While we were exploring our workshop data, we came across another very popular Maruti Suzuki car which was troubling its owners in some or the other way. Today, we will take you through the most common Ertiga problems. These problems have been reported by the owners themselves but we can’t say that each and every Ertiga owner has encountered this problem. This one is strictly according to what we have experienced repairing Ertiga for over 4 years now. If you haven’t encountered any of the below-mentioned problems, this article might be the wake-up call for you to get it checked!
The DDiS 200 Diesel Noise
The Fiat-sourced DDiS that you would find on Maruti Ertiga was a really good engine but the engine noise troubled many owners. In the present day too, when we get a Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in our workshop, multiple users complain about the high level of noises coming from the diesel engine which makes their driving experience somewhat troublesome. Therefore, this is the first one of the common Ertiga problems.
Engine Oil Leakage
Another one among common Ertiga problems that have been reported by the users is the leaking engine oil. This is mostly due to the low-quality products used during the manufacturing process. The rubber seals often fail in the Ertiga due to the high operating temperature or maybe the pressure that the engine oil has to undergo. We suggest you get your engine’s seals checked every time you take your beloved car for service!
Sudden Power Loss
Another common problem that Maruti Suzuki Ertiga owners have reported is a sudden power loss that the owners face at high speeds. Many owners have told us that the engine suddenly loses power once they try to hit high speeds. They have to downshift in order to regain the momentum. This issue has been reported by many petrol as well as diesel Ertiga owners and therefore, this problem is also here on our list of common Ertiga problems.
Braking Issues (Drums)
While most Ertiga owners say that they feel a lag in braking and experience a higher stopping distance than other cars, we have ourselves fixed a massive amount of Ertiga drum brakes. This is also one of the most common Ertiga issues. We guess the drums ain’t rolling quite well for Ertiga owners!
Another one among common Ertiga problems that have been reported by many owners is the shifting issue. We have come across many such Ertiga where owners face issues in gear shifting especially while shifting from 1st to 2nd. Also, engaging the reverse gear is quite challenging at times when the gear simply fails to engage in the first attempt! This is a quite common issue in MS cars and Ertiga being the MPV of the same family encounters the issue as well.
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Misplaced Clutch Pedal
Most of the Ertiga owners have complained about the clutch pedal going bad after a certain number of kilometres. Talking about the issue in detail, the clutch pedal refuses to retain its normal position and hangs down below from where it is meant to be. This, in turn, leads to faster wear and tear of the clutch plate and assembly. So if you are an Ertiga owner and have started feeling that the clutch is not coming back to its normal position, you should get it checked it ASAP.
Door hinges Squeaking
While we were reporting common problems faced by Swift owners, many readers told us that they have been facing this problem in the Ertiga too. We don’t know what’s wrong with Maruti Suzuki’s door hinges but the squeaking noise from the doors is also one of the most common Ertiga problems that not only owners and users but readers have also reported to GoMechanic!
The engine under the hood of this MPV might be one of the most fuel-efficient engines in the Indian market but owners have reported that they have experienced a rattling noise as they continue to use the engine for higher kilometre readings. Putting it in simple words, the diesel engine is already noisy and the petrol engine has also made the owners experience rattling sounds which are definitely not a good thing coming from such a successful automaker.
Power Window Lag
Not only Ertiga, but almost every Maruti Suzuki car encounters this problem with age. I myself am a WagonR owner and face the same issue where the passenger side power window simply denies to roll up! Swift, Dzire and Ertiga owners have also faced the same problem many times. We don’t know why Maruti Suzuki is not working on this one after being reported so many times.
3rd Row Space Issues
Although the new Ertiga has got an improved cabin space, the people who own the older gen Ertiga have complained about the third row being too uncomfortable for an adult to fit-in! Although Ertiga is commonly seen as a cab, people who get to sit in the last row usually complain about comfort. Above is the latest-gen Ertiga which has got an improved space in the third row and now the users are relatively more satisfied!
Negligible Boot Space (When the 3rd row is up)
Well, its an MPV so its meant to carry more than 5 people. But compromising the boot space to integrate the 3rd row isn’t a fair deal! Maruti Suzuki simply ignored the boot space that an Ertiga owner would be left with if he plans to go on a family vacation. If the 3rd row is occupied by the passengers, you are left with a boot space which is even lesser than a hatch! This is one of the most common problems encountered by Ertiga owners who have a big family and expect Ertiga to be a real MPV because it really is!
These were the most common Ertiga problems that have been reported by the owners, drivers and passengers who have experienced the older generation versions of the Ertiga. Share this article with all the Ertiga owners and ask if they have encountered any of the above-mentioned problems!