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Old 22nd August 2011, 17:29   #2671
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Found that the switch to stop power windows from working actually doesn't work at all

My parking lights remaining ON and auto power windows issue has resolved itself. As I said before the interaction among different aspects of the car is a major issue. The design doesn't seem to be modular and looks complicated.

The Japs and Koreans are not just better, they are close to perfect in electrical and software aspects.
I think parking lights remaining on is a design feature if you had experienced this as desribed in these threads.if you leave the indicator of either side on, the parking lamps of the very side will remain on.This has been widely reported in the forum.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ll-well-6.html
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...me-7-days.html (Polo 1.6 Red - from the dealer visit to home in 7 days!)

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Parking lights by definition need to stay on when the car is parked and locked, so I don't know what's so exciting about this.
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It is amazing how brands like VW (or the big Germans) manage to maintain a pull factor. Customers still want them, despite such issues. ?
You gotta own them to experience that - go for a beemer when you upgrade from your VVS { BTW, i noticed that VV and VW really look similar , I suspect that you are a VW lover at heart gotcha !}

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If that is the case, it makes me wonder how serious VW may be towards it's plans about India.
Well there can't be any questions about that - look at the amounts being invested ( more than a billion USD at last count), the models being launched and the dealership network being established - many folds more serious than GM , Ford , Fiat combined ever were . Ford came to India with Escort , GM with the Opel Astra and pretty much went about in a fuddy duddy way after that. Fiat has dissolved their own dealership network - good for a quick getaway!

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There is absence of common features like auto lock etc and different Users are reporting different versions of the same.
To cut a longstory short - I just confirmed from the workshop that highlines and automatics indeed have speed activated autolock facilities, only that it needs to be activated at the workshop . As noops had mentioned , it gets activated at 15 kmph . So its not a glitch , its just a feature that needs to be activated - well , one can debate whether the default mode should be "activated" or "de-activated" ! The guy I confirmed from is Mr Milind of VW Andheri workshop , mobile 9820460000 (pls execise due caution before calling him today as he might be enjoying Dahi Handi today)
In fact I remember that in my Swift I got the functioning of the autolock to be changed from time dependent to speed activated ( 20 kmph was the cutoff )
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I think parking lights remaining on is a design feature if you had experienced this as desribed in these threads.if you leave the indicator of either side on, the parking lamps of the very side will remain on.This has been widely reported in the forum.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ll-well-6.html
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...me-7-days.html (Polo 1.6 Red - from the dealer visit to home in 7 days!)
In my case, it was indeed something going wrong. Indicators were not ON and it had screwed up just after the right rear lamp was replaced.
Also, the one touch windows function was not working as well as the window up/down from remote. So, its not a feature it was a bug that got activated in my case.
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lol.. the front and rear parking lamp does not go off.. it happened to me too... but i came back after couple of hours it was off... happened couple of times... and same with the remote up and down of windows too does not work sometimes.... some glitch..
As mentioned by poloman , have you checked that you have switched off your headlights and indicator lamps . In case these are not switched off manually and you lock the car using the remote lock , while the lights would be turned off still the parking lights would remain switched on for quite a while . Thats another feature meant to avoid complete darkness and at the same time preventing draining of your battery
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souravc, have sent you a PM about AT-specific contributions for the "quirks" thread. Just thought of a couple of non-AT specific ones that I thought I'd post here:
- If you forget to turn off the turn indicator, say you signal left to park by the side of the road and it stays on, and you take the key out of the ignition, the indicator that's left on gives a weird dull glow till you snap the turn signal back to rest position (definitely a quirk- it should just go off, like it does on other cars).
- Slotting the key in the ignition is a little difficult when the steering lock is engaged. Since I habitually engage the steering lock when I get out of my car, I need to grab the wheel and twist it a little everytime I try and slot the key into ignition the next time. A little annoying.
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Bloody petrol pumps!
The auto cut works when I take the petrol car. They dont have the autocut for the diesel ones. May be they cater to the needs of truck drivers only who need not require auto cut. Then I believe it will be same for diesel variants as well.
I used to have this problem on my Palio. It had to do with the shape of the nozzle and the way it is inserted into the fuel filler. Also, the larger nozzles (which are for pre ULSD diesel, I think) does not fit so auto-cut does not happen. See if this helps.
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Old 22nd August 2011, 20:21   #2678
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I agree, these issues shouldnt be happening in the first place and reflects very badly on the quality control and checks before dispatch. Noopster confirms from VW that every highline variant should have speed sending auto lock enabled, where in only a handful of our members have this present and working in their cars.

Another grouse I have against VW is, if there is a firmware update available to reduce noise/vibrations in TDI version which was released a while back, why cannot the latest one's have this from the factory? If any of you can think of an logic behind this, please let me know. I couldn't come up with one, however hard I tried.

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Absolutely. This is hilarious though. What we are proposing is a thread which lists out the complete set of features and fittings that the car is supposed to have. Each owner should cross check as to whats missing in his car! Are we talking brand new modern age cars or buying grey market chinese mobile phones is a question we need to ask ourselves!
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As mentioned by poloman , have you checked that you have switched off your headlights and indicator lamps . In case these are not switched off manually and you lock the car using the remote lock , while the lights would be turned off still the parking lights would remain switched on for quite a while . Thats another feature meant to avoid complete darkness and at the same time preventing draining of your battery
Checked the parking lights.... still they did not get switched off.
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To cut a longstory short - I just confirmed from the workshop that highlines and automatics indeed have speed activated autolock facilities, only that it needs to be activated at the workshop . As noops had mentioned , it gets activated at 15 kmph . So its not a glitch , its just a feature that needs to be activated - well , one can debate whether the default mode should be "activated" or "de-activated" ! The guy I confirmed from is Mr Milind of VW Andheri workshop , mobile 9820460000 (pls execise due caution before calling him today as he might be enjoying Dahi Handi today)
In fact I remember that in my Swift I got the functioning of the autolock to be changed from time dependent to speed activated ( 20 kmph was the cutoff )
Thanks a ton !!! I m calling him tomorrow and getting mine activated
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A weird thing happened today. I reached office and everything was normal with the Car.

We went out for lunch, after driving about 5 KM I noticed that the heater coil is flashing on / off, I pulled over the car to a halt, switched off the engine and restarted it, it was gone. After another 2 KM again it started flashing. I pulled over the car and called up the National VW Helpline number, After about 10 min I got a call from VW Bangalore workshop, I told the problem to the service manager. He will be sending a guy tomorrow to check the same.

Meanwhile he advised me that this looks like a sensor problem, and I can continue to drive it. The weird thing is the flashing of the coil never happened again, I drove approximately 20 KM after that. Anyways there is a guy coming tomorrow to check this, lets see.... will keep this thread updated

I gave the car to the service center today. Surprisingly they didnt find any problem in it, the flashing of the heater coil didnt happen again, the software and firmware also seems fine. Now this is a mystery, nobody knows what happened

@souravc: I think this needs to go down in the list as well. Will mail you the problem
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I gave the car to the service center today. Surprisingly they didnt find any problem in it, ....
@evilshantanu: Which service centre is this?. Downtown, Blr?.
If yes, I don't think they can solve any issue.

I have taken my car 4th time for my power window problem, Still I'm having the issue. Everytime they just clean the window and yes the problem is fixed. After a day I get the same problem. I have reported this feedback, no improvement. Iím really clueless on how to fix this issue.

@sourvac: I have problem to report, I can PM you.
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@evilshantanu: Which service centre is this?. Downtown, Blr?.
If yes, I don't think they can solve any issue.

I have taken my car 4th time for my power window problem, Still I'm having the issue. Everytime they just clean the window and yes the problem is fixed. After a day I get the same problem. I have reported this feedback, no improvement. I’m really clueless on how to fix this issue.

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I have decided that I am not going to downtown at all. I gave my car to Bangalore Motors. whenever I gave the vehicle to Downtown, they always gave some silly stains marks on the seat, if the authorized service center is not able to handle the car with care, I think we should change the service vcenter then.

I am very satisfied with Bangalore Motors, and with their free pickup and drop , its a breeze
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I gave the car to the service center today. Surprisingly they didnt find any problem in it, the flashing of the heater coil didnt happen again, the software and firmware also seems fine. Now this is a mystery, nobody knows what happened

@souravc: I think this needs to go down in the list as well. Will mail you the problem
This heater coil indicator is a bummer that occurs occasionally in my Logan, in fact just happened this morning. Till now, the engineers at Mahindra are clueless. Thankfully it's not yet occurred in my Vento. *fingers crossed*
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This heater coil indicator is a bummer that occurs occasionally in my Logan, in fact just happened this morning. Till now, the engineers at Mahindra are clueless. Thankfully it's not yet occurred in my Vento. *fingers crossed*
So finally the guys at Bangalore Motors found the problem, it was a faulty sensor issue.
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