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Old 29th April 2020, 10:13   #3046
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My Nexon Xza+ diesel makes a clunk noise from the right front suspension when I crash into a pothole above 20kmph. It looks like the shock absorber has less travel and is bottoming out. Has anyone tried something like a TPU buffer to limit the travel?
Does it make any sort of friction like sound when going over speed breakers at lower speed as well? If yes - get your suspension bushes checked. These might be the cheapest culprits.
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Old 29th April 2020, 15:06   #3047
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No, the suspension feels perfect with no noise in most driving conditions. Only when I take a pothole/depression about 3inch or larger in-depth at the speed it makes that noise. In fact, the test drive vehicle also had the same issue. Since speed breakers are of uniform height mostly the issue is not that prominent.
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No, the suspension feels perfect with no noise in most driving conditions. Only when I take a pothole/depression about 3inch or larger in-depth at the speed it makes that noise. In fact, the test drive vehicle also had the same issue. Since speed breakers are of uniform height mostly the issue is not that prominent.
Actually the Nexon's suspension travel is quite generous (but its stiff so doesn't easily travel that much in normal conditions). Even when stressed to limits - the suspension is very quiet and makes no noises of any sort.

So if you are hearing a clunk/thunk that too from only one side - best to get the struts and ball joints checked on that side, along with bushes once the lock-down lifts & ASC is open again.
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Have a video of Suspension noise. The actual sound is 50% more than it was captured. Please observe sound at 40secs and at the 1-minute timeline.

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Have a video of Suspension noise. The actual sound is 50% more than it was captured. Please observe sound at 40secs and at the 1-minute timeline.
Gosh! With that sound - if I were you, I'd keep the car parked till the ASCs opened again & get it checked. Really recommend not driving it at all for now. It most likely is a strut that has totally given up. I have never heard a strut knock that hard! Remote possibility is that it might be loose tie rods. Either way - don't drive the car in this state - front suspension in really poor condition can theoretically also damage the drive train.

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My Nexon Xza+ diesel makes a clunk noise from the right front suspension when I crash into a pothole above 20kmph......?
How many Kms. has the vehicle run and what is the year of manufacture?

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Gosh! With that sound - if I were you, I'd keep the car parked till the ASCs opened again & get it checked. Really recommend not driving it at all for now. It most likely is a strut that has totally given up. I have never heard a strut knock that hard! Remote possibility is that it might be loose tie rods. Either way - don't drive the car in this state - front suspension in really poor condition can theoretically also damage the drive train.
Hi Reinhard and otherTBhp'ians: Is this tie rod and front suspension problem a common issue? Any precautions to minimize the probability of it occurring in one's car?
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How many Kms. has the vehicle run and what is the year of manufacture?
The vehicle has done around 9000kms. Very gently used. It is Manufactured in November 2018.

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Have a video of Suspension noise. The actual sound is 50% more than it was captured. Please observe sound at 40secs and at the 1-minute timeline.

That is very loud indeed. Can you make another small clip but this time try and find a patch will a little up and down slopes within a short distance and keep turning the steering from left to right?
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The tie rod needs to be tightened once in 5000 Kms, and Tata motors do a periodic check up. My car will complete 3 years in September, so pretty old. This may not exist in newer models. And no, my car doesn't give out any suspension noise at all
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Took my Nexon after a long time, I think after almost 3 weeks plus. Mine is a Diesel and the car started in first crank no issues at all.
Went for a longish drive as the car has not been running at all since lockdown. First went to bunk to check air and was surprised all tyres lost only 1psi in nearly 2 months, quite impressed.
Really feels so nice to drive after being confined to home.
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Question for those who have the 2020 XM models.
On youtube I have seen videos where accessory shops in Delhi fit a touch screen system and steering mounted controls on the 2020 XM models. Touch screen is not an issue, but fitting an original company sourced steering mounted controls at an accessory shop, question:
1. Will it void warranty? The videos mention that no wire cutting is required.
1. Will it impact airbag operations? Needless to say, theres no way this can be checked and i'll pray no one ever has to get in a scenario that requires it to be tested.
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1. Will it void warranty? The videos mention that no wire cutting is required.
Not really as no wire cuts. Its fully reversible from what I have also seen on YouTube. + Tata never creates any hassle for warranty for such modifications.
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2. Will it impact airbag operations? Needless to say, theres no way this can be checked and i'll pray no one ever has to get in a scenario that requires it to be tested.
Well if the wiring connection is done properly for the airbag module, there won't be any problem at all. But then its not something that we can remotely gauge. Has to be check when the installation is being done. Its just the airbag module connected with a cable coupler to the signal wire coming from the dashboard inside the steering wheel assembly. I suspect it might not even have to be touched as the spoke covers that house the mounted buttons probably sit "around" the airbag and are not connected by any screws etc nearby.

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Has NVH levels/refinement found any improvements in the more powerful BS6 Nexon petrol? I searched in various forums, but no one has commented about any difference in this department.
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Hi,
Below are my observations on BS6 vs BS4 Petrol AMT:
Noise: I found a noteworthy reduction in engine noise when revved hard.

Vibrations: remain more or less the same.

Harshness: Has reduced a bit. At idle, you won't feel it's a 3 pot but when you rev hard, beyond 3000 rpm you do feel a throaty note. Some like it, some don't.

Also, i felt that the low speed jerkiness has reduced significantly. In speeds below 40 i found the BS4 to be extremely, annoyingly jerky. This has improved a LOT in the latest Avatar. Not sure if the power bump has to play a role here, but it was a very evident improvement.
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Noise: I found a noteworthy reduction in engine noise when revved hard.
Noticed padding on top of front wheel arches on BS6 petrol when we opened bonnet to replace horns. Technician mentioned this is to reduce the engine noice intruding into cabin. Not sure this is present in the BS4. Rainhard can confirm as he do lots of DIY works on his Ironhide.

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