Maruti Suzuki Baleno Hatchback: Technical Issues & Solutions


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Well, I am going to approach the Nexa first and ask them of what use that camera is.

The question is, is the gridline part of the camera or display. If its part of the display, I would as well replace the display only. Guess this is also part of the teething process Just like the IRVM was

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Well, I am going to approach the Nexa first and ask them of what use that camera is.

The question is, is the gridline part of the camera or display. If its part of the display, I would as well replace the display only. Guess this is also part of the teething process Just like the IRVM was

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I guess the guidelines would be a part of display only. Better to confirm from the dealer.
 
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Had a nice long drive. There is some intermittent notchiness in the gears. I adjusted my seating & it was gone for the most part but there once in a while. Plus if i relax the clutch pressure even just a bit at full depressed position even inadvertently , the car mover forward. I think my clutch needs a little setting adjustment to make it a bit more forgiving. However it drives nicely otherwise & i found using the mirrors is getting more easier as i drive

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Had a nice long drive. There is some intermittent notchiness in the gears. I adjusted my seating & it was gone for the most part but there once in a while. Plus if i relax the clutch pressure even just a bit at full depressed position even inadvertently , the car mover forward. I think my clutch needs a little setting adjustment to make it a bit more forgiving. However it drives nicely otherwise & i found using the mirrors is getting more easier as i drive

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This should not be the case right? In my Swift, when I leave the clutch, the RPM tends to drop slightly and to prevent the car from stalling, the ECM raises the revs and the car moved forward. In our diesel Dzire, the moment you release the clutch (in a controlled way), the car moves forward without any RPM drama.
 
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Well, on bith the Swift & dzire, flooring the clutch completely is not necessary to change gears. And if you have depressed the clutch, while looking for traffic, releasing just a little doesnt make the car move. On the Baleno, letting go just a bit, as we sometimes inadvertently do while looking out in a jam, causes the car to move. Had seen this in the TD car also, but that car had been misusedca lot. I think its a clutch setting. The clutch is engaging very low in the pedal travel which some like & i dont. Will be going to the ASC to adjust it today

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Well, on bith the Swift & dzire, flooring the clutch completely is not necessary to change gears. And if you have depressed the clutch, while looking for traffic, releasing just a little doesnt make the car move. On the Baleno, letting go just a bit, as we sometimes inadvertently do while looking out in a jam, causes the car to move. Had seen this in the TD car also, but that car had been misusedca lot. I think its a clutch setting. The clutch is engaging very low in the pedal travel which some like & i dont. Will be going to the ASC to adjust it today

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No. In Swift and Dzire Diesel, the behaviour is the same as you mentioned (for your Baleno). They start moving because of more torque at low RPM range. But this should not be the case with petrol. Is your idle RPM normal?

Where are the pics? [:)]
 
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Baleno owners try this. With some space in front, put car in first and reduce pressure on the clutch pedal. Dont release too much, just a little. If the car moves forward, get the clutch setting done. My car had this issue where while sitting in gear, clutch must be fully depressed to prevent car from moving. Even a little lack of attention and the car was moving forward. Therefore also, the car resisting going into gear and even starting sometimes unless the pedal was fully & totally depressed. Had seen this problem in the TD car also.
On pointing this out to the ASC, they did some setting. Subsequently drives like a dream & goesnt stick in any gear

Beware when giving to the ASC for ORVMS. The guys who move the car around there dont necessarily know that the ovrms are motorised. Likely they tried to close manually coz my mirrors are chattering just a bit

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when distance to empty goes below 200 km, it starts declining very quickly, I mean then when you dirve car for 5 km, it suddenyly shows distance to empty below 150km (it should show 195 or atleast 190km) is it a bug in system? anyone facing same issue or its just my car
 
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when distance to empty goes below 200 km, it starts declining very quickly, I mean then when you dirve car for 5 km, it suddenyly shows distance to empty below 150km (it should show 195 or atleast 190km) is it a bug in system? anyone facing same issue or its just my car
Distance to empty is based on your driving style at that moment and fuel consuming pattern for that point of time will calculate the Distance to Empty.
 
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But the thing is till 200 km remaining it works fine as per design, but when it goes below 200 it suddenly start declining quickly
 
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There is a bug in the Swift's system as well. It shows good amount of fuel left, then suddenly the low fuel warning comes on. The same system is in the Baleno. I had my car giving a low fuel warning when I still had one segment on the fuel gauge left. On the Swift I could have driven the whole week in that amount.
I think the quantity sensor is most accurate in the middle of its range. Once the fuel gets lower, its not as accurate and sounds off a low fuel warning to be on the safer side


Couple of queries
Do you feel the acceleration on the Baleno is not as good as the Swift. I mean, I was driving home from work yesterday in good amount of traffic that was moving but everytime I had a gap open up in front, I couldnt accelerate in time and someone else would dive in. Being a new car that I am not used to, I am being gentle with the pedal, so I am giving up gaps to other idiots on the road.

Also, I noticed, pedestrians and bikers weren't even moving or looking back when I came up to them and honked. I haven't had someone honk while standing outside the Baleno but my neighbour was saying it sounds like a bike. Is the horn too quiet for city use?


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Driving in the traffic this evening, I realised that the engine is getting free-er with driving. Its no swift but taking that into account, its not too bad either. May be Maruti will fix this with an ECU update later.

I am going to actually tell the ASC to put in the Swift's horn

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But the thing is till 200 km remaining it works fine as per design, but when it goes below 200 it suddenly start declining quickly
It is normal. Try being a bit hard on the A Pedal when the DTE shows 250 km, in no time it will drop to 200 km or so. It depends on your driving style and is as variable as instant FE counter. Next time when you are at 200 km (remaining), drive with least accelerator input and after 10 kms, it will rise to probably 210 km. [lol]

And ameyam, during my test drive, I felt the Baleno to be marginally slower till 1.5-1.6k rpm (Swift 1.2 felt more eager to take off) and was quicker (and revved faster) till 4k mark, after which Swift felt quicker and more peppier. So I think what you felt in that traffic gap was normal, as you would have been low on revs.
 
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Its got a flat torque i am told. Its nice & smooth & accelerates well. But the takeoff is sluggish. May be there is a "sports mode" somewhere in the myriad of options[;)]

I am still yet to read the manual at all. Though it got delivered on Saturday, most of sunday got used up in the interiors & Monday in getting upset over the aircon. On top, the did not give me a full feature demo at delivery. Will read & understand the features on Saturday

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