Utility vehicles major M&M announced on Thursday that it is recalling of 1,577 units of its diesel-powered Mahindra Thar SUV. Why? Well, because of the faulty camshaft, an engine part that the company will now replace.
The automaker said it will proactively inspect and replace the camshaft on a batch of 1,577 units of Thar diesel variants manufactured between September 7 and December 25, 2020.
“A machine setting error at the supplier’s plant, on specific dates, may have affected camshafts in some engines of the diesel Thar,” M&M said in a regulatory filing.
In accordance with the company’s stringent quality standards and with the utmost caution, it has proactively proceeded with this limited recall. The company has also offered a free inspection and correction, Mahindra said.
The move is also in line with SIAM’s voluntary code for vehicle recalls, M&M said. The new version of Thar was launched on October 2, 2020. The model is available in two versions, AX and LX, with both petrol and diesel engine options.
All variants of the Mahindra Thar SUV are equipped with four-wheel drive set-up.