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Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

Okay so i've had my FIAT 7 Months now and had problems after problem one after another until finally on Friday, on the M50, the engine went up in smoke.... ya know like, on fire!! So until tomorrow when the garage will begin to strip the engine and i'll find out what the dammage is i decided i'd make a list to share with some people the problems i've encountered in the run up to this moment. The list is 100% true and as i remember more items i'll add them. So here we go:

Trips to Garage: 23
Time in Garage to date: 39 Days


Problem: Fuel Injection Light
Resolve: ECU Fault, Remaped

Problem: Windescreen Wipers Stuck on Slow
Resolve: Motor Fault, Replaced

Problem: Rear Break-Lights Blown
Resolve: Wiring Replaced

Problem: Missing 6th Gear
Resolve: New Gearbox Fitted

Problem: Drivers Seat Jammed
Resolve: Lever Replaced

Problem: Noise from NEW Gearbox
Resolve: Gearbox Fitted Incorrectly, ANOTHER NEW Gearbox Fitted

Problem: Airbag Warning Light
Resolve: Fuse Replaced

Problem: Slipping Clutch
Resolve: New Clutch

Problem: Fuel Injection Light
Resolve: Injector Heads Replaced

Problem: Air Conditioning Not Working
Resolve: GAS Refilled

Problem: Passenger Headlight Blown
Resolve: Water Dammage, Headlight Replaced

Problem: CD Changer Jammed
Resolve: Reapired by Blaupunkt

Problem: Head Gasket Blown
Resolve: Skimmed

Problem: Break Fluid Warning Light
Resolve: New Container Fitted and Filled

Problem: Radiator Can Always On
Resolve: Temp Sensor Fault, Replaced

Problem: Keycode Light
Resolve: New Key Issued

Problem: Rev. Counter and Speed Clocks Blown
Resolve: Replaced Dash Clocks

Problem: Power Steering Disabled
Resolve: Torque Sensor Fault, Replaced

Problem: Exhaust Fell Off
Resolve: New Exhaust Fitted

Problem: Fuel Injection Light
Resolve: Sensor Fault

Problem: Central Locking Not Working
Resolve: New Laserline Alarm Fitted

Problem: Fuel Injection
Resolve: Sensor Fault

Problem: Heating and Air Condition Not Working
Resolve: Yet to be Sorted

Problem: Engine Fire..... Yes like smoke and everything!!
Resolve: Yet to be Sorted

Problem: Engine Fire..... Yes like flames and everything!!
Resolve: Yet to be Sorted
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Re: Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

moan moan moan



You had car from new?
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Re: Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

Nope its a 2002 and i bought it second hand from the countrys LARGEST Fiat dealership. All under warrenty of course

But still its a little OTT no?
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Re: Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

I severley doubt the repair on some of those faults...you got all of this done under warranty? Dealer warranty scheme I take it?
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Re: Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

Quote Originally Posted by justindublin View Post
Okay so i've had my FIAT 7 Months now and had problems after problem one after another until finally on Friday, on the M50, the engine went up in smoke.... ya know like, on fire!! So until tomorrow when the garage will begin to strip the engine and i'll find out what the dammage is i decided i'd make a list to share with some people the problems i've encountered in the run up to this moment. The list is 100% true and as i remember more items i'll add them. So here we go:

Trips to Garage: 23
Time in Garage to date: 39 Days


Problem: Fuel Injection Light
Resolve: ECU Fault, Remaped

Problem: Windescreen Wipers Stuck on Slow
Resolve: Motor Fault, Replaced

Problem: Rear Break-Lights Blown
Resolve: Wiring Replaced

Problem: Missing 6th Gear
Resolve: New Gearbox Fitted

Problem: Drivers Seat Jammed
Resolve: Lever Replaced

Problem: Noise from NEW Gearbox
Resolve: Gearbox Fitted Incorrectly, ANOTHER NEW Gearbox Fitted

Problem: Airbag Warning Light
Resolve: Fuse Replaced

Problem: Slipping Clutch
Resolve: New Clutch

Problem: Fuel Injection Light
Resolve: Injector Heads Replaced

Problem: Air Conditioning Not Working
Resolve: GAS Refilled

Problem: Passenger Headlight Blown
Resolve: Water Dammage, Headlight Replaced

Problem: CD Changer Jammed
Resolve: Reapired by Blaupunkt

Problem: Head Gasket Blown
Resolve: Skimmed

Problem: Break Fluid Warning Light
Resolve: New Container Fitted and Filled

Problem: Radiator Can Always On
Resolve: Temp Sensor Fault, Replaced

Problem: Keycode Light
Resolve: New Key Issued

Problem: Rev. Counter and Speed Clocks Blown
Resolve: Replaced Dash Clocks

Problem: Power Steering Disabled
Resolve: Torque Sensor Fault, Replaced

Problem: Exhaust Fell Off
Resolve: New Exhaust Fitted

Problem: Fuel Injection Light
Resolve: Sensor Fault

Problem: Central Locking Not Working
Resolve: New Laserline Alarm Fitted

Problem: Fuel Injection
Resolve: Sensor Fault

Problem: Heating and Air Condition Not Working
Resolve: Yet to be Sorted

Problem: Engine Fire..... Yes like smoke and everything!!
Resolve: Yet to be Sorted

Problem: Engine Fire..... Yes like flames and everything!!
Resolve: Yet to be Sorted
You sure you haven't left anything off the list? Anyway I wish you best of luck in getting them all resolved
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Re: Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

That's nothing mate try owning a Peugeot 307

the car was at the dealer so often I had a reserved car parking space
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Re: Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

Once warrenty is up i would be waveing bye to that car..
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Re: Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

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Once warrenty is up i would be waveing bye to that car..
Me too; not because I hate the car though, but because once the warranty runs out the cost of getting things fixed will skyrocket (obviously), and plus it would be nice to have a change every three or so years
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Re: Can Anybody Punto be THIS BAD!!! Fire....

Would be a good car as nothing left to fix
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