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Old 28th August 2016, 21:56   #1336
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Frustrating weekend with my tank. Coolant leakage issue reappeared. Noticed yesterday and after topping up coolant it reached minimum level after about 10 kms drive, although no temperature alarm. Today again after topping up went for a 15 minutes test drive and after reaching home back, I noticed leakage as coolant was dropping on my parking area. Called Mahindra Road Side Assistance and they arranged a towing vehicle. This is the third time my tank is visiting service centre for coolant leakage issue

Today only I realized that first year Mahindra Road Side Assistance is complimentary for TUV300. They came on time as promised and did a decent job in towing the vehicle
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Reading up a lot on the fraility (not a word but hope to convey what I mean) of the TUV, am wondering if people knowingly buy into this agony, like I am about to! I am seriously considering the TUV to replace my 16 year old Qualis and shudder to think of the breakdown or failure situation I may face. I've never regularly checked on the fluids of my cars, never had to call for a tow vehicle other than a fuel pump failure once for my swift. I cannot afford a Crysta and only the TUV fits my budget. I know some owners have had better luck with their TUVs and i pray that Mahindra fix the known issues before I eventually book one
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I was very enamored with the TUV after am test drive, because of the amazing torque, high seating position and space, but ultimately decided against it. Going through this thread and reading about the various vexing issues being faced by several owners is what made me shy away from buying one of these, despite the awesome offers and discounts they are having for the TUV as well as the Nuvosport.

I'm sure that for every owner with persistent issues/niggles, there are probably a hundred completely satisfied owners, but the math seems too be even better for Suzuki, Hyundai and Ford.

I'm confident that Mahindra will surely iron out the issues in the car and launch a better version soon enough, but I have chosen to wait. My next car will be from Mahindra.
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Frustrating weekend with my tank. Coolant leakage issue reappeared. Noticed yesterday and after topping up coolant it reached minimum level after about 10 kms drive, although no temperature alarm. Today again after topping up went for a 15 minutes test drive and after reaching home back, I noticed leakage as coolant was dropping on my parking area. Called Mahindra Road Side Assistance and they arranged a towing vehicle. This is the third time my tank is visiting service centre for coolant leakage issue
Airbus, very sad to know about your recurring coolant leakage issue. Has your car undergone the return coolant hose replacement recall? If not then that is the first thing the service center should have done. During the 10K service of my car, I was told that my car was listed for three recalls amongst which one was for Radiator hose replacement (as there were coolant leakage complaints form some customers)

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Today only I realized that first year Mahindra Road Side Assistance is complimentary for TUV300. They came on time as promised and did a decent job in towing the vehicle
At least some silver lining in a dark cloud.

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Reading up a lot on the fraility (not a word but hope to convey what I mean) of the TUV, am wondering if people knowingly buy into this agony, like I am about to! I am seriously considering the TUV to replace my 16 year old Qualis and shudder to think of the breakdown or failure situation I may face. I've never regularly checked on the fluids of my cars, never had to call for a tow vehicle other than a fuel pump failure once for my swift. I cannot afford a Crysta and only the TUV fits my budget. I know some owners have had better luck with their TUVs and i pray that Mahindra fix the known issues before I eventually book one
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I was very enamored with the TUV after am test drive, because of the amazing torque, high seating position and space, but ultimately decided against it. Going through this thread and reading about the various vexing issues being faced by several owners is what made me shy away from buying one of these, despite the awesome offers and discounts they are having for the TUV as well as the Nuvosport.

I'm sure that for every owner with persistent issues/niggles, there are probably a hundred completely satisfied owners, but the math seems too be even better for Suzuki, Hyundai and Ford.

I'm confident that Mahindra will surely iron out the issues in the car and launch a better version soon enough, but I have chosen to wait. My next car will be from Mahindra.
diyguy & vivekgk, both of you are quite right and I can understand your apprehensions about the TUV. Most of us who have gone for the first iteration of TUV have taken a known gamble. Most of us were aware that we would be the guinea pigs and would face such issues/ niggles. The only solace was M&M's ears to customer feedback and good service support. M&M has still a long way to go in tightening the screws on their vendors and ensuring right quality first time. They are always in the mad rush to grab the opportunity and bring new products in the market, but at what cost?
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Airbus, very sad to know about your recurring coolant leakage issue. Has your car undergone the return coolant hose replacement recall?
Yes AutoIndian, they replaced the hose under recall on 1st August. After that I have driven the vehicle nearly 1200 km, including a long drive of 330 km (one way) without any issue. Current ODO reading is 7390 km.
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Yes AutoIndian, they replaced the hose under recall on 1st August. After that I have driven the vehicle nearly 1200 km, including a long drive of 330 km (one way) without any issue. Current ODO reading is 7390 km.
Airbus, do you think your problem of coolant leakage has aggravated after the radiator hose replacement? Could if be a case of poor workmanship? Or you think the leakage is happening from somewhere else?
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Airbus, do you think your problem of coolant leakage has aggravated after the radiator hose replacement? Could if be a case of poor workmanship? Or you think the leakage is happening from somewhere else?
AutoIndian, it may be a case of poor workmanship because when I first noticed the problem in May, it took 7 - 10 days to reach MIN level from MAX level and there was no visible sign of leakage at that time. But last weekend it was quite visible as coolant was vaporizing (when engine was running) from a particular joint and drops of coolant falling on my parking floor, within half an hour after a 5 - 10 km drive coolant reached MIN level from MAX level

I spoke to my service adviser this afternoon. He informed me that hose was loose and they will replace. I asked if there is any issue/damage in the radiator, he replied negative. When inquired about the reason, he mentioned that it might be due to heat but I guess that is an excuse. Bengaluru weather is pleasant these days and there is no reason why automotive grade parts can't withstand some heat in engine compartment. I have covered parking both in my apartment and office. I will meet the Service Manager for an explanation tomorrow while taking the delivery. If this issue is not permanently resolved this time, I will have to change the service centre/dealer.

By the way, I was told that there is another recall for my vehicle - Fuel Delivery Module (FDM), about which I have inquired multiple times earlier

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Happy to share : Booked TUV 300 - 100HP MT (Erve Blue) in the last week of Aug and have recevied the chassis No. - G6HXXXXX. and as per the wildon thread its a 2016 - Aug manufacture. SA informs that might receive it max by next mid week. :-)

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Happy to share : Booked TUV 300 - 100HP MT (Erve Blue) in the last week of Aug and have recevied the chassis No. - G6HXXXXX. and as per the wildon thread its a 2016 - Aug manufacture. SA informs that might receive it max by next mid week. :-)
Many congratulations vito_parry Welcome to the club. Did you get any offers/discounts? What is your final on-road price & its break-up?

Blue color is really very nice, that was my first choice. But had to relent before family choice of Molten Orange.

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Many congratulations vito_parry Welcome to the club. Did you get any offers/discounts? What is your final on-road price & its break-up?

Blue color is really very nice, that was my first choice. But had to relent before family choice of Molten Orange.
Thank you AutoIndian. My first choice was the new Army color launched in Aug but as per SA it was only made to order and a wait period of over a month and a half, my next choice was Blue, with a 3 week delivery promise.

Breakup is as below. Still working on the Insurance and also asking for offers on 4 & 5 years extended warranty. Will update a final price once the negotiations are done.
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Thank you AutoIndian. My first choice was the new Army color launched in Aug but as per SA it was only made to order and a wait period of over a month and a half, my next choice was Blue, with a 3 week delivery promise.

Breakup is as below. Still working on the Insurance and also asking for offers on 4 & 5 years extended warranty. Will update a final price once the negotiations are done.
You have got some good discounts there, hope you can squeeze further. Yes insurance @ 41K is definitely on the higher side. Get parallel quotes from outside or online and tell the showroom to at least match that if they cannot better it. If you are going to keep the tank for 5 years then go for the 4th & 5th year warranty right away, it is definitely worth it and would offer complete peace of mind.

Wish you all the best for further negotiations and delivery.
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Did you try transferring your insurance (with NCB) from your old vehicle to this? I noticed the exchange discount, so asking.
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Did you try transferring your insurance (with NCB) from your old vehicle to this? I noticed the exchange discount, so asking.
Iam keeping my old Santro, a copy of its RC is used to get the discount.

Got the quotes for Accessories list and its prices. What are the essentials that are required? Listed some that are to be on for sure.

1. Floor Mat (Carpet +Rubber Mat)
2. Mud Flaps
3. Seat Covers
4. Reverse Camera - Yet to decide on Dashboard or Mirror Screen.
5. Roof Rack.

Can anyone suggest if its a good idea to get it done at the showroom or in a later market. If its later market suggest a good place in Hyderabad.
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Iam keeping my old Santro, a copy of its RC is used to get the discount
since you are exchanging your older car, the NCB will apply on your new insurance. Did you try that to reduce your insurance cost?
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since you are exchanging your older car, the NCB will apply on your new insurance. Did you try that to reduce your insurance cost?
Am not exchanging the car, the RC of the old car is used to get the exchange discount.
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