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Old 26-04-2008   #1
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100HP - premature coil failure

Yep, as above - happened today!!?

Having owned a Stilo, I knew exactly what the problem was - yet never expected it on a car that is 9 months old, with only 11800 miles on the clock.

All credit to Northampton Motorvogue though - I limped the car the few miles to there, and they got it on Examiner [even though the workshop was full] to tell me it was a coil BUT the part won't be in until Tuesday...

...and no courtesy cars, so they sorted one out off the forecourt, a 1.2 Dynamic - oh, and at no cost to me

Also decided to book it in for the 12k mile service as well - they do a pick up and drop off service, so hassle free

Anyone else had coil issues though? I was taken back, and the car had been faultless up until now [bar inner tyre wear ]
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Re: 100HP - premature coil failure

Let's hope it's just a one off bad coilpack, not the start of a catalogue of similar failures! And nice to see something positive about a dealer for a change.

Do you know if FIAT are still fitting the dodgy Sagem coilpacks fitted to the earl Stilos? Must admit, I was lucky; I never needed to replace one on my Stilo in four years of ownership...
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Re: 100HP - premature coil failure

should have bought a spare glove box coil, when i was there
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should have bought a spare glove box coil, when i was there
Why pay - it is all under warranty

Do you want your airbox that I have here? Do a deal
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you cant pay with my own air box
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Re: 100HP - premature coil failure

could they not have taken a coil of showroom car & send you on your way?
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Re: 100HP - premature coil failure

They could of done, but didn't

Remember, Saturday skeleton staff - the service girl just wanted to get a car sorted for me, so spoke to someone in sales. I was just thankful to get a car.
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the service girl just wanted to get a car sorted for me, so spoke to someone in sales
well that was a bad move
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well that was a bad move
Bob the service director was on holiday, but ah well

Don't mind courtesy car actually, got to do some mileage on Sunday, hah, and with mine being close to service limits, etc.
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could they not have taken a coil of showroom car & send you on your way?
Wouldn't have been a new part then
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Wouldn't have been a new part then
showroom car would have 1 or 2 miles on it,as good as new & better than car of the road for 4 days.What if customer lived 70 miles from garage?
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showroom car would have 1 or 2 miles on it,as good as new & better than car of the road for 4 days.What if customer lived 70 miles from garage?
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Re: 100HP - premature coil failure

Got my car back yesterday, all sorted plus I got the 12k service done.

They said it was their first coil they had seen go on this car, very unusual. Also first year service cost me 113+VAT.
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showroom car would have 1 or 2 miles on it,as good as new & better than car of the road for 4 days.What if customer lived 70 miles from garage?
Why couldn't all the tecnincal staff in fiat dealers be as helpful and knowledgable as you? . The guy in my local dealer is a numpty .
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