What is being termed as a potentially faulty pressure regulating valve has forced Mahindra to recall 900 units of its base Scorpio EX model according to Firstpost.com.
These vehicles were manufactured between October and November of this year and Mahindra is in the process of informing the owners of the vehicles produced during this time period.
You can check the manufacturing date of your Scorpio in the booklet that came with the vehicle to find out if your vehicle will count in this recall. The recall is strictly limited to Scorpio EX model and it does not apply to other models of the Scorpio SUV.
In a statement issued to the press, Mahindra said that individual owners are being contacted and that the recalled vehicles will have the required repair free of cost.
Very recently, Maruti had recalled almost 1500 units of its Ertiga, Swift, Dzire and A-Star models to rectify problems with the steering column. Although it is a move in the right direction that manufacturers are taking proactive steps to address problems with their products, it also raises some questions regarding the procedure followed to stamp the vehicles QC approved in the first place.
Incidentally, it has been more than a year-and-a-half since the voluntary recall policy has been in force for the automobile manufacturing industry in India. The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) which is the apex body that oversees the policy implementation has reported that since the policy initiation in July 2012, over 3 lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers due to defects and quality related issues.