Over 19,000 Mahindra Scorpio-N, XUV700 SUVs recalled due to this gearbox problem


Indian SUV manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has issued a recall for over 19,000 units of the XUV700 and the Scorpio-N SUVs. The recall affects SUVs that were manufactured between July 1 and November 11, 2022.
The reason for the recall is to inspect the rubber bellow inside bell housing on a batch of 6618 units of Scorpio-N Manual Transmission vehicles and a batch of 12,566 units of XUV700 manual transmission vehicles. According to the reports, a sorting error at the supplier’s plant may have affected the operational dimensional clearance of the rubber bellow inside the bell housing.
Owners of the SUVs will be contacted by the dealerships individually and will be examined and if found faulty, necessary repairs will be made at no additional cost.
In its official statement, Mahindra said, “A sorting process error at the supplier’s plant, on specific dates, may have affected operating dimensional clearance of rubber bellow inside the bell housing. Keeping with the company’s stringent quality standards and exercising abundant caution, Mahindra has proactively engaged in this limited inspection and subsequent rectification, free of cost. Customers will be individually contacted by the dealership. As an endeavour to ensure a hassle-free experience for its customers, the company is proactively carrying out this activity.”
Talking about the XUV 700 and Scorpio-N, both of these SUV has been a massive success for the company. The XUV 700 was launched in India on September 2021 and is available in both Petrol and diesel engine options, which are mated to either manual or automatic transmissions. XUV700 comes in four trim lines: MX, AX3, AX5 and AX7. A luxury pack can be purchased on the AX7 variant, which is limited to 7-seater versions. The luxury pack will include features like 3D Sound by Sony, electrically deployed Smart Door Handles, 360-degree Surround View, Blind View Monitoring, Electronic Park Brake and Wireless Charging.
Talking about the Scorpio-N, the SUV was launched in the Indian market on July 14, 2022.
The Scorpio-N will be available in a total of five trims called Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8 and Z8L. Out of which, a four-wheel-drive option is only being offered with a diesel engine option in the Z8 and Z8L variants. In addition, the SUV comes equipped with Mahindra’s latest 4XPLOR Intelligent Terrain Management System featuring multiple driving modes – Tarmac, Snow, Mud and Desert.
The Scorpio-N is available with a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol engine and the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel. While the petrol engine is tuned to produce 200 PS of power and 380 Nm of torque. The mHawk diesel will offer 175 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque. Lower diesel variants will offer 132 PS of power. Both automatic and manual transmission options will be 6-speed gearboxes.
Even in the base Z2 variant, Mahindra is offering touchscreen infotainment, 2nd row AC vents, and steering audio controls (petrol). LED tail lamps and indicators and Penta Link Suspension with WATT’s Linkage. On the other end of the spectrum, the Z8L will feature powered front seats, 12-speaker Sony audio system, front camera and park assist sensors, wireless charging, all-LED lighting, push-button start, keyless entry, dual-zone AC, 4XPLOR 4×4 system and a lot more.


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