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Old 8th January 2011, 12:14   #3676
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^^ I think the chimes are for the low fuel, it happens when the DTE dips below 79 ?! or something, I read someone mentioning that after the DTE Dipping below 79, the chimes are heard every time you turn the car on to warn you.
Hope this helps, Im not sure if this answer is correct thou!
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^^ I think the chimes are for the low fuel, it happens when the DTE dips below 79 ?! or something, I read someone mentioning that after the DTE Dipping below 79, the chimes are heard every time you turn the car on to warn you.
Hope this helps, Im not sure if this answer is correct thou!
As per the DTE, the reading is more than 160. I tried to find an answer in the manual but in vain.
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Old 8th January 2011, 16:09   #3678
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^^ Id say get it checked then, It might be some sort of warning, did you the troubleshooting section (if its there) in the manual, there must be something about it if its some sort of warning, Figo owners, please shed some light..
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Old 8th January 2011, 17:31   #3679
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Now, I don't know if this is an issue or paranoia but I wanted to get it sorted nevertheless. Figo owners would be familiar with the immobilizer and the remote entry that comes standard with the Car. As you are aware, when the ignition is turned on (before cranking the engine) there are 4-5 chimes and then it stops. But I've been observing from last evening (now I'm not sure if this was the case from the first day ) that when the engine is cranked up, the handbrake and the ABS indicator lights up for a fraction of a second along with one chime and then disappears. After that there hasn't been any issue while driving and the lights don't come on while the engine is on.



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the number of chimes when cranking up are 8 (2 sets of four). It is normal for many system lights to turn on and off during first four chimes. The last four chimes, there will be just 3 (4 if hand brake is on) and all of them (except hand brake if it is applied) go off when the ignition turns on.

You should not worry if there are no more chimes than 8 and if there are not any light after you cranked up the engine, hope this helped
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Old 9th January 2011, 10:22   #3680
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When I crank up, the coil (ignition) lights and there is a chime.(hand-brake on, clutch pressed)

No problems, it takes half a crank in this ghostly weather (4'c)

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The latest post in my ownership thread is specially for Gemi who (infact we) have missed out by buying EXI.

Got the car on saturday. Let me update on my post by end of day.

@Sheel/Anil - The chimes are primarily a warning that all systems are fine and chimes will follow continuously if there are issues. As said by anil, if the lights are off in the cluster then the system is fine provided the cluster works absolutely well.
In the earlier batch of vehicles lower brake fluid warning in the IP cluster was missed out. The wiring to the cluster is done as a part of TSB.
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Old 10th January 2011, 10:43   #3682
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Thanks folks for all the replies.

Called up the Service Advisor of Cauvery Ford on Saturday evening. He said "it might be something related to coding and decoding of immobiliser, nothing to worry; get the car for a checkup if it really bothers you, else we'll have a look at it during 1st service."
So the issue is on the back burner for now. No other faults with the car; the average for the first fill seems to be around 15 kmpl. Already done 480km in the first week of ownership, looking forward for many more miles
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One small update: Today the Figo had its second fill of the sticky stuff. Accidentally, the pump attendant spilled a little diesel. Soon after this incident, my earlier reported issue seems to have gone The engine now cranks up without the additional chime and the ABS and Hand Brake indicators.

The DTE seems to suggest an average of 14.5 kmpl (609 km from 42 Litres) but I am not reading too much in to it till I get the first service done.

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I had the common brake scrapping sound and hence 3 days back got them replaced under warranty.
Now there is no brake pedal shudder or scrapping noise, however what I have felt is that the new pads lack the same bite as what was seen in my older brake. I have to maintain a bit more distance and bit more pedal pressure to get the car stopped.
(have covered 200 odd kms after changing pads)
I did get the same feedback from people who have got their brakes replaced.

Would someone confirm if this is normal or would the pads need more time to get adjusted and perform efficiently.
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Ok, guys, Ive pretty much zeroed down on the a Red Ford Figo 1.4 titanium, is there anything else I should know? Like some owner who really regrets buying this car? Because I was quite convinced for the i20 but I read that some owners actually regret buying that car due to several issues and hyundai not responding, just wanted to know if the figo also has some sort of problem, I have heard a couple of owners complaining about squeaks from the rear but there is also a solution posted in this forum to that, but what about the brake noise issue?
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The Figo's autolock gets activated once speeds reach over 7kmph, but I am shocked to notice that anybody can open the Car from inside.

Any way to lock the Car so that no one can open the doors once the Car is in motion?
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The Figo's autolock gets activated once speeds reach over 7kmph, but I am shocked to notice that anybody can open the Car from inside.

Any way to lock the Car so that no one can open the doors once the Car is in motion?
I have a good news and a bad news. The good news is that yes you can, bad news is that it is only for rear doors (refer child locks in user manual).

If you suspect an adult to open the door from inside during motion, do not let him/her sit in the front.

P.S: The locking feature from inside is deliberately disabled for safety; to avoid jammed locks in case of emergencies! hope that helped!
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I am aware of the child lock feature, but is it available for both doors?

And you have to get down to open the doors like a chauffeur, not good.
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I am aware of the child lock feature, but is it available for both doors?

And you have to get down to open the doors like a chauffeur, not good.
It is available for both the rear doors, yes.

If we are concerned about safety of kids, then we will have to get down and open.

On hind thought, say there is a locking mechanism (aks old marutis where you have a knob) is that fool proof? The kid can easily learn to unlock it, no?

This has been discussed to death before, just check!
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I wasn't talking about the old Maruti ones, but the ones with come with newer Cars, but thanks for pointing out and clarifying my doubts.

How much money is charged for extended warranty? Is it for 2 years or 1 or we can pick and choose any?

I was offered an extended warranty of approx Rs. 3500 as a freebie while purchase. Wish to know its duration and whether it is expendable.

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