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Old 13th April 2017, 15:24   #4171
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I have a W8 with 50000 Km done over the last 4+yrs.

I would like to make a suggestion to XUV drivers regarding use of the clutch to avoid unnecessary wear.

The clutch, throttle adjustment and the anti-stall feature are designed to let you move from a stop WITHOUT any increase in the accelerator depression. Please try moving off from a stop with your foot off the accelerator. You will discover that you can move off from a stop smoothly in this manner, in Ist or 2nd gear even on a moderate up-slope. If you employ this method, the wear on the clutch will be minimal. You can even use this technique during start stop situations in a Jam.

Please try it and see if it works for you

BTW I have not had a single niggle on my W8. I have driven it for trips to Manali, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai from Gurgaon.
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Old 13th April 2017, 15:45   #4172
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I assume you are referring that depressing clutch will move the car even without pressing accelerator. I thought this is common in all diesel cars
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Old 14th April 2017, 09:20   #4173
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Yes the feature of moving off from a stop without having to get on to the accelerator is common to diesel engines which have an anti-stall feature in the ECU.
Many members who experienced clutch problems, had mentioned stop go traffic, having to reverse up a slope etc. as background for clutch problems.

Also, many people are not aware of older cars and design features - for instance pressing the clutch is, more accurately, de-clutching and that the clutch wear only happens in this phase and is directly related to the speed of the engine during this phase.

Please pardon an oldie getting on to 70, if the suggestion sounded like a "Talk Down" !! Wasn't at all aimed that way
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Old 15th April 2017, 09:05   #4174
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I just got my car back from the workshop and this time the Service Advisor says that they found an error code with a yellow exclamation mark for the steering stability program, so they have flashed the software and has assured me once more that the issue is fixed, only time will tell I guess.

I didn't know there was steering stability program software that could be flashed.
And again, after approximately 3,000 kms, the lights - ESP, brake and hill descent come on, but this time I first tweeted to Mr. Anand Mahindra saying that I am taking my vehicle to G3 for the same issue 3rd time in a few months. Within 45 minutes, I got a call from Dhiren Desai (customer care) and he has assured me that this time the issue will be taken care of. Upon checking at G3, they said that the brake light switch, which was replaced last time, needs to be adjusted. In addition, Mahindra will be sending their technical expert to check the vehicle and they will raise a TAR to see why this is happening repeatedly.

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Old 15th April 2017, 13:38   #4175
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Not faced the clutch issue till now. Mine is a June 2013 W8 AWD (more load on the clutch..) and has over 81,000 on the odo.

Running just fine. Repeatedly doing Delhi-Manali-Delhi runs for my upcoming little hotel.

PS: extended warranty works like a charm. Got the front a/c coil changed recently. Picture attached from my regular Manali trips
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Old 15th April 2017, 22:56   #4176
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Guys, need help!
The fuel indicator bars on my XUV have gone berserk! All bars are continuously blinking.
Day before yesterday the tank was one bar below half. I have no clue what happened today.
All bars are either blinking and momentarily it is showing up "all minus one bar". Most of the time I was driving today, all the bars were blinking continuously.
Any pointers?

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Just saw this in the manual. Please refer to the attached image. Any idea what could be wrong? Car has completed 63K kms and will complete 5 years this July, still covered in extended warranty.
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Old 15th April 2017, 23:07   #4177
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Guys, need help!
The fuel indicator bars on my XUV have gone berserk! All bars are continuously blinking.
Day before yesterday the tank was one bar below half. I have no clue what happened today.
All bars are either blinking and momentarily it is showing up "all minus one bar". Most of the time I was driving today, all the bars were blinking continuously.
Any pointers?

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Just saw this in the manual. Please refer to the attached image. Any idea what could be wrong?
In my opinion should be either due to faulty sensor in the tank or some electrical loose contact. I don't know about the present era sensors but my 2003 Indica had a small float attached to a rheostat to send the fuel level to the display. The connectors were located atop the tank accessible from a hatch under the rear seats.
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Old 26th April 2017, 04:37   #4178
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The problem was within the instrument cluster and the entire cluster had to be replaced. This is a common problem with XUVs as per the RM.
It costs 15K but I did not have to pay anything since the car is covered under extended warranty.

PS.: To all those owning an XUV, I feel the additional investment on ext. warranty is worth every penny. My XUV has seen warranty replacements which otherwise could have been double the cost of ext. warranty purchase itself!


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Guys, need help!
The fuel indicator bars on my XUV have gone berserk! All bars are continuously blinking.
Day before yesterday the tank was one bar below half. I have no clue what happened today.
All bars are either blinking and momentarily it is showing up "all minus one bar". Most of the time I was driving today, all the bars were blinking continuously.
Any pointers?

EDIT:
Just saw this in the manual. Please refer to the attached image. Any idea what could be wrong? Car has completed 63K kms and will complete 5 years this July, still covered in extended warranty.

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Old 26th April 2017, 08:24   #4179
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Has anybody had their wipers go kaput on them?

Was driving on the Sealink and decided to clean the windshield. Pulled the stalk and they got stuck mid screen. Screwed up visibility big time.

On the way home, I managed to push them down (with instructions on the phone from a friend who has a garage)


While I have an extended warranty, I don't think I can wait 2 weeks for an appointment to have them fixed. Any idea what could have gone?

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Old 26th April 2017, 08:41   #4180
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Any idea what could have gone?
As a primary suspect you may want to check the fuses and relay once. If they are intact then it is most likely that the switch operated by the wiper stalk has conked off. Wiper motor going kaput is a rare scenario.
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Old 28th April 2017, 22:27   #4181
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Hi all,

I am owning W6 previous gen XUV with monochrome display. So the issue is that after android kitkat the infotainment is not supporting the later android versions properly.

For eg. If you are calling someone the name is not displayed on the screen, you don't listen to any ring or beep while calling, once the other party receives the call then only the name is displayed on the screen and you can start talking.

I was managing with it since long but was finding it too irritating and inconvenient.

Finally mailed Mahindra Customer Care about the issue and got a call from them within couple of days and then they connected me with a Nippon technical personnel. After explaining my issue he has appointed a technician for me on this tuesday who will check the Bluetooth software version of my infotainment system.

He agreed that issues are being faced because of older bluetooth version but still they will try something with the i smart software.

So anyone in this forum has come across this issue and got the solution for the same.
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I have been finding off late (for the last four months to be precise) that the hill hold function is not working at all times. It is more or less intermittent. At times it works, at times it doesn't.
There are no warning lights associated with it however.
This first started on my drive to Tawang. Then, it was accompanied by warning light too. However, that got alright after I switched off and started again. After that incident, the hill hold function has been intermittent.

A small chat in the Whatsapp group revealed that it might be because of the alignment of sensor. Has anyone else faced similar/ same problem?
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For eg. If you are calling someone the name is not displayed on the screen, you don't listen to any ring or beep while calling, once the other party receives the call then only the name is displayed on the screen and you can start talking.
Same issue i am facing since i bought new phone. I too see persons name only when that person picks up, otherwise nothing on the screen

I haven't been to Mahindra ASS from past 2 years, so please let me know how it was resolved.
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Folks,

I need some help on couple of issues. Mine is a September 2015 W10 New Age XUV

1. Engine jerking during low speed especially when moving the vehicle from standstill in 1st/2nd gear. Is it pointing to premature clutch failure?

2. Engine sounds really coarse when driving beyond 120 KMPH as if the engine has reached its max strain and it cant take no more.

I had the second issue sometime back and service guys fixed something in ECU to go away. But its now back again.

Did anyone of you face these problems? Appreciate your comments here.

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Hi All,

I upgraded from Wagon R VXI to XUV500 W4 3 weeks back . Team BHP posts helped me to narrow down on XUV. As my usage is only on weekends and mostly in city I did not opt for a higher variant as I will not be using most of the features.

As suggested by the manufacturer first thing post delivery I read the entire owners manual. As per the manual I can toggle between ODO and TRIP A and TRIP B using a switch available next to speedo console.

But when I try doing the same I do not get options suggested by owners manual and to my surprise ODO meter is being reset to zero. I am not sure if W4 has that option / doubtful if showroom guys have sold a vehicle with issue (PDI not done correctly)

I have asked for a demo from Mahindra this weekend but am sure they will come up with a justification for the same but I want to make sure that the vehicle is not used for Demo purpose and later sold as a new vehicle. Need help

Thanks in advance
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