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Old 12-03-2009   #16
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum break issues

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well I done 2 today
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum break issues

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As for the drum issue, dad took his 500 to Arnold Clarke and they reckon their is no such recall on any of the 500's
I just spoke to Harwoods (Isle of Wight), and they confirmed that my 500 is affected by this. I then spoke to Wessex (Cardiff) to book it for the work to be done next week. They weren't aware of the problem. It's booked in anyway though.
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum break issues

My dealer's checking mine when it goes in for one of it's free washes & vacs (get 4 a year).
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum break issues

Mine is booked in for the recall work on Thursday afternoon. Takes an hour apparently, so I'll be doing some shopping in Salisbury
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum break issues

Finally got around to checking my chassis number, and it is one of the affected ones... so will have to phone dealer as they havent contacted me! May ask them for a replacement wheel centre too as one is flaking and if there are any software updates! Has anyone else actually been rung by their dealer about this or have most people been proactive and taken their cars in first?
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum break issues

Must check mine, took her in for service last week and they never said anything
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum break issues

I can't work out the chassis number! Looked on the V5 but 3 letters and 14 numbers and no idea how I work out which numbers to look at. Assuming as I haven't been contacted by the dealer that it's okay anyway.
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum break issues

Its normally done by the last 8 numbers.
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum brake issues

Hello all!

Our 500 went in today to have the work done. They stripped the rear drums off and... found that the wheel bearing was leaking and needs replacing. So to cut a long story short in the last 30 days the poorly 500 will have spent 6 days in the garage
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum brake issues

leaking wheel bearing
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum brake issues

If you are not sure if your car is part of the recall, you only need to email your dealership and they can confirm.

Whilst I don't think it is a major issue, it is the brakes, so I would rather sned an email to check than rely on being contacted
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum brake issues

My Suzuki had two wheel bearings replaced under guarantee, and the handbrake was fixed under a recall.
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum brake issues

Thanks kindly to Notts for looking at my VIN and I don't need the recall thing. Thanks Notts again
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum brake issues

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Thanks kindly to Notts for looking at my VIN and I don't need the recall thing. Thanks Notts again
you're very welcome Heidi!
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Re: Fiat 500 recall due to rear drum brake issues

I'm also happy to check for any recalls just om your reg/VIN
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