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2nd Grande Punto and the second time this has happened

Wasn't covered under 3rd year warranty in my last car but this one is in its 2nd year. Will it be covered? Got it booked into the dealer for Tuesday.
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2nd Grande Punto and the second time this has happened

Wasn't covered under 3rd year warranty in my last car but this one is in its 2nd year. Will it be covered? Got it booked into the dealer for Tuesday.
Under manufacturers warranty yes it is covered
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Re: Dash Vent Trim (again)

Trim is only covered in 1st year i thought.
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Trim is only covered in 1st year i thought.
yeah this is what I thought but I suppose it depends if its thought of as trim or a part of the heating system...
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Re: Dash Vent Trim (again)

Mine's coming off too.
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Mine was replaced under 2nd year warranty, they had them in stock and done it straight away, no problem since.
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Re: Dash Vent Trim (again)

Ive had 4, now need a 5th but cant be bothered to pay for one as it will only go again.
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Ive had 4, now need a 5th but cant be bothered to pay for one as it will only go again.
Was it replaced within the last year? If so replacement parts as usually guaranteed for a year so you should have a good case for it getting sorted for free.
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Was it replaced within the last year? If so replacement parts as usually guaranteed for a year so you should have a good case for it getting sorted for free.
I made this one last by not using the heater. Starting to lift in the sun now . If its still happening on 09 cars then its a waste of money getting a new one for it to go again.
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Re: Dash Vent Trim (again)

I had mine replaced ages ago and its been fine.
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Re: Dash Vent Trim (again)

Has anyone got a picture of what its like after its "gone" ?.
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Bends upwards at an end.
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Re: Dash Vent Trim (again)

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Has anyone got a picture of what its like after its "gone" ?.
will get a photo up later today for you

Mines isn't really bad yet but it won't click down and I know from previous experience it only gets worse.
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Has anyone got a picture of what its like after its "gone" ?.
you can push your fingers in the gap between the dash and vent, looks terrible, gets worse in the winter when heater is on windscreen demist.
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Re: Dash Vent Trim (again)

as promised here's a pic:
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