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Old 22nd April 2012, 12:34   #6526
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Yes the movement is there for the same area,marked as .03 to .06 inch clearance. Will address this issue in the coming service.
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Any one experienced sqweaking sound in parcel or around parcel tray? My figo D has run 1k kms and I get to hear this sqweak n plastic touching kind of sound behind driver side around parcel tray and C pillar area. Tried looking but was unable to figure out.
Looks like this is a known issue on Figos. My 1.5 month old car with 1800km on the odo has developed this issue as of yesterday. The sound was very annoying. Finally root caused it to the plastic cladding on the quarter glass on the rear right. For now my "jugaad" is a rolled paper napkin inserted between the glass and the plastic cladding which has fixed the problem for now. Will get it addressed during my 1st servicing.
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Old 23rd April 2012, 15:12   #6528
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I checked the steering play again and it was non-existent. This time, the car was parked on a flat surface. Few days ago when i experienced the play, it was standing on an incline and the steering turned to right. May that position led to the play!!
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Old 23rd April 2012, 23:15   #6529
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Hi everyone

My Figo's shocks makes a crunch or thud sound everytime it comes down from a small hump (not potholes or while climbing) but while ascending. Happens at slow speeds.

Are the shocks gone?

My Car has done 13,2xx kms and is Dec '10 manufactured. Driven w/o much load and not driven roughly. I push it where roads are good. Baby it on bad roads.

What would be the best way to approach the SVC?
The thud sound is from the shocks.Myself experienced the same sound with figo from the right side.this sound you gets only if you drive through hump around 20-30 km/hr.warranty is there till 40,000km.u can insist your service advisor to get it replaced.
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One of my friend has a Figo and last week when he was driving, his 2 year old kid(sitting in his moms lap) opened the front door. This happened even though when all doors get locked after the car moves. He thought it was problem with his auto lock. Today we checked in another Figo and even that too had the same problem, despite auto-lock of all doors, it was possible to open the front doors.

Is this a Known issue that can be fixed? Or any other alternate available?
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For the rear doors there's the child lock safety, for the front doors, you have to be careful not to let children fiddle around !
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One of my friend has a Figo and last week when he was driving, his 2 year old kid(sitting in his moms lap) opened the front door. This happened even though when all doors get locked after the car moves. He thought it was problem with his auto lock. Today we checked in another Figo and even that too had the same problem, despite auto-lock of all doors, it was possible to open the front doors.

Is this a Known issue that can be fixed? Or any other alternate available?
Thats a design defect or peculiarity if you may call it so. The locking and opening is embedded in the same lever unlike in the other cars where you can lock the doors with a push-pull knob. Even the rear door can be opened in the same way even with the auto lock ON. (unless you have put the child lock ON). I am actually surprised that you did not know about this before purchase of the vehicle

Due to this peculiarity of Figo, It is never advisable to have kids in the front row. Anyways, the best and recommended place for kids to be are the rear seats in any car.
There is also the problem of kids starting up your music system even when the ignition key is off and out
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Is there any workaround through 3 party component/devices?

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Thats a design defect or peculiarity if you may call it so. The locking and opening is embedded in the same lever unlike in the other cars where you can lock the doors with a push-pull knob. Even the rear door can be opened in the same way even with the auto lock ON. (unless you have put the child lock ON).
Its strange, first time I am hearing about such a design.

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I am actually surprised that you did not know about this before purchase of the vehicle
Its not mine, my friends car.
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One of my friend has a Figo and last week when he was driving, his 2 year old kid(sitting in his moms lap) opened the front door. This happened even though when all doors get locked after the car moves. He thought it was problem with his auto lock. Today we checked in another Figo and even that too had the same problem, despite auto-lock of all doors, it was possible to open the front doors.

Is this a Known issue that can be fixed? Or any other alternate available?
This is quite common in many European cars, including skodas, VW, Audi, Mercedes, and BMW amongst others. While their lock might not be embedded with the lever, they also unlock by simply pulling the lever towards you similar to the fiesta.
Given that today children are smarter and a lot more fidgety, I won't be surprised if they can even unlock the door using the knob (like the one in the japanese cars which is separate from the door lever/handle).
I for one find this design of the Figo a lot more practical, as should anything happen, this facilitates faster evacuation of the passengers. Also, in case of an emergency where the electricals lock up (as in the case of the Mumbai 26/7 floods where some such issues were reported), such a manual override is a good thing to have. Besides, the best place for a child to be is in the backseat, with the child lock and child seat in place. If at all there is not child's seat, the child should be in the back seat, with an adult and child lock on.
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My account got activated today and very happy to post my first post on team-bhp. Since i became the proud owner of Ford Figo ZXI TDCI a month back, i'am glad to post my first post on this thread. I would like to thank all of you for your contributions on this thread, since it helped me to finalize my second car purchase.
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My account got activated today and very happy to post my first post on team-bhp. Since i became the proud owner of Ford Figo ZXI TDCI a month back, i'am glad to post my first post on this thread. I would like to thank all of you for your contributions on this thread, since it helped me to finalize my second car purchase.
Congratulations DRIVE_ADDICT for both your T-BHP account and for your Figo!

Can you please post a few pics of your Figo here as well as share a few points of initial impression along with likes and dislikes about your Figo? Additional points like comparison with your first car, showcasing modifications like alloys, seat covers etc (if you have done them) will be awesome
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Hi DevilsCry, Will post my Figo picture soon. So far i have not done any mods on my ride, excluding fog lamps. (since i read in this thread that the headlamps are weak, i opted this during delivery itself)
I normally adds things up slowly as time passes and whenever i felt bored. Now thoroughly enjoying it with OEMs.

My first car is Maruti Suzuki Alto LXI, i enjoyed it during my possession and still can enjoy it whenever i want to ;-) since i sold it to my cousin.
I dont think its fair enough to compare Figo TDCI with Alto. But as you asked, let me point out some.
* Now i don't have to be seated cramped, Figo is SPACIOUS.
* Even If i add sub woofer,amps,. There will be space enough to carry my luggages during long trips. (My alto virtually had no space in boot since i filled it out with sub-woofer box)
* On highways :-) i dont have words to compare. Figo felt like rocket (obviously when compare to Alto). On my recent trip to banglore i breached new car 3k RPM limit due to high spirited nature in me.
* Inside city Figo is bit tough to ride since i need to shift correctly. This is also applicable to Alto so not a big issue.
* Head lamp in figo is bit poor, even though this thread claims the recent batches comes with decent spread, i still find it bit weaker. (Fogs too doesnt help) Need some work around without voiding warranty.
* After sale service, For Figo (FORD) i need to book my service date. But in case of my Alto, i can just drop it in anytime i need.
Recently i went to fix the infamous rattling issue in C-Pillar and window glass rolling down on its own in back, Chennai Ford does a decent job. Service manager Rizwan is very helpful and very patient. And one guy named Sekar, he does know the fixes (ex: For window glass rolling down on its own, The fix is that, the roller handle needs to be re-placed to 6'0 clock position. I read this somewhere in this thread and Sekar does knew about it.) but sadly now the squeaking noise from C-pillar crops up again need to take it back sometime this week.

I have driven Polo petrol, Ritz DDIS and i10 kappa (taking only the hatches) on highways, Figo's handling is better and it feel planted.
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Guys,

Have any one fixed after market horn for Figo, Hella Red grill? or Stebel? without tampering wires and voiding warranty. 2012 batches comes with single horn and its not at all usefull. Any suggestions?
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Hi DevilsCry, Will post my Figo picture soon. So far i have not done any mods on my ride, excluding fog lamps. (since i read in this thread that the headlamps are weak, i opted this during delivery itself)
I normally adds things up slowly as time passes and whenever i felt bored. Now thoroughly enjoying it with OEMs.

My first car is Maruti Suzuki Alto LXI, i enjoyed it during my possession and still can enjoy it whenever i want to ;-) since i sold it to my cousin.
I dont think its fair enough to compare Figo TDCI with Alto. But as you asked, let me point out some.
* Now i don't have to be seated cramped, Figo is SPACIOUS.
* Even If i add sub woofer,amps,. There will be space enough to carry my luggages during long trips. (My alto virtually had no space in boot since i filled it out with sub-woofer box)
* On highways :-) i dont have words to compare. Figo felt like rocket (obviously when compare to Alto). On my recent trip to banglore i breached new car 3k RPM limit due to high spirited nature in me.
* Inside city Figo is bit tough to ride since i need to shift correctly. This is also applicable to Alto so not a big issue.
* Head lamp in figo is bit poor, even though this thread claims the recent batches comes with decent spread, i still find it bit weaker. (Fogs too doesnt help) Need some work around without voiding warranty.
* After sale service, For Figo (FORD) i need to book my service date. But in case of my Alto, i can just drop it in anytime i need.
Recently i went to fix the infamous rattling issue in C-Pillar and window glass rolling down on its own in back, Chennai Ford does a decent job. Service manager Rizwan is very helpful and very patient. And one guy named Sekar, he does know the fixes (ex: For window glass rolling down on its own, The fix is that, the roller handle needs to be re-placed to 6'0 clock position. I read this somewhere in this thread and Sekar does knew about it.) but sadly now the squeaking noise from C-pillar crops up again need to take it back sometime this week.

I have driven Polo petrol, Ritz DDIS and i10 kappa (taking only the hatches) on highways, Figo's handling is better and it feel planted.
Ask Sekar to use black electricity tape and wrap around the locking mechanism of the c pillars. It will solve the issue permanently. I got it done in Sept 2010 and till date no squeaks at all.
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Hi DevilsCry as promised, here is my Figo... Since i have not yet went for a proper photoshoot, i have uploaded few snaps which i have taken a week back when we went for a small outing.
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