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Old 06-03-2010   #16
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Hi all,

-Alloy wheel corrosion on all 4 alloys
-Dash lights on heater pannel not working (not bulbs)
-Vent under windscreen lifted up when hot air on
-Whirring noise from rear right wheel (louder the faster i go). Possibly bearing?
-Passenger seat will only lock in one position
Alloy wheel corrosion on all 4 alloys
The GP alloys never stood up to corrosion that well and we have had a lot of salt put on the road this winter - I think around 45 to 50 per wheel is the norm or you could do it your self using some cutting paste and a tin of laquer spray and lots of elbow grease.
-Dash lights on heater pannel not working (not bulbs)
Not so easy this one unless you are good with electrics - but i would expect a good autolec to fix for an hours labour.
-Vent under windscreen lifted up when hot air on
A bit of superglue works wonders. not too much though.
-Whirring noise from rear right wheel (louder the faster i go). Possibly bearing?
Could be the wheel bearing 70 or a defective tyre (i had one of these and it drove me mad)
-Passenger seat will only lock in one position


Remove seat (4 star bolts) check all the cables etc. anyway who sits in the passenger side of a GP - lol

If these are not covered by the warranty then the dealer is not going fix them.
I would think electrics and wheel bearing would be covered though as long as you state they are broken and not worn.
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Re: eMe and my car we go issues, issues, issues......

go and complain to your local council about your corroding alloys, i've worked for many makes of car and if you think corroding alloys are unique to Fiat then think again.

As for the dash trim you know it needs a new one so tryimng to re-fastening it when the clips have obviously broke is just wasting your time.

wheel bearing is covered by 3rd year warranty bar any obvious exceptions.

dash lights need 2 bulbs and tightening of bulb holder terminals

Please let the forum know if you advertise in autotrader as quite sure someone is looking for a decent car.
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Re: eMe and my car we go issues, issues, issues......

so...

some good news, some bad.

Recall complete, dealer will not fix alloys, dash buld or vent trim. Im paying 25 quid for the trim and will fix the dash lights myself

However the whirring noise was the bearing and the warranty will pay. Also they have ordered a new seat mount to fix the seat which is also covered.

I have however just put a deposit down on a Civic 2.2ctdi EX. Picking it up next sat. Fiat will be on auto trader in about an hour.


Edit....

apparently the seat mount was broken, a piece had snapped off. Car should be good as new next week. Thank you for all of the helpful replies, on this thread and over the years....

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dont forget to put up a ad in the classifieds
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