N has been Mahindra’s third consecutive superhit car apart from the XUV700 and the new Thar. The booking for Scorpio-N is currently closed. The reason behind this is Mahindra is busy processing 50,000 orders received in just 30 minutes from the time online bookings opened. The waiting period for the special variant of Scorpio-N is around 2 years.
Mahindra is working on increasing the production and waiting period is likely to come down by the middle of next year. While the new Thar has a waiting period of 2-4 months, the XUV700 has a waiting period of up to a year after delivery.