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Old 23rd July 2015, 12:07   #2341
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Default Ertiga's Pathetic Build quality

Hi All,

I believe few Ertiga owners out here might have read my rants on the Rattling issues in my Ertiga in the other thread.

Now, there's a new issue in my vehicle now.

The rear passengers can now take a sneak peak into rear A/C

Yes, while I was on my way to drop my son at his school, I hear a loud thud behind my seat.

Then my son alerts me saying 'Appa A/C keezha vizhunthirichu'
- English Translation 'A/C has fallen down'.

I dropped him at his school and took a quick look into the panel and the vents. It looks like there's only one press type holder that holds the entire A/C vent.

Maruti! Such a shoddy build quality. I understand rattles, but this is certainly not acceptable at all

The first and the second picture were taken at home just before my travel and the last picture was taken after the A/C vents came out!

I could have very well informed MASS folks on this and got it rectified. But, I wanted to post this in the forum for the benefit of others.

And, all this from a 1.5 years old car. Sigh!
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Old 23rd July 2015, 12:21   #2342
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That's so sad to have this happen on a 1.5 yr old vehicle. Maruti is known for it's poor build quality.

I hope you can get this repaired without any issues.
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My brother owns a Swift Dzire which was parked in his society. Some children were riding bicycles. One of them lost control and fell on the parked Dzire. The left handle of the bicycle touched the body of the car and caused a big dent on the fender of the car. He called his insurance guy who was simply not ready to accept that the big dent has been caused by a child's bicycle. Lol
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Shoddy to say the least but will take ASC just a couple of minutes to get it in place.

From the pics, it just looks the grille and not the unit per se as mentioned earlier though
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Surprising! I have till now removed the AC Vent on 2 occasions and have managed to fit it back precisely without breaking anything and the Vent remains in place.

Few months back I was wanting to figure out what was causing infrequent crackling noise from the rear AC Unit and one day I removed the complete roof lining and accessed the AC Unit.

To my knowledge, in case you have asked the ASC to attend your Ertiga to fix the infamous rear AC Rattle, I suspect they may have not paid attention to the final fitting.

As for now, I loosened all the bolts holding the Rear AC Unit, and through the gaps between the Roof and AC Unit, I inserted rolls made by cutting Yoga mat strips. The Noise is completely arrested although it was never so severe in my case but was irritating few times.

No DIY Thread for this as I took very less photos as I was sitting in a cramped location with all the tools and while I did this Solo.

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On Build Quality - Well, I have to agree with you. I don't even need to compare the Ertiga with any other Manufacturer when my 2006 WagonR will do. Right from the Door Pads to Dash to Seats, most of the interiors are made of thicker gauge material while the plastics of Ertiga's Door pads and seats feel so thin.

However, I have noticed that this has been the trend with most new cars these days when you compare the older models from the same manufacturer.

After I did this riskiest of DIY by removing almost 3/4th of the roof line, I am happy that everything fit precisely well back in place and there are zero hints to know if anything was opened at all. In fact, no wrinkles on the roof lines which the ASCs would almost assure you. After all, DIY will always be complemented by a lot of TLC when in progress.

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Old 23rd July 2015, 16:10   #2346
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To my knowledge, in case you have asked the ASC to attend your Ertiga to fix the infamous rear AC Rattle, I suspect they may have not paid attention to the final fitting.

No DIY Thread for this as I took very less photos as I was sitting in a cramped location with all the tools and while I did this Solo.
Wow, wonderful DIY there Parag

I don't remember asking MASS folks to remove the roof lining before!

MSM road service team came to my office couple of minutes back to check this issue. I had given them a call in the morning. They inspected the issue and have applied some glue between the A/C panel and the roof lining.

Then, they fixed the rear A/C vents. But, there's still some gap left between the vents and the roof. So, they have asked me to bring the vehicle to their workshop during the weekend.
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MSM road service team came to my office couple of minutes back to check this issue. I had given them a call in the morning. They inspected the issue and have applied some glue between the A/C panel and the roof lining.

Then, they fixed the rear A/C vents. But, there's still some gap left between the vents and the roof. So, they have asked me to bring the vehicle to their workshop during the weekend.
By your explanation my suspicion has turned into confirmation that it is indeed the folks from MASS who have ensured the vent cover fell off that way.

I was more than confident when I posted my response that something might have surely gone wrong. I mentioned that I removed the same cover twice, first to assess if I can proceed with the DIY at all and second time for the actual DIY.

In fact, the vent cover fits so tight on the roof lining that it requires a good effort to pull it off from there and you may need to insert a flat object to release the same.

I am going on a 3 day long drive this weekend else I may have surely removed the Vent cover again and would have pointed the exact places where the vent has clips and how it fits through the roof lining and below the AC unit.

On the AC Noise: Well, this is a known issue and MASS fixes this but I didn't want them to do it as it involves the following procedure that I figured out myself on one of the Sundays when I wanted to get to the roots of this problem-
  • Remove Sun Visors from Driver and Co-passenger side
  • Remove IRVM
  • Remove Roof Lamp Housing
  • Remove 3 Grab Handles on roof - Co-passenger, Second row Left and Right
  • Pull the AC Vent Cover, disconnect the coupler behind it that is linked to rotary Switch
  • Open all 4 Doors, Wide
  • One by one, pull out the Rubber beeding(Weather Strip) from all 4 sides
  • By doing so the Room lining will move down (Like you see in the pic)
  • Then you carefully remove the roof lining behind the plastic on B Pillars
  • Remove Head-restraints from both front seats and bend the back down (Ahead)
  • Recline the rear seats to max too
  • This will ensure the roof lining which is not completely removed sags down to the lowest and offers enough room to access the rear AC Unit

On the Noise and the fixing:
  • The Rear AC Unit is a simple metal box (Cooling coil) covered with Bakelite material all over
  • This is held to the roof by 4 Bolts on all 4 corners
  • The weight of this unit itself along with the width makes it support-less in the central area (As its held only on 4 corners and nothing in center)
  • Hence, whenever you pass over potholes or undulations this plastic covering expands and contracts resulting crackling noise
  • All you do now is carefully loosen all 2 bolts close enough that the Unit doesn't get dislocated and when you notice the gap created above the unit, you can place any damping material like Thermocol or stiffer Rubber material like bundles of Yoga Mat strips like I did

Repeat the above procedure in reverse order and fix everything back.

Please ensure MASS folks do this job with clean hands else your roof lining will need a 3M job .

I was sitting with a bottle of Sanitizer and cloth that I often wiped my hand the moment I felt they were dirty enough to spoil the roof lining.

Lastly - Like any other ASC, even MASS would not love to dedicate their staff to fix something like this and they may as well deny doing all that I mentioned. After all, ASCs exists for "Serving by Servicing" and not for Issue resolution.

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By your explanation my suspicion has turned into confirmation that it is indeed the folks from MASS who have ensured the vent cover fell off that way.
Thanks for the wonderful explanation Parag Bhai

I will surely visit MSM this weekend and show them your DIY process to get the roof lining/AC rattling issues fixed.

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Default Ertiga facelift caught on camera

A big thank you to Chetan Bhardwaj for sharing these pictures. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts!

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The Ertiga facelift is likely to be displayed in Indonesia next month and more details on it can be found in our Team-BHP news article.

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Is this the new facelift version or the Paseo Limited Edition?

Am willing to bet that the interiors look beige-ish only
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2015 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga launch scheduled for 3rd week of October?

http://gaadiwaadi.com/scoop-2015-mar...ctober-111647/
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Looking forward to the face lift. Maruti will get my money if this one is equipped with Navigation and Auto Gear Shift.

Does anyone have info on the possibilities ?

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Here are more details of the 'face lift' Ertiga as seen to test. Expect a Festive launch - Oct/Nov

Speculated changes,

•Increase in fuel efficiency
•New twin-slat chrome front grille and Bumpers
•New Z+ & V+ trim
•Engine start / stop button
•Optional Leather seat upholstery
•Smart play stereo system

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http://gaadiwaadi.com/2016-maruti-su...ctober-091821/
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Here are more details of the 'face lift' Ertiga as seen to test. Expect a Festive launch - Oct/Nov

Speculated changes,

•Increase in fuel efficiency
•New twin-slat chrome front grille and Bumpers
•New Z+ & V+ trim
•Engine start / stop button
•Optional Leather seat upholstery
•Smart play stereo

The interior view indicates it has a touch screen and a black dash. The black dash is a welcome change though the steering is still Beige 😁

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Here are more details of the 'face lift' Ertiga as seen to test. Expect a Festive launch - Oct/Nov

Speculated changes,

•Increase in fuel efficiency
•New twin-slat chrome front grille and Bumpers
•New Z+ & V+ trim
•Engine start / stop button
•Optional Leather seat upholstery
•Smart play stereo system

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Do I see a projector headlamp in this picture? or it's just a illusion
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