Mahindra Scorpio-N: Faced 5 problems after 1000 km of ownership | Tech US News

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Another thing worth noting from the XUV 500 is the air filter assembly. It’s a much thinner and much lighter material than the 500.

BH Pian Kashganghi. Recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Scorpio- N 1000 km service

I have owned 3 cars in my life with N being the 4th car. The first service was never so long or full of mechanical work.

Came thinking it would take a couple of hours and drive home.

The first problem that came up as soon as we left for the service station was a malfunction of the hill hold function. THE LIGHT CAME ON AND DISAPPEARED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED BUT THE SERVICE STAFF WAS TOLD THE SAME.

The alignment problem was removed from the vehicle, and then a series of major problems occurred that stunned me. The vehicle was towed and immediately found to have a front left wing boot puncture. There was grease everywhere and it was a mess. The service advisor told me it was a good thing it was found out because there was still a lot of grease left and it wasn’t drying.

The rubber part was not available but they called another service center and arranged it and replaced it under warranty.

The next problem was not found by the service staff. I was looking carefully at the underbody (as I usually do in every service). I found some grease under the transmission.

On touching it I felt a huge lump of oil in the chassis.

A closer inspection revealed that the transmission gasket paste was faulty and leaking. The transmission oil was not at the proper level and it was only at the 1000 km service interval that the problem was detected. If I drive more, who knows what major damage the transmission will suffer.

I know the first batches have problems but these are not swallows. These are serious mechanical flaws that do not occur in a new product. These are production line and quality issues.

Another thing worth noting from the XUV 500 is the air filter assembly. This is a very thin and very light material used in my previous car. Hopefully it won’t melt easily.

Another thing worth noting is that the oil change interval for the N is 10,000 km or 1 year where in the 500 it was 1 year or 20,000 km. They have moved to cheaper oil with longer intervals. Cheeky play by Mahindra to increase cost per service.

Having said that, I would draw an opposite conclusion.

The sales staff and service center staff have been very helpful and proactive in resolving issues. But the product has been a bit below my expectations so far. I hope these issues are the last I have and the car is as solid as I thought it would be.

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