Our family has wanted one forum of utility vehicle for some time now and so recently we purchased an Xuv550. The first week of ownership was nothing but pleasing. We only drove around the property "fairly flat mowed land" and used the machine to haul yard tools, mulch and fire wood. Initialy we heard a slight metalic rattle but After 9 hours on the machine a loud grinding ratteling metallic noise developed in the rear of the vehicle. Immediately we contacted the dealer and they agreed to pick it up promptly to address the issue, after their inspection they deemed that the transmition had stripped out the drives for the front wheels! A new transmition has been ordered and they did not charge for the pickup but it is concerning that this occurred under gentle use at low hours. Has anybody else experienced this with their equipment?