XUV300 PETROL BS VI- W4/W6/W8/W8(O)
NOTE: Carefully read, understand and follow the instructions provided in this manual, and keep it in a safe place for future reference. If you have any doubt whatsoever regarding the use or care of your vehicle, please visit your Authorised Mahindra Dealer for assistance or advice.
This Owner's Manual should be considered as an integral part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle.
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MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD., GATEWAY BUILDING, APOLLO BUNDER, MUMBAI - 400 039
www.mahindra.com
Important Information – Quick Reference
We strongly urge that you read the information provided in pages referred hereunder which will help in road safety and prevent inconvenience
1
Warranty Coverage...............................................................................................................................................
Refer WI&MG* (P.g. 13)
2
Roadside Assistance ............................................................................................................................................
Refer WI&MG* (P.g. 9)
3
Schedule Service (Free/Paid)...........................................................................................................................
Refer WI&MG* (P.g. 25)
4
Location Of Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)......................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 2-8)
5
Location Of Fuse Box And Fuse Details........................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 2-10)
6
Changing A Flat Tyre.............................................................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 2-15)
7
Understanding The Warning Lamps.............................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 4-4)
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Use Of Seats Belts And Child Restraint.......................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 5-9)
9
Understanding The Airbag Function..............................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 6-1)
10
If Your Vehicle Is Submerged...........................................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 14-6)
11
Driving Through Water.......................................................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 14-7)
12
Opening And Closing The Hood/Bonnet.....................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 17-4)
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Location Of Battery And Its Maintenance..................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 17-6/P.g. 17-13)
14
Maintenance Schedule Chart...........................................................................................................................
Refer (P.g. 17-24)
 
*Warranty Information & Maintenance Guide
 
1 INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1.1 Introduction
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on purchasing Mahindra XUV300. 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 Authorised Mahindra Dealer. A list of dealers can be found in the Dealer Directory Supplement.


Alternatively, you can contact Authorised Mahindra Dealer at:
•  1800-209-6006 (Toll free)
•  customercare@mahindra.com
We extend our best wishes for safe and pleasurable motoring.
Sincerely,
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MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD

Servicing and Summary Data
•  For all issues concerning the vehicle and for any need of spare parts, contact only the Authorised Mahindra Dealer network
•  We recommend you always use genuine Mahindra spare parts when performing repairs on the vehicle
•  We suggest that you record the vehicle data in the Warranty and Information Guide for future references
1.2 Safety Symbols
Carefully read, understand and follow the safety symbols/ instructions given in this manual.
Legend of the Symbols
To emphasise information and procedures regarding safety, use, maintenance, etc., the following symbols are used throughout the manual:
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury and/or property damage.
NOTICE indicates important information relevant to the vehicle, the vehicle's use or to sections of this manual to which particular attention must be paid for optimum use of the vehicle.
If you see this symbol, it indicates “no,” “do not,” “do not do this,” or “never”.
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1.3 General Safety Information and Instructions
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions provided in this manual could result in failure of the vehicle, an accident and/or serious personal injury.
1. Carefully read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions given in this manual. This manual is an essential part of the product. Keep it in the vehicle’s glove box for future reference.
2. Please note that throughout this manual, reference is made that “an accident” could occur. An accident could cause you or a bystander to sustain personal injury, or result in property damage.
3. Never use a mobile phone or any device with headphone while driving. This may take your focus off the road and lead to accidents.
4. Please be advised that many service and repair tasks require specialised knowledge, tools and experience. General mechanical aptitude may not be sufficient to properly service or repair your vehicle. If you have any doubt whatsoever regarding the ability to properly service or repair your vehicle, please contact your Authorised Mahindra Dealer or a qualified technician.
5. Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays or wear in the seat belt webbing, or loose buckles, retractors, anchors or other loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately.
6. Always start and operate the engine in a well-ventilated area. If in an enclosed area, vent the exhaust to the outside. Do not modify or tamper with the exhaust system.
7. Examine tyres for excessive tread wear and uneven wear patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects lodged in the tread and check sidewalls for any cuts, cracks, or other signs of wear. Replace as necessary.
8. Always maintain the safety labels affixed to your vehicle in a good legible condition.
9. All signal lamps, buzzers, shields, guards and other protective safety devices must always remain in place and in good, proper working condition.
10. The lifespan of Mahindra products depend on many factors. Improper use, abuse or harsh use in general may compromise the integrity of the vehicle and significantly reduce its lifespan. The vehicle is also subject to wear over a period of time. Please have your vehicle regularly inspected by an Authorised Mahindra Dealer or a qualified mechanic. If the inspection reveals any damage or excessive wear, immediately replace or have the component serviced.
11. We recommend that you use only genuine parts supplied by Mahindra. The use of non-Mahindra parts will not be covered by warranty.
12. Never crawl under or be in close proximity to the vehicle when it is lifted off the ground (by a jack), unless the vehicle is properly supported with jack stands, wheel chocks and other appropriate safety devices.
13. Never attempt any repairs or adjustments to any component while the vehicle is in motion. Always switch off the engine, and wait for the engine to come to a complete stop before performing any repairs or adjustments.
14. The vehicle identification plates are the only legal identification reference, hence it is necessary to keep them in good condition. Never modify data on the plates or remove them. The customer is responsible for any possible tampering with the plates, which will immediately void the warranty.
15. Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt manoeuvres, or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. When the vehicle is fully loaded, drive at a slow speed, especially when turning. Note that the centre of gravity of the vehicle changes when the vehicle is fully loaded, and also if luggage is mounted on the roof carrier.
1.4 To Owners of a Mahindra Vehicle
When first driving the vehicle after long periods of non-use, you may experience a temporary drive disturbance. This is a characteristic of the tyres and should be no reason for concern. The condition should correct itself within 5-15 km. of driving. If the disturbance persists, have the tyres checked by an Authorised Mahindra Dealer.
Driving and Alcohol
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired by alcohol even if the blood alcohol level is far below the legal minimum. Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
Never drink and drive. Drinking and driving will lead to an accident resulting in serious personal injury.
Driving and Drugs/Medication
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired through the use of prescription or non-prescription drugs or medication (even cough syrup). If you are taking any sort of drug or medication, be sure that it will not affect your driving ability.
Mobile Phones Warning
Use of electronic devices such as mobile phones, computers, portable radios or other by the driver while driving is dangerous. In exceptional condition, if use of a mobile phone is necessary despite this warning, use a handsfree system to ensure that the hands are free to drive the vehicle. Even handsfree do not ensure that due to distraction an accident will not happen.
Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of communication equipment in vehicles in your country.
Driving Long Distances
When you are driving over long distances, follow these tips so that you have a safe journey:
•  Lack of sleep or fatigue will impact your ability to drive safely
•  Exercise your eyes by shifting the focus of your eyes to different parts of the road
•  Use stimulating beverages such as coffee or tea
•  Relax and stay calm
•  Take breaks at regular intervals
Protecting Our Environment
All of us should play our part in protecting our environment. Judicious vehicle usage and ensuring hazardous waste disposal (including cleaning and lubrication fluids) are important steps towards this initiative.
Mahindra vehicles conform to existing emission norms (standards). Adhering to the periodical maintenance schedule and using Mahindra genuine parts will help retain emission performance of the vehicle and is a pre-requisite for emissions warranty coverage.
Servicing
If you have any questions concerning the proper use or maintenance of your vehicle, please call your Authorised Mahindra Dealer. A list of dealers can be found in the Dealer Directory Supplement or on the Internet.
Alternatively, you can contact us on 1800-209-6006 / customercare@mahindra.com.
Running-in
Driving smoothly during first 1,000 km. will help to prevent abnormal and premature system wear. Proper running-in will improve the life of drivetrain and vehicle components.
A new engine may consume more oil during the first 1,000 km. of running. This should be considered as a normal part of break-in and not interpreted as any problem with the engine.
Mahindra Genuine Parts
Mahindra uses high quality parts for building the vehicles.
In the event that any part needs replacement, we recommend that you use only Mahindra genuine parts.
Non-Mahindra parts may harm vehicle performance and will not be covered by your Mahindra warranty.
To avoid counterfeit parts and to protect our brand image, Mahindra genuine parts are packed in a branded carton. Look for the “Mahindra Genuine Parts” logo.
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Any unauthorised modifications or alterations to this vehicle or failure to use appropriate specification and quality spare parts could seriously affect vehicle roadworthiness and safety leading to an accident, resulting in serious injury.
Mahindra Genuine Accessories
A wide selection of quality accessories are available through your Authorised Mahindra Dealer. These accessories have been specifically engineered to allow you to personalise your vehicle to suit your requirements and complement its style and aerodynamic appearance.
Each accessory is made from high quality materials and meets Mahindra's rigid engineering and safety specifications. Every Mahindra accessory installed according to the Mahindra installation provisions comes with the respective accessory warranty.
Consult your Authorised Mahindra Dealer for detailed information about accessories available for your specific model variant.
For maximum vehicle performance and safety considerations, always keep the following information in mind:
•  The company does not take any responsibility for consequential damages / injuries resulting due to fitment of unauthorised aftermarket accessories and / or tapping / cutting wires in the wiring harness
•  When adding accessories, equipment, passengers and luggage to your vehicle, do not exceed the total weight capacity of the vehicle or of the front and rear axle. Consult Authorised Mahindra Dealer for specific weight information
•  Bull bars and nudge guards are not recommended
•  Accessories causing any change in vehicle specifications like wheel rims, bull bars, etc., may affect the performance of safety systems
•  Mobile communication systems such as two-way radios, telephones and theft alarms that are equipped with radio transmitters and installed in your vehicle should comply with the local regulations and should be installed only by your Authorised Mahindra Dealer
Vehicle Safety
When leaving your vehicle unoccupied:
•  Always remove the ignition key when you park the vehicle
•  Close all the windows completely and lock all the doors
•  Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle. If you must leave something in your vehicle, hide them and securely lock all the doors
1.5 Audio/Infotainment Manual
Please refer the user e-manual in infotainment for details regarding:
•  Audio/Video functions (if equipped)
•  Bluetooth functions
•  Navigation (if equipped)
•  Handsfree usage
•  Android Auto (if equipped)
•  Car Play (if equipped)
2 GENERAL
2.1 Feature Matrix
In view of the policy of continuously improving our products, we reserve the right to alter specifications or designs without prior notice and without liability/obligation. Illustrations do not show the vehicle in the standard form. Please be aware that this manual may apply to various models/variants. As a result you may find some explanations for equipment not installed on your vehicle. All the information, illustration, and specifications in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication.
We recommend you to contact the nearest Authorised Mahindra Dealer for latest features applicable to your vehicle.
FEATURE
W4
W6
W8
W8(O)
TECHNOLOGY
Micro Hybrid Technology (Engine Stop/Start)
Projector Head Lamps
   
Day Time Running Lamp (DRL)
   
18 cm (7”) Colour Touch Screen Infotainment Display with GPS, USB (Audio / Video), Bluetooth with Navigation, GPS Antenna and Inbuilt Compass
Infotainment System (with Carplay and Android Auto)
   
Tiretronics
     
Reverse Park Assist System
Rear View Camera
   
Front Park Assist System
     
Auto Rain & Light Sensing Wipers
   
Intermittent Rear Wipers
   
Intelligent Light Sensing Head Lamps
   
Digital Immobiliser
Digital Trip and Tachometer
SMS Read Out
 
Voice Recognition System
   
Tweeter
   
Mahindra Bluesense App
Electric Sunroof with Anti-Pinch
 
Push-Button Start/Stop
   
Theft Detent Warning System with Burgler alarm
   
COMFORT
Steering Wheel-Leather
   
Gear Shift Knob-Leather
   
Steering Mode Control (Normal, Comfort & Sports)
HVAC (Manual) with Electrically operated temperature control
   
HVAC with Dual zone Automatic temperature control
Premium Fabric Seats
Fabric Seats
     
Rear Seat Split (60/40)
Artificial Leather Upholstery
Power-Foldable ORVM’s with Intergrated Indicator
 
Power-Adjustable ORVM’s
   
IRVM (Day/Night)
 
IRVM (Auto Dimming)
     
Adjustable Driver's Seat (with Height Adjuster)
   
Seat Belts (Pre-Tensioner + Load Limiter)
Seat Belts (Anchor Pre-Tensioner)
   
Height Adjustable Seat Belts (Front Row)
Sun Visor with Mirror & Illumination
   
STYLE
Supervision Cluster with Multi Colour Theme
   
Alloy Wheels
   
 
Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
     
Spare Wheel
R16” (Steel)
R16 “(Steel)
R16 “(Steel)
R16 “(Steel)
Full Wheel Caps
 
   
Auto Light Control System
   
Front Fog Lamps
Rear Fog Lamps
High Mounted Stop Lamp
In Spoiler
In Spoiler
In Spoiler
Dashboard and Door Trims
Non Painted
Non Painted
Soft feel Painted
Soft feel Painted
2nd Row Armrest with Cupholder
   
CONVENIENCE
Steering Mounted Cruise Controls
Steering Mounted Phone and Audio Controls
Power Windows
Power Windows with Driver Side Express Up/Down with Anti-Pinch
Power Windows with Driver Side Express Down
Extended Power Window
Flip Key (Remote Key Entry)
 
   
Smart Key
   
Key Illumination
   
Tinted Solar-Reflecting Glass
12V Accessory Socket
USB Port for Charging
USB Port for Infotainment connectivity
   
Rear Wash and Wipe
   
Rear De-Mister
   
Follow-Me-Home Head Lamps
 
Lead-Me-To-Vehicle Lamps
 
Roof Lamps
Rear Only
Rear Only
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Door Ajar Lamps
Bottle Holder
Glove Box with Illumination lamp
   
SAFETY
Airbags (Driver + Passenger)
Knee Airbag (Driver)
     
Seat Airbag & Curtain Airbags
     
Seat Belt Reminder for Passenger Seats
Front Seats Only
Front Seats Only
Front Seats Only
Front and Rear Seats
Speed Sensing Door Lock
Impact Sensing Door Unlock
Passenger Airbag Off Switch
ISOFIX Child Seat Mount
ABS with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hill Hold and Brake Assist
Collapsible Steering and Side Intrusion Beams
2.2 Lubricants & Fuel Recommendation Chart - Petrol
System
Lubricant
Refilling Capacity
Specification
Remarks
Engine Oil
MAHINDRA "MAXIMILE ULTRA"
Gen-NXT Technology Genuine Engine Fluid
4.0 litres
Special Engine Fluid
• Always use "MAXIMILE ULTRA" genuine engine oil. This is specially developed for your BS VI vehicle engine’s optimum performance and fuel efficiency.
• In extreme cases of emergency and non-availability of above oil, we suggest to use "MAXIMILE FEO" engine oil, take the vehicle to nearest Mahindra Authorised Service centre and replace the oil with "MAXIMILE ULTRA"
• No other brand / grade oil recommended
Engine Cooling
MAHINDRA "MAXIMILE ULTRA COOL"
GENUINE LONG LIFE COOLANT(READY TO USE COOLANT. NO NEED TO MIX WATER)
~3.0 litres
Brand Specific. Don't use other Coolants / Water for top up. In case of emergency, Coolant meeting JIS K2234 Specification should be used (30% Concentration Diluted with Distilled water) and coolant change period has to be reduced as 30,000 KM
Transaxle Oil
MAHINDRA "MAXIMILE SYNTEC F2"
NEW GENERATION GENUINE TRANSMISSION OIL
1.75 litres
Special Manual Transmission Fluid
In case of genuine oil non-availability, manual transmission oil meeting API GL-4 SAE 80W-90 specification is suggested. This alternate oil or other brand may not provide equivalent performance of recommended genuine oil. Drain Interval should be reduced to 20000km.
Brake and Clutch
MAHINDRA "MAXIMILE DOT 4"
GENUINE BRAKE FLUID
1.5 litres (including bleeding)
If Maximile DOT 4 brake fluid is not available and in emergency conditions, use Brake Fluid meeting SAE J1703 FMVSS NO.116 DOT 4 or IS 8654 TYPE-2 Specification. Change it at 30,000 km or 2 years whichever is earlier
Recommended Fuel
Petrol fuel confirming to - Indian Standard IS 2796 : 2017 BS VI specification or equivalent.
42 litres
We do not recommend any supplementary fuel additive to improve the engine performance. Avoid using any market available fuel additives as it may harm your engine performance, parts and emission warranty. Usage of any such additives will not cover your warranty claim.
2.3 Dimensions
Dimension & Weights
mm
Wheel Base
2600
Overall Length
3995
Overall Width
1821
Overall Height
1627
Track Width (Front)
1550
Track Width (Rear)
1563
2.3.1 Front View
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2.3.2 Rear View
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2.3.3 Side View
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2.4 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the legal identity of your vehicle. The vehicle identification number is stamped on the VIN plate riveted on the floor under the driver seat of the vehicle. Flip the cutout provided in the carpet to view the VIN plate.
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2.5 Engine Number
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Engine Number is punched on the engine crank case adjacent to transaxle on the front side.
The engine number is also stamped on the VIN plate.
2.6 Bulb Specification
Lamp Bulb
Wattage
Bulb Type
No. of Bulbs per Vehicle
Headlamp High version – High beam
H1 55W
12V 55W
2
Headlamp High version – Low beam
H7 55W
12V 55W
2
Headlamp Low version High/Low beam
H4 55/60W
12V 55/60W
2
Front position lamp – High version
LEDs
   
Front position lamp – Low version
W5W
12V 5W
2
Turn signal lamp – Front
P21W
12V 21W
2
Front Fog lamp
H16 19W
12V 19W
2
Side Turn signal lamp – Low version
WY5W
12V 5W
2
Stop lamp
LEDs
   
Rear position lamp
LEDs
   
Turn signal lamp – Rear
WY16W
12V 16W
2
Reverse lamp
W16W
12V 16W
2
Rear Fog lamp
P21W
12V 21W
2
2.7 Fuses & Relays
A fuse is the most common electric protection device. A fuse is placed in an electrical circuit, so that when current flow exceeds the rating of the fuse, it blows off.
The element in the fuse melts, opening the circuit and preventing other components of the circuit from being damaged by the over current. The size of the metal fuse element determines the rating. Once a fuse blows off, it must be replaced with a new one.
Switch the ignition and all electrical equipment OFF before touching or attempting to change a fuse.
The replacement fuse rating should be the same as the one you are replacing.
You can identify a blown fuse by a break in the filament. All fuses except high current fuses are push fit. A fuse puller should be used to remove the fuse from its position.
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Fuse puller is available at the engine compartment fuse box.
2.7.1 Engine Compartment Fuse Box
Engine compartment fuse box is located adjacent to vehicle battery.
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To open the fuse box cover, press the lock and push the cover back and lift it.
Spare fuses are provided in the fuse box for replacement of blown fuses. Ensure the correct rating fuse is replaced with the blown fuse.
Fuse Layout :
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FUSES
FUSE NO.
CIRCUIT
FUSE RATING
F1
HORN
15A
F2
ENG ECU
15A
F3
FUEL PUMP
20A
F4
H/LAMP LO
20A
F5
ABS
30A
F6
WIPER
20A
F7
 -
 -
F8
DRL
10A*
F9 & 10
 -
 -
F11
TCU
15A*
F12
 -
 -
F13
HVAC
10A
F14
RR DEMISTER
30A*
F15
H/LAMP HI
15A
F16
TAIL LAMP
15A
F17
GNS
15A
F18 to 20
 -
 -
F21
H/LAMP LH
10A
F22
H/LAMP RH
10A
F23
INJECTOR, FUM&HFM
15A
F24
VVT-IN & OUT, VOP
10A*
F25
IGN COIL
20A*
F26
ORVM
10A
F27
WP, WGV
10A
F28
TAIL LH
10A
F29
TAIL RH
10A
F30
LFS
10A*
* – Based on applicability
RELAY NO.
CIRCUIT
RELAY TYPE/RATING
R1
HEAD LAMP HI
12V 20A
R2
HORN
12V 20A
R3
HVAC
12V 20A
R4
WIPER HI
12V 20A 5P
R5
START
12V 35A
R6
COOLING FAN HI
12V 35A
R7
GNS
12V 20A
R8
HEAD LAMP LO
12V 20A
R9
FUEL PUMP
12V 20A
R10
TAIL LAMP
12V 20A
R11
WIPER LO
12V 20A 5P
R12
BLOWER
12V 35A
R13
COOLING FAN LO
12V 35A
R14
ACCESSORY *
12V 20A
R15
ENGINE MAIN
40A 4P
R16
TAIL LAMP
12V 20A
R17
 -
 -
R18
 -
 -
R19
RR DEMISTER*
12V 35A
R20
 -
 -
* – Based on applicability
2.7.2 Instrument Panel Fuse Box
This fuse box is located below the Instrument panel on the driver side. To access the fuse box, pull out the top panel as shown in the image.
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Fuse Layout :
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FUSES
FS NO.
CIRCUIT
FUSE RATING
FS1
START
10A
FS2
INSIDE MIRROR
10A
FS3
EPS, RVC, BCM, SMART KEY
10A
FS4
A/CON, HTR RLY, AUDIO
10A
FS5
H/LAMP LEVELLING DEVICE
10A
FS6
ABS/ESP
10A
FS7
TCU
10A
FS8
TCU, HVAC
10A
FS9
AUDIO
10A
FS10
OUT SIDE MIRROR, SMART KEY
10A
FS11 & FS12
-
-
FS13
ENG ECU
10A
FS14
BUGLER ALARM HORN
10A
FS15
-
-
FS16
BACK UP LAMP, PAS
10A
FS17
AIRBAG
10A
FS18
START *
15A
FS19
SMART KEY BUTTON, DIAGNOSIS
10A
FS20
-
-
FS21
DEFOGGER, BLOWER COIL
10A
FS22
BCM
10A
FS23 & FS24
-
-
FS25
HAZARD,TURN SIGNAL LAMP
15A
FS26
DOOR LOCK
15A
FS27
-
-
FS28
RR WIPER
10A
FS29
WASHER
10A
FS30 to FS32
-
-
FS33
RR FOG
10A
FS34
POWER WDW LH
25A
FS35
POWER WDW RH
25A
FS36
FRT FOG LAMP
10A
FS37
DRL
10A
FS38
-
-
FS39
SUNROOF
20A
*-SMART KEY OPTION
MEMORY FUSE
PF NO.
CIRCUIT
MEMORY FUSE RATING
PF1
AUDIO
15A
PF2
ROOM LAMP, FOLDING, CLUSTER MIRROR, HVAC, TPMS, MBFM
10A
2.8 Changing a Flat Tyre
In case of a flat tyre during driving, 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 tyre. Risk of being hit by an oncoming vehicle. Keep driving until you reach a safe location.
Lifting a vehicle to change a tyre 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 tyre. 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 bystanders 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 tyre and damage the rim than it is to risk being hit by oncoming traffic.
After changing a flat tyre, never store the tyre 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.
The following sections outline the procedure for changing a flat tyre:
2.8.1 Warning Triangle
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The warning triangle is a necessary device for your safety.
It is placed in the luggage compartment below the luggage floor lid.
When you pull over your breaking down vehicle to a safe place, set up a warning triangle behind your vehicle. (Daytime: 100 Metres behind, Night: 200 Metres behind)
When the Vehicle has a Serious Problem during Driving
Turn on the hazard flasher and move the vehicle out of traffic to a safe place. Set up the warning triangle behind your vehicle (Daytime: 100 Metres, Night: 200 Metres) to warn other vehicles
Have all passengers get out of the vehicle and stay away from the traffic. When your safety is secured, contact your Authorised Mahindra dealer for your emergency service
2.8.2 Tool Kit
The jack, Screwdriver(+and-), Jack operating Lever, Tow bar, Deo Spanner(10mmx12mm) and Wheel Spanner are placed in the tool kit organiser above the spare wheel.
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A
Jack
D
Tow Bar
B
Screwdriver (+ and -)
E
Deo Spanner 10mm X 12mm
C
Jack Operating Lever
F
Wheel Spanner
Jack is located on the tool kit organiser above the spare wheel. To remove the jack out, follow the process below:
•  Lift and take out the Luggage floor Lid as shown in the illustration
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•  Lift and take out the tool kit organiser from the spare wheel
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•  Take the jack out from the tool kit organiser
2.8.3 Spare Wheel Removal
The spare wheel is mounted below the luggage compartment at the rear end of the vehicle
•  Lift the Luggage floor Lid and Tool kit organiser. (Refer Tool kit removal procedure)
•  Loosen the Lock nut from the Spare wheel
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•  Lift the spare wheel upwards from inner side to vertical position and take it out
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Follow the reverse procedure to re–locate the flat tyre to the spare wheel bracket.
The spare tyre is only for emergency situations. Never use it for normal driving. After installing the spare tyre on a wheel, take your vehicle to a Mahindra Authorised Service Centre or a tyre-specialised shop to replace it with a new regular tyre.
•  When reinstalling the spare tyre, be sure to securely lock it with lock nut.
•  While your vehicle is being raised up with a jack, avoid any impact on your vehicle. Otherwise, you may get injured
•  When taking out the spare tyre, be careful not to damage the body of your vehicle
Luggage Floor Lid to be fitted always at the lower position when removes and refits again.
2.8.4 Wheel Bolt Loosening
Wheel cover Removal (if equipped)
Wrap the tip of a screw driver with cloth, insert it near the lugs of the wheel cover and pry the cap 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.
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Always loosen the wheel bolts before raising the vehicle. Turn the wheel bolts counter clockwise to loosen as per the crisscross sequence shown. To get maximum leverage, fit the spanner to the bolt, 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 bolt. Do not remove the bolts, but loosen them by one or two turns.
Do not apply force with your legs (or stand) on the wheel spanner while loosening/tightening the wheel bolts.
2.9 Jack Points
Front jack up point - On the side sill in-between the groove available on the sill cladding just behind the front wheels.
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Rear jack up point - On the side sill in-between the groove available on the sill cladding just in front of the rear wheels.
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Make sure to instal the jack so that its upper plate is correctly seated under the vehicle’s positions marked in the figure for the flat tyre side.
2.9.1 Jacking
Position the jack at the correct jacking point. Make sure the jack is positioned on a level and solid ground. Ensure no one is in the vehicle.
Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tyre 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.
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A : Flat Tyre
B : Chock Blocks
To raise the vehicle, insert the jack handle end along with the wheel spanner 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 tyre can be installed. Remember, you will need more ground clearance when putting on the spare tyre than when removing the flat tyre.
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Make sure to set the jack properly in the jacking point. Raising the vehicle with an improperly positioned jack will damage the underbody of the 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 or underneath the jack
•  Raise the vehicle only high enough to remove and change the wheel
•  Usable extended height of jack is up to the yellow line/mark provided in the jack. Do not raise the jack above the yellow line
•  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 bolts. Lift the flat tyre straight off and place it aside. Roll the spare wheel into position and align the holes in the wheel with the holes on the hub. Lift up the wheel and get at least the top bolt aligned through its hole. Wiggle the wheel and fix the other bolts.
Re-instal the wheel bolts inward and tighten by hand. Press the wheel inward and tighten the wheel bolts further.
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Never use oil or grease on the bolts . Doing so may lead to over tightening of the bolts, wheel nut spanner slip, damage the bolts and also may cause personal injuries. Also, bolts may loosen and the wheels may fall off, which could cause a serious accident. If there is oil or grease on any bolt, clean before installing.
Lower the vehicle completely and tighten the diagonally opposite wheel bolts 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 bolt. Tighten each bolt a little at a time in the diagonally opposite order as shown. Repeat the process until all the bolts are tight. Do not use other tools or any additional leverage other than your hands, such as a hammer, pipe or your foot.
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Improperly or loosely tightened wheel bolts 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 bolts 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 bolts tightened with the torque spanner to 120 Nm, as soon as possible after changing wheels.
If you have rotated, repaired, changed your tyres or changed the wheel rims, check the wheel bolts are still tight after driving about 1,000 km (Torque 120 Nm).
Put the wheel cap (if equipped) 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 tyre. 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 reinstal the valve cap after checking or adjusting tyre 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 instal it as soon as possible.
2.9.2 Restore the Tools, Jack and Flat Tyre Securely
Mount the flat tyre to the spare wheel bracket at the luggage compartment and firmly tighten the securing bolts. Restore the tools and jack back to their respective locations.
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The wheel balance and alignment differ from wheel to wheel which may lead to difference in steering and braking. It is recommended to fix the flat tyre at the nearest tyre shop and swap the spare wheel back.
Wheel balancing and Wheel Alignment to be done after tyre puncture rework.
Steering centering calibration (Steering Angle Sensor) to be performed if you have done Wheel Alignment, repaired, changed your tyres or changed the wheel rims. Contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer for assistance.
2.10 Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
 
TCMPFI
ENGINE
G12 1.2 Litre TCI MPFI
Displacement/Cubic Capacity
1197 cc
Type
Transverse
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Max. Engine output, (kW @ RPM)
81 kW @ 5000 rpm
Max. Torque (Nm @ RPM)
200 Nm @ 2000 - 3000 rpm
TRANSMISSION
Type
Manual Transaxle
No. of Gears
6 Forward, 1 Reverse
STEERING
Type/Description
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
BRAKES
Type
Hydraulic Brake with ABS
Front
Disc
Rear
Disc
Parking Brake
Mechanical - Hand Operated
WHEELS & TYRES
Rim
6J x 16
6.5J x 17
Tyres
P205/65 R16 95 H
P215/55 R17 94 H
Type
Radial Tubeless
Laden Tyre Pressure
Front & Rear
32 Psi (for R16 tyre)
34 Psi (for R17 tyre)
FUEL
Fuel Capacity
42
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
System Voltage
12V
Battery
60Ah
3 OVERVIEW
3.1 Front Overview
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A
Side repeater*
B
Outside Rearview Mirror (ORVM)
C
Front Windshield
D
Front Wiper
E
Hood
F
Headlamp (Low beam)
G
Turn Signal Lamp
H
Fog Lamp*
I
Head Lamp High Beam
* if equipped
3.2 Rear Overview
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A
Rear Turn Indicator
B
Rear Windshield / Demister*
C
Roof Antenna*
D
High Mounted Stop Lamp
E
Rear Wiper*
F
Rear Parking Lamps
G
Reverse Lamp
H
Brake/Park Lamp
I
Rear Camera*
J
Rear Fog Lamp*
* if equipped
3.3 Instrument Panel Overview
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A
Centre Storage
M
Accelerator/Brake/Clutch Pedal
B
Side Vents
N
Front Storage
C
Side Defrost Vents
O
Parking Brake
D
Front Co-passenger Airbag
P
Console Storage
E
Infotainment Screen*
Q
Cup Holder
F
Centre Vents
R
Power Outlet
G
Wiper Control Stalk
S
Gear Lever
H
Steering Wheel
T
AUX/USB Ports*
I
Steering Controls*
U
HVAC Control
J
Instrument Cluster
V
Glove Box
K
Horn Pad/Driver Airbag
W
Hazard Switch
L
Head Lamp Levelling Switch
   
* if equipped
4 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OVERVIEW
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A
Tachometer
G
Odometer
B
Tripmeter
H
Temperature Gauge
C
Telltales
I
Steering Mode Control
D
Gear Shift Indicator
J
TDMS*
E
Speedometer
K
Door Alert
F
Fuel Gauge
* if equipped
4.1 Warning Lamps Overview
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Left Turn Indicator
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Right Turn Indicator
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Rear Fog Lamp Indicator*
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Cruise Control Indicator*
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immobiliser
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ABS Warning Lamp
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Parking Brake ON/Brake Fluid Low Warning Lamp*
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Parking Lamp
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Airbag Warning Lamp
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HHC Malfunction*
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Door Ajar Warning Lamp
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Low Fuel Warning Lamp
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ESP OFF Lamp*
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ESP Malfunction Warning Lamp*
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Front Fog Lamp Indicator*
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Engine Stop/Start Lamp
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Global TPMS Malfunction*
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Seat Belt Warning Lamp
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Head Lamp High Beam Lamp
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OBD/MIL Check Lamp
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EPS Malfunction*
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Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp
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Check Engine Lamp
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Battery Charging System Warning Lamp
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High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp
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Overspeed Alert
   
* if equipped / select models or variants only
4.2 Warning Lamps
Sr. No.
Symbol
Warning Lamp/Telltale
Lamp Pre-check
Lamp Status while Engine running
Action/Remarks
1
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Left Turn Indicator
No
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
2
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Right Turn Indicator
No
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
3
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Rear Fog Lamp Indicator*
No
Continuously ON
Indicates rear fog lamp is ON
4
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Cruise Control Indicator*
Yes
Continuously ON
Indicates vehicle is in Cruise mode
5
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Immobiliser
No
Blinking
Slow Blinking: Vehicle is armed with the remote
Fast Blinking/Continuously ON: Indicates a system malfunction
Contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
6
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ABS Warning Lamp
Yes
Continuously ON
Indicates malfunction of the ABS system. Contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
7
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Parking Brake ON/Brake Fluid Low Warning Lamp/EBD*
Yes
Continuously ON
Either one of the below conditions:
1. Park Brake might be engaged
2. Brake fluid level might be low
3. There is some concern in EBD. Please contact Mahindra Dealer.
8
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Parking Lamp
No
Continuously ON
Indicates Parking Lamp is ON
9
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Airbag Warning Lamp*
Yes
Continuously ON
Indicates malfunction of the airbag system. Contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
10
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HHC Malfunction*
No
Continuously ON
Indicates malfunction of Hill Hold Control. Contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
11
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Door Ajar Warning Lamp
No
Continuously ON
Indicates one or more doors and/or boot/hood are open
12
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Low Fuel Warning Lamp
No
Continuously ON/Blinking
Indicates fuel level has reached the reserve level. re-fuel immediately
13
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ESP OFF Lamp*
Yes
Continuously ON
Indicates ESP OFF
14
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ESP Malfunction Warning Lamp*
Yes
Continuously ON or Blinking
Blinking: Indicates ESC has taken control of the vehicle stability
Continuously ON: Indicates a malfunction in the ESC system. Contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
15
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Front Fog Lamp Indicator*
No
Continuously Lamp ON
Indicates front fog lamp is ON
16
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Engine Stop/Start Lamp
Yes
Continuously ON or Blinking
Continuously ON: Engine is in auto stop mode
Blinking: Engine Stop/Start is about to stop the engine
17
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Tiretronics*
Yes
Continuously ON or Blinking
Indicates low/high tyre pressure or possible malfunction in Tiretronics. Refer to Tiretronics section in INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FEATURES/WHEELS AND TYRES chapter for further details
18
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Seat Belt Warning Lamp
No
Continuously ON
If telltale is not turning OFF even after fastening the seat belt, contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer for assistance
19
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Head Lamp High Beam Lamp
No
Continuously ON
Indicates Head lamp high beam is ON
20
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OBD Check Lamp
Yes
Continuously ON or Blinking
Telltale will be ON till engine starts. After engine starts, if is still ON there is a potential malfunction related to emission system, contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
21
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EPS Warning Lamp*
After Pre-check Continuously ON till Engine Starts
Continuously ON
Indicates malfunction on Electronic Power steering system. Contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
22
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Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp
No
Continuously ON
Telltale will be ON in ignition ON But engine is OFF. In engine ON condition, it indicates engine oil pressure is low. Check oil level and top-up or contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer for assistance
23
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Check Engine Lamp
Yes
Continuously ON or Blinking
Indicates a potential malfunction in the EMS, contact an Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
24
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Battery Charging System Warning Lamp
No
Continuously ON
Indicates malfunction in charging system. Contact Authorised Mahindra Dealer for assistance
25
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High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp
No
Continuously ON or Blinking
Engine temperature very high. Contact Authorised Mahindra Dealer immediately
26
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Overspeed Alert
No
Blinking
Telltale will blink when vehicle is running with speed more than 120 kmph
* if equipped / select models or variants only
5 SEATS AND SEAT BELTS
5.1 Front Seats
5.1.1 Sitting in Correct Position
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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 6 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
•  Adjust your seat and seat back angle such that your wrists rest on the steering wheel
The seat should be adjusted while still maintaining control of the foot pedals, steering wheel (rest the wrists on the 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 stationary.
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.
5.1.2 Front Seat Slide
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To move the seat forward or backward, pull and hold the seat slide lever up and move the seat to the desired position. Then, release the lever to lock.
While adjusting the seat, make sure the latch engages fully on both side of the fore-aft adjustment track rails 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 ensure that it is locked.
5.1.3 Front Seat Recline
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To change the seat back angle, lean forward slightly and raise the lever. Then, lean back to the desired angle and release the lever. After adjusting, make sure the lever is returned to its original position and the seat back is locked.
The seat belts provide maximum protection in a frontal or rear collision when the occupants are sitting up straight and well back in the seats. If you are reclined, the lap belt may slide past your hips and apply restraint forces directly to the abdomen, or the shoulder strap may contact your neck. The more the seat is reclined, the greater the risk of serious injury.
When returning the rear-reclined seat back to its upright position, make sure you support the seat back while operating the lever.
5.1.4 Front Seat Height Adjustment (if equipped)
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To lower the seat cushion, push the lever down several times.
To raise the seat cushion, pull the lever up several times.
Do not adjust the height of seat while vehicle is in motion.
5.2 Head Restraint
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To raise the head restraint, pull it up without pressing the release button. To lower the head restraint, press the release button on top of the seat back and push the head restraint down.
Removed or improperly adjusted head restraints can result in serious head and neck injuries in case of a collision.
Do not apply excessive force to the head restraint during adjustment. It may get damaged.
5.3 Passenger Seat
5.3.1 Passenger Seat Recline
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To change the seat back angle, lean forward slightly and raise the lever. Then, lean back to the desired angle and release the lever. After adjusting, make sure the lever is returned to its original position and the seat back is locked.
The seat belts provide maximum protection in a frontal or rear collision when the occupants are sitting up straight and well back in the seats. If you are reclined, the lap belt may slide past your hips and apply restraint forces directly to the abdomen, or the shoulder strap may contact your neck. The more the seat is reclined, the greater the risk of serious injury.
When returning the rear-reclined seat back to its upright position, make sure you support the seat back while operating the lever.
5.3.2 Passenger Seat Slide
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To move the seat forward or backward, pull and hold the seat slide lever up and move the seat to the desired position. Then, release the lever to lock.
While adjusting the seat, make sure the latch engages fully on both side of the fore-aft adjustment track rails 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 ensure that it is locked.
5.3.3 Passenger Seat Head Restraint
The head restraint comprises 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.
Always align top of the head restraint with the top of your head or as close to it as possible. To lower the head restraint, press the lock knob and push the head restraint down.
Head restraint are provided for front row and second row.
To raise the head restraint, pull it up without pressing the release button. To lower the head restraint, press the release button on top of the seat back and push the head restraint down.
Removed or improperly adjusted head restraints can result in serious head and neck injuries in case of a collision.
Do not apply excessive force to the head restraint during adjustment. It may get damaged.
5.4 Rear Seat
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Second row bench seat is of 60:40 split configuration and also has a foldable armrest.
5.4.1 Head Restraint Adjustment
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To raise the head restraint, pull it up without pressing the release button. To lower the head restraint, press the release button on top of the seat back and push the head restraint down.
Removed or improperly adjusted head restraints can result in serious head and neck injuries in case of a collision.
If possible, place the centre line of the head restraint at the passenger’s eye level.
If the passenger is too tall or too short, adjust the head restraints to highest or lowest position.
5.4.2 Folding The Rear Seat Back
To fold down the rear seat back:
•  Insert the rear seat belt buckle and belt webbing in the storage to prevent the seat belt from being damaged
•  Lower the rear head restraints to the lowest position
•  Release the seatback lock by pulling the release lever
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When locking the rear seatback into upright position, make sure you hear “click” sound.
When the seatback is released from its holding latch, the seatback can completely be folded. Ensure that none of your body parts are trapped.
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•  Fold the seat toward the front of the vehicle
•  To use the rear seat, lift and pull the seatback backward. Pull the seatback firmly until it clicks into place. Make sure the seatback is locked in place
Rear Seatback Holding Latch
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Before returning the folded seat back to the normal position. Pull the rear seat belt out of the seat back so that the seat belt is not jammed with the holding latch.
•  Do not fold or unfold the rear seat when the vehicle is moving
•  Make sure that there is nobody on the folded seatback and in cargo area
•  If you put sharp or heavy objects on the seatback, there might be some damage to the seatbacks or even to the seats
•  Without completely lowering the second row head restraints or with excessively reclined front seat back, there may be some damage to the head restraints or the centre console if the second row seats are folded
•  Take care that there are no objects placed on the rear seat cushion before folding the rear seat back down as any sharp features in the object may damage the seat cover
•  All necessary driver’s seat adjustments should be made before any driving
•  Make sure that your seat is completely locked after adjusting
•  Any object that might damage the seat should not be placed on the seat
•  Removed or improperly adjusted head restraints can result in serious head and neck injuries in case of a collision. Make sure that the head restraints are in place and adjusted before driving
•  Do not recline the seat back more than needed for comfort while vehicle is in motion. The seat belt is the most effective when the passenger sits back and straight up in the seat. If the seat back is reclined too much, then the risks of sliding under the lap belt and getting injured are increased
•  Do not leave children unattended in parked vehicles. This can cause unexpected accident
•  You can be hurt by the edges of the mechanism of the seat when trying to get the small objects (cigarette lighters, coins, credit cards) under the seat or caught between the seat and the centre console. Wear protective gloves to prevent injury
•  Never try to adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving
•  Unexpected movement of the seat or seat back can cause loss of control
•  Take care not to bother the passenger behind you when adjusting the seat position
•  Sit upright in the centre of the seat and wear the seat belt around your hip and pelvic bones
•  Do not place any objects in the path of seat back movement. Any obstruction in this path prevents the seat back from being locked, causing severe injuries or death during a collision
•  Always raise the seat back to the proper upright position before driving
•  Never drive the vehicle with the seat folded. In a collision, you will be seriously killed or injured as you lose the protection the seat belt can provide
•  To avoid unexpected accidents including severe injuries and death, sit in the position so that the distance between the steering wheel and your chest is at least 10 inches, as long as you are comfortable with driving
•  Do not place a cigarette lighter on the floor or between the seats. The gas in the lighter container under the seat is potentially flammable when it is released from the container when the seat is moved
•  Additional cushion between you and the seat cushion reduces the frictional force and could make you slide under the seat belt. This could result in serious injury or death
•  Do not insert your hands under the seat or in the path of the seat movement when adjusting the seat. Your hands or fingers could get trapped between the seat and the frame
•  Do not ride with the seat back reclined too much. You could slide under the seat belt in a collision, which could result in severe injury or death. Also, you cannot be protected by the seat belt and the belt can strangle you or even cut into your stomach. Therefore, sit up straight in your seat by keeping your seat back upright while driving
•  When returning the seat back to the upright position, hold the seat back with your one hand and pull the release lever with the other hand. The more the seat back is reclined, the greater the restoring force of the seat back is. If you do not hold the seat back while adjusting the seat back, you could be injured by the restoring force
5.5  Seat Belts
5.5.1 General Warnings and Instructions
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 minimise 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 armrest, 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
•  For usage of adult seat belt to secure children, refer to section on manual for child seat positions and use a child restraint system
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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 Authorised 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
Seat Belts - Patients
Persons with serious medical conditions should also wear a seat belt. Consult your doctor for specific recommendations before travel.
Seat Belts - Pregnant Women
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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.
Seat Belt Usage is necessary to:
•  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.
5.5.2 Fastening the Seat Belt (3-Point type)
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Adjust the seat as needed, sit up straight and well back in the seat. To fasten your seat belt, pull the webbing out of the retractor and insert the metal tab into the buckle. An audible “click” would be heard when the tab locks into the buckle. Pull up on the shoulder strap to tighten the lap belt across your hips. The seat belt retractor will pull in any slack in the shoulder strap. A slow and easy motion will allow the belt to extend and let you move your body around freely.
Periodically check the seat belt as you ride to be sure it remains snug and in position. If there is a sudden stop or impact, the belt will lock into position. It will also lock (restrict) if you try to lean forward too quickly.
If the driver or co-driver seat belt is not fastened when the ignition is switched ON, the seat belt warning lamp illuminates and chimes beat will turn till seat belt is fastened. Refer “Warning Lamps” in the “Features and Control” chapter for further details.
5.5.3 Unfastening the Seat Belt (Both 3-Point & 2-Point)
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To release the belt, press the buckle release button and allow the belt to retract. If the belt does not retract smoothly, pull it out and check for kinks or twists. Then make sure it remains untwisted as it retracts.
Never insert coins, clips, etc. in the buckle as this may prevent you from properly latching the tab and may cause damage to the buckle mechanism, thereby making the seat belt ineffective in an accident, resulting in serious personal injury.
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5.5.4 Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS)
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PODS system is to detect the presence of occupant in the seat.
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If occupant is present and not wearing seat belt, seat belt reminder warning lamp will come ON till the seat belt is buckled.
Along with this warning lamp Chime in Cluster will be ON for 95 secs.
5.5.5 Seat Belt Height Adjuster
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You can adjust the height of the shoulder belt anchor for maximum comfort and safety in both front seats. If the height of the seat belt is too near your neck, you will not be getting the most effective protection. The shoulder portion of the belt should be adjusted so that it lies across your chest and midway over your shoulder nearest to the door and not your neck.
To adjust the height of the seat belt anchor, lower or raise the height adjuster to an appropriate position while pressing the height adjuster button. Release the button to lock the anchor into position. Try sliding the height adjuster to make sure that it has locked into the position.
Adjust the shoulder belt height sitting well back in the seat. Do not adjust the seat belt height while vehicle is in motion.
5.6 Infant and Child Safety
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Mass group
Restraint device figure
Front Passenger
Rear centre
Rear out board
Mounting method of vehicle
O ~ up to 10 kg (0 ~ 9 months)
Rear-facing child seat
U
U
U
3-point belt rear-facing
O+ ~ up to 13 kg (0 ~ 2 years)
Rear-facing child seat
U
U
U
3-point belt rear-facing
I ~ 9 to 18 kg (9 months ~ 4 years)
Forward-facing child seat
U
U
U
3-point
II ~ 15 to 25 kg (4 years ~ 6 years)
Booster seat
U
U
U
3-point
III ~ 22 to 36 kg (6 years ~ 12 years)
Booster seat
U
U
U
3-point
U: Suitable for “universal” category restraints approved for use in the mass group.
UF: Suitable for forward-facing “universal” category restraints approved for use in the mass group.
L: Suitable for particular child restraints given on attached list. These restraints may be of the “semi-universal” categories.
X: Seat position not suitable for children in the mass group.
Table of Vehicle Handbook Information on ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems Installation Suitability for Various ISOFIX Positions
Mass group
Size Class
Fixture
Vehicle ISOFIX Positions
Front Passenger