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Old 09-09-2006   #16
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Squeeling brakes could be either the glaze on the pads burning off or the pads need greasing. That or whoever fitted the pads forgot to put the anti-vibration washers behind them....
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

1. Onboard Computer f**ked up and my Speedo Rev Counter and all gauges and equipment stopped working even the Stereo!.

Fixed within an hour at the dealer.

2. Glove Box doesn't line up and looks baaad... How I didn't notice when I picked it up I don't know could be the excitement due to waiting 2months+!.

Still not fixed . On the list for next week

3. Creaking noise when reversing or going foward over a mound or uneven road. Quite concerning to say the least.

Still not fixed . On the list for next week

4. Knocking Thud noise when doing a full power start from first into second almost as if the sheer torque is trying to rip the gear box from its mountings....

Still not fixed . On the list for next week

5. Drivers side foot well plastic panel does not line up anymore . Just need to be pulled of and reset probably but i'll be god damned if im doing it!.

Still not fixed . On the list for next week

6. Some how while pluging in my USB extender cable that came with the car without excess pressure!. The USB Port came off completly! which had rendered my B&M Media Player useless!.

Im ringing my dealer first thing tomorrow to book it into the workshop and im going to take out the mechnic for a drive to he can hear all the noises. Im just crapping myself incase I have the dreaded steering rack problem .
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Right picked up my new 56 reg grande on thursday 7th sept.
Havent got any dodgy noises like my other one thank god, BUT i have sqealing brakes and one of the blower things in the middle console has fallen apart...mmm.
Back to the dealer 2moro before i go on holiday to get them to sort it before i leave.
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

I notice that the squeeling comes only from the rear discs.

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

Another moan thread lol.

To put a brighter point on this thread, has anyone actually had their GP break down? Whilst all the points mentioned are of annoyance they are hardly serious and most have been mentioned in previous threads so this is really just going over old ground.

All the probs seem to be due to lazy Italians not putting the cars together right, then leaving it to our british boys to sort out the problems!

Solution - Build a Fiat factory in the UK!!
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Too expensive to build factory/employ us here,also Italians would go mad unless us here who happily let goverment steal & give away/sell our car/motorbike companies......oh anarchy there dangerous dangerous!

Yep few trim problems which happen at this price of car,annoying that they are but no breakdowns that I know off
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

I have had no other faults except the initial software glitch that lit up every warning light on the dashboard and made the car undrivable for a while 'till it fixed it's self

I don't if I am noticing it the more I live with the car, but I have a 1.2 16v multijet 90 and the Turbo lag is starting to p**** me off. It is very difficult to drive smoothly. ie nice steady acceleration and the waaaaaaaah don't know if its just mine but was going to mention it to the dealer
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

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

Quote Originally Posted by AllSaintChris
All the probs seem to be due to lazy Italians not putting the cars together right, then leaving it to our british boys to sort out the problems!

Solution - Build a Fiat factory in the UK!!
Did you ever see any of the cars made by British Leyland?
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Quote Originally Posted by VindiVee8
Did you ever see any of the cars made by British Leyland?
Yes, but stayed well clear of them!!

My qoute was said tongue in cheek............but there is a spare factory going cheap near Coventry soon and they know all about putting cheap cars together there..........

At least they won;t go on long holidays over the summer so I can get my new steering rack fitted!
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

i tried startin the engine a couple of times the other day but wen i turned the key it just made a beep and said somethin about liquid in the engine or somethin? so i turned it off then did it again and it worked. so the computer was lying to me
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

My squeeling brakes aren't fixing themselves.
Plus, my new xenon kit arrived yesterday , but on checking
the aiming (headlights) buttons last night, if found they don't move
at all!!!

Needless to say, can't fit my new lights until this is fixed. They'll only
blame fitting aftermarket lights as the cause won't they.

I cant risk burning someones retinas out with the lights not being
down turnable either.
So i'll have to book it in.

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

Just a little update

Got a date to go in for my drivers window switch, so hopefully will be able to open it properly again after the 23rd September!!!

Oh and I had a problem with my uppie downie thingy for my lights also, but I was moving at the time so I'm gonna try when I have the handbrake on.

Hope your all well

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

Update on mine all my noises are gone but im a little concerened about my steering rack I think ive got a s***y one. My glovebox is better but not 100% but its a lot better . And i've got a replacement control unit on order to replace the broken USB port on my Blue&Me. They say it might take up to 3days to fit it!.
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Quote Originally Posted by deeyup
My squeeling brakes aren't fixing themselves.
Requires molycoat grease.
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