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If you’ve been following my updates about the Creta that I’ve been driving for the last eight months, you’ll know that I have struggled to write anything bad about it, try as I might. It’s been so reliable and fun to drive that it was almost starting to annoy me, in a weird manner. Well, I’m here to tell you that it finally decided to even things out a little bit. I was out on a grocery run, and when I got back in the car to drive home, the engine warning light came on — and stayed on throughout.

I got home, turned off the engine, waited for a while and then started the Creta up again — same problem. It seemed like it could have been an issue related to emissions, so I promptly called Hyundai, who just as promptly sent someone to have a look at it. They gave it a once over and said they’d have to take it to the workshop for a better look, and a day later my suspicions turned out to be right — the particulate sensor had given up the ghost. A replacement was ordered, and the Creta was away for a total of a week before it was good to go again.

The part cost Rs 10,677 and was covered under the warranty, so all I paid was Rs 221 for a new battery for the key fob (which had also died). I imagine that a particulate sensor packing up with just over 15,000 km on the clock should be a matter of concern, but at least the robust warranty was there to soften the blow. I’m just happy to have the Creta back, to be honest.

Logging IT Out

Hyundai Creta SX(O)Diesel
Lightens you by:
Rs. 18.99 Lakh (on-road, Mumbai)
Lived with:
Odometer reads:
15,280 km
Drinking habits:
19 kpl
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