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Mahindra recalls Thar & XUV700 due to turbocharger problems

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Mahindra & Mahindra has issued a recall for its popular lifestyle off-roader, the Thar, and its flagship SUV, the XUV700. As of now, it is unclear the exact number of vehicles that are affected by the recall. Furthermore, details such as the manufacturing dates of the affected models are also unavailable.

However, customers can check if their Thar or XUV700 is a part of the recall by entering the VIN on Mahindra & Mahindra’s official website. Some customers reported that their vehicle did not show as a part of the recall, but the dealership confirmed it was. Hence, customers should also check with their nearest dealerships to confirm.

Mahindra Thar Recalled

The Thar’s diesel versions are affected by a defective turbocharger actuator linkage. Further details are unavailable. As a precautionary measure, Mahindra & Mahindra will replace the defective turbocharger actuator linkage. 

In addition to this, Mahindra & Mahindra will also replace the timing belt and auto-tensioner on all petrol and diesel versions of the Thar. Thus, Thar petrol owners should visit the service centre and get it changed.

Mahindra XUV700 Recalled

As both the SUVs share the diesel engine, Mahindra & Mahindra has recalled the manual and automatic variants of the XUV700 for the defective turbocharger actuator linkage. The brand will replace this free of cost.

Additionally, Mahindra & Mahindra has also recalled petrol versions of the XUV700. The company will inspect the XUV700 petrol version’s T-Block connector installations on the GVV vent pipes and canister. 

Other Updates

Mahindra & Mahindra recently announced the third price hike this year for the Thar and XUV700. The first price hike came in January 2022, while the second one came in April 2022. One of the possible reasons for the price hikes is the increasing input costs. The price hike for the Thar ranges from INR 6,000 to INR 28,000, depending on the variant. On the other hand, the price hike for the XUV700 ranges from INR 20,000 to INR 37,000, depending on the variant.

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