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Old 12th January 2009, 10:15   #1
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Default Palio 1.1 SLX: Fuel cut-off indicator

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I had taken my Palio Stile 1.1 SLX for a one-day trip yesterday. We drove to Nanjangud and KRS. Roads were excellent for the Nanjangud part but KRS roads are really really bad.

Now, while returning to Bangalore I noticed the fuel cutoff indicator was on. I immediately stopped the vehicle and turned off the engine. I gave it around 40 minutes before turning on the engine - the indicator was still on. I drove for about 5 minutes before I thought I'll give it another try.

I opened the bonnet to find that the coolant level was low. I filled mineral water to bring the coolant level to the recommended levels, gave the car about another 10-15 minutes before turning on the engine. The indicator was still on.

I don't have much idea about the internals of the car. So I had to drive it back home in the same condition. Today morning when I started the car, the indicator still turns on.

Please let me know what could be the problem. I have a feeling the underside of the car might have got bumped with something when driving to/from KRS and damaged some under-chassis component. Could this be the reason? Please help!

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Old 12th January 2009, 12:39   #2
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what was the level of the fuel in the tank?

i think you are refering to the "low" fuel indicator which come on when you have around 5-7 litres of fuel (petrol / diesel) in your car's tank.

it is always better to top up your car's tank when you have around "half tanky full".

or did the "fuel cut-off switch" below the front passenger side dash board get activated - it looks like a car lighter switch. (the fuel cut-off switch gets activated in case of a collision / accident).

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Old 12th January 2009, 12:55   #3
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any throttle lag or drop in performance?? i reckon you should get your fuel filter checked, MIGHT have been a case of bad fuel.. but ofcourse the best option would be to get it diagnosed from an authorised service personnel..
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Default Palio 1.1 SLX: Fule cut-off indicator

No, it's not the low fuel indicator. It is the fuel cutoff indicator which comes on (along with other indicators like hand-brake etc) first when we turn on the key. When we turn on the engine, it is supposed to go off.

I didn't knew about the fuel cutoff switch on the front passenger side. I'll check it.

There was no accident/collision. The tank is still half full.
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This is a common problem with Palio Stile, happened a couple of times with my car. The culprit turned out to be a loose connection both times.
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wht is a fuel cut-off indicator? didnt know something like this existed. If its the fuel cut-off switch - the car should hav stalled due to lack of fuel (right?).

I thought the indicators that come on when you first turn the key is the engine check, oil and brake indicators? Am i mistaken?
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Old 12th January 2009, 14:21   #7
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I think the indicator refers to some problem with "fuel-injection".
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wht is a fuel cut-off indicator? didnt know something like this existed. If its the fuel cut-off switch - the car should hav stalled due to lack of fuel (right?).

I thought the indicators that come on when you first turn the key is the engine check, oil and brake indicators? Am i mistaken?
Me too...are you referring to engine oil indicator by any chance?
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He is referring to "Fuel Injector" symbol which appears at the top left side of the console for couple of seconds in normal mode when ignition key is switched on.

Am I correct?
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Yes, it's the fuel injection/injector indicator as mentioned by Rudrah.

Any idea what could have gone wrong?
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The manual says you have to drive slowly if this happens and get it checked at an ASC. It is the fuel injection system light as people have said, so I hope you get it checked at the earliest.

What was your odo reading when this happened? I have an SLE that's run around 700kms, and want to know when to get worried Have other 1.1 owners noticed this on their machines?
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the fuel injector symbol can mean anything. its an indication that the ECU is saying something. I had the lights come on after TASC changed my spark plugs, after hooking it up to the computer- it said that the relay is open for the cylinder 4. So i would suggest you take it straight to the workshop.

its nothing to worry about.
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I have a palio stile 1.1. Three days back the fuel injection lamp came on. The engine also stalled a couple of times. The next day the engine started revving in high mode when I switched it on. And when I shifted the car into gear, it started speeding automatically at the slightest pressure. I took the car to Malik motors in Hyderabad. They kept the car for the full day and later said there was a problem with the prolic wheel and the water pump. I asked them to change the prolic wheel. After a couple of hours when I went to take the car they said that the problem existed even when they changed the wheel so they didnt instal it. I have lost confidence in them. net net they admitted that they didnt know what the problem was and wanted to keep the car for 2-3 days.

Any suggestions on what to do next? Can someone recommend a good mechanic for the problem?
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No, it's not the low fuel indicator. It is the fuel cutoff indicator which comes on (along with other indicators like hand-brake etc) first when we turn on the key. When we turn on the engine, it is supposed to go off.

I didn't knew about the fuel cutoff switch on the front passenger side. I'll check it.

There was no accident/collision. The tank is still half full.

if i get it right this is the "spray type" indicator on the right top corner...

if that is indeed the case, get the ecu checked at a *** as this is because of very bad fuel. my collegues palio had same issue and we wentto the *** to get it rectified.

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