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Old 29th October 2014, 07:34   #6676
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My XUV scraped a wall slightly and I am seeing black areas on the bumper. Realized that Mahindra has put only a thin layer of body color on the bumper and a small scratch will uncover the black portion beneath that. Cost cutting???
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Guys i am going to buy 3rd and 4th year warranty tomorrow. I wanted to ask, does it make sense to buy road-assist service too for extra 5K per year? Isnt it too much for this service?
You can take one only if you do a lot of out station trips and have a fear of getting stranded somewhere. Else I don't think you will need one as the local ASS will be more than happy to do it on a case to case basis which will be much cheaper
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Old 29th October 2014, 08:22   #6678
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Hi Folks! I have been facing some minor niggles in my XUV W8. I visited the service centre yesterday. The issues are as under:-

1. Just a little doubt over the Central Locking. If I take the key out of ignition and shut the doors, isn't the XUV supposed to auto-lock after 2 mins or so? While the XUV gets locked "most of the times" when I take the key out after stopping the car but does n't seem to be auto locking when I just open the door and shut it back on a stand still car. The RM here seems clueless and inspite of reporting this to the service centre, they could not rectify it.

2. There is also a ghrrrr sound when the right mirror auto shuts/opens. The RM used some oil to lubricate which reduced the noise but still the operation is not satisfactory. He infact warned that tampering with the mirror might cause more electrical issues!

3. There is a khat-khat sound from the front axle when the XUV starts from a stop position or slowing down/accelerating near a bumper. I assume it to be some loose tie rods. The RM said that some loose nuts in the steering assembly. The work was done. But the issue still remains.

All in all a waste visit to the service centre. Any comments on the above issues/ suggestion?
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Old 29th October 2014, 12:08   #6679
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Hi Folks! I have been facing some minor niggles in my XUV W8. I visited the service centre yesterday. The issues are as under:-

1. Just a little doubt over the Central Locking. If I take the key out of ignition and shut the doors, isn't the XUV supposed to auto-lock after 2 mins or so? While the XUV gets locked "most of the times" when I take the key out after stopping the car but does n't seem to be auto locking when I just open the door and shut it back on a stand still car. The RM here seems clueless and inspite of reporting this to the service centre, they could not rectify it.

2. There is also a ghrrrr sound when the right mirror auto shuts/opens. The RM used some oil to lubricate which reduced the noise but still the operation is not satisfactory. He infact warned that tampering with the mirror might cause more electrical issues!

3. There is a khat-khat sound from the front axle when the XUV starts from a stop position or slowing down/accelerating near a bumper. I assume it to be some loose tie rods. The RM said that some loose nuts in the steering assembly. The work was done. But the issue still remains.

All in all a waste visit to the service centre. Any comments on the above issues/ suggestion?
1. I am not able to understand your issue here. The door locks automatically while moving and after crossing 20kmph speed. Remove the key after switchoff , the door unlocks. After you came out of the vehicle, you need to lock the doors using the remote. Auto-locking on stand still occurs, only when you unlock the doors using the remote, but didn't open any of the doors at all for few mins. If you open the door, then you have to lock again using the remote.

2. Same Here. I think its common in all XUV.

3. Same issue here, but unable to explain properly to the service centre, when they drove it there was no sound. Next time in the service centre , i will test drive the TD vehicle and check whether they get the same sound too . May be this sound is common too ?
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If I take the key out of ignition and shut the doors, isn't the XUV supposed to auto-lock after 2 mins or so?
No. After unlocking the vehicle using the remote key, the vehicle will relock automatically, if none of the doors or tail-gate or bonnet is opened for 45 seconds.

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While the XUV gets locked "most of the times" when I take the key out after stopping the car but does n't seem to be auto locking when I just open the door and shut it back on a stand still car.
All the doors central-lock automatically, when the vehicle crosses 20 kmph speed. The central locking system remains activated, if the ignition is switched off.
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My XUV scraped a wall slightly and I am seeing black areas on the bumper. Realized that Mahindra has put only a thin layer of body color on the bumper and a small scratch will uncover the black portion beneath that. Cost cutting???
That is the way it is, if the plastics are self coloured they will never be able to match the body colour of the vehicle so the same paint as the body is used to spray the black bumpers.
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There is a khat-khat sound from the front axle when the XUV starts from a stop position or slowing down/accelerating near a bumper. I assume it to be some loose tie rods.
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Same issue here, but unable to explain properly to the service center, when they drove it there was no sound. Next time in the service center , i will test drive the TD vehicle and check whether they get the same sound too . May be this sound is common too ?
Even I am facing this issue. The reason why it is not reproduced easily in service center may be since I felt it is heard after parking the vehicle for a longer duration. I hear it each time I take the vehicle out after an overnight parking. This makes me doubt it may be due to suspension issue.
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Old 29th October 2014, 14:54   #6683
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You can take one only if you do a lot of out station trips and have a fear of getting stranded somewhere. Else I don't think you will need one as the local ASS will be more than happy to do it on a case to case basis which will be much cheaper
Thanks. Thats what i was wondering. Infact since i have to renew car insurance too, i see that by paying as little as 99, you can get road assist from the insurance company so why pay 5K to Mahindra.
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BHPains..

I took the TD of Duster, Terrano, XUV etc and today the TD of ARIA Pure Lx.

I can say that Aria's ride on broken road was excellent compared to XUV.
I was feeling jerky and unsettled when i took the XUV over the broken roads with other 4 more passengers. But Aria gave me a car like ride just as the Duster and Innova.

In pick up, Aria was way ahead of Innova. Being an enthusiastic driver with a diesel rocket Optra Magnum in hand, I would say that Aria does not disappoint in the pickup.

I took Aria to an inclined place, stopped it and then took it again and i would say it did better than XUV when i moved the gear from 1st to 2nd. I think the lag is bit less in Aria. ( In Aria load was bit less compared to what XUV had , may be 100 -110 kg less)

I am now confused as the ride and interior space and finish was better in Aria.
I felt happy when I sat in Aria as it gave a car like feel. Felt solid too.

Any comments??
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That is the way it is, if the plastics are self coloured they will never be able to match the body colour of the vehicle so the same paint as the body is used to spray the black bumpers.
I understand. But I guess usually manufactures apply the body color paint in atleast 2 or 3 layers. Here the paint is a very thin layer.

Has anyone used the aerosol paint spray cans available in market for fixing these kind of minor paint issues?
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Old 29th October 2014, 16:05   #6686
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I understand. But I guess usually manufactures apply the body color paint in atleast 2 or 3 layers. Here the paint is a very thin layer.

Has anyone used the aerosol paint spray cans available in market for fixing these kind of minor paint issues?
I did it on my old Ford Fiesta. Its a DIY stuff so depending on your skills, it works well.
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I am now confused as the ride and interior space and finish was better in Aria.
I felt happy when I sat in Aria as it gave a car like feel. Felt solid too.

Any comments??
Well if you like it you should buy it. Just a small note - Aria probably would be fastest depreciating asset you might invest in
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I booked for a Test Drive through their website. 24 hours have passed no SMS, call. This is in Chennai.
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1. I am not able to understand your issue here. The door locks automatically while moving and after crossing 20kmph speed. Remove the key after switchoff , the door unlocks. After you came out of the vehicle, you need to lock the doors using the remote. Auto-locking on stand still occurs, only when you unlock the doors using the remote, but didn't open any of the doors at all for few mins. If you open the door, then you have to lock again using the remote.
I post my query again.

1. Scenario 1 : Suppose I drove to place, switched off the ignition, removed the key, moved out of XUV and closed the door; will the XUV get locked automatically after some finite time? Or will I have to compulsorily lock it using remote?

2. Scenario 2 : The XUV is parked with remotely locked previously. I open the car using remote, open the door and close the door again. In this again will the car get locked automatically or will I have to use the remote to lock the car?
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I post my query again.

1. Scenario 1 : Suppose I drove to place, switched off the ignition, removed the key, moved out of XUV and closed the door; will the XUV get locked automatically after some finite time? Or will I have to compulsorily lock it using remote?

2. Scenario 2 : The XUV is parked with remotely locked previously. I open the car using remote, open the door and close the door again. In this again will the car get locked automatically or will I have to use the remote to lock the car?
I dont own a XUV but have had Maruti's with remote lock. Maybe my answers would help as this is the case with Maruti vehicle with remote lock.

Scenario 1- You have to lock the doors remotely or using the key when you get out of the vehicle on reaching a destination.

Scenario 2- In case you unlock the vehicle but dont open the doors, it will lock by itself without any chirp or lights but if you've opened any of the doors, you'll have to lock it again. Same is not the case if you open the boot in Maruti vehicles as it automatically locks in a few minutes.
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