Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd July 2013, 16:56   #2026
BHPian
 
djpeesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 537
Thanked: 635 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
If you are talking about the lock button feeling raised to touch and unlock-button feeling a bit lower, I believe that is by design. Please note that the 2nd button (hatch unlock) is flat. So in a way, the level of all 3 buttons is different so that you don't have to look at the buttons before pressing and operate them just by touch-feel.
I just looked at my key and its the same. The unlock button is also depressed to prevent accidental presses in your pocket.
djpeesh is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2013, 08:22   #2027
BHPian
 
HotChillyPepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bang_a_lore
Posts: 605
Thanked: 215 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by manipal View Post
Hi everyone
I too have a doubt regarding my key of my W8 AWD brought recently. The unlock button seems to have sunken (PIC attached) when compared to other buttons on the remote, is it the same with all of you or the micro switch of mine has broken down? The remote is working fine though.
That is by design. It is to identify the key without looking at it (read in dark). I can vouch for the quality of XUV key. My wife unknowingly washed the key along with a jeans in washing machine at 50 degrees water with detergent, dried it at 1000 rpm. After one hour of full wash cycle, it just worked without a slight hint of the what just had happened.

Last edited by HotChillyPepper : 24th July 2013 at 08:24.
HotChillyPepper is offline   (9) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2013, 20:26   #2028
Senior - BHPian
 
nitinralli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Delhi
Posts: 1,117
Thanked: 438 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by HotChillyPepper View Post
That is by design. It is to identify the key without looking at it (read in dark). I can vouch for the quality of XUV key. My wife unknowingly washed the key along with a jeans in washing machine at 50 degrees water with detergent, dried it at 1000 rpm. After one hour of full wash cycle, it just worked without a slight hint of the what just had happened.
And now just add a engine and four wheels to it, and wala, we have a new reliable, rock solid mini XUV .500
nitinralli is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 00:24   #2029
BHPian
 
pramod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 446
Thanked: 21 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Hello All,

I drive a Silver XUV W6. Its a Feb 2013 Model Vehicle and has run 8000 Kms to date. I would say half of it on Highways and Western Ghats.

The present Niggles Observation List:

1. Initially Front left side Suspension or some neighbouring part gives a muted "thud thud" on bad roads when the suspension acts.

Resolution Attempt: 1st service, this issue was reported and got the feedback that a screw was not tight and thought the issue was resolved.
But realised later that, both suspensions in the front gives that noise now on bad stretches.

Note that, it is not very audible or irritating. But I need to know, how serious an issue it is. So that it can be taken care on warranty.

--------------------------------
2. My 1.5 yr old son did a pull-up on the Internal Driver Mirror. And the whole assembly came down broken. Now, some sensor assembly which resides below the mirror assembly is visible in open.
(this isn't a niggle though. But need to get it repaired or replaced)

--------------------------------
3. Middle row left blower stopped working.

Resolution: 1st service, replaced the vent assembly on warranty. The issue was, the rotating part wasn't internally opening the vent and hence no air flow.
--------------------------------
4. Bluetooth connectivity is SOMETIMES an issue and doesn't connect to my Samsung Note.

Resolution: I then, search the Bluesense from my Samsung Mobile search and connection from Mobile end, instead of waiting for Bluesense to find my Mobile (when Mobile is made visible).
-------------------------------

Other than above, the Vehicle has run pretty well these 8000 Kms.


* Upgrades Planned: Hella 3003 Pair to be fitted in the next couple of days.
* Upgrades done: Imperial Leather (Nappa Leather) in Bangalore custom stitched and fitted for all 3 rows for 16,000 Rs. And Steering wheel fitted with Black Pure leather.

-------------------------------
XUV 500 niggles and their solutions-xuv1.jpg

XUV 500 niggles and their solutions-xuv2.jpg


Regards
Pramod
pramod is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 00:24   #2030
BHPian
 
djpeesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 537
Thanked: 635 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitinralli View Post

And now just add a engine and four wheels to it, and wala, we have a new reliable, rock solid mini XUV .500
On a more serious note, the driver door lock has started working erratically. It unlocks sometimes and doesn't work sometimes. New discoveries make me feel like what Christopher Columbus probably felt when he discovered America. The same sort of "now what" feeling comes over me.

As a result, I felt trapped by the love the xuv was showing me. On a different note, my car just crossed the 7,000 km mark.

Any solutions to this? If not, I'll ring the service chaps who now know me by name and ask whether to send the mechanics home or to my office. Hopefully this isn't another one of those suspected "rat bites"
djpeesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 02:39   #2031
BHPian
 
HotChillyPepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bang_a_lore
Posts: 605
Thanked: 215 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitinralli View Post
And now just add a engine and four wheels to it, and wala, we have a new reliable, rock solid mini XUV .500
Despite the quirky looks, remote key is the only thing positively surprised me with reliability till date.
HotChillyPepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 06:48   #2032
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,486
Thanked: 6,750 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by HotChillyPepper View Post
Despite the quirky looks, remote key is the only thing positively surprised me with reliability till date.
I initially had some concerns about the range of the remote. Not sure if they did something during any of the visits to the service-center, but currently, the range seems just fine.

Anybody else facing (or not-facing) issues with the range of the remote?
SDP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 08:41   #2033
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chennai
Posts: 234
Thanked: 284 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by djpeesh View Post
On a more serious note, the driver door lock has started working erratically. It unlocks sometimes and doesn't work sometimes. New discoveries make me feel like what Christopher Columbus probably felt when he discovered America. The same sort of "now what" feeling comes over me.
I had this exact same issue about 2 months back. But didn't reoccur after that. I have found to pattern to reproduce the issue though. And that is open->close->open->close in close succession. Try this for ten times or so and the 11th time, the door wouldn't lock or unlock.

In those cases, when the manual handle doesn't work, I use the key unlock button to unlock the doors.
Mudhalaipatti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 08:48   #2034
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,486
Thanked: 6,750 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudhalaipatti View Post
I had this exact same issue about 2 months back. But didn't reoccur after that. I have found to pattern to reproduce the issue though. And that is open->close->open->close in close succession. Try this for ten times or so and the 11th time, the door wouldn't lock or unlock.

In those cases, when the manual handle doesn't work, I use the key unlock button to unlock the doors.
Might be a battery-saving feature so that the battery does not get drained due to excessive use of lock/unlock mechanism.

I have another observation to support that "battery-saving" theory of mine. Try the mirror-fold/unfold button a few times. After a reasonable number of times, it just stops working.
SDP is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 09:04   #2035
BHPian
 
kaiserketkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 182
Thanked: 81 Times
Default

I experienced this just now. Unlocked the car with the remote. Wouldn't open. None of the doors. Tried 4 times, then tried with the key, still wouldn't open. But the remote unlock after the key worked.
Wonder what's up!
kaiserketkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 09:26   #2036
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,486
Thanked: 6,750 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaiserketkar View Post
I experienced this just now. Unlocked the car with the remote. Wouldn't open. None of the doors. Tried 4 times, then tried with the key, still wouldn't open. But the remote unlock after the key worked.
Wonder what's up!
Keep an eye on the small red LED embedded in the remote just above the 3 buttons. Sometimes the remote doesn't 'wake-up' so to say till you press the button 3-4 times. Happens at the begining of the day or when you are about to start back to home after a full-day's work. Might be related to the temperature. I faced that a few times in winter.
SDP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 09:41   #2037
BHPian
 
Heavy Horse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 264
Thanked: 272 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
I have another observation to support that "battery-saving" theory of mine. Try the mirror-fold/unfold button a few times. After a reasonable number of times, it just stops working.
This is mentioned in the manual Section 8-7 (page 128) where they say that the operation is limited to twice per min.
Heavy Horse is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 09:53   #2038
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,486
Thanked: 6,750 Times
Default Re: XUV 500 niggles and their solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heavy Horse View Post
This is mentioned in the manual Section 8-7 (page 128) where they say that the operation is limited to twice per min.
I have read the old-version hard-copy manual completely. I should go through the latest PDF version as well. Looks like there are quite a few hidden gems there!

Thanks Heavy Horse!
SDP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 10:37   #2039
BHPian
 
shrk_18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 62
Thanked: 83 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
I initially had some concerns about the range of the remote. Not sure if they did something during any of the visits to the service-center, but currently, the range seems just fine.

Anybody else facing (or not-facing) issues with the range of the remote?
The remote has been erratic on me in the past few days and the range too. The only time it works is when the red light at the top of the buttons glows, but a tap to the place where the battery is and it works immediately. Is it the battery being weak or out of place? Apart from that I have not observed a pattern for its behavior, will try to observe next time

Quote:
Originally Posted by pramod View Post
2. My 1.5 yr old son did a pull-up on the Internal Driver Mirror. And the whole assembly came down broken. Now, some sensor assembly which resides below the mirror assembly is visible in open.
(this isn't a niggle though. But need to get it repaired or replaced)
This is the rain sensor assembly and the covers that protect this assembly fall off at the drop of a hat. It one day came off when I was cleaning the glass from inside

No doubt it came off when your son pulled it. I want to talk to them to get it replaced with a one that fits better or everything is the same put some sort of a plaster to prevent it from falling off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pramod View Post
4. Bluetooth connectivity is SOMETIMES an issue and doesn't connect to my Samsung Note.

Resolution: I then, search the Bluesense from my Samsung Mobile search and connection from Mobile end, instead of waiting for Bluesense to find my Mobile (when Mobile is made visible).
-------------------------------

I have seen this issue with my wife's Samsung Galaxy S2. IS would not pick the phone up when made visible, but the phone could easily connect with the IS and once I paired them the subsequent connects are fine. I saw the same issue with a Blackberry too !!

Last edited by moralfibre : 25th July 2013 at 15:27. Reason: Back to back posts
shrk_18 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2013, 10:55   #2040
BHPian
 
kaiserketkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 182
Thanked: 81 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post

Keep an eye on the small red LED embedded in the remote just above the 3 buttons. Sometimes the remote doesn't 'wake-up' so to say till you press the button 3-4 times. Happens at the begining of the day or when you are about to start back to home after a full-day's work. Might be related to the temperature. I faced that a few times in winter.
Thanks I'll keep an eye out for that.
However in this case I heard a faint unlocking sound from the car when I remote unlocked it, but it wouldn't open.
Same happened with the key unlock.
kaiserketkar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Metro and City Discrimination By Mahindra- XUV 500 Launch anjan_c2007 The Indian Car Scene 18 29th November 2011 15:10
Niggles, problems (Tyre and Stalling) in Palio 1.6 Sports 2007 anurag_p80 Technical Stuff 31 19th July 2010 17:31


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:53.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks