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Old 17th June 2011, 12:35   #4576
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whats the cost of getting this done? will the dealership do it free?
It is part of the TSB and the dealership has to do it for free if the customer reports it. Now I got it done for free.

Please check if the person who does this has done it prior to this. And also if the Service Adviser is aware of such a thing. I will check the bill and tell you the part number so that it will be easy for you.

It takes a less than 15minutes to fix the tape on both windows(for a person who knows it) and to reset the window winders in the new position.
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whats the cost of getting this done? will the dealership do it free?
Of course it will be free. every figo on the road is still under warranty
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Welcome to team bhp whitelion and I see this is your first post. Good to see you are taking active interest.
Thanks figo_mba, Yes its my first post. I became member to actively participate, otherwise for last 9 to 10 months I was silent reader of TBHP as guest.

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The tape is a 2mm FLEXI tape. There is no extra effort required while manually rolling down or up.
It can only block the window from rolling down owing to its own weight (gravity). And you need to fix the window winder perpendicular so that accidental nudging is also avoided.
I think when glass is in top most position the tape is exerting maximum friction on glass. Once it rolls down say 3/4 cm it is getting separated from the tape hence normal operation continues. That's why user wont feel any requirement of extra force while winding down or up. This is happening since glass is slanting inwards from point where the tape ends.

Very intelligent theoretical solution by Ford Engineers, hope it works out in practice too. Owners who got this fix done, please comment how it works out in practice.
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Thanks figo_mba, Yes its my first post. I became member to actively participate, otherwise for last 9 to 10 months I was silent reader of TBHP as guest.
Welcome - we hope to learn something from you. Enjoy your time.

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I think when glass is in top most position the tape is exerting maximum friction on glass. Once it rolls down say 3/4 cm it is getting separated from the tape hence normal operation continues. That's why user wont feel any requirement of extra force while winding down or up. This is happening since glass is slanting inwards from point where the tape ends.
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Even when the tape is in contact with the glass, the effort to wind down may not be much - to begin with you didn't need much effort (otherwise windows wouldn't slide down in the first place ) and also the weight of the glass helps you in the beginning.

to wind it up may be harder near the top - both the weight of the glass and the friction act against you this time.
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It is part of the TSB and the dealership has to do it for free if the customer reports it. Now I got it done for free.

Please check if the person who does this has done it prior to this. And also if the Service Adviser is aware of such a thing. I will check the bill and tell you the part number so that it will be easy for you.

It takes a less than 15minutes to fix the tape on both windows(for a person who knows it) and to reset the window winders in the new position.
Great, let me know the part numbers. I will get it done asap, with the monsoons approaching i do not want my rear seats and interiors to be exposed to the elements. Also in case the dealership here in bangalore has not done it then how can it be explained to them? I guess i will take the print of the diagram shown :-)
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Great, let me know the part numbers. I will get it done asap, with the monsoons approaching i do not want my rear seats and interiors to be exposed to the elements. Also in case the dealership here in bangalore has not done it then how can it be explained to them? I guess i will take the print of the diagram shown :-)

guys

mine is a 1.5 months old Figo, I haven't seen this problem so far, OTHT the rear mirrors have never been rolled down either.

Should I get this fix installed too or are the newer Figos better?
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Great, let me know the part numbers. I will get it done asap, with the monsoons approaching i do not want my rear seats and interiors to be exposed to the elements. Also in case the dealership here in bangalore has not done it then how can it be explained to them? I guess i will take the print of the diagram shown :-)
part number: BS691370HA
part name: PAD SIDE COVER
COST: Rs. 3.1 per piece


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guys

mine is a 1.5 months old Figo, I haven't seen this problem so far, OTHT the rear mirrors have never been rolled down either.

Should I get this fix installed too or are the newer Figos better?
I don't think all figos have this problem. But the TSB for window winder positioning is a good one and prevents winding down by accidental nudging of the window winder. I do not know if the new figos have the fix installed.

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Mine is Figo TDCI zxi, and 4 months old, ran 6500 KMs

can any one advise me on the followings

1) Is the underbody treatment really needed?
2) Is it possible to have storage console around hand brake, as in Titanium models.
3) Can i replace the air with nitrogen for my tubeless?
4) Any solution for the front mud flap hit?

Thanks in advance
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1) Is the underbody treatment really needed?
2) Is it possible to have storage console around hand brake, as in Titanium models.
3) Can i replace the air with nitrogen for my tubeless?
4) Any solution for the front mud flap hit?
1) Underbody treatment recommended.
2) Ask your service advisor to just fit the storage console from the Titanium model. It can always be done.
3) Air or nitrogen, in my opinion, makes very little difference in day-to-day running
4) I think there is only one lasting solution - an after market flexi rubber mud flap
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Mine is Figo TDCI zxi, and 4 months old, ran 6500 KMs
can any one advise me on the followings

1) Is the underbody treatment really needed?

IMO, no! The under body is properly protected and I realized that later. Unless you are getting that for free.


2) Is it possible to have storage console around hand brake, as in Titanium models.

No idea

no idea.
3) Can i replace the air with nitrogen for my tubeless?

yes, if you are getting it for free. No use investing money in it.

4) Any solution for the front mud flap hit?

What is that? If you talking about OEM mud flaps breaking off, then opt for after market ones.

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can any one advise me on the followings

1) Is the underbody treatment really needed?

IMO, no! The under body is properly protected and I realized that later. Unless you are getting that for free.


2) Is it possible to have storage console around hand brake, as in Titanium models.

No idea

no idea.
3) Can i replace the air with nitrogen for my tubeless?

yes, if you are getting it for free. No use investing money in it.

4) Any solution for the front mud flap hit?

What is that? If you talking about OEM mud flaps breaking off, then opt for after market ones.

1. I Agree.
2. Yes it is possible to have it. Costs around 4K since the present plastic mould around the gearbox would also go if you want to fix the titanium style thingy.
3. I hear it is good for long rides but does not help much in city.
4. I have sawed off the bottom part of the front mudflaps and now it does not scrape the bumps. BUT It will not be a smooth finish at the flap edges.
Solution If you have some friend who can lend you a water jet cutter the finish can be smooth(just like OEM). 10minutes job if you have the right equipment.
I have seen flexi mud flaps with sparco written over it and red in color. I dread the sight of such mud flaps.
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My reverse gear is acting up a little

unless I'm careful the stick does move back considerably (and feels like locked in place), but the gear doesn't engage - it gives out a faint sound when clutch is released, but no movement of the car.

Is this normal?
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My reverse gear is acting up a little

unless I'm careful the stick does move back considerably (and feels like locked in place), but the gear doesn't engage - it gives out a faint sound when clutch is released, but no movement of the car.

Is this normal?
yes it is normal. You need to wait for sometime with car completely at rest before you could engage the reverse gear, it is a safety feature.
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kezhilnambi, please refer my thoughts as follows.

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1) Is the underbody treatment really needed?

Well, I live far away from Coastal Area. In Last 20 years I have not seen any car with rusted bottom unless abandoned in open area. Most of the cars in our locality dont have any underbody treatment. I personally have two vehicles Bajaj Cub Scooter (1987) and M800 (1995) they don't have under body treatment but not rusted at bottom. You can decide by studying 10/15yrs old untreated cars, in your locality . I think Its best way to have our own Opinion. As far as I am concerned, I am not going to have any under body treatment for my next car also, rather I converted such things into cash discount.

2) Is it possible to have storage console around hand brake, as in Titanium models.

Yes its possible and what ever AnilSAnil has mentioned is right. If you visit FordFigo facebook page you will find Nitin Khanna's Post where he has got it done at Gurgaon ASSC at cost of 4K. I have inquired with dealership at the time of booking, but they plainly told "Its not possible, Sir". We, as TBHPians, should request ford about its official possibility and costs. It really has aesthetic value as well as good utility too. But I feel the price is bit steep.

3) Can i replace the air with nitrogen for my tubeless?

Ford reminds us about warranty. The reply by Ford on facebook is "We have not tested car with Nitrogen" they also mention that it may cause excessive wear and tear of related parts, hence not advisable. (Please refer post on discussion board at FordFigo face book page about Nitrogen Filling). One of the owner has mentioned also that Ford ASSC promptly puts on service record about Nitrogen filled tires as soon as they come to know about it. The reason might be safeguard their interest if it really causes above mentioned excessive wear and tear of related parts like suspension.

4) Any solution for the front mud flap hit?

Please refer here. The Ikon owner has fitted few Sumo parts including mudflaps as DIY. Very nice ideas please do read. he has also done "noise reduction" experiment but not succeeded. I am planning to try same with few modifications, let me see how it works out. (Hope Ford wont threaten about the warranty).
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yes it is normal. You need to wait for sometime with car completely at rest before you could engage the reverse gear, it is a safety feature.
And it works better if you engage reverse from 1st gear.
And the manual also says you need to be idle for atleast 3 secs.
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