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Old 03-03-2010   #46
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Re: Recall 5397 - Steering Column Shaft

Received e-mail from Fiat today offering to reimburse us 50% of ferry costs to take car down to dealer. I am very pleased with this response, as like T14086 states, it isn't their problem that I am located where I am, but at the same time when you purchase goods you expect them to be fit for purpose. Still we are happy with the outcome as they could so easily have refused to pay anything. By the way, my own car is an Alfa Romeo 147 and I feel that these are so much better than the GP, totally different quality I feel. In fact I haven't been this content with a car for years.
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plenty of alfa recalls,did alfa pay for you to take of island?
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Only bought Alfa last year second hand and no I doubt if they would have had the same scenario arose. However it is common knowledge that Toyota have paid hundreds of thousands in recalls and settlements due to various issues and some stupid ones such as mats getting jammed under throttle pedal etc. At the end of the day, no manufacturer states that you must live within a certain distance of a dealership or that when you buy a new car that there is a good chance that it may not be fit for the purpose it was intended. All I can say is, I am glad Boeing have stricter quality control checks than a lot of vehicle manufacturers (Not just Fiat either, some of the more exclusive marques have problems)
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hi, does anyone know exactly what is done for this recall. I left my T-Jet in last week and have noticed now that the car is pulling to the left quite badly which it definitely was not doing before i took it in. Also, quite a lot of resistance going round right hand bends - you can almost feel the car scrabbling and fighting with you. Phoned the FIAT garage in Belfast and the receptionist told me that the tracking must have been off before I brought it in, but I am adamant that it wasn't. Wondering if they did something to affect the steering geometry, or bent something or whatever. Find it odd that steering geometry is not reset after working on the steering column.

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just got mine done today, its a special digital torque wrench thats costs 600 i was told by the tech guy. it involves checking what current torque is of the bolts and must be between 11-30nm, if its outside of these, the lot has to be replaced, if like mine its in the range(mine was 13) they tighten it up to 29.
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[QUOTE=guyinbelfast;2435065 Find it odd that steering geometry is not reset after working on the steering column. [/QUOTE]

Graham,why should it be?...its a simple test of bolt tightness and if the shaft is changed then its a simple swop of parts with the affected part on a toothed spline so you can put it on wrong.
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I see this is a very old recall. Just had a letter today about getting my 07 GP seen to for the 5397 problem.

Is there such a thing as a list of recall items that have been applied to a vehicle?
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I see this is a very old recall. Just had a letter today about getting my 07 GP seen to for the 5397 problem.

Is there such a thing as a list of recall items that have been applied to a vehicle?
Check the DVSA Recall search:

https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/rec...efault.asp?tx=

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Thanks Dom.

Would be nice if I could find out which of those have actually been applied to my particular car. I suppose a Fiat dealer would know.
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Thanks Dom.

Would be nice if I could find out which of those have actually been applied to my particular car. I suppose a Fiat dealer would know.
Check your vin number against what it on there.
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Called the Fiat dealer closest to me, they confirmed that the other recall for my car (heater cabling) had already been seen to in 2009.
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