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Re: My boot leaks

all cars have problems...its the way they handle these that frustrates me.

Have you spoke to the DET yet?
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forgive me for being thick but what is DET?
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My car went to the garage on Friday for the leak in the boot, bloke told me that a part was fitted in correctly and he fixed it while I was there. He said they'd keep the car and do a water test on it just to double check thats what the problem was. I get the car back Saturday lunch time park up at home and its rained over night. This morning I wash the car and thought i'd just check to see how it was and guess what its full of water again. Going to call the garage send it back there tomorrow and tell them I dont want it back until its stopped leaking. I know new cars have problems but I really dont want my new car smelling off damp
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forgive me for being thick but what is DET?
Dealer expert technician. As soon as i get the time i will be seeing mine.
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Thanks for that, Waiting on a call from the dealer at the moment. They are deciding whether to agree my rejection or not.
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Update! The dealer feels they deserve one more chance at a repair. The car is in the bodyshop and is being worked on by their senior technician, who has solved all 3 leaks in the Evos he has had so far. So we will see. I will keep you up to date once I get the car back.
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Update! The dealer feels they deserve one more chance at a repair. The car is in the bodyshop and is being worked on by their senior technician, who has solved all 3 leaks in the Evos he has had so far. So we will see. I will keep you up to date once I get the car back.
So one dealer has had 3 that leak already, they can't have sold that many. So how many leaking Evo's are there out there, sounds like a big problem. And i was thinking of trading in my fault free 100HP for one.

What with the leaks and the stop start issues ive read about i think i will stick to my panda. Shame as the Evo looks good and is great value for money.
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Re: My boot leaks

I remember a Thread on here from just before the Evo had been released.

One lad said "at least Fiat will have fixed all the known problems with the Grande Punto..."

I did cynically smile a bit at the time...
Are we seeing :-
Drop-link fails,
Driver door lock fails,
Glovebox catch fails,
Rear wheel bearing fails,
Broken front springs,
Failed front suspension top mounts,
Dodgy steering racks etc yet with the Evo range?

If the above faults are being seen on the Evo it makes me really sad...
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Re: My boot leaks

cant remember seeing an evo with a fault (think there was an alternator?)
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Hi Foxy,

well i pick the car up tonight, so i will see what happens with the water!!

I see you have i30 Premium, well i also have Premium diesel as our other car FAULT FREE!!
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Well ive collected her!!

we will see, but the dealer says they have definately sorted it out. was coming in on the seams, and also through the wiper grommet.

To be honest, im still not going to hold my breath.

will keep you posted after the first down pour.
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I see you have i30 Premium, well i also have Premium diesel as our other car FAULT FREE!!
oh no don't start him off
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Re: My boot leaks

I've got a Grande Punto 2010 - it's also fault free. :-) Annoying that some of the Evo's have got the Leaky Boot Lid. I'd be truly P'd off if mine had. I jet wash it once a week, so far so good.
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Thanks T, i will try not to get started LOL

Well it poured down last night, and guess what NO LEAK!!!! HURRAH!!!

I loved my drive to work this morning, its good to have her back. Thanks for all your support guys, and if you are one of the unlucky ones like me, DON'T be fobbed off by your dealer. Insist on a repair, and make sure that the head Tech does it!

Fiat have agreed a compensation also, so will let you know what it is.
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Good-oh. Hope you enjoy the car as much as I do mine.
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