Now here is one trouble i faced with my Safari for months. On one hand where my Verna is running trouble this car is giving me headaches. If you can go through my post fully you can see the very reason am against TATA and their A.S.S. And sorry for the lengthy post , the problem i faced is such!!
It all started one day when the check engine lamp started one fine morning when my dad started for his office. After noticing it immediately he asked me to drop it at the workshop to rectify it ASAP
as we were leaving out of station the next week. But there was no noticeable changes in the behaviour of the engine and the car. but still I dropped it at "Pokma" Authorized service station of TATA and after connecting a laptop to ECM they said the fuel injectors needs to be replaced. And they said it would cost around 45k for changing all four of them. They further added that as the car has clocked 90k kms it time we need to change it as it has ran a lot.
I was shocked and called my dad to inform the same. He said to change them as we were planning for a trip the next week. I told the SA to carry out the work but we need the car in 3-4 days back as its urgent. He promised to deliver the car in 3-4 days. I returned back home.
4 days passed and still no call from them. We called up the owner of that workshop as he is our close friend and when we called he said the spares has not yet arrived and he still needs a week's time. We said we need the car urgently. We said them to check for the spares availability with the other dealers present in Chennai. In the noon we got a call that we got the spares from Concorde motors and we deliver the car tomorrow.
As promised they delivered the car the next day but without a proper wash and so oil and grease were present all over the car and also add the dust all over the car. We were disappointed seeing the state of the car. Still my dad refused to complain to TATA motors pitying them.
While taking the car home to our horror the check engine lamp started glowing again! We called them back immediately and they asked to bring the car back. After inspecting the car again he said he forgot to do something and so only the lamp is glowing , i have rectified it and it will not glow now. We took the car for a spin that night within city and the lamp did not glow again.
The next morning , the day before our scheduled trip the lamp started glowing again!! We called the SA and blasted him. And then took it to Concorde motors to check with them. We asked them its urgent as we are going for a trip tomorrow. He said he will give the car back the same evening as it must only be a small problem as there was no change in behaviour of the engine.
That evening we got a call from Concorde motors saying the car is perfect now and we can take for a trip tomorrow. The bill was nil as he said it was only a minor job of erasing some error code in the ECM( i don know what that means). That same evening the check engine lamp started glowing again!! We called back the SA in Concorde motors reporting it and he said that everything is fine with the car sir , no worries. I have checked it completely and your car can go for the trip even with the check engine lamp glowing. He said he will offer us even the 24*7 on road assistance but we already had that service.
So with much confusion and courage we took the car for the trip. No problems encountered in the trip but i felt the engine ran out of breath after 100kmph itself and under sudden and quick acceleration the car refused to respond. So quick overtaking was difficult. But other than this the car was fine. We noticed the engine heating up a little more than normal. When we stopped and checked the coolant , we were shocked to see it having only water!! Then immediately used the 24*7 on road assistance to get new coolant. We got it at the next city from a mechanic waiting for us and he poured it inside.
But still the temperature refused to get to normal. We continued the trip and returned back without any troubles. We noticed when we switch OFF the engine and ON it again the check engine lamp does not glow for sometime. After some 15 minutes it starts glowing again. And so the check engine lamp was glowing for most part of trip.
When we returned back we immediately gave the car back to Concorde the next day itself. Another senior SA took the vehicle and said that Sir fuel injectors need not be replaced within such short span of time. We have not replaced one till now in any Dicor engined Safari. I was like nuts and very furious. We have spent 45k on that and the problem has not yet been solved and now they say the 45k which i spent is waste. I cant shout at Concorde motors and so i dropped the vehicle there again and returned.
After 2 days i got a call back from Concorde saying that the problem was only with the faulty sensors and the bill was Rs.385! I was like
what must have been finished at Rs. 385 , we have wasted Rs.45k! 45k is mo small amount to leave it just like that , so i tried contacting TATA motors but no reply till now. I still have those old fuel injectors with me , and i will be glad to send it to them even for testing it.
Wait guys the problem is still not yet over. While taking the car home , the Check engine lamp glowed again!!!
I took the car back to them. They then checked it again and did few things in laptop and took it out for a roadtest. They said the car is perfect now. I took the car and went home and the check engine lamp did not glow again! Here ends my Check engine problem after so much trouble.
Guys again sorry for the lengthy post , i wanted to share my troubles with all the members i faced with TATA motors. And also i want to add a proof to support my statement against TATA motors and their reliability.