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Old 29th May 2011, 01:06   #4456
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Crossed the 10K mark recently and did the 2nd free servicing today.

Issues faced:-
  • Rattling sounds coming from various parts inside the cabin and the infamous rear squeak/creak sound. There was also a creaking sound which sounded when a passenger sits on the back seat
  • The brake caliper juddering noise was making it's way back after a period of hiatus
  • The C-pillar plastics + some parts of the roof near it were soiled with grease spots when the technicians had worked on correcting the squeaking sound the last time I took in my car. Requested them for an interior plastic and fabric cleaning
  • A minute touch up job on the front bumper.
Gave my car in at 10:15 AM and got it back by 6:45 PM.
After the servicing, there is not much noticeable difference felt except for a minor increase in smoothness in running. The squeaks have mostly gone, need to listen more carefully tomorrow. Couldn't check if the interior cleaning was done properly since it was dark by the time I took delivery. Brake juddering also has reduced now.

Apparently 2 pad springs were replaced from the rear shocks which were causing the creaking sound. The sound seem to have gone as of now.

Here is the break-up of the bill

Oil filter → 334.42/-
Engine oil → 168.70 x 2.6 Liters → 438.2/- (I was overcharged for 5 Liters during the first service, it was corrected/adjusted in this bill)
PAD-RR.SPG.ANTI/SQ (the springs that were replaced for the creaking sound) → 2 x 191.25 → 382.50 (Covered under warranty)

Total bill = 871.00/- including a tax of 96.63/-

One thing I noted was the oil billed is 10W40 (168.70/liter) grade while the last time it was 5W40 (192.67/liter). A small research in the internet showed that 5W is more suitable for cars running in cold climate and 10W for cars in sub-tropical conditions. Not sure if there is any disadvantages in using the 10W oil.

While chatting with the SA, he told that they have a 2 day training program for the new Fiesta starting June 18th. He said normally a car launches within 1-2 weeks of such a training.

I also asked him if there were any other Figos which reported the "stalling while downshifting" issue. He said a car from Kollam also came in with the same issue and the injectors were replaced on it as well.
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Anyone know how to configure security system that comes with zxi ? I want to enable chirp sound when I lock /unlock the car.
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What is the max depth of water that can be safely negotiated in the Figo?
It is mentioned in the users manual. Cant remember the numbers.
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Old 29th May 2011, 10:48   #4459
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I agree with you. Hyderabad is one mess of a traffic. Though i have not experienced it during rains, i was un fortunate enough to get entangled inside the jalebi like and un predictable roads of hyderabad for three weeks. However, as per the safe depths which can be negotiated, i am not worthy enough to exactly put a scale to it.
May be Mustang or more experienced Ford specialists can shed some light on it. Mustang, anything to add??

Figo is safe for max of 200mm(20 cm) but at really low speeds(10 kmph) and this is from the manual
6 inches = 2.5cm x 6 = 15cm
SO should be ok.

MY personal experience with figo
I had once seen a waterlogged area during September rains in kerala. An old check dam was busted and the road suddenly flooded. I was not confident since it seemed rather deep then i see this wagon R guy coming across and I made a dash(not literally I was rather crawling) for it. And my Figo made it through.
After I made it across i checked the water was till the running board and just at the door line. And How did I know that ? since the mud and dust from the driving was cleared till that line pretty easy huh ?
So Should be around 15-17cm isn't it considering the ground clearance and things like that ?

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Old 29th May 2011, 11:09   #4460
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well how about putting a tire (rather than scale) to it? can a car in general negotiate water flooding to the center of its wheels safely?
It should be able to negotiate it safely. I haven't tried it myself. But the bottom guard which the Figo provides gives me a confidence that it should be able to. Just make sure that you keep the engine running through out. Its mentioned in the thread for "Tips/ precautions during monsoons" in TBhp. Why don't you just hit the search button?
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Old 29th May 2011, 11:43   #4461
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I see Figo Diesel recover the cost overhead with Petrol at less than 35K kms going by the current rates and numbers

The table below is at 33500kms
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It should be able to negotiate it safely. I haven't tried it myself. But the bottom guard which the Figo provides gives me a confidence that it should be able to. Just make sure that you keep the engine running through out. Its mentioned in the thread for "Tips/ precautions during monsoons" in TBhp. Why don't you just hit the search button?

I did check it there and on other threads. That thread is a generic thread, so specific information about any given vehicle it wouldn't have.

On some other thread it was mentioned that Figo's air intake is located right at front and is very low. Google search with specifically Figo as a keyword didn't turn up anything (and neither did tbhp's own search)
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I did check it there and on other threads. That thread is a generic thread, so specific information about any given vehicle it wouldn't have.

On some other thread it was mentioned that Figo's air intake is located right at front and is very low. Google search with specifically Figo as a keyword didn't turn up anything (and neither did tbhp's own search)
It is mentioned in the user manual. Figo can wade through 200mm water. The air intake and the ECU seems pretty high up (more than 200mm).
Yes air intake is on the right above the wheel arch. I guessed you missed my post above
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Apparently 2 pad springs were replaced from the rear shocks which were causing the creaking sound. The sound seem to have gone as of now.

Well, I noticed the same after my second service, the car was smooth and the creaking noise had disappeared. But sorry to say it reappeared after some time. Hope it doesnt happen with your car. Apart from the minor squeaks, its a good car.
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Finally I got my car back yesterday after three days of investigation and problem solving!

Metro Ford Service team went about dismantling the dashboard, rear suspension assembly, etc to stop the rattle noise. It was a painful experience to see the whole process.

I have driven the car for few kilometers today and the noises have gone!!! I do not know if this is permanent but I really hope it is permanent!! Metro Ford's GM-Service, and his team have tried their best to resolve the issues!

If the noise and rattling reoccur it has to be the bad quality control at Fords Manufacturing facility.
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Are there any Projector headlamps design for Figo, i would like to put them on for my ride. I prefer twin barrel ones like the ones available for swift. Any designs available in the market ?

Iam not good with Photoshop so couldn't create the design that i have in mind, will try out design in paint and post.

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20K km service done. Was astounded to see a bill of Rs.4169.00. Is this the normal charge for the 3rd service? My Honda City service used to be cheaper. Guess Ford service is expensive after all.

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20K km service done. Was astounded to see a bill of Rs.4169.00. Is this the normal charge for the 3rd service? My Honda City service used to be cheaper. Guess Ford service is expensive after all.
Can you post the bills please? 4200 is shocking :O what with all those loose parts rattling the car to death, I am really concerned!
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Anyone know how to configure security system that comes with zxi ? I want to enable chirp sound when I lock /unlock the car.
Dont think that will be possible, since the car does not have any device (siren/speaker) for making that sound.

Fellow Figo owners might be able to confirm this.
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@anilisanil, Sorry, I have no access to a scanner. Am posting the break-up photo. BTW Rs. 600/- for the wiper blade and Rs. 150/- headlamp adjustment was done without consulting me. And Rs. 725/- for brake pad cleaning as there was noise seems absurd.
Have I been ripped off.
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