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Old 14-12-2006   #16
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Re: First to second gear

Well I picked the car up today and was told that on the advise of the technical dept. ( apparently they can't make any adjustments on new cars without the ok from their technical dept.) they have re-calibrated the gear box, whatever that means. Anyway will wait and see if this has made any difference - let me know what happens with yours. Ta and good luck!
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Re: First to second gear

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Well I picked the car up today and was told that on the advise of the technical dept. ( apparently they can't make any adjustments on new cars without the ok from their technical dept.) they have re-calibrated the gear box, whatever that means. Anyway will wait and see if this has made any difference - let me know what happens with yours. Ta and good luck!
Has it made any difference yet?
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Re: First to second gear

I read somewhere (on this forum) that it might be worth putting the gearbox under the Fiat examiner and/or have the clutch relearn - should I ask the dealer to do this when I bring my car in next week?
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Re: First to second gear

Fingers crossed, but it hasn't happened again since I've had the car back. Let me know how you get on.
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Re: First to second gear

Well guess what? I hadn't driven the car for about 6 days and today it started happening again - not as bad as last time but none the less it's not normal and not what I'd expect from a new car!! There was one particularly bad judder as I was going up a slight hill in 2nd - not sure if it was attempting to change gears when it happened. I suppose it's back to the dealers - what's happening on your end?
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Re: First to second gear

Here's the latest from my end. I dropped my car off on Wednesday to have it inspected today (so it can be left cold/undriven for a few days). Got a call yesterday saying that they've contacted Fiat AU, and apparently they'll be releasing a software upgrade/patch for the gearbox that would resolve this juddering/jerking issue. He said there's no major problem with it juddering/jerking in the meantime, so I'll have to go back in a few weeks time to have it updated. I wanted to post this after I've collected my car (which I still haven't) and spoken in full with the dealer (I was in a noisy place yesterday so I couldn't really hear him). I'll do a repost once I've spoken to him properly today.
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Re: First to second gear

Ok, so I've picked up my car and was told that they have recalibrated the gearbox, tested it, and to them it was fine. I drove away, had no judder except once, which was relatively fainter/less noticeable. The dealer assured me that its in normal operation and that no damage was done whatsoever. Also reiterated that Fiat AU will be releasing a software patch in the coming weeks and I will be contacted to have the gearbox updated as soon as it is released.

So, guess there's not much I can do for now but to keep an eye on it and hope that patch will be released soon.. :shakehead
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Re: First to second gear

Thanks for the info luvduvs ! I'm pleased that you're making some progress down there. I hope that this patch will be the solution although it will be interesting to see if they have any idea about it here in the UK. I'm going to call the dealer next week to let them know that the problem has reoccured and see what they suggest. I would be grateful if you could keep me posted with regards to the patch - send me a pm if you can. Good Luck !!
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Re: First to second gear

Here's another update on the juddering from first to second gear. I haven't driven the car for a week until today, and the same problem is back
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Re: First to second gear

That's pants...

Is it only when you use manual mode or in auto as well?

Also, how did you go with your RPMs issue?
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Re: First to second gear

The problem is there when either in manual or auto..

I haven't had a chance to talk to the dealer (about the high RPM) since I picked up the car two weeks ago, but I suspect it'll have to go in again to be sorted out. This is what's pissing me off - I'm not prepared to use my annual leave because these morons can't get their acts together. And in the meantime, I'm writing a very detail complaint letter to Fiat AU right now..
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Re: First to second gear

The last thing you should have to be doing is taking time off work to have your car fixed, I couldn't afford to do that.

Have you spoken to them about giving you a courtesy car while they attend to yours? That would make things easier for you.
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Re: First to second gear

I haven't been able to make it back to the dealers yet but the problem still continues here as well and as with you it's always after not driving the car for about a week. It was pretty bad yesterday but no sign of it today !! You would think they would have some idea as to what it is or maybe it's a major fault that they know about but don't how to fix !!!

As soon as I'm back from a business trip it's going straight back and I will be asking for a courtesy car so that they they can keep it as long as they want. Will let you know. I'm getting more and more p..d off!
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Re: First to second gear

Mate, I think I know exactly why you're pissed off because so am I! Come on, if they built the damn thing they should know about it inside out and should have at least a clue on how to resolve it. The dealer told me Fiat AU knows about this problem and is releasing a software patch for it soon (this was said two weeks ago).

I understand the point about asking for a courtesy car/letting them keep it for as long as they want/need, but when you think about it this is simply unfair on the owner because we used our blood & sweat money to buy/drive the car we want, not any old courtesy car.. and besides, I bought a new car because I thought new cars are more reliable - how wrong was I!!

(BTW we saw another GP driver today inside a car park (trust me its rare in Sydney) and waved at each other; but damn I should have asked if he was having the same problem as well.. )
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