Originally Posted by AutoNoob
My Beat is Mar 2011 model,bought in Chennai. The gear knob was fine till I shifted to NCR. In the first summer here it started cracking. Now whole plastic thing is gone and bare metal is all that is left. I checked with ASS for replacement, they casually said that whole gear shift lever assembly needs to be changed and will cost around 2k.:
This happened in my Logan too with a similar response from the dealer. Price was quoted was around 2500. However I got the knob replaced with a Recaro aluminium knob from a accessories dealer.
The gear shaft had a thread to screw on the gear knob. But the replacement knob came with a thick plastic cover to put over thread and one can fix the knob with the provided screw and Ellen key.
Been around 3 yrs now. Only problem is that the gear knob becomes hot when parked directly under sun. Else no issues even under hard running conditions.