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Old 23rd September 2016, 11:12   #646
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1. Music was not playing.
2. If you notice in the video I am repeatedly backing up and driving a few meters ahead to capture the noise. I was holding mobile in one hand to capture video so there was no way to switch off lights and crank. I follow this practice religiously though.
3. The noise comes only after driving for 3-5 kms so it is difficult to follow the method adivsed by you. Plus the noise is only audible in quiet surroundings.
4. I have taken the car 3 times to Pratham motors and have test driven my kar for approx 50 kms on rough roads, but due to traffic noise the service person never hears the noise.
Have you checked the rear brake drums/brake shoes? Similar sound comes if the rear wheels are jammed (eg:car stored for long time with handbrakes on). Also get the car lifted and rotate all the wheels to see if any of them is jammed up. While at it, do check the suspension bits for any damage.
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Have you checked the rear brake drums/brake shoes? Similar sound comes if the rear wheels are jammed (eg:car stored for long time with handbrakes on). Also get the car lifted and rotate all the wheels to see if any of them is jammed up. While at it, do check the suspension bits for any damage.
The vehicle is driven everyday and in the last service in July, all five wheels were balanced and rotated. As I mentioned before the vehicle has been lifted when I went to service center. Brakes and suspension has been checked and they are fine. Underbody is clean, all underbody nuts and bolts have been removed and tightened.
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The vehicle is driven everyday and in the last service in July, all five wheels were balanced and rotated. As I mentioned before the vehicle has been lifted when I went to service center. Brakes and suspension has been checked and they are fine. Underbody is clean, all underbody nuts and bolts have been removed and tightened.
UPDATE: I had written a polite email to Pratham motors with Bangalore service territory manager in cc regarding this issue yesterday. I got an email and phone call from Pratham Motors for their service team visiting my office regarding observation and resolution of this issue.

Today morning the Assistant Works Manager along with a mechanic came to my office. We all went for a test drive inside office compound over numerous speed breakers and around the office on roads that can be best termed as mini off road track .

The mechanic tried to find the source of noise while the car was stationary but was not successful. I told him that noise only comes when the vehicle is moving. We then again went back to office parking and there the noise was clearly audible. The mechanic opened the bonnet and he listened for noise while I reversed back and forth. He suspected the noise was coming from the point where the exhaust pipe joins the exhaust manifold. They took the car to workshop.

I received a call in the afternoon that the required part was not in stock and they have removed and refitted the metal ring that sits between the exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe. The Assistant manager took a test-drive before coming to my office, we again took a test-drive in the office compound and the noise was not heard.

He took my signature on the job card and mentioned that the vehicle is being delivered temporarily and is under observation. If issue persists they will change the metal ring described above. I thanked him profusely. This is why Maruti service rocks.I hope the issue is resolved for now.

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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Felicity Edition launched

Maruti Suzuki has launched the Wagon R Felicity limited edition in India. It comes with new body graphics and a few feature additions.

The Felicity will be available in two variants – LXi and VXi, and with all existing fuel and transmission options. It has been priced from Rs. 4.40 lakh for LXi to Rs. 5.37 lakh for VXi-AMT (O) variant.

Feature additions on this special edition model include PU seats and steering cover and a rear spoiler. The LXi trim also gets reverse parking sensors and a 2-DIN Bluetooth music system with speakers.

The Wagon R is available in petrol and CNG variants. It also gets two transmission options - a 5-speed manual and an AMT.

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Another cheap sticker job from Maruti. Maybe it's time for them to have a relook at the Wagon R's design which is honestly getting a bit long in the tooth now.
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Oh Maruti! Not again! I wonder how they are not discouraged by the dismal sales of Swift Glory/Windsong/Deca editions and proceed doing the same thing on the wagon r.

Ok, to put things into perspective, I am a prospective buyer with a 5 lakh budget.

Wagon R special edition base mode lxi with parking sensors and graphics costs 4.4 lakhs ex showroom.

Kwid Easy-R RXT(O) 1.0 costs the same, but is faster, is an automatic, has a driver airbag, touchscreen HU with navigation, better fuel efficiency and the design is 10 years fresher.
Now will i even have an inclination to spend on wagon r rather on the kwid Easy-R? Not a chance!
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Another cheap sticker job from Maruti. Maybe it's time for them to have a relook at the Wagon R's design which is honestly getting a bit long in the tooth now.

What else to expect from MSIL?

Just add a seat-cover, steering cover, parking sensors a basic 2-Din head unit, some ugly body graphics and give it the most weirdest and un-inspiring name ever possible for a special edition variant.
Then charge 30 or 35k extra over the regular base variant for these cheap-add-ons and voila, this year's limited edition is ready!

They have been doing this for most of their models for the past several years, and I wonder which poor souls are falling prey to this gimmick every year!

Frankly most of Maruti's limited editions look uglier than the regular variants.
Infact only when Maruti comes out with these special editions, we realize how much better-looking the regular variants were!

Regarding the model facelift of the current WagonR, I don't think that will happen any time soon.
Not atleast in 2017.They have the Swift and Dzire facelift as priorities.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think they are in no hurry to update the WagonR, which is still selling in huge numbers every month.

On a side note,what is the point in getting a facelift for namesake like say, the last update of Swift?
Just a chrome-strip on the fog lamp housing or a chrome-strip on the front-grill and the "All-New" Swift or WagonR is ready!
Or just move the S logo from front-grill to the bumper and your face-lifted Alto 800 is ready!

No sheet metal/body panel changes.No interior changes.No engine-related changes.
Just chrome & sticker add-ons! And that too, mostly in a tasteless manner!

In that sense, WagonR has many more vacant-spots on the face to be filled with chrome for atleast the next 2 facelifts.
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As per financial Express Maruti will launch New Wagon R and Wagon R Stingray model in 2018.

http://www.financialexpress.com/auto...n-2018/497389/
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