In the past, there have been numerous incidents involving Mahindra car owners questioning the quality of their products, and this trend persists. The latest incident, shared within a Mahindra Scorpio-N owner’s group, showcases a disgruntled owner who has posted an image of his Mahindra Scorpio-N, accompanied by a placard labelling it as a “garbage bin” and dubbing it the “worst car of the year.”
According to the owner, Jagdish, he purchased the Scorpio-N last year and took delivery of the new vehicle in September 2022. Since then, he has encountered persistent issues with the vehicle. The owner contends that despite providing video evidence of multiple failures in the vehicle, Mahindra officials do not acknowledge any problems with the car.
The owner has listed several problems, including malfunctions in the central locking system that require repeated inputs to function correctly, and a rear door that remains unresponsive even when the car is unlocked.
Also, the Scorpio-N is reported to autonomously shift to 4X4 mode while driving, with the display sometimes going dark. The speakers in the Scorpio-N exhibit inconsistent functionality, and there are delays in the climate control system activation.
The owner also experiences issues with the keyless entry system, as the vehicle occasionally displays a “key inside” error when the owner locks it from the outside. Numerous other problems have arisen, such as clutch-related troubles, the replacement of the clutch cylinder, the replacement of the 4X4 switch, software updates, and more. However, these issues persist even after the updates have been applied.
Mahindra vehicles face issues
On any social media platform, you’ll come across numerous Mahindra customers venting their grievances about various issues afflicting their cars. Despite the extensive waiting periods for most Mahindra vehicles, the quality of these cars often fails to meet expectations. A case in point is the XUV400 EV, which has garnered numerous complaints, highlighting this ongoing quality concern. Here, we present two recent instances to illustrate this matter.
Mahindra’s history is filled with instances where customers have expressed dissatisfaction over quality issues, and regrettably, this trend continues even with contemporary models like the Scorpio-N, XUV700, Thar, and the XUV 400 EV.
Many Mahindra vehicles incorporate features typically found in higher segments. These features rely on sensors to provide data, yet frequently, the displayed information proves notably unreliable. One of the cases pertains to the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Occasionally, these vehicles issue low air pressure warnings at high speeds due to malfunctioning or faulty sensors and electronics. This potential concern could indeed pose a significant issue. Moreover, Mahindra owners have raised concerns about instances where door sensors malfunction, leading to a persistent door-open warning.
The majority of Mahindra vehicles fall into the ladder-on-frame category. These vehicles are renowned for their robust and rugged construction; however, the reality is that they are not entirely immune to rattles. Almost all Mahindra vehicles tend to develop rattling noises after covering approximately 40,000 kilometers.