Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th December 2016, 16:28   #1546
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,176
Thanked: 12,725 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deepclutch View Post
AC filter tops by almost 4000-5000kms of run. I have to replace it every 10k kms. Is it possible to clean AC filter by ourself? How difficult is to remove and refit?
Very easy buddy.

Remove the glove box and you'll find the AC Filter unit housing. Just open the door to gain access to filter. Pull it out and clean it (Ignore arrows in first image).

View when glove box is removed
Name:  ForumRunner_20161228_162748.png
Views: 1192
Size:  658.7 KB

Filter seen
Name:  ForumRunner_20161228_162800.png
Views: 1178
Size:  417.8 KB

Last edited by a4anurag : 28th December 2016 at 16:29.
a4anurag is online now   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2016, 14:32   #1547
BHPian
 
scorpion_blore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 111
Thanked: 110 Times
Default Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review

My Ritz VXI was serviced 5 months back, and it has run 6200 kms since the service.
Would it be safe to get it serviced after another 2000-3000 kms, or would it be risky? Of late, the service cost seems to be too high (more than 10k always) in MASS without any body work or major parts replacement.
scorpion_blore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2016, 18:54   #1548
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 119
Thanked: 79 Times
Default Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by scorpion_blore View Post
My Ritz VXI was serviced 5 months back, and it has run 6200 kms since the service.
Would it be safe to get it serviced after another 2000-3000 kms, or would it be risky? Of late, the service cost seems to be too high (more than 10k always) in MASS without any body work or major parts replacement.
Petrol version of Ritz has service interval of 10k/1 year whichever happens earlier. You should be fine with another 3k-4k on odometer before next service.

Regarding high prices, it will be worthwhile if you can share the previous bills for your car. Activities like engine decarbonisation etc. increase the bill and should be avoided.

I have a 1Lac+ run Ritz Vxi and average cost per 10k service is around INR 3500- 4200. Of course, I get the car serviced at my native place which falls in Tier C category of cities as per Maruti. So I do save on labour cost. I opt to do wheel alignment and balancing outside since its comparatively cheaper. Having said that, bills in excess of 10k even in Bangalore is still above par and you need to be sure that you only opt for service activities that are actually needed for it.

Last edited by headbanger : 29th December 2016 at 18:55. Reason: Sentence construction
headbanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2016, 19:40   #1549
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ernakulam
Posts: 25
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Ritz diesel too have service interval of 10k km or one year. But MASS used to cheat customers by mentioning preventive maintenance for every 5000 km which is nothing but merely a complete car wash and trye alignment check. It's pure waste of money and better to stick to 10k service interval.
speedgun is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2016, 20:33   #1550
BHPian
 
abhi3284's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 150
Thanked: 50 Times
Default

Guys, i have a Ritz D which will complete 4 yrs in a couple of days. 65000 Kms of trouble free running. My Query is regarding the battery. It is still on stock Exide battery for 4 yrs and 65000 Kms now. Do i go ahead and proactively get the Battery changed or wait for it to die? It has not yet shown any signs of losing steam. Though MASS Battery Report has been telling to Replace Battery since 40K Kms Service. Dont know based on what. I might also go for a Car Upgrade sometime in late 2017.

Last edited by abhi3284 : 29th December 2016 at 20:35.
abhi3284 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2016, 20:40   #1551
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,176
Thanked: 12,725 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedgun View Post
Ritz diesel too have service interval of 10k km or one year. But MASS used to cheat customers by mentioning preventive maintenance for every 5000 km.
I have got 100+ calls for this 5000 kms service but never have I gone. I asked them that Maruti says service interval is either 10k kms or 1 year then how can they call and ask the customer to come for a intermediate service. They replied saying it is a health checkup. I asked them to give it to me in writing that "Maruti has instructed you to call customers for this 5K kms service". Listening to this they have never called me again.

Onus lies in the hands of the owner too to check before going. Both are to be equally blamed as not many read the owners manual and the attached maintenance schedule. If one reads then it is basic thought that the dealer is plainly looting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi3284 View Post
Do i go ahead and proactively get the Battery changed or wait for it to die? I might also go for a Car Upgrade sometime in late 2017.
Is the cranking time high?

If it is starting normally, then wait for it to die.

Check the voltage using a multimeter. You'll get to know the left life it has.

Last edited by a4anurag : 29th December 2016 at 20:41.
a4anurag is online now   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 30th December 2016, 09:37   #1552
Senior - BHPian
 
deepclutch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Muvattupuzha
Posts: 1,119
Thanked: 108 Times
Default Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review

I forgot to add that blower cleaning which was deemed necessary after seeing the clogged cabin filter, MASS also did intercooler cleaning (Rs1300) which added up to the bill. I see that some slight improvement in performance and definitely in fuel efficiency. These people tend to overfill and that may have clogged the intercooler.
deepclutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th January 2017, 14:19   #1553
BHPian
 
scorpion_blore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 111
Thanked: 110 Times
Default Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review

Off late, I can see that my Ritz VXI is not able to prevent outside smell from reaching the cabin (especially noticeable when driving next to lake and muddy roads in Bangalore). What can be the issue here?
scorpion_blore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th January 2017, 15:03   #1554
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,176
Thanked: 12,725 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scorpion_blore View Post
Off late, I can see that my Ritz VXI is not able to prevent outside smell from reaching the cabin?
See if the vent that opens and closes when circulation/fresh air mode is chosen. It may not be closing fully hence allowing outside air to enter into the cabin.

IIRC, it is cable operated right? See if the cable is working well or no.
a4anurag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2017, 20:51   #1555
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 179
Thanked: 70 Times
Default Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review

With a heavy heart I bid good bye to my faithful Warrior Maruti Ritz after almost 7 + years of trouble free ownership. Time to Hunt for an able replacement and perhaps an upgrade too.
hondacity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2017, 08:05   #1556
BHPian
 
abhi3284's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 150
Thanked: 50 Times
Default

Guys, i am seeing this Warning Light since yesterday even while Driving. The Cabin light also stays ON even in the middle position. And the Car is not responding to the Central Locking Buttons of the Key. Have to Lock & Unlock manually. Can anyone let me know what this Symbol means and what is the problem? For some reason, i am getting a permission error when trying to add attachment from my fone. It is the bottom 1st warning sign on yhe left side on Ritz Instrument Cluster.
abhi3284 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2017, 08:42   #1557
BHPian
 
Viju's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Narita
Posts: 837
Thanked: 1,571 Times
Default Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi3284 View Post
It is the bottom 1st warning sign on yhe left side on Ritz Instrument Cluster.
Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review-capture1.jpg

I assume you are talking about this warning lamp:

Name:  Capture2.JPG
Views: 600
Size:  11.0 KB

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi3284 View Post
The Cabin light also stays ON even in the middle position. And the Car is not responding to the Central Locking Buttons of the Key. Have to Lock & Unlock manually. Can anyone let me know what this Symbol means and what is the problem?
This seems to be the problem (Problem No.4), as per your description, and the Owner's Manual. One of the door lock switches seems to have malfunctioned - hence causing the cabin light to stay ON, and the remote NOT to work. Get it checked at M.A.S.S.?

Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review-capture3.jpg
Viju is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2017, 08:57   #1558
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,176
Thanked: 12,725 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi3284 View Post
The Cabin light also stays ON even in the middle position. And the Car is not responding to the Central Locking Buttons of the Key. Have to Lock & Unlock manually.
On all doors where the striker is located, there is a switch that gives the sensing whether door is open or not.

Check if any of the 4 are jammed or not?!

Also if the door lock actuators are moving freely or not.
a4anurag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2017, 09:01   #1559
BHPian
 
abhi3284's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 150
Thanked: 50 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Viju View Post
Attachment 1601693

I assume you are talking about this warning lamp:

Attachment 1601694



This seems to be the problem (Problem No.4), as per your description, and the Owner's Manual. One of the door lock switches seems to have malfunctioned - hence causing the cabin light to stay ON, and the remote NOT to work. Get it checked at M.A.S.S.?

Attachment 1601695
Thanks Viju for the Diagrams. It is the bottom most sign to the left of number 7 in the instrument cluster pics u have posted. It is not the Car Door Open Symbol. Thank you.

Looking closely, that might be the door open sign. I am not sure though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by a4anurag View Post
On all doors where the striker is located, there is a switch that gives the sensing whether door is open or not.

Check if any of the 4 are jammed or not?!

Also if the door lock actuators are moving freely or not.
Will check these. Thanks Anurag.

Last edited by Rudra Sen : 30th January 2017 at 11:07. Reason: back to back posts merged
abhi3284 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st January 2017, 10:52   #1560
BHPian
 
dezpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 34
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review

My Ritz makes this thud-thud noise, when driving over rough roads.
It's on the driver side, could be either a loose part in the engine bay/suspension or steering rack.

Has anyone faced something similar? If yes, how did you resolve it?
Have clocked 60K so far.

Last edited by dezpo : 31st January 2017 at 10:59. Reason: More details.
dezpo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maruti Swift : Test Drive & Review GTO Official New Car Reviews 2835 30th July 2017 12:08
Maruti WagonR : Test Drive & Review Eddy Official New Car Reviews 669 28th May 2017 20:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:57.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks