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Old 20th May 2014, 11:32   #6061
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Tata Safari DICOR Camber adjustment requires Shim removal etc., which is very complicated. Therefore, if your camber is out, its best to go to a workshop. If XUV Toe, caster and camber all three are adjusted by turning the nuts, then it can be done at any alignment center which is equipped to do alignment for alloy wheels

In XUV only Toe can be adjusted. Also my RM mentioned it is better to do such in the authorised service centre
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Yes, It does interfere. I Know that too . But the bull bar was required to protect the headlights and the bumper from cyclists and two wheelers. I know its a negative point on safety measure. My apologies.
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One thing i would like to add is that the rear bumper are so so strong that they can handle real abuse.
I totally agree with nitinralli on the bumper. I had a front collision during my initial days in a similar circumstance where the car in front braked suddenly and XUV's brakes dint work as expected (the old ones). Was expecting a major damage to the front bumper. But it just absorbed the impact. Seems there was a metal rod behind the bumper to take on such impacts, and it was slightly bent. But the bumper as such didnt have any damage. And as discussed several times earlier, the bull bars could affect the airbag deployment, which I believe is far more important to all of us, in case of a frontal hit.

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Irrespective of the summer heat and bad blower design in the XUV, I extensively use the micro hybrid as it helps to save fuel.
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Like some one else quoted earlier, I am also not aware of the amount of fuel savings. The reasons that prompted me to discontinue usage of microhybrid were

1. Its said effect on the turbo. Not a major issue when driving in cities and while in heavy traffic. And if required there is the option to keep the clutch depressed for some 10-15 secs to give time for the turbo to cool off before the engine switches off. And to switch the feature off completely on the highways.

2. Fusing of bulbs. One of the reasons given by RM's for the low beam bulbs to fuse was because of the cranking of the engine with the lights ON. A situation that happens mostly when in autolight mode. When driving in the night with the start/stop enabled, every time the car starts up, it turns OFF/ON the lights. Though it is claimed that there is an inbuilt mechanism to protect the bulbs in such situations, no RM I interacted with gives a 100% guarantee for this. If the bulb fuses it either has to be replaced with the spare ones or get new ones. And in case the HID kit is installed, like in my case, getting the bulbs makes it harder on the pocket. I have heard that there is a new wire harness that solves this issue and protects the bulbs from fusing in such situations. If anyone has got it replaced, maybe they can comment on this.

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I received my AWD with Apollo Tyres. When I looked around the dealership and the service center I saw many Bridgestone and Apollo Tyres. Asked around and they said they have not been getting any XUVs with JK Tyres because of several issues with them.
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Yes, most of the XUV's come with Bridgestone or Apollo these days. Have heard from a friend who works at JK tyres that they receive a lot of complaints from the elanzo's on XUV's.
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I was also told by the Sales executive that all the AWD's that have been sold from his dealership have had Bridgestones only. Is that the case ? Also, are the Bridgestones good or should I consider JK Tyres ?
I also have JK on my car. Even after getting the wheel aligned and balanced multiple times, it still is not perfect to my satisfaction. Had got it done both at the ASC as well as at Madhus, a reputed tyre shop in Bangalore. And as commented by the technicians at Madhus as well as other XUV owners, JK tyres seems to be the culprit for the car drifting to the right or left. Some of them had got it replaced with bridgestones and appears the problem got solved. AWD's appears to be more affected and could be the reason they come with only BS nowadays.

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Can we get the wheel alignment and balancing done at local alignment centres or should the XUV alignment be done only at Mahindra ASC.
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In XUV only Toe can be adjusted. Also my RM mentioned it is better to do such in the authorised service centre
Wheel alignment can be done outside also. As long as they have the right machinery. If the ASC has the right technicians and machinery, then it is always better. Atleast it will be free of cost. RM's will never suggest going outside for anything.

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Currently I donít have any problem with my XUV alignment, itís just a periodic one.
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Tata Safari DICOR Camber adjustment requires Shim removal etc., which is very complicated. Therefore, if your camber is out, its best to go to a workshop. If XUV Toe, caster and camber all three are adjusted by turning the nuts, then it can be done at any alignment center which is equipped to do alignment for alloy wheels
Is alignment and balancing of Alloy wheels different from regular ones?

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Wheel alignment can be done outside also. As long as they have the right machinery. If the ASC has the right technicians and machinery, then it is always better. Atleast it will be free of cost. RM's will never suggest going outside for anything.
I have purchased mine from VVC Motors Hyderabad and my RM was never introduced to me, only that I got few SMS mentioning my RM name and contact number from Mahindra.
Once I asked my RM at ASC regarding alignment and he said currently their equipment is down and also didnít speak encouragingly about getting it done there only.

Can XUV owners from Hyderabad suggest a good outlet who can deal with XUVís.
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I have purchased mine from VVC Motors Hyderabad and my RM was never introduced to me, only that I got few SMS mentioning my RM name and contact number from Mahindra.
Once I asked my RM at ASC regarding alignment and he said currently their equipment is down and also didnít speak encouragingly about getting it done there only.

Can XUV owners from Hyderabad suggest a good outlet who can deal with XUVís.
Dont worry bout this. Get the alignment done from a good place around your place. Mahindra people will keep on scaring you on all these things so don't worry. If you trust and know that your local garage person has the right equipment to do this, then go for it.
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Hi Folks!
Since yesterday I hear a "kirrrr..rrrr" sound of 2 secs approximately when the rear passenger side door auto locks. Any one with same issues? Any suggestions?
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Old 21st May 2014, 16:07   #6066
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Posting the query again as it might have been missed in my earlier long posts.

Anyone (specifically from Bangalore) know of any upholstery shop which would have art leather/leather material matching the walnut interiors? I have been struggling to get seat covers for my Black W6. The one gsports offers does not exactly match the interior colors.
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....Anyone (specifically from Bangalore) know of any upholstery shop which would have art leather/leather material matching the walnut interiors? ...
You could try calling up the merchants listed in our directory section. I believe those guys will have any color to match as they customize according to the customer's taste.
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Posting the query again as it might have been missed in my earlier long posts.

Anyone (specifically from Bangalore) know of any upholstery shop which would have art leather/leather material matching the walnut interiors? I have been struggling to get seat covers for my Black W6. The one gsports offers does not exactly match the interior colors.
Try this shop Nitin Automobiles in JC Road. He will help you source the seat covers for your XUV.
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Hi Folks!
Since yesterday I hear a "kirrrr..rrrr" sound of 2 secs approximately when the rear passenger side door auto locks. Any one with same issues? Any suggestions?
Seems like passenger door Actuator (which controls locking and unlocking) acting up...
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Seems like passenger door Actuator (which controls locking and unlocking) acting up...
Any fast or DIY route? Or that I would have to visit the service centre?

I would not be able to visit at least for one week.
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Hi Folks!
Since yesterday I hear a "kirrrr..rrrr" sound of 2 secs approximately when the rear passenger side door auto locks. Any one with same issues? Any suggestions?
Are you sure its the door and not the mirrors folding?
The mirror-folding is noisy. Please check.
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Are you sure its the door and not the mirrors folding?
The mirror-folding is noisy. Please check.
Already explained in the niggles thread. Mirror folding is not in operation/not being operated when this problem is encountered. This sound is pretty loud though only for two seconds.
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Hi Folks,

Came across this mad XUV on Facebook!

I know some may not like it as is probably a bit overdone, but I was completely drooling over the pictures.

Looks awesome IMO.

Check it out.

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Came across this mad XUV on Facebook!
Absolutely preposterous!
An unnecessary overkill of an already overdone exterior.
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This looks like a knight rider - xuv cross. It absolutely maniacal - but I love it.
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