Mahindra announces recall of more than 23,000 Scorpio vehicles

Mahindra announces recall of more than 23,000 Scorpio vehicles

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Mahindra & Mahindra latest automaker to follow the recall debacle.

After General Motors and Ford, Indian auto giant Mahindra & Mahindra has announced a recall of its ‘Ex’ variant of its popular Scorpio SUV. The recall by the company covers 23,519 units of the base model that were manufactured between May 2012 to November 2013.

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Mahindra released a statement which said, “This recall is limited only to the Scorpio Ex variant manufactured during the said period and does not affect any other Scorpio variants”. However, this is not the first time Mahindra has announced a recall. Earlier in 2014, the company recalled 985 units of the ‘Ex’ variant of the Scorpio which were manufactured between October and November 2013. The vehicles were recalled for faulty pressure regulating valves.

The latest recall has been announced to have a check on the inconsistent functioning of the valve. Even in 2013, the company had recalled its 24,695 units of the XUV 500s to replace the fluid hose and the front power window units of the vehicles, which were manufactured in 2011 and 2012.

Auto industry data has revealed that around 6,09,676 cars have been recalled since July 2012 by various auto manufacturers in the country. The increasing number of recalls by the companies has raised questions about the overall safety standards practiced within the automobile industry.

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