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Old 25th October 2015, 08:40   #3601
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Hello Sk671,

At the outset, let me apologise for the delayed response as i was travelling.

I feel the dealer you went to was not absolutely right. I have only the coils changed and not the whole setup, but from his point of view he might be right as in most cars you have to change the whole setup for some sort of results. Maybe he is trying to sell some of his inventory to you in the process. Why don't you speak to another dealer or better yet RedRooster directly. I am sure they will help you.

In the past few weeks i have done a couple of long runs from Mumbai to Pune and see that the car is still bouncy but the intensity of the bounce has gone down. I would say the setup has made the car softer. The car also feels much more stable at high 3 digit speeds.

I have also made many runs to my factory, for which i have to pass through very very bad roads and must say there is a stark difference in the way the car tackled them. A 4 km part of the road I have to drive through is full of stones (almost like an unpaved road) and to my delight, not even a single jerk gets transferred to me anymore. I can smoothly run over them in speeds upto 40kmph where other cars have to slow down to a snails pace (including cars like fortunes and other XUV's).

Hope this helps.

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Hello dear Kartman - if you can share how its going with these new springs, would be very helpful.

I went to a dealer who was listed under certified dealers to take care of this, but for some reason he was not very forthcoming. He said one has to change the whole suspension and not just the springs for the whole system to work. Was giving me some technical details.

Anyways, would be great if you can update us. Thanks!!!
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Old 26th October 2015, 16:42   #3602
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RR tyre swapped message pops up randomly after the second service. Irritant.
This may be since service center guys did not do the 'Tyre learning' after rotating the tyre.

Just do the Tyre learning and it will disappear. You can check in YouTube for video by M&M regarding the same in case you have not done yet.

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Faced an issue with reverse camera during today's Thrissur - Bangalore trip.
Should be an issue with camera going kaput. M&M camera comes with 2 year warranty I guess, so check with service center about the same.
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Old 26th October 2015, 19:31   #3603
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Should be an issue with camera going kaput. M&M camera comes with 2 year warranty I guess, so check with service center about the same.
The issue is intermittent. So hope the camera is fine. I suspect it's a loose connection. Planning to get it checked at service center.
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Old 27th October 2015, 17:25   #3604
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50K service update:
  • There was a rattling sound from the engine bay while idling --> This was diagnosed as the Belt tensioner bearing wear out and the whole belt tensioner got replaced on warranty. The sound is gone now.
  • Infotainment system software updated with latest map (MMI version 9). Now audible seat belt warning through speakers is added. Its a good feature in my opinion.
  • Gear knob cracked at multiple places --> replaced under warranty.
  • Front break pads replaced --> Costed around 4100 RS.
  • Bonnet open message used to come on screen while riding at high speed --> Bonnet switch got replaced. Approx 250 RS. Issue not appeared again.
  • HVAC filter elements got replaced. Approx 950 RS.
  • Total cost = 10450 RS.

I had complained about gear shift hardness. They haven't done anything to solve this. The technician told that my car shifting is very good compared to most of the cars

I have done some DIY to reduce the hardness and it was quite effective. Will post the details sometime later.
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50K service update:
  • Infotainment system software updated with latest map (MMI version 9). Now audible seat belt warning through speakers is added. Its a good feature in my opinion.
please elaborate about the software update MMI v9. Some pics would be good.

Thanks!!
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50K service update:
There was a rattling sound from the engine bay while idling --> This was diagnosed as the Belt tensioner bearing wear out and the whole belt tensioner got replaced on warranty. The sound is gone now.
50k is seriously early for this to go. Normal service schedules have it changed around the 80k - 100k mark.

Did Mahindra give any explanation why this has happened?
Also, was it just the tensioner that was changed, or the associated belt(s) too? Usual practice is when replacing one of these, change the entire set - all these components tend to have a similar service life, and its easier to change the whole set at once.
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50k is seriously early for this to go. Normal service schedules have it changed around the 80k - 100k mark.

Did Mahindra give any explanation why this has happened?
Also, was it just the tensioner that was changed, or the associated belt(s) too? Usual practice is when replacing one of these, change the entire set - all these components tend to have a similar service life, and its easier to change the whole set at once.
I had asked the same question to my RM, as tensioner scheduled replacement is at 1 lakh kms, No explanation on why it has gone so early. My best guess is that, the hooter mounting had broken on my car before and it came in contact with the belt and got smashed into peaces before it got noticed and replaced. Probably this might have affected the tensioner. The part was readily available probably because this is a scheduled replacement part.

They informed me that the belt is all fine and doesn't need a replacement, but what you just told make sense, i will ping my RM and see if there is a scope of getting the belt changed as well. Thanks.

-HCP

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Infotainment system software updated with latest map (MMI version 9). Now audible seat belt warning through speakers is added. Its a good feature in my opinion.
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Thanks for the update on the update
I got my XUV's software updated as well, but I haven't managed to get the audible warning. Did this come on by default or did you have to manually enable it?
Can you please post a pic of the software version?
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I have posted the XUV factory service manual link on the XUV test drive thread.
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Thanks for the update on the update
I got my XUV's software updated as well, but I haven't managed to get the audible warning. Did this come on by default or did you have to manually enable it?
Can you please post a pic of the software version?
I have not asked specifically to enable it. Asked only a software update if available, not sure if this needs to be turned on from OBDII software. Here is the software version for your reference:
XUV 500 niggles and their solutions-dsc_0926.jpg

I have also recorded a video of this feature. Note the infotainment bottom bar will display inside and outside temperature at the same time from this update.


Once the full screen warning disappears, a permanent log will be added to warning list that can be accessed by pressing the "!" soft button on the screen (on info bar at the bottom of the screen). As soon as you buckle the seat belt the log is removed. Only the driver seat belt is tracked for this feature. Neat.

-HCP

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Once the full screen warning disappears, a permanent log will be added to warning list that can be accessed by pressing the "!" soft button on the screen (on info bar at the bottom of the screen). As soon as you buckle the seat belt the log is removed. Only the driver seat belt is tracked for this feature. Neat.

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thanks a lot for the info HCP.
one more thing i forgot to ask was if any other voice alerts like the scorpio has- such as fuel reserve, door open, etc are also added?
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thanks a lot for the info HCP.
one more thing i forgot to ask was if any other voice alerts like the scorpio has- such as fuel reserve, door open, etc are also added?
Nice thought, I will try the Door Warning sometime and keep the thread updated.
Fuel reserve is something I don't want to try, emptying the tank that far may reduce the life of fuel pump, so I tend to look out for a nice pump to fill up when 2 blocks left on the gauge.

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one more thing i forgot to ask was if any other voice alerts like the scorpio has- such as fuel reserve, door open, etc are also added?
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Fuel reserve is something I don't want to try, emptying the tank that far may reduce the life of fuel pump, so I tend to look out for a nice pump to fill up when 2 blocks left on the gauge.
Door, bonnet warning was present in older version also. Along with the specific door detail a beep will be sounded in that case. Same when tyre pressure goes low.

For low fuel, however there is no notification on infotainment system. Only a blinking fuel level indicator.
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Door, bonnet warning was present in older version also. Along with the specific door detail a beep will be sounded in that case. Same when tyre pressure goes low.

For low fuel, however there is no notification on infotainment system. Only a blinking fuel level indicator.
no no, suhas,
HCP and I were discussing the changes in the new software version which has voice alerts instead of beeps.
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For low fuel, however there is no notification on infotainment system. Only a blinking fuel level indicator.
Suhas, the latest version of software ( I have the pre face-lift XUV) that was installed on my infotainment about 2 months ago, now supports alert for low fuel. Recently, I ran fairly low on fuel and the infotainment gave me 2 alerts, initially when I hit the low fuel mark and the 2nd alert informing me that I was using up the reserve fuel. Unfortunately I was driving on the highway at the time and could not click some pictures of the alerts.
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