Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th July 2019, 16:07   #9361
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chennai/ Trichy
Posts: 399
Thanked: 217 Times
Default

Dear All,
I have a 2013 Vento highline diesel and have thoroughly enjoyed the 110 K km it has run so far.
The car has a peculiar problem since 2 days. When I try to start the car, ignition doesn't switch on! This happens about 3 to 5 times after which it switches on and I go about my commute.
This afternoon it took a total of 20 tries for it to start and I have promptly turned up at the VW service centre.

The moment I described the complaint, the service advisor said this would be a failure of the ignition switch and would cost about 5600 Rs to replace.
He also mentioned that this is a common problem.

Has anyone else had this problem so far?
sunsetorange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th July 2019, 16:01   #9362
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Chennai
Posts: 375
Thanked: 547 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunsetorange View Post
Dear All,
I have a 2013 Vento highline diesel and have thoroughly enjoyed the 110 K km it has run so far.
The car has a peculiar problem since 2 days. When I try to start the car, ignition doesn't switch on! This happens about 3 to 5 times after which it switches on and I go about my commute.
This afternoon it took a total of 20 tries for it to start and I have promptly turned up at the VW service centre.
Hey sunsetorange? Any updates on this? By any chance did you check it with any FNG?
Turbohead is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2019, 05:33   #9363
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chennai/ Trichy
Posts: 399
Thanked: 217 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbohead View Post
Hey sunsetorange? Any updates on this? By any chance did you check it with any FNG?
I got the ignition switch changed as I waited. It took about an hour and a half as the steering wheel and airbag had to be removed to access the switch.

Total bill was about 5800/- including labour and GST. Good as new now.
sunsetorange is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2019, 11:29   #9364
BHPian
 
Blackbolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 36
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

Hi All,

My 2012 Vento TDI is beginning to show its age. It's done 55k so far and after a particular incident has been showing some issues.

Thanks to the rain gods, 2-3 weeks ago the car was submerged in water till the silencer. I saw the situation at 5.30 am and quickly moved the car in the building and parked it on the stilt parking up slot.

Incident 1:
Car was on stilt parking for 3 days. I crank up the engine all fine but the car just wouldn't engage in any gear. Switch off the engine, check engaging gears, it works fine. No option ; got it towed to my friends garage. The fly wheel got stuck to plate; clutch plate and cylinder had to be changed.

Incident 2:
Driving the car around suddenly I heard a beep and the dreaded yellow light pops up. ABS it says. Send the car again. Scan says "Right Rear wheel speed sensor - Faulty Signal - Intermittent ". Change the ABS sensor.

Incident 3:
All good for couple of days, again the ABS light is back on. Send the car in garage again today. Now the Scan shows "Front Left wheel speed sensor" Now changing the left ABS sensor.

Has anyone else come across these issues ?

Off topic : For some weird reasons I'm not able to upload snaps from my phone says user doesn't have the rights. ( wanted to share the clutch assembly snap along with the scan screen shots)
Blackbolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2019, 17:09   #9365
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Thane
Posts: 10
Thanked: 9 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackbolt View Post
Hi All,

My 2012 Vento TDI is beginning to show its age. It's done 55k so far and after a particular incident has been showing some issues.

Thanks to the rain gods, 2-3 weeks ago the car was submerged in water till the silencer. I saw the situation at 5.30 am and quickly moved the car in the building and parked it on the stilt parking up slot.

Incident 1:
Car was on stilt parking for 3 days. I crank up the engine all fine but the car just wouldn't engage in any gear. Switch off the engine, check engaging gears, it works fine. No option ; got it towed to my friends garage. The fly wheel got stuck to plate; clutch plate and cylinder had to be changed.

Incident 2:
Driving the car around suddenly I heard a beep and the dreaded yellow light pops up. ABS it says. Send the car again. Scan says "Right Rear wheel speed sensor - Faulty Signal - Intermittent ". Change the ABS sensor.

Incident 3:
All good for couple of days, again the ABS light is back on. Send the car in garage again today. Now the Scan shows "Front Left wheel speed sensor" Now changing the left ABS sensor.

Has anyone else come across these issues ?

Off topic : For some weird reasons I'm not able to upload snaps from my phone says user doesn't have the rights. ( wanted to share the clutch assembly snap along with the scan screen shots)
I own a 2011 1.6 TDi, and have faced similar issues as you have mentioned.

Though, my gear selector used to get stuck while being submerged in water. Funnily, I used to just use the magic of inertia - get the car to speed and slam the breaks, I could hear some fluid getting off the car, and my gearstick used to be function fine. I might have been wrong in doing so, since it never occurred that it could be a faulty clutch assembly.

I have also had two of my ABS wheel sensors replaced till date.
sourishganguly is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2019, 17:44   #9366
BHPian
 
lionell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Jodhpur / Goa
Posts: 235
Thanked: 128 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shivaji View Post
Dear All,

I am returning to India in September after spending 29 years overseas, mainly in Singapore and Australia. I need to buy a car. It will have to be a petrol automatic. I've been checking out the various options on the Internet. I had a look at the SUVs but wasn't impressed by whats on offer. Among the hatchbacks the one that I liked was the Jazz. Among the sedans I liked the Verna, City and Vento 1.2 TSI. I am tending to zero in on the Vento.

Chennai is my hometown. Being an ex air force officer I plan to buy the car through the CSD. Which dealer in Chennai would you recommend? What additional points do I need to look out for?

Very much appreciate tips and guidance from BHPians.

I look forward to your response.

Thanks in advance. Best regards,
If you like the Vento, go for it. Apart from the space constraints there is nothing against the Vento with that fantastic TSI engine/gearbox, build and handling. Yes you won't get the fancy DRLs or projector headlamps but other more useful features work out to be more effective than showy stuff.

As for buying from CSD, there are new rules in place now. Here's an article that explains the new buying process.
lionell is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2019, 18:00   #9367
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Sydney
Posts: 11
Thanked: 91 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by lionell View Post
If you like the Vento, go for it. Apart from the space constraints there is nothing against the Vento with that fantastic TSI engine/gearbox, build and handling. Yes you won't get the fancy DRLs or projector headlamps but other more useful features work out to be more effective than showy stuff.

As for buying from CSD, there are new rules in place now. Here's an article that explains the new buying process.
Thank you, Lionell, for your advice. Vento will surely be one of my considered options.

Thanks also for the link to the new rules on buying through the CSD.

Warm regards,

Vidyadhar
Shivaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th August 2019, 20:43   #9368
Newbie
 
driveup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 19
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by lionell View Post
If you like the Vento, go for it. Apart from the space constraints there is nothing against the Vento with that fantastic TSI engine/gearbox, build and handling. Yes you won't get the fancy DRLs or projector headlamps but other more useful features work out to be more effective than showy stuff.

As for buying from CSD, there are new rules in place now. Here's an article that explains the new buying process.
Vento Highline plus has LED DRL and auto adjust LED headlight (twin barrel)
driveup is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2019, 02:58   #9369
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Sydney
Posts: 11
Thanked: 91 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by driveup View Post
Vento Highline plus has LED DRL and auto adjust LED headlight (twin barrel)
I was originally planning my return to India in Sep 2019. Now due to some extraneous reasons it is postponed to March 2020.

The whole car scene in India changes next year with the introduction of BS6 compliancy requirements. The 1.2 TSI Vento was one of the cars in my consideration list. This car will no longer be there. There is talk of a new Vento being introduced with a 1.0 L turbocharged engine.

Not only the Vento, all other cars that I was thinking of checking out: the Verna, City and Creata will be different. To add to the confusion, several more brands/models are also being introduced. Seltos, Venue, Glanza and a host of others.

I plan to review the whole situation by Feb/Mar 2020 before zeroing in on a particular car.
Shivaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2019, 19:43   #9370
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 53
Thanked: 14 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Hi,

Last week I have given my vehicle (2012 1.6 D 75K ODO) for glow plug and check engine lights glowing on the instrument console. Got an update that the fuel rail which supplies fuel to the injectors needs replacement. Can anyone please suggest me good FNG in Hyderabad where I can get this verified and then decide on the fix.
sree5999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2019, 07:44   #9371
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Sydney
Posts: 11
Thanked: 91 Times
Default Re: Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review

Vento Facelift was launched on 4th Sep with the same BS4 engine.

Vento petrol automatic is still on my list and I plan to buy in March 2020. From 1st April 2020 only BS6 cars can be sold. The 1.0L BS6 engine is still under trial stage and is likely to come into the market in 2021. That's what I am given to understand.

My question is this: what engine will be offered from 1st April 2020? Anyone knows?
Shivaji 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
Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review GTO Official New Car Reviews 4078 16th August 2019 07:23
Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 Litre Petrol (Trendline) Test Drive, Review & Photos Karizma Fan Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 40 18th February 2010 20:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:27.

Copyright 2000 - 2019, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks