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Old 1st June 2014, 13:20   #1756
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Hi guys,

Was just looking at the Ertiga today and found this on the front right side of the bumper. Couldn't understand what this is.

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Can anyone shed some light on this?

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Old 1st June 2014, 18:40   #1757
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Hi guys,

Was just looking at the Ertiga today and found this on the front right side of the bumper. Couldn't understand what this is.


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Its the toe hook cover. I came to know about it when I first hit the car from bottom. The hook cover came out a little bit. On hitting it the second time, it fell apart. Although Ertiga has a ground clearance of 185mm, the front bumper seems to get touched often while parking or on a steep speed barrier ( always the BOTTOM part). Maybe the soft suspensions are to be blamed.
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Its the toe hook cover.
I hope you meant tow hook cover?!

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I hope you meant tow hook cover?!

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Yes! Its tow hook cover.
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I own a ZXI. Last weekend, had been to a trip to Mullaiyanagiri hills. This is the highest peak in Karnataka. Those who have gone there would know the kind of approach road to the peak. With 8 people onboard (6 adults, 2 kids), the climb to the top was almost trouble free.

At one place, on the way back, just after the parking lot, the Ertiga refused to climb the incline. I had to ask the family to get down from the car, had to place a stone as a support for the back tyre and then it climbed. Also, I observed that the stock MRF tyres were spinning because of loose soil/gravel.

Do you guys think this could be because of the less torque or tyres? If it is the tyres, then I need to seriously thinking of going for some better grip tyres.

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Thanks for the update

The Ertiga is front wheel drive, hence it has to 'pull' its load instead of 'pushing' the load in a rear wheel drive set up. You would have noticed that the Railways in ghat routes have an engine at the back to 'push' the train.

95% of the time you would not need the 'pushing' capability, its in extreme situations like the one you got into that needs extra help. An SUV like the Safari or Scorpio or even the Innova, which are all rear wheel drive vehicles would have been able to traverse this predicament without a problem

Another problem I can see is that a petrol engine is not known for 'torque' which is pulling power, if you had a DDiS Ertiga in the same situation, the torque of the diesel motor would have bailed you out

Moral of the story - Since the Ertiga is petrol and front-wheel drive, be wary of areas that you need a 'push' and hence avoid/plan accordingly

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Do you guys think this could be because of the less torque or tyres? If it is the tyres, then I need to seriously thinking of going for some better grip tyres.
Ertiga is a FWD car with lousy MRF ZVTV tyres all round so the first problem is grip is low.

Second issue, your car being fully loaded, weight transfer is to the rear part so when the car is on hills, weight is transferred further on the rear axle lifting the front end causing not enough grip to the front wheels to provide traction to pull the hill start off.

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Thanks for the replies. I will keep this in mind while planning my next tours. Also will think of changing the tyres to a better grip ones.

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I rode about 150 km on the highway as a passenger in the front in a diesel Ertiga. There were lots of diversions and stop-and-go situations along with steady cruising. I felt it was underpowered (it had about 18k kms on the odo). I asked the driver how he felt about the power and he said it was underpowered.

This would be a better vehicle if it had the 1.6L MJD, IMO.
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Thanks Autoindian . I know you were looking for a used Innova / new car, have you decided or waiting for Mobilio? Right now, I am getting around 45000Rs discount on Ertiga and hence getting tempted.

Ps: Based on a december article no facelift is expected this year: http://indianautosblog.com/2013/12/s...donesia-110532
Hi Sajanjohn

Can you please break up the 45000 discount that you are getting ?

Means - is there some exchange bonus or loyalty bonus also included in it ?

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Couple of updates on my Ertiga:

a) Got the A/C Panel filter
b) Changed the lane change indicator from three blinks to four
c) Checked and tightened all the seat bolts and nuts. But, the rear seats still rattle as they are movable ones.
d) As we don't use the third row seat frequently, got a noodle mat to cover the entire seat when folded.
e) De-badged Rear

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b) Changed the lane change indicator from three blinks to four
Cool! How is this done?
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Cool! How is this done?
Got this done at MSM Chennai. Not sure about the process. Time taken 10 mins and they charged Rs 110/-
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I felt it was underpowered (it had about 18k kms on the odo). I asked the driver how he felt about the power and he said it was underpowered.

This would be a better vehicle if it had the 1.6L MJD, IMO.
I disagree on the part that the Ertiga is underpowered. Initially I thought the same as the specifications on paper makes the car look underpowered but it isn't. Also the thought that a 1.3L engine for a Innova size is miniscule but the VGT in that engine had done the trick. Try keeping it between 90-110 kmph and it travels like that for hours together, low turbo lag and decently silent when compared with competition.

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a) Got the A/C Panel filter
Hope you meant Cabin air filter? Isn't that coming with the car as stock or you mean you replaced it?

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b) Changed the lane change indicator from three blinks to four
Nice, would want the same in mine Swift too.

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Hope you meant Cabin air filter? Isn't that coming with the car as stock or you mean you replaced it?
Yes Anurag. It's the Cabin Air filter.

No, Cabin filter isn't part of the standard fitment. It's an add-on.
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Nice, would want the same in mine Swift too.
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Not sure but I think using the OBD Reader, one can change this setting using the software and accessing blinker settings and I have heard it from few folks who have got it done.
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