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Old 20th December 2016, 12:13   #4096
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Hi everyone,
I have a 2015 model W4 and have done around 24,000 kms with the same. Have mostly covered Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.

Last month, while on the way to Udaipur, I got the engine check indicator as I was cruising at around 130 and had to stop the vehicle as there was a massive drop in the pickup. After some calls to the emergency helpline (surprisingly they did not have a clue about the same) and my service centre guys who told me to carry on driving, I started the engine and started off again. One thing they asked me to do was to keep the speed below 110.

The service center at Udaipur got the indicator to go and diagnosed the vacuum modulator as being faulty. He suggested the same thing to me for not going beyond 100-110.

Back in Delhi, at Mayapuri Mahindra (Sri Durga), they got the indicator again by reaching 130 kmph (on Mayapuri road... Beat that!!) and have now replaced the vacuum modulator under warranty.

I wanted to know if this is a recurring problem as I will be doing a trip again soon. Presently, the drive is ok, but haven't tested it at cruise speeds.
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I wanted to know if this is a recurring problem as I will be doing a trip again soon.
I don't think so. I have not experienced this problem in 51 k km of my XUV 500.
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Hi everyone,
I have a 2015 model W4 and have done around 24,000 kms with the same. Have mostly covered Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.

Last month, while on the way to Udaipur, I got the engine check indicator as I was cruising at around 130 and had to stop the vehicle as there was a massive drop in the pickup. After some calls to the emergency helpline (surprisingly they did not have a clue about the same) and my service centre guys who told me to carry on driving, I started the engine and started off again. One thing they asked me to do was to keep the speed below 110.

The service center at Udaipur got the indicator to go and diagnosed the vacuum modulator as being faulty. He suggested the same thing to me for not going beyond 100-110.

Back in Delhi, at Mayapuri Mahindra (Sri Durga), they got the indicator again by reaching 130 kmph (on Mayapuri road... Beat that!!) and have now replaced the vacuum modulator under warranty.

I wanted to know if this is a recurring problem as I will be doing a trip again soon. Presently, the drive is ok, but haven't tested it at cruise speeds.
I dont think this has happened here to anyone, maybe just bad luck for you. Dont worry these things are bound to happen, after all its Mahindra
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Hi everyone,
I have a 2015 model W4 and have done around 24,000 kms with the same. Have mostly covered Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.

Last month, while on the way to Udaipur, I got the engine check indicator as I was cruising at around 130 and had to stop the vehicle as there was a massive drop in the pickup. After some calls to the emergency helpline (surprisingly they did not have a clue about the same) and my service centre guys who told me to carry on driving, I started the engine and started off again. One thing they asked me to do was to keep the speed below 110.

The service center at Udaipur got the indicator to go and diagnosed the vacuum modulator as being faulty. He suggested the same thing to me for not going beyond 100-110.

Back in Delhi, at Mayapuri Mahindra (Sri Durga), they got the indicator again by reaching 130 kmph (on Mayapuri road... Beat that!!) and have now replaced the vacuum modulator under warranty.

I wanted to know if this is a recurring problem as I will be doing a trip again soon. Presently, the drive is ok, but haven't tested it at cruise speeds.
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I don't think so. I have not experienced this problem in 51 k km of my XUV 500.
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I dont think this has happened here to anyone, maybe just bad luck for you. Dont worry these things are bound to happen, after all its Mahindra
Vacuum modulator going kaput is fairly common. I personally know at least 5-6 people where the vacuum modulator has been found faulty and replaced. In my own car, it was replaced once based on the sound it was making (my RM said, its the first sign of impending failure).

Recently I was getting a ECL and loss of power. Again my RM's first guess was to replace the vacuum modulator. In this case, the vacuum modulator was not really faulty, but the point is, its fairly common and that's why my RM jumped to that conclusion.
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Vacuum modulator going kaput is fairly common. I personally know at least 5-6 people where the vacuum modulator has been found faulty and replaced. In my own car, it was replaced once based on the sound it was making (my RM said, its the first sign of impending failure).

Recently I was getting a ECL and loss of power. Again my RM's first guess was to replace the vacuum modulator. In this case, the vacuum modulator was not really faulty, but the point is, its fairly common and that's why my RM jumped to that conclusion.
Thanks SDP. So did you also get an ECL when cruising at 120+ or are there other scenarios as well when this could happen?

Also, if this happens in the middle of nowhere (like some place in Rajasthan) is it usually ok to drive along slowly till you reach an ok location?
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Thanks SDP. So did you also get an ECL when cruising at 120+ or are there other scenarios as well when this could happen?

Also, if this happens in the middle of nowhere (like some place in Rajasthan) is it usually ok to drive along slowly till you reach an ok location?
A leak in turbo-hose could also be a reason. A turbo failure itself could be another reason.

As per my understanding, there is no problem to drive at slow speeds when this happens. In case of a turbo or leakage from hose, the XUV does struggle on uphill roads and overtaking needs to be planned keeping the reduced available power in mind.
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Just wondering if anyone has installed/bought a cargo cover for the XUV. I see there are slots in the back (provision given to install one). Did some research but didn't find anything online...

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...argo+cover+xuv

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This discussion may be of some use:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3894437 (Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review)

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Just wondering if anyone has installed/bought a cargo cover for the XUV. I see there are slots in the back (provision given to install one). Did some research but didn't find anything online...

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Faced my first niggle in close to 9 months of owning XUV, though a minor one.

The wiper spray doesnt work - found this when I tried to clean the windshield during a long drive. It was working fine earlier. I thought that the water reservoir would have run dry or that some pipe would have got cut due to rodents.

After reaching home, checked that the pump is starting, water reservoir is full but the water is not being pumped. No loose connections or breakage in the pipe anywhere.

Looks like I need to visit the service center for resolving the issue. I suspect an airlock, though am not sure how this could happen considering I never let the water reservoir run dry.
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Faced my first niggle in close to 9 months of owning XUV, though a minor one.

The wiper spray doesnt work - found this when I tried to clean the windshield during a long drive. It was working fine earlier. I thought that the water reservoir would have run dry or that some pipe would have got cut due to rodents.

After reaching home, checked that the pump is starting, water reservoir is full but the water is not being pumped. No loose connections or breakage in the pipe anywhere.

Looks like I need to visit the service center for resolving the issue. I suspect an airlock, though am not sure how this could happen considering I never let the water reservoir run dry.
Use a safety pin and open up the holes of the sprays. Thats what happens all the time.
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Faced my first niggle in close to 9 months of owning XUV, though a minor one.
Did you check the joint inside the bonnet, close to the windscreen. There is spring in that joint, which might be the culprit. I had faced issue with the throw and at the service center they removed that spring and everything was normal after that. I would recommend you to remove once and see if it works fine, so that you don't have to visit the service center.
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Faced my first niggle in close to 9 months of owning XUV, though a minor one.

The wiper spray doesnt work - found this when I tried to clean the windshield during a long drive. It was working fine earlier. I thought that the water reservoir would have run dry or that some pipe would have got cut due to rodents.

After reaching home, checked that the pump is starting, water reservoir is full but the water is not being pumped. No loose connections or breakage in the pipe anywhere.
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Failed water-sprayer pump is pretty common niggle. The one in my car has been replaced twice already.
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It is better to fix it as soon as possible before the warranty expires, the attitude of the dealer is not to attend such issues immediately and attends it after warranty expires to get their share of profit in spares sales. I am sure this is not the first time they see these kind of sunroof issue in XUV, i am going to complain them one more time and will write to Mahindra customer care about this issue. we should not see these issues in 20 lac car.

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I got the sunroof issue attended by tvs service in kochi yesterday.They replaced the rubber beadings on either side and issue is fixed.The sunroof now opens smoothly.it is much better than when the car was brand new.Mahindra would have identified the part issue and released a better one.Please get yours checked as well if not fixed yet.
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Hi everyone,
I have a 2015 model W4 and have done around 24,000 kms with the same. Have mostly covered Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.

Last month, while on the way to Udaipur, I got the engine check indicator as I was cruising at around 130 and had to stop the vehicle as there was a massive drop in the pickup. After some calls to the emergency helpline (surprisingly they did not have a clue about the same) and my service centre guys who told me to carry on driving, I started the engine and started off again. One thing they asked me to do was to keep the speed below 110.

The service center at Udaipur got the indicator to go and diagnosed the vacuum modulator as being faulty. He suggested the same thing to me for not going beyond 100-110.

Back in Delhi, at Mayapuri Mahindra (Sri Durga), they got the indicator again by reaching 130 kmph (on Mayapuri road... Beat that!!) and have now replaced the vacuum modulator under warranty.

I wanted to know if this is a recurring problem as I will be doing a trip again soon. Presently, the drive is ok, but haven't tested it at cruise speeds.
I had the same issue on my 2014 W8. They changed vacuum modulator which did not solve the problem and later changed the turbo as well.
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Hi friends.
Can some one tell me/advise about the following modifications of XUV5OO.
1. Tein suspension springs.
2. Increasing Ground clearance possibilities.
3. Diesel Tronic installation
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