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Service and Warranty

Hi all, just wanting to check this is right. I imagine it is but...

I didn't have my Grande serviced in the 1st year (low milage) does this deem my warranty void? and if so, if i was to now get it serviced (just over 2yrs old) would that then redeem my warranty as all parts and such are back to full working order??

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Hi and Welcome to The Fiat Forum!

Could be a bit iffy on the Warranty front missing the important 1st service, depends really on your dealer. There are some really clued up guys on here who can give you info right from the horses mouth.
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Ill ask..... Why did you miss service?

As for the warranty i would say no and no. Its gone, but they might be nice, who knows.
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Might have to pay for them to reinstate it, pretty pointless anyway as you will be into 3rd year now anyway.
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Ok thanks guys. I missed it basically because my dashboard didn't flash and shout at me to get it done!! lol. I thought it was just a first service at 18k or when it starts needing the MOT. Noob I know!!
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It wont flash at you if you dont do 18k a year. Its 18k or 1year, whichever comes first.
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I know that now!!

To cut a long story short. It's been back to Dealership countless times. There's, knocking over bumps, the dashboard creaks and knocks, the door lock failed completely and wouldn't keep the door closed (it flapped about), the back brakes make the known fault grind/noise etc etc.

For the back brakes squeeling/noise it apparently had the dampers done. However it has been in to fix them 4 times now and its still doing it. I've kinda just given up now and hence its been neglected. I have no faith in taking it back to get fixed so i dont bother.

And so, its just costed me 130 for 4 new spark plugs as they were battered and the EMS light was flashing. Diagnostics and all that bumped up the price (apparenty) and I unknowingly ran it dry of oil which i think is the reason the plugs got smashed.

I know its all my fault but i've neglected it basically because im sick of it not working right. i got to a point where i thought screw it i dont care anymore and ignored it.
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Cant blame anyone but yourself if the engine goes now because you ran it dry. Do you never check your oil?
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i checked it but not regularly, i didn't know oil needed topping up that regularly. i suppose the good thing is ive learnt now, albeit the hard way. I'm gonna start really looking after it, but just not a FIAT.

Since the oil was topped up about 2 months ago the mechanic has said it needs topping up again urgently? Should oil be being burnt that quickly?
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I think you "ran your car into the ground" as they say.

Think the best thing for you is to write it off. Allthough obviously i wouldn't condone doing it deliberatly.
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You should check oil weekly/every other week. As you have run it dry once yes it will probably drink it faster and you will have worn everything down in the engine so dont be suprised if it goes bang or headgasket goes soon.
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what engine do you have out of interest? the 1.2?
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Quote Originally Posted by 1zer0 View Post
I know that now!!

To cut a long story short. It's been back to Dealership countless times. There's, knocking over bumps, the dashboard creaks and knocks, the door lock failed completely and wouldn't keep the door closed (it flapped about), the back brakes make the known fault grind/noise etc etc.

For the back brakes squeeling/noise it apparently had the dampers done. However it has been in to fix them 4 times now and its still doing it. I've kinda just given up now and hence its been neglected. I have no faith in taking it back to get fixed so i dont bother.

And so, its just costed me 130 for 4 new spark plugs as they were battered and the EMS light was flashing. Diagnostics and all that bumped up the price (apparenty) and I unknowingly ran it dry of oil which i think is the reason the plugs got smashed.

I know its all my fault but i've neglected it basically because im sick of it not working right. i got to a point where i thought screw it i dont care anymore and ignored it.
You have a poor dealer if they couldn't fix those few issues which to me sound fairly common TBH. A situation not improved by your mistake. I would suggest you find another Dealer, it doesnt look good for future reliability of your car, remember the car is a dumb mutha, it needs you to look after it like a baby. Doing otherwise is costly.....
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I think you "ran your car into the ground" as they say.

Think the best thing for you is to write it off. Allthough obviously i wouldn't condone doing it deliberatly.
In what way? does that mean it's knackered now end of?

It's the 1.4 16v Sporting. I didn't run it too badly dry. As soon as the low oil pressure warning came on i took it in.

Will the head gasket really go boom if it only got as bad as warning me of low pressure?? It's not like i ran it to the point where its like a bag of nails?

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