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Old 19th November 2018, 12:33   #1621
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The service (yellow) indication in my Ritz VDI ABS started flashing intermittently over the last few weeks. So, took the car to MSM yesterday and got the vehicle diagnosed.

It looks like 2 heater plugs have gone kaput and I've been asked to get them replaced during the next wash visit. Cost per plug - Rs 600/-
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Old 19th November 2018, 14:15   #1622
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Off late I am seeing a lot of action on my speedometer. I have changed the battery recently thinking of resolving the issue but to no avail.The auto-electrician told me to that he needs some more time to diagnose this speedometer. This happens during the first start in the morning. More so now it has started acting even after a 100kms run as well.I dread if any replacements is on the cards

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I have a 2012 Maruti Ritz VDI ABS, the handbrake light is continuously on in the instrument cluster since the last 3 weeks.

I had taken the car to a nearby FNG, who had cleaned the brake pads and filled brake fluid, the light disappeared following this. 3 days later, the light appeared again, the FNG diagnosed the problem to the ABS unit.

Today, I took the car to Popular Motors, Muvattupuzha, and they diagnosed it as a leak in the ABS unit and has adviced replacement of the same unit. The SA has said the unit is not in stock and they will have to order the same, and the he did not tell me the price of the ABS unit

Any inputs regarding the problem and the solution from fellow BHPians?
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I have a 2012 Maruti Ritz VDI ABS, the handbrake light is continuously on in the instrument cluster since the last 3 weeks.

I had taken the car to a nearby FNG, who had cleaned the brake pads and filled brake fluid, the light disappeared following this. 3 days later, the light appeared again, the FNG diagnosed the problem to the ABS unit.

Today, I took the car to Popular Motors, Muvattupuzha, and they diagnosed it as a leak in the ABS unit and has adviced replacement of the same unit. The SA has said the unit is not in stock and they will have to order the same, and the he did not tell me the price of the ABS unit

Any inputs regarding the problem and the solution from fellow BHPians?
I will recommend you show this car to any competent FNG in Muvattupuzha or Kochi. In my case, Popular Muvattupuzha quoted a large sum for turbo replacement and it turns out much much lower with the other garage.
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Old 22nd November 2018, 15:56   #1625
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I will recommend you show this car to any competent FNG in Muvattupuzha or Kochi. In my case, Popular Muvattupuzha quoted a large sum for turbo replacement and it turns out much much lower with the other garage.
The SA at Popular later said it was a leak in the rear brake cylinder, which was accordingly replaced.
The total cost for the repair of brakes and an AC repair is estimated to be around Rs.5000.

I have attached a picture showing the replacements done. Final bill is not ready.
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I will recommend you show this car to any competent FNG in Muvattupuzha or Kochi.
The brake light has again turned on in the instrument cluster and most probably the car is leaking brake fluid. This is after spending nearly 4.5k at Popular Service Center. They were not able to repair the issue. I have also given a complaint against the service center on Maruti Website.
Also, they were more interested in repairing the AC than the brakes.
Hence, I am looking for an alternate place to fix the issue. Do you know any reliable FNG in and around Muvattupuzha?
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The brake light has again turned on in the instrument cluster and most probably the car is leaking brake fluid. This is after spending nearly 4.5k at Popular Service Center. They were not able to repair the issue. I have also given a complaint against the service center on Maruti Website.
Also, they were more interested in repairing the AC than the brakes.
Hence, I am looking for an alternate place to fix the issue. Do you know any reliable FNG in and around Muvattupuzha?
I have sent an email about the FNG garage. You can check with your contacts for better Maruti workshops who are specialized in these problems. I will also recommend you show the car to JAWAN Automobiles, which is a Maruti Authorized Service Centre, before moving with the other garage.
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Old 5th December 2018, 10:13   #1628
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Wanted to share with fellow BHP'ians my joy of reaching the below milestone in my 6 Yrs. of Ritz Ownership. My Ritzy has been mostly reliable and fuss-free. Just some niggling issues cropping up recently in Front and Rear suspensions causing some rumbling on Speed Breakers and rough roads. Treated my Ritzy with Wash n Wax Treatment at Aquatint on reaching this special milestone. Will be looking for a replacement to my Ritz sometime in 2nd half of 2019. Lets see if i touch the 1L Kms mark by then. Here are few snaps of my Ritzy post Wash n Wax.

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I'm planning to install Bosch Symphony or Roots Windtone in my Ritz ZDi.

1. Does Ritz needs a relay? (a mechanic told me Ritz is having horn relay)

2. Is there space in the engine bay to secure these two horns?

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So, the ODO in my 6.5 years old Ritz VDi ABS stands at 60K.

These are the issues in the vehicle.

a) Too much smoke at stand-still. The smell is intolerable when dad enters (or) exits the porch.
b) The entire cabin shakes when driven over potholes (or) uneven surfaces. The ride is literally bone jarring. The tyres Continental MC5 195/60 R15 are an year old and the tyre pressure that I maintain is 30psi.

Can experts please provide your valuable suggestions on how to get the above issues rectified?
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So, the ODO in my 6.5 years old Ritz VDi ABS stands at 60K.

These are the issues in the vehicle.

a) Too much smoke at stand-still. The smell is intolerable when dad enters (or) exits the porch.
b) The entire cabin shakes when driven over potholes (or) uneven surfaces. The ride is literally bone jarring. The tyres Continental MC5 195/60 R15 are an year old and the tyre pressure that I maintain is 30psi.

Can experts please provide your valuable suggestions on how to get the above issues rectified?
1. Get a PUC check done from a reliable outlet. If it fails, got to MASS


2. Check the suspension
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Old 12th April 2019, 14:59   #1632
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I have a 2012 65000km run Ritz Diesel. Its due for the yearly service. But the car has run only 2000kms last year and will be running the same this year too.

I had replaced the ABS unit after it started leaking brake fluid, and the entire brake systems were checked and cleaned, 2 months back. The AC was also serviced then.

Will only engine oil change be enough? There are no issues with the car. I plan to use 15W40 mineral oil. Is there anything else I need to look into? Do I need to look into things like EGR cleaning, gear oil, fuel filter, considering the low running of the car?
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