My XUV700 is riddled with issues from day 1; poor quality of parts

I also own a 12-year-old Corolla Altis & a Nexon EV Dark but have never faced any issues with them.

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I got delivery of My XUV 7OO AWD in February.

I am in love with the engine but the journey with this car has been riddled with issues.

From day one itself, I have been complaining service centre about suspension noise, it almost feels as if there is some loose part. I own two other cars, one being a 12-year-old Toyota Corolla Altis and a Nexon EV Dark; none of them makes such suspension noise on the same potholes/adulations.

I have encountered a strange issue, All the glass area including the sunroof fogs from inside if the car is not driven for more than 24 hours. The issue has happened during summers as well as monsoons. Mahindra Service centre is unable to resolve the issue.

The tail lamp border areas catch fog/droplets of water during rains. Went to the service centre with the issue and to my surprise noticed every XUV exposed to rains there had the same issue in their tail lamps. This shows the sub-standard quality of parts.

My car is an AWD and has already undergone two recalls - one for the propeller shaft and one for rear suspension coils.

The issues do not end here!! this one I must admit was expected sooner or later. The stupid flush door handles. When the car is locked all door handles neatly flush inside except the co-passenger side door. I have attached the pic for reference.

Honestly, I am confused about whether I have made the right decision. The question is can we trust Mahindra for 2.5 to 3 million rupees of our hard-earned money?

Kindly advise on the way forward. How do I get my suspension noise and fogging issue solved?

Here's what BHPian Tanmay007 had to say on the matter:

The suspension noise has been resolved to an extent for some customers by re-torquing. Mahindra needs to come out with a concrete solution for it, I hope there’s a recall for that soon.

As for fogging issue - try this.

Here's what BHPian Sumanyu17 had to say on the matter:

Cabin fogging up: This is clearly a case of excessive moisture inside the cabin. I would suggest you check the car thoroughly for water ingress, and because it's happening for a considerable period I suspect the carpets are holding the water.

The easiest way to check that is to pat the whole floor firmly with dry newspapers, this detects any moisture which may not be visible to the eye. Good luck and keep us posted.

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