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Old 12-11-2011   #1
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as some may know i have a new 2011 Punto Evo,

i added alloys from the Grande Punto Dynamic ones as mine is an active....

theyre balanced perfectly fine, the car drives fine but.....

when your progressive brake and turn the car to the left or right it makes a really noticable creeking noise seems to be coming from the left any idea's what this may be?

any info much appricated as i am taking it back to the dealer tomorrow with keys and logbook in hand as this has now become a joke 5 issues in 3 months of ownership!


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does the noise happen when your stationary and turn the wheel?
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its when braking to lower speed and turning the wheel
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Not sure what problem that would be! I changed my 15" wheels to 17" alloys and they have been fine. You dont seem to have much luck with yours. This trip back to the dealers would be the forth time for me since Feb and this time there are quite a few probs! Hopefully they may be able to do something for you!
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Re: Suspension Help???

when you had the wheel off did you catch the brake disc heat shield? and bend it closer to the disc?


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Have you checked your wheel nuts are tight?

does it happen if braking in a straight line?
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Re: Suspension Help???

it also happened this morning when my car was at a complete stop and i held my foot on the brake it creek again, however this has only started to happen now that its been raining....

my alloys are on right bolts fully secure with locking bolt too...

its my 5th trip back to the dealer as of tomorrow i am seriously considering taking my keys and logbook in with me and telling to keep it im furious ive never had this amount of problems before..... i always owned new and had 6 car upto now this is the only one to really annoy me...



think its time i go back to Vauxhall again
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I do agree the quality is very poor! This is my first car and I will not be getting another! I am going to hang on to mine for another year or so and then look to get a BMW 325d
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to be honest im just so disapointed by the car it just doesnt live up to the Corsa i had before this...

i think im going to be handing it back tomorrow im that frustrated so far its had 2 new rear light clusters the heater vents replaced in the dash as they where stuck in the off position, now the issue with the paint and the brakes/suspension and starting issue on a car thats 3 months old! RATHER ANNOYED!!
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Think that is best as they may be able to do something for you! If you dont ask you wont ever know! I had my lights changed about 3 months ago and they have both gone again but really bad this time. I have also had the dash board thing hanging off! The main thing I am worried about is the starting as it either wont start until the 5/6th try or it will start up really rough. I will find out friday.

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Think that is best as they may be able to do something for you! If you dont ask you wont ever know! I had my lights changed about 3 months ago and they have both gone again but really bad this time. I have also had the dash board thing hanging off! The main thing I am worried about is the starting as it either wont start until the 5/6th try or it will start up really rough. I will find out friday.

Hope it all goes well tomorrow.

Well i rang the dealer yesterday and was told they would ring me this morning to book it in.... still not had a call back and the service department is only open till 12.... really angry.... i was apologies by to by a sales assistant and she told me that she was going to speak to the branch manager.... i would have atleast expected a courtesy call back from him apologiesing but nada.......


not good for one of the biggest dealer networks in the UK is it....


Arnold Clark shocking!!!

to think ive been a loyal customer and bought 3 cars from them now... seriously going to consider another dealer soon, where i live is over 25 dealers around my town, but ive always gone there quite disapointed
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Always hate it when they say they will ring and they never do. I have to admit my dealer has been very good. The times before they have collected my car, done the work and bought it back to me. Now that I am working they have got me a courtesy car and a auto too as I only got an auto lisence!

I would rather them keep my car a week or so and have a good look into what the problems are than just give it back after a day. It shocked me before when I took it in for a few small problems and they gave the car a check over and they phoned to say that there was too many faults found to give it back so they had to keep it for a further 4 days and the car was only 3 months old then. As they say with fiat ... Fix It Again Tomorrow!!
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What was the outcome?
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Took it back to dealership.... Spoke to a sales woman who I ended telling her I want to speak to a manager so got the sales manager... He booked it on Wednesday and is going sort it.... Apparently the pain work is iron fall out and they can rectify it but they won't give me a
Courtosy car because I'm 19.... So I've told them that I expect a loss of earning compensation I can't afford to loose 100 because I have to have 1 day off...


I finally got my point across when I stated I will hand the back for want of a better word they actually cr*pped themselves and booked me in for Wednesday

Think I'm going to go to call Fiat Direct and Arnold Clark's head office too

They actually said this to me 'you buy a fiat expect fiat service. You get what you pay for' in otherwords a massive headache!!!
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Well hope it all goes ok on Wed. It is poor service tbh. So are they going to give you a 100 for loss of earnings? I don't see what the big problem is of them giving you a coutesy car.
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Apparently the pain work is iron fall out and they can rectify it

which unless present at the time of purchase is really down to you.... if you park near a building site, rail way line or other heavy industry (engineering works power stations etc.) you seen my reply to your other thread mate?
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