The preventive inspection and replacement, if needed, of the vacuum pump would be free of cost for customers, who would be individually contacted by the company, Mahindra & Mahindra said in a statement. The inspection is limited to approximately 2,300 vehicles of Scorpio (Vlx/Sle/Lx), XUV500 W4/w6/W8 and Xylo H9/H8/H4 variants,” the company said.
The exercise is in keeping with SIAM's voluntary code on vehicle recall, it added. Earlier in July this year, Mahindra & Mahindra had recalled around 23,000 units of select variants of its popular sports utility vehicle Scorpio to rectify faulty pressure regulating valves. Ever since auto industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started voluntary vehicle recall for safety related issues in India in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Ford, Honda and General Motors.
Last month, Honda Cars India (HCIL) had recalled 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 to replace a faulty part related to airbags. Nissan had also announced recall of 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid-sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall.