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Old 13th September 2007, 13:41   #901
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Hey guys!!
My vdi has done 3000 now. Giving me a FE of 17 in city driving. No issues with the as such, just that sometimes its does not easily shift to the reverse gear. Is that fine.

My car is red in color and some scratches have started showing up here and there.At the last service the dealer suggested me a teflon coat for some 2.7k. Is it worth? And also should i get the car's under body coated( some kind of rubber coating, I am not sure)? as i am planning to keep the car for 4 years at least.
Anti-rust coating for the underbody is mandatory even if you dont live in a coastal area. Teflon is good to have but not mandatory certainely gives you a smooth finish to your car paint. Quote is quite high, get it done from individuals or private guys who do it for as less as 1.5K, just make sure the material used is the same.

I got 2 teflon coats ( one before delivery and one during 1st service) and underbody anti-rust quote as part of my negotiation package
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Old 13th September 2007, 14:11   #902
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I got a call from dealer day before yesterday asking me to bring the car for a checkup camp on next day. I took it there; they were inspecting the electrical wiring and sensors using a special tool provided by MUL. Testing took only 15 min but they found the defect in Wiring Harness Assembly and took three hours to replace it (Bill shows Rs.3053 for Harness Assy.) Done under warranty.
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We got a call the other day afforinf 'free service'.

As it has just been serviced, I asked my wife to say, 'no thanks'.

I wonder if this is what the call was really about?
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We got a call the other day afforinf 'free service'.

As it has just been serviced, I asked my wife to say, 'no thanks'.

I wonder if this is what the call was really about?
I strongly suggest rechecking with dealer, as I came to know some of cars are fitted with faulty wiring harness, in long run it may cause short-circuit and fire. And MUL is try to find out all cars fitted with the faulty ones and replaces it (They provided a special tool to detect this faulty part alone)
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damn i had got a call few weeks back that time i dint bother, anyways ill run it through the dealer soon i guess.

why cant they send a snail mail for recall lol
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Thanks, BijuPaul, we'll do that.

Let's hope we get to speak to someone who knows what they are talking about!
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I got a call from dealer day before yesterday asking me to bring the car for a checkup camp on next day. I took it there; they were inspecting the electrical wiring and sensors using a special tool provided by MUL. Testing took only 15 min but they found the defect in Wiring Harness Assembly and took three hours to replace it (Bill shows Rs.3053 for Harness Assy.) Done under warranty.
Hi Biju,

What is your car's month of manufacture? Mine is May'07, but I never received any call from the dealer, Indus, Kochi. Which is your dealer? Any idea on the criteria on selecting the cars for check?
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mines is march i guess, lets wait for Biju now, meanwhile i called up my dealer and they said only certain chasis number are being recalled. he will recheck and let me know.
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mines is march i guess, lets wait for Biju now, meanwhile i called up my dealer and they said only certain chasis number are being recalled. he will recheck and let me know.
I did the same thing now.
Called the customer care of Indus and asked about the same. They asked the Chasis number. I gave it and they promised to call back in 5 mins. After 1 hr they called back and said my car need to be checked and the service manager will call and fix appointment for that. Later Service guy called and confirmed for tomorrow morning.
Thanks to tbhp, otherwise I would have never known about this.
I will log a complaint tomorrow on why I was not called and informed on this. That's all we can do right?
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Hi Biju,

What is your car's month of manufacture? Mine is May'07, but I never received any call from the dealer, Indus, Kochi. Which is your dealer? Any idea on the criteria on selecting the cars for check?
Mine is also May 07, Date of delivery was 18-05-07, Sai Service Cochin. It seems criteria for recall is based on the Chassis No. (22xxxx and few 23xxxx are in recall list) mine is 230599.
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Mine is also May 07, Date of delivery was 18-05-07, Sai Service Cochin. It seems criteria for recall is based on the Chassis No. (22xxxx and few 23xxxx are in recall list) mine is 230599.
Oh, what a coincidence. Delivery date is the same.
Anyway, I have called them and fixed this checkup tomorrow. Will get back with the status.
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why cant they send a snail mail for recall lol
They send me a letter.
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My chassis no is 234xxx
I did not get any call from Maruti or my dealer. Called up my executive/dealer. He told he will check and get back. :(
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What a cusomer service? He got back immediately saying my vehicle is not in that list and they have recalled around 4/5 vehicles in the past which are older than mine Mine does not come under that batch which had the problem.
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I will try and check weather my VDi is in that batch . My Chasis Number is 228849..

Can some body recommend a good workshopfor the service .. (near by outer delhi... ) I have a fav work shop ... but they do not have much exp with the SWift D. So i am little scared in giving them the car.
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