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Old 13th October 2016, 23:54   #346
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Hello everyone. My fist car has been an Eon and I have been driving it for 7 months now. Happy with it overall, but there are 1-2 topics which I would like to list down here for the more experienced members to comment upon.

1) This incident happened around the 1200 km mark, around 1.5 months after buying. I was going up a relatively steep incline (from a side lane to the main road) with full AC (45 deg temperatures) on 1st gear. As I was quite a newbie driver back then, I didn't provide enough throttle input and the car stalled. I pressed the clutch and brake to bring it back to neutral but to my surprise, the clutch got depressed but the brake pedal was jammed. The car started rolling back and I had to apply the handbrake to stop it from rolling further. Thankfully, there was no one me otherwise I would have rolled on and hit him/her.

Have again experienced this 1-2 times when I get into the car in the morning. When the engine is turned off completely, the brake pedal does not move at all.

Is this an issue or something expected?

2) I can constantly hear a very feeble metallic screeching from the base of one of the seats. It keeps happening when I go over bump or accelerate/brake. It's so feeble that any other passenger travelling with me never even noticed. But bringing it to one of my regular co-travellers attention, he started noticing it every day.

Any ideas what could be the cause? Pretty sure that it is from the base of one of the seats inside the cabin.
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1) Have again experienced this 1-2 times when I get into the car in the morning. When the engine is turned off completely, the brake pedal does not move at all.
When the engine rpm is low (I mean near stalling) and when the engine is OFF, the Brake booster isn't able to generate enough vacuum to keep the pedal pressure to normal standards hence the pedal becomes hard.

Once the rpm reaches idling range or above, vacuum is restored hence pedal becomes free. Nothing to worry IMO.

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2) Pretty sure that it is from the base of one of the seats inside the cabin.
Get the seat rails and all hinges/linkages lubricated. Sound will disappear.

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Have again experienced this 1-2 times when I get into the car in the morning. When the engine is turned off completely, the brake pedal does not move at all.
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When the engine rpm is low (I mean near stalling) and when the engine is OFF, the Brake booster isn't able to generate enough vacuum to keep the pedal pressure to normal standards hence the pedal becomes hard.

Once the rpm reaches idling range or above, vacuum is restored hence pedal becomes free. Nothing to worry IMO.
Dear Dhawal20,

a4anurag has put it very nicely.

Let me add my 2 bits: Way back in 2002~3 I had my first taste of power brakes and power steering. In my office there was a slight slope. One day I tried to change the position of the car without starting the engine - just by relying on gravity and slope. It was an Indica DLS I think. Not just the brake but the steering too was very - very - very hard! From that day onward, I have never tried it again! So - to add to a4anurag's comment - you can loose steering control too - if the engine stalls! Take care.

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My family owns one for three years now and having driven one extensively I have arrived at a conclusion that cars in this price bracket are a major compromise on safety and other parameters. Im talking Alto and Kwid here as well. We are going to upgrade to a proper hatch/sedan/mini suv after letting go of the Eon.

What are your views on this?

"The car started rolling back and I had to apply the handbrake to stop it from rolling further. Thankfully, there was no one me otherwise I would have rolled on and hit him/her"
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I have arrived at a conclusion that cars in this price bracket are a major compromise on safety and other parameters.
Hi Sebring, although your statement is true in principle, I do have a different perspective on this. The question which can be asked is, "major compromise on safety", but with respect to what?

If you compare it to the more expensive cars, no doubt, yes. But for someone like me who would be driving it solo or with my girlfriend for the most part, for regular commute and the occasional long trip, at this price point, it is a substitute for a 1 lakh+ costing bike.

Now, consider the road safety aspects, protection from extreme weather, big road potholes, highway drives and everything else from that perspective and the Eon will feel much safer. Of course it costs 3-4 times the amount, but for someone like me where a two wheeler was a considerable alternative and breaking the bank was never the idea, a budget car any day wins. If the cheapest, although a much safer car, had cost 6 lakh plus, I would rather be driving an Avenger cruise.

That being said, I do agree that safety needs to be put ahead of other "features" while designing cars. The only reason for going for the Sportz variant was the presence of an Airbag. Would have loved to spend 50k for another airbag and ABS, if it had been available an option back then.
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To all the Eon owners, how has been the long term reliability of this car? Please share how many kms you have driven and any mechanical faults or niggles, if any you have faced.

Is it wise to book this car in 2016. Asking because it's been 5 years of this car now with no changes by Hyundai at all.
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To all the Eon owners, how has been the long term reliability of this car? Please share how many kms you have driven and any mechanical faults or niggles, if any you have faced.

Is it wise to book this car in 2016. Asking because it's been 5 years of this car now with no changes by Hyundai at all.
Hi,
I have driven close to 34k kms in 2 years. There has not been a single reliability issue with respect to mechanical aspect. It is really good one for city. For more info you can also go through my thread.

Hyundai Eon Sportz (The Cute Little Blue-bee: Hyundai Eon Sportz!)

Just a suggestion. If you could stretch your budget a bit you can get some thing from the next segment. There are lots of options but you might end up with a base version of those.
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To all the Eon owners, how has been the long term reliability of this car? Please share how many kms you have driven and any mechanical faults or niggles, if any you have faced.

Is it wise to book this car in 2016. Asking because it's been 5 years of this car now with no changes by Hyundai at all.
I own a 2012 model and done 35K kms till date. The car runs absolutely fine without any trouble with periodic servicing (touchwood).

Also if possible stretch your budget and check the Tiago
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Thanks for the heads up guys!
This one is for my cousin so the final decision is up to him.

Tiago has high waiting period so guess that has to be ruled out.
Will update in due course.
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