Mahindra & Mahindra TUV300 with the AMT transmission is being recalled. Even though the manufacturer has not issued any official statement, the customers owning a TUV300 have been receiving calls personally by dealerships to get their vehicles fixed.
The issue is that the passengers feel vibrations while shifting gears and the engine automatically revs to 4,000rpm before a change in gear. This problem requires an ECU update which is being done for free by the manufacturer.
The TUV300 is powered by Mahindra's new 1.5-litre three-cylinder mHawk80 diesel engine which pushes out 84bhp and 230Nm of torque. The TUV300 comes with either a five-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox.
The AMT variant of the TUV300 has always been in high demand. According to the Executive Director of Mahindra & Mahindra, around 50 percent of the bookings received were for the automatic variants.
Mahindra also introduced an automatic variant for its XUV500. The TUV300 compact SUV registered 12,000 bookings, within two months of the launch, this led to an increase in the waiting period of the car. The production rate has increased to 5,000 units per month and this was to continue till exports commenced.