Mahindra & Mahindra had launched TUV300 compact SUV on 10 September and the vehicle has been fetching healthy volumes for the company since then. The AMT models are more in demand. According to reports, Mahindra service centres are recalling the AMT variants for an ECU update.
A report in TeamBHP says a few customers complained of issues with the engine and transmission that affects the drivability. The problem can be fully rectified with an ECU software upgrade. Since the upgrade solves the problem, the dealers are contacting TUV300 AMT customers for a check. Since it's a software upgrade and no parts require any change, the company has not officially issued a recall.
As per the report, the problems include jerks during gearshifts, slow gear changes, engine occasionally revving to 4,000 rpm before shifting and a sudden drop in engine speed, while upshifting from fourth to fifth gear.
Mahindra TUV300 is offered in three variants — TUV300 T4, TV300 T6 and TUV300 T8 -- and six body colour options. The sub-four-metre SUV is powered by 1.5-litre three-cylinder mHawk80 diesel engine, which is tuned to churn out 84bhp power and 230Nm torque. The engine comes paired to either a five-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The TUV300 is the first SUV in its segment to get AMT box.
Mahindra has increased the prices of TUV300 by up to Rs 13,000 in India from January. The TUV300 now costs between Rs 7.10 lakh and Rs 9.33 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).