1.1 Introduction

Dear Customer,

Congratulations on purchasing Mahindra BOLERO. Your vehicle has been designed to provide years of safe and dependable service, as long as it is used and maintained in accordance with the instructions provided in this manual.

All persons who will use and/or maintain this vehicle must read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions provided in this manual. This Owner's Manual should be considered an integral part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle. However, nothing in this manual, and none of the safety devices installed in the vehicle, are a substitute for careful operation and common sense. Always make sure that your vehicle is in optimum working order, and take note of the road and weather conditions under which you are using your vehicle.

If you have any questions concerning the proper use or maintenance of your vehicle, please call your Authorized Mahindra Dealer. A list of dealers can be found in the Dealer Directory Supplement.

Alternatively you can contact Mahindra at,

  • 1800-209-6006 (Toll free)
  • customercare@mahindra.com

We extend our best wishes for safe and pleasurable motoring.




2.1 Feature Matrix


In view of our policy of continuously improving our products, we reserve the right to alter specification, designs or features without prior notice and without liability.

We recommend you to contact the nearest Mahindra dealer for latest features applicable to your vehicle.

Engine Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Micro Hybrid System Yes

Driver Information System


BT Audio with Mic in roof


Mechaless Audio




  Yes Yes


Yes Yes


Power Windows

All Four

All Four

Central locking

Yes Yes

Keyless entry

Yes Yes

Rear wash & wipe


Voice Messaging System


2.2 Lubrication and Capacities

System Lubricant Capacity Specification Remarks
Engine Oil MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE FEO V2” NEW TECHNOLOGY GENUINE ENGINE FLUID 6.0 liters Special Engine Fluid Always use "MAXIMILE FEO /FEO V2" Mahindra genuine engine oils. These are specially developed for your engine’s optimum performance and fuel efficiency.
In extreme cases of emergency and non-availability of above oil, we suggest Engine Oil meeting minimum API CH-4 SAE 15W-40 specification can be used and replaced at 6000 km.
This alternate oil or other Brand will not provide equivalent performance of Genuine oils.
Engine Cooling MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE ULTRA COOL” GENUINE LONG LIFE COOLANT (READY TO USE COOLANT. NO NEED TO MIX WATER) ~5 liters Brand Specific. Don’t use other coolants/water for top up. In case of emergency, coolant meeting JIS K-2234 specification should be used (30% concentration diluted with distilled water) and coolant change period to be reduced as 30,000 km. Ensure max level in the radiator and coolant reservoir tank.
Transmission MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE SYNTEC F2” NEW GENERATION GENUINE TRANSMISSION OIL 2.25 liters Special Transmission Fluid If other Transmission Oils meeting API GL-4 SAE 80W-90 specifications used, Drain Interval has to be at every 20000 km. Other Brand may not provide equivalent performance of recommended oil.
Rear Axle MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE ELITE” NEW GENERATION GENUINE DIFFERENTIAL OIL 1.75 liters Special Axle Fluid If other Axle Oils meeting API GL-5 SAE 80W-90 specification used, drain Interval has to be at every 20000 km. Other Brand may not provide equivalent performance of recommended oil.
Power Steering Oil SHELL “SPIRAX S3 ATF MD3 0.8 liters Alternately CALTEX MAKE "TEXAMATIC 1888"BRAND can be used. NO OTHER BRAND SHOULD BE USED
Brake and Clutch MAHINDRA “MAXIMILE DOT 3” GENUINE BRAKE FLUID 0.9 liters If Maximile DOT 3 brake fluid is not used and in emergency conditions, use Brake Fluid Meeting SAE J1703 FMVSS NO.116 DOT 4 OR IS 8654 TYPE-2 Specification and change it at 30,000 km or 2 years whichever earlier
Recommended Fuel Diesel fuel confirming to - Indian standard IS 1460; 2010 BSIV / BS III specification or equivalent. 60 liters
Air Conditioning R134a (AC Gas) 550 ± 20 gms
Compressor Oil 120– 135 ml

2.3 Dimensions

2.3.1 Front View

front View

2.3.2 Rear View

Rear View

2.3.3 Side View

side View


Wheel Base

2680 mm

Overall Length

3995 mm

Overall Width

1745 mm

Overall Height

1880 mm

Ground Clearance

1443 mm

Track Width (Front & Rear) 1443 mm & 1346 mm
Maximum GVW

1346 mm

Max. Payload

2150 kg

2.4 Bulb Specification

Lamp Bulb Wattage CAP Type No. of Bulbs per Vehicle
Head Lamps 12V 60/55W H4-P43T 2
Front Turn Signal Lamp 12V 21W (Amber) BAU15D 2
Front Parking Lamps 12V 5W W5W 2
Side Turn Signal Lamps (Fender) 12V 5W W5W 2
High Mount Stop Lamp (Tail Door Type 1) 12V 21W BAS15D 1
Brake Lamp/Tail Lamp 12V 21W/5W BAS15D 2
Rear Turn Signal Lamp 12V 21W BAS15D 2
Reversing Lamp 12V 21W BAS15D 2
Rear License Plate Lamp 12V 5W W5W 2
Interior Courtesy Lamp 12V 10W C10W 1

2.5 Fuses & Relays

2.5.1 Fuse and Relay - Engine Compartment

Location - LHS of the engine compartment, next to the battery

Fuse Box Fuse Box
Fuse No. Fuse Rating color Circuit
1 60A Yellow BATT
2 60A Yellow BATT
3 60A Yellow BATT
4 30A Pink EMS ECU Supply
5 - - -
6 15A Blue FUL PUMP
7 - - -
8 15A Blue


9 15A Blue


10 15A Blue


11 - - -
12 100A Blue

Charging Fuse/Power ckt

13 20A Yellow


14 - - -
15 20A Yellow


16 20A Yellow


Fuse Box Fuse Box

Fuse No.

Relay Rating


1 30A


2 70A


3 70A


4 70A


5 70A


2.5.2 Fuse and Relay - Passenger Compartment

Fuse No. Fuse Rating color Circuit
1 10A Red AC Comp.
2 15A Blue Fog Lamp/Heater *
3 10A Red Turn/Reverse
4 10A Red Wiper Washer Front
5 10A Red Wiper Washer Rear *
9 15A Blue Cluster
10 15A Red

ECU PIN 71/Immobilizer

11 15A Blue Flasher Control
12 5A Brown Diag/Immobilizer *
13 10A Red Audio/Cluster *
14 10A Red Park Lamp
15 15A Blue Horn
16 10A Red Roof Lamp
19 20A Yellow CDL
20 30A Green Blower Fan
21 10A Red


22 40A Yellow ACC.Cut Off Relay
23 30A Yellow Power Window

Fuse Box Fuse Box

2.5.3 ECU Fuse/Relay - Passenger Compartment

Fuse No. Fuse Rating Colour Circuit
1 10A Red ECU (K04 ) SUPPLY
3 10A Red AC RLY
4 10A Red ECU (K06 ) SUPPLY
7 15A Blue SPARE
8 10A Red SPARE
Fuse Box
Fuse No. Fuse Rating Colour Circuit
1 30A - ECU Relay
Fuse No. Fuse Rating Colour Circuit
1 60A Yellow Electric Cooling Fan

2.5.4 Relay and Controller Identification - Passenger Compartment

Fuse Box

2.6 Flat Tire

Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place well away from traffic. Park on a level spot with firm ground. Stop the engine and turn ON your hazard warning flashers.

Firmly apply the parking brake. Have everyone come out of the vehicle on the side away from traffic.


Never stop your vehicle in a traffic lane to change a tire. You could be hit by an oncoming vehicle. Keep driving until you reach a safe location.

Lifting a vehicle to change a tire or perform maintenance is very dangerous if you do not have the requisite tools, safety equipment and training. The jack provided along with the vehicle is to be used only for changing a spare tire. It is never to be used to perform any other maintenance or repair on the vehicle.


Never place any part of your body under any portion of the vehicle when it is supported only by the jack. You could be crushed by the vehicle if it falls off a jack. Keep by-standers away from the vehicle.

Find level, solid ground that is clear of oncoming traffic. If you cannot find a safe place to stop, it is better to drive on a flat tire and damage the rim than it is to risk being hit by oncoming traffic.

After changing a flat tire, never store the tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. This loose equipment could strike an occupant in the event of a sudden stop or collision. Store all of these items in the proper place.

2.6.1 Jack/Wheel Spanner/Warning Triangle

The jack along with the wheel spanner and other tools are located on the floor between the third row seats near to the back door as shown in figure. Rotate the two securing knobs and lift the lid to access the jack. The jack extension and warning triangle are placed beneath the front passenger seat. Slide the seat backwards, pull open the velcro and access the warning triangle or jack handle.

Jack Wheel
Jack Wheel

2.6.2 Spare Wheel Removal

Spare wheel is mounted on the tail gate at the rear end of the vehicle. It is held in place by mountings nuts covered by a spare wheel cover (if equipped).

Jack Wheel
Jack Wheel
A Spare Wheel B Spare Wheel Cap
C Spare Wheel Cover D Mounting Nuts
  • Remove the spare wheel cover (if equipped)by pulling at its edges as shown in figure
  • Remove the mounting nuts holding the spare wheel cover and spare wheel
  • Dismount the spare wheel

Do not try to pry off the wheel cover by hand alone. Take due care in handling the wheel cover to avoid unexpected personal injury.

2.6.3 Wheel Cover Removal (if equipped)

Pry off the wheel cover, using a screw driver and then pull it out. Wrap the tip of the screw driver with cloth, then insert it near the lugs of the wheel cover and pry the cover away from the wheel.


Do not try to pry off the wheel cover by hand alone. Take due care in handling the wheel cover to avoid unexpected personal injury.

Wheel rotation

2.6.4 Wheel Nut Loosening

Wheel rotation

Always loosen the wheel nuts before raising the vehicle. Turn the wheel nuts counter clockwise to loosen. To get maximum leverage, fit the spanner to the nut so that the handle is on the left side. Grab the spanner near the end of the handle and push down on the handle. Be careful that the spanner does not slip off the nut. Do not remove the nuts, but loosen them by one or two turns.

2.7 Jack Points

Front jack up point - below chassis side long member just behind the front wheels.

Rear jack up point -under rear axle.

A Rear Jacking Points B Front Jacking Points

2.7.1 Jacking

Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to keep the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up. When blocking the wheel, place a wheel block in front of one of the front wheels or behind one of the rear wheels.

Position the jack at the correct jacking point. Make sure the jack is positioned on a level and solid place. Ensure no one is in the vehicle./p>

To raise the vehicle, insert the jack handle end along with the extension into the jack and turn it clockwise with the jack handle. As the jack touches the vehicle and begins to lift, check that it is properly positioned. Raise it high enough so that the spare tire can be installed. Remember you will need more ground clearance when putting on the spare tire than when removing the flat tire.

A Flat Tyre B Chock Blocks

Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire to keep the vehicle from rolling when it is jacked up. When blocking the wheel, place a wheel block in front of one of the front wheels or behind one of the rear wheels.


Make sure to set the jack properly in the jacking point. Raising the vehicle with improperly positioned jack will damage the underbody of vehicle or may allow the vehicle to fall off the jack and cause personal injury.

  • Use the jack only for lifting your vehicle during wheel changing
  • Do not raise the jack with someone in the vehicle
  • When raising the vehicle, do not place any objects on top of or underneath the jack
  • Raise the vehicle only high enough to remove and change the wheel
  • Follow jacking instructions
  • Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the jack

Never get under the vehicle when the vehicle is supported by the jack alone.

Remove the wheel nuts. Lift the flat tire straight off and place it aside. Roll the spare wheel into position and align the holes in the wheel with the bolts. Lift up the wheel and get at least the top bolt started through its hole. Wiggle the wheel and press it back over the other bolts.

Re-install the wheel nuts with the tapered end inward and tighten by hand. Press the wheel inward and tighten the wheel nuts further.


Never use oil or grease on the bolts or nuts. Doing so may lead to over tightening the nuts, wheel nut spanner slip, damage the bolts and also may cause personal injuries. Also, nuts may loosen and the wheels may fall off, which could cause a serious accident. If there is oil or grease on any bolt or nut, clean before installing wheel nuts.

LLower the vehicle completely and tighten the diagonally opposite wheel nuts using the wheel nut spanner. Turn the jack handle extension counter clockwise using the jack handle to lower the vehicle, making sure the handle remains firmly fitted onto the jack handle extension. Make sure the wheel spanner is securely engaged over the nut. Tighten each nut a little at a time in the diagonally opposite order. Repeat the process until all the nuts are tight. Do not use other tools or any additional leverage other than your hands, such as a hammer, pipe or your foot. wheel-taping


Improperly or loosely tightened wheel nuts are dangerous. The wheel could wobble or come off. This could result in loss of vehicle control and cause a serious accident. Always make sure all the wheel nuts are properly/securely tightened to the specified torque

When lowering the vehicle, make sure all portions of your body are clear off the vehicle as it is lowered to the ground. Have the wheel nuts tightened with the torque spanner to the required torque, as soon as possible after changing wheels.

If you have rotated , repaired , changed your tires or changed the wheel rims, check the wheel nuts are still tight (to the reqd. torque) after driving about 1000 Kms.

Put the wheel cover into position aligning the nozzle on the wheel to the nozzle clearance on the wheel cover. Tap it firmly on the sides with your hand to snap it into place.

Check the air pressure of the replaced tire. If the pressure is lower than recommended, drive slowly to the nearest service station and inflate to the correct pressure. If it is too high, adjust it until it is correct. Always reinstall the valve cap after checking or adjusting tire pressure. If the cap is not replaced, dirt and moisture could get into the valve core and cause air leakage. If you lose a valve cap, buy another and install it as soon as possible.

2.7.2 Restore all the Tools, Jack and Flat Tire Securely

Mount the flat tire to the rear door of the vehicle. Firmly tighten the securing nut and put the spare wheel cover back. Replace the tools (jack, wheel spanner, etc.,) in their storage location.

Double check to ensure the flat tire along with the wheel cover is securely mounted on the tail gate.


It is recommended to fix the flat tire at the nearest tire shop and swap the spare wheel back. The wheel balance and alignment differ from wheel to wheel. This may lead to steering and braking issues.

2.8 Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications
Displacement/Cubic Capacity 1493 cc
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Max. Net Power 51.52 kW @ 3600 RPM
Max. Net Torque 195 Nm @ 1600 – 2200 RPM
Type 5 Speed Manual - Synchromesh in all Forward Gears
No. of Gears 5 Forward, 1 Reverse
I 3.78:1
II 2.21:1
II 1.42:1
IV 1.00:1
V 3.56:1
Reverse 3.53:1
Rim 6.0J x 15"
Tires 215/75 R15
No. of wheels 5 (Inclusive of Spare Wheel)
Type Power Assisted, Rack & Pinion
Turning Circle Diameter 11.6 m
Front Independent Front with Coil Spring
Rear Rigid Semi-elliptic Leaf Spring
Anti Roll Bar Front — Torsion Type, Rear — NA
Shock Absorbers Hydraulic, Double Acting, Telescopic
Type Hydraulic with Vacuum assisted
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Parking Brake Mechanical (hand operated) acting on rear wheel
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
System Voltage 12V
Battery 72 Ah (optional 65 Ah)

2.9 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):

Vehicle Identification Number

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the legal identity of your vehicle. The vehicle identification number is stamped on the VIN plate fixed on the fire wall above the battery in the left side of the engine compartment.

2.10 Engine Number

Vehicle Identification Number

The engine number is punched on the left hand side of the engine front end near the fuel pump mounting.

2.11 Chassis Number

Vehicle Identification Number

The chassis number is punched on the right side chassis side member below the front fender. It is also stamped on the VIN plate located on the left side of the engine compartment.


3.1 Front Overview

front overview
A Bonnet
B Windshield
C Windshield Wiper
D Windshield Washer Jet
E Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM)
F Rear Door
G Side Foot Step
H Front Door
I Front Turn Signal Lamp

3.2 Rear Overview

Rear Overview
A Tail/Brake Lamp
B Tail Door/Gate
C Rear Wiper
D Rear Windshield
E Reversing Lamp
F License Plate Lamp
G Spare Wheel
H Rear Foot Step
I Rear Tow Hook
J Rear Turn Signal Lamp

3.3 Instrument Panel Overview

instrumental panel overview


4.1 Instrument Cluster Overview

Warning lamp
A Temperature Gauge E Speedometer
B Fuel Gauge F Reset Button
C Tachometer/RPM Gauge G Warning Lamps
D Odometer/Trip meter    

4.2 Warning Lamps Overview

Warning lamp
Sr. No. Symbol Warning Lamp/Tell Tale Lamp Pre-check Lamp Status after Engine ON Action/Remarks
A Graphic Parking Lamp Continuously ON Indicates parking lamp is ON.
B Graphic Battery Charging Warning Lamp Continuously ON till Engine Starts Continuously ON Indicates malfunction in charging system. Contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
C Graphic Fog Lamp * No Indicates Fog Lamp is ON
D Graphic Immobilizer Lamp * (Ignition ON) Yes Continuously ON or blinking Vehicle might have been immobilised, contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
Graphic Immobilizer Lamp * (Ignition OFF) N/A Blinking Slow Blinking: Vehicle is armed with the remote Fast Blinking: Vehicle is disarmed with remote
E Graphic Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp Continuously ON till Engine Starts Continuously ON Indicates engine oil pressure is low. Check oil level and top-up or contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
F Graphic Check Engine Lamp For About 2 Seconds Continuously ON or Blinking There is a potential malfunction in the engine system, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately
G Graphic Parking Brake ON/Brake Fluid Low Warning Lamp Yes Continuously ON Either one of below conditions- 1) Park Brake might be engaged 2) Brake fluid level might be low Contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately for assistance if lamp is not turning OFF even after checking the above conditions
H Graphic High Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp Yes Continuously ON or Blinking Continuously ON: Normal Blinking:Engine temperature very high (>108ºC). Contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistancey
I Graphic Head Lamp High Beam Indicator Continuously ON Indicates Head lamp high beam is ON
J Graphic Right Turn Indicators Slow or Fast Blinking Indicates right turn lamp is blinking Slow Blinking: Normal operation Fast Blinking: One /more right turn lamp bulb has fused. Have the bulb replaced
K Graphic Low Fuel Warning Lamp NO Blinking The fuel level in the fuel tank is low. Re-fuel immediately to avoid empty tank situation. If the lamp does not come ON or blink, contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
L Graphic Left Turn Indicators Slow or Fast Blinking Indicates left turn lamp is blinking Slow Blinking: Normal operation Fast Blinking: One /more left turn lamp bulb has fused. Have the bulb replaced
M Graphic Micro Hybrid-Stop/Start Lamp * Continuously ON or Blinking Continuously ON: Engine is in auto stop mode Blinking: Micro Hybrid is about to stop the engine
N Graphic Seat Belt Warning Lamp For about 2 seconds Continuously ON If tell tale is not turning OFF even after fastening the seat belt, contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
O Graphic Water in Fuel Filter Warning Lamp For about 2 seconds Continuously ON Indicates water in fuel filter. Drain the water from filter or contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
P Graphic Glow Plug Lamp For about 2 seconds Continuously ON Indicates a malfunction in the starting system. Please contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance
Q Graphic OBD Check Lamp (MIL) Continuously ON till Engine Starts Continuously ON There is a potential malfunction related to emission control system, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately
* if equipped / select models or variants only

4.3 Driver Information System (DIS) Overview (if equipped)

Sitting Position
A Day E Distance Traveled (DT) / Average Fuel Efficiency (AFE) / Distance To Empty (DTE)
B Time F Gear Indicator
C Date G Set Button
D Door Ajar Lamp H Mode Button



To avoid personal injury, do not operate or ride in vehicle until all occupants, including the driver, are seated properly in the vehicle.

5.2 Driver Seat

5.2.1 Sitting in Correct Position

Sitting Position

Follow the tips below for a comfortable and safe journey;

  • Sit in an upright position with the base of your spine pressed against the seat back
  • The driver and front passenger seat head restraint has 5 positions. Adjust it as close as possible to the above specified position, with the top of the head restraint even with the top of your head
  • Maintain sufficient distance between yourself and the steering wheel. Maintain at least a ten inch (10") distance from the centre of the steering wheel to your chest
  • The top curve of the steering wheel should align with your chin for ideal road visibility
  • Adjust your seat and seat back angle such that your wrists rest on the steering wheel
  • Ensure your legs are in bent position while fully depressing the clutch pedal

The seat should be adjusted while still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel and your view of the instrument panel controls.


Never adjust the driver's seat while the vehicle is in motion. The seat may unexpectedly move and cause the driver to unintentionally operate the accelerator or brake, or turn the steering wheel, causing loss of control of the vehicle, an accident or serious personal injury. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not in motion.

Never put objects under the seats. They may interfere with the seat-lock mechanism or unexpectedly activate the seat position adjusting lever, causing the seat to suddenly move, resulting in loss of control of the vehicle, an accident or serious personal injury.

While adjusting the seat, do not put your hands under the seat or near the moving parts. This may lead to injuries.

5.2.2 Front Seat Slide(if equipped)

front seat slide

Move the seat forward or backward by lifting the adjustment lever located under the seat front and release once the desired position is reached.


While adjusting the seat, make sure the latch engages fully and the seat is locked firmly in the desired position. An unlocked seat may move in a sudden stop or collision, causing injury to the person in that seat. Push and pull on the seat to be sure it is locked.

5.2.3 Front Seat Recline(if equipped)

front seat recline

To adjust the seat back, lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat, lean back, and release the lever at the desired position. To return the seat back, lift the lever, lean forward, and release the lever.

5.3 Head Restraint

The head restraint comprises of the padded portion which contacts your head and is inserted/locked in receptacles on the top of the seat back.

Your vehicle seats are equipped with head restraints which are vertically adjustable. The purpose of these head restraints is to help limit head motion in the event of rear collision.

Head restraint

Always align top of the head restraint with the top of your head or as close to it as possible. To raise the head restraint, press the lock knob and pull the restraint up. To lower the head restraint, press the lock knob and push the head restraint down.

The head restraint can be pulled out completely by depressing the locking button while pulling the restraint out.

Align the head restraint shafts over the holes on the seat top and push the restraint straight down till you hear the lock click.

Keep the seat back as upright as possible so the headrest is behind, not beneath, and almost touching your head.


Never drive with the head restraints not properly adjusted, head restraints removed or inserted in a flipped condition. With no support behind your head, your neck could be seriously injured in a collision.


Head restraints are provided for the front row and second row outboard occupants.

5.4 Folding of Seats

The second row seats cannot be folded.

The third row side facing seats can be folded as below;

  • Lift and fold the seat
  • Swing the seat cushion fully up
  • Fold the seat leg completely down
  • Secure the seat by running the Velcro strap through the hook provided on the back of the seat cushion and sticking the Velcro

To avoid serious injury, do not sit on or place anything on a folded seat back while the vehicle is moving.

At least once each month, inspect the seat belt webbing for any cuts, tears, or other signs of wear (such as fraying along the edges). Also inspect the anchors, retractors, and buckles to be sure they are tight and operational.

  • All occupants, including the driver, should always wear their seat belt no matter how short the trip in order to minimize the risk of severe injury in the event of a crash. In an accident, an un-belted passenger becomes a projectile, and can cause serious injury to himself or another passenger.
  • In a rollover crash, an un-belted person is significantly more likely prone to Injury than a person wearing a seat belt
  • In order to be properly buckled, you must always sit up straight and keep your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part must be worn low and tight across your hips, just touching the top of your thighs. While fastening the seat belt, the shoulder strap of the seat belt must pass over your chest and top of your shoulder. It must never touch your neck, face, the side of your shoulder, arm, or pass under your arm. The belt must always be flat against your body and not twisted in any way. Nothing, such as an arm rest, a pocketbook, or any external objects should be between you and the seat belt. Improper wearing of a seat belt will reduce the protection in an accident.
  • Seat belts should be adjusted as tightly as possible, consistent with comfort to properly secure the wearer in the seat.
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  • The seat belts provided for your vehicle are designed for people of adult size, must be properly used and maintained.
  • The seat belts provided for your vehicle are designed for people of adult size, must be properly used and maintained.
  • For usage of adult seatbelt to secure children refer to section on manual for child seat positions and use a child restraint systems
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  • Passengers should not move out of or change seats while the vehicle is moving. A passenger who is not wearing a seat belt can be thrown against the inside of the vehicle, against other occupants, or out of the vehicle during a crash or emergency stop
  • Do not use any accessories on seat belts or modify in any way the seat belt system. Devices claiming to improve occupant comfort or reposition the seat belt can reduce the protection provided by the seat belt and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash
  • An accident or emergency stop, can damage your seat belt system, even if the accident is “minor”. Please have your Authorized Mahindra Dealer inspect the seat belt system after an accident
  • Please be aware that any unsecured item in your vehicle, such as your pet, unsecured child restraint system, a laptop or mobile phones, can become a projectile in the event of an accident or sudden stop, causing injuries to occupants in the vehicle

Never use a damaged seat belt system. A damaged seat belt will not provide protection in an accident, resulting in serious injury.

  • Seat belt systems can be prone to abuse. They are not indestructible. They must be handled with care to avoid damage
  • Keep the belts clean and dry. Belt retraction may become difficult if the belts and webbing are soiled. If they need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or lukewarm water. Never use bleach, dye, or abrasive cleaners. These chemicals will severely weaken the belts
  • Retractors in 3-point type seat belts retract the seat belts when not in use. The inertia lock and coil spring allow the belts to remain comfortable on users during normal driving. During accidents or abrupt stops, inertia locks restrict the sudden forward movement of the wearer

Persons with serious medical conditions should also wear a seat belt. Consult your doctor for specific recommendations before travel.

second seat

Pregnant women must also wear seat belts. Consult your doctor for specific recommendations.

The lap belt should be worn snugly and as low as possible over the hips. The shoulder belt should be worn across your shoulder, but never across the stomach area. When worn properly, the seat belt will protect both the mother and the foetus in an accident or emergency stop.


A pregnant woman should never wear the seat belt across the stomach area. This could lead to serious injuries to the foetus and/or the pregnant mother.


Never wear twisted seat belts. Excessive forces will be transferred from the belt to the wearer, in a collision, resulting in serious personal injury.

Each seat belt is meant for use by one person only. Using one seat belt for more than one person at a time is dangerous. The seat belt will not be able to spread the impact forces properly leading to serious injuries.


Never put a belt around a child being carried on the occupant's lap. This could lead to serious injuries.

  • Reduce the possibility of being thrown from your vehicle
  • Reduce the possibility of injuries to upper body, lower body and legs during an accident
  • Hold the driver in a position which allows better control of the vehicle

Children who are too large for child restraint systems should always occupy the rear seat and use the vehicle seat belts. The lap portion should be fastened snug on the hips and as low as possible and the shoulder strap should be across the child's shoulder, not the neck or face. If you are unable to position the strap across the child's shoulder, the child should remain in a booster seat. Frequently check the seat belt to be sure it remains snug and in position. A squirming child could cause the seat belt to come out of position.

second seat

U — Suitable position for using universal child restraint system using seat belt and buckles marked with ‘ C R S ’.

Ø — Not Suitable position for using child restraint system using seat belt.

Always secure a child in a proper Child Restraints System in accordance with age and size of the child as recommended by the child restraint system manufacturer. Be sure to follow the Child Restraint System (Child seat) manufacturer’s instructions for seat belt routing.


Do not allow children to stand up or kneel on either the rear or the front seats. An unrestrained child could suffer serious injuries during emergency braking or collision.

The seat belt buckle marked with CRS comply with the requirements of AIS72 for use with a child seat. The Child Restraint system can only be used with the seating positions with buckle heads marked “CRS”.

second seat
Mass Group Weight of Child (kg) Fitting the child restraints system using seat belt
Group 0 0–10 Rear-facing child restraint system on the outboard 2nd row seats using seat belt.
Group 0+ upto 13
Group 1 9–18 Forward-facing child restraint system on the
Group 2 15–25 outboard 2nd row seat using seat belt.
Group 3 22–36



Bolero comes with two types of keys based on the model/variant;

  • Conventional
  • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)

Two conventional keys are given along with your vehicle. You can insert the key into the ignition with either side up.

open door outside

Your key number is shown on the plastic tag attached to the key. It is recommended that you record the key number and store in a safe place.

The keys operate all locks in your vehicle including those of the doors and ignition with steering lock. We advise you to keep one of these keys at a safe place for emergency use, but not in the vehicle. Should you lose your keys or if you need replacement keys, they can be ordered through an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.


Never leave the key in the ignition switch with children in the vehicle. A child could switch on the ignition, start the engine, operate power windows and other controls, or move the vehicle, resulting in personal injuries of bystanders and/or children seated inside.

  • Do not cover the key grip with any material that cuts off electromagnetic waves
  • Do not leave the key exposed to high temperatures for a long period, such as on the dashboard or hood under direct sunlight
  • Do not put the key in any liquid or wash it in an ultrasonic washer

To open the door from inside, pull the door lever away from door and push the door out to open.

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To open the door from outside, lift the door handle to unlock the door and firmly pull to swing the door open.

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Individual doors can be locked/unlocked from inside by using door lock tabs. Lift the tab (B) to lock and press the tab (A) to unlock.

A UnLock B Lock

The driver door and the rear tail gate can be locked/unlocked from outside using the key.


A key hole is provided in the driver door and front passenger door, to lock/unlock the doors manually from outside.

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The tail gate can be locked or unlocked using the conventional key from outside. Turn the key clockwise for locking the tail gate and anti-clockwise for unlocking the tail gate.

6.2 Central Locking System (if equipped)

All doors of the vehicle can be locked and unlocked from the driver door by the central locking system.

6.2.1 Central Locking/Unlocking All Doors from Outside

To lock/unlock all the doors simultaneously from outside using the conventional key, turn the key clockwise/counter clockwise in the driver door.

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6.2.2 Central Locking/Unlocking All Doors from Inside

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A Unlock B Lock

To lock/unlock all the doors simultaneously from inside, press the driver door lock tab inwards (A) to unlock or pull the tab outwards to lock all doors simultaneously.

6.2.3 Child Safety Rear Door Lock

Your vehicle is equipped with left and right side child safety rear door locks. When the lock mechanism is engaged, the rear door(s) cannot be opened from the inside. The door(s) can only be opened from the outside.

To activate/deactivate the Child-Protector Right Rear Door Lock push the lever down/up till you hear a distinct click indicating the activation/deactivation of the child lock.

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Mahindra strongly recommends that the child safety rear door locks be used whenever there are children traveling in the rear seat.


Ensure the child safety lock is de-activated if the rear doors are not operable from inside. However the rear doors can be opened from outside when the child safety locks are activated.

6.3 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System(If Equipped)

A RKE along with a conventional key is given with your vehicle. The front side of the RKE has three control buttons.

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A Key Open D Search
B Lock E Key Tag
C Unlock    

To open the key from the RKE unit, press the key open button (A) on the RKE. You can insert the key into the ignition with either side up.


Changes or modifications made to this system by anyone other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.

While programming a new key set, you will have to submit all the keys available with you, at an Authorized Mahindra Dealer. Please note that there is a limitation (max 2 keys at a time) to the number of keys that can be ordered.

If you make your own duplicate key, you will not be able to deactivate the anti-theft devices or start the engine.


If the key is stolen or lost, communicate to Authorized Mahindra Dealer for de-activating the function of the lost or stolen key.

6.3.1 To Lock and Arm the Vehicle with RKE

Press the lock button on the RKE for locking and arming the vehicle. When the vehicle is locked and armed using the RKE, the hazard lamps will flash once:

  • If any of the doors, except the drivers door, are open while locking the vehicle with RKE, the vehicle locks all doors (door locks) irrespective of the open door/doors. When the open door (s) is/are closed later, the vehicle is locked and armed
  • If the driver door is open while locking the vehicle with RKE, the vehicle is not locked or armed. Close the driver door and lock the vehicle again with RKE to arm the Anti-theft system
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6.3.2 Unlock and Disarm the Vehicle with RKE

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Press the unlock button on the RKE to unlock and disarm the vehicle. When the vehicle is unlocked and disarmed using RKE, hazard lamps flash twice.

If there was an unauthorized attempt on the vehicle by someone from the time you had locked and armed the vehicle to the time you press the unlock button of RKE, the hazard lamps flash.


Using the ignition key to open the door, when the vehicle was locked and armed with RKE will be treated by the system as unauthorized.

When vehicle is armed by RKE, opening the door from inside by operating the doors inner handle will activate the vehicle security alarm. If this occurs, press the “UNLOCK” button on the RKE to disarm the security alarm.

6.3.3 Search Function

Press the Search button on the RKE to locate the vehicle in a parking lot.

When the Search function is ON, the hazard lamps flash THREE times. You can turn it OFF by pressing the Search button for the second time.

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The alarm is muted when search button is pressed, if the RKE is in mute mode/function.

6.3.4 RKE Operating Range

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Using RKE, you can lock/arm or unlock/disarm the vehicle from distances approx. 30ft.(9m).


If there is reduction in RKE range, please follow the steps below:

  • Check the distance: The RKE may be too far from the vehicle. Stand closer to the vehicle during rain or bad weather
  • Check the location: Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signals. Take a few stpng to the left or right, hold the RKE higher, and try again. Moreover, closeness to a radio transmitter such as radio station tower, airport transmitter, mobile or CB radios may lead to reduction in range of RKE
  • Check the RKE battery: See battery replacement procedure, given later in this section
  • If the RKE is still not working correctly, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer

6.3.5 RKE Battery Replacement

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If the RKE operation is inconsistent when any of the buttons are pressed it indicates that the RKE battery is weak.

The rear side of the RKE is screw fitted. Using a small screw driver, unscrew and separate the two halves of the casing.


While prying the RKE case, take care not to damage the battery.

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Pull/pry out both the batteries. Insert two new batteries of 3V type (CR 2025 3V). While fitting the new battery, ensure the positive side of the batteries face up. Align the slot on both the halves of the RKE and press to fit. Check operation of the RKE.


Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board.

Do not mix old and new batteries while replacing. Both batteries are to be replaced together.

Perchlorate material needs special handling and disposal. Refer to local regulations.

6.3.6 If RKE is Lost

If you have lost the programmed RKE, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for procuring a new RKE.

While programming a new key set, you will have to submit all the keys available with you, to an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.


Only RKE transmitters programmed to your vehicle electronics can be used for remote locking and unlocking of your vehicle.

6.4 Engine Immobilizer System

The Engine Immobilizer System is a security system that prevents the vehicle being operated by an unauthorized person. The Engine immobilizer prevents the engine from being started unless it recognizes signals from the correct coded key.

The system is automatically activated when the key is removed from the ignition.


n order to safeguard the theft protection system of the vehicle, Mahindra will not supply EMS ECU (Engine Management System - Electronic Control Unit), vehicle keys and the ICU as a set for any vehicle.

6.4.1 Features of the Immobilizer System

  • Prevents the vehicle being started by anyone not in possession of the correct vehicle key
  • The vehicle is automatically protected after the key is removed from the ignition. At every ignition ON, if the vehicle does not recognize the correct key code, the engine check lamp will illuminate/blink and the engine cannot be started
  • The vehicle will not be protected until the key has been taken out of the ignition

    If the engine check lamp flashes or remains continuously illuminated after the ignition being switched ON, there is a system malfunction. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.

    Inserting the correct coded key in the ignition and switching the ignition ON, automatically deactivates the system. This enables the engine to start.


In the event of the vehicle not starting with the correct key, switch off the ignition and remove for a minimum of 1 minute before attempting to start the vehicle again.


Do not modify, remove or disassemble the engine immobilizer system. Any unauthorized changes or modifications can affect proper operation of the system and will void your warranty.

Do not attempt to install after market ‘push-button’ start systems. These systems may compromise your vehicle’s security system.


7.1 Manual Windows (if equipped)

Manual winding windows can be operated by rotating the glass winder.

Driver Door — Rotate clockwise to close/raise and anti-clockwise to open/ lower the window glasses.

Co-Driver Door — Rotate anti-clockwise (B) to close/raise and clockwise (A) to open/ lower the window glasses.

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7.2 Power Windows (if equipped)

Power windows can be operated only when the ignition is “ACC” or “ON” positions. Driver or front passenger can operate the power windows of all doors using the main power window switch located in the floor console next to the Parking brake. To lower/raise the windows push/pull the power window switches.

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Do not operate the power windows frequently when the engine is OFF. This will drain the vehicle battery.


If you operate the switch often during a short period of time, the system might become inoperable for a certain duration to prevent damage due to overheating. The system will return to normal functioning shortly. It is recommended to operate one window switch at a time.


While operating the power windows, check for obstructions like head, hand, etc. which may lead to personal injuries.

7.2.1 Power Window Lock Switch(if equipped)

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The main power window quadruple switch in the driver door trim has a window lock switch to enable or disable operation of rear passenger power window switches.

To disable the power windows, press the window lock switch. To revert to normal operation, press the window lock switch a second time.

7.3 Manual Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM)

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Integrated exterior rear view mirrors on both the sides facilitate maximum rear view information to the driver.

Both the ORVM’s are hinged and may be moved either forward to unfold or rearward to fold.


Do not overestimate the distance of the objects that you see in the mirrors. Objects seen in convex mirrors are much closer than they appear.

7.3.1 Interior Mirror

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The interior mirror has day and night (anti-glare) positions. The night position reduces glare from head lamps of vehicles behind you. Flip the tab on the bottom edge of the mirror to select the day or night position.

7.4 Exterior Lamps

The lighting control stalk is located on the right hand side of the steering wheel and is a part of the combination switch. It controls operations of parking lamps, head lamps, head lamp beam selection, high beam flashing and turn signals when the ignition switch is ON.

7.4.2 Turn Signals

  • Push the lighting control stalk clockwise (to stop position B) to indicate a right turn. The instrument cluster arrow lamp pointing towards the right flashes along with the right side turn signal lamps with chime indicating your intention of turning towards right
  • After you have completed your right turn, the stalk will automatically return to the neutral position. Both the right turn lamp and the right turn signal lamp switch OFF
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A Turn Signal - Left B Turn Signal - Right
  • Push the lighting control stalk anti-clockwise (to stop position A) to indicate a left turn. The instrument cluster arrow lamp pointing towards the left flashes along with the left side turn signal lamps with chime indicating your intention of turning towards left
  • After you have completed your left turn, the stalk will automatically return to the neutral position. Both the left arrow lamp and the left turn signal lamp switch OFF

You can signal a lane change by moving the lighting control stalk clockwise or anti-clockwise to the limit point of free movement of the lever and releasing it once you change the lane.


If the turn signal lamps on the instrument panel flash faster than normal, there may be a possibility that one or more of the turn signal lamp bulbs have blown. Replace the blown bulb immediately.

7.4.3 Lamps OFF

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Rotate the outer rotary switch on the lighting control stalk aligning the “dot” on the switch to “OFF” on the stalk to switch OFF all lamps.

7.4.4 Parking Lamps ON

Rotate the outer rotary switch on the lighting control stalk aligning the “dot” on the switch to the “1st detente” position on the stalk to switch ON the parking lamps

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The tail lamp, license plate lamp, side marker lamps, instrument panel illumination lamps and all interior switches are also activated when the Parking lamp is switched ON.

7.4.5 Head Lamp ON

Rotate the outer rotary switch on the lighting control stalk aligning the “dot” on the switch to the “2nd detente” position on the stalk to switch ON the head lamps.

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7.4.6 Head Lamp High Beam

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A Low Beam B High Beam

With the head lamp low beam ON, push the lighting control stalk down (away) from steering wheel to switch ON the head lamp high beam. The head lamp high beam telltale lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates indicating high beam option selected.

7.4.7 Head Lamp Low Beam

With the head lamp high beam ON, pull the lighting control stalk up towards the steering wheel to switch ON the head lamp low beam.

7.4.8 Head Lamp Flash

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Pull the lighting control stalk (from the head lamp low beam position) towards the steering wheel to instantaneously flash the head lamp high beam. The head lamp flash works even when the head lamp is OFF.

7.4.9 Head Lamp Leveling System

When the vehicle is either fully or partially loaded, it may have an upward inclination disturbing the head lamp aiming. A correct head lamp setting provides good visibility to the driver with minimum inconvenience to other road users.

To properly aim the head lamp beam, use the head lamp leveling switch. This switch is located on the right side of the steering column shroud in the instrument panel. This switch has three positions marked as 0, 1,2 & 3.

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Switch Position Vehicle Loading Condition
0 Driver only or Driver with Front Passenger
1 Driver + Front passenger + Rear seat occupied
2 All Seats occupied
3 All seats occupied with luggage OR Driver with luggage at extreme rear side.

Select the suitable switch position depending on the pay load as advised in the table.


The head lamp leveling should be done when the head lamp low beam is ON.

7.4.10 Hazard Warning Lamp

The hazard warning lamp switch is located on the instrument panel below the DDAS bezel between the central AC louvers.

To turn the hazard warning lamp ON, push the switch in. All the turn signal lamps flash. The instrument cluster turn indicator lamps also flash indicating the same. To turn OFF, push the switch again.

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Use the hazard warning lamp when your vehicle is stationary or to warn other road users to be cautious while passing your vehicle.


The turn lamps do not work when the hazard warning lamps are operational.

In bonnet open condition; the hazard warning flashes regardless of turn indicator position provided parking lamps are ON, vehicle is stopped and bonnet is open. This activates irrespective of IGN switch position. Pressing the hazard switch twice de-activates this feature. Mahindra authorized dealer can deactivate this feature permanently if not required.

7.5 Interior Lamps

Interior lamps comprise of roof lamps, map reading lamps and ignition key ring illumination. These lamps can be used for an illuminated entry. In auto mode, the roof lamps (courtesy lamps) and ignition key ring illuminate when any of the doors are opened. Once all doors are closed, the interior lamps switch OFF.

7.5.1 Front Courtesy Lamp

The front courtesy lamp is located in the roof console. The courtesy lamp can be switched on using the slider switch on the lamp.

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A. The courtesy lamp remains permanently OFF in this position

B. The courtesy lamp remains in AUTO mode (if equipped) in this position. The lamp remains ON as long as any one of the doors are open and switches OFF when all doors are closed properly

C. The courtesy lamp remains permanently ON in this position

7.6 Power Outlet (if equipped)


A power outlet is provided below the AC controls on the instrument panel for electric-powered accessories.

The power outlet is rated 12V/10A when the engine is ON.


To avoid serious injury:

  • Do not use a three-prong adapter
  • Close the power outlet cap when not in use
  • Do not allow children to use or play with the power outlet
  • When using electrical appliances, strictly follow the manufacturers instruction manual

Do not modify, disassemble or repair the power outlet in any way. Doing so may result in unexpected malfunction or fire, which could cause serious damage to equipment and/or personal injuries. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for any necessary repairs.


To prevent injuries and accidents, secure all electrical appliances before use. Do not use any appliance that may:

  • Distract the driver while driving, or hamper safe driving
  • Result in a fire or burn injuries due to the appliance rolling, falling or overheating
  • Result in a fire or burn injuries due to the appliance rolling, falling or overheating while driving
  • Emit steam, while the windows of the passenger compartment are closed
  • Never use the power outlet for electric heaters while sleeping
  • Never insert foreign objects into the power outlet
  • Never use malfunctioning electrical appliances
  • Never insert inappropriate or badly fitting plugs into the power outlet
  • Never insert inappropriate or badly fitting plugs into the power outlet

Accessories that draw higher power (i. e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, etc.) will drain the battery quickly and may damage the power outlet.

  • Use the power outlets only when the engine is running. Remove the plug from the power outlet after using the electric device. Using the power outlets when the engine is OFF or leaving the electric device plugged in for many hours may cause the battery to drain
  • Do not use the power outlet to connect electric accessories or equipment that are not designed to operate on 12V
  • Some electronic devices can cause electronic interference when plugged into the power outlet. These devices may cause excessive audio noise and may interfere with other electronic systems or devices in your

7.7 Utility Holders

7.7.1 Antenna (if equipped)

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Extend the antenna out to improve the reception of the tuner. This manually adjustable antenna must be extended and lowered by hand.


To prevent damaging the antenna, lower it before entering or passing beneath a low overhead clearance.

7.7.2 Cup Holders(if equipped)

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There are two cup holders for the driver and the front passenger in the floor console next to the parking brake.


Only sealed or cups with lid to be used in the cup holders. Use caution when using the cup holders. A spilled beverage that is very hot can injure the driver or passengers. Spilled liquids can also damage interior trim and electrical components..

7.7.3 Seat Back Pocket (if equipped)

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The seat back pockets are located on the back of the front seats for holding light weight papers/books.


To avoid injury, do not place large or hard objects in the seat back pockets. Do not put more than 1 Kg weight in seat back pockets.

7.7.4 Map Pocket and Bottle Holder (if equipped)

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Map pocket and bottle holders are located on both the front door lower trims. You can use them to store maps, books, magazines, small bottles, etc.

7.7.5 Glove Box

To open the glove box, lift the glove box lever up and lower the lid.

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To avoid the possibility of injury in case of an accident or a sudden stop, the glove box lid should be kept closed when the vehicle is in motion.

7.7.6 Grip/Grab Handle

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Grip handles are provided above the front (passenger only) and rear doors. A grab handle is also provided above the glove box for the front passenger.

7.7.7 Sun Visor

The sun visors can be used for either frontal or sideward shade, to reduce glare or to shut out direct rays of the sun. A vanity mirror is also provided on the back of front passenger sun visor. The sun visor can be swivelled to the side as shown in figure.

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Floor mats are provided in the front and rear foot wells to avoid stains on the floor carpet.

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Always keep the floor mats in their correct position to avoid interference with the movement of the accelerator or brake pedals during driving, which may lead to accidents.

Addition of multiple floor mats other than the one provided originally with the vehicle may limit the travel of clutch pedal.

7.8 Horn


Press the pad on the steering wheel to blow/sound the horn. The horn functions even when the ignition has been switched OFF.

7.9 Windshield Wipers

7.9.1 Wiper Control Stalk

The wipe/wash function can be activated only when the ignition is in “ACC” or “ON” position.

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A Flick Wipe (MIST)
B Off
C Intermittent (INT)
D Low Speed (LO)
E High Speed (HI)

7.9.2 Wiper Off

The wipe function is OFF when the wipe control stalk is in neutral position (B).

7.9.3 Flick-Wipe (Mist)

Push the wipe control stalk to position A for a flick-wipe, hold to operate the wipe continuously (simultaneously lift the wiper stalk towards the steering wheel to operate the wash). The stalk automatically comes back to position B when released.

7.9.4 Intermittent (INT) Mode

Intermittent (INT) wiping is selected when the wipe control stalk is pushed down to position C. In the INT mode, the wiper operates on preset intervals.

7.9.5 Low Speed Wiping

Push the wipe control stalk down to the position D to operate the wiper at a fixed low speed..

7.9.6 High Speed Wiping

Push the wiper control stalk down to position E to operate the wiper at a fixed high speed.

7.9.7 Rear Wiper (if equipped)

Rotate the outer rotary switch on the wiper control stalk to align the “dot” on the switch to the “1st detente” position on the wiper stalk to operate the rear wiper.


With the front wipers ON and rear wipers OFF, engaging the reverse gear activates the rear wiper.

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7.9.8 Wipe/Wash

Pull/Lift the wiper control stalk towards the steering wheel from any position to activate wipe/wash function and hold the stalk in position for continuous spray of washer fluid. Washer fluid from front washer reservoir is pumped and sprayed onto the windshield. The wiper operates simultaneously as long as the wash function is active.

To operate the rear wash (if equipped), the rear wiper needs to be switched ON; pull/lift the wiper control stalk towards the steering wheel. Hold the stalk for continuous spray of washer fluid from the rear washer reservoir.


If you switch off the ignition before switching off the wiper, the blades stop at random on the windscreen. When the ignition is switched on again, the wiper blades return to the resting position provided the wipe/wash stalk is in OFF position.


Using a windshield washer in freezing temperatures could be dangerous. The washer fluid could freeze on the windshield, and block your vision resulting in an accident. If you operate your vehicle in temperatures below 4° C, use washer fluid with antifreeze protection.

  • Do not operate the wipers when the windshield is dry. It may lead to scratches on the glass
  • It is recommended not to use the wiper when the windshield glass is covered with debris, snow or leaves. Clean the glass before using the wiper to avoid damage to the wiper blades and glass
  • Do not operate the windshield washer for more than 10 seconds or when the reservoir is empty

7.10 Instrument Cluster

The digital instrument cluster comprises of the tachometer, speedometer, tripmeter (A & B), reset buttons, odometer, fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, warning lamps and telltale indicators.

7.10.1 Tachometer


The digital tachometer indicates the engine speed in thousands of RPM (revolutions per minute). Each division is 250 RPM. When the LED indicator is above 3000 RPM (closely spaced divisions) of the gauge, it indicates that the engine RPM is very high and is in the danger zone. This leads to excessive engine wear and poor fuel economy. Maintain steady engine speed below 3000 RPM and do not accelerate or decelerate abruptly.


Do not over-accelerate the engine during idling, this can cause severe engine damage and would be treated as abuse of the engine which is not covered by warranty.

7.10.2 Speedometer


The digital speedometer indicates the current vehicle speed in kilometers per hour.


The vehicle speed is affected by size of the tires used. If the size of the tires are changed from those fitted at the factory, the speedometer might not display the correct road surface speed and distance travelled.

7.10.3 Odometer


The odometer reading is displayed only when the ignition is ON. It records and displays the total distance traveled in kms./p>

7.10.4 Trip meter and Reset Button

The tripmeter reading is displayed only when ignition is ON. It displays the elapsed distance travelled since the last trip reset. There are two tripmeter’s (A/B) which can be reset as necessary.

A Reset Button B Tripmeter
  • To select trip A, press and release reset button A for a second
  • To shift from trip A to trip B, press and release the reset button A again for a second
  • To shift from trip B to odometer, press and release the reset button A again for a second
  • While on trip A or B, press and hold the reset button A for more than 1 second, and release to reset the respective trip reading to zero

7.10.5 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

The digital engine coolant temperature display (A) illuminates when the ignition is switched on. The temperature bar/gauge indicates the instantaneous engine coolant temperature. The coolant temperature varies with changes in weather, load on engine and driving pattern. Temperature bar rising from 'C' towards 'H' indicates that the engine coolant is heating up.

Under normal operating conditions, the LED illumination in the gauge may be anywhere across the band below 3000 RPM.

When coolant temperature reaches 108oC, LED No. 7 from C starts flashing along with the high engine coolant temperature warning lamp (B)

When coolant temperature reaches 120oC, LED No. 7 & 8 from C starts flashing along with the high engine coolant temperature warning lamp (B)

In such situations switch off the AC and observe for any improvements in temperature display. If not, contact your nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer.


Do not continue driving the vehicle with a overheated engine. This will lead to damage of engine components and engine seizure.

7.10.6 Fuel Level Gauge

The fuel level display (A) illuminates when the ignition is switched ON. The fuel display bar gives the status of the fuel level in the fuel tank. F indicates the tank is full (8 bars/LED’s), E indicates the tank in empty. When the fuel level reaches the reserve/low fuel, the ‘E’ along with the low fuel warning lamp (B) starts flashing. The amount of fuel required to fill the tank up may be less than the specified tank capacity, as a small amount of reserve fuel always remains in the tank.


On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank, the fuel level may fluctuate or the low fuel level warning lamp may illuminate earlier than usual. Always check the fuel level when the vehicle is on level road.

If the low fuel warning lamp continues to flash even after filling sufficient fuel, contact your Authorized Mahindra Dealer as soon as possible.


Refuel your vehicle only after switching OFF the ignition.

7.11 Warning Lamps in the Instrument Cluster

A Parking Lamp J Right Turn Indicator
B Battery Charging System Warning Lamp K Low Fuel Warning Lamp
C Fog Lamp L Left Turn Indicator
D Immobilizer Lamp M Micro Hybrid-Stop/Start Lamp
E Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp N Seat Belt Warning Lamp
F Check Engine Lamp O Water in Fuel Filter Warning Lamp
G Parking Brake ON/Brake Fluid Low Warning Lamp P Glow Plug Lamp
H High Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp Q OBD Check Lamp (MIL)
I Head Lamp High Beam Indicator R  

7.11.1 OBD Check Lamp (MIL)

The OBD check lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and remains ON till the engine is started indicating normal status. If the lamp remains ON, it indicates a potential engine malfunction.

There may be a malfunction in:

  • The fuel management system
  • The emission control system
  • Systems which affect emissions

Such malfunctions may result in excessive emissions. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.

7.11.2 Check Engine Lamp (if equipped)

The check engine lamp illuminates when the ignition ENGINE ! is switched ON and goes out in 2 seconds indicating normal status. The lamp blinks or illuminates continuously if there is a fault in the engine management system. Contact the nearest Mahindra dealer for necessary repairs.

7.11.3 Immobilizer Lamp (if equipped)

The immobilizer lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and goes out in about 2 seconds indicating normal status. Constant blinking or remaining ON during ignition ON condition, indicates malfunction in the engine immobilizer system. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.


The immobilizer lamp flashes intermittently once the ignition is switched OFF and the vehicle security system is armed.

7.11.4 Parking Brake Lamp

The lamp illuminates when:

Parking brake is engaged

Brake fluid level is low

If the lamp illuminates while driving, do the following:

  • Check if the parking brake is engaged. If yes, disengage it
  • Check if brake fluid level is low. If yes, top-up brake fluid (DOT 4) to the required level

If the brake lamp still continues to illuminate, immediately get the vehicle checked at an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.


Clean the top of the brake fluid reservoir before removing the cap. Make sure no dirt, impurities or other items fall into the reservoir. Do not leave the cap off for more than a few minutes. Any contaminants, impurities or moisture in the brake fluid can affect brake operation, resulting in an accident.


If the brake warning lamp comes ON while driving, the brake system might not be working properly. The pedal might be harder to operate or might go closer to the floor and it can take longer to stop. Pull off the road carefully and stop the vehicle. Contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer for checks or repairs.


Driving the vehicle with the brake warning lamp ON or when you suspect brake trouble is very dangerous and could result in serious injuries. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for checks or repairs.

7.11.5 Turn Lamps

The turn lamp arrows in the instrument cluster flash showing the direction indicated by the turn signals. A sudden increase in the rate of flashing indicates failure of one or more of the lamp bulbs. Have them replaced as soon as possible.

7.11.6 Head Lamp High Beam Lamp

The head lamp high beam telltale illuminates whenever the head lamps are switched ON to high beam or when the head lamp flash is used.

7.11.7 Parking Lamp

The parking lamp telltale illuminates whenever the parking lamps are switched ON. The rear tail lamps and the license plate lamps also illuminate in this mode.

7.11.8 Battery Charging System Warning Lamp

The battery charging system warning lamp illuminates when the battery is not being charged or when there is a malfunction in the alternator.

This lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and goes out as soon as the engine is started. If the lamp continues to remain ON even after starting the engine, it is an indication that the battery is not being charged or there is a malfunction in the alternator. Check the alternator drive belt for looseness/breakage. If the drive belt is okay, switch OFF all unnecessary electrical equipment and recheck. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for further assistance.

7.11.9 Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp

The low engine oil pressure warning lamp illuminates when the ignition switch is turned ON goes out as soon as the engine is started. If the lamp remains ON even after starting the engine, or illuminates while driving, stop immediately, check the oil level after 2-3 minutes. If low, add engine oil to the “MAX” level and check status. If problem persists, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.


Operating the vehicle with the low oil pressure warning lamp ON could cause sudden unexpected engine failure and loss of vehicle control, resulting in an accident, personal injury.

Do not run the engine with low oil pressure warning indicator ON. This may result in engine damage, which will not be covered by the limited warranty.

7.11.10 High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp

The high engine coolant temperature warning lamp flashes when the coolant temperature is above 108oC.


Do not continue driving the vehicle with an overheated engine. This may result in engine damage, which will not be covered by the warranty.

7.11.11 Water-in-Fuel Warning Lamp

The water-in-fuel warning lamp illuminates when the accumulation of water in the fuel filter reaches the maximum permissible limit. The fuel filter needs to be drained. Contact an authorised Mahindra dealer.


Do not continue driving the vehicle with the water-in-fuel warning lamp ON. This may result in fuel pump/other fuel system component damage, which will not be covered by the limited warranty.

7.11.12 Micro Hybrid - Stop/Start Lamp (if equipped)

The Stop/Start lamp flashes when the vehicle/ engine is about to stop through the Micro Hybrid System. The lamp illuminates continuously when the vehicle/engine has been switched OFF by the Micro Hybrid System. On restarting the vehicle/engine again by using the clutch/key, the lamp goes out.

7.11.13 Low Fuel Warning Lamp

The low fuel warning lamp illuminates when the ignition is switched ON and remains ON after the engine has started also. When the fuel level in the fuel tank falls below the reserve limit, the low fuel warning lamp starts flashing.

Refuel sufficiently and the lamp stops flashing. If the flashing continues even after refueling, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.

7.11.14 Seat Belt Warning Lamp (if equipped)

The seat belt warning lamp illuminates reminding the driver to fasten the seat belts when the ignition is ON. The lamp will continue to illuminate till the driver fastens the seat belt properly.

7.11.15 Glow Plug Indicator

Glow plug indicator illuminates when the ignition is turned ON. It automatically goes OFF when the glow plug reaches the required temperature. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer if the glow plug lamp does not illuminate with ignition ON or illuminates while driving

7.13 Micro Hybrid System - Stop/Start (if equipped)


Let’s take a simple example of driving in traffic conditions within your city. Assume that your Bolero has stopped at a traffic junction due to a red signal. The following stpng illustrate how the system functions

  • The vehicle has come to a halt at a traffic signal, is in the neutral gear and the clutch pedal is released
  • The “Stop/Start” lamp in the cluster will blink indicating that the engine is going to stop shortly. The engine will shut down automatically after a specific time period
  • The “Stop/Start” lamp will illuminate in the instrument cluster indicating the engine was stopped by the Micro Hybrid System
  • Once the signal turns green, press the clutch pedal and the engine starts immediately
  • The indicator in the cluster goes OFF indicating that the engine has started again and you are ready to drive on

For auto stop to happen the following conditions are to be met

  • Micro Hybrid System is activated using the selection switch (refer fig. 90)
  • Bonnet is fully closed
  • In the current ignition cycle, the vehicle has crossed 2kmph at least once
  • Current status of the engine is idling
  • Vehicle speed is zero
  • Accelerator pedal and clutch pedal are fully released
  • Vehicle battery should be in healthy condition 0 OFF (De active) 1 ON (Active) FEATURES AND CONTROL © Copyright Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. v042013 7-34
  • Engine is warm (Engine coolant temperature is between 25°C and 100°C). This is an extra precaution to ensure safe working of the engine
  • Fuel temperature is less than 60°C • Gear in neutral

For auto start to happen the following conditions are to be met

  • Bonnet should be closed
  • Vehicle should have been stopped by the Micro Hybrid System • Clutch pedal is fully de-pressed
  • Gear lever is in the neutral position
  • Vehicle speed is zero
  • Micro Hybrid System is in active state

7.13.2 Overview of the Micro Hybrid System


7.14.3 Micro Hybrid - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What is the advantage of the system? The Micro Hybrid System aids in attaining better fuel efficiency on your Bolero and thus reducing your running costs. However, the mileage improvement will depend upon various parameters such as prevailing traffic, driving patterns, etc
  2. What are the other advantages of the system?
    • Since the engine is switched off during traffic signals/ jams, considerable amount of CO2 release to the atmosphere is avoided. This reduces global warming and thus provides us with a cleaner atmosphere to live
    • Ability to start the engine by pressing the clutch pedal
    • Reduces noise pollution at traffic signals
  3. Is it possible to start the engine through the clutch pedal for the first time? No, the engine can be cranked only with the ignition key for the first time. If the engine is stopped automatically by the system, only then it is possible to start the engine through clutch pedal.
  4. Whether the system will get activated as soon as the engine is started the first time with the ignition key? The system will get activated only after the completion of engine temperature dependent warm up period which may extend up to 15 minutes. This is to ensure better performance of the engine in terms of fuel economy and durability.
  5. Are there any safety precautions to be followed? Yes, when the engine is turned OFF at traffic signals/jams with heavy electrical loads like head lamp or AC switched ‘ON’. If the duration of such stops are long, it is recommended to keep the engine ‘ON’ and the Micro Hybrid System in ‘OFF’ position.
  6. What is to be done, if I don’t want the system to stop my engine at traffic signals/Jams? The system can be turned OFF by shifting the mode selection switch to the ‘0’ position.
  7. Whether the A/C will function, if the engine is switched off? No, the A/C will not work. However the blower will be in operation when the ignition is ON.
  8. What will happen if I keep the clutch continuously pressed at traffic signals/jams? The system will not stop the engine if the clutch is continuously pressed since it indicates the driver’s intention of moving the vehicle immediately. FEATURES AND CONTROL 7-37 © Copyright Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. v042013
  9. When the battery charge is low, whether the engine will be switched off? If the battery charge drops below a certain threshold level, the system will not stop the engine so as to preserve the battery from further draining.
  10. Whether I will be able to operate the engine with the normal ignition key? Yes, normal operation with the ignition key is always possible.
  11. Whether the vehicle will start (or) stop in gear? The vehicle will not start or stop automatically in gear to ensure safety. It will do so only in the neutral position of the gear shift lever.
  12. Whether the system will stop my engine in moving traffic? No, the engine will be stopped only when the vehicle speed is zero.
  13. Whether the audio system will be switched OFF, when the engine shuts down? No, the audio system will not be switched OFF and you can continue to enjoy the music.
  14. Whether the engine will re-crank whenever the clutch pedal is pressed? No, when the engine is running, the starter motor will not attempt to re-crank.
  15. If any component involved in the system fails, what will happen? The system has a built-in diagnostic module which understands the failure and immediately goes to bypass mode. In the bypass mode the engine can be turned ON and OFF by ignition key as usual.

7.14 Voice Messaging System (VMS) (if equipped)

A state-of-the-art Voice Messaging System (VMS), is provided to monitor and announce various warnings in your Bolero. This is in addition to the warnings on the instrument cluster. In addition to the welcome note, it monitors 8 fault signals from your Bolero.

  • One Driving Cycle: A cycle between one start to the next starting of the Engine. i.e. IGN Key: OFF > ON > START > OFF
  • 1st Ignition ON: Unit is powered UP for the first time and the ignition is turned ON
  • Enable Message: Press the VMS Reset Switch in the ignition OFF condition and hold it for 3 sec. All disabled messages will be enabled FEATURES AND CONTROL © Copyright Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. v042013 7-38/li>
  • Disable Message: Press the VMS Reset Switch while a particular message is being announced
  • Message All: The messages will be announced through the front right speaker, by disconnecting the Voice Messaging System front right (driver side) speaker from the audio system, even when the audio system is playing
  1. “Welcome to your Bolero. Take on anything with India’s No.1 SUV”. This message will be announced at ignition ON after every 12 hour cycle from ignition OFF.
  2. “Careful one of the doors are open. Please check”. This message will be announced twice in a driving cycle. The first announcement will be played in case any of the doors are open/not properly closed and when the vehicle speed is more than 5-10 kmph. Second announcement will be played after the vehicle covers 300 meters of distance and if any of the doors are still open/not properly closed. There will be no repetitions in the same driving cycle even if the fault is not removed.
  3. Attention please. Check the brake fluid level. It’s low.” This message will be announced thrice in a driving cycle. First announcement will be made if the brake fluid level is lower than the required level and ignition is ON (with vehicle not moving). Second announcement (twice) will be made, if the vehicle speed is more than 5-10 kmph. Third announcement (twice) will be made after the vehicle covers 5 kms after the 2nd announcement with the same condition. No repetitions in the same driving cycle, even if the fault is not removed.

    Driving the vehicle till the fuel tank is empty is not recommended, air may be sucked into the fuel system, which may require to be bled properly for engine to start. Refer to ‘After you run out of fuel’ section under ‘Fuel’ chapter for further details.

  5. “Attention please; drain out water from the fuel filter” This message will be announced twice in a driving cycle. First announcement will come if the ignition is ON and the fault occurs. The second announcement will come 60 seconds of the 1st condition and if the fault still exists.

    Contact an authorised Mahindra dealer for draining and cleaning of the fuel filter.

    VMS Reset

    The reset switch is located behind the driver panel (below the steering column), as shown below in the figure.

    The following messages can be temporarily disabled by pressing the reset switch while that particular message is being announced i.e., cancelling in the same driving cycle.

    “Attention please. Check the brake fluid level. It’s low.”

    “Attention please. The engine temperature is high”

    “Careful your hand brake is engaged.”

    “Attention please. Check the oil pressure. It’s low.”

    “Your Bolero is running on reserve fuel.”

    “Attention please; drain out water from the fuel filter”

    Pressing the reset switch while the ignition is OFF and holding it till “Welcome To Bolero” is announced enables all the disabled messages.


    No part of the voice messaging system is serviceable by the user. In case of any malfunctioning in the VMS, contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer. Under no circumstances, should the system be opened or repaired by unauthorized persons

7.15 R-ABS (Rear ABS) (if equipped)

Your vehicle is fitted with a RFID tag as per CMVR regulations on front windshield.

RFID tag may be used for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC).


Do not peel or remove the RFID.


8.1 Steering

Your vehicle is equipped with manual steering / power steering (if equipped). Power steering uses energy from the engine to decrease the driver's effort in steering the vehicle. The power steering system will give you good vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces. If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will provide mechanical steering capability to steer the vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during parking maneuvers.


Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may produce noise for a short amount of time. This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system. This noise should be considered normal, and it does not in any way damage the steering system.


Continued operation with reduced power steering performance could pose a safety risk to yourself and others. Have the vehicle serviced at specified intervals or whenever a power steering problem is noticed.

When driving in rough/off roads, hold the steering wheel rim, do not hold the wheel spokes. A sudden bump can jerk/ turn the wheel and injure your hand. This may also lead to loss of vehicle control.


Keep both hands on the steering wheel, with the thumbs resting on the outer wheel rim.

  • Never hold the steering wheel to the extreme right or the extreme left for more than a few seconds when the engine is running
  • Heavy or uneven steering efforts may be caused by low power steering pump fluid level. Check for low power steering pump fluid level before seeking service by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer
  • Do not fill the power steering pump reservoir above the MAX mark on the reservoir, this may result in leaks from the reservoir

If the power steering system breaks down (or if the engine is turned OFF), you can still steer the vehicle manually, but it takes more effort.

  • Under inflated tire(s) on any wheel(s)
  • Uneven vehicle loading
  • High crown in the centre of the road
  • High crosswinds
  • Wheels out of alignment
  • Wheels out of balance
  • Loose or worn suspension components

8.2 Brakes

Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear ( for XUV rear is also disc).

Disc brakes offer good braking capability and reduced stopping distance. Wet brake discs result in reduced braking efficiency. After a car wash or driving the vehicle through water, pump the brake pedal mildly while driving to remove the film of water from the brake pads.

Brake pads feature wear indicator. When the front brake pad is worn, then there is an indication in the cluster; the brake lamp will be ON (only in XUV). For all other vehicle the brake pads a metallic squeal noise is heard indicating the pad wear. Have them replaced immediately.


Driving with wet brakes is dangerous. Stopping distance increases considerably when braking.

Dry the brakes by driving at very slow speed and applying the brakes lightly until the brake performance becomes normal.


Even if the power assist (vacuum assistance) is completely lost, the brakes will still work. The brake pedal would be much harder than normal and the vehicle stopping / braking distance will be longer than usual.

8.2.1 Parking on a Hill/Incline

If you have to park facing uphill, select first gear and turn the front wheels away from the kerb. If you have to park facing downhill, select reverse gear and turn the front wheels towards the kerb. Always ensure that the vehicle is in gear and parking brakes is engaged before leaving the vehicle.

8.2.2 Parking Brake

parking break

To apply the parking brake, pull the park brake lever up as firmly as possible. When the parking brake is applied with the ignition ON, the brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates. To release the parking brake, pull the parking brake lever up slightly, press the release button on the lever tip and lower the parking brake lever completely.


The brake warning lamp indicates only the parking brake status. It does not indicate the degree of brake application. Be sure the parking brake is firmly set when parked and the gear shift lever is in gear. When parking on a hill ; first apply the Parking brake ; after that shift the TGS lever to the P position (for AT) and gear for MT. This will avoid the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of gear.


Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before driving off. Failure to do so can lead to brake problems due to excessive heating of the rear brakes. It will also result in reduced fuel efficiency; lowered brake pad life and rear brake squeal.

  • The parking brake should be adjusted as per recommended maintenance schedule
  • Always apply the parking brake when leaving the vehicle, and be certain to leave the transmission in gear. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to roll and cause damage, hit a bystander resulting in personal injury.
  • Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake or the gear shift lever. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could move the vehicle leading to accidents
  • The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle.

Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion can cause the rear wheels to lock up. You could lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident.


9.1 AC System

The AC system provided in the vehicle enables occupants to manually adjust the air flow distribution pattern, air flow rate and air temperature inside the passenger compartment. By appropriately adjusting the control knobs/switches provided on the AC control panel, located on the center console, the occupant’s comfort can be ensured.

The blower speed and air temperature can be adjusted by operating the respective control knobs. The air conditioner can be switched ON/OFF by operating the AC switch. Air flow direction can be further controlled by adjusting louvers of air vents.

Engine coolant is utilized to heat cabin air. For cooling cabin air, an air conditioning circuit based on the vapor compression refrigeration cycle is used. The air conditioning system uses a refrigerant along with a suitable lubricating oil. Although being non- ozone depleting, the refrigerant is a greenhouse gas hence once allowed to escape in the atmosphere, it adversely affects the environment by contributing to global warming/climate change.


Refrigerant used in system is a hazardous liquefied gas and is under high pressure. The refrigerant is colorless and has ethereal or faint sweetish odor. Exposure of refrigerant to skin or eyes may cause irritation and frostbite. They can also cause suffocation, dizziness and loss of concentration. When mixed with compressed air or certain other refrigerants, it may form flammable mixture. Never try to service HVAC system yourself which would involve refrigerant handling.

Multiple vents are provided for distributing the air, being forcecirculated by HVAC blower, throughout the passenger compartment. Various ducts supply air from the HVAC unit to these vents. Center, Side and Roof vents have got adjustable louvers.


To ensure sufficient air flow and hence adequate HVAC system performance, air flow path should be kept free of obstructions. Keep system’s air intake, located near plenum appliqué, free of snow, leaves and other debris. Also keep the area in front of air vents free of any obstruction inside the cabin.

9.2 AC Overview

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A Side Vents
B Center Vents
C AC Vents

9.3 Centre Vents

The two center vents are located below the DIS in the center console. Rotate the thumb wheel up/down to open/close the air vent. Direct air to the desired direction by adjusting vertical/ horizontal louvers (C).

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A Vent Open
B Vent Close
C Adjustable Louvers

Do not lift the vent fins up by force. This may lead to damage of the vent fins.

9.4 Side Vents

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A Vent Close
B Vent Open
C Adjustable Louvers

The two side vents are located one each at the left and right extreme ends of the instrument panel. Rotate the thumb wheel left/right to close/open the air vent. Direct air to the desired direction by adjusting the vertical/horizontal louvers (C).


Do not lift the adjustable louvers (C) up by force. This may lead to damage of the vent fins.

9.5 Blower Speed Control

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Blower force-circulates air through the HVAC unit and distributes it throughout the passenger compartment.

Blower is OFF when the blower speed control knob is set in the ‘OFF’ position. To switch on the blower, rotate the control knob clockwise to position ‘1’. To increase the blower speed, rotate the control knob clockwise further and select a higher number. To reduce the blower speed, rotate the knob counter clockwise and select a lower number.


To prevent the battery from getting discharged, never keep the blower running for long with the ignition switch at ‘ON’ position and engine switched OFF.

9.6 AC Control

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A Temperature Control D AC ON/OFF
B Demister E Blower Speed Control
C Heater

9.7 Temperature Control

temperature control

By operating the temperature control knob, temperature of air being discharged from vents can be adjusted to the desired level. Engine coolant is utilized to heat whereas the air conditioner is used to cool the air inside the AC unit. Based upon selected position of the temperature control dial, the desired discharged air temperature can be obtained.


For warm/hot air discharge ensure the heater is switched ON.

9.8 Air Conditioner ON/OFF

The air conditioning system is switched ON/OFF by the pressing the AC switch in the blower control knob. A LED (A) is also incorporated in the switch to indicate the status. The air conditioner is operational only when both the engine and blower are running.

When the air conditioner is functioning, air gets cooled and dehumidified before being circulated inside the cabin. In hot weather conditions, it will take a slightly longer time to cool the interior as compared to cooler weather. Fuel consumption will be relatively higher if the vehicle is being driven with the air conditioner

temperature control
  • In certain operating conditions when the engine gets overheated, the engine management system may switch off the air conditioner intermittently.
  • The air conditioner might not actually be functioning even when LED on the AC switch remains illuminated. This is to be considered as normal AC system operation.
  • During extreme cold weather conditions, the air conditioner may not function until temperature of the air near the evaporator rises above a pre-defined threshold.
  • When air conditioner is ON, moisture is extracted from the air. The resulting condensate is drained off from the vehicle. It is therefore normal, if you see a small pool of water under your vehicle.
  • The air conditioner should be operated at least for ten minutes once every fortnight, even during winter months. This allows AC system components to get lubricated periodically and ensures optimum system performance.

9.8.1 Rapid Cabin Cooling

air conditioner
  1. Make sure that all the windows are fully closed
  2. Set the blower to maximum speed
  3. Fully open the vents and adjust louvers to direct air toward face
  4. Turn the air conditioner ON
  5. Set the temperature control knob to extreme Right (coolest) position

Once passenger compartment reaches a comfortable temperature, blower speed and temperature control knob can be re-adjusted as desired.


If your vehicle was parked in the hot sun with all the windows closed, drive the vehicle with windows open for the first few minutes. This will help in venting the hot interior air out and allow the air conditioner to cool the cabin quickly.

9.8.2 Rapid Cabin Heating

front windshield
  1. Make sure that all the windows are fully closed
  2. Set the blower to maximum speed
  3. Set the temperature control knob to extreme Left(hot) position
  4. Switch ON the heater by pressing the heater button

Once the passenger compartment reaches a comfortable temperature, the blower speed can be readjusted as desired.


In extreme cold weather conditions, the engine coolant takes time to get heated up. Hence it might take a while for hot air discharge, even though blower is running and temperature control knob is set to hot position.


Do not use the heater for a prolonged period. Switch off the heater once the desired cabin temperature has been reached.

9.8.3 De-mist (If Equipped)

front windshield

For de-misting the windshield, follow the below procedure;

  1. 1. Make sure that all the windows are fully closed
  2. Set the blower to maximum speed
  3. Switch ON the heater. Hot air flows out of the center and side vents.
  4. Switch ON de-mister. Hot air from the center vents will be diverted to the windshield center vents
  5. For improved performance, close the side vents for full hot air flow towards windshield


10.1 Safety Tips - Before Starting your Vehicle

10.1.1 General

  • Before starting the vehicle, inspect the inside and outside of the vehicle ; look for any damages, leaks, loose parts, foreign objects/debris. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer if required.
  • Before starting your journey, check the working of all safety devices/components especially brakes, steering, lamps, signals and tires. In case you suspect any system/devices not working properly contact Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
  • Adjust the seat headrest, steering wheel and fasten the seat belt as described in this manual. Never perform any seat/ steering adjustments when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Start the vehicle only when seated and belted in the driver's seat.

The Engine Management System controls the engine's idle speed. When the engine starts, idle RPM runs higher than normal in order to warm the engine. The engine idle speed RPM reduces once the engine warms up.


Never start your vehicle in a closed garage or in an enclosed area. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always keep the garage door open or start the engine in an open area.

10.1.2 Mirror Adjustment

Ensure that the rear view mirror and both the ORVM’s are adjusted for an unobstructed view of the road behind.

10.1.3 Exterior Lamps

Have someone observe and confirm normal operation of all exterior lamps while you work on the controls from the driver seat. Also, check functioning of all lamps in the instrument panel.

10.1.4 Door Latches

Check for positive closing, latching, and locking of all doors, both from inside and outside.

10.1.5 Fluid Leaks

Check the area under vehicle after an overnight parking for fuel, power steering fluid, brake fluid, engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. If leaks are observed, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.

10.2 Ignition Switch

An illuminator ring is provided on the face of the ignition switch to help in locating the ignition switch at night. The ring will illuminate the moment the driver door is opened and will remain glowing till the driver door is closed.

ignation switch

LOCK — This is the ignition and steering lock position. The vehicle circuits and engine is completely switched OFF. The steering wheel is also locked and the key can be removed from the ignition only in this position.

ACC — In this position all electrical circuits are enabled with the engine in OFF mode. The steering is unlocked and can be rotated. Use this mode when you want to listen to music, use the wipers, etc., with the engine temporarily switched OFF..

ON — This is the ignition ON position. All electrical circuits are enabled. Some of the warning or information lamps will illuminate in this position. While some of the lamps will go out after a few seconds, some will continue to remain ON till the engine is started. When the vehicle is being driven, ignition switch remains in the ON position..


Preferably select the ignition ON position when the vehicle is being towed.

Do not leave the ignition in ON when the engine is OFF. This could lead to battery drain and ignition switch damage.

START — This position is to start the engine by cranking the starter motor. This is a momentary position. When the key is turned to start position, the starter cranks the engine. Once the engine is running, release the key, and the key reverts back to IGN position and the starter motor disengages from the engine.


Do not continue cranking after the engine has started. This will lead to damage of the starter and other engine components.


If turning the key is difficult, jiggle the steering wheel from side to side and try again. The key can be removed only in the LOCK position. When the key is removed, the steering column lock is activated and the steering wheel cannot be turned.


Never return the key to the LOCK position or try to remove the key, when the vehicle is in motion. Removing the key allows the steering wheel to lock. You will loose the control of the vehicle and may cause serious accident. Remove the key only when the vehicle is parked.

10.3 Exhaust Gases

Protection against exhaust gas entry into the vehicles interior is considered in the design of the exhaust system.

  • Vehicle exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Hydrocarbons and Particulate Matter. These are potential environmental and health hazards.
  • Avoid inhaling the exhaust gases. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas and can cause unconsciousness or even death.
  • If the exhaust system is damaged for any reason or you notice a change in the exhaust noise, have the vehicle checked by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.
  • IDo not start the vehicle in a closed garage or in an enclosed area where ventilation is poor for the exhaust gases.
  • ISince the engine compartment and exhaust system components are hot and can ignite a fire, do not park or leave the vehicle with the engine idling over dry grass, leaves, paper, rags or any combustible material.

Never keep the engine running when the vehicle is parked in an area which is not properly ventilated. This could lead to serious respiratory problems and/or death.

10.4 Starting the Engine

Make sure all vehicle occupants are properly seated in their seats and have buckled their safety belts. For more information on seat, headrest positioning, safety belts and their proper usage, refer to the “Seat Belts” section in this manual.

  • Make sure the gear shift lever is in neutral
  • Make sure the parking brake is engaged. Turn the key to IGN position but do not turn the key to start
  • Few warning lamps briefly illuminate. See “Warning Lamps in the Instrument Cluster” section for more information
  1. Shift the gear shift lever to neutral position.
  2. Apply parking brake.
  3. Turn the ignition ON.
  4. Wait till the glow plug lamp to switch off before the engine crank.
  5. Few warning lamps briefly illuminate. See “Warning Lamps in the Instrument Cluster” section for more information.
  6. Do not press the accelerator.
  7. Turn the key momentarily to the START position to crank the engine
  8. Once the engine starts, release the key; it will return to the IGN position

Do not continue cranking after the engine has started. This will lead to damage of the starter and other engine components.

If the engine fails to start, attempt to restart after about 10 seconds by toggling the ignition

If the engine fails to start even after repeated attempts as per the procedure given above, contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer


To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 seconds before attempting to restart the engine.


If the vehicle battery has discharged, use booster cables, a booster battery or a battery from another vehicle to start. Jump-starting a vehicle can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer to the “Jump-starting procedure” section in this manual.

If the engine still fails to start, contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for assistance.

The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will decrease as the engine warms up.

Observe the following when the engine is running;

  • All warning lamps are OFF
  • Low oil pressure lamp is OFF

After idling for a few seconds, release the parking brake, depress the clutch, shift the gear shift lever to 1st gear, release the service brake pedal, drive by releasing the clutch and depressing the accelerator pedal simultaneously.

10.4.1 Engine Idling - In Cold Weather

Avoid full throttle operation when the engine is cold and prolonged idling at low ambient temperatures. Long periods of idling may be harmful to your engine. Combustion chamber temperatures can drop so low that the fuel may not burn completely. Incomplete combustion allows carbon and varnish to form on piston rings and injector nozzles. Also, the unburned fuel can enter the crankcase, diluting the oil and causing rapid wear to the engine.

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10.5 Manual Transmission

The first few shifts on a new vehicle may be somewhat rough. This is a normal phenomenon, and precision shifts will develop within the initialfewhundredkilometersofrunning.

10.5.1 Gear Shift Lever

The gear shift lever shifts the transmission into various gears.

10.5.2 Gear Indicator (if equippe

The current gear shift lever position is indicated in the DIS on the instrument panel. The different gear positions can be selected using the gear shift lever.

gear shift

10.5.3 Neutral Position

This position stops the transmission of power from the engine to drive axle. With the gear shift lever in neutral and brakes released, the vehicle can move freely by pushing or towing. The engine can be started in this mode. It is always recommended to keep the brake pedal depressed in this position. It is advisable to shift into neutral when the vehicle is standstill for longer durations with the engine idling.


Coasting the vehicle with the gear lever in neutral and engine ON/OFF is not recommended. The steering and braking will be very hard without power assist while coasting with the engine OFF. In an event of panic braking, you will not have the power of engine braking to slow down the vehicle. This may lead to personal injury or accident.


Do not leave the vehicle with the gear shift lever in neutral position. Always engage manual parking brake before leaving the vehicle, to prevent any vehicle movement leading to possible injury to a by-stander or damage to vehicle.


Use the gears 1 to 5 as per vehicle load, road/traffic conditions or as per requirement. The current gear selection is indicated in the DIS.


Shift gears at suitable engine or road speeds to safeguard the transmission components. Avoid driving in high RPM’s (>3000 RPM).

Always depress the clutch fully before moving the gear shift lever from the current position to any desired position. Perform up-shifts or down-shifts one gear at a time, do not jump gears.


When parking on an incline, gear alone may not be sufficient to prevent the vehicle from moving. Always set the parking brake in addition to shifting the gear shift lever into gear. It is also recommended to turn the front wheels towards the road curb.

10.5.5 Reverse

This gear is to enable the vehicle to move in the reverse direction. Move the gear shift lever into this position only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.


Shift into or out of reverse gear only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed. .


For brief stops, e. g. at traffic lights, keep the gear shift in neutral and hold the vehicle with the brake pedal. For prolonged stops, it is recommended to switch OFF the engine and apply the parking brake. When stopping the vehicle on an uphill gradient, do not hold it with the clutch/ accelerator; use the brake to avoid unnecessary clutch wear/heat buildup.

  • Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Children could move the gear shift lever, which could result in an accident or serious injury.
  • On slippery/wet road surfaces, never downshift in order to obtain braking action. This could result in a wheel slip and reduced vehicle control.

To prevent the engine from laboring at a low RPM when driving uphill gradients or with your vehicle heavily loaded, downshift when necessary to maintain engine RPM within the best torque range.

Similarly while driving downhill, downshift to utilize the engine braking in an optimum manner.

10.6 Driving Your Vehicle

10.6.1 General Driving Precautions


Always observe the following precautions to minimize the risk of accidents leading to serious personal injury or damage to your vehicle.

  • Before you drive your vehicle, please read this manual carefully.
  • Before you start driving, check proper operation of the brakes and steering system.
  • If, while driving, you hear any strange noise or feel unusual vibration, or if you have any concerns whatsoever, or if any warning lamps illuminate or buzzers sound, park/stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible. Identify the cause and take any necessary remedial action. Contact your Authorized Mahindra Dealer if necessary.
  • Never overload or improperly load your vehicle.
  • Always be attentive while driving and follow safe driving practices.
  • Always maintain the recommended inflation pressure in tires.
  • Always drive at a safe speed appropriate for given driving conditions. You must follow the speed limits.
  • While backing up, keep a constant lookout for people, particularly children, or other obstructions or hazardous material that might be present behind the vehicle.
  • Avoid loading any items on the roof that will raise the vehicles center of gravity and make your vehicle more unstable.
  • Loaded vehicles, with a higher center of gravity, may handle differently than unloaded vehicles. Extra precautions, such as slower speeds and increased stopping distance, should be taken when driving a heavily loaded vehicle.
  • Always slow down in gusty crosswinds. Because of its profile and higher center of gravity, your vehicle is more sensitive to side winds than an ordinary passenger car. Slowing down will allow you to have much better control.
  • When driving off-road or on rugged terrain, do not drive at excessive speeds, jump, make sharp turns, strike objects, etc. This may cause loss of control or vehicle rollover causing serious injury. You are also risking expensive damage to your vehicle's suspension and chassis.
  • Maintain steering wheel control at all times, especially on rough terrains. Sudden changes in terrain can result in abrupt steering wheel motion. Make sure you grip the steering wheel from the outside. Do not grip the spokes.
  • If the vehicle goes from one type of surface to another (e.g. from concrete to gravel/sand/mud/snow) there will be a change in the way the vehicle responds, especially the way it responds to steering, braking and accelerating inputs.
  • Be extremely careful when driving on pavements made slippery by loose sand, water, gravel, snow or ice.
  • If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement, slow down, but avoid severe brake or steering application. Ease the vehicle back onto the pavement only after reducing your speed. Do not turn the steering wheel too sharply while returning to the road surface.
  • It may be safer to stay on the apron or shoulder of the road and slow down gradually before returning to the pavement. You may lose control if you do not slow down or if you turn the steering wheel too sharply or abruptly.
  • In an unavoidable emergency situation where a sudden sharp turn must be made, turn the steering wheel only as rapidly and as far as required to avoid the emergency. Excessive steering will result in less vehicle control. Additionally, smooth variations of the accelerator and/or brake pedal pressure should be utilized if changes in vehicle speed are called for. Avoid abrupt steering, acceleration or braking which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover and/or personal injury. Use all available road surfaces to return the vehicle to a safe direction of travel.

10.6.2 Off Road Driving Precautions

  • When driving off-road or on rugged terrains, never overspeed or make sharp turns. This may cause loss of control or vehicle rollover causing serious injury.
  • Maintain steering wheel control at all times. Sudden changes in terrain can result in abrupt steering wheel motion.
  • Do not drive horizontally or diagonally across steep slopes, your vehicle can tip over sideways. Driving straight up or straight down is preferred.
  • Drive cautiously to avoid vehicle damage from concealed objects such as rocks and stumps. You should either know the terrain or map-out your route before driving in the area.
  • Always perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off- road driving that has taken you through rough terrain, sand, mud or water.

10.6.3 Driving Through Water

Although your vehicle is capable of driving through shallow water, there are a number of precautions that must be considered before entering the water.


Never drive through still water that is higher than the bottom of the axle hubs. Not following this instruction will allow water to enter vehicle components causing internal damage to the components, affecting driveability, safety, emissions and reliability.

When driving through water, drive very slowly and at constant speed, less than 8 kmph. Drive with accelerator pedal in OFF and control speed using only the brakes. At higher speed waves can be generated by the front of the vehicle. These water waves may enter air intake, causing severe engine damage or cause a vehicle to get stalled.

You must slow down while driving through shallow water. Speeding may cause water to splash onto the windshield, impairing your vision In extreme conditions you may get a water wedge formation between the road and tyre causing loss of control in the vehicle.

  • The ground under the water might not be firm which could result the water being deeper than expected when driving the vehicle through it.
  • Do not stop or shut OFF the engine while immersed in water. It helps in preventing water getting inside the exhaust pipes.
  • When backing down a ramp, do not allow the exhaust tail pipe to immerse in water.
  • Water can wash the grease from wheel bearings, causing rusting and premature failure. It may also enter the differentials, transmission and transfer case, reducing the oil's lubricating qualities. If these are submerged in water, the lubricants should be replaced as required.
  • Water entering the transmission will cause deterioration in shift quality, locking up of your transmission accompanied by vibration, and ultimately damaging the transmission.
  • Sand, mud/sludge that has accumulated in brake drums and around brake discs may affect braking efficiency. This may also damage brake system components. Wet brakes cannot stop the vehicle as effectively as dry brakes. Drying can be improved by driving the vehicle slowly while applying light pressure on the brake pedal.
  • When driving through water, traction or brake capability may be limited. Always perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off-road driving that has taken you through water.

10.6.4 Flowing Water

If the water is swift flowing and rising (as in storm run-off) avoid crossing until the water level recedes and/or the flow rate is reduced.

The flowing water can erode the streambed causing your vehicle to sink into deeper water.

Determine the exit point(s) that are downstream of your entry point to compensate for drifting.

10.6.5 After Driving Off-road or through Water

Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than does most on-road driving. Always perform a maintenance inspection after each day of off-road driving that has taken you through rough terrain, sand, mud, or water.

  • After going off-road, it is always a good idea to check for damage. Completely inspect the underbody of the vehicle for any damages.
  • Check for accumulations of plants or bushes. or polyethylene / plastic These could be a fire hazard. They might also hide damage to fuel lines, brake tubes/hoses, etc.
  • Inspect all the tubes/hoses and check for any fluid leakages.
  • Get heat exchangers (radiator and condenser) cleaned.
  • Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on the chassis, drive train components, steering, suspension and brakes. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the values specified in the ‘Repair Manual’.
  • We also recommend that the vehicle be checked at the Authorised Dealer for any water entry into the transmission/ axle or the engine

Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might not have full braking power when needed leading to accidents. If you have been operating the vehicle in off-road conditions, get the brakes checked and cleaned as necessary.

  • If any unusual vibration is experienced, check the wheels for impacted material. Impacted material can cause a wheel imbalance. Get it inspected/corrected as soon as possible.
  • After driving through deep water, inspect your vehicle fluids and lubricants (engine oil, transmission/transfer case/axle oils) to ensure the fluids have not been contaminated.

10.7 Stopping the Engine

Your vehicle is powered by a turbo diesel engine. Before turning the engine OFF, always allow the engine to return to normal idle speed and run for few seconds. This assures proper cooling and lubrication of the turbocharger. This is particularly necessary after any hard driving.


To reduce the risk of personal injury, before turning OFF the engine and leaving the vehicle, always,

  • Keep your right foot on the service brake pedal
  • Turn front wheels towards the road curb
  • Switch OFF the ignition, turn the key to the steering lock position and remove the key
  • Firmly engage the parking brake
  • Move the gear shift lever to 1st gear position (reverse gear if parking on an incline)
  • Slowly release the service brake pedal
  • Lock your vehicle when leaving

10.8 Tips for Better Fuel Economy

Give due consideration to the points listed below for better performance of vehicle and enhancement of fuel economy.

  • Smooth, moderate operation will yield savings in fuel
  • Steady speeds without stopping will usually give the best fuel economy
  • Ensure that the parking brake is fully released
  • Idling for long periods of time will waste fuel
  • Anticipate stopping; slowing down may eliminate the need to stop
  • Sudden or hard accelerations reduce fuel economy
  • Slow down gradually
  • Drive at moderate speeds
  • Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy
  • The air conditioner may reduce fuel economy
  • Warming up a vehicle in neutral on cold mornings is not required and may reduce fuel economy
  • While idling put the gear shift lever in the neutral position
  • Resting your foot on the clutch pedal while driving will reduce fuel economy
  • Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving
  • Keep tires properly inflated. It is recommended to check your tire pressure in the morning when the tyre is cold
  • Use recommended engine oil. Refer to the Maintenance Section for specifications and capacities
  • Replace the fuel filter and air filter at the recommended intervals
  • Shift gears at the recommended speeds and rpm bands only. Refer to the gear shifting speed table for further details
  • Control the maximum speed between 90 to 100 kmph in 5th gear to achieve the best fuel efficiency
  • Follow the recommended maintenance schedule and perform the owner maintenance checks recommended
  • Heavily loading a vehicle or towing a trailer will reduce fuel economy
  • Carrying unnecessary weight may reduce fuel economy
  • Adding certain accessories to your vehicle may reduce fuel economy
  • Four-wheel-drive operation (if equipped) is less fuel efficient than two-wheel-drive operation
  • Driving on flat terrains offer improved fuel economy as compared to driving on hilly terrains
  • Close windows during high speed driving for better fuel economy
  • It is recommended to refuel in the mornings (cold weather condition)

10.8.1 How to Calculate Fuel Efficiency (Mileage)

  1. Ensure recommended tire pressure is maintained
  2. Refuel your vehicle till the fuel gun at the fuel station is auto- cut-off
  3. Reset trip meter to zero
  4. Drive at a moderate speed for a minimum distance of 150 km
  5. Refuel at the same fuel station till the auto-cut-off mode
  6. Assuming ‘a’ liters of fuel was filled and ‘b’ was the trip meter reading. Fuel Efficiency = b/a kmpl
  7. We recommend that point no.2 and point no.5 should be done in cold conditions (In mornings)

10.9 Fuel

Use commercially available vehicular Ultra-low Sulfur Highway Diesel that meets the BIS standard (IS 1460; 2010 BS IV / BS III specification or equivalent). Information on diesel quality can normally be found in the fuel pump. Please contact filling station personnel in case labels in the pump cannot be found.


Do not fill the fuel tank or mix the fuel with gasoline, alcohol based fuels, kerosene, etc. This will damage the engine, fuel and exhaust system components.

If you have accidentally filled the fuel tank with incorrect or non- approved fuel, do not start the vehicle. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer to have the fuel system drained completely.

10.9.2 Fuelling during Winter

During freezing weather if fuel is not winterized or is insufficiently winterized, waxing/gelling may start in fuel, leading to interruption in fuel supply to engine. For smooth functioning and reliable operation of the engine during cold weather conditions, use winterized ULSD which are available at the filling stations during winter months. Check with your fuel retailer for further details.


Avoid inhaling fuel vapors and any skin or clothing contact. Direct skin contact with diesel or the inhalation of fuel vapor may affect your health.

10.9.3 Minimum Fuel Requirement

It is recommended maintaining a minimum of 10 liters of fuel in the fuel tank. Driving the vehicle till the fuel tank is empty is not recommended. Always have sufficient fuel in the tank. Check the fuel level prior to starting your journey.


Never carry fuel in separate containers in the vehicle, it is dangerous and may lead to inadvertent fuel leak or spillage.

10.9.4 Fuel-Lid Opening and Closing (if equipped)


The remote fuel-lid (if equipped) can be opened by gently pressing the fuel lid switch (adjacent to the head lamp leveling switch) on the instrument panel driver side.

For manual fuel lid opening, use the key to open/close the fuel lid as shown in figure.

Turn the fuel cap counter-clockwise to open. Refuel and put the cap back in its place and tighten in the clockwise direction till three distinct clicks are heard. Close the fuel lid shut


Ensure the fuel cap and lid are securely closed before starting the vehicle.



11.1 Tire Information

A Radial tires or bias-ply tire - A radial tire has “RADIAL/STEEL RADIAL” on the sidewall. A tire not marked with “RADIAL” is a bias-ply tire.
B “TUBELESS” or “TUBE TYPE” - A tubeless tire does not have a tube inside the tire and air is directly filled in the tire. A tube type tire has a tube inside the tire and the tube maintains the air pressure.
C Tire Rating

11.2 Tire Rating

Your vehicle is originally equipped with tires supplied by a reputable manufacturer. If you ever have any questions regarding your tires, please refer to literature supplied by the tire manufacturer, or to the separate tire warranty provided by the tire manufacturer. You may also contact Mahindra directly, or the tire manufacturer.

The tire rating of your vehicle is;

  • 215/75 R15 100S

Tire rating is explained as below;

(A):215 (Three-digit number): This number gives the width in millimeters of the tire from sidewall edge to sidewall edge. This is called as “Section Width”.

(B):75 (Two-digit number): This number, known as the aspect ratio, gives the tires ratio of height to section width.

(C): R:This is the Tire Construction Code. The “R” stands for Radial.

(D):15 (Two-digit number):This number is the wheel or rim diameter in inches.

(E):100 (Two or three digit number): This number is the tires load index. It is a measurement of how much weight each tire can support.

(F): S: Tire speed rating or speed symbol. Never drive the vehicle faster than the tire speed rating. The speed

rating denotes the speed at which a tire is designed to be driven for extended periods of time under a standard condition of load and inflation pressure.

11.3 Tire Label (Vehicle Placard)

Tire Label (Vehicle Placard) is located on the front passenger side inner B-pillar. This placard tells you important information about tire size designed for your vehicle, and the laden/unladen tire inflation pressures for the front & rear tires.

215/75 R15
UNLADEN Front 2.1 (30)
Rear 2.1 (30)
LADEN Front 2.1 (30)
Rear 2.1 (30)

Never overload your vehicle. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance, resulting in an accident and/or personal injury.

Improper inflated tires can adversely affect vehicle handling or can fail unexpectedly, resulting in an accident and/or personal injury.

11.4 Tire Pressure

Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary areas are affected by improper tire pressure;

  • Safety
  • Economy
  • Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability

Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable and safe ride. Overinflating produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride. Both underinflation and overinflation affect the stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering. Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response or may cause the vehicle to drift left or right.

Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier tire replacement. Under inflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption.


The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed in the Tire Label (Vehicle Placard), located on the driver's door corner.s

11.4.1 Inspection and Adjustment Procedure

The tire pressure should be checked and adjusted, as well as inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage, at least once a month. Use a good quality pressure gauge to check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look properly inflated even when they are underinflated. At the same time, each tire should be inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage.

Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always cold tire inflation pressures. Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 km after a three-hour period. Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with temperature changes. Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per 7°C of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in the winter.

When it was new, the spare tire in your vehicle was fully inflated. However, a spare tire can lose pressure over time. In order to avoid being stranded, check the spare tire air pressure frequently.

11.4.2 Inflating Your Tires

Safe operation of your vehicle requires that your tires are properly inflated. Remember that a tire can lose up to half of its air pressure without appearing flat.

At least once a month or before long trips, inspect each tire and check the tire pressure with a tire gauge (including spare tire). Inflate all tires to the recommended inflation pressure.


Under-inflation is the most common cause of tire failures and may result in severe tire cracking, tread separation or “blowout”, with unexpected loss of vehicle control and increased risk of injury. Under-inflation increases sidewall flexing and rolling resistance, resulting in heat buildup and internal damage to the tire. It also may result in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of vehicle control and accidents.

Always inflate your tires to the recommended pressure even if it is less than the maximum inflation pressure information found on the tire. The recommended tire inflation pressure is found on the Tire Label which is located on the front passenger side inner B-pillar. Failure to follow the tire pressure recommendations can cause uneven tread wear patterns and adversely affect the way your vehicle handles.


If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing the metal stem in the center of the valve. Then recheck the pressure.


After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap (if equipped). This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the stem, resulting in an unexpected loss of tire pressure, an accident and/or personal injury.

11.4.2 Inflating Your Tires


Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly, resulting in an accident and/or personal injury. Always use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine them with other types of tires.

Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your authorized dealer for radial tire repairs.

11.4.4 Tread Wear Indicators (TWI)

Tread wear indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the indicators appear in two or more adjacent grooves, the tire should be replaced.


Avoid abrupt maneuvering and braking. This can cause tire deterioration and lead to loss of steering or braking control.

11.4.5 Life of Tire

The service life of a tire is dependent upon various factors including but not limited to;

  • Driving style
  • Tire pressure
  • Distance driven

Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow this warning can result in sudden and unexpected tire failure, leading to an accident and/or personal injury.


Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease and fuels.


Do not use a tire, wheel size or speed rating other than that specified for your vehicle on the tire placard. Combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension geometric and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling, stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control of the vehicle or the tire can unexpectedly fail, resulting in an accident and/or personal injury.


Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.

11.4.6 Snow Chains

Snow chains cannot be used on these tires.


In case of harsh winter driving conditions, it is recommended using winter tires with the same specifications for better stability, safety and performance.

Type 1 - Applicable for all 5 Steel / 5 Alloy wheels

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Tyres on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering, handling, and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates and develop irregular wear patterns.

Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a smooth, quiet ride. Follow the recommended tyre rotation frequency for your type of driving.

Type 2 – Applicable for 4 Alloy wheels and Spare wheel with Steel rim

It is recommended rotating the tyres as per the “Maintenance Schedule”.

The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross” shown in the diagram. The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off-road type tyres.

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Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a smooth, quiet ride. Follow the recommended tyre rotation frequency for your type of driving. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.

11.5.1 Changing a Flat tyre

Refer to “If you have a Flat tyre” section in the general chapter for details.

11.5.2 Wheel Tightness

When you change a wheel, remove all rust and dirt at all locations where the wheel contacts the wheel hub. Use a scraper or wire brush to be sure that you remove all rust and dirt. A loose wheel could have damaged or elongated the holes in the rim, or damaged the rim/hub assembly. If any of the wheel studs or nuts are damaged, contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer.


Always tighten the nuts in a crisscross sequence. Never use oil or grease on your wheel studs or nuts.

Never over tighten the nuts on the wheel stud. You could damage the stud or the nut.

Torque tighten the wheel nuts to the specified value at the nearest Authorized Mahindra Workshop.


The tyres fitted in this vehicle meet the requirements of BIS and they comply with the requirements under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR) 1989.


12.1 Hazard Warning Flashers

The hazard warning flasher switch is located below the DDAS in the instrument panel. Press the switch to turn ON the hazard warning flashers, all directional turn signals will flash to warn oncoming traffic. This is an emergency warning system and should be used only when there is an emergency. Use it when your vehicle is disabled and is a safety hazard for other motorists. Hazard warning flasher will work in all positions of the ignition key and even when the vehicle is fully locked.


With extended use, the hazard warning flasher may drain your vehicle battery.

12.2 Vehicle does not Start - Checks

Before making these checks, make sure you have followed the correct starting procedure and that you have sufficient fuel.

  1. Check that the battery terminals are tight and clean.
  2. If the battery terminals are firmly fastened, switch ON the interior lamps.
  3. If the lamps do not illuminate, glow dim or go OFF when the starter is cranked, then it indicates a weak or discharged battery. Try jump starting. Follow ‘Jump starting’ instructions given later in this chapter.
  4. Check the fuses in the Engine Compartment Fuse Box and Central Fuse Box.
  1. If the lamp illumination is normal, engine is cranking normally, but the engine does not start even after repeated cranking, it needs adjustment or repair. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
  2. During winter, use non-winter diesel or due to extreme cold conditions, the vehicle may not start. Contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer for further assistance.

To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.

Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place. Turn ON your hazard warning flashers and check for any malfunction lamps in the instrument cluster. Turn the ignition OFF, wait for approximately 90 seconds and try starting the engine again. If the vehicle still does not start contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.


If the engine stalls while running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not work. Steering and braking will be much harder than usual.

If the engine speed does not increase when the accelerator pedal is depressed, there may be a problem in the Engine Management System, electrical or electronic controls. In case of certain faults, the engine may go to limp home mode, which is indicated by the check engine lamp. Have your vehicle checked by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer as soon as possible.

12.3 Vehicle Overheating

If the needle in the temperature gauge in the instrument cluster is all the way up to the H and/or the high engine coolant temperature warning lamp is ON, your engine has overheated.

If the engine is getting overheated, the Engine Management System reduces engine power substantially and may even shut the engine OFF; it is dangerous to continue driving when the engine has overheated. You need to first cool the engine down before starting to drive again.

Follow the below instructions to cool the engine down

  • Progressively reduce the vehicle speed and bring the vehicle to a stop at the side of the road
  • Turn ON the hazard warning flashers
  • Keep the engine running at idle
  • Engage the parking brake
  • Switch off the air conditioner
  • Wait till the engine coolant temperature drops sufficiently such that the needle in the temperature gauge is around halfway between C and H

Now switch the engine OFF and carefully open the bonnet/hood to visibly inspect the engine cooling system parts. Be cautious while doing an inspection as vehicle parts will still be too hot. Verify that the engine coolant level in the coolant recovery tank is maintained between the 'Min' and 'Max' mark. Check for possible fluid leakages. Check for damages to heat exchangers and connecting hoses. Also verify that the radiator shrouds, engine fan blades and the engine belt all are in good condition.

If any evidence of failure is observed, contact the nearest Authorized Mahindra Dealer for help. In case, no system leakage/ failure is suspected, driving can be continued.

Either due to severe operating conditions or due to any system leakages or failures, the engine can get overheated. However if the engine is getting overheated repeatedly, even in normal operating conditions, get the vehicle checked by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer as soon as possible.


Refer to the 'High Engine Coolant Temperature' section under the 'Features and Control' chapter for details.


If the high engine coolant temperature warning is ignored, the engine shuts OFF abruptly to safeguard engine components from overheating and consequent failure. Abrupt engine shut- off can lead to uncontrollable driving condition and accidents.

Stay clear of hot and rotating vehicle parts while visually inspecting the vehicle. The coolant inside the cooling system is under high pressure and temperature. Never open the pressure cap of the degassing tank when the engine is hot. Not taking precautions may lead to serious injury to your skin/eyes.


For optimum performance of the cooling system you must maintain the required coolant level and use only recommended engine coolant.

12.4 Jump Starting

If your vehicle's battery has run down, you may be able to start the engine by using a standalone booster battery or a vehicle with a good condition battery.

But before going ahead with this procedure ensure that the battery is the cause of vehicle not starting. To confirm this, few simple tests can be conducted as follows;;

  • Check the headlights - Are they dim or bright? If they are dim, it's likely your battery is dead. If your headlights are bright, you do not have a dead battery and a jump start may not help
  • Try to start your vehicle -Does it turn over very slowly, or does it crank quickly? If it cranks quickly, you do not have a dead battery and a jump start may not help. If it cranks slowly, or not at all, you probably have a dead battery

    Open the bonnet and locate the battery (near the left side fender). Identify the positive and negative terminals.

  • The positive terminal will be marked with a plus sign (+) and will usually have a RED cable attached on it.
  • The negative terminal will be marked with a minus sign (-) and will usually have a BLACK cable attached to it

Check the physical condition of the battery. Inspect batteries for cracks, leaks or any other damage. If you find any of these things, do not jump start the vehicle. Call Mahindra Road Side Assistance or replace the battery. If the weather is very cold, remove the refill caps and check the condition of the electrolyte. If it seems slushy or like ice, do not attempt jump-starting until it thaws.

  1. Park the working vehicle near the disabled vehicle. Park the vehicle in such a way that the distance between both vehicle batteries is as small as practical. Turn off the engine, radio, lights, A/C, fans and all other electrical components. Make sure that all of these things are OFF in the disabled vehicle, too


    Don't let the vehicles touch each other.

  2. Wear safety gear (goggles or face guard and gloves) if you have it.


    It may be necessary to remove the disabled vehicle’s battery cables from the battery terminals and clean both cables and terminals. Use a stiff wire brush to remove all corrosion. Reconnect the cables to the battery terminals and jump the vehicle.

  3. Untangle and unwind your jumper cables. Like your batteries, your jumper cables will probably have red and black cables and will have heavy duty clamps to connect to the battery terminals. You must make sure that the red and black ends of your jumper cables never touch each other once they are connected to the batteries; permitting them to do so can result in serious arcing and/or damage to one or both vehicles

  4. Connect the jumper cables in the order described below;

    • Connect one red clamp to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery/disabled vehicle
    • Connect the other red clamp to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery
    • Connect one black clamp to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery
    • Connect the other black clamp to a piece of grounded metal on the dead vehicle, preferably shiny metal (not painted or oily) that is attached to the engine. Usually a nut, bolt or other protruding shiny metal will work. You may see a small spark when you connect to a good ground. As a last resort, you may connect to the negative (-) post of the dead battery, but this risks igniting hydrogen gas coming off the battery

    Make sure none of the cables are dangling into the engine compartment, where they could be exposed to moving parts.

  5. Start the working vehicle. Let it idle for a few minutes. Rev the engine a little above idle for 30 to 60 seconds. You do this to charge the battery in the dead vehicle. A good clean connection between the battery cables and the battery terminals is essential
  6. Try to start the disabled vehicle. If it does not start, shut the engine off and disconnect the last connection temporarily while you slightly twist or wiggle each of the four clamps to help ensure a good electrical connection. Restart the working vehicle again. Allow another 5 minutes for charging before attempting to start the disabled vehicle. If this does not work after a few tries, you may need to have the vehicle towed or the battery replaced
  7. Remove the jumper cables once the vehicle starts. Do this in the reverse of the order in which they were attached, and don't let any of the cables or clamps touch each other (or dangle into the engine compartment)
    • Disconnect the black clamp from the grounded metal on the dead vehicle
    • Disconnect the black clamp from the negative (-) terminal of the good battery
    • Disconnect the red clamp from the positive (+) terminal of the good battery
    • Disconnect the red clamp from the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery

    Replace any positive (+) red post protective covers if applicable (You have had to remove or open these in the beginning) These covers help prevent accidental short circuiting of the battery

  8. Keep the recently-disabled vehicle's engine running. Run the vehicle above idle (slightly revved up with your foot on the accelerator). This should give the battery enough charge to start the vehicle again. If it does not, you probably have a dead battery or a dying alternator

    Immproper jump starting procedures can result in battery explosion and acid burn hazard.

    Loosely connected battery cables could damage the electronic control units.

    To disconnect battery terminals wait for at least 2 minutes to allow discharge of high voltage or it could lead to personal injury.

    While disconnecting, always disconnect the -VE terminal first and while connecting, always connect the -VE terminal last.

    Do not connect battery terminals with opposite polarity, it will lead to alternator failure


    Towing a vehicle to start could be dangerous. The vehicle being towed could surge forward when the engine starts, causing the tow vehicles to collide, injuring the occupants.

    Modern vehicles with electronic management systems should not be jump started without ‘protected’ jump starter leads. It is necessary to refer to the owner's handbook for jump starting procedures for such vehicles.

12.5 Limp Home Mode

Limp home mode is an emergency situation declared by the EMS (Engine Management System) due to failure of one/more critical sensors/actuators. In this mode, the EMS (Engine Management System) will revert back to basic minimum requirement (fuel quantity / injection timings) to aid the driver to bring the vehicle back to the nearest workshop. Needless to say the drivability & fuel consumption will be greatly affected.

If vehicle acceleration worsens or if there is a drop in vehicle performance, there might be a malfunction in the engine management system which triggers/activates the Limp Home Mode. This condition is accompanied by the check engine lamp illuminating in the instrument cluster. In this mode, the vehicle speed is limited and the accelerator pedal may not function normally. It is recommended you contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately for assistance.

12.6 Towing

Towing equipment are of two types.

  • Flat-bed equipment - Your vehicle is loaded on the back of a truck. This is the safest and best way of towing.
  • Wheel-lift equipment - The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the tires (front or rear) and lift them off the ground. The other two tires remain on the ground.
  • Sling-type equipment - The tow truck uses metal cables with hooks on both ends. These hooks go around parts of the frame or suspension and lift the end of the vehicle off the ground. This is not a good method of towing as it may damage the vehicle's suspension and body. Avoid a tow with sling type equipment

12.6.2 Towing your Vehicle during Emergency

If your vehicle needs to be towed, call a professional towing service. If a towing service is unavailable in an emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed by a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing hook under the front bumper of the vehicle.


Use only the towing hook provided, for towing in an emergency. Do not tow by the bumper or any other part which may be damaged.

A driver must be in the vehicle being towed to steer and operate the brakes. Towing in this manner must be done only on hard-surfaced roads for short distances and at low speeds. Also, the wheels, axles, drive train, steering and brakes must all be in good working condition.

Avoid sudden starts or erratic driving maneuvers, which would place excessive stress on the towing hook and towing cable or chain, resulting in breaking of the hook or the chain.

If the engine is not running, the power assist for the steering and brakes will not be functional, making it harder to steer or brake than usual.

Use only a cable or chain specifically intended for use in towing vehicles. Securely fasten the cable or chain to the towing hook provided.


13.1 General Owners Information

Your vehicle has been designed for fewer maintenance requirements with longer service intervals to save both your time and money. However, each regular maintenance, as well as day-to- day care is more important to ensure a smooth, trouble free, safe and economical operation.

It is the owner's responsibility to make sure the specified maintenance, including general maintenance service is performed. Note that both the new vehicle limited warranty and emission control system limited warranties specify that proper maintenance and care must be performed. See Service Coupon Booklet for complete warranty information.

Mahindra technicians are well trained specialists and are kept up to date with the latest service information through technical bulletins, service tips and in dealership training programs. They learn to work on Mahindra vehicles before they work on your vehicle, rather than while they are working on it.

You can be confident that your Mahindra dealer's service department does the best job to meet the maintenance requirements on your vehicle reliably and economically.

Routine maintenance is the best way to help ensure you get the performance, dependability, long life and better resale value you expect from your vehicle. This is exactly why we've put together this Maintenance Section. It outlines the services required to properly maintain your vehicle and when they should be performed. The focus is on maintaining your vehicle while it's running great, which goes a long way toward preventing major repairs and expenses later.

Here are a few suggestions to help you get started on routine maintenance:

  • Familiarize yourself with your vehicle by going through your Owner's Manual
  • Take a few minutes to review this Maintenance Section
  • Make it a habit to use this manual to record scheduled maintenance in the Service Coupon Booklet
  • Consult with your Authorized Mahindra Dealer for all your vehicle's needs

13.1.1 Suggestions for Obtaining Service for your Vehicle

If you have warranty work to be done, be sure to have the right papers with you. All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history.

Make a written list of your vehicle's problems or the specific work you want done. If you've had an accident or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the service advisor know about it.

If you list a number of items and you must have your vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.

13.1.2 Need Assistance?

It is recommended talking to an Authorized Mahindra Dealer service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process. If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the general manager or owner of the dealership.

If an Authorized Mahindra Dealership is unable to resolve the concern, you may contact any Mahindra Customer Care executive. They would need the following information:

Owner's name and address, owner's telephone number (home and office), Authorized Dealership name, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), vehicle delivery date and mileage.

13.1.3 Warranty Information

Read the Warranty Information given in the ‘Warranty Information & Maintenance Guide’ for the terms and provisions of Mahindra warranties applicable to this vehicle. Mahindra genuine parts, fluids, lubricants and accessories are available at any Authorized Mahindra Dealer. They will help keep the vehicle operating at its best.

13.1.4 Protect your Warranty

Routine maintenance is not only the best way to help keep your vehicle performing as intended, it's also the best way to protect your warranty. Failure to perform scheduled maintenance specified in the Service Coupon Booklet will invalidate warranty coverage on parts affected by the lack of maintenance. We can't stress enough how important it is to keep records of all maintenance. Damage or failures due to neglect or lack of proper maintenance are not covered under warranty.

Keeping maintenance records is easy with the service coupon booklet

It's important to document the maintenance of your vehicle. For your convenience to maintain records of service, the scheduled maintenance coupons are provided in the service coupon booklet. Every time you bring your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance, be sure to present this booklet and certify the work. Also record the date of service and mileage at the time of service. This will make record keeping easy and, should your vehicle ever require warranty coverage, you will have all the documentation to show you've properly maintained it.

13.1.1 Maintenance Interval

Mahindra establishes recommended maintenance intervals based upon engineering testing to determine the most appropriate mileage to perform the various maintenance services. This protects your vehicle at the lowest overall cost to you. Mahindra recommends that you do not deviate from the maintenance schedules presented in this Maintenance Schedule. Oils, Fluids and Flushing

In many cases, fluid discoloration is a normal operating characteristic by itself, and does not necessarily indicate a concern or that the fluid needs to be changed. However, discolored fluids that also show signs of overheating and/or foreign material contamination should be inspected immediately by a qualified expert such as the factory trained technicians at your Authorized Mahindra Dealer. Your vehicle's oils and fluids should be changed at the specified intervals or in conjunction with a repair. Chemicals and Additives

Non-Mahindra approved chemicals or additives are not required for factory recommended maintenance. In fact, Mahindra recommends against the use of such additive products unless specifically recommended by Mahindra for a particular application.

Your vehicle is very sophisticated and built with multiple complex performance systems. Every manufacturer develops these systems using different specifications and performance features. That's why it's important to rely on your Authorized Mahindra Dealer to properly diagnose and repair your vehicle.

When planning your maintenance services, consider your Authorized Mahindra Dealer for all your vehicle's needs Get the most from your service and maintenance visits

Getting your vehicle serviced at an Authorized Mahindra Dealer adds great value to your vehicle in number of ways. Hence, it is recommended to service your vehicle at an Authorized Mahindra Dealer only.

13.1.5 Vehicle Self Maintenance - General Precautions

  • Refer to relevant sections of the manual before starting
  • Set the parking brake
  • Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly
  • Turn OFF the engine and remove the key
  • Stay clear of hot vehicle parts
  • Avoid repeated contact with fluids
  • Do not let fuel, coolant and other fluids spill over electrical and hot vehicle parts
  • Keep all open flames and other burning material like cigarettes away from the battery and all fuel related parts

Do not start/run the engine when any engine/peripheral parts are removed.

13.2 Opening the Hood

The hood release lever is located in the driver side foot well area, below the instrument panel. To open the hood, follow the stpng below;

  1. Pull the lever to release the hoodU42M01
  2. Lift the hood a little to access the safety latch holding the hood striker. This safety latch is located below the hood at the center
  3. Move the safety latch to the left and lift the hood to as much height as required
  4. While lifting the hood, release the unhinged end of the stay rod from its lock clip, swing the rod upwards and insert its unhinged end in the slot below the already lifted hood U42M01
  5. Allow the hood to be supported by the stay rod
  6. Do not apply any undue force on the bonnet when it is supported by the stay rod

  • Do not open the hood immediately after a drive; the engine compartment will be very hot.
  • Always double check to be sure that the hood is firmly latched before driving away. If it is not latched properly, the hood could open while the vehicle is being driven, causing a total loss of visibility, resulting in an accident.
  • Do not move the vehicle with the hood in the raised position, as vision is obstructed.

13.3 Closing the Hood

  1. Remove the stay rod supporting the hood by slightly lifting the hood
  2. Slowly lower the hood, while swinging down the stay rod and locking its unhinged end in the lock clip
  3. Bring the hood just a few inches above its fully closed position
  4. Now, release the hood and allow it to fall by its own weight. This ensures that safety latch firmly locks the hood in its fully closed position

13.4 Identifying Components in the Engine Compartment

A Front Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir F F Dipstick
B Air Cleaner Assembly G Battery
C Brake Fluid Reservoir H Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (if equipped)
D Clutch Fluid Reservoir I Coolant Recovery Tank
E Oil Fill Cap J Fuse Box

13.5 General Maintenance


Exercise extreme caution when the hood is open and engine is ON.

Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be performed frequently. In addition to checking the items listed below, if you notice any unusual noise, fluid leakages, smell or vibration, you should investigate the cause or take your vehicle to your Authorized Mahindra Dealer or a qualified service shop immediately.


Make these checks only with adequate ventilation if you intend to run the engine.

  • Front windshield washer fluid level
  • Engine coolant level
  • Battery condition
  • Brake/Clutch fluid level
  • Engine oil level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Fluid leaks
  • Hoses, joints and pipes for any abnormalities
  • Lights
  • Warning lamps
  • Windshield wipe and wash • Steering wheel
  • Seats
  • Seat belts
  • Accelerator pedal
  • Brake pedal
  • Brakes
  • Parking brake
  • Gear lever shift mechanism
  • Lamps
  • Fluid leaks
  • Doors and engine hood latches
  • Tire inflation pressure
  • Tire surface/thread and wheel nuts

13.6 In the Engine Compartment

13.6.1 Fluid Leaks

Check the engine compartment and the underbody of the vehicle for any leaks. If you smell fuel vapor or notice any leak, have the cause found and corrected immediately.

13.6.2 Engine Oil

Engine oil has the primary functions of lubricating and cooling the inside of the engine. It plays a major role in maintaining the engine in proper working order. Therefore, it is essential to check the engine oil regularly.

13.6.3 Engine Oil Consumption

It is normal for engines to consume some engine oil during operation.

Causes of consumption in a normal engine are as follows;

  • Oil is used to lubricate pistons, piston rings and cylinders. Thin films of oil, left over when pistons move in cylinders, are sucked into the combustion chamber due to high negative pressure generated when the vehicle is decelerating. This oil gets burnt in the combustion chamber.
  • Oil is also used to lubricate the stems of intake valves. Some of this oil is sucked into the combustion chamber together with the intake air and is burnt there.
  • Engine oil consumption depends upon the viscosity and quality of the oil, and upon the conditions in which the vehicle is driven. Oil consumption will be more due to high speed driving and frequent acceleration and deceleration. A new engine may consume more oil since its pistons, piston rings and cylinder walls are not conditioned.

13.6.4 Checking/Topping the Engine Oil

  • Make sure the vehicle is on level ground
  • Turn the engine OFF and wait a few minutes for the oil to settle down into the oil sump
  • Apply the parking brake
  • Open the hood, use stay rod to support the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat
  • Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level dipstick
  • Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again
  • If the oil level is between “Min” and “Max” marks, the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL
  • If the oil level is below the Min mark, add enough oil through the oil filler neck to raise the level within the “Min” and “Max” marks. Wait for few minutes after every top up for the oil to settle down before checking the level.
  • Oil levels above the “Max” mark may cause engine damage/poor performance.
  • Put the dipstick and the oil filler cap back and ensure it is fully/ properly seated.
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To avoid possible oil loss and injury due to hot blow-by gas, DO NOT operate the vehicle with the engine oil level dipstick and/or the engine oil filler cap removed.


Draining/Changing of engine oil should always be done by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.

13.6.5 Checking/Topping Engine Coolant Level

  • Park the vehicle on flat-horizontal surface. Keep the parking brake fully engaged. Shut-off the engine
  • Wait till the engine cools down and hence coolant temperature comes down to normal room temperature
  • The coolant level should be between “MIN” and “MAX” marking provided on the coolant recovery tank
  • In case the coolant level is below the “MIN” marking, the coolant should be topped-up
  • The coolant should be filled till the level rises above the 'MIN' but remain below the “MAX” marking on the coolant recovery tank
  • However if the Coolant Recovery Tank is found to be near empty, it is recommended that the system be checked at an Authorized Mahindra Deale

Never open the pressure cap when the engine is hot. Hot coolant may splash resulting in serious personal injury or severe burns by the erupting liquid.


Top up only with recommended Ready To Use (RTU) coolants for ensuring performance, anti-freezing and corrosion protection. Do not add water directly. Mixing with other brand of coolants is not recommended and should be avoided.


Draining or changing of engine coolant should always be done by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.

13.6.6 Checking/Topping Brake/Clutch Fluid

The brake and clutch systems are supplied fluid from the same reservoir.

The brake fluid level will drop slowly as the brakes wear, and will rise when the brake components are replaced. Fluid levels between the “MIN” and “MAX” lines are within the normal operating range; there is no need to add fluid. If the fluid levels are below the “MIN” mark, the performance of the systems could be compromised; the brake/ clutch operation could be spongy and gear change harder.

Top-up the recommended brake/clutch fluid till the “MAX” mark or contact an Authorized Mahindra Dealer immediately.

Carefully clean the cap on the reservoir before you remove it and be sure no debris fall in the reservoir. Do not keep the reservoir open for longer than necessary to add brake fluid.

Use only brake/clutch fluid that meets Mahindra specifications. Refer to ‘Lubricant and Capacities’ section.


Draining or changing of brake fluid should always be done by an Authorized Mahindra dealer.

13.6.7 Checking/Topping Power Steering Fluid

Check the power steering fluid level at the defined service intervals. Refer to Maintenance Chart for details.

The fluid level should be checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.


Driving vehicle with power steering fluid below minimum mark will damage steering system.

Use only recommended power steering fluid. Do not use other types of power steering fluids which may damage the power steering system.


Fluid level in the reservoir should be checked on a level surface with the engine OFF to prevent injury from moving parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading.

Follow the below stpng for checking and topping up the power steering fluid;

  1. Start the engine and let it run until it reaches normal the operating temperature
  2. While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel left and right a couple of times
  3. Turn the engine OFF
  4. Check the power steering fluid level in the reservoir
  5. The fluid level should be maintained between the “MIN” and “MAX” marks on the dipstick, integrated with the cap
  6. If the fluid is low, add fluid in small amounts, continuously checking the level until it reaches the correct operating range. Be sure to put the cap back on the reservoir
  7. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all surfaces

Changing of power steering fluid should always be done by an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.

13.6.8 Windshield Washer Fluid Top-up


If you operate your vehicle in temperatures below 4.5oC, use washer fluid with anti-freeze protection. Failure to use washer fluid with anti-freeze protection in cold weather could result in impaired windshield vision and increase the risk of injury or accident.

13.6.9 Windshield Washer Jet Adjustment

Your vehicle has two adjustable washer jets in the front with a single nozzle on the hood and one adjustable washer jet in the rear (if equipped) with twin nozzles. The washer jets can be adjusted using a pin, for correct spray direction on the windshield. Always, adjust the washer jet to hit the middle of the windshield

13.6.10 Checking the Wiper Blades

Lift the wiper arm from its position. Expose the blade lip for inspection. Clean the wiper blade lips with water applied with a soft sponge. If the wiper blade is not wiping the glass satisfactorily or is worn-out, cut, cracked or bulging get it replaced at an Authorized Mahindra Dealer.

13.6.11 Changing the Wiper Blade

  • Lift the arm and position the wiper blade at right angles to the wiper arm
  • Press the retaining clip in the opposite direction, disengage the wiper blade and pull it off the arm To prevent damage to the windshield, don’t let the wiper arm slap down on to it.
  • Hold the end of the rubber and pull until the tabs are free of the metal support
  • Carefully insert the new blade rubber. Then install the blade assembly in the reverse order of removal

13.6.12 Clutch Fluid Checking

The clutch fluid level should be between the “MIN” and “MAX” lines during normal operating range; there is no need to add fluid. If the fluid level is below the “MIN” mark, the performance of the clutch could be compromised; the clutch operation could be spongy and gear change harder. Top-up the recommended clutch fluid immediately.

13.6.13 Draining Water from Fuel Filter

To prevent fuel system trouble, the water accumulated inside the fuel filter needs to be drained off.

If the “Water in Fuel” warning appears in the cluster, the water from the fuel filter must be removed immediately.

For draining water from the fuel filter, partially unscrew the water level sensor provided at the bottom of fuel filter around 2-21⁄2 turns anti-clockwise. Let the water drain into a small container or tray. Tighten the water level sensor back firmly after draining the water.

13.7 Maintenance - Inside the Vehicle

13.7.1 Lights

Make sure the headlights, stop lights, tail lights, turn signal lights and other lights are all working. Check headlight aim.

13.7.2 Warning Messages and Lamps

Check all warning lamps appearing in the instrument cluster and DDAS. Refer to the relevant sections in this manual for further details.

13.7.3 Seats

Check that all seat controls such as seat adjusters, seat back recliner, etc. operate smoothly and that all latches lock securely in any position. Check that the head restraints move up and down smoothly and that the locks hold securely in any latched position.

13.7.4 Seat Belts

Check that the seat belt system such as buckles, retractors and anchors operate properly and smoothly. Make sure the belt webbing is not cut, frayed, worn or damaged.

13.7.5 Accelerator Pedal

Check the pedal for smooth operation, uneven pedal effort or stickiness. Check the foot well and remove obstructions if any.

13.7.6 Brake Pedal

Check the pedal for smooth operation and proper clearance. Check the foot well and remove obstructions if any.

13.8 Maintenance - Outside the Vehicle

The following checks should be carried out from time to time, unless otherwise specified.

13.8.1 Lamps

Check and ensure proper functioning of all exterior lamps.

13.8.2 Fluid Leaks

Check the engine compartment and the underbody of the vehicle for any leaks. If you smell fuel vapor or notice any leak, have the cause found and corrected immediately.

13.8.3 Doors and Engine Hood

Check all doors and latches including the tailgate for proper functioning. Make sure the engine hood secondary latch secures the hood from opening when the primary latch is released.

13.8.4 Tyre Inflation Pressure

Check the tire pressure with a pressure gauge every week

13.9 Battery

Your vehicle is equipped with a Mahindra genuine battery. For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery clean and dry. Also, make certain the battery cables are always tightly fastened to the battery terminals.

If you see any corrosion on the battery or terminals, remove the cables from the terminals and clean with a wire brush. To prevent corrosion, apply petroleum jelly to the battery terminals. Tighten loose terminals and hold down clamp nuts only enough to keep the battery firmly in place. Tightening excessively may damage the battery terminals.

13.9.1 For Best Battery Service

  • Keep the battery securely mounted
  • Keep the battery top clean and dry
  • Keep the terminals and connections clean, tight and coated with petroleum jelly or terminal grease
  • Rinse any spilled electrolyte from the battery immediately with a solution of water and baking soda

Do not disconnect battery terminals while the engine is running. This will adversely affect all electronic controllers.


While removing the battery, always disconnect the negative terminal first. And while installing the battery, ensure the negative terminal is connected last.

It is recommended that the negative battery cable terminal be disconnected from the battery if you plan to store your vehicle for an extended period of time. This will minimize the discharge of your battery during storage.


Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow battery acid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don't lean over battery when attaching clamps or allow the clamps to touch each other. If acid splashes in the eyes or on the skin, flush contaminated area immediately with large quantities of water.

A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep any flame or spark away from the vent holes.

Keep batteries out of reach of children. Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead components. Wash hands after handling batteries.

If the battery has been disconnected or a new battery has been installed, the clock (if equipped) and the preset radio (if equipped) stations must be reset once the battery is reconnected.

The replacement battery must meet the specification of the originally fitted battery.

13.9.2 Battery Charge Indicator - Amaron (if equipped)

A battery charge indicator is provided for Amaron batteries to view the charge status at a glance. Green indicates the battery is okay, and light blue indicates battery needs recharge or technical assistance from Amaron.

13.9.3 Battery Charge Indicator - Exide (if equipped)

A battery charge indicator is provided for Exide batteries to view the charge status at a glance.

Three charge indicators are provided which give the following information;

  • GREEN —OK (Battery condition good)
  • WHITE — Needs charging
  • RED —Add distilled water

13.9.3 Battery Charge Indicator - Exide (if equipped)

Check the electrolyte level and specific gravity at intervals of three months. Check all the six cells for proper electrolyte levels. If the level is below the lower marker, add distilled water until the level reaches the upper marker.

Adding distilled water;

  • Remove the vent plugs
  • Add distilled water to all the cells that require the fluid and secure the plugs properly

13.10 Appearance Care and Protection

13.10.1 Washing the Exterior

  • Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH soap
  • Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid. These products can discolor and spot painted surfaces
  • Never wash a vehicle that is ‘hot to the touch’ or during exposure to strong, direct sunlight
  • Always use a clean sponge or car wash mitt with plenty of water for best results
  • Dry the vehicle with a chamois or soft terry cloth towel in order to eliminate water spotting
  • It is especially important to wash the vehicle regularly during the winter months, as dirt and road salt are difficult to remove and cause damage to the vehicle
  • Immediately remove items such as gasoline, diesel fuel, bird droppings and insect deposits; they can cause damage to the vehicle's paint work and trim over time

13.10.2 Engine Compartment


Do not wash the engine or engine compartment with pressurized water.

13.10.3 Exterior Chrome

  • Wash the vehicle first, using cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo
  • Use the custom bright metal cleaners, available at your Authorized Mahindra Dealer. Apply the product as you would wax to clean chrome parts; allow the cleaner to dry for a few minutes, and then wipe off the haze with a clean, dry rag
  • Never use abrasive materials such as steel wool or plastic pads as they can leave scratches on the chrome surface
  • After polishing the chrome parts, you can also apply a coating of Premium Liquid Wax, available at your Authorized Mahindra Dealer, or an equivalent quality product to help protect from environmental effects

13.10.5 Aluminium Wheels And Wheel Covers (if equipped)

Aluminum wheels and wheel covers are coated with a clear coat of paint finish. In order to maintain their shine;

  • Clean weekly with wheel and tire cleaner, which is available at your Authorized Mahindra Dealer. Heavy dirt and brake dust accumulation may require agitation with a sponge. Rinse thoroughly with a strong stream of water
  • Never apply any cleaning chemicals to hot or warm wheel rims or covers
  • Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high caustic-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuels or strong household detergents

13.10.6 Plastic (Non-painted) Exterior Parts

Use only approved products to clean plastic parts. These products are available with your authorized dealer. You can use these cleaners;

  • For routine cleaning of plastic parts
  • For tar or grease spots
  • For plastic head lamp lenses

13.10.7 Windows and Wiper Blades

The front/rear windshield, side windows and the wiper blades should be cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the vehicle's glass or the wiper blades may be the cause. These may include hot wax treatments used by commercial car washes, water repellent coatings, tree sap, or other organic contamination; these contaminants may cause squeaking or chatter noise from the blades, and streaking and smearing of the windshield. To clean these items follow these tips;

  • The windshield, rear windows and side windows may be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner such as Clear Spray Glass Cleaner, available at your Authorized Mahindra Dealer.
  • The wiper blades can be cleaned with alcohol or Premium Windshield Washer Concentrate, available at your Authorized Mahindra Dealer. This washer fluid contains a special solution in addition to alcohol which helps remove the hot wax deposited on the wiper blade and windshield. Be sure to replace wiper blades when they appear worn or do not function properly.
  • Do not use abrasives, as they may cause scratches.
  • Do not use fuel, kerosene, or paint thinner to clean any glass parts.

If you cannot remove those streaks after cleaning with the glass cleaner or if the wipers chatter and move in a jerky motion, clean the outer surface of the windshield and the wiper blades using a sponge or soft cloth with a neutral detergent or mild-abrasive cleaning solution. After cleaning, rinse the windshield and wiper blades with clean water. The windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse the windshield with water.

Do not use sharp objects, such as a razor blade, to remove decals, as it may cause damage to the glass or rear windshield heater grid lines (if equipped).

13.10.8 Instrument Panel/Interior Trim and Cluster Lens


Do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents when cleaning the steering wheel or instrument panel.

Clean the instrument panel, interior trim areas and cluster lens with a clean and damp white cotton cloth, then with a clean and dry white cotton cloth; you may also use Dash and Vinyl Cleaner on the instrument panel and interior trim areas.

  • Avoid cleaners or polishes that increase the gloss of the upper portion of the instrument panel. The dull finish in this area helps protect the driver from undesirable windshield reflection
  • Do not use household or glass cleaners as these may damage the finish of the instrument panel, interior trim and cluster lens

If a staining liquid like coffee/juice has been spilled on the instrument panel or on the interior trim surfaces, clean as follows;

  • Wipe up spilled liquid using a clean white cotton cloth
  • Apply Vinyl Cleaner to the wiped area and spread around evenly
  • Apply cleaner to a clean white cotton cloth and press the cloth onto the soiled area and allow this to set in at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • Remove the soaked cloth, and if it is not soiled badly, use this cloth to clean the area with a rubbing motion for 60 seconds
  • Following this, wipe area dry with a clean white cotton cloth

13.10.9 Interior Maintenance

For fabric, carpets, cloth seats, safety belts and seats:

  • Remove dust and loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner
  • Remove light stains and soil with carpet and upholstery cleaner
  • If grease or tar is present on the material, spot-clean the area first with a stain remover
  • Do not use household cleaning products or glass cleaners, which can stain and discolor the fabric and affect the flame retardant abilities of the seat materials
  • Do not use cleaning solvents, bleach or dye on the vehicle's safety belts, as these actions may weaken the belt webbing.

13.10.10 Leather Seats (where applicable)

Your leather seating surfaces have a clear, protective coating over the leather.

  • To clean, use a soft cloth with a leather and vinyl cleaner. Dry the area with a soft cloth
  • To help maintain its resiliency and color, use the leather care kit, available from an Authorized Mahindra Dealer
  • Do not use household cleaning products, alcohol solutions, solvents or cleaners intended for rubber, vinyl and plastics, or oil/petroleum-based leather conditioners. These products may cause premature wearing of the clear, protective coating

In some instances, a color or dye transfer can occur when wet clothing comes in contact with leather upholstery. If this occurs, clean the leather immediately to avoid permanent staining.

13.10.11 Underbody

Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and door drain holes free from packed dirt. You can also use an anti-corrosion spray for the underbody to avoid rusting and corrosion especially for vehicles in coastal places.

13.11 Air Conditioning System Maintenance

Your vehicle's air-conditioning is a sealed system. Any major maintenance, such as recharging should be done by a qualified technician. However, you can do a few things by yourself to make sure the air conditioning works efficiently. Run the air-conditioning system at least once a week, even during the cold weather months. Run it for at least ten minutes with the engine running at normal operating temperature. This circulates the lubricating oil contained in the refrigerant.


Whenever you get the air-conditioning system serviced, make sure the service facility uses a refrigerant recycling system. This system captures the refrigerant for re-use. Releasing the refrigerant into the atmosphere may cause damage to the environment.

13.12 Vehicle Storage

If you are leaving your vehicle for more than 2 weeks you may want to take stopping to protect your battery. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service (i. e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh air mode and high blower speed setting. This will ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again.

It is recommended storing the vehicle in a covered, clean, dry, well leveled, ventilated and closed place.

13.13 Winter Care

13.13.1 Dealing With Ice

Make sure you have window ice scrapers and de-icers for the locks. When you're stuck, having a small shovel is useful to dig out of the snow. The weight of a bag of sand in the trunk will give added traction in rear-wheel drive vehicles and can be used to sprinkle on the snow and ice to gain better traction. And don't forget personal protection such as a warm coat, hat, gloves and a blanket, in case you get stuck in a storm.

13.13.2 Keep Enough Fuel in the Tank

Never let the fuel level in the tank drop below the half-full mark. A sudden storm with unexpected heavy rains could leave you stranded for hours. Having adequate fuel supply will allow you to idle the engine from time to time to keep warm.Do not:

  • Tap the ice on the window to crack it or chip it for a good place to start scraping. You could end up cracking more than the ice and end up with a cracked or shattered windshield/ window
  • Pour warm or hot water on the windshield to melt ice. This will crack your windshield
13.13.3 During Winter Storage

Start the engine occasionally, here are a few pointers to keep in mind;

  • Run it in a well ventilated area. Carbon monoxide can build up quickly
  • Run for a minimum of 20 minutes to allow the engine to come up to the normal operating temperature. This will allow the oil to circulate and will also open up the thermostat so that your radiator anti-freeze circulates as well
  • Start up the air conditioner and/or heater and run both for 10 minutes or so. Again, circulating fluids is essential for good life of the system
  • If your vehicle has power steering, you may want to turn the wheels a few times to keep the fluids flowing

13.13.4 Exterior

Wash and wax your car to provide an extra layer of protection to your paint.

13.13.5 Vinyl and Rubber

Use a good conditioner on all vinyl and rubber parts to prevent from drying out.

13.13.6 Interior

Clean the glass, shampoo the carpets, dig in between the seats to see what's there, clean the upholstery in all nooks and corners.

13.13.7 Engine

Check all hoses and wires to make sure everything is in good condition and replace any that need to be. The last thing to do is to make sure the internal components of the engine remain lubricated and don't corrode.


If the engine is being started after a very long period of non-use, warm up the engine at an idle speed for 2-3 minutes before driving the vehicle.

13.14 Bulb Replacement

13.14.1 Head Lamp Bulb Replacement


The head lamp bulb can be replaced without removing the head lamp assembly from the vehicle. The head lamp assembly has been removed here for illustration purpose only.

To replace the head lamp bulb;

  • Ensure ignition is switched OFF
  • Remove rear dust cover from the head lamp
  • Remove the bulb assembly with connector from the head lamp by unlocking the wire clamp
  • Detach the bulb assembly from the wiring connector near to the head lamp
  • Insert the connector into the new bulb (of the same wattage), and follow the reverse procedure to assemble the bulb assembly in the headlight assembly
  • Clamp the bulb assembly by wire clamp properly

Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol.


To avoid burning yourself, do not replace the light bulbs when they are hot. Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and are to be handled with special care. Mishandling it may cause the bulb to burst or shatter. Hold the bulb with its metal/plastic holder/base and do not touch the glass part with bare hands.

Using bulbs with units of higher output capacity/wattage is illegal and may damage your vehicle’s electrical system.

Replacement bulbs must meet the specification of originally fitted bulbs.

13.15 Scheduled Maintenance

The scheduled maintenance jobs listed in the ‘Scheduled Maintenance Chart’ are those required to be carried out at regular predetermined intervals.

To make sure that your vehicle runs efficiently all the time, follow the maintenance schedule. The service interval for the scheduled maintenance is determined by the odometer reading. Take your vehicle to an Authorized Mahindra Service Station only. Trained technicians and genuine Mahindra parts at Mahindra Authorized service stations are best for your vehicle. They will perform all the scheduled maintenance jobs reliably and economically. Inadequate, incomplete and insufficient servicing may result in problems.

The owner should retain records/documents that proper maintenance has been performed as prescribed.

13.16 Maintenance Schedule Chart

Description Change Interval Free Services Paid Services
3000 10000 20000 30000 40000 50000 60000 70000 80000 90000 100000
A = Adjust as Necessary I = Inspect and correct. Replace if worn out or faulty R = Replace L = Lubricate C = Clean
Engine Oil 1 First 3000, 10000, then every 10000 km R R R R R R R R R R R
Engine Oil Filter First 3000, 10000, then every 10000 km R   R   R   R   R   R
Accessory Drive Belts Replace at every 100000 kms l l l l l l l l l l R
Coolant 3 Replace at 60000, 140000 then every 80000 kms l l l l l l R l l l l
Air, Fuel and Exhaust
Air filter element Replace every 40000 kms C C C C R C C C R C C
Fuel Filter Element Replace every 30000 Kms       R     R     R  
Water in Fuel Filter D   C C C   C C   C C   C
Transmission Oil 2 First 10000, 100000, then every 100000 kms   R                 R
Axles, Wheels and Tires
Differential Oil (Rear)2 First 10000, then every 60000 kms   R           R      
Wheel Bearings Lubricate every 50000 kms           L         L
Tire Rotation *     I I I I I I I I I I
Brake & Clutch Fluid - Level & Leak Check B Replace every 40000 kms or 2 years I I I I R I I I R I I
Brake Pads/Calipers Inspect every 10000 kms   I I I I I I I I I I
Brake Drum and Lining Inspect at 20000 kms     I   I   I   I    
Parking Brake Inspect at every service I I I I I I I I I I I
Suspension Bushes Inspect at 3000, 10000, 20000, then every 20000 kms I I I   I   I   I   I
Suspension Arms, Springs & Links Inspect every 20000 kms     I   I   I   I   I
Wheel Alignment * At 40000 kms, earlier if abnormal wear is noticed.
Battery Electrolyte Level Inspect every service I I I I I I I I I I I
Battery Electrolyte Specific Gravity Inspect every service I I I I I I I I I I I
All Lamps, Horns, Wipers and Washers Inspect every service I I I I I I I I I I I
Head Lamp Aiming Inspect at 3000 kms I                    
Check System for Leaks & Recharge if required *   Once in 2 years
Final Inspection
Tire Pressure Inspect every service I I I I I I I I I I I
Under Chassis bolts for tightness Inspect at 3000, 20000, then every 20000 kms I   I   I   I   I   I
Exhaust Pipe Mountings and Damage/Leaks Inspect at 3000, 20000, then every 20000 kms I   I   I   I   I   I
Road Test Inspect every service I I I I I I I I I I I
*On chargeable basis; 3- Change as per the km or 3 years whichever earlier
1- Change as per the km or 1 year whichever earlier B - Change brake & clutch fluid every 40,000 km or every year whichever earlier
2 - Change as per the km or 2 years whichever earlier D- Check & Clean as per km or when Indicator Glows
2 - Change as per the km or 2 years whichever earlier  
A = Adjust as Necessary I = Inspect and correct. Replace if worn out or faulty R = Replace L = Lubricate C = Clean