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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th March 2014, 20:49   #9106
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 832
Thanked: 201 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Just came across this product.
Has anyone used this or something similar?

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Automatic-Cli...-/221386358237
Attached Images
 
wildsdi5530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2014, 21:56   #9107
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 44,181
Thanked: 65,471 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sara.ramli View Post
I took the car back to the service center yesterday for the lack of engine power and the resonating boom noise (@1500-1600 rpm). They failed to acknowledge the problem after doing a road test. While the SA almost bumped into a few vehicles and pedestrians, in the name of demonstrating that all is well with the vehicle's power, during the road test is a different story
Baiju Abraham drops the following information for you:

Quote:
Sara.ramli reported an issue of power loss and 'booming noise' at 1600 rpm in the Figo TDCI, which looks like a leaking / loose turbo hose to me. I think its worth checking this part at SC. I once had the exact same issue in my TDCI Fiesta.
GTO is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2014, 14:38   #9108
BHPian
 
Deep Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Udupi
Posts: 570
Thanked: 194 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

My right rear wheel bearings seem worn out. I am consistently getting the humming noise. The cost for replacing is Rs 7800 (ABS). Is it so much? . I had to change my old Alto's bearings twice in its life time, but dont remember such a huge bill .
Deep Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2014, 20:33   #9109
Senior - BHPian
 
tharian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SBC
Posts: 1,912
Thanked: 1,909 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deep Blue View Post
My right rear wheel bearings seem worn out. I am consistently getting the humming noise. The cost for replacing is Rs 7800 (ABS). Is it so much? . I had to change my old Alto's bearings twice in its life time, but dont remember such a huge bill .
I got a quote of around 3500 although it is a non-ABS model. Not sure it would cost double for a ABS version. Maybe you should check with other ASC's as well.
tharian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2014, 21:02   #9110
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: bangalore
Posts: 53
Thanked: 4 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gr8guzzler View Post
Basically it went into Limp mode, did any of the error (Engine Check or Water in Diesel) show up before or during this?
no error showed up even the engine was running but only at idling rpm
rags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2014, 23:00   #9111
BHPian
 
Deep Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Udupi
Posts: 570
Thanked: 194 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tharian View Post
I got a quote of around 3500 although it is a non-ABS model. Not sure it would cost double for a ABS version. Maybe you should check with other ASC's as well.
No other ASC in 200kms range! So stuck with Cauvery Ford, Mangalore.
Got the car back in the evening. Here is the break up :

Parts:
Nut wheel - 22.94
Kit for wheel bearing - 5628.57
Cap-Rear wheel hub - 97.97
Bolt M12 wheel hub - 60.15
Lock washer - 780.16

Labour :
Rear wheel bearing R&R - 248
Wheel bearing pressing sublet operations - 150

VAT - 955.52
S Tax - 49.19
Total - 7993

Whopping 8000 bucks for changing wheel bearing. The taxes themselves a painful 1000. Ford Figo parts are not exactly cheap as marketed ( all the hoopla about child parts ) I guess even a single wheel cap costs close to a 1000 rs.

As expected, it is not covered under 4th yr extended warranty. I, in any case had not opted for extended warranty last year ( costs another whopping 10k )

The lock washer is supposedly the extra thingy for ABS cars.

The good news is car is back to its sweet self. The pleasure of driving this car ( I have a 60km drive back home from ASC ) does smooth out the wallet pinch a bit!

Last edited by Deep Blue : 5th March 2014 at 23:06.
Deep Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2014, 23:23   #9112
BHPian
 
blorebuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 390
Thanked: 32 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deep Blue View Post
Ford Figo parts are not exactly cheap as marketed ( all the hoopla about child parts )
It is not cheap though heavy marketing done at the time of selling Figo.
blorebuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 00:32   #9113
Senior - BHPian
 
tharian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SBC
Posts: 1,912
Thanked: 1,909 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deep Blue View Post
No other ASC in 200kms range! So stuck with Cauvery Ford, Mangalore.
Got the car back in the evening. Here is the break up :



Whopping 8000 bucks for changing wheel bearing. The taxes themselves a painful 1000. Ford Figo parts are not exactly cheap as marketed ( all the hoopla about child parts ) I guess even a single wheel cap costs close to a 1000 rs.

!
That really IS whooping and unexpected.

I have been postponing my cars wheel bearing replacement for sometime since it is not too bad and I checked myself for wheel shake when jacked and didn't find any.
All the times I had checked for the charges, I had got 3200-3500. All put together, it shouldn't ideally cross 5k.

8K is really surprising for a single wheel bearing replacement.
tharian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 10:54   #9114
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Noida
Posts: 519
Thanked: 175 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deep Blue View Post
No other ASC in 200kms range! So stuck with Cauvery Ford, Mangalore.
Got the car back in the evening. Here is the break up :

Parts:
Nut wheel - 22.94
Kit for wheel bearing - 5628.57
Cap-Rear wheel hub - 97.97
Bolt M12 wheel hub - 60.15
Lock washer - 780.16

Labour :
Rear wheel bearing R&R - 248
Wheel bearing pressing sublet operations - 150

VAT - 955.52
S Tax - 49.19
Total - 7993

Whopping 8000 bucks for changing wheel bearing. The taxes themselves a painful 1000. Ford Figo parts are not exactly cheap as marketed ( all the hoopla about child parts ) I guess even a single wheel cap costs close to a 1000 rs.

As expected, it is not covered under 4th yr extended warranty. I, in any case had not opted for extended warranty last year ( costs another whopping 10k )

The lock washer is supposedly the extra thingy for ABS cars.

The good news is car is back to its sweet self. The pleasure of driving this car ( I have a 60km drive back home from ASC ) does smooth out the wallet pinch a bit!
I also changed the rear wheel bearing for my Dad's car, Titanium variant at 75k km's. This was at my home town, Patiala and SA is sort of a friend now. He told me the ASC price (~6k) and also advised me discreetly to change it outside as same genuine SKF bearing is available for rs.1,400.

He went out of way to help me on this. Opened the rear wheel cylinder at ASC and gave to me with a mechanic number and reputed spare parts shop address. I got the bearing for rs.1,400 and mechanic fitted it on press (no hammering) for rs.100. Total cost 1,500 as Ford ASC did not charge anything for opening and refitting the wheel cylinder. I was not advised to change the washer, I think all it does is hold the bearing in place so should be there in non ABS models as well. Not sure if we are talking of two different parts.

In summary, my experience with Ford ASC is very good. Some spares are extremely expensive though but SA at ASC helps me save cost without risking quality.
amit1234singla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 12:23   #9115
BHPian
 
gr8guzzler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 647
Thanked: 35 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rags View Post
no error showed up even the engine was running but only at idling rpm
Yes the engine will be running, but nothing happens when you accelerate. Happened to me once and I got the engine scanned. They cleared the errors and then it was working fine. Get it scanned if the problem reoccurs.
gr8guzzler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 13:55   #9116
BHPian
 
Deep Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Udupi
Posts: 570
Thanked: 194 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tharian View Post
That really IS whooping and unexpected.

I have been postponing my cars wheel bearing replacement .
Please do put up your costs when you replace them

Quote:
Originally Posted by amit1234singla View Post
In summary, my experience with Ford ASC is very good. Some spares are extremely expensive though but SA at ASC helps me save cost without risking quality.

Ford ASC has been nice to me too. They are courteous,prompt and on occasion waived off labour charges, but no SA has done anything like yours. They don't even suggest you do it outside, in fact actively discourage outside repairs. Since mine was ABS, I was more risk averse and got it done at the ASC.

My discontent is with Ford having actively marketed Figo as their first car with cheaper parts. There was a lot of press on child parts, comparison charts with swift and vista at showrooms etc and then comes this whopper of 8000 for a wheel bearing. I was expecting it to be around 2000 - 3000. While routine service costs are reasonable, in my experience, parts and accessories are by no means cheap!

Anybody here can put up costs for rear wheel bearing for swift, ritz, i10, i20, pinto, beat etc?

Last edited by Deep Blue : 6th March 2014 at 13:58.
Deep Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 17:36   #9117
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,037
Thanked: 1,038 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

I'd mentioned in post # 8657 of this thread that the rear wheel bearings cost more than 5 k, and that the ones in the front cost far less. I'm not sure why the ones at the rear cost more.

At least in my case, the rear one was changed under warranty, so I did not feel the pinch.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 18:15   #9118
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 832
Thanked: 201 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

@Deep Blue: was it one bearing or both. Maybe Ford insists on changing both wheel bearings at the same time?
Also Ford genuine parts are quite reasonable, but their labour is excessive. You've payed Rs. 400/- for labour and Rs. 1050/- for Taxes.
I should think that wheel bearing kit should include labour in the dealer margin.
With taxes eating into dealer margins on new cars, lots of dealers are recovering their investment by exorbitant service charges.
Maruthi is probably the best in this dept. and ford the worst.
wildsdi5530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2014, 20:31   #9119
BHPian
 
Deep Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Udupi
Posts: 570
Thanked: 194 Times
Default

It was only one wheel, right rear one.
Deep Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2014, 18:08   #9120
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 832
Thanked: 201 Times
Default re: Review: 1st-gen Ford Figo (2010)

Too bad about that.
Unfortunately ford spares are not easily available like Maruthi. Otherwise we could get these jobs done at local garages after warranty period.
I need to get some body work done, but am scared that Ford will rip me off.
wildsdi5530 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 06:50.

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