Mahindra & Mahindra, India's largest utility vehicle maker, announced a voluntary recall of its Scorpio EX variants on Thursday, to fix a problem with its pressure regulating valve.
The company stated that it has recalled 900 units of Scorpio EX to replace its pressure regulating valve. The recall is limited to the vehicles which were manufactured between October to November. The owners of the affected vehicles would be contacted by the company directly, and the replacement of the faulty parts will be done free of cost.
"Mahindra will carry out preventive replacement of a pressure regulating valve in 900 units of only Scorpio's Ex variant which were manufactured between October/November 2013," the company said in a statement."The recall is limited to only to the Scorpio Ex variant manufactured during the said period and does not affect the other Scorpio variants," read a Mahindra statement.
This is the second recall by Mahindra & Mahindra in less than one year. Earlier this year the company had recalled nearly 30,000 XUV500 vehilces for multiple parts replacement.
Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest passenger car maker, has also recalled some of its models, such as Ertiga, Swift, Swift DZire and A-Star recently for different type of parts replacements.
In India, the recall of vehicles has now become a common affair after the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) introduced a voluntary recall policy in July. Talking about this current market trend, the additional secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries Ambuj Sharma told ET, "We have held discussion with the industry, they are onboard and we have entrusted a preparation of a draft policy paper to ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), they are working on it, may be in the next one month, they should be presenting the draft, which, we will again interact with other the draft and it will go for approval."