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Old 29th January 2021, 10:06   #496
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Odo stands at 114,000 kms and have given the vehicle to a Kaveri TASS at Trichy.
Thanks for the update. Good to see the Safari is still chugging along.
Does the car continue to be used when you are away, or is it used only when you visit?
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Old 31st January 2021, 10:36   #497
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Good to note your Safari is chugging along.

Have you tried boodmo.com for parts? I've had good recent experiences with my 8 year old Brio (which is also discontinued) parts.

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I had planned to get the required parts from online stores and have the work done at a FNG, but brother ended up taking it to TASS.

Had checked https://oriparts.com/ ; will check at Boodmo.Com as well, if required. Thanks!

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Thanks for the update. Good to see the Safari is still chugging along.
Does the car continue to be used when you are away, or is it used only when you visit?
My brother uses it for regularly so as to give it a good run. A new bypass road near his home is not his favorite "home stretch". This includes running the a/c as well, especially the mid roof a/c.


And, as for the parts - had reached out to TATA customer care and they responded with the South CRM person in CC, and with CRM personnel of Kaveri TASS. Hope they are able to address this with no more run arounds.

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Odo stands at 114,000 kms and have given the vehicle to a Kaveri TASS at Trichy.
Are you based in Trichy?

Kaveri TASS is relatively new dealership. VST Tata used to be the monopoly for the last two decades. Kaveri was open in 2018 when VST shut shop.

Kaveri Tata may not stock Safari/Storme spares as much as mine is the only Safari Storme they have ever sold. Existing Safari/Storme owners have no other choice but them, so the usual spares like the brake pads, routine maintenance stuff won't be a problem.
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Are you based in Trichy?

Kaveri TASS is relatively new dealership. VST Tata used to be the monopoly for the last two decades. Kaveri was open in 2018 when VST shut shop.

Kaveri Tata may not stock Safari/Storme spares as much as mine is the only Safari Storme they have ever sold. Existing Safari/Storme owners have no other choice but them, so the usual spares like the brake pads, routine maintenance stuff won't be a problem.
Yes; my side of family is in Trichy.

Used to go to VST when they were there.

Now it makes sense as to why the parts are not there, on stock.
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Odo stands at 114,000 kms and have given the vehicle to a Kaveri TASS at Trichy.

Parts that have been identified as an issue include:
- lower arm bushes
- front suspension
- brake pads and discs (first time changing)

The front power windows motors are on their last breath and wanted to change them, but SA informed that these parts are no longer available with TM and have been discontinued. Have written an email to TASS.

Am sure there is an upgraded part, that would have been used in the Storme; had faced this when vacuum hose had an issue.

Day 23 and the vehicle still stands at Kaveri TASS! TATA seems to be back to being a pain to deal with from a service point of view!

Parts were ordered and brought in from other TASS, but ended up being the wrong one. Not sure how that even happens, but, with zero accountability, it is not a surprise.
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