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Old 15th March 2011, 09:18   #211
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Did anyone watch today's news in ET? They were reporting that competion commision of India is investigating Hyundai, Honda regarding their improper spare costs. The commision has started this enquiry based on a lot of consumer complaints about the cost of spares and lack of availability of these spares in the open market.

The law sited was competion commision act 2002, any idea about this?
Here's the link: Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagen come under CCI scanner - The Economic Times
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Old 15th March 2011, 09:51   #212
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^^ so it means Mobis India Ltd, the Hyundai group company and also a vendor will come under the scanner.

At present all other vendors are only supposed to sell the parts to Mobis India, which resulting inflated prices to the spare parts.
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Old 15th March 2011, 10:23   #213
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A very good move from the govt i say, its high time these guys start selling approved spares to customers who prefer to get the work done outside. Am not referring to Hyundai alone, it should be mandatory for all the car manufacturer!
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Tell me about it.
Have been owning a Hyundai Santro for the past 10yrs come this Nov'.
+Touch wood i have not had any major problems.

Over the years i have moved a lot from bangalore, to belgaum, to madurai, to chennai.

Have got my car serviced in the best of every Hyundai service center in that town, always not satisfied with one, i move to the other.
My car has not missed one timel service or missed any part change advised.
Running like a gun. My reliable machine even for my highway rides.

Coming to the point, Thanks to all the moving and my displeasure with one or the other service center, I was able to maintain the car really well.

The critical ability of one mechanic over the other, picked out each and every problem in time and sorted out then and there.
Luxury of changing service centers.

2001 - Advaith hyundai Jabangalore
2002 - Advaith hyundai bangalore
2003 - Trident hyundai Bangalore
2004 - Advaith hyundai bangalore
2005 - Nagashanthi Belgaum
2006 - Authorisd Hyundai Belgaum
2007- Authorised hyundai Belgaum
2008 - Sussy Madurai
2009 - DSC Chennai
2009 - HMP Chennai
2010 - KUN Hyundai
2011- KUN hyundai

Plus Carnation, Bosch, Friendly neighborhood mechanics in every city for advice and accessories (never have let them touch the machinery in the car)

Going good.
Will love to get authorized spare parts out in the open.
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Old 25th August 2011, 12:36   #215
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I am facing steering issues in my santro xing.Sent the car to A** today. Got an estimate of 28k including labour. Parts would cost 25k,major part is the steering rack costing 18k. Mine is a 2003 model done 95k km.No problem whatsoever till date,only regular servicing and replacing wear n tear parts.
The steering has become quite heavy and does not return to normal (its a power steering) ,also there is some noise from steering on rough roads.
Plz suggest what might be the problem,I dont trust them. I am also going to take another opinion from local garage and if possible another A**.
Wish me luck.
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I have been owning Hyundai's for last almost 12 years. I get it serviced with HMP, Chennai, I find the service courteous and very reasonable. I have an Elantra GLS and it's running like a dream and service costs for last 5.5 years hasn't crossed even Rs.20k. Both were bought new (Accent GLS owned 6 years and 60 k kms and Elantra GLS 5.5 years and 25k kms). I'm surprised to hear but you can try HMP they as you must be knowing are COCO so lesser vested interests and better service.
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^^ I am in Nagpur , HMP is in Chennai I guess ,where you stay.
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Have they given you a breakup of the parts required to be replaced?

Please get the tie-rod ends and ball joints checked.

Please check this thread out, specially the first few posts.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...practices.html (Hyundai India, unreasonable long term maintenance and service practices!)

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this is suprising.
My A.s.c said my steering rack's on the way out too, but quoted 10k for a replacement, on a fiesta.
sounds like youre being gypped.

do you have a full bottle of steering fluid, and a functioning pump?

best to get it checked outside, a second opinion ,as such.
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I would strongly recommend you to goto an independent garage and get a diagnosis and estimate. Am quite sure the car is repairable.
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I would strongly recommend you to goto an independent garage and get a diagnosis and estimate. Am quite sure the car is repairable.
Btw did your issue got resolved? how much did you finally spend on the steering thing?
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@Inder: HMP is present in all metro's. @Jaggu: With such exorbitant quotes its better to take a 'second' opinion regards repairs and being a used car better to fall back on other garages for better service, but Hyundai parts: are they available in the open or have to be sourced via the dealer? Ideally, what you should have done: given it a good once over before buying the car; used cars can spring surprises.
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Thanks for the info Durango Dude ,but I am in a non metro.
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Btw did your issue got resolved? how much did you finally spend on the steering thing?
Nope have not done anything since its a minor leak. Plan is there for long but terrible schedules

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but Hyundai parts: are they available in the open or have to be sourced via the dealer?
Parts are available outside from OEM suppliers but will not have the hyundai oem on it, basically it does not go through the Hyundai QC checks which is actually not a big deal lol
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[quote=Durango Dude;2482000... but Hyundai parts: are they available in the open or have to be sourced via the dealer?[/quote]

I guess parts of most manufacturers/makes/models are available in the open market, only you cannot easily distinguish between the genuine and fake ones, and most of the times you won't be getting any manufacturer warranty on any of them.

Nowadays certain manufacturers like Bosch have opened their own service outlets, so in you case your fuel pump failed and it was a Bosch make, you could directly approach Bosch and get it repaired/replaced. If replaced, Bosch would likely give you warranty on the new pump as well.

My experience with ASCs has been there's no warranty cover if a part is replaced (unless your car is still under warranty). Not only illogical, unethical and violating consumer rights, it also takes away any benefit of getting the part changed at the ASC where labour rates typically are high.
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