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Old 19-09-2006   #31
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Got my 1.4 Sporting at the end of June and have done 2600 miles. It's a cracking car but the pleasure hasn't come without some minor pain as you can see from the list
  1. Brake Squeal - fixed after two visits to the dealer
  2. Groan during low speed brake - fixed after two visits to the dealer
  3. Underwhelming Aircon - fixed after three visits
  4. Misaligned bonnet - fixed after one visit
  5. Faulty door lock - part on order
  6. Screen washer ineffective over 5mph - under investigation
  7. USB socket not working - fixed once and recurred, now under investigation
  8. Various warning lights - under investigation

Nothing too major and certainly nothing to make we want to slag Fiat about - they've always worked hard to sort the problems. The aircon took a while but have just got the car back from the dealer today and its perfect...and of course it came back washed...well done Benfield Motors
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Quote Originally Posted by littlebullet
Got my 1.4 Sporting at the end of June and have done 2600 miles. It's a cracking car but the pleasure hasn't come without some minor pain as you can see from the list
  1. Brake Squeal - fixed after two visits to the dealer
  2. Groan during low speed brake - fixed after two visits to the dealer
  3. Underwhelming Aircon - fixed after three visits
  4. Misaligned bonnet - fixed after one visit
  5. Faulty door lock - part on order
  6. Screen washer ineffective over 5mph - under investigation
  7. USB socket not working - fixed once and recurred, now under investigation
  8. Various warning lights - under investigation

Nothing too major and certainly nothing to make we want to slag Fiat about - they've always worked hard to sort the problems. The aircon took a while but have just got the car back from the dealer today and its perfect...and of course it came back washed...well done Benfield Motors
https://www.fiatforum.com/punto-gran...-sporting.html

Rob
i'd be really really p***ed off if i had to go to the dealer that many times lol
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Well all of these were over a total of three visits - I saved the problems up
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

I've kinda got noisey brakes but could this be down to it being a new vehicle and still running it in - only approx 50 miles?
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

I had noisy brakes from new - only at slow speeds - had it fixed, it came back, had it fixed and its stayed away at around the 500 mile mark. Dealer said it was dust - see how it goes but get it checked out with any other niggles that you might have.
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Quote Originally Posted by littlebullet
I had noisy brakes from new - only at slow speeds - had it fixed, it came back, had it fixed and its stayed away at around the 500 mile mark. Dealer said it was dust - see how it goes but get it checked out with any other niggles that you might have.
As I mentioned earlier the pads require molycoat grease on the back of the pads,its not due to dust.
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

Well....

Brake Squeal!!! This is very annoying and seems to be at low speeds like others have said on here. I have had huge problems with my local Fiat dealer who has informed me i will be charged for them looking at my brakes as they say it is "brake dust" therefore not covered in the warrant, even though the car has done it from the day i picked it up! After informing them this wasn't possible, they just said tough, you have to pay!!!

Other problems, the button on the centre console air vent has fallen off and i have had to go to another dealer twice for this part, however i still have not recieved this after 5 weeks. The dealer said the Fiat factory in Italy was closed in August for 4 weeks, therefore they cant get my part!!

I have complained to Fiat about these dealer problems, however, i have heard nothing since!
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Well....

Brake Squeal!!! This is very annoying and seems to be at low speeds like others have said on here. I have had huge problems with my local Fiat dealer who has informed me i will be charged for them looking at my brakes as they say it is "brake dust" therefore not covered in the warrant, even though the car has done it from the day i picked it up! After informing them this wasn't possible, they just said tough, you have to pay!!!

Other problems, the button on the centre console air vent has fallen off and i have had to go to another dealer twice for this part, however i still have not recieved this after 5 weeks. The dealer said the Fiat factory in Italy was closed in August for 4 weeks, therefore they cant get my part!!

I have complained to Fiat about these dealer problems, however, i have heard nothing since!
Normally when you meet a group of people for the first time you say Hi & introduce yourself

Anyway....Hi Orlando...welcome to the forum

Now after meetings with other techs & Fiat officials the low speed brake squeal can be cured by molycoat grease.....if your dealer does not know about this then tell them to read their service bulletins!

**See Fiatexpert's post 41 below**

No.....you dont have to pay,its under warranty.

Yes the factory does shut for a month.....parts are stocked up in this country but after that the central distribution centre has to wait to be restocked once the Italians go back to work after holidays.

I doubt if you will get a response from Fiat because your dealer should be adequate in dealing with these problems.

p.s.there is a 'newbie' section to introduce yourself to others on the forum
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Re: What defects have you had with your Grande Punto so far?

well, as i've said in another thread, not quite got my car yet (though it is now at the dealer), but first and quite major defect is that they've fitted drums instead of discs on the rear...
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Sorry T14086, im new to this forum thing, i didnt know about introducing myself, i will go and do it, sorry again.

Thanks for the reply though, i will go and tell them about that, i couldn't believe they are treating customers like this, when they must know its a common fault.

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Just a quick one. There are now modified pads from fiat for brake noise,(Grande Punto) which have a anti squeal shim on the back. There are also fetching out new pads for croma also.
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Hi Guys,

Just got my new six month old Grande today and I love it! However, My indicators are annoying me....they dont go off when I turn corners. They work sometimes but very rarely and I always have to put them off myself.....Is this just me being picky or does anyone else have this problem? And how can I fix it?!

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

Quote Originally Posted by Julie-Anne
Hi Guys,

Just got my new six month old Grande today and I love it! However, My indicators are annoying me....they dont go off when I turn corners. They work sometimes but very rarely and I always have to put them off myself.....Is this just me being picky or does anyone else have this problem? And how can I fix it?!

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

The only real problem I had was that someone smashed into my Sporting

Anyway the dealer have done an excellent job and it's as good as new, and I honestly think it actually has elminated the little dash rattles that were there before.

I've got used to Fiat / Alfa's paint work but again the car is picking up a few chips, shame.

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

Yeah it does seem prone to stone chips ive got two f**k of huge stone chips on my drivers side wing right next to each other im going to have to get a stone chip repair kit soon .
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