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Old 23rd February 2010, 13:57   #16
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thread would have been more than 10 pages long by this time if it is TATA in place of maruti.
Ha ha rightly said.
In lighter vein , it would have been 20 pages had it been SKODA.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 13:58   #17
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MARUTI QUALITY at work!!!
Maruti has initiated the recall process, without anyone putting pressure on them. Isn't that a positive trend?
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Did they even manage to sell 1-lakh A-Stars in India ?
My initial thoughts as well!
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Old 23rd February 2010, 15:10   #18
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here we go....now India is on the run with the recalls. What is happening. Are we headed to automobile collapse (similar to what they say for 21st dec 2012)..LOL
I would attribute all of the recall issues to the numbers game. Companies want to sell more cars, earn more margins. The suppliers are pushed to a corner in meeting the cost and time lines for the parts they supply.

Slowly but surely quantity takes over quality. Toyota is a classic case here.

But it is good for the consumer that Maruti is recalling the A-Star for the problem. I will not be surprised if I hear any recall for the Ritz.

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Old 23rd February 2010, 15:55   #19
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here we go....now India is on the run with the recalls. What is happening. Are we headed to automobile collapse (similar to what they say for 21st dec 2012)..LOL
Precisely. I mean what is going on with the automobile industry? I think recalls is going to be the norm this year. Its just like a plane crash. When a B737 crashes, within the next 1 week, several incidents of landing/ near misses are reported. The same is happening in this car recall business.

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Did they even manage to sell 1-lakh A-Stars in India ?
Same thought i had as well. There are 2 in my apartment. Will go and ask them if they are affected!
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Old 23rd February 2010, 16:45   #20
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The problem stated by the Maruti, is in my Palio. My dad drove my car from Pune to Gondia at the time filling the petrol, he found was leak. After around 2 liters of leak it was stopped automatically.
Local machanic opened the tank he told that there is a plastic ring near Fuel Pump mount, is damage. Lot of wiring near the mount which he(local mach) was not able to understand, so he did good thing, he did not try to solve it.

There is no problem if the petrol can not be filled full tank.
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Will this recall drive make a negative impact in Maruti sales?
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Old 23rd February 2010, 19:17   #22
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Will this recall drive make a negative impact in Maruti sales?
Not really, we Indians are obsessed with MARUTI.

Do you want proof?
They were able to sell 1lakh A-Star :-)

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Old 23rd February 2010, 19:22   #23
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In terms of global sales (including exports) A-Star has managed far better figures than even Swift regardless of the fac which car is better so yes it surely did manage to sell a lot more than 1 lakh units.
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The problem stated by the Maruti, is in my Palio. My dad drove my car from Pune to Gondia at the time filling the petrol, he found was leak. After around 2 liters of leak it was stopped automatically.
Local machanic opened the tank he told that there is a plastic ring near Fuel Pump mount, is damage. Lot of wiring near the mount which he(local mach) was not able to understand, so he did good thing, he did not try to solve it.

There is no problem if the petrol can not be filled full tank.
What is the make year of your 1.2? Even I have 1.2 ELX petrol and have pumped in full tank a lot of times, never had any spillage from anywhere near the pertol tank or otherwise.

Maybe there is some other issue which is specific to your car.
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Not really, we Indians are obsessed with MARUTI.

Do you want proof?
They were able to sell 1lakh A-Star :-)
And adding to this, that too this was sold in the month of aug/09 to nov/09.I mean the cars manufactured in that period are being recalled. But by now all those would have been sold. SO one more strong proof
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Not really, we Indians are obsessed with MARUTI.

Do you want proof?
They were able to sell 1lakh A-Star :-)
+1,

Can we ever think of throwing away the buckets and mugs in our restrooms since we are heavily influenced by Western culture and tissue papers these days. Nah..never ! (pun intended, no offence pls)
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Guys pardon my ignorance, is this the first time when an Indian brand is doing a recall?
This is not the first time a recall is happening in Maruti. The earliest as I remember happened in 1999.

All the initial batch of Zen-D cars were recalled to change the diesel pump from Bosch to TVS Lucas. I remember taking the car to MASS to get that job done.

Bosch pump was better than the TVS-Lucas, only thing was that it deprived the engine from giving some good lower end torque.

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Ha ha rightly said.
In lighter vein , it would have been 20 pages had it been SKODA.
or even more if it was Fiat A-Star.

I even expect to see statements like "Punto and Linea sales will be affected" in this thread

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Old 24th February 2010, 12:25   #28
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Good that Maruti atleast had the courtesy to recall all the vehicles involved for a gasket replacement. Doesn't generally happen with Indian manufacturers!
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Good that Maruti atleast had the courtesy to recall all the vehicles involved for a gasket replacement. Doesn't generally happen with Indian manufacturers!
Gone are those days, these gestures are branded "courtesy" ! Its a consumers' world now ! If not for Maruti initiating this action, there would have been a customer(in all probabilities a T BHpian) who would have found it and initiated a suitable procedure.
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Maruti recalls thousands of A-Star cars from Europe

Maruti recalls thousands of A-Star cars from Europe- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
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