Indian auto giant Mahindra and Mahindra on March 8, 2013, announced that it would recall a selected batch of its popular utility vehicle XUV 500. The company said that it will recall the vehicles to voluntarily replace certain parts.
This is the first recall from the company in the auto space, where it will replace three parts, namely the fluid hose, front power window units and left wiper blade. The parts will be replaced on some selected vehicles out of the 60,000 to 65,000 units of the XUV, which were sold in 2011 and 2012.
However, the company has not disclosed the exact number of vehicles which have been recalled. The statement issued by Mahindra mentioned, “This recall is in keeping with the M&M’s customer-centric approach, as well as compliance with the recently announced voluntary code on vehicle recall”.
The replacement from the company will be carried out immediately and will be free of cost. Earlier, the car manufacturer had stalled the production of its two wheeler named Stallio, due to product related issues. This is the first recall for Mahindra and Mahindra, while the other auto companies like Honda, Toyota and Maruti Suzuki have constantly called for the replacements of parts free of cost.