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Old 20th July 2013, 18:33   #1996
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MMI v8 lineament

http://www.mapmyindia.com/press/mapm...d-on-ndtv-gng/

Although during flash i lost all my saved data but no regret as this new version is awesome and can't be missed. so far i tested LANE GUIDE (prior to turn).
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I got the maps update and the trip meter update today. It was a fairly simple and a straight forward procedure which took about 30 minutes. I asked the technical manager at Anant Cars about issues people were facing during the update. He mentioned that prior to a map update, the IS should be checked for any errors and if there were any errors they need to be resolved before updating the maps. He connected the laptop to the USB port under the steering column and showed me that there were no errors in my system and we could continue with the update.
Who was the technical manager at Anant cars. I would like to get the new version if it is really good as have plans for some long trips in a months time. At the same time I dont want to lose any functionalities like HCP or lose a lot of time like Tushar. Would like to make the best use of the systems during the trip even if the map is old one...

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Who was the technical manager at Anant cars. I would like to get the new version if it is really good as have plans for some long trips in a months time. At the same time I dont want to lose any functionalities like HCP or lose a lot of time like Tushar. Would like to make the best use of the systems during the trip even if the map is old one...

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You can contact Mansur or Vijay Ananth. Both are equally good, Vijay was the guy who updated it in my vehicle
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MMI v8 lineament
Although during flash i lost all my saved data but no regret as this new version is awesome and can't be missed. so far i tested LANE GUIDE (prior to turn).
Thanks for the info Tushargohil. What are the other improvements? Is the location search improved a bit now? It is really painful to get the location pinpointed in my present version which probably has something to do with limited license. Even the POIs are not really a big help except major known spots. Hope this has also improved in addition to the increased functionalities.
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MMI v8 lineament

http://www.mapmyindia.com/press/mapm...d-on-ndtv-gng/

Although during flash i lost all my saved data but no regret as this new version is awesome and can't be missed. so far i tested LANE GUIDE (prior to turn).
Have you tried the live traffic? Is it accurate?
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Have you tried the live traffic? Is it accurate?
No mate; i could not find any live traffic settings in GPS neither got anything from Traffic Announcements (TA) feature.

http://traffic.mapmyindia.com/live/
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On facebook this morning from a friend of mine

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our XUV 500..4 days after a comprehensive service...the silencer falls off! One has to crawl under the XUV..please note not the SUV..in heavy rain and tie it up with a shoe lace!!!..Thank God for an Engineer in the Family..No Thanks to Mahindra and their esteemed Dealer in Downtown Bangalore
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On facebook this morning from a friend of mine
Why am I not surprised? Comrehensive or not, M&M mechanics have a tunnel vision while servicing - they look ONLY at the problem that has been reported.

I had taken a snap when I got the oil changed at 1000kms. The car was raised on the fork-lift and signs of power-steering leakage were visible. Did the mechnic who changed the engine-oil noticed it or did anything about it? Nope!
Just imagine that this is for a part for which M&M later issued a recall. So the number of failures must have already been noticeable. Even then, they did not bother.

Silencer bracket giving up is a rare problem. I have seen just one reported on this thread. So not at all surprised that the service center guys did not look at it at all during the 'comprehensive' service.

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No wonder; check this out.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post2926592 (XUV 500 niggles and their solutions)
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So after about 2.5 weeks of ownership and hoping against hope that no niggles would surface, I came across my first on Thursday. The rear right door would not open from the outside or the inside. No, not a child lock issue (though I had fiddled around with it earlier in the day, but left it unlocked at the end). Then mysteriously, the problem went away after a few auto lock/unlock cycles. So, I assumed it must have been a quirky thing that happens when you simultaneously try to open the door by pulling the handle and use the unlock button on the key fob too!

Am headed to the workshop tomorrow for a quick check... its more than an inconvenience... hoping it really minor.

Anybody had similar issues?
I know some people had issues with the door closure... anybody with opening issues?
I have the exact problem on the same rear right door. As of now it just wont open. I contacted my RM and he informed me that its a common problem that has been cropping up with many XUV's this monsoon. They need me to take an appointment and it will be rectified. Its very unnerving simply because if its such a common problem that has been identified then why is it that there is no attempt of a recall to rectify it. This is a dangerous situation to be in especially during flooding. As of now its one door but it shatters the faith in the mechanism when they openly admit that there is a problem. Ideally once a lot of complaints were registered they must contact all owners and advice for a check.
The attitude at the service centre is only getting worse by the day. During my last service they forgot to reset the service due indicator on the car. Its the first thing that pops up when we start, how can they miss it?
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I have the exact problem on the same rear right door. As of now it just wont open. I contacted my RM and he informed me that its a common problem that has been cropping up with many XUV's this monsoon. They need me to take an appointment and it will be rectified.
I have the same problem with rear right door. Now i have to take an appointment for sorting this out.

Will get it done once I am free in a few days.
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Issues & Fixes :

01. Hill Ascent and Descent functions work as expected now. - The problem seems to have vanished on its own. The RM is unable to explain it either as he was able to reproduce the issues during my last visit to the A.S.S. Now its gone.

02. MMI upgrade to V8 - Will be visiting the M&M India Garage - Whitefield.

03. Increased road noise and rigid shocks. - Will need to have them look into this. It has gone from bad to worse. Also checked with Pete's Automotive in Cochin to see if they offer upgrades to the XUV. Bilstein upgrades for the XUV apparently cost INR 1LAKH or more . Has anybody figured out alternative upgrades to OEM shocks ?

04. HID Kit - Plan to upgrade to the HID kit for the low-beam as it is pathetic when stuck in rainy situations in the dark. If anybody has upgraded to the HID, please advise.

05. Front & Rear Guards - Advisable ? Considering these upgrades as well.

06. Coolant leak - Will need to get this checked as well on my next visit.

07. Turbo whistle with an additional noise - Not able to observe this consistently. Not sure what exactly is causing this. Anybody else facing this issue ?
01. Another one for the self healing properties of Mahindra vehicles! Cheers

03. Have you experienced the rigidity/ bumpiness more on sideways swaying than on front to back [i'm sorry if I sound confusing]. If that is the case, you can get the balancing rod bushes changed. I got them done, and they made quite a difference.

04. Have got it, and it makes a huge difference. HIDs are best in projector lamps.

05. Consider this before installing bullbars- a lot of the safety features of the car are based on the impact hitting it in a specific sequence. You may be messing around with the dynamics of a head on collision with a bull bar.
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...04. Have got it, and it makes a huge difference. HIDs are best in projector lamps.
Can you please share more details about it?
What brand? Specifications of the HIDs? Low-beam or high beam? Cost? Got it done at the M&M service center? Any wiring cut/alterations needed?

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[quote=Ssadwelkar, while you are there check out regarding this also. Is a useful feature considering the number of times I forgot to switch off some internal light and the security calls me back.
FundaG.[/QUOTE]

Just got my car back after 1st service and other jobs from NBS, their technical expert tells me that he checked with M&M on the driver's side window Auto Up function and the power saving feature which should switch off the front 2 cabin lights after 3 minutes, he says these functions do not exist and that this is an error in the owners manual.
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Can you please share more details about it?
What brand? Specifications of the HIDs? Low-beam or high beam? Cost? Got it done at the M&M service center? Any wiring cut/alterations needed?

Thanks in advance
Brand P8.
specs- if I remember correctly 4200k
Low beam only. High beam is quite powerful.
Cost- I think around 9-10k.
I wasn't present when the fitment was done, so I don't know exactly, but I'm sure it does involve some wire cutting.

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Have been using them for almost 10 months now, and am very happy with them.
Especially in the rains, and out on the highways- the illumination and throw is just too good.
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