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Old 24th November 2009, 21:10   #61
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If something like this happens in a developed county like US, Hyundai will not be able to sell another car until they accept that there is a problem and take measures to fix it.
Nan, your friend should have tried to get some attention from media.
All these big companies are afraid of negative publicity. They don't care about legal litigation or govt, because they know they can deal with them as they have lot of money and power.

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I have an example:-
one of my friends House caught fire. Fire has started in his brand new IFB washing machine. He asked IFB for compensation, but they kept telling him that the reason machine caught fire was because of faulty wiring. when he told them that he is a software engineer and he will start sending emails regarding this incidence to all the software professions in Hyderabad, they immediately agreed to pay him compensation. He got around 1.5 lacks compensation and a brad new washing machine.
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Rats! This sounds like bluff from Hyundai. Dont listen to there reason, get some independent surveyor to get check done, register a case with consumer court and file for full compensation in terms of new car and other damages.
Companies need to change "Yeh Chalta hai" attitude towards customer care.. Though I have nothing against HMIL even companies like Toyota can do mistakes, read about Toyota recalling 3.4 Million vehicles for gas pedal recall. Apparently gas pedal would stick to floor mat and then accelerate out of control. (Toyota to replace 3.8 million gas pedals - Autos- msnbc.com) HMIL should accept design flaw issue and get going to fix it for all cars with defect.

I am glad that your friend is safe, ask him to not let it go
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Old 18th May 2011, 12:17   #63
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Hi All,

I own a Hyundai i10 Kappa Oct 2008 model. It has run about 28000 kms.

On Tuesday, while going to office, a biker pointed out that petrol is spilling from my car. I immediately got down, and checked it out personally.

I noticed that the petrol was dripping like water from the engine bay. Took the car to a nearby petrol pump, which was hardly 200 mts away, and got a checked with a mechanic. As per him, the pipe which transfers the petrol to the engine bay is damaged. And that is why the petrol is dripping.

Called up Hyundai Road Assistance. They told me not to start the car at all. They sent down a tow truck to pick up my car. On investigation at the MGF Hyundai workshop at Rama Road, Delhi, they told me that the pipe has been damaged due to a rat bite.

So, I have asked them to replace the petrol pipe. But, the problem is they don't have the part with them. As per the workshop, they have asked the part to be delivered directly from Hyundai factory at Chennai. It has been already been almost 3 days now, but the part hasn't arrived as of yet.

Anyways, after going through this thread, I feel I am fortunate that nothing catastrophic happened in my case. Thankfully, I discovered the leak in time.

Now my questions are:
1. Why would a car manufacturer make a fuel pipe that can be damaged by rodents?
2. If this type of case has happened earlier, why didn't Hyundai learned from mistakes?

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Old 18th May 2011, 14:20   #64
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Rats eating up wires and pipes is a common issue faced by people.

Check this thread for solutions employed by other team-bhpians : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-car-rats.html (How do you protect your car from rats?)
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Fuel lines should not be "chewable" by rats. I think quite a few card have either metal lines or lines covered in wire mesh.
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