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Old 09-05-2007   #151
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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its just had a service from where she got the car but they didnt pick up on any of these faults and well, they were completely crap, even by telling us that the service would be FREE!! yet come to cpllect the car they handed her a nice big bill for over 250 for spark plugs, air filter and oil filter and thats it!! so not taking it back to there as they wont do nything about it!!
So did she pay for it or did she get it for free as promised?
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So did she pay for it or did she get it for free as promised?
ended up having to pay for it but made them reduce the price down to 120 but either way still takes the micky when they said "Free"!
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

another thing to add to my list:

Radio started smoking followed by dash! smoke everywhere with the typical electrical smell followed by smoke gone just like that yet everything works?!?!
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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another thing to add to my list:

Radio started smoking followed by dash! smoke everywhere with the typical electrical smell followed by smoke gone just like that yet everything works?!?!




what!?

id def get THAT checked out. probably a dash out jobbie. stick your head in the footwells and in the glovebox and have a good ol' nose around. look for blackened/stripped cables.
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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another thing to add to my list:

Radio started smoking followed by dash! smoke everywhere with the typical electrical smell followed by smoke gone just like that yet everything works?!?!
Ahh Italian electrics!
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what!?

id def get THAT checked out. probably a dash out jobbie. stick your head in the footwells and in the glovebox and have a good ol' nose around. look for blackened/stripped cables.
Just done all this, checked everything out and the strange thing is, everything works apart from the heated rear screen, fuses are fine but cant get my head in the glove box area enough to see the back of the switches.

Thing i cant figure out is if it is the heated screen thats decided to have its lil fire starting session how did it do it when it wasnt being used and the button not even pressed?! all that was done was:

keys in, start car, radio came on, shed loads of smoke and that horrid elec smell!?!

either way its going back to the dealership tomorrow and im going on a kicking ass spree! all these problems are scaring the **** out of my girl to the point where she doesnt feel safe at all driving it and wants it ****ed off!

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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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Just done all this, checked everything out and the strange thing is, everything works apart from the heated rear screen, fuses are fine but cant get my head in the glove box area enough to see the back of the switches.

Thing i cant figure out is if it is the heated screen thats decided to have its lil fire starting session how did it do it when it wasnt being used and the button not even pressed?! all that was done was:

keys in, start car, radio came on, shed loads of smoke and that horrid elec smell!?!

either way its going back to the dealership tomorrow and im going on a kicking ass spree! all these problems are scaring the **** out of my girl to the point where she doesnt feel safe at all driving it and wants it ****ed off!

all i can say is, Fair enough.

if its f**cked take it back. ask for a 1.4 sporting as free a replacement

(T will kill me for saying that)
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

im gonna try for the 1.9 one lol, shall update tomorrow after been to dealership!
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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im gonna try for the 1.9 one lol, shall update tomorrow after been to dealership!
Damn....you will be lucky to get a paper hat.

trust me, i went through it...the replacement thing.

You need lots of money and time to do it. They dont like backing down.....fiat uk or the dealerships.
I managed to get the dealership to take the loss in the end, they replaced my 06 for a 56 like for like at their cost LOL. But like i say its not cheap, and its not a fast process, be prepared to have no use of the car for weeks, if not months, the cost of a hire car, court summons (250) a questionaire thing at 80 a pop.

Im in a worse position now with my new car, but i cant be arsed going through it all again....all i can say is im glad i got GAP
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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Bits of trim fell off.
Which bits?

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passanger seat adjuster (for the back bit) fell off.
Renew or refit as required

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found a selection of nuts and bolts one day in the back....no idea where they came from.
Often occurs,factory leftovers(tools if your lucky ).Normally found under rear seats.

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brake squeal (sorted myself only to come bk)
Get new modified pads & damper kit fitted.

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brakes are some times good and then another time hardly work
Get new modified pads & damper kit fitted.

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dash rattles, only way to get rid is hit the left side of the dials.
Sound foam around binacle trim cures this.

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ABS fault but notthing comes up.
(more info please)

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steering keeps going heavey.
When does it do this?

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strange knocking from the front, sounds like bottom ball joints but notthing at all in the suspension.
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bonnet now has an upward dent from the catch underneath.
Requires bodyshop.

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indicator stalk (doesnt always click off)
glove box
Indicators only cancel if steering rotated through at least 80 degrees.

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stereo sound keeps changing, pone day sounds awesome next sounds crap!
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gear changing some times goes heavey.
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drinks fuel! (and i mean drinks)
Whats your driving style like?

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front tyres didnt even last 8k!
Whats your driving style like? Even or uneven wear?


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sun visors keep falling down (come out of the clippy bit)
New clip.


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boot doesnt always open on key fob straight away.
New tailgate motor/lock assembly.
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Well T, I admire you for trying
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

This is only a small thing, but its really annoying me, I've noticed on the positive terminal of the battery one of the plastic clips on the cover is snapped. Not so much a defect but just careless at the dealership!
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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This is only a small thing, but its really annoying me, I've noticed on the positive terminal of the battery one of the plastic clips on the cover is snapped. Not so much a defect but just careless at the dealership!


Did you demand a replacement car

(get a salesman to pinch one for you)
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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Well T, I admire you for trying
Just being honest mate,most of those problems listed are easily solved.
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Did you demand a replacement car

(get a salesman to pinch one for you)
Well i only noticed it last night. I'd love to but even the salespeople are so dim they wouldnt be able to do it between them.
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