New generation Mahindra thar which was launched just a few months back, has recalled their Diesel variant models. Potentially due to camshaft defect.

  • More than 1500 Diesel models recalled
  • No recalled issue for Thar petrol variants
  • Thar diesel variant derives power from 2.2 mHawk 4-cylinder unit

Mahindra officials have voluntarily recalled more than 1500 Mahindra Thar diesel variants. According to the recent reports, Thar Diesel which was built between 7th September 2020 to 25th December 2020 has a potential camshaft defect, which could cause a drop in fuel pressure i.e., why the recall has been issued. The Owners are asked by Mahindra officials to leave their Thar at their nearest authorized dealership. Mahindra Also that this action is in compliance with SIAM’s voluntary code on vehicle recalls in India.

Mahindra Thar Diesel Variant recalled
Interior dashboard

One of the Mahindra Thar diesel SUV owner, who had already taken his car to the dealer for the recall, has posted update stating that he was noticed some changes in the SUV performance post the faulty camshaft was fixed”.

  1. The engine has better pick up
  2. Engine became more smoother than before
  3. Fuel economy increased by 2.0-2.5 Kmpl
  4. Pick Up has increased   

On the other hand, no petrol Thar SUV has been recalled for now. Mahindra also discontinued their 6-seater version of SUV due to very poor demand, and it gets removed from the official site and brochure as well. New generation thar was launched on October 2, 2020, and garnered more than 20,000 bookings within one month. As for now currently, the waiting period has been extended to 10 months, and in some cities, it is higher than 10 months. Although, Mahindra is also working to launch a convertible Hard Top version of the Thar SUV soon in the domestic market to expand its range with possible new colors paints scheme as well.

Mahindra Thar Diesel Variant recalled
Thar with massive 18-inch alloy wheels

The Mahindra Thar offered with a 2.0-liter mStallion TGDi Petrol unit and a 2.2 Litre mHawk Diesel engine unit. The Petrol unit generates 152 HP of maximum output, while the diesel unit belts out 132 HP of maximum power. The transmission duties are taken care of by a standard 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed torque converter. Both help in delivering power to all-wheel. The 2020 Mahindra Thar secured a 4-star safety rating at the Global NCAP #safercarsforindia campaign crash tests.