The season of recalls seems far from over. Various manufacturers around the world are plagued by recalls due to faulty airbags provided by Takata Corp, and the latest alert comes from an Indian manufacturer, Mahindra.

The company is going to recall 2,300 units of the Scorpio, XUV 500 and Xylo due to a defective vacuum pump in engines of cars manufactured in May this year.


A vacuum pump in diesel engines helps in assisting the brakes, not required in smaller cars but in larger cars it becomes important. The present recall is limited to the following variants:

  • Scorpio Vlx
  • Scorpio Sle
  • Scorpio Lx
  • XUV 500 W4
  • XUV 500 W6
  • XUV 500 W8
  • Xylo H9
  • Xylo H8
  • Xulo H4

The company will be contacting the customers directly via its authorised dealerships. The preventive inspection, repair and replacement will obviously be borne by the company. Mahindra has earlier done a recall for 23,500 units of the Scorpio a problem in the pressure regulating valves. Before that the company had done a similar recall for the same problem, again with the Scorpio.

If your SUV is manufactured in May this year, you can also connect with your local dealer proactively to confirm if it is involved!

Considering the importance of recalls, the apex auto body in India, SIAM has started the policy of voluntary recall since July 2012, thanks to which the country has witnessed over 7 lakh units being recalled so far.




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