Mahindra to recall vehicles made at its Nashik plant over contaminated fuel

The company said in a statement that inspection of vehicles and subsequent rectification would be done for the customers for free.

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra will be recalling less than 600 vehicles manufactured at its Nashik plant to inspect and replace their diesel engines. The company’s factory reportedly used contaminated fuel which could lead to premature wearing down of the engine parts, thus necessitating the recall. Cars produced by Mahindra between June 21 and July 2 have been affected.

The company said in a statement that inspection of vehicles and subsequent rectification would be done for the customers for free. The customers affected by the recall would be contacted soon by the automobile company. It is not clear yet which model(s) of the vehicle maker will be affected.

The share price of Mahindra & Mahindra fell 0.37 per cent or Rs 2.90 on Monday to close at Rs 776.90 on the National Stock Exchange.

The Mahindra Group-owned Mahindra & Mahindra is a popular car maker in the country having manufactured Sports Utility Vehicle’s(SUVs) like XUV300, Thar,  Scorpio, Bolero, XUV500, XUV700 and Alturas G4. The company will soon be launching XUV700, it’s premium offering in the SUV segment. Mahindra recently launched the Bolera Neo, which is expected to be open for sale soon. The Mumbai headquartered company is the country’s fifth-largest automaker in the passenger vehicles category.

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