SUV Forced One- Pathetic Vehicle

By for Force One 2013-07-20 09:52:38.0
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Pros : Only Size

Cons : Everything, poor parts, bad service, high maintenance, constant problem

Exterior Exterior is decent looking and that?s a personal choice. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Only good part is space as it beats everything else here, but rest all is extremely poor and disappointing including various parts, finish, nut bolts everything. Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Total disappointment, average fuel economy of around 10-11kmpl. Gear box is a disaster. Ride Quality & Handling Car is normally stable on road but at high speed at above 100-110 kmph it makes sounds and rattles like it'll blow apart, very noisy, shaky, makes squeaking noise from almost everywhere, very high vibrations, tiring.Final Words I have driven this vehicle for almost 33000 kms now in approx. 17 months. It?s nothing more than a science project by some engg students, that?s the best I can say. It has constant problems and I have spent more than 30 days at various intervals getting it repaired for 100 diff problems. Fuel tank is faulty and gives incorrect reading, console displaying various readings are mostly incorrect, and gear is horrible. Had worst experience in Ladakh where it won start in the morning at sub zero temperature and then I was told that it has no cold start kit (how stupid). Even in North temperature of around 1-3 degrees it takes it at least 20 kms of ride before engine starts rattling bad vibrating like crazy. All parts be it engine fans, AC, handles, locks, nut bolts, hinges, vipers, seats are v v v poor and have been changed or repaired. It actually sounds and behaves like a truck / bus with similar kind of sound, vibrations, gear and ride quality. I am surprised how could Govt. allow this vehicle on road as in my opinion it?s not safe and is dangerous due to various in built flaws. Even the dealers are sick and tired of the product and cannot do anything except for keep repairing it again and again. Coolant leakage is frequent. In less than 6 months the vehicle had started squeaking and making strange noises. Worst thing is that its resale after one year is not even 50% of the price paid to buy. Totally available and better go for Tata Safari or anything similar. This is the most poorly build vehicle in its category. Areas of improvement If you try to improve it you'll end up building a new car all together.

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  • Mohommad Adil Saqlain |24 Jul,2013 10:23:11 PM


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  • Hemant Gupta |26 Jul,2013 08:38:25 AM

    my force1 coming back home after spending full 3 day in workshop taking it to total 48 days in workshop in the last 18 mnths. This time it had gone for some interesting new and old problems..... 1. Hand brakes giving problem (20th time) 2. Water leakage inside the cabin from ac below gloves compartment (new problem) 3. Water supply pipe to windshield vipers broken (second time) 4. All seats ratteling and making noise (continuos, comes back after 7 days of repair) 5. Coolant leakeage (I think 30 times) It too these guys 3 days to repair it all......and I am sure it'll be back to them in 30 to 45 days and these guys wiill tell me that since they wanted to be sure that problems are not repeated they took time to check it completely like 20 last times......God I can almost lip sync these jokers now

    Ramchandra |31 Jul,2013 07:18:17 PM

    Hi all... I am planning to get new force after reading the user revivew i am very much afraid in placing the order.I just dont want to fall in the well which i seen in need your kind advice on the same like to purchase or not..your suggestions will be most respected....Hoping for users reply....advance thanks guys...... Ram..please leave me a mail if u can

    Hemant Gupta |01 Aug,2013 09:22:19 AM

    I am glad that you are reviewing your decision. I had one of the worst experience of ownership of this vehicle and I know at least 20 more people who are suffering in and around my city itself. The worst part is that the company does not take any responsibility except for saying please bring the vehicle to the workshop and we will repair it. If I post all the letters sent to the force motors you'll be shocked to see their attitude and level of poor performance of car. The first serious problem occured within 24 hours of buying the vehicle and till date it has not gone away completely. I visit work shop almost every month and normal repair it self takes 3 days. There is hardly any major part of the vehicle which has not be repaired / replaced. It is a bad bad bad vehicle. I would say that buy a car where at least management listens and doesnt ask its junior level employees to respond. I earlied had owned Tatat Safari, Xylo, Innova, Scorpio, Ford Fusion, Martuti 800, Alto and Beat and trust me none of the car even M-800 showed these many unresolvable issues. Suspension is extremely bad, fuel economy is pathetic (meters show wrong numbers), entire vehicle rattles like a bus or truck, head lights are of poor quality, coolant leaks and entire tank gets empty in 30 to 45 days.......My email id is Mail me or call me any time. But my very personal suggestion stay away from this vehicle like plague. I met a few guys in in one of the F1 dealership yesteday and they said that new vehicle is just like the old one its just that by dropping the prices they want to sell some vehicle which is not selling otherwise. But my point a bad vehicle is bad at 12 lacs and remains equalllly bad even if you pay 8-9 lasc........every single penny that we spend is percious to us. I am trying to sell this vehicle for the last one year but noone is willing to offer more than 5-6 I am stuck up. You should not.

    Ayan |23 Aug,2013 08:56:51 AM

    Hi Hemant, I too have a ForceOne & it has all the problems u have mentioned, I am continuously fighting with the co & service centre, since u say u know 20 more owners who have same problem, Why not we take a collective action, have u done something like this, this cannot go on like this. Available to discuss on cell Ayan

  • Karim Lakhani |27 Jul,2013 04:23:02 PM

    Dear go for Scorpio or SUV 500.

  • jaswant |01 Aug,2013 07:51:09 AM

    FAKE = FIRODIA = FAULTY = FORCE ONE SUV Amitabh Bachhan?? add is also totally faked?¦?¦?¦!!!!!!!!!! FORCE ONE VEHICLE {SUV} 1.Dr. Lalit Pratap Sharma - DL 5C K 7300 2.Jaswant Kumar Dagar ?? DL 2C Q 7524 3. Irshad Ahmad ??DL 1C M 6876 4.Shiv Shakti corporate ?? DL 10C F 0666 5.Hemant Garg ?? DL 3C BY 1100 6.Anjali Chauhan ?? DL 3CC R 7777 7.Lakhmi Chand Sharma ?? DL 6C M 1188 8.Chand Singh Gulia ?? DL 1C P 4135 9.Anil Upadhyay ?? DL 1C P 1861 10.Hawa Singh ?? HR 34F 2820 12. Principal Rao Ram Chandra?? HR 66A 0021 13.Anil Garg ?? HR 60D 7201 14.Praveen Kumar ?? HR 10T 7200 15.Manohar Arora ?? HR 30K 7004 16.Manpreet Kaur ?? HR 51A R 0707 17.Vijay Yadav ?? HR 26B Q 0068 18.Surjeet Yadav ?? HR 26B G 0074 19.Mukesh Devi ?? UP 16A K 7227 We are the user of SUV FORCE ONE We all 20 persons feel very happy to purchase this SUV as we were strogly recommended by the sales persons of the company and many features were shown in the SUV. But after purchasing SUV we have to face many problem to handling SUV. There are many manufacturing defects and deficiencies are as follows: 1. Force sales person are giving fake features of this vehicle. 2. Job cards opened 99times in a year but there is no result found. 3. So many times we send the vehicle to the agency but no problem rectified. 4. Many times when we drive breaks does not worked and we saved ourself to take vehicle aside the road. 5. Sometimes engine get shutdown automatically and hummering sound comes through the engine. 6. Gears are not work properly and number of times it stuck. 7. Air condition does not work at dynamic and static positions. 8. Steering works as normal its nothing like power steering and get jammed when take 180degree turn. 9. Engine get heated and we feel ruined myself after puchasing it. 10. When we went to the agency the were not able to solve the problems. 11. Agency persons charging at their satisfaction but their work is not as per my satisfaction. 12. When we purchased this vehicle I was told that its mileage about 14km.per litre but it giving hardly 5-6km.per litre. 13. The meter of the SUV is so attractive but always shows faulty result, specially shows oil even after empty tank. 14. Vehicle get heated and showrg warning light at the speed of 80 15. Functioning of breaks is not proper. 16. Smoke of the engine and outer dust comes in the cabin even after door closed. 17. All seats are trumbling during dynamic condition. 18. Air cutting sound comes through the doors. 19. There is no pick-up in my SUV vehicle. 20. Gear box gives uneven sound. 21.Gear box giving uneven sound and vibration of the shaft irritates in the cabin. 22.Cluster meter does not work properly. 23.Temprature meter shows faulty results. 24.Heavy vibration comes through Desk board. 25.Gear clutch is very hard to press down and many times it failed balance with gears. 26.Coolent bottle breaks and coolent pipe punctured. 27.LCB is not in regular condition. 28.Hand breaks does not worked. 29.Dispensor is very small and gives more sound that is headache for the rear seat person. 30.Music system is not in good condition. 31.Many fuses are breaked weekly. 32.Paint of my SUV become very dull. 33.Front and rear glass leaked water while at rainy and washable condition. 34.Rear mirror shows faded lights of vehicles behind me. 35.Agency person were said cluster meter is not available in the store. 36.Filter punctured after replacing somany times. 37.Modulator function is unable to giving proper tymings. 38.Viper of both rear and front glass did not work prorperly. 39.Accelator is very hard and sometimes it gone out of control. 40.Oil leaks through the engine. 41.Bearing breaks after every 4,000km. 42.Clutch failed 3times in a year. 43.Engine cover,front liner are made of plastic metal and TAPL motors serviceman says your engine is out of warranty. 44.TAPL motors authorised persons are denied to give response in written condition. 45.TAPL serviceman told me that these are manufacting defects and we are unable to repair them. 46.Nuccles and chimta are not connect properly. 47.Both rear tyres are tinned to body on load condition. 48.There is heavy jerk in the clutch. 49.Uneven sound is comes though steering and uneven door gaps. 50.Head and tail lights are not working properly. 51.This is a sick vehicle which have non curable deseases. 52.We hope nobody should puchase this sick vehicle. FAKE = FIRODIA = FAULTY = FORCE ONE Amitabh Bachhan?? add is also totally faked?¦?¦?¦!!!!!!!!!! call me jassa dagar 09871505666/09212796666

    Nolly |05 Aug,2013 02:18:37 AM

    Where do you drive your vehicle man? Do you drive it on a road or off roads? Impossible to have so many problems. You are exxagerating.

  • Hemant Gupta |07 Aug,2013 08:42:42 AM

    latest update again.........If was the manufacturer and was human form of life....I would have died with shame.......but then these are force manufacturers who dont even reply on mails, block of social media..........enterprenures of new India..... I am once again facing issues with my vehicle; in fact there are two issues: 1. This afternoon when I started my vehicle for the first time in the day and went out for some errand with my family the vehicle was vibrating abnormally. I can not explain precisely but it was something like when you shift the 4th gear on very low RPM and engine vibrates. But the RPM was well between 1800 to 2100 and the whole thing kept happening for entire 45 minutes drive. I have faced this problem many times in past (excessive vibrations, which can be felt even when the vehicle is parked in neutral gear) and each time it was rectified, only this time the vibrations are much more than last times. 2. Yesterday my vehicle did not start on first ignition itself and it happened twice. Though it did not recur today.

  • Hemant Gupta |07 Aug,2013 08:45:51 AM

    @ Nolly.....I am also shocked....its impossible for human race to produce such vehicle.....only lower form of life with lesser intelligence can achieve such fete. I drive it mostly from my home to office...fully mettled road, national and state me this is one of the worst vehicle produced by one of the worst professionals ever produced in industry. I met an ex-employee two days back.......he was talking so much shit about the vehicle and said he left company cause its impossible to sell this vehicle and face eye to eye with clients. beawre

  • Nitin |14 Aug,2013 05:05:00 PM

    Really shocking to read the views of you guys and equally shocking to see Amitabh Bachhan endorsing the vehicle on TV screen. No doubts, looks are stunning but DROPPED idea of having even a test drive of this vehicle. Really horrible kind of thing. It simply shows level of Indian Auto manufacturers Govt run Maruti produces much quality vehicles than Force....

  • Hemant Gupta |14 Aug,2013 08:57:48 PM

    Nitin Trust me you did the right thing. Anyone is more than welcome to see my vehicle and test ride it to see what these guys are producing.

  • Hemant Gupta |07 Sep,2013 08:49:28 AM low of worst production / service Dear Sir, Here I am AGAIN............I got my car serviced at your station for various issues including coolant leakage (I guess a millionth time) and AC water leakage, along with replacement car screen wipers.........Now here is the update 1. On 31st August 2013 approx. 2 months after the repair of coolant leakage, the entire coolant touched minimum mark and yellow indicator started flashing. I realised toppping it up is a much smarter option than to go to your service guys again. After all in last 1 million attempts they could not repair it so what is the probability now. I bought a fresh bottle of coolant and topped up my coolant. Well on 7th September 2013 while I was in went below minimum level with low coolant signal flashing. Now this is awesome. Though it is futile to ask cause the most shameless people in service industry will also either resign from the job or stop producing the vehicles. But IS THERE ANY END TO THIS ISSUE WHICH YOU YOURSELF HAS REPAIRED A MILLION TIMES? Does your owners even know about this problem cause it is impossible for human race after 5 billion years of evolution to produce such pathetic vehicle and have such bad repair / service records. Do you have something to say about it? 2. When I wanted you guys to repaid screen wiper blades, the entire kit was replaced saying its a better design. Well in flat 3 months it doesn't clean. Trust me that a new low of pathetic production and service quality. Kuddos to you guys for touching new low of human failures. 3. Water has started leaking again from the gloves compartment's ac unit just 2 months after repair. 4. All car seats make horrible vibration noise and all seats lose on nuts and shake while driving....just like Govt. buses. 5. Bonet doesn't close properly and has to be pushed down to close it......its latest Congratulation on your brilliant production / service quality. I am sure you guys are having a great time and weekend. I am thinking of looking for a local repair guy.....but oops it'll kill my warranty..........but what warranty for a pile of garbage. Hemant

  • vivek |04 Dec,2014 11:31:51 PM

    Pros Great Looks, Cons Average Performance,Average Interiors,Average Fuel Efficiency,Except For Name of Force & Merc nothing is very impressive. Worst ever vehicle. I bought Force One 2.6 Ex in November 2013 and could run only 10000 Kms so far as the vehicle is not reliable. I have sufferred two brake fails Abnormal Engine Sound Rattlling Noice from almost all body parts Very lose type of parts and accessories. Almost every 300 Kms a new defect is developed in my SUV even on highways. Could not dare to drive on rough roads terrain. Still it is in dealers workshop and I do'nt know when shall be on road again.I suggest Force Motors to withdraw this SUV from market and refund the money to all customers if they have to keep their goodwill. It has to be taken care of seriously as Rs. 10 Lacs is not a small sum for a buyer

  • vivek |08 Dec,2014 08:58:14 PM

    I am more worried if I have been ditched by selling a defective piece by the company/dealer. I have been using SUVs for last more then 25 years and this is the first SUV of which I am afraid even to drive on highways as almost every 300 KMs a new defect is developed. In present case the vehicle covered hardly 500 KMs after repairs / service and again break got failed with my family on board. The speedometer suddenly stopped working and fuel guage starts stops freequently. About AC & other fitments no words to criticise as they simply do'nt perform.

  • bagira |07 Dec,2016 08:36:07 PM

    if have so much pain in ur ass, why dont u sell it off (even in scrap) eh hemant gupta and other fools who are creating wrong publicity of a descent vehicle

  • MANOJ ABRAHAM |15 Apr,2017 02:19:03 AM

    I am pretty satisfied with the vehicle. Space-- Best in the lot Engine power-- Best in class 2200 CC Ride comfort -- excellent Mileage- reasonable ,if you are a good driver and can shift to 5th gear fast then at constant steady speed of 65-75 km/hr you can get upto 16 km/lit.In city it is 12km/lit A/C -3 rows vents but looking for more powerful AC for 3rd row. Spares -Few item available only in show room.[Most of the regular parts available even in Force tempo traveller work shops ]

    Jhonty |19 Apr,2017 08:57:59 PM

    Dear Manoj, I see that you have given a very brief Review. Could you give more info like when you have got the vehicle and model, location I mean in detail, as I know few owners are extremely happy with Force ONE. awaiting for the reply Thank you

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