There have been a few horrifying ownership stories involving Mahindra vehicles. The latest such incident revolves around a Mahindra Scorpio-N, which broke down multiple times within just 2 months of ownership. The owner, Suraj Thakur, is now using the SUV to transport cow dung and cow feed in the vehicle’s trunk.
In a video, the owner has attached a placard to the front of the vehicle, detailing all the issues he has faced since purchasing the Scorpio-N two months ago. According to the owner, the first problem arose just four days after acquiring the car, at a mere 475 km on the odometer, when the clutch plates malfunctioned. At 1,785 km, the Scorpio-N experienced an issue with the steering rack, although the exact problem was not mentioned.
By the time the vehicle had covered 4,800 km, issues with the disc brake emerged, and it had to be replaced by the service center. At 5,212 km, the Scorpio-N entered limp mode, limiting its speed to 40 km/h. Limp mode is typically activated in emergencies to prevent further damage or issues, although the exact diagnostics are unclear.
The owner has also shared a video of the Scorpio-N stuck in limp mode, demonstrating how the car struggles to accelerate beyond 43 km/h on an open road, even when changing gears from 3rd to 5th. Strangely, there were no errors displayed on the instrument cluster of the vehicle.
3-day old Mahindra XUV700 broke down
— Richard M Nathan (@Richardmnathan) June 5, 2023
In a separate incident earlier this year, a brand-new Mahindra XUV700, just three days old, broke down in Chennai. The owner, Richard M Nathan, experienced this distressing incident at the Luz Corner signal around 2:50 PM. Despite seeking roadside assistance, no one came to his aid.
Nathan had taken delivery of the car on June 2nd and had it on the road by June 5th. He was still awaiting the registration number when the vehicle suddenly came to a halt at a busy traffic signal during peak hours. Roadside assistance refused to come to the location and instead attempted to resolve the issue over the phone.
Before that, there was an incident where a Mahindra XUV700 caught fire unexpectedly. According to the owner, the car burst into flames without any prior signs of overheating. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as all passengers managed to safely evacuate the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames.
Following the viral video of a Mahindra XUV700 catching fire, the brand issued an official statement, indicating that the fire was a result of wire tampering, as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by Mahindra Automotive.