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Old 11-08-2010   #1
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Post Punto Evo - Check List

As most of us have had a few minor issues with our evos on collection, I thought putting together a list new users/purchasers can find easily.

This is a list of problem's we've experienced & believe new buyers should keep an eye out for when picking up there new car & when "exploring" there new car.

Items in red are known faults experienced by most

If i've missed any, feel free to post below & i'll add them to the list.


The Check List:

Paint - Preferably before you sign anything.
Cubby hole in middle of dash - Check it opens.
Cubby hole by drivers knee - Check it opens/shuts properly & generally works.

Optional Extras (Only Applicable if included/ordered with car):

Fog Lights - Check they're installed.
Button for fog lights - Check its there
TomTom Blue&Me - Check it connects with the cars Blue&Me System
Ambient Lighting - Check it works, both interior front(not rear) door handles + strip light hidden away in passenger side of dash (Eleganza/Sporting Only, difficult to check unless dark.)
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

Good idea perhaps this could be made into a sticky for easy future reference.
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

Good idea. Would be good sticky too.

Really want the Evo owners sticky too.
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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.
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

Factory fitted side skirts and rubbing strips are coming off mine. Been waiting 6 weeks for it to be fixed!
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Factory fitted side skirts and rubbing strips are coming off mine. Been waiting 6 weeks for it to be fixed!
were they loose from new?
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Factory fitted side skirts and rubbing strips are coming off mine. Been waiting 6 weeks for it to be fixed!
My passenger side rubbing strip came loose too. Seems that they're only glued on with PVA!!

I also had a minute hole in my roof causing me major electrical problems whilst driving and knackering my relay for my towbar too as the water was finding it's way to the electrics in the boot area. Took them 4 days to fix it but I got 100 Fiat Voucher seeing as I caused a stink about it!

I've also noticed water in my Drivers side indicator so it's booked in again!

And the paintwork has no end of chips on it because of the quality of the now waterbased paint. I wouldn't mind the odd one but i'm forever touching the bodywork up. I never had to do that on my old Grande!
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I noticed the rubbing strips 3 weeks after getting it and called up as I was still waiting for the replacement center cubby hole and a week later noticed the driver side skirt was a little loose aswell.
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

Shame I cant edit my original post or i'd add it to the list.

one of my rubbing strips is pulling away a fraction from the bodywork at the moment too, was hoping it'd get worse so i can bring it up with the dealer next time i go there.


So i think this one can become a "Keeping it Perfect? Check before warranty expires" issue.

Check Side Rubbing Strips aren't coming unstuck
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

I can also now confirm, sadly, that a LHD dash has the same problem as the RHD dash. The coin holder next to the drivers knee on my LHD has now come loose, just like the RHD models.

It seems like quite a poor design really.

So obviously Fiat mirrored their poor design, on both LHD & RHD.

For those who had it replaced, did they need to remove the dash to fix it? In my experience, if a dash is removed and refitted, it's never quite the same again.
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Quote Originally Posted by miura74 View Post
I can also now confirm, sadly, that a LHD dash has the same problem as the RHD dash. The coin holder next to the drivers knee on my LHD has now come loose, just like the RHD models.

It seems like quite a poor design really.

So obviously Fiat mirrored their poor design, on both LHD & RHD.

For those who had it replaced, did they need to remove the dash to fix it? In my experience, if a dash is removed and refitted, it's never quite the same again.
I had the dealer look at mine and after the 3rd time they said they fixed it, one of the Kia mechanics from next door said put a screw in it to hold it all together! Since they have done that, it's fine and i've had no problems with it since.

Such a simple solution! lets just hope Fiat take note!
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Quote Originally Posted by miura74 View Post
I can also now confirm, sadly, that a LHD dash has the same problem as the RHD dash. The coin holder next to the drivers knee on my LHD has now come loose, just like the RHD models.

It seems like quite a poor design really.

So obviously Fiat mirrored their poor design, on both LHD & RHD.

For those who had it replaced, did they need to remove the dash to fix it? In my experience, if a dash is removed and refitted, it's never quite the same again.
Nah its a simple quick fix, do it while you wait nothing to worry about.
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

As well as all the other problems i've had with my Evo Sporting, I took mine to the dealer this morning for water leaking into the O/S side indicator, and they found that it was the front O/S fog light as well! And there was something on the computer they found stopping me from installing the new Blue and me software update!

Oh, and apparantly, my car had some software upgrade to the airbag system which is part of a recall i believe! Dont know if it applies to all Evo's. Loom out for your letter in the post!
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

Well it's finally the day for me, We could do with this post sticky'in I'll certainly be givin the car a thorough check after this wait!
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Re: Punto Evo - Check List

the knob/dial for my heating control has snapped off, well i got into the car from 2 weeks away on holiday and it was lying on the floor, had to drive from aberdeen to carlisle in the cold, think i had it set to cool last time i was in the car, its bloody annoying!
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