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    Default Mahindra Problems!

    This thread serves at a database of all problems experienced by Mahindra owners. This will give potential buyers or owners of this specific make a database they can go through to see what problems their vehicle could possibly develop.

    To ensure this thread contains only information related to vehicle problems and to keep it easy to read and understand, there are a few very specific rules:
    -Copy the list below in bold into your thread and only provide the information asked for, no more, no less.
    -One list per problem. More than one problem can be posted in the same post, but use seperate lists.
    -No discussions will be allowed in this thread. If you want to discuss a specific problem, contact the poster directly or start a new thread in the relevant section. Copy the post across to the new thread if need be.
    -ANY comments, or posts not conforming to the list below, will be deleted.
    -Only post problems you personally experienced, please no friends' stories or hearsay's.
    Please help to keep this neat and factual.

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    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out:
    Cost of repair:
    Who did the repair:
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:
    Was damage covered by warranty:

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    Model: mahindra bolero dropsides

    Year:2007

    Mileage: 24000

    Problem: diesel pump

    Cause of problem(if known):so called bad driving(my personal opinion is manufacturers fault)

    Specifics of repair work carried out: replace head of diesel pump


    Cost of repair:R12000

    Who did the repair: VAN ZYL



    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: THERE WAS ,BUT NO SERVICES DONE SO LOST THE WARRANTY

    Was damage covered by warranty: NO
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    Model: Bolero (XD3)
    Year:2005

    Mileage: 51 000
    Problem:Excessive tyre wear on left front & control arm bolts kept coming loose (very dangerous)
    Cause of problem(if known): Wheel alignment impossible to set - too many spacers needed -
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Upper Control arm mounting cut off and rewelded to compenstae for error

    Cost of repair: R2 200
    Who did the repair: Franks Panel Beaters (PMB)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Done after warrantee expired
    Was damage covered by warranty: No - paid for by me.

    Problem started beforw the warrantee expired but Dealer was unable (and unwilling) to do anything about it. I eventually found someone who could suggest a solution and had the necessary done - vehicle is perfect now

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    Model: Scorpio GLX 4x4 (NEF)
    Year: 2010
    Mileage: 10,372
    Problem: Had exessive drive line vibration since new
    Cause off problem: Prop shaft was unbalanced and u-joint cups were rotating in yoke
    Repair: Replaced the u-joints and had the prop shaft balanced
    Who did the repair: Espach Engineering, Polokwane
    Vehicle under warranty: Yes (Motorite)
    Paid for it myself
    Piet: '80 Ford F250 4x4
    Cummins 6BT engine, ZF S5-42 box
    Meraai: Mahindra Scorpio SUV 4x4
    EGR blocked
    Granny steps removed
    Nitro ring & pinion
    Eaton Detroit Locker
    Free flow exhaust

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    MOdel: Scorpio GLX 4x4 (NEF)
    Year: 2010
    Mileage: 13,755
    Problem: Speedo driven gear eaten away
    Cause of problem: Don't know yet
    Repair: replace gear
    Who did the repair: Myself
    Vehicle under warrenty: Yes
    paid for it myself (R176)
    Piet: '80 Ford F250 4x4
    Cummins 6BT engine, ZF S5-42 box
    Meraai: Mahindra Scorpio SUV 4x4
    EGR blocked
    Granny steps removed
    Nitro ring & pinion
    Eaton Detroit Locker
    Free flow exhaust

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    2005v scorpio 2.6 glx
    31000km ac compressor sized- Honde nst repaired R13900-00
    32000km waterpump bearing collapse-workshop in town repaired R2500-00
    32000km ignition broke, bought secondhand ignition from scrapyard R750-00

    Bought vehicle a year ago with 31000km on, have not driven much as I did nt have the time. Bought it fior the kruger park. I think the ac and water pump problem is that after 5 years it only done 31000km. Further I enjoy it very much, fuel consumption in Sabie area with mountains is +- 10-22km p litre. Enough space. I like the new auto one, may be that will be the next buy.

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    Model: Scorpio 4x4 (auto)
    Year: 2010
    Kilos: 18500km
    Problem: Gear sticky between 1ste gear and 2nd gear. Took it this morning to Mahindra service center in Centurion. It turn out the car is on a list (recall) for changing/replacing some pipes around the gearbox. hopefully this is the only problem.

    To Mahindra: Thank you for not calling me to bring in the car to replace the pipes. How whould I not know?

    (p.s. they opend a warranty card, so I'm not paying.)
    Last edited by rudo; 2011/02/14 at 08:01 AM.

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    [B]Model: Scorpio suv VLX
    Year:2010
    Mileage:11000
    Problem: belt tensioner just broke
    Cause of problem(if known): no idea
    Specifics of repair work carried out:
    Cost of repair:
    Who did the repair:
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty:

    I just got home and heard a rattling noise and saw that the belt tensioner is lose. I now this as my Jetta TDI ones broke a year ago.

    Ill take it in to Mahindra and let you now about the rest.

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    Model: Scorpio 2.6 SUV
    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 50200 odd
    Problem: The break booster stopped working.
    Cause of problem(if known): Not known
    Specifics of repair work carried out: The booster had to be replaced. After I tried a few second hand parts, of which none would fit I resorted to just buying a new booster.
    Cost of repair: The booster itself cost about R4000... labour was another R1000
    Who did the repair: BenSA Performance & Maintenance in Centurion
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Extended warranty
    Was damage covered by warranty: They paid R4000 towards the repairs, thus only covering the part.

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    Model: Thar
    Year: 2011
    Mileage: 8301
    Problem: oil leak, scratching gears
    Cause of problem(if known): "apparently water in gearbox oil" according to me lazy workmanship.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Gearbox removed, all parts cleaned and damaged parts replaced
    Cost of repair: Warranty claim
    Who did the repair: Rather not say...
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty: Yes after a HUGE fight with dealership and MSA


    Now, a dealership that had nothing to do with my claim assisted me to have the car fixed under warranty. I will not mention the dealership which unfortunitly still have to fix it, been almost 3 weeks now. Big UPS!!! to Johan @ Mahindra East Rand for helping me!
    Last edited by juriedp; 2011/06/24 at 12:58 PM.
    Jurie

    Call Sign: E01

    Wilma: 2011
    Mahindra Thar 4X4
    2.5 CRDe now with MAXXIS BIGHORN 764's 245/75R16's
    Ruby: 2009 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited now with Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA 265/65 R17's


    EX:
    2012 Mahindra XUV 500 W8 4X2 2.2 mHawk now with Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA 235/65 R17's

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    Model: Scorpio
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 82000
    Problem: Fuel leak
    Cause of problem(if known): bolts worked loose
    Specifics of repair work carried out: tightened everything up
    Cost of repair: half an hour
    Who did the repair: self
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No
    Was damage covered by warranty: not applicable


    just a heads up....not a serious problem besides losing half a tank of diesel....all 6 of the bolts holding the fuel level sensor had worked loose....half an hour under the vehicle...everything cleaned and tightened....
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    Model: Scorpio Pik Up D/C 4X4
    Year: 2011
    Mileage: 300
    Problem: Speedo not working
    Cause of problem(if known): Speed sensor disconnected
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Reconnected speed senso
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Self (so much for PDI!)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: N/A

    Model: Scorpio Pik Up D/C 4X4
    Year: 2011
    Mileage: 800
    Problem: Noisy rear shocks
    Cause of problem(if known): Faulty read shocks?
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced rear shocks
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Mahindra Centurion Workshops
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    Model: Scorpio Pik Up D/C 4X4
    Year: 2011
    Mileage: 1600
    Problem: Noisy rear shocks, diff oil leak
    Cause of problem(if known): Faulty rear shocks, workmanship?
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced rear shocks again (with Gabriels this time, not OEM shocks), cleanup up diff (appears oil leak was result of PDI?)
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Mahindra Centurion Workshops
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y

    I understand that issues sometimes arise, the important thing is how they are dealt with. Thumbs up to Mahindra Centurion workshops for their great service!
    Dirk Meintjies

    Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. And sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

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    Model: XUV 500 W8
    Year: 2011
    Mileage: 2500
    Problem: "wobble" at high speed (120KM/h)
    Cause of problem(if known): Flat spot on tyres due to shipping
    Specifics of repair work carried out: 5 new tyres (Goodyear Wrangler AT's)
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Mahindra South Africa (TwT Centurion)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
    Jurie

    Call Sign: E01

    Wilma: 2011
    Mahindra Thar 4X4
    2.5 CRDe now with MAXXIS BIGHORN 764's 245/75R16's
    Ruby: 2009 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited now with Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA 265/65 R17's


    EX:
    2012 Mahindra XUV 500 W8 4X2 2.2 mHawk now with Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA 235/65 R17's

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    Model:2.2 pik up s/c 4x4
    Year:

    Mileage:2011
    Problem: Metal to metal screetch mid passenger side (pillar)
    Cause of problem(if known): cab mounting
    Specifics of repair work carried out: cab mounting replaced
    Cost of repair: n/a
    Who did the repair: Mahindra Queenstown
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
    "net toyota's en honde sit vas"!

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    Model: Mahindra Scorpio SC 4X4
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 210 000km
    Problem: whine from drivetrain
    Cause of problem(if known): centre bearing
    Specifics of repair work carried out: centre bearing replaced
    Cost of repair: R700
    Who did the repair: Mr Propshaft East London
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

    Had a long time whine which thanfully turned out to be just the centre bearing.

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    Model: Scorpio sc 4x4
    Year:2007
    Mileage:210 000km
    Problem: rev counter stopped working and there was no battery charge until high revs were reached
    Cause of problem(if known): loose plug at back of alternator
    Specifics of repair work carried out: plug reconnected
    Cost of repair:NA
    Who did the repair: me
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: NA

    Rev counter would only work when high revs were reached and eventually just stopped working all together. Alternator would also only charge once high revs were reached.

    Called the dealer and they had me checking on the gearbox! I eventually found a loose polug on back of alternator. Reconnecting this plug fixed all the above mentioned problems.

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    Model: Scorpio 4x4 SC
    Year:2007
    Mileage:210 000
    Problem: Broken right front CV
    Cause of problem(if known):Unsure. Possible necking.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced Shaft
    Cost of repair: R2500
    Who did the repair: Me
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

    Dealer wanted to sell entire shaft for R10k. I was able to source half a shaft for R2k and then make up one good shaft.

    Model: Scorpio SC 4x4
    Year:2007
    Mileage:227 000
    Problem:dust cover seal on right front CV shaft
    Cause of problem(if known): lost seal while replacing CV
    Specifics of repair work carried out: New seal installed
    Cost of repair: R120
    Who did the repair: Me
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

    I lost the seal when I repaired my damaged CV. The seal didn't fit correctly and required a stanley blade to carefully shave the inside rubber to fit. I naturally avoided 4x4ing while it was missing. Vehicle doing great off road since CV and seal repair.

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    Model: Scorpio Pikup SC 4X4
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 230 000
    Problem: Auto locking hub wont engage
    Cause of problem(if known): Weak design I think.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced Auto locking hub
    Cost of repair: R1350 incl postage
    Who did the repair: Me
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

    These hubs are extremely expensive. About R6500-R7000 each!!

    Your best bet if you cannot find a second hand one is to buy manual locking hubs for about R1100 for both sides. In my case I bought a set of manual lockers for a person and he then gave me his auto locking hubs.

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    Model: Mahindra Scorpio 2.2 Mhawk VLX Automatic
    Year: 2010
    Mileage: 140 000
    Problem: Automatic Gearbox slipping or gets stuck in gear
    Cause of problem(if known): Not known
    Specifics of repair work carried out: They had to overhaul the gearbox ( now at 8 weeks because Mahindra SA doesn’t keep parts for AT box)
    Cost of repair: Quoted R26 000
    Who did the repair: Car at Mahindra West Rand (Gearbox repairs outsourced to Delports in Booysens)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: I had some issues during the warranty period but they kept resetting the software that fixed it for a while. Still don’t have the car back

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    Model: Mahindra Genio 2.2 Single Cab
    Year: 2013
    Mileage: 223 km
    Problem: Overheating
    Cause of problem(if known): Faulty Viscous Fan
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced part, overheated again thereafter
    Cost of repair: Warranty
    Who did the repair: Roadside assistance
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty: Mahindra denies that overheating causes permanent damage

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