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Old 12th December 2016, 14:36   #4081
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Hi friends.
I own the 1st generation xuv5oo 2012 model. Besides the small niggles here and there, what I dislike the most is the vehicle bouncing and going "thud thud" in the smallest of pot holes. This is mainly to the monocoque design. After driving the new age xuv5oo I'm surprised to see that the problem still persists.
Is there any way to modify or solve the problem?
Another question is, is it possible to raise the vehicle that is improve the ground clearance ?
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Old 13th December 2016, 11:45   #4082
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Hi guys,

In my 3 months old XUV, the Mahindra logo on the steering has worn out and has become sharp and edgy. Has anyone else also faced the same? This rubs against arm if you try to press horn.
It surprises me how Mahindra has no quality checks on its parts. Seems whole steering assembly has to be changed for it.

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Old 13th December 2016, 13:04   #4083
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what I dislike the most is the vehicle bouncing and going "thud thud" in the smallest of pot holes.
For the "thud thud" noise, ask the service center to re-torque your suspension. This helped me immensely.
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For the "thud thud" noise, ask the service center to re-torque your suspension. This helped me immensely.
They changed some suspension bushes which helped in my case to some satisfaction. In general, xuv has relatively more horizonal/ lateral movement for some reason.
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In my 3 months old XUV, the Mahindra logo on the steering has worn out and has become sharp and edgy.
Have come across posts by owners of earlier XUV's where gear knob used to crack. But logo issue is a new one.

In any case, report this to your service center. In case they dont budge escalate it to M&M.
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Hi mpksuhas,

Thanks for your response. I have escalated to M&M highest level.
Wanted to see if anyone else faced the same. M&M feels that a wrist watch could have done the scratches which somehow I couldnt digest.

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They may try to talk me out of a warranty claim i believe by claiming that it happened because of clutch riding(which i never do.)
Speculations aside, let things unfold. I have a Rajasthan trip coming up mid next week and i fear that this will eat away my holidays.
Updates: Got the vehicle back yesterday late evening. Took a longish test drive to ensure everything works. Vehicle is now back to normal behavior, the clutch has become lighter and shifts smoother. Pretty happy with the end result till now.

Diagnosis: Slave cylinder failed. Replaced under warranty.
Damages: Charged half of the total brake fluid filled.

In the end, the service center owned up to the part failure, called before replacement of the product as instructed and kept the replaced part with them for part failure investigations. I found Anant Cars much better than folks at Sireesh Auto for this particular service. Will stick with them for further dealings. A pleasant experience overall.

New issue which is a known problem: While coming back, while passing an open drain, felt the horrible stench creeping into the car whilst the AC was in re-circulation mode. Never felt this before. Would take it up after the Rajasthan tour. Thank you folks for all the help.

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Updates: Got the vehicle back yesterday late evening. Took a longish test drive to ensure everything works. Vehicle is now back to normal behavior, the clutch has become lighter and shifts smoother. Pretty happy with the end result till now.
The key in the above lines was "till now." Short lived happiness. Now the vehicle jerks like one does with a low RPM on a higher gear, even though it is being driven at a decently high RPM.
Also feels like engine is "dying" or something like "engine braking" happens, abruptly while the vehicle is in motion/accelerating.
Shifting gears sometimes feels like the clutch has not been depressed fully even though that is never the case.
Another visit on the cards. It is very difficult for me to explain the vehicle behavior, but can anyone make out the probable cause?
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has anyone found solution to high brake dust problem in xuv? I clean the wheels and it comes back to black color all over in just 2-3 days.
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The key in the above lines was "till now." Short lived happiness. Now the vehicle jerks like one does with a low RPM on a higher gear, even though it is being driven at a decently high RPM.
Also feels like engine is "dying" or something like "engine braking" happens, abruptly while the vehicle is in motion/accelerating.
Please check if that hill descend control switch is on / pressed by mistake.
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My 2012 W8 did its 80 K service a month back.

Couple of new issues, sure they will be sorted out.

1. Driver Side Power Window : Has been behaving a bit awkward, at times it pulls up and at times it doesn't, I have had instances where I could not leave the car locked as the window was still down. Might be the motor or any loose contact ? Anyone ?

2. Rear LHS Power Window : Same story here, should be the wiring/loose contacts.

3. Rear LHS Door : The door makes a cranky noise when opened to the max. It is from somewhere behind the Black non metal plastic lever which holds the door while is being opened. Sounds more like, something is lying broken inside. Door operation is normal.

Not a niggle : Did some off-tarmac drives while I was back home in Wayanad. We were around 7 adults on the car and I miscalculated the cars clearance with the load full. Broke one of my rear mud flaps. This is the second time. It is not very expensive (Rs.90 was it last time) but it is quite prone to this.
Thank fully as soon as it hits something, it breaks of the clip without damaging the body paint or rest of the rear bumper.

On the same ride, the cars underbody engine guard (Fibre) hit a rock and broke off the metal screw. Bent itself and was scratching every bulge/rock on the road. We cut off the broken part and just enquired with KTC Mahindra on a replacement. It is some 2K around.

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Not a niggle : Did some off-tarmac drives while I was back home in Wayanad. We were around 7 adults on the car and I miscalculated the cars clearance with the load full. Broke one of my rear mud flaps. This is the second time. It is not very expensive (Rs.90 was it last time) but it is quite prone to this.
Thank fully as soon as it hits something, it breaks of the clip without damaging the body paint or rest of the rear bumper.
Even i broke my rear left side mud flap sometime back while reversing and it hit a rock. After that i realized it looks better without the mud flaps from behind. So i removed the other one too hence now it looks way much better and butchy.
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Even i broke my rear left side mud flap sometime back while reversing and it hit a rock. After that i realized it looks better without the mud flaps from behind. So i removed the other one too hence now it looks way much better and butchy.
Never thought of this idea nitinralli.

Let me try this and see how it looks.

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Please check if that hill descend control switch is on / pressed by mistake.
Hill descent control is off. Though it was a good conclusion from the meagre and not-lucid description of mine. I know bikes, cars only theoretically. This car being the only one that I drove for more than a hundred kms.

If I think in terms of bike, it behaves like it has worn out clutch plates or an interrupted fuel supply.

A question, since the slave cylinder was replaced under warranty a few days back as it had gone bad, can the leakages from it damage the plates and should it be covered under warranty considering the car has run only 30k kms? Can other parts be affected too?

A trip to the service center again today, thrice in the past week.

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A question, since the slave cylinder was replaced under warranty a few days back as it had gone bad, can the leakages from it damage the plates and should it be covered under warranty considering the car has run only 30k kms? Can other parts be affected too?
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A trip to the service center again today, thrice in the past week.
Went to the Anant Cars Bannerghatta road service station this Saturday. Found a red old gen XUV and a Scorpio, with Team BHP stickers adorned.

One curious, but soon turning irritable thing about this station is that there are 5-6 people working all the time - reversing, forwarding, turning a lot of cars just to make space available for some car to either go in or come out.


RM was on leave. Talked to a guy named Yousuf. Without a test drive or opening a job card, he just bled the clutch and assigned a senior mechanic
to accompany me on the test ride.

Trouble is, for that half hour i meandered through the traffic with the mechanic, I never felt any jerks or loss of power. The vehicle picked up cleanly, shifts were great.

Satisfied, i came back home. Today while on the drive to office, the same problems reared their ugly head - multiple very very low intensity jerks in 2nd and 3rd gears while stepping on the gas(RPM above 1.5k going all the way till 3) and difficulty in slotting gears.
Leaving on a shortened trip today. Will take this up again in a week with the service station. Hopefully the vehicle doesn't break down in the interim.

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