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Old 30th January 2018, 19:59   #46
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3rd free service
Mileage - 21800 kms
Service centre - Rudra Motors


- I asked them to check suspension mounts as there was a clunking sound coming on bad roads. It turned out that the strut mount pads are in bad condition. Unfortunately, the parts weren’t in stock and will be replaced soon under warranty. Is it normal for mount rubber to wear at just 22k?
Firstly congrats on this brilliant review & on completing 22k km with this wonderful machine. I don't think it is normal for the strut mount pad to wear out in 22k km, the only suspension part we replaced in our erstwhile Punto (run 103k km) was the Lower arm on the right side. The Punto's suspension components are generally long lasting, anyways you are getting them replaced under warranty.
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- All the oils and filters were changed.
Total bill came to 10k, which includes 800 for wiper blade and 1k for cleaning and polishing.
I guess you changed engine oil, brake oil, power steering oil, transmission oil in this service. That is why the bill is around 10k, otherwise the bill would have been around 5k with only engine oil & filters being changed. I guess you are still on the 1st set of brake pads, Punto's brake pads tend to wear out within 30k kilometers. I believe that when your Punto goes for the next service, the odometer reading would be well past the 30k km mark. So, I would advice you to keep a close look at the brake pad wear after you go past the 25k km mark.

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I guess you changed engine oil, brake oil, power steering oil, transmission oil in this service. That is why the bill is around 10k, otherwise the bill would have been around 5k with only engine oil & filters being changed.

Yes, this being 24 months service, all the oils and filters were changed. And without wiper blade and polishing, the cost would have been 8k, which is completely acceptable.


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I guess you are still on the 1st set of brake pads, Punto's brake pads tend to wear out within 30k kilometers.
Yes, it's still on first set of brake pads. My driving style is such that I use minimum brakes, rely on throttle control and engine braking. The bite is still good but still I get them checked regularly.
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Fuel economy update post 3rd service

Punto had given max FE of 19 km/l before last service. That too was during long highway trip of pune-delhi. The odo was around 8k km then. With the mix run of city (20%) and highway (80%) average FE hovered around 16~17 km/l with AC always on. Tank full method and MID figures both came out with almost same figures.

Post service I am getting impressive figure of 20 km/l with 30:70 city-highway drive ratio. Needless to say with AC always on. Have driven around 125 km after resetting the trip post service. Will update the figures by tank full method later.


I always fill diesel from same Essar fuel station. Have tried recently opened Shell on nagar highway once, but I feel Essar fuel suits punto more.

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I asked them to check suspension mounts as there was a clunking sound coming on bad roads. It turned out that the strut mount pads are in bad condition. Unfortunately, the parts weren’t in stock and will be replaced soon under warranty.
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I have also asked the SA to raise a warranty claim for left rear slowed down power window
Got both issues addressed last week. Strut mounts and window regulator were changed under warranty. I must add new strut mounts have made a noticeable difference. The clunking sound is gone. The wheel alignment on chargeable basis was done post mounts replacement. My Pearl White Fiat Punto Evo 90 HP - An honest report-54b30a5bbfc448bc8960a5f12d7d7ec5.jpeg

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Quick help needed from fellow Punto owners.

How much did your remote key battery last ? My remote key is not working since today morning and I am assuming that the battery is dead, in almost two years. As per my knowledge, battery should have lasted for at least four years.

I have taken the battery out and sent somebody to get a new one. Is it normal or should I get the key checked at FASS?
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Quick help needed from fellow Punto owners.

How much did your remote key battery last ? My remote key is not working since today morning and I am assuming that the battery is dead, in almost two years. As per my knowledge, battery should have lasted for at least four years.

I have taken the battery out and sent somebody to get a new one. Is it normal or should I get the key checked at FASS?
The OEM battery lasted roughly 4 years in our Linea which has the same key. The replacement lasted less than 2 years. Sometimes the battery stops working if the key is dropped and the holder moves out of place. Removing the battery and putting it back made it start working again in my case.

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Quick help needed from fellow Punto owners.

How much did your remote key battery last ? My remote key is not working since today morning and I am assuming that the battery is dead, in almost two years. As per my knowledge, battery should have lasted for at least four years.

I have taken the battery out and sent somebody to get a new one. Is it normal or should I get the key checked at FASS?
My Punto remote key battery was going strong even in its 7th year of ownership.
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I have taken the battery out and sent somebody to get a new one. Is it normal or should I get the key checked at FASS?
Even in our case the remote key battery was replaced at around the 2-2.5 year mark, the car had done around 50k km by that time. The replacement battery was still going strong till we sold the car after 4.5 years. I did get the battery replaced at an Accessories store, the worker there kind of scratched the remote while opening it . So, if you or your accessories guy isn't sure as to how to open the key, you might want to get the remote key battery replaced at FASS.
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So I guess the battery life ranges from 2 to 7 years depending on frequency of usage, brand, how old was it when you got it etc.

I have replaced the OEM (Panasonic) battery with the Hitachi Maxell CR2032 3V.

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I did get the battery replaced at an Accessories store, the worker there kind of scratched the remote while opening it
Wondering how he managed to scratch it. It is a pretty simple set up. I used a credit card to replace the battery.
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