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Old 06-07-2011   #31
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

Fiat replaced the side rubbing strips and the passenger one came unstuck again 2weeks later. Took it back again whilst the car was back to have coil replaced due to an engine warining light coming on. Fiat glued the strip at the body shop and said that should hold it. Now 4 weeks later the strip has now come off again. Going back wednesday hopefully 3rd fix lucky I have little faith.
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vibrating sound coming from drivers side of my week old evo. Sounds like is coming from the vent. Also footwell panel came off, it was the one nearest the door it hides the fuse box.
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Right so my passenger side rubbing strip has now been replaced 3 times and has started to come unstuck for the 4th time.

I have phoned my dealer who again said they would order new ones and refit. I told them that I see no point in getting it replaced as the strips only stay stuck for 3 weeks maximum.

I have now sent a 2 page letter of complaint to Fiat UK customer relations department. Been waiting a week and haven't heard anything yet. I really regret buying a Fiat now and just don't know what I am gonna do. I just want closure on the very pathetic and simple problem that Fiat seem totally incapable of fixing.
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Right so my passenger side rubbing strip has now been replaced 3 times and has started to come unstuck for the 4th time.

I have phoned my dealer who again said they would order new ones and refit. I told them that I see no point in getting it replaced as the strips only stay stuck for 3 weeks maximum.

I have now sent a 2 page letter of complaint to Fiat UK customer relations department. Been waiting a week and haven't heard anything yet. I really regret buying a Fiat now and just don't know what I am gonna do. I just want closure on the very pathetic and simple problem that Fiat seem totally incapable of fixing.
I've had my side strip replaced once, has been fine... But, sending it back tomorrow due to the replacement strip being a matt black rather than metallic black -.-

I'm started to get annoyed at having to drive to the fiat dealership for such minor little problems (cubby hole x5, sidestrip x2) not only does it annoy me but I also feel I'm overstaying my welcome at the dealership.
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Perhaps mine's one of the most obvious failures in the factory - they put a steering wheel on without the Blue&Me buttons, so I can't use it at all. Getting it replaced on Thursday though so OK. Am I right in thinking that the normal steering wheel comes with rubber bits at the top?

Can't understand this as they don't even make a model in this country without Blue&Me! Dealer spotted this as soon as he handed it over which was lucky!
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

Hi guys
I'm trading in my Grande Punto for a Evo 1.4 Sporting, does the new Evo's still have the water in the tailgate issue, it wasn't mentioned once in this thread so I'm assuming they have cured the problem

will keep an eye out for the missing bits though
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Perhaps mine's one of the most obvious failures in the factory - they put a steering wheel on without the Blue&Me buttons, so I can't use it at all. Getting it replaced on Thursday though so OK. Am I right in thinking that the normal steering wheel comes with rubber bits at the top?

Can't understand this as they don't even make a model in this country without Blue&Me! Dealer spotted this as soon as he handed it over which was lucky!
Is it the shame shape as the normal steering wheel?
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Yeah it was exactly the same, just blanks where the Windows and Phone buttons were meant to be.
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Another check for the list.

The plastic molding to the left of the drivers leg, it has a grilled pointy bit - pointing towards the driver. This often comes loose and can catch on the drivers trousers when trying to depress the clutch. Bloody useless design!
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To add as a newbie, I have a 1.4 GBT and so far I have had a rheostat on the heater Suspension top mounts and bottoms arms...
bought an ex demo with 1200miles on and only covered 6000miles.... hope this doesnt continue. :thumbdown:
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When I received my Punto Evo 1.4 Dynamic, I noticed there was a lamp in the glove box that was not working.

Removed the glove box to investigate, found out the there was an interlock switch at the glove box and a wiring harness not connected to it. There was also no bulb in the lamp.

Connected the harness to the interlock switch, stuffed a bulb into the lamp, assembled everything back and now there is light.

Poor quality control?
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Check for lots of smoke on initial startup of the day as I am having a hell of a problem with a fault on the engine on mine, and been like that since I drove it off the dealer forecourt.

It's a very rare problem, but it exists none-the-less.
I also have this problem. I have checked all over the car and infant find what is causing it. Once the car is warm though it doesn't seem to have and faults
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One thing I had go wrong was at about 25000 miles my coolant case cracked which is an inevitable thing on these. I have the 1.6 sporting and the egr is inside a case which the coolant passes through to cool the get (smart idea) but then they ruin it by making the case out of ****ty plastic which can't cope with the hot/cold temperatures from the engine bay. So be careful of this. Also my turbo blew about 500 miles later
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

im new to all this just joined now ive just bought a grande 1.4 wanted to ask will evo lights fit on a grande need some help on mods
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

Worth to add that some Head Unit versions are AUX incompatible. Not sure which ones, but reading through several posts here made me realize that.
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