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Old 3rd January 2017, 19:00   #61
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The car is now almost 23 months old. The issue I had was with the rusting in my vehicle which was of a big concern to me.....
I have faced rusting issues on my car as well, although nowhere as close to yours. Ford has been very supportive with warranty though. Chennai being a coastal area I understand cars are more prone to rusting, but in my case, my car has always had a covered parking, is rarely washed (thanks to the Jopasu duster) and is cared for more than a regular car !

The first case was back in Oct.'15 when the car was a little over 2 yrs old and in extended warranty. The dealer (MPL Ford, Chennai) acknowledged the issue and painted the whole panel under warranty.
My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-img_20151027_160928695.jpg

I moved to Pune in March '16 and last week noticed rusting under the right ORVM on the door. The car is now out of warranty, and while the dealer brushed it off saying it's common in cars running in coastal cities and that I will have to change the whole door, Ford has been very supportive once more and have agreed to replace the whole door panel under goodwill warranty. Fingers crossed now that they match the colour properly !
My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-img_20161227_194813.jpg

While I am very happy with Ford's support, I feel this should not be happening. I hope Ford's newer cars don't face the same paint issues.
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Interested in getting my headlamps changed as well . I have a Figo Tdci 45kms on the Odo so now is probably a good time since I plan to use this car for the highway only . And if you have any installation logs that'll be really helpful . Thanks
Sorry for my delayed response. No Installation Logs as such. Headlamp bulbs can be upgraded at any FNG or any accessory dealer by putting in a Plug & Play Relay (preferably Philips) with a pair of either a 100/90 or a 130/100 Bulbs to suit your requirements.

For installing Hellas, you need to weld two small L Type Brackets to the front cross member and make a cut on the bumper grill (which is not really visible) to install the Hellas on them. Electrical Kit is provided with these Aux Lights.

In case you need any further help, feel free to PM me and we shall discuss

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This is really nice review and write up.
I am also from Kolkata and initially I had booked the new Gen Figo Titanium model, however due to some unfortunate incident I won't be able to go for the new one and getting myself a used one Zxi 2011 model with ODO reading of 38000 kms.
The seller said that he won't be able to give me the service book as he misplaced it.
So is there any other option to know what exactly done and what needs to be changed etc?
I will be taking my new 2nd hand vehicle for service end of this month only.
Some suggestion will be helpful.
thanks in advance.
Great to know another Kolkata BHPian !! Congrats on getting the Figo ZXi !! You can walk into any Ford Service Station and show them the Smart Card of your vehicle if the vehicle has been transferred in your name and they shall do the needful. If not yet, carry the old smart card along with the copy of the Form 29 & Form 30 to them and they shall share the Vehicle History with you in detail from the date of purchase. But that detail shall only be available with them only if the vehicle has been periodically visiting any of the Ford Authorized Workshops.

You can request them for a New Service Book for your vehicle as well and I suppose they should not decline your request; though it might take some time for them to source it from Ford.

You can ask them to do a general inspection of the Vehicle and they shall make a Vehicle Report Card for you and let you know what needs to be done to the vehicle in the times to come.

In case you need any further help, feel free to PM me. I have got a good connect with the Ganges Ford, Topsia Workshop and shall put you through them to service your requirements on a priority basis.

By the way, there is Meet coming up sometime next week. Link : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...tiniketan.html (Team-BHP Kolkata Winter Meet 2017 - To Shantiniketan!) You should take some time out for a day drive to Shantiniketan if you want to catch up with most of the Kolkata BHPians.

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I have faced rusting issues on my car as well, although nowhere as close to yours.
While I am very happy with Ford's support, I feel this should not be happening. I hope Ford's newer cars don't face the same paint issues.
I agree to the fact that Ford is indeed very supportive in attending to warranty issues and such issues as well. The newer cars of Ford are less of metal and more of plastic wherein I doubt these issues would remain The previous generations have been a completely different breed in comparison to the new ones. I prefer the older ones though w.r.t. toughness and handling.
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Great to know another Kolkata BHPian !! Congrats on getting the Figo ZXi !!




By the way, there is Meet coming up sometime next week. Link : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...tiniketan.html (Team-BHP Kolkata Winter Meet 2017 - To Shantiniketan!) You should take some time out for a day drive to Shantiniketan if you want to catch up with most of the Kolkata BHPians.

Thanks a lot for the link. I will check out my schedule and will update shortly for the day meet.
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15th of January 2017 : The Figo has crossed the 38,000Kms Mark and is holding good to reach the 40,000Km milestone when it will be due for it's next service. Sharing some pictures of the fun that it has been having on the highway in the winter season

Dense Fog on NH2 :
My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-p_20170106_065544.jpg

Taking on NH-34 :
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Enjoying the "Sarson Ke Khet" enroute Shantiniketan :
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My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-p_20170106_104437.jpg

Taking on Bad Roads and No Roads in interiors of West Bengal & Jharkhand :
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Dusty terrain - See the layer of dust on the car which happened in less than 5 Minutes :
My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-p_20170107_143642.jpg

The Hella(s) illuminating those Late Night Drives back home :
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The Figo has been toiling hard on a daily basis and biting rugged miles these days. Times have been tough for both of us these days and we are just complimenting each other's company is tough situations. All we do at times is just share a smile !!
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15th of January 2017 : The Figo has crossed the 38,000Kms Mark and is holding good to reach the 40,000Km milestone when it will be due for it's next service. Sharing some pictures of the fun that it has been having on the highway in the winter season
That's really a good news. I every time follow the updates you put in this thread, so i can get a rough idea of what to expect next in my Figo. My Figo diesel which shares the same birth date with your Figo is now at 21,500kms mark in 1.5 years. Till now its holding up pretty well. The only unscheduled change was the rear left shock-absorber under warranty. Plus this car is abuse friendly too. You can check out this video for reference!


And couple of pics of my steed from the recent Team Bhp Kolkata meet at Santiniketan.

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Hope the 'jugalbandi' (bonding)of our Figo and Etios continue in the same way in the coming years.

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02.02.2017 : 40,000Kms Service @ Ganges Ford, Kolkata :

The vehicle was nearing the 40,000Km mark when suddenly last week a few issues were noticed back to back. Enlisting the Issues :
  • The AC was either cooling too much or not at all
  • The pick up was dropping once in a while and the RPM was also slightly fluctuating with this behavior
  • The Bluetooth was sometimes connecting to my phone and sometimes it was not
  • There was "Kach-Kach" sound coming from the suspension when I was crawling over speed breakers
  • The Steering was feeling extremely heavy and sometimes it was getting locked while turning to the right

So gave the car to the Ford Authorized Workshop to do the needful as my vehicle is still under warranty. However, prior to giving my car to them I gave the BMC Air Filter Installed in my Figo to MAD METAL for a cleaning and installed the Back Up K&N Filter for the time being.

Sharing the picture of the vehicle at the time I was about to get the delivery :
My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-p_20170202_151037.jpg

I opted to use the Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil and ensured that it was poured before my eyes :
My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-p_20170202_182900.jpg

The faulty Lower Arm which was changed on a chargeable basis as it is not covered under warranty after 2 years :
My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-p_20170202_182707.jpg
Cost Paid for this was : Rs.1,640.00 each which amounted to Rs.3,280.00

Notice the Rust :
My Diesel Ford Figo Zxi - 2.5 Years & 40,000 km update-p_20170202_151313.jpg
The Ford Team clicked pictures of this rust alongwith rust on Wiper Arms, and some rust on the Hood, Rear Doors and the Boot. They shall r=send it for approval to Ford and replace the rusted parts under warranty, hopefully !! I am keeping my fingers crossed on this repeated rusting issue.

The Solution to my Problems :
  • The compressor clutch was malfunctioning and was replaced under warranty. Now the AC if working fine
  • The EGR was cleaned and the ECU was programmed to eradicate the Low Pick Up and knocking issue. Not the vehicle is behaving normally
  • The Bluetooth of the Music System was reconfigured and now it connects perfectly with my phone
  • The "Kach-Kach" sound is gone after replacing the Lower Arms on chargeable basis
  • It was found that the Steering Column was faulty and was completely replaced under warranty which would have costed around Rs.9,000.00 if not taken care by the extended warranty program of Ford

Total Cost Incurred for the 40,000Kms Periodical Service was Rs.7,711.00 which includes the cost of the Lower Arms, consumables and labour charges wherein the Engine Oil was an additional cost to me which was procured from outside.

Overall a good service experience and a good amount of cost savings too. The vehicle now runs fine and hopefully will clock to 50,000Kms soon and fuss free
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It's quite a bit of rusting as seen in the pictures. Hopefully Ford would provide a free replacement of the parts mentioned above.

The lower front arms in my Micra also got damaged in 2 years and had to be replaced; it seems the road conditions in our city is the culprit. How are the shock absorbers holding up for you? The service center replaced mine at 70k mark when there were some noises coming from the suspension.

Wish you a speedy and tension free 50000 kms mark on the odo.

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Little bit of question.
Currently I am running with Hella relay and 100/130w bulb set up.
However in my recent highway drives I do get some dark spot on the driver side.
I have tried adjusting the beam but it never helped.

Can anyone help me out on these.

Is this because of the old headlamp glasses or something else?
Any remedies for this?
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Little bit of question.
Currently I am running with Hella relay and 100/130w bulb set up.
However in my recent highway drives I do get some dark spot on the driver side.
I have tried adjusting the beam but it never helped.

Can anyone help me out on these.

Is this because of the old headlamp glasses or something else?
Any remedies for this?
It's an inherited issue with the Figo on the highway with the existing set up. I felt the same in the initial months of ownership and thus opted for the Hella(s) which do the job well. However, these days LED Light Bars are also available and you can opt for them too.
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