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Old 22nd April 2016, 14:52   #1
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Default Maruti using weak engine mounts?

My 2014 Swift Vxi lost its engine mount and the connection bolt while travelling on a rough road at 15 Kmph. The engine mounting threads were ripped off from the body.The service centre guys welded and drilled something on the body to hold the engine. This shows the weak structure of the car? Is it safe to drive this vehicle now?

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My 2014 Swift Vxi lost its engine mount and the connection bolt while travelling on a rough road at 15 Kmph. The engine mounting threads where ripped of from the body.


What on earth is that? Can you post pictures if you have of how the threads were damaged? And what was the repair method? I guess they would have cut and rewelded the entire apron.

I guess if there is more info and pictures, this should warrant a new thread. Something new at least to me.
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What on earth is that? Can you post pictures if you have of how the threads were damaged? And what was the repair method? I guess they would have cut and rewelded the entire apron.

I guess if there is more info and pictures, this should warrant a new thread. Something new at least to me.
Something similar was reported recently when a Ciaz lost its engine mounts. Also recently my SA said that they are seeing an increase in cars with failed mounts.

I guess its a supplier related QC issue and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. May be a recall should fix this.

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Quoting an owner from Facebook-

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The engine mount broken and stranded here about 160 km from guwahati. I just finished my car repairing yesterday and broke down today. There was like a slope and rise suddenly...and I couldn't see it. The car flew up hitting bump and land by its nose.
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Taking few points into consideration from the photos and the owners quotes. It is quite obvious that the car was decently paced and the blow to the front end of the car must have been too severe after the apparent jump. So failure of the mounts and any other part is quite understandable in this case. Theres no point in blaming MSIL or the service centre in this case.
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