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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th February 2012, 17:29   #6031
BHPian
 
Skyline GT-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dubai
Posts: 594
Thanked: 198 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

My Figo is losing PS fluid rapidly.

Last week when i checked the oil level among other things, it was just below MAX. Today it has reached just above MIN.

Serious issue? or top-up will be fine?
Skyline GT-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2012, 17:31   #6032
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,316
Thanked: 233 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyline GT-R
My Figo is losing PS fluid rapidly.

Last week when i checked the oil level among other things, it was just below MAX. Today it has reached just above MIN.

Serious issue? or top-up will be fine?
Seems to be a leak for sure. 4 possibilities :

1. Leaky PS bottle
2. Leaky hose
3. Leaky hose endings
4. The cap is not tapped on properly and hence PS fluid is leaking out when car bounces.
Mustang.101 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2012, 17:35   #6033
BHPian
 
Skyline GT-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dubai
Posts: 594
Thanked: 198 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang.101 View Post
Seems to be a leak for sure. 4 possibilities :

1. Leaky PS bottle
2. Leaky hose
3. Leaky hose endings
4. The cap is not tapped on properly and hence PS fluid is leaking out when car bounces.
I have 300 ml of PS fluid left with me. Guess i will wait for 30K service & keep on topping up the oil for now. Now on 28100 kms.

There is no visible oil spillage either in the engine compartment or floor. Could it be any other reasons?
Skyline GT-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2012, 23:28   #6034
BHPian
 
silverado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 826
Thanked: 410 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sidindica View Post

Ford, why not rear power windows? Imagine if me and my driver both have paan and I have to spit it out, will I have to roll down manually and at just 60 percent down? While my driver will enjoy all the comforts of power windows?
Sid, was going through this old review wherein found above line funny
No rear power windows can be a boon in some situations, like the one in 2005 when mumbai was deluged.

Ford wants the Saheb seated behind to get rid of his Pan-eating and spiting habits.
silverado is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th February 2012, 12:35   #6035
BHPian
 
figo_mba's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 473
Thanked: 208 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

The rear door on my Figo had rusted and I had given it for re painting.
Pics of the rusted area here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2640987

The painting was done free of cost and to my satisfaction. Took 3 days in total.

Nice.
figo_mba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th February 2012, 20:18   #6036
BHPian
 
Blow Horn Ok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bokaro
Posts: 531
Thanked: 280 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

I own a 2010 figo 1.4 TDCI EXI done only 12k kms. The C pillar and rear door rattling were fixed by the F.A.S.S. at the 10k service by cutting the plastic locks of the C pillar trims and adjusting the door strikers respectively. After few hundred Kms, the C Pillar trim rattle cropped up again.

As a DIY, i covered those locks with white teflon tape (Used by plumbers to seal the pipe threads) and re-installed the panels. This solved the issue but the rear door continues to squeak on rough/undulating road surface. It seems the door rubber beading is rubbing against the body. I could hear the same noise if i push the upper part of the rear door in completely closed position. The striker seems at right position.Though the rear doors require half the effort to unlock as compared to the front doors. Do you guys experience the same? What could be the issue? I tried to lubricate the rear door beading with vaseline and it solved the squeaking problem for few days.

Also from past 500 kms i hear a strange and loud "Cranky" kind of sound from the front right suspension/wheel well going over deep pot holes or high speed breakers at speed below 30 kmph. What could be the issue? I googled up which shows this type of problem associated with anti roll bar bush worn out or becoming hard..
Blow Horn Ok is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2012, 14:08   #6037
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ghaziabad/Hyderabad/Mysore
Posts: 1,415
Thanked: 313 Times
Default Quick Service on Figo

I have a (relatively) long road trip coming up next month. The 2nd service is also due in end-April/early May.

Due to the trip I just want a good check-up of the car, but because the annual service is so close anyway, I can't make up my mind. Car has done less than 6000km so far.

My options are:

(1) quick service now, annual service in late May.
(2) Annual service right now
(3) Get a check up done third party (need recommendations on places in Hyderabad where this can be done)


what do you guys suggest?
vina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2012, 14:30   #6038
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Noida
Posts: 519
Thanked: 175 Times
Default Re: Quick Service on Figo

Quote:
Originally Posted by vina View Post
I have a (relatively) long road trip coming up next month. The 2nd service is also due in end-April/early May.

Due to the trip I just want a good check-up of the car, but because the annual service is so close anyway, I can't make up my mind. Car has done less than 6000km so far.

My options are:

(1) quick service now, annual service in late May.
(2) Annual service right now
(3) Get a check up done third party (need recommendations on places in Hyderabad where this can be done)


what do you guys suggest?
Vina, considering your knowledge of the cars, I'd suggest a DIY check-up. Why don't you check the levels of all fluids and do a quick air filter cleaning using home vacuum cleaner. Also, look for any fluid leakages anywhere in the engine area.

If all fluid levels are ok and no leakages and no other issues in the car, I won't worry about the long trip. You can then get the annual service at the required time/ km's. Since your running is not that much, doing annual service now will require you to do next annual service earlier as well. Logically, 10k km's or 12 months from earlier service.

Needless to add, cars are pretty reliable now a days, no?
amit1234singla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2012, 19:35   #6039
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 399
Thanked: 130 Times
Default Re: Quick Service on Figo

Quote:
Originally Posted by vina View Post
I have a (relatively) long road trip coming up next month. The 2nd service is also due in end-April/early May.

Due to the trip I just want a good check-up of the car, but because the annual service is so close anyway, I can't make up my mind. Car has done less than 6000km so far.

My options are:

(1) quick service now, annual service in late May.
(2) Annual service right now
(3) Get a check up done third party (need recommendations on places in Hyderabad where this can be done)


what do you guys suggest?
My experience with the Figo/Ford is to not visit the service center until you have a major problem. As mentioned earlier do some preliminary checks yourself, if you still arent convinced, take it to the nearest service for a top-up/checkup, they should do it for free.
sansvk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2012, 11:42   #6040
Senior - BHPian
 
anilisanil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,435
Thanked: 287 Times
Default Re: Quick Service on Figo

Quote:
Originally Posted by vina View Post
I have a (relatively) long road trip coming up next month. The 2nd service is also due in end-April/early May.

Due to the trip I just want a good check-up of the car, but because the annual service is so close anyway, I can't make up my mind. Car has done less than 6000km so far.

My options are:

(1) quick service now, annual service in late May.
(2) Annual service right now
(3) Get a check up done third party (need recommendations on places in Hyderabad where this can be done)


what do you guys suggest?

Ford A.S.S here did a free check up for me before my Pune-Vizag-Pune trip. If you know the service center guys well, you can talk your way through this.

I would recommend an annual service after the trip rather than before it.
anilisanil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2012, 11:53   #6041
BHPian
 
kingofmyworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad / pensylvania.
Posts: 788
Thanked: 245 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

My ownership thread is up. Gave all the information about the mods, ICE and other stuff in here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-titanium.html (A common man's Ford Figo Titanium)
kingofmyworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2012, 18:27   #6042
RGK
Senior - BHPian
 
RGK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: DPM and CHN
Posts: 1,342
Thanked: 187 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by anilisanil View Post
Ford A.S.S here did a free check up for me before my Pune-Vizag-Pune trip. If you know the service center guys well, you can talk your way through this.
I was asked to pay 600/- for a free checkup before a long drive. So I did not opt.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vina View Post
I have a (relatively) long road trip coming up next month. The 2nd service is also due in end-April/early May.

Due to the trip I just want a good check-up of the car, but because the annual service is so close anyway, I can't make up my mind. Car has done less than 6000km so far.
(1) quick service now, annual service in late May.
(2) Annual service right now
(3) Get a check up done third party (need recommendations on places in Hyderabad where this can be done)
Wait for annual service. As said, just check oil levels, leakage and warning lights. Nothing to worry Enjoy your long drive.

@ Bangalore Figopians - Was there in Bangalore in Innova (luckily) during the weekend, shunting between kanakapura road- Bansankari -Nice Road - ORR etc. Came across lot of road constructions and speed breakers. How do you manage those speed breakers in Figo.
RGK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2012, 19:45   #6043
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: GURGAON
Posts: 51
Thanked: 5 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Alright guys, I am moving from the Beat to the Figo club and very much zeroed on to the Titanium white. The dealer is offering me 10% off on the insurance amount (2100 off) and option to choose between footmat/mudflap kit and parking sensor. He is not willing to drop a single penny other than this. The final on road price is coming out to be 6,39,000/-.

Do you guys think its a good deal ? Or do you think that there is still a scope of getting more discount.

The only after market thing that I'll be going for is 3M sunfilm. No underbody coating, no alleged TEFLON coating. I even got the 4500 for 1 yr extended warranty. Really don't think that its of any use.

Also is there any other accessory you guys suggest ?
SushantV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2012, 20:44   #6044
BHPian
 
kingofmyworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hyderabad / pensylvania.
Posts: 788
Thanked: 245 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Did any one get their december offer gifts? Dvd players, Blackberry etc?
kingofmyworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2012, 07:29   #6045
BHPian
 
Deep Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Udupi
Posts: 570
Thanked: 194 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blow Horn Ok View Post
I own a 2010 figo 1.4 TDCI EXI done only 12k kms. The C pillar and rear door rattling were fixed by the F.A.S.S. at the 10k service by cutting the plastic locks of the C pillar trims and adjusting the door strikers respectively. After few hundred Kms, the C Pillar trim rattle cropped up again.

As a DIY, i covered those locks with white teflon tape (Used by plumbers to seal the pipe threads) and re-installed the panels. This solved the issue but the rear door continues to squeak on rough/undulating road surface. It seems the door rubber beading is rubbing against the body. I could hear the same noise if i push the upper part of the rear door in completely closed position. The striker seems at right position.Though the rear doors require half the effort to unlock as compared to the front doors. Do you guys experience the same? What could be the issue? I tried to lubricate the rear door beading with vaseline and it solved the squeaking problem for few days.

Also from past 500 kms i hear a strange and loud "Cranky" kind of sound from the front right suspension/wheel well going over deep pot holes or high speed breakers at speed below 30 kmph. What could be the issue? I googled up which shows this type of problem associated with anti roll bar bush worn out or becoming hard..
I had a rattling sound in the front suspension area right from the time I bought the vehicle. Finally in the third service it was localised to the shock absorber which was changed. Now the sound is not there.
Deep Blue 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
1st-gen Hyundai i20 (2008 - 2014) : Review GTO Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 869 6th December 2016 10:20
6 month old Ford Figo DCT: Battery dead 7 times! An ordeal with Bhagat Ford & Ford India Night Raven Technical Stuff 27 20th September 2016 16:25
The next-gen 2015 Ford Figo. EDIT: Now launched RavenAvi The Indian Car Scene 719 9th November 2015 03:04
Supposed spyshots of next gen Ford Figo surface JayPrashanth The Indian Car Scene 73 13th February 2015 14:43
My 1st diesel: Diamond white Ford Figo ZXI. Interior Pics on Pg 3 sameerg001 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 78 9th June 2014 02:37


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:47.

Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks