Mahindra XUV300 recalled over faulty suspension parts

05/11/2019 - 18:45 | ,   | Prashant Singh

The Mahindra XUV300 has been recalled in the country due to an issue involving its suspension components. Only certain units of the model which were manufactured till 19 May 2019 have been recalled. The company, however, remains tight-lipped about the number of vehicles affected by this recall.

Xuv300 Amt
Only certain units of the Mahindra XUV300 which were manufactured till 19 May 2019 have been recalled.

The company has announced that it will proactively inspect and replace suspension components' on the affected units.

"The inspection and subsequent rectification will be carried out free of cost for all XUV300 customers, who will be individually contacted by the company... This action is also in compliance with SIAM's voluntary code on vehicle recall," Mahindra announced. The company additionally said that XUV300 owners are welcome to visit the service action section on Mahindra's official website to find out if their vehicle is part of the recall drive.

The Mahindra XUV300 retails in a total of 13 variants, including five petrol variants ranging from INR 8.1-11.79 lakh*, and eight diesel variants ranging from INR 8.69-12.69 lakh*. The company has also very recently launched the AMT option in the Mahindra XUV300 which commands an INR 55,000 premium over the regular MT variant.

On the outside, the XUV300 features projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED tail lights and dual-tone roof rails. While its cabin comfort and convenience is handled by features such as electric sunroof, leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The safety kit on the Mahindra XUV300 packs Vehicle Creep function, ESC (electronic stability control), Kick-down Shifts, Down-hill Mode & Smart Steering Modes. Apart from that, it also features 7 airbags, four disc brakes, front parking sensors and ESP with Roll-over Mitigation.

It is available with two engine options. The first is a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is rated to deliver 81 kW (110 PS) at 5,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 2,000-3,500 rpm, and the second is a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 85.5 kW (115 PS) at 3,750 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm.

Mahindra Xuv300 Front Three Quarters
The Mahindra XUV300 features a MacPherson strut with anti-roll bar rear suspension set-up at the front and a twist-beam suspension with coil spring at the rear. It remains unclear at the moment as to which components will be replaced under the recall drive.

Also Read: Next-gen Mahindra XUV500 to feature flush-door handles

In other updates, Mahindra is also gearing up to launch a slew of newer models in the markets such as next-gen XUV500, next-gen Thar and new TUV300 Plus (facelift).

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