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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th October 2013, 23:40   #8686
BHPian
 
mashmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 336
Thanked: 92 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ridinthru' View Post
Folks, My Titanium D has covered 46K and recently I noticed a light on the dash which was the 'water in diesel filter' light. Took the car to the service centre in Vasant Kunj, they checked and replaced the filter, ok, done. I drive out of the service centre and within 5 kms the light comes on again!, I go back, they check & check & check again, verdict is the sensor is giving the problem and needs to be replaced, I half heartedly agree and the sensor is changed at my expense. I leave the service centre after paying Rs 7500/- and drive home to gurgaon, all well.. or so it seems. Very next in the morning when I start the car, the light comes on again, I call up the service centre and they advise to bring the car over and leave it with them for a day to scrutinise the problem, I am now in a dilemma what to do..? Please help me folks !
Did they check the fuel? Maybe there actually is water in diesel.

I got this light the very next day of taking delivery. They cleaned the filter and that was it. Never saw the light. The SA said that some times condensation happens in tanks of new cars. That gets mixed with fuel the first time and the light comes on. Whether this makes sense or not, I don't know. I am just glad that the light has not come on ever sense. Touch wood.

MaSh
mashmash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2013, 12:18   #8687
BHPian
 
satan's_valet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: TN09/KA04
Posts: 286
Thanked: 140 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warwithwheels View Post
My 2012 Figo D is covered under the RTB replacement program. However, it has been running without any issues till date.

Should I really go in for the RTB replacement? I dread to visit the ASC. I don't want them to mess up something that's working perfectly well.
I am under the same dilemma. Mine is a 2011 Titanium. Also I never got a call from Ford regarding this.

My service is due in a month. So will check with A.S.S then.
satan's_valet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2013, 13:54   #8688
BHPian
 
gtonsing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 270
Thanked: 58 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by satan's_valet View Post
I am under the same dilemma. Mine is a 2011 Titanium. Also I never got a call from Ford regarding this.

My service is due in a month. So will check with A.S.S then.
You can check if you are covered in the recall. Try this link
http://www.india.ford.com/ford-servi...service-action
gtonsing is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2013, 14:28   #8689
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 Warwithwheels View Post
My 2012 Figo D is covered under the RTB replacement program. However, it has been running without any issues till date.
Should I really go in for the RTB replacement? I dread to visit the ASC. I don't want them to mess up something that's working perfectly well.
Agreed the chances of mess up is definitely there.

Since it is a recall, it is better to get it done. We may not know what will happen in the longer run if the replacement is not done and also it may affect warranty.
My vehicle was good, but I went for the replacement. After the replacement was done, I started hearing "dum" sounds especially from the back. It happened intermittently.
Headed again to SC and found that the Coil spring was not fitted properly and they fixed it. They should mark the position (to refit correctly) of coil spring before removing which they missed out .
RGK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2013, 15:00   #8690
BHPian
 
venkyhere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: hump city
Posts: 337
Thanked: 276 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGK View Post
...They should mark the position (to refit correctly) of coil spring before removing which they missed out .
the level of incompetence shown by ford A.S.S centers are getting worse by the day. I wonder whether ford india's technical training division is sloppy or whether the guidelines for hiring service mechanics is very loose. In my experience, I see far less (not completely NIL) 'goof ups' by maruti A.S.S compared to ford A.S.S.
Human beings are the same everywhere, so the dealerships themselves will behave the same across brands, but its the manufacturer who must keep them on leash.
venkyhere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2013, 00:32   #8691
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 5
Thanked: 0 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

A 2.8 yrs relationship with Lathangi Ford is coming to an End.

I had dropped my car at body shop, Lathangi Ford for some damage repair(minor dents)and after a week long wait, I was asked to collect the car today.

When I closely inspected the car before taking the delivery, I observed that the paint job that was done was a complete disaster, All the painted surfaces had Bubbles,
In the bill I was charged for new labels, But the existing labels were not removed and the surface beneath were not all painted, The finishing was horrible with scratches all around the labels.

I'd asked for the front left fender painting, There were scratches on the newly painted fender,which were clearly visible, Paint had run over the indicator.

Also, the non damaged surfaces had a few spots,

Spoke to the Manager, he said he will get it Re-painted. Lets see.

Btw, last time I got a repair at lathangi, Their service was exceptional, Sad to see it dipping.
hpganesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2013, 10:31   #8692
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 5
Thanked: 0 Times
Thumbs down re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Called up Lathangi Ford for the RTB replacement today since my vehicle is included in the Field Service Action,
When I asked them why I did not receive any intimation, they said Ford India sends it, If they did not send it then nothing can be done. And they will check if replacement is needed,

Fingers crossed, lets see.
hpganesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2013, 08:20   #8693
BHPian
 
EFF-EIGHT-BEE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Patiala
Posts: 174
Thanked: 83 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Which car polish are fellow Figo owners using? My SA strongly advised against using any sort of polish and instead recommend car shampoo, how true is he?
EFF-EIGHT-BEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2013, 09:43   #8694
BHPian
 
teemus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Pune
Posts: 307
Thanked: 340 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Guys, can you please let me know the run-in period for Figo? My colleague is getting his car today and even when he asked his SA about it, he didn't get satisfactory answers. Thanks!
teemus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2013, 10:16   #8695
Senior - BHPian
 
tharian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SBC
Posts: 1,908
Thanked: 1,907 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by teemus View Post
Guys, can you please let me know the run-in period for Figo? My colleague is getting his car today and even when he asked his SA about it, he didn't get satisfactory answers. Thanks!
The first service is the point until which you need to take it easy.

I am not sure of the rpms or speeds you need to keep.
But, make sure you don't rev the engine nor lug it. Right gears for the speeds and keep varying the rpms without staying in the same revs for long which of course you dont have to worry since diriving in a city will make you do it anyhow.

I was careful till around 1000kms and after 1300kms , I did a long trip and drove normally like I drive any other car.

Regards
tharian is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2013, 10:44   #8696
BHPian
 
Arch-Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Chn(Atrocity)
Posts: 552
Thanked: 275 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by teemus View Post
Guys, can you please let me know the run-in period for Figo? My colleague is getting his car today and even when he asked his SA about it, he didn't get satisfactory answers. Thanks!
First 1000 km, ask him to keep the revs under 3k rpm, speed upto 80kmph max. He should lug the engine and shift correctly. Thats about it. After 2.5k km, ask him to change his oil to mineral oil(by default) and ask him to move to synthetic oil once he finishes his 10k service.

Last edited by Arch-Angel : 31st October 2013 at 10:45.
Arch-Angel is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2013, 11:58   #8697
BHPian
 
mashmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 336
Thanked: 92 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by EFF-EIGHT-BEE View Post
Which car polish are fellow Figo owners using? My SA strongly advised against using any sort of polish and instead recommend car shampoo, how true is he?
None. Plain water wipe with a lint free cloth by me every other day. Wash once a month from 3M like outlets, which includes spray wash followed by foam and then wiping, interior vacuum,etc. Waxing once in two months. This routine seems sufficient.

Quote:
Originally Posted by teemus View Post
Guys, can you please let me know the run-in period for Figo? My colleague is getting his car today and even when he asked his SA about it, he didn't get satisfactory answers. Thanks!
There is no run in period as such for Figo. Nothing is mentioned in the manual also. Hence an unsatisfactory response from SA. But if he is your friend, he will tell you go easy till about 2500kms. Change gears between 1600 - 2000 RPMs and then after 1000kms, increase the upper limit to 2500 rpms. Always wait for 8 beeps to go off before cranking, let engine idle for 30seconds(wear seat belts, switch on music system, connect your phone, etc) and then drive off. Wait for 30-60 seconds, before switching off depending upon duration of drive and speed. Figo is a very rugged car I feel, use it with care and there is very little that can go wrong in it.

All the best to your colleague.

MaSh

Last edited by mashmash : 31st October 2013 at 12:00.
mashmash is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2013, 16:08   #8698
BHPian
 
EFF-EIGHT-BEE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Patiala
Posts: 174
Thanked: 83 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mashmash View Post
Waxing once in two months.
Thankyou for your inputs but can you also name some waxing material brands? I am completely nobe in these matters.
EFF-EIGHT-BEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2013, 23:38   #8699
BHPian
 
mashmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 336
Thanked: 92 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EFF-EIGHT-BEE View Post
Thankyou for your inputs but can you also name some waxing material brands? I am completely nobe in these matters.
There are many good brands like sonax, etc. but I still go to a detailing outlet. They do a better job.
mashmash is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2013, 23:59   #8700
Senior - BHPian
 
sameerg001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dwarka, Delhi
Posts: 1,499
Thanked: 416 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by EFF-EIGHT-BEE View Post
Which car polish are fellow Figo owners using? My SA strongly advised against using any sort of polish and instead recommend car shampoo, how true is he?
I would say get this http://www.snapdeal.com/product/abro...ash-946/237027
and a microfiber cloth. Using this on my figo and i have no compaints, It gives a wax like effect. Normally, I wash once in 3 weeks with it and for everyday cleaning, I use jopasu car duster.
sameerg001 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
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
1st-gen Hyundai i20 (2008 - 2014) : Review GTO Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 863 15th August 2016 14:07
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 14:08.

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