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Old 12-12-2007   #16
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

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Hi Patcp

It seems that the faults you have mentioned seen to be the same as mine.
A part from the clutch micro switches I have not had to change one yet mind you my car is 16 months old.
The boot lock went on mine and the sun roof lining and I had a look at the plastic hoods on the buckles of the seat belts, and yjey have cracked all the way through to the metal just as you have mentioned.
Yeah we know...in your 4 posts you have repeated yourself! Why not tell us something else about the car even post up a picture.
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Hi All Very interesting posts. My 150 has the 18" wheels and tyres that had the Bridgestone Potenza fitted from new. Like others I had to replace both front and rears last May with 17K miles on the clock. I kept looking at the front tyres and not the back and when I ran my finger across the rear treads found they were smooth! On a front wheel drive car I have never had this before. I had Avon ZZ3 as replacements and they appear to be wearing a little better. Although not a great 'looker' very happy with the car overall which is just as well as thanks to unfair (considering the car is not that badly built is well kitted out and performs well enough) residual prices I will have to keep it until it reaches it's 3rd birthday in June 09. (Although I bought new I got 7k off the list). I had a Brink removable towbar fitted from new and tow a caravan and it performs very well. However, clocking no more than 2K miles towing, the rear tyre wear is still a concern. My local UK dealer is not that good, does anyone know if there is a UK recall concerning the rear wheel toe in?
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

Thanks for the info Sam.
What make of tyre was the tyres fitted as OE?
I will ask my dealer if my car needs or has had the rework done.
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

Hello Mike
Your experience is like mine. I also tow a caravan and the Croma is a very good tow car. Can I suggest you speak to Fiat on the number on my posting and see if they say they have heard of the problem.
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

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Hello Mike
Your experience is like mine. I also tow a caravan and the Croma is a very good tow car. Can I suggest you speak to Fiat on the number on my posting and see if they say they have heard of the problem.
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The car had Bridgstone the usual fitted with the Croma I have now put on Goodyear Hp and done aprox 3000 Klm and they are wearing well infat less wear to rear than fron just as it should be.

tell me who did you speak to a Fiat U.K as I have been onto them about the tyres and they have said that i am the 1st they have heard of and that the wear in normal.
although i have had the tracking carried out by FIAT and the garage that did the trecking confirmed the wear was due to the tracking being out.

Let me know who you spoke to at FIAT so I can get on to them.

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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

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Yeah we know...in your 4 posts you have repeated yourself! Why not tell us something else about the car even post up a picture.
well you want to know something positive about the car. It starts in the morning and apart from the engine burning oil and having to top up every few weeks, i'm not spending more in oil than petrol so that's positive.

I have seen that there are many with the same problems as me and its right thet Fiat take the blame and sort out the problems.

By the way do you own a Croma or did you just test drive one for a week! All that i know is i didn't have all these problems with my Accord when i get back to the U.K I know what i will go back to driving, and that not the CROMA. Thats a positive thought.

Only joking the car is not a bad car at all. I would not have got it otherwise. It drives well and as I drive all over europe for work I do a lot of driving, the car feels safe its quick confortable and over all a good drive. Its a shame I have had so many problems some have been minor and other serious.

By the way fiat Italia Bologna are dealing with the engine burning oil so that will be sorted out soon.

there you go thats positive don't you think!!!!!

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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

Hi Granville thanks for this. I will phone the number in your previous post and let you know if they acknowledge their is a problem. It sounds as if the rear tracking is out so I will take it in to a performance tyre supplier near me and get them to check with their laser system. Since my original post, the rears look to be wearing faster than the fronts again so I will get the tracking checked PDQ. Hopefully it is this as at £300 for a pair of replacement rear tyres every 17K miles it hurts!
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

Hello Mike
There is a recall on the rear tracking so your Fiat dealer should reset it FOC.
When you phone Fiat you speak to Italy (hence the 00 infront of 0800) they will note your call and give you a number. Fiat UK will then Phone or write to you. If you insist Italy will put you through to UK but you speak to who ever is available.
Let me know how you get on.
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

I have had the tracking checked 2 months ago and all was well.

New Years day.
Doing 70mph on the Motorway,

Blow out on rear near side tyre,
Saw smoke in my mirror first,
Car has only done 8.500miles.

Indicated and pulled over to the hard shoulder.

Tyre was shredded on the side walls.

No marks or objects on the surface of the tyre.

Had another 250 miles to travel on the space saver tyre as no where open.

Tyre was a Bridgestone 225/45 R45 JY96.


Had the other Tyres checked when I replaced it all were ok and Tyre
pressure was ok in the others.
Be aware cost to replace was 165. Kwik Fit,
Tried several outlets.
Could have done better at my Local Fiat Dealer,
to far to travel back though.
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

Hi Ham

Sorry to hear about your experience, not nice.
I have not had a blow out but as many others considerable wear to the rear tyres, yes as we all know due to the tracking.
was your problem the tracking? I'm NOT an expert but it may have just been the tyre bad quality build.
I would get the Tracking checked again though as my tracking was done twicw in the space of 4 days and wes it was out the second time round.
It has beed sorted out and seems to be O.K the wear is O.K.

Let us know what Fiat Had to say.

Best of Luck.
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

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Hello Mike
There is a recall on the rear tracking so your Fiat dealer should reset it FOC.
When you phone Fiat you speak to Italy (hence the 00 infront of 0800) they will note your call and give you a number. Fiat UK will then Phone or write to you. If you insist Italy will put you through to UK but you speak to who ever is available.
Let me know how you get on.
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Thanks Granvilleb

I have got on to Fiat but no JOY they insist its NOT the Tracking and won't budge!!!

Yet I'm out of pocket €600.00 for new tyres.
I'm working for a Co. In Bologna, and the dealers here are just the same as U.K.

I have seen from the FORUM that the Stilo has had the same problem and some have had major work carried out.

If Fiat are aware of these problems why don't they sort them out!!!!.

The last company I worked for here in Italy supplied Cromas as Co. Cars and 4 went back out of 10 with problems infact the rear wheel wear was one of the common problems but with Co. cars it don't matter the Co. picks up the tab.

I found out today that Fiat U.K work out of an office in Milan even when you go through to the 0800 U.K.

thanks again for advice
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

Have you seen the facelifted Croma in Italy? I suggest they may have done a modification on this and hope the old one will go away. This is a Fiat way of working.
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

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Have you seen the facelifted Croma in Italy? I suggest they may have done a modification on this and hope the old one will go away. This is a Fiat way of working.
Not true Granvilleb !!...Theres a service news for rear suspension adjustment(if required).
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

my second set of tyres are wearing on one edge and feathering. My dealership says they have done the recall. Can I get a copy of the service news you mention. If not what are the details? I know Fiat and they will modify a facelift and will not modify the previous cars. It's cheaper that way.
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Re: Croma 2005 Rear Tyre Wear

service news bulletins are issued to registered dealerships,it is not my place to make such documents (in part or whole) public unless fiat themselves wish to do so.
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