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Old 19-04-2007   #1
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brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

i had a letter from fiat asking me to check my fait punto mk1 1999 for a metal brake pipe inspection.

apparently these areliable to corrosion due to road salt and can lead to brake fluid leakage and failure.

anyone else had such a recall and what was the outcome?
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

yeah, most did, about 7 yrs ago, its an old re-call.
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

Yep, had all 3 of mine done now, the sx and the sporting only needed to be coated.
My elx needed new ones...I'm suprised you have a letter so late in the day tbh.

But it's a quick job and my local fiat even gave mine a wash and a hoover before I picked them up
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

365 from my dealer, well I had other things that needed done at the time. One couldn't be done due to the alternator giving in causing unessary expence. The recall fix was free thankfully.
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

Sorry for bumping this thread guys but...

I just had my MK1 go through its MOT. It passed but got an advisory on the front offside brakepipe corrosion...

I am not the original owner so was wondering... should this still be covered by the recall? and will Fiat still fix it?

If so do I just give em a ring and see if its been done yet???

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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

Mine were done just before I bought it but I still called after I got the car to find out whether they had. Just give them a ring and they will check it on they're computer.

If they havn't done it yet they will change/coat them for free.

If they have been done, then moan and complain that they're work didn't last 12 months and get them done again

Either way Fiat will have to do the work free of charge
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

or if recall has been done & it was over 12months ago you'll just have to pay.
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

or do it yourself., cost me about 20quid for the parts iirc.,
https://www.fiatforum.com/punto-guid...lines-mk1.html
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

Hi yes had my mk1 recalled and they changed all the brake pipes and they even changed the brake fluid free of charge , get it to fiats as this was a major recall
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

well, it already been done and it was 13 month ago :-(
looks like they were just painted...

Fiat say they may contribute to the repair after they review the case(whatever that means???)

Ive had a look and its not too bad, I may just apply a coat of waxoil and see how it goes...

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p.s - cheers vtec - its the pipes not the lines though!

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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

oh right., i get ya., its a similar job all the same., just thought it was the lines as there prone to splitting.,
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

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they even changed the brake fluid free of charge
They had too !!
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Re: brake pipe safety recall notice from fiat

yeah mine has a recall, i get a letter every year but never get round to taking it lol.

it also comes up as advisory on its mot
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