Mahindra & Mahindra is recalling its premium sports utility vehicle XUV500 to upgrade the side-curtain airbag software.
The recall is for those vehicles which were manufactured on or before July 2014; however, the company did not specify the exact number of vehicles that have been recalled. Announcing the recall, Mahindra stated that the recall is purely to upgrade the airbag software and there is no replacement involved. The owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted directly by the company and the upgrade will be done free of cost.
"The side curtain airbag software on all the XUV500 vehicles manufactured on or before July 2014," the company stated, PTI reports.
Last November, SUV maker Mahindra recalled 2,300 units of its popular SUVs, Scorpio and XUV500, and multi-purpose vehicle Xylo to fix a problem with the vacuum pump in engines.
Recent Vehicle Recalls in India
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Maruti Suzuki has called back its newly launched Ciaz to fix a problem with the clutch operation system.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) issued a voluntary recall of 5,834 units of its Corolla Altis diesel variants in India to rectify a problem with the powertrain.
Ford India recently summoned 3,072 units of Fiesta to fix the problem with glow plug control module.
German luxury auto maker Audi recalled 6,758 units of A4 sedans to update its airbag control unit software.
Honda cars recalled 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports-utility vehicle CR-V to fix a problem with the faulty airbag in October.
Nissan India recalled around 9,000 units of Micra and Sunny, which were manufactured between 2008 and 2012 to replace faulty airbags.