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Old 25th August 2011, 09:47   #2701
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I havent noticed this. The only thing I knew - all four windows have auto up/down feature and the windows can be operated using the remote.
I had nt noticed it earlier. But i tried it four times yesterday , and it worked every time. Must be some safety feature incorporated, but I am unable to figure out the logic
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Old 25th August 2011, 17:48   #2702
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This is correct, the power windows will continue to work for some time (programmed so)even after the engine is switched off and key removed. This is mentioned and explained in detail in the owner's manual too.

It is definitely a feature, whether safety or convenience is debatable.

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I had nt noticed it earlier. But i tried it four times yesterday , and it worked every time. Must be some safety feature incorporated, but I am unable to figure out the logic
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Old 25th August 2011, 20:03   #2703
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Hi Folks!

Good day to you, here is a query.

Does the rear power window roll down only 3/4th? If my memory serves right, I remember it going down completely, or am I hallucinating? Now it's just 3/4th.

Please do clarify on this. Thanks
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Old 25th August 2011, 20:51   #2704
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Hello Doxinboy - Yes, the rear power windows goes down only 3/4th and not completely.


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Hi Folks!

Good day to you, here is a query.

Does the rear power window roll down only 3/4th? If my memory serves right, I remember it going down completely, or am I hallucinating? Now it's just 3/4th.

Please do clarify on this. Thanks
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Old 27th August 2011, 13:54   #2705
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Just a quick query with all the vento owners, dont you guys think that waiting for 15000 km for first servicing is a bit risky? Day before yesterday i checked my coolant levels and they were dangerously low. Now this car neither has temperature indicator and i am not sure what kind of signal it will throw if the car gets very hot or would it just seize up and stop. Anyone experienced similar thing?
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Speed Activation of Door Locks Can Indeed Be Done !!
Got it done today from the workshop , they have to update the software ( or whatever it is ) and its got activated . It arms the lock the moment you cross 15 kmph - if you manually disengage it while in motion , it rearms once the car again crosses 15 kmph i.e it will wait for the car speed to fall below 15kmph and re-engage on the way up . On a sidenote , the workshop may try charging you for this , please put your foot down and you would get it done for free
Thank you noopster for pointing this feature out in the first place

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Just a quick query with all the vento owners, dont you guys think that waiting for 15000 km for first servicing is a bit risky? Day before yesterday i checked my coolant levels and they were dangerously low. Now this car neither has temperature indicator and i am not sure what kind of signal it will throw if the car gets very hot or would it just seize up and stop. Anyone experienced similar thing?
Subodh , there is no proof that 15K service interval is risky - if the manufacturer says it , we should trust it as else VW would get slammed by malfunctioning warranty claims , no one would risk it. Having said that coolant , engine oil , would require top-ups and there are indicators .
Vento follows management by exception , so once the levels are low or there is overheating it would show-up .Temperatures gauges may have been so much better but then again it would have added to the instrument panel clutter
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Thank you very much Souravc for the information. Did you enquire as to why it was not "activated" in the first place? Do they use VAG-COM for this and is there any technical lingo in VW terminology to make the service station folks understand what we are asking them to do?

How long does it take to get this done? Again, information and update much appreciated mate.
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Thank you very much Souravc for the information. Did you enquire as to why it was not "activated" in the first place? Do they use VAG-COM for this and is there any technical lingo in VW terminology to make the service station folks understand what we are asking them to do?

How long does it take to get this done? Again, information and update much appreciated mate.
First of all the front office guys were not even aware that this feature existed. fortunately armed by the confidence that this info is coming from noopster , who is no-nonsense about this kind of info, and my telephonic chat with a workshop guy I walked into the shop floor and got hold of a job guy who confirmed that the auto lock can be activated. I guess the deault mode is the state of de-activated but I think its dumb that VW has chosen it that way.

Whats VAG-COM ? I explained to them in plain Hindi and they understood it . It takes hardly 5 min to do it - waiting, job card and bill preparation would be the most time taking .
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Old 27th August 2011, 18:33   #2709
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Folks we have started the new thread on features / quirks , look forward to your active suggestions , participation and happy to help out with queries .

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post2484141 (Volkswagen Vento - User Discovered Features and Quirks)
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Today got the Auto-Lock feature activated on my Vento TDi HL at last. Thanks to noopster for letting us know about such a feature exists. Had plans with Souravc that we both go together so that one is better than two dealing with these A.S.S. guys. But as fate has it my college professor wanted an extra lecture so couldn't accompany with Souravc.
So after the college finished headed home and took the car straight out to VW workshop Nerul. Reached the workshop at 1:15 pm. Thanks to Souravc for waiting for me at workshop. He gave me heads up that the workshop will charge Rs. 500 as service charge but it is not to be paid as it was not activated by VW at the beginning.
As usual the workshop experience was average. The girl at the reception tells to wait for some to come. First they say, sir we can't do it today come later on Monday, I was like that's no way of treating a customer, I want to have it done today only and its a 2 min job. She says wait sir I need to ask my head. Half an hour goes by and girl named Vrushalli comes up. Explained her everything and as Souravc had his Vento done earlier she knew about the problem. She says she needs to check whether the VAS machine is free or not. As thought, the VAS machine is busy. Had to wait for 2 hr for the same. i was determined to have the work done today only. Kept myself busy by watching Shivaji : The Boss (nice movie).
At 4 pm Vrushalli comes with the VAS guy. The car is taken inside and the VAS guy get his VAS machine. Connects it to the car and watch over to see how its done.
There are quite a lot of features that are there in Vento. First he runs a diagnostic test which shows all is well. Ask him to activate the auto lock feature which he does in 2 min flat. I ask him what are the other features. He show it to me on VAS.
Got two more features activated which are
1. Auto boot lock as the car crosses 5 Kmph and
2. Auto unlock when the key is removed from the ignition, which is very useful. You go out shopping and keep stuffs at the rear seat. When you reach home you step out and try to open the rear door it doesn't open up. As the car is not unlocked when you remove the key from ignition.
Total time wasted at workshop 4 hrs. It took staggering 40 min to prepare the bill. Such a waste of time. But in the end got the work done and enjoying my Vento more.
Even got 1 lt Castrol engine oil for Rs. 970. Even came to know that VW only provides one VAS machine per workshop. What a pitty. Another thing, the SA's are very reluctant to open up a job card. A person comes up at 5 pm to have fog lamp cover installed as his got broken. They refuse him saying that it too late and they wont open up the job card. The job to fix the problem doesn't takes for than 10 min but they are reluctant as it involves them a lot of paper work. The guy makes noise and there you go they oblige him.
Another case at the workshop today, a person comes to take delivery of his car at 4 pm. He is asked to sit and wait as the SA is not available. Waiting seamlessly for 40 min no one attends him.
The only thing I hate at the workshop is waiting and more waiting. One more thing when a job card is opened you receive a SMS from VW to take your feedback, do give it.
In the end all the current and prospective VW Vento owners have your cars features activated that too for free.
Enjoying my Vento more and more.
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2. Auto unlock when the key is removed from the ignition, which is very useful. You go out shopping and keep stuffs at the rear seat. When you reach home you step out and try to open the rear door it doesn't open up. As the car is not unlocked when you remove the key from ignition.
I thought Noops said all the doors unlock once you open the driver's one. Now here is a problem (ignition removal unlocking). You have something on your back seat that you need to take out. But you don’t need to turn off the engine. The problem remains!
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Today got the Auto-Lock feature activated on my Vento TDi HL at last. Thanks to noopster for letting us know about such a feature exists. Had plans with Souravc that we both go together so that one is better than two dealing with these A.S.S. guys. But as fate has it my college professor wanted an extra lecture so couldn't accompany with Souravc.
So after the college finished headed home and took the car straight out to VW workshop Nerul. Reached the workshop at 1:15 pm. Thanks to Souravc for waiting for me at workshop. He gave me heads up that the workshop will charge Rs. 500 as service charge but it is not to be paid as it was not activated by VW at the beginning.
As usual the workshop experience was average. The girl at the reception tells to wait for some to come. First they say, sir we can't do it today come later on Monday, I was like that's no way of treating a customer, I want to have it done today only and its a 2 min job. She says wait sir I need to ask my head. Half an hour goes by and girl named Vrushalli comes up. Explained her everything and as Souravc had his Vento done earlier she knew about the problem. She says she needs to check whether the VAS machine is free or not. As thought, the VAS machine is busy. Had to wait for 2 hr for the same. i was determined to have the work done today only. Kept myself busy by watching Shivaji : The Boss (nice movie).
At 4 pm Vrushalli comes with the VAS guy. The car is taken inside and the VAS guy get his VAS machine. Connects it to the car and watch over to see how its done.
There are quite a lot of features that are there in Vento. First he runs a diagnostic test which shows all is well. Ask him to activate the auto lock feature which he does in 2 min flat. I ask him what are the other features. He show it to me on VAS.
Got two more features activated which are
1. Auto boot lock as the car crosses 5 Kmph and
2. Auto unlock when the key is removed from the ignition, which is very useful. You go out shopping and keep stuffs at the rear seat. When you reach home you step out and try to open the rear door it doesn't open up. As the car is not unlocked when you remove the key from ignition.
Total time wasted at workshop 4 hrs. It took staggering 40 min to prepare the bill. Such a waste of time. But in the end got the work done and enjoying my Vento more.
Even got 1 lt Castrol engine oil for Rs. 970. Even came to know that VW only provides one VAS machine per workshop. What a pitty. Another thing, the SA's are very reluctant to open up a job card. A person comes up at 5 pm to have fog lamp cover installed as his got broken. They refuse him saying that it too late and they wont open up the job card. The job to fix the problem doesn't takes for than 10 min but they are reluctant as it involves them a lot of paper work. The guy makes noise and there you go they oblige him.
Another case at the workshop today, a person comes to take delivery of his car at 4 pm. He is asked to sit and wait as the SA is not available. Waiting seamlessly for 40 min no one attends him.
The only thing I hate at the workshop is waiting and more waiting. One more thing when a job card is opened you receive a SMS from VW to take your feedback, do give it.
In the end all the current and prospective VW Vento owners have your cars features activated that too for free.
Enjoying my Vento more and more.
Awesome awesome. Could you let me know which SA activated this for you? I had called the workshop after noopsters thread and the Nerul workshop told me flat that such feature doesn't exist!! Then I called tornado motors at andheri and they promptly gave an appointment on Monday to do this. Nerul is closer to my place so I'd go there, please let me know the name of the person. Thanks
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I thought Noops said all the doors unlock once you open the driver's one. Now here is a problem (ignition removal unlocking). You have something on your back seat that you need to take out. But you don’t need to turn off the engine. The problem remains!
I believe the manual unlock will continue to override the auto lock unlock facility. I ll let you know on Monday once mine is done
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I thought Noops said all the doors unlock once you open the driver's one. Now here is a problem (ignition removal unlocking). You have something on your back seat that you need to take out. But you donít need to turn off the engine. The problem remains!
Something is better than nothing. So atleast when the key is taken out all the doors unlock.
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Awesome awesome. Could you let me know which SA activated this for you? I had called the workshop after noopsters thread and the Nerul workshop told me flat that such feature doesn't exist!! Then I called tornado motors at andheri and they promptly gave an appointment on Monday to do this. Nerul is closer to my place so I'd go there, please let me know the name of the person. Thanks
I have PM'ed you the SA name and contact number.
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Something is better than nothing. So atleast when the key is taken out all the doors unlock.
Agreed. Gets the job Half done.
But there could also be another apotion - Unlocking all doors when you open the driver's doors. Hey anybody else tried it.
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