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View Poll Results: Did you replace a Damper(Shocker) on your Safari Storme due to leakage/issues?
Yes 1 7.69%
Yes, More than once 2 15.38%
No, but I have a leaking damper and need to get it sorted 0 0%
No, Dampers in my storme are fine 10 76.92%
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Old 13th March 2015, 11:48   #1
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Default Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

A few members on our forum have reported Damper leakage in the new Safari Storme. For some of them, even after replacing the entire set under warranty, the dampers leaked again.

If you own a Storme, did you get a Damper(s) replaced under warranty? If so, how many kms had the vehicle done.

I have added a poll also to get the numbers from our forum members

For reference, here are a few posts
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3660249 (Tata Safari Storme : Official Review) (ebonho)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3619790 (Tata Safari Storme : Official Review) (narayan)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3597299 (Tata Safari Storme : Official Review) (storme'd)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3321990 (Tata Safari Storme : Official Review) (stormerider)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3564725 (Tata Safari Storme : Official Review) (sasi405)

Also a report by Rahulk76
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3177941 (Tata Safari Storme : Official Review)
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Apparently at TASS Pune , i saw lots of front shockers of stormes being replaced under warranty due to leakage in them.

A major component failure that so early after product launch makes QC questionable ?

Besides these, there have been reports by members of Safari Owners United League(SOUL) on the facebook page of leaking dampers being replaced under warranty, and then leaking again.

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Old 13th March 2015, 13:37   #2
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Default re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

Mine has just completed 1 yr and 18000 km but (touchwood) everything is fine.

Jan 2014 manufactured.

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Old 13th March 2015, 16:50   #3
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Default re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

Please add model month and year to your replies so that faulty batches may be identified.
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Old 13th March 2015, 17:51   #4
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Default re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

Mine is a February 2013 model.

The first time all shockers were replaced (including the rear springs) undr warranty. I think the details are there in my Beastie thread?

At that time I remember one was not leaking (I think front right) but since I had heard that Tata had made some changes (vendor?specs?) and I did not want one new damper and one old one I requested that they change that one as well, and it was.

P.S. It (front right) had also started leaking mildly and was finally replaced as well - this was just before my one year service (around 7,500 kms) - the other thre I recall had been replaced at around the 6,000+ km mark.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3343579 (Beastie winks at Snow White & Red Riding Hood. My Tata Safari Storme EX)

The second incident is now at the time of my 2 year service when the rear right was found leaking again. And came under Tata's new Category 1 leak (not to be replaced under warranty - until it degrades to Category 2 or 3). Anyhow, it was replaced under warranty. At 15,500 kms.

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March 2013 model bought in Aug 2013. Rear shocker replaced around 6 months back and front replaced 1 month back. Only one side was replaced on both occasions since only that one was leaking.

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Default Re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

Photos of the offending leaking shocker from the new/replaced once under warranty lot.

Notice the shiny black part of where I swiped my finger to check if it was wet oil/weep.

One of the guys there had the gumption to tell me "itna to hota hai, jumping ke karan thoda excess oil seal ke bahar fenkta hai" .....

And also "fit karte samay thoda oil dalte hain" ..... so I asked him if that was the SOP, why the remaining 3 were bone dry?

Puhleeze!

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Default Re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

The photos of the leaking front right shocker when the vehicle was raised on the ramp to check for the sump leakage.

They finally agreed that it was a proper leak and agred to change it (what I had been pointing out since the time they replaced the other three). Then the part was not available etc. etc.

Findally the shocker was made available and was replaced.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3343579 (Beastie winks at Snow White & Red Riding Hood. My Tata Safari Storme EX)

These are the photos of the leaking shocker before it was replaced ....

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Default Re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

Storme LX Jan 2013 manufacturing. Current ODO 64000 kms.

Rear Dampers changed @ 20000 kms.

Front Dampers Changed @ 49000 kms.

Reason for Change - Leak detected while alignment.
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Default Re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

Mine is a Sept 2013 model. Completed close to 25000 kms now. No issues with dampers.
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Default Re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

Jan 2015 EX UB, Odo 3346, less miles so it would be early to comment. Voted, they are not leaking.
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Default Re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

Mine is a May 2014 VX, completed 14000kms until now on all kinds of terrain including mild offroading, no issues with anything including dampers. Voted, not leaking
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Default Re: Tata Safari Storme: Leaking dampers issue?

mine is Jan 2015 model. 25000kms so far. No leakage reported.

voted no leaking.
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