Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers or SIAM does not order recall of vehicles due to defects. It allows manufacturers in India to voluntarily order a recall if there are defects in their vehicles. In recent times several manufacturers have recalled vehicles for faulty components.
India's largest selling and manufacturing Utility Vehicle brand Mahindra & Mahindra is under the scanner this time. The manufacturer has issued a recall of their popular Scorpio, XUV500 and Xylo models, that are made in India.
Mahindra & Mahindra explains there could be an issue with a defective vacuum pump within the engine. Over 2,300 vehicles will be recalled by the manufacturer, which were built during May, 2014. So far, the Scorpio's Vlx, Sle and Lx variants, along with XUV500's W4, W6 and W8 variants are in trouble. For the Xylo model H9, H8 and H4 trims are considered for recall.
The Indian manufacturer is recalling its vehicles as a preventive measure. As always if there is a faulty component Mahindra will replace the part for free with a new one. The manufacturer will personally contact affected vehicle owners to get their SUVs inspected by their technicians.
Recently Mahindra had ordered another recall of products, which accounted for 23,000 vehicles. Back then there was an issue with the pressure regulating valves. The Indian manufacturer rectified their problem instantly, which perhaps did not dent their image.
In recent times Honda, Toyota, Nissan and even Maruti Suzuki has issued recall of products due to various reasons. The voluntary issuing of recalls was initiated by SIAM in July 2012. Since then several manufactures have issued recalls for faulty components.