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Old 15th November 2015, 01:21   #9556
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Yea its here as well. It's 16444 ecosport vehicles.

http://indianautosblog.com/2015/11/ford-ecosport-16444-units-recall-202823
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Old 15th November 2015, 17:02   #9557
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Pls post your write up asap. Also please tell me that pick up of AT is not bad and that suspension is not too stiff over broken roads. I'm taken aback by most users complaining about stiff suspension. I think unless you are a corner-craving rally-boy or a speed fiend dwelling on 150-160 kph territory, stiff suspension does not make any sense. Most inner-city roads are broken and people are forced to take these stretches at 10 to 25 kph and if a car has a stiff suspension it will rise and fall with every undulation on road, passing the shocks to occupants. Not at all desirable in a daily-drive car. I think this is one area where Hyundai cars shine. They have very soft suspension and hence people hardly feel a thing on bad stretches. Even most Maruti models have stiff suspension. A-Star has a back-breaking stiff suspension. Ditto, Swift. These guys need to keep our inner roads in mind while designing cars.
The suspension in the ecosport is stiff. I drive a pre-facelift 1.5MT. What I felt was that if the roads are moderately broken it does not affect the ecosport too much but passengers will definitely be jolted if you hit speedbreakers at more than optimum speeds. That said the suspension is just a boon on highways, I just drove from Trivandrum to Surat two days back. The car gives you a lot of confidence on highways and you can actually see the maruti's and hyundai's in front of you swinging up and down while the ecosport remains stable.

TLDR: Go for it if you dont mind slowing down for bad roads, its a great car.
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As an existing owner of Ford, i visited the ford dealer along with few friends to check on the new Ecosport. It definitely looks tall and rock solid but the prices are quite shocking! The Titanium version sells at 11.6L with 24K discount from the dealer. Quite disappointed for a sub 4m vehichle and we left to Nexa showroom to look on the new Baleno and took TD of it and while interacting with sales executive, he requested to try the new S-Cross(Zeta) and the quote given to us came as shocking @11.5L with around 40K discount.!!

Both has nearly the same set of equipment's and features but S-Cross offers more space(Interior & Boot) and better ride quality. On the whole we felt that the S-cross definitely is more VFM compared to Eco-Sport!

Below are the price quotes for Ecosport and the S-Cross!

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As an existing owner of Ford, i visited the ford dealer along with few friends to check on the new Ecosport. It definitely looks tall and rock solid but the prices are quite shocking! The Titanium version sells at 11.6L with 24K discount from the dealer. Quite disappointed for a sub 4m vehichle and we left to Nexa showroom to look on the new Baleno and took TD of it and while interacting with sales executive, he requested to try the new S-Cross(Zeta) and the quote given to us came as shocking @11.5L with around 40K discount.!!

Both has nearly the same set of equipment's and features but S-Cross offers more space(Interior & Boot) and better ride quality. On the whole we felt that the S-cross definitely is more VFM compared to Eco-Sport!

Below are the price quotes for Ecosport and the S-Cross!
Both cater to two different taste. While S-Cross has more space and better ride quality, Ecosport offers better engine, More Ground Clearance, better build and looks more contemporary. For a family of 3-4 practically the extra space is not going to be used 95% of the time.
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Got a set of 22" and 16" Bosch wiper blades for Rs. 330 and they seem to be working great and covering a wide area as compared to the factory provided one. Ford service center was giving me some local brand for Rs. 800/- . Hopefully if they last more than 6 months, I believe it is a much better option to get this rather than spend 2500 on Hella ones which will at the maximum last an year.

Will let others know how they span out.
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Guys need a help on my ecosport TCDi 2014. Its has done 14K kms but since 10K I've been experiencing a slight clutch slip or judder when I run in bumper to bumper traffic for long. It is absolutely smooth in normal traffic.

I've showed it to Ford ASS but they've just bled the clutch and said it looks fine. Its actually very difficult to replicate as it only comes in prolonged bumper to bumper runs.

Anyone else faced such an issue ? The clutch also becomes heavier in traffic is this normal ?

My car will complete an year in dec so wanted to get this checked before that.

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Raised a concern with ford for this clutch judder and they directed me to Harpreet Ford Gurgaon. These guys were again giving the same crap that there's no problem and they'll bleed the clutch. I insisted on opening the clutch and checking it. This is how the clutch looked post opening

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They say that it needs replacement as it show signs of jerking.. I was like this is what I've been telling you from last 4 visits . Then they start giving me the crap that this is because of driving style and not covered under warranty. I blasted at them , I said I've been driving from last 15 years and this is clearly their product fault and negligence. Jerking is a clear sign of flywheel issue ( going my past experience with my wagon-r ).

Just to add that my car has done 17k on the odo and I've been facing this issue since 10K kms. My car will complete an year in dec'15

These guys are yet to comeback to me. What is your take guys what should I do ?

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Raised a concern with ford for this clutch judder and they directed me to Harpreet Ford Gurgaon. These guys were again giving the same crap that there's no problem and they'll bleed the clutch. I insisted on opening the clutch and checking it. This is how the clutch looked post opening

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They say that it needs replacement as it show signs of jerking.. I was like this is what I've been telling you from last 4 visits . Then they start giving me the crap that this is because of driving style and not covered under warranty. I blasted at them , I said I've been driving from last 15 years and this is clearly their product fault and negligence. Jerking is a clear sign of flywheel issue ( going my past experience with my wagon-r ).

Just to add that my car has done 17k on the odo and I've been facing this issue since 10K kms. My car will complete an year in dec'15

These guys are yet to comeback to me. What is your take guys what should I do ?
Shootout a mail to ford Customer care and also ensure to call them. Clutch replacement at 17K is not likely. I believe this should get covered under warranty.
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Shootout a mail to ford Customer care and also ensure to call them. Clutch replacement at 17K is not likely. I believe this should get covered under warranty.
warranty denied an a quote of 13K is given :(

They've included clutch slave cylinder too in the quote and this is the possible culprit. I argued if slave cylinder is the cause and it is cover under warranty then why are you charging for it then they said if cylinder alone is the problem then it can be covered. After talking to FORD they offered 50% off on labour and 5% on parts as the best offer.

I called customer care and they were very rude and repeated the same thing that dealership said.

Guys any emails for higher-ups in ford ? I found Anurag Mehrotra is the service head for ford india any email ?

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Got a set of 22" and 16" Bosch wiper blades for Rs. 330 and they seem to be working great and covering a wide area as compared to the factory provided one. Ford service center was giving me some local brand for Rs. 800/- . Hopefully if they last more than 6 months, I believe it is a much better option to get this rather than spend 2500 on Hella ones which will at the maximum last an year.

Will let others know how they span out.
Congrats on the new Wiper Blades, will love to hear more on how they serve you in the long run.
The stock ones are from some local brand called "Motorcraft"

Btw : Where did you check the prices for Hella Wipers, I am currently using Hella Dyna Edge Wipers, a pair cost (16", 22") me less than Rs. 900, still cheaper than the ones offered by the company.
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Congrats on the new Wiper Blades, will love to hear more on how they serve you in the long run.
The stock ones are from some local brand called "Motorcraft"

Btw : Where did you check the prices for Hella Wipers, I am currently using Hella Dyna Edge Wipers, a pair cost (16", 22") me less than Rs. 900, still cheaper than the ones offered by the company.
Thanks! Will let you know once I have used it over a period of more than 3 months. Right now they are working great here in Bangalore as they should being brand new(it has been raining whole last week here).

Regarding Hella Dyna Edge, I googled it and found options on paytm, flipkart and few other automotive websites but all of them had them listed around 1800 to 2350. I saw a few places where they had listed them as Hella Dyna Edge retailing for around 1000 but it was just Hella and not Dyna Edge. Could you please share where you bought these and if you feel they are authentic?
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Thanks! Will let you know once I have used it over a period of more than 3 months. Right now they are working great here in Bangalore as they should being brand new(it has been raining whole last week here).

Regarding Hella Dyna Edge, I googled it and found options on paytm, flipkart and few other automotive websites but all of them had them listed around 1800 to 2350. I saw a few places where they had listed them as Hella Dyna Edge retailing for around 1000 but it was just Hella and not Dyna Edge. Could you please share where you bought these and if you feel they are authentic?
I used to buy them from http://automotivesoul.com/. But now apparently the web is now down under maintenance.

Those are 100% genuine, once I had a defective product which bought online and I could easily get them replaced through their reseller in Cochin. If I am not wrong, it was around 445 for the 16" and 500 for the 22". I have been using them for about close to an year now.

The Website is actually run by a Hella Authorised Retailer M/s Chawla Auto Sales, New Delhi. And I was also able to learn that the wholesale price is around the same.
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The stock ones are from some local brand called "Motorcraft".
Ford's has a brand for automotive parts, and that is Motorcraft. In that sense, Motorcraft is an OEM supplier to Ford, just that they also happen to be owned by Ford. They provide a ton of stuff that goes into our Ford cars, including - you guessed it - the wiper blades. Motorcraft also have frameless wiper blades that come on the 2011/2014 Fiesta, as seen in this picture. Until now, I've never thought of asking the Ford ASC to provide these wipers, and I fear they'll be priced high.

Another term you'll often see on parts within our cars is 'FoMoCo' - this is a shortening of Ford Motor Company.

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I used to buy them from http://automotivesoul.com/. But now apparently the web is now down under maintenance.
The Automotive Soul website is notorious for it being unavailable reasonably often (I'm spoilt by Amazon and Flipkart's 24x7 availability ). But fortunately, when its up and running, it works fine and there are no problems.

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Ford's has a brand for automotive parts, and that is Motorcraft. In that sense, Motorcraft is an OEM supplier to Ford, just that they also happen to be owned by Ford. They provide a ton of stuff that goes into our Ford cars, including - you guessed it - the wiper blades. Motorcraft also have frameless wiper blades that come on the 2011/2014 Fiesta, as seen in this picture. Until now, I've never thought of asking the Ford ASC to provide these wipers, and I fear they'll be priced high.

Another term you'll often see on parts within our cars is 'FoMoCo' - this is a shortening of Ford Motor Company.
This is news to me. I never knew about Ford Owning this OEM.

Yes they are pricey compared to Hella. the stock 16" wiper comes at around Rs. 800 per blade.

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The Automotive Soul website is notorious for it being unavailable reasonably often (I'm spoilt by Amazon and Flipkart's 24x7 availability ). But fortunately, when its up and running, it works fine and there are no problems.
It has been quite some time since I have logged on to the page, I just tried now to respond to Anand2712's post. Hope they are getting some upgrade, better looking, easy to use web page.
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****************************** So just want to post a funny/stupid incident. I am a newbie ecosport owner and last evening while I switched on my car in the night. I notice the entertainment system is switched off. No lights nothing, the screen is showing just the time. I try all the buttons, nothing happens. I look at the fuse box( just stare it). I open the bonnet and check the batteries. I get back in feeling awful drive around hoping it comes back, I want my music . While contemplating my next step I start fiddling with the volume button, voila everything is back. That's when I learnt how to switch off/on the entertainment system
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****************************** While contemplating my next step I start fiddling with the volume button, voila everything is back. That's when I learnt how to switch off/on the entertainment system
Ha ha. Nice one. I can relate to this. It took me about a week to realize that I can switch on/off the music system. Before that I was reducing the volume to zero when I didn't want the music.
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