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Old 24th July 2012, 12:05   #4516
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My Beast Just did 5 K kms and is ready for it's 2nd service. I've already covered almost half the country on it DL - RJ - MP - CG - RJ - DL. Here are some issues that i plan to get sorted next Sunday -

1) Front lighter socket - non functional
Ask for replacement.
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2) Brake pads making noise - ineffective braking
Brake pads will be cleaned, and this will be fixed for 2-3000kms
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3) Right wiper blade bent - Saw it bent 1 fine day ( not sure happened itself or someone did it intentionally )
This is probably intentional
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4) Balancing/Alignment - Car drags itself towards right side
Camber is out. Good luck. My advice. Go to a good tire shop. They will do a better job. Camber adjustment costs 300-400rs
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5) Fuel cap issue - Has a mind of it's own ( opens itself while driving ) ..Got it fixed in first service but it's acting funny again
Open fuel cap. Pull it downwards slightly. See if it works fine. If it does not, pull it upwards. This is what they will also do
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6) Rearmost door latch - Doesn't open at all ( Got 2 latch sets changed during 1st service but no luck )
Replace rear door
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7) Temp gauge stays for a long time at the initial level before coming up suddenly to the half spot
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8) squeaking sounds from the doors
Buy WD40. Spray on. WD40 will be your good friend. I always keep a can handy
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Are the above mentioned very common issues? Also is there anything else in specific that i need to get checked before i go to TASS?

Need advice from Gurus
Do not tell them about minor issues like doors squeaking. The less they touch your car, the better.
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Do not tell them about minor issues like doors squeaking. The less they touch your car, the better.
I so totally agree with you on that! Over the years I've learnt to either live with the squeaks or work on them myself as TASS have a tendency to turn a minor squeak into a major fault that'll take away hours of your peace.
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Old 24th July 2012, 14:30   #4518
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Hi all,

Got a new problem recently,When I try to start the car, I just get a "click" sound but the engine does not power up, this happens first two times but on the third try the engines starts up as normal as ever, As much as i can figure it's a problem with the starter, I have given the car to the local TASS and their electrician told me that most probably the problem is due to the starter "solenoid". Is there anything else that can go wrong?
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Old 24th July 2012, 14:55   #4519
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Ask for replacement.

Brake pads will be cleaned, and this will be fixed for 2-3000kms

This is probably intentional
Thanks for those answers TSK . Little wary about getting the entire rear door changed but would keep that in mind if it doesn't get fixed this time too.

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Thanks for those answers TSK . Little wary about getting the entire rear door changed but would keep that in mind if it doesn't get fixed this time too.
See, they will open up the door change the latch. Then central locking wont work. Then they will change something else, and interior light will stop working.
Ask them to fix it, if its not fixed, ask for a new door.
BTW, is the inside latch not working, or outside. If its the inside, check for child lock
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When I try to start the car, I just get a "click" sound but the engine does not power up, this happens first two times but on the third try the engines starts up as normal as ever,
Under normal conditions (if no fault) that click without start is typical of the immobilizer being activated. Try with your other remote. Else, also check wiring to immobilizer.

I dont expect this to be more than just a shot in the dark, but give it a shot.
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1) Front lighter socket - non functional
Check for blown fuse. Possibly caused by a design fault. How to identify ? Connect any other device to it - like a mobile charger. Insert the charger and twist it a few times. it may get shorted from the inside & blow the fuse again.

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Old 24th July 2012, 16:02   #4522
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Under normal conditions (if no fault) that click without start is typical of the immobilizer being activated.
Well the first time it happened I thought the same,tried but the problem was still there. I also thought this was just happening in the morning after a cold start but the problem reoccurred many times during the day. Anyways as I have given the car to the TASS I will report as to what they do as a solution.
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Open fuel cap. Pull it downwards slightly. See if it works fine. If it does not, pull it upwards. This is what they will also do

Replace rear door

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Do not tell them about minor issues like doors squeaking. The less they touch your car, the better.
now those were few good advices in a funny way (actually sensible with TATAs).

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Under normal conditions (if no fault) that click without start is typical of the immobilizer being activated. Try with your other remote. Else, also check wiring to immobilizer.
How many remotes are supplied with Safari? Normally other cars are supplied with one remote only and just a spare key (without remote)

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How many remotes are supplied with Safari? Normally other cars are supplied with one remote only and just a spare key (without remote)
You get 2 remotes (one each with a set of 2 keys) with the Safari - at least somewhere TATA scores
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My A/c belt makes a noise on the cold engine. I told the service advisor to get it tightened. He told me that the belt needs replacement as it is cut. The funny part is that it was changed last year, after almost four years. When i asked the service advisor to show me the damaged belt in the car, he said, that it is inside the casing, hence i cannot see it.

Can the gurus please confirm, where exactly the A/C belt is?
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Can the gurus please confirm, where exactly the A/C belt is?
The AC belt is exposed; it is never inside a casing, because the AC compressor that needs to be driven is not inside any casing!
It is the timing belt that is inside a casing.
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Can the gurus please confirm, where exactly the A/C belt is?
Hi Ankur,

Pl find a pic of the 2.2 engine where you can see all the three belts. The belt running below the engine oil filler cap is the a/c compressor belt.
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The labor charges are decently high at authorized workshops, still the focus of the service adviser is on fleecing the customers, rather than solving the problem.

I paid Rs. 4400 for an engine oil +filter replace and basic checks+wash.

I gave safari to Oberoi motors - Noida for servicing with 2 complaints -

1. Service light coming intermittently.
2. A/C fan belt screeching noise on cold engine.

Both the above problems remain even after servicing. I was told that -

1. A/C fan belt is damaged and needs replacement - I refused the same, as my previous belt lasted 4 years and i cannot imagine that new belt has gone bad just after an year. When i asked the service advisor to show me the damaged belt, he said, belt is inside the casing, and cannot be seen. Which now i know is a lie, as timing belt is inside casing, and A/C belt is outside.

2. Clutch is hard and needs overhaul - I refused the same, and asked if they have a pedal pressure meter and what is the reading. They said they do not have that meter. They just feel it is hard and needs overhaul.

I don't know when will these authorized workshops improve. I went to Oberoi motors as it was recommended by a friend. How has the experience of others been for this workshop?
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The labor charges are decently high at authorized workshops, still the focus of the service adviser is on fleecing the customers, rather than solving the problem.
Pretty much the same across brands. A friend recently went for a paid servicing at a M.A.S.S here in BLR. He got an estimate of about 10-11k. Though he has run only 20k, M.A.S.S was asking him to replace coolant, go for decarb, wheel balancing, and quite a few other activities that were not in the list in the owner's manual. (Got my friend to do the routine stuff, and the bill was 6.5k only. I am convinced that was the minimum/required, though)
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See, they will open up the door change the latch. Then central locking wont work. Then they will change something else, and interior light will stop working.
Ask them to fix it, if its not fixed, ask for a new door.
BTW, is the inside latch not working, or outside. If its the inside, check for child lock
TSK is right, Even i had this issue, Thought to replace the door, fortunately my brother checked the & said that the child lock is engaged. now its working fine.
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