The engine oil leak ( cant called a leak but a minute seepage ) which could turned a disaster by the time end of warranty
was solved with new head.
so oil leak / seepage is not found and the car was returned and driving smoothly.
i cleaned the engine bay myself and also pointed out few more oil stains in block side which they said it must have come during fixing and I cleaned it myself.
Good thing was after the escalation noise , my car was parked inside the floor neatly wrapped and covered by plastic sheet fully. I has questioned them about keeping windows open dust collected in one month etc. this was done from 2nd week and for next 2 weeks
Next power steering hose was always wet ! reservoir was overfull from delivery but didnt leak. they suspect the cap and hence cap was replaced from test drive vehicle and kept for observation. Over filled oil was also removed.
again the reservoir was wet and complete set was ordered and when it landed in 3 days i left to TASS and it was change.
Not again -- read further !
On a routine inspection i found rear shock was leaking. It was about 21000kms and again same thing. spares came in 5 days and 6th day It was replaced.
I said if by your policy say to change only one , i'll pay for the other . TASS changed both the rear shocks in FOC . Good gesture by TASS to a humble mad me hahaha.
Leaking stops ! Not again.. Same way near about 27000 kms i found fresh oil stains in rear part of gear box.
Again to TASS
gear box removed and completely cleaned and they said gear box is fine and so it the gear box oil.
It is said to be old engine oil stains and the under body ( engine and GB only) was petrol washed and given and everything was spic and span !
During the routine check(28700kms) again near the same spot of the gear box oil stains were found and taken to TASS and they said they will look on and since the GB oil was not reduced nothing to worry and kept driving as i needed the vehicle. after a week i left to TASS and they decided to change input shaft seal as they suspected it strongly.
After mid of the day they call that shaft seal is OK and it was some packing . they changed that returned the car.
Hope so all the leakage / seepage is stopped at least from now on.
Also i am planning to go for extended warranty for next 2 years
If you read again you will find all these can even by termed minor and comfortable if TASS and TATA ppl though from customer side. why do you investigate on the leaking engine instead of giving me a new engine and take the old engine to your study.! Did i pay for your research work ?
Engine head replacement could have done in a weeks time instead of 6 weeks time if they had though and executed from customer perspective.
other spares i consider it as a delay , though power-steering hose , shocks dont move regularly they must be stocked in the TASS. all these took 3 to 6 days time to arrive .
yesterday cleaned the whole underbody and still the vehicle is in observation mode. LOL . hops so no.
All these things flow away when you are back to driver seat.
Recently colleagues and myself went for a hills drive 900 kms and the spirited driving gave 12kmpl. and every one were first time in a safari. all uniformly accepted the comfort and 2 ppl who regularly travel in innova said its better than innova in comfort. No offence innova owners. our company has 2 innova and still the old innova is good at comfort than the new. also for its durability . it stand as 4lak kms and the power windows work as day 1 and nothing changed in that.
recently did a water wash and UV wax with 3M.
THe job done was so good. They cleaned each and every corner of the vehicle so good. Wheels were sparking. the cost was 1505/- .
Vehicle has some water spots which is visible only if we wipe with damp cloth. need to polish and wax sooner. May be on completing 2 years on November!
speed is masked well in this vehicle. However rear window has wind noise above 90kmph which has increased a bit over the last 10000 kms. Audible feebly only to rear passengers.