Mahindra has recalled a total of 1,577 units of the second-generation Thar's diesel variants, built between 7th September to 25th December 2020. The reason for the recall is a possible issue with the camshaft. As per Mahindra, there was an error in the machine setting at the camshaft supplier's plant, therefore, some camshafts were not built as per the carmaker’s quality standards & specification, which could have affected some engines of the diesel Thar.
Mahindra will contact the affected vehicle's owners for an inspection and will replace the part free of cost if necessary. The authorized service center could keep recalled cars for a couple of days for careful examination.
What is a camshaft?
A camshaft is a rotating object with attached lobes positioned along with it (cams), which actuate the intake and exhaust valves of the cylinders. Their calibration precisely controls the amount of air-fuel mixture that enters the combustion chamber. It is also responsible for the efficient egress of exhaust gases from the chamber.
About Mahindra Thar
As of now, Mahindra Thar is only available in two variants: AX (O) and LX. Both trims can be had with either a 2.0-liter petrol (150PS/320Nm) or a 2.2-liter diesel (130PS/300Nm) engine. Both these motors are offered with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission options. It also gets a 4X4 drivetrain system and a manual-shift transfer case with a low ratio as standard.
Currently, the Mahindra Thar is priced between Rs 12.10 lakh and Rs 14.15 lakh (ex-showroom) and commanding a waiting period of up to eight months. In the other news, Mahindra could also introduce Thar's unique convertible hardtop roof variant along with some new exterior shades.