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Old 2nd January 2020, 10:41   #121
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I have a 2011 SX4 which has run 65k kms. She runs perfectly on speed breakers with 2 people but tends to bottom out with 4 people. I have to cross the small speed bumps (found in rural areas) really carefully. After a test drive, the Maruti SA told that there is nothing wrong with the suspension. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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My 2015 ciaz is at 1,05,000 km on the odo and there has been no issues whatsoever with the suspension. I drive aggressive most of the time. My friend's 2016 ciaz is at 1,14,000 km with stock suspension without any issues.
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My 2015 ciaz is at 1,05,000 km on the odo and there has been no issues whatsoever with the suspension. I drive aggressive most of the time. My friend's 2016 ciaz is at 1,14,000 km with stock suspension without any issues.
Does the Ciaz have the Sway bar? As per my experience sway bar link(also called stabilizer link) rods are the first ones to give away in any car, then the lower arms, only then the suspension bushes or the struts would start acting cranky.

In most cases, the link rods would give away by 60k kms, then the lower arms and ball joints by 70-80k kms. Suspension bushes last till 120-140k kms.

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Does the Ciaz have the Sway bar? As per my experience sway bar link(also called stabilizer link) rods are the first ones to give away in any car, then the lower arms, only then the suspension bushes or the struts would start acting cranky.

In most cases, the link rods would give away by 60k kms, then the lower arms and ball joints by 70-80k kms. Suspension bushes last till 120-140k kms.
Thanks for reminding. I just remember replacing suspension bar mount of the front sides under warranty at 56,000 km on odo. The RHS front suspension gave away suspension thuds on bad roads occasionally at that time. You were spot on! Since then, until now, no issues at all.
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My 2014 Honda City IDtec, is making a squeaky noise while going over bump. have changed shocks, link bar, stabilizer bushes still the issue is there. Service center is not able to identify the issue. Anyone else faced this issue, any input appreciated.
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Vista at 1,55,000 kms with the original suspension except the right front shock absorber which developed a leak after hitting a huge crater at high speed in the middle of the night under rain. No other component replaced so far, although I sense a mild wear on the left front tyre as compared to the right.

Done all kinds of roads, cross-country trips and have overloaded it during emergencies (250-350 kg of goods). Still takes abuse with a smile.
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In most cases, the link rods would give away by 60k kms, then the lower arms and ball joints by 70-80k kms. Suspension bushes last till 120-140k kms.
How to identify if the link rods have gone? And the rest of the things?
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My Storme varicor400 2016.
  • front right suspension unit changed under warranty at 50k km.
  • rear left damper changed under warranty at 1.4L km.
  • front 4 ball joints changed at 1.8L km along with axle bearings.
  • Front suspension bush kit changed at 2.1L km.
now odo is at 2.27L km.

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Old 2nd January 2020, 22:36   #129
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The suspension on the Civic was already too soft. And bottomed out on every speed breaker

It was pretty good till about 70,000 KMs , post which I had to get the front struts changed twice, which kept me going for the next 1,50,000 kms.
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2014 Fluidic Verna CRDI

2.05L kms still on stock suspension. I got it checked at HASS and they said itís good to go for more.

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How to identify if the link rods have gone? And the rest of the things?
There is a distinct "kad-kad"(sorry, didn't know how to describe the rattling) sound inside the cabin at the front when the car passes through an unfinished,uneven road laid with small granites/pebbles at speeds lower than 30kmph.

The following video gives a good insight on the noises and their probable sources.



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2014 Fluidic Verna CRDI

2.05L kms still on stock suspension. I got it checked at HASS and they said it’s good to go for more.

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Please donate your car to Hyundai for research on quality work.
Has the car seen roads apart from expressways? Even otherwise, that is some feat. and can only be achieved if the car is babied at even the minutest of bumps. Or the soft suspension of Verna has absorbed the impact that could have taken down other suspension related parts.

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2.05L kms still on stock suspension. I got it checked at HASS and they said it’s good to go for more.



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I too have 2014 Verna CRDi at 1.88 lakh km and only the rear shocks were changed at 1.80 lakh km.
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My two year old BMW with 30k on the odo with really careful driving has been through both strut mount bush and lower arm/wishbone replacement. I don’t know if this is normal or not but I used to think that these expensive German cars are supposed to have better quality parts.

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My two year old BMW .... I used to think that these expensive German cars are supposed to have better quality parts.
The quality might be OK but its suspension is just not designed keeping our rough roads in mind.
Also the ultra low profile tyres on these vehicles transfer most of the shock to the rims and suspension on the slightest bumps.
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I changed both the front shock absorbers on my Vento TSi after 25k and 3 years. I'd unfortunately driven it into quite a few potholes at high speeds, as I was just learning how to drive at the time and wasn't used to our road conditions.
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