Mahindra recalls 29,878 Pikups to inspect fluid pipe assembly

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 10 Aug 2021


Mahindra & Mahindra has announced a recall for a batch of 29,878 units of its Pikup, manufactured between January 2020 and February 2021. This proactive measure is to inspect and replace a fluid pipe for likely improper assembly.

The inspection and subsequent rectification will be carried out free of cost for all customers, who will be individually contacted by the company. This action is also in compliance with voluntary code on vehicle recall.

In April 2021, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) in March cleared the new Vehicle Recall policy, which makes compulsory recall of vehicles if they meet certain criteria. The decision for vehicle recall is based on two key factors:  the number of complaints received for a defect on a vehicle and the annual sales of that particular vehicle. MoRTH has outlined different thresholds for each vehicle category  to ensure that defective products are recalled by the OEMs in due time.

The new rules define defects as a fault in the vehicle/component/software that poses or may pose undue risk to road safety or environment. The policy is applicable to vehicles that are less than 7 years old  

Also read: MoRTH’s new vehicle recall policy to attract fine up to Rs 1 crore