Mahindra has re-called XUV 700 XUV 400 models after 1.10 lakh units have been found affected and need to be inspected. All the customers who have had affected units will be reached out individually so that they can get their vehicle inspected officially. The total number of XUV 700 that have been found affected are 1,08,306 units and the total number of XUV400 that have been found affected are 3,560. Previously, XUV700 has already had few recalls but this is new for XUV400. It is being re-called for the first time since it launched in early 2023.
The reason behind re-calling both the models is different from each other. As of XUV700, it is being re-called due to potential risks of abrasion to the wiring loom. Where as XUV400 is being re-called due to ineffective spring return of the brake potentiometer. It has been notified by the company officially that the affected units of XUV700 were manufactured between June 8, 2021 to June 28, 2023. Which literally means that almost every unit that has been sold till now will be re-called.
As for the XUV400, what is happening with it is that the brake pads are not working effectively to release the discs although the driver releases the break pedal. All the XUV 400 EV that were manufactured from February 16, 2023 to June 5, 2023 are affected. It has been informed by the company that the inspection will be carried out free of cost for all the re-called units. This will be done for all those who will be individually contacted by the company.
In a statement that the company gave out, it said “In an endeavour to ensure a hassle-free experience for its customers, the company is proactively carrying out this activity. This action is also in compliance with voluntary code on vehicle recall.”. Recently, the company also introduced Thar EV and the Scorpio-N-based Global Pik Up EV at an event which was held in South Africa. And both of these are supposed to be entering the production line around 2026. The XUV700 costs from Rs 14.01 lakh to Rs 26.18 lakh. The XUV400 EV costs from Rs 15.99 lakh to Rs 19.39 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom).