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Old 17th August 2015, 19:20   #3466
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Folks one quick clarification needed. Yesterday while using AC I switched on the front windshield defogger and noticed that there is some amount of air blowing on my legs. Is this normal behavior across or a niggle? IMO it is a niggle because if my legs are wet when I enter the car during monsoon and if the air is blown on to my legs, it would be very chill which I would not like.


Also I noticed that even if I shut the vents using the knob I can feel some amount of air seeping through, again is this normal?
I think it is normal. I too have observed this. The air is momentarily diverted to the leg position as the louver is being brought back to the original position from the windshield. Its motor driven so takes its own time to come to it's final position.
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^^ Second what Bejoy mentioned. This happens in my XUV too.
Only issue with this is, if your floor mats are dirty, suddenly all dust gets kicked up
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Old 18th August 2015, 11:17   #3468
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Guys,

Just gave my xuv for service post 30k. The SA tells me that we need to change brake pads. It's costing 5.5k. Is it that at these levels you change brake pads.

Please advice..
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Just gave my xuv for service post 30k. The SA tells me that we need to change brake pads. It's costing 5.5k. Is it that at these levels you change brake pads.

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If these are the front brake-pads, don't change till you get the "Front Brake-pads worn out" message.
If you are at the service center, inspect the brake pads visually and take a call if the thickness is very close to the threshold.
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If these are the front brake-pads, don't change till you get the "Front Brake-pads worn out" message.
If you are at the service center, inspect the brake pads visually and take a call if the thickness is very close to the threshold.
It us front brake pads. I haven't got any such message. Just a query? How many kms does one usually last?

Unfortunately I am not at the workshop
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How many kms does one usually last?
It is based on driving condition & style, more discussion here (What is the average life of Disc Brake pads?).

However, my cousins XUV (2013 model) which is driven around 60% on highways and rest in city traffic had to get its pads replaced around 30K Kms.
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I got a call yesterday from the mahindra dealer regarding recall of the new age xuv500 for some software upgrade. They said it will be a 10 minute job and all the new XUV are affected. anyone else got it too?
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They said it will be a 10 minute job and all the new XUV are affected. anyone else got it too?
Whoa! I haven't got the call yet. Any specific batches? Month deliveries?

I don't have any issues so far - touchwood! And even if they call, I will not do upgrade unless I understand whats the exact problem. Why fix something that isn't broken?
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It is based on driving condition & style, more discussion here (What is the average life of Disc Brake pads?).

However, my cousins XUV (2013 model) which is driven around 60% on highways and rest in city traffic had to get its pads replaced around 30K Kms.
I was told by the SA during the 10k service that the brake pads have worn out. I was surprised at this. Told him how can the brake pads wear out in 10k. Also the infotainment screen doesn't give any warning. I have been driving the vehicle with the same brake pads, and no issues till now have done approx 2k KM after that.

I am recently getting a warning in the infotainment screen “brake oil level is low, drive with extreme caution” alongwith the handbrake light blinking randomly. Have to take the vehicle to the Service Centre.
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Whoa! I haven't got the call yet. Any specific batches? Month deliveries?
You can check with your vehicle details here.

For all earlier service actions, they had updated the details here. Also, in a week or so you should be getting a letter mentioning about the service action.
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I was told by the service adviser that the life of front brake pads in XUV500 averages to about 20K Kms during my 20 k service. However, she told me that she will contact me and tell if it is worn out after physically examining it. She later confirmed that its good for another 5K Kms. She also told me to still not wait until 5k kms and the warning message and bring it in for another examination within 2k kms.

Avoiding the replacement would wear out the discs and that will cost a lot more. I am not sure about other makes but on my Ford Ikon, the pads lasted for good 60k kms !!!
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Avoiding the replacement would wear out the discs and that will cost a lot more. I am not sure about other makes but on my Ford Ikon, the pads lasted for good 60k kms !!!
I changed mine only after 50K. Though we had a free replacement before 6K. -( XUV5OO W8 FWD 2012)
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I got a call yesterday from the mahindra dealer regarding recall of the new age xuv500 for some software upgrade. They said it will be a 10 minute job and all the new XUV are affected. anyone else got it too?
Can you pls let us know once you get the software upgrade - what is it about? I also don't have any complaints with my W10 so far and haven't received any call from Mahindra.
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I was told by the service adviser that the life of front brake pads in XUV500 averages to about 20K Kms during my 20 k service.

Avoiding the replacement would wear out the discs and that will cost a lot more. I am not sure about other makes but on my Ford Ikon, the pads lasted for good 60k kms !!!
My front break pads were replaced at 30k service and they still had about 5k of driving left in them. Hard to believe that the break pads can wear out so soon. The service advisor also mentioned that my break pads had lasted longer than expected. He attributed this long life to my long highway drives including Ladakh
Once I had forgotten to de-activate my hill descent function and was driving around, and while going down on a flyover I could notice that the HDC was actually applying the brakes and slowing down the car
I immediately switched off the HDC and there were no further problems.
I was also advised that it's not possible to skimm the break discs on the XUV and if there are any scratches or any wear, the break disc has to be replaced.
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You can check with your vehicle details here.

For all earlier service actions, they had updated the details here. Also, in a week or so you should be getting a letter mentioning about the service action.
I put my vehicle serial number in that link but it did not show the vehicle due for any action. But the dealer called again

I had put P8 HID in the projectors. am facing a peculiar problem since. would appreciate any help.

There is a distinct shadow in the light throw(pic 1)which translates into a shadow on the road as shown in pic 2. What can be the reason?
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