The Mahindra XUV700 is probably the most recalled car in India over the past couple of years. The best-selling flagship Mahindra has been recalled once again, and this time it’s to fix suspension issues reported by customers. While it’s good that Mahindra is proactively solving customers’ concerns by issuing recall after recall, the sheer frequency of recalls prompts one to wonder if the luxury crossover wasn’t tested enough to iron out these issues prior to launch.
What’s the latest recall about?
Mahindra XUV700 owners have been complaining about suspension noise on their vehicles. This recall aims to address that. The automaker has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) to its dealers, asking them to recall the XUV700, and replace suspension components such as the front lower control arm and its rear control bush at no cost to the customer. Both the petrol and diesel powered variants of the Mahindra XUV700 are covered under this recall.
What’s unclear is whether the new recall applies to all XUV700 owners or if it’s meant only for those owners facing suspension noise. According to the TSB, the VIN cut-off for the suspension recall is N6K18709. This means that all Mahindra XUV700 owners whose vehicles have been produced before this VIN may be eligible for the new suspension components. We advise you to contact your nearest Mahindra dealer for more information on whether your XUV700 owner is covered under this recall.
A runaway success but niggle prone
Launched last year, the Mahindra XUV700 has been a mega hit right from the word go. Mahindra’s order book for the XUV700 keeps getting bigger by the day, and wait times now stretch to nearly a year for certain variants. With the XUV700, Mahindra has set a new benchmark for features, performance and safety. However, the vehicle is still not fuss-free, and has teething troubles, In fact, the luxury crossover has been niggle-prone, even prompting many owners to sell their vehicles in frustration. Mahindra for its part has been rolling out various improvements, and carrying out recalls to fix issues reported by customers. A year or two down the line, the SUV is expected to become niggle-free.
Prices for the Mahindra XUV700 start from Rs. 15.9 lakh, and go all the way up to Rs. 29,.77 lakh (on-road Delhi). Since the demand for the XUV700 is so high, discounts are out of question. The luxury crossover is sold with two seating options: 5 and 7 seat layouts. There are two engines on offer: a 2 liter-4 cylinder turbo petrol called the mFalcon, and a 2.2 liter-4 cylinder turbo diesel called the mHawk. Both engines get 6 speed manual and torque converter gearbox options. While the petrol engine drives the front wheels of the XUV700, the diesel motor can also be specified with an all wheel drive layout.