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Stilo Abarth 2.4 22 17.32%
Stilo JTD 115 24 18.90%
Stilo JTD 80 1 0.79%
Stilo Multiwagon 10 7.87%
Stilo 1.8 6 4.72%
Stilo 1.6 22 17.32%
Stilo 1.4 3 2.36%
Stilo 1.2 2 1.57%
Registered 2001 1 0.79%
Registered 2002 39 30.71%
Registered 2003 27 21.26%
Registered 2004 11 8.66%
Registered 2005 4 3.15%
Registered 2006 0 0%
Front 44 34.65%
Rear 1 0.79%
Side (Near battery) 33 25.98%
Side (Far from battery) 19 14.96%
Mileage at failure (up to 10k) 1 0.79%
Mileage at failure (10k - 20k) 2 1.57%
Mileage at failure (20k - 30k) 6 4.72%
Mileage at failure (30k - 40k) 8 6.30%
Mileage at failure (40k - 50k) 9 7.09%
Mileage at failure (50k - 60k) 9 7.09%
Mileage at failure (60k - 70k) 2 1.57%
Mileage at failure (70k - 80k) 5 3.94%
Mileage at failure (over 80k) 6 4.72%
Iíve up-rated my springs anyway 10 7.87%
Original springs are still OK 69 54.33%
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Old 19-10-2006   #1
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Broken (Front) Springs - READ NOTES BEFORE VOTING OR ELSE.....

Notes for the broken spring poll
  1. This poll is about broken springs so if yours are still OK (so far) then please ONLY answer one of the two questions at the end.
  2. Itís a multiple choice poll so if youíve had two failures then try to enter the info for both.
  3. If your dealer changed both springs for one incident then enter this as a single failure.
  4. Iíve never heard of rear spring failure but the option is there just in case

We all know they break so hopefully this might show a trend
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Nice one - have stuck it for now as well

EDIT - I messed up, lol - will edit the poll
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Quote Originally Posted by Stuart DemonD
EDIT - I messed up, lol - will edit the poll
Stu, to stop peeps doing what you just did can you change the title to read something like " - Read Notes BEFORE Voting" as I think most people vote and then read messages afterwards
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Quote Originally Posted by Argonought
Stu, to stop peeps doing what you just did can you change the title to read something like " - Read Notes BEFORE Voting" as I think most people vote and then read messages afterwards
He he - will do
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Cool Re: Broken (Front) Springs - READ NOTES BEFORE VOTING

Oooo good poll Argo as you all know both of my front springs have been changed one by me and the other by dealer also top mounts and tie bars changed the same time forgot to put in the poll but my dealer has changed the rear springs because of brakage but they werent mine I havnt see anyone report the rears braking on the forum but that all might change with the poll
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Re: Broken (Front) Springs - READ NOTES BEFORE VOTING

For us people who don't worry to much about mechanics, is it obvious when the springs are broken??

And what about us people with multiple Stilo's??
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Re: Broken (Front) Springs - READ NOTES BEFORE VOTING

Quote Originally Posted by rroope
For us people who don't worry to much about mechanics, is it obvious when the springs are broken??
No direct experience myself but I gather it's not that obvious if the break occurs close to the end of the spring. I think the giveaway are strange noises from the suspension and visual (slightly down on one side).

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And what about us people with multiple Stilo's??
You of all people can surely manage a fake user ID
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Re: Broken (Front) Springs - READ NOTES BEFORE VOTING

Recall started today on ALL stilos with chassis up to 00644197...

Should receive a letter in the post
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Quote Originally Posted by SchooweeNick
Recall started today on ALL stilos with chassis up to 00644197...

Should receive a letter in the post
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Re: Broken (Front) Springs - READ NOTES BEFORE VOTING

Good on you Argonought! My Stilo was in overnight on each occasion a front spring was replaced (one was a failure, the other precautionary) because they "weren't carried in stock" and "the wrong part came in"...
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Re: Broken (Front) Springs - READ NOTES BEFORE VOTING

Well that's me in for the recall then. All original springs and still got 4 wheels on my wagon.

If a spring snaps then it depends where the break occurs. At the worst point the spring remnant can jam into the tyre when you're travelling at speed and the next thing you know your car is sliding along on its roof on the motorway

Curious as to what a spacer can do to prevent the breaking of the spring, thought they were just too brittle at manufacture, guessing something to do with the spring unable to rotate. Maybe that's partly the cause of the creaking front suspension.

Be nice to get it fixed
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Quote Originally Posted by SchooweeNick
Recall started today on ALL stilos with chassis up to 00644197...

Should receive a letter in the post
do you know what the new part will be yet? and are parts in the uk yet?
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Re: Broken (Front) Springs - READ NOTES BEFORE VOTING

Ok, sorted out the poll - so many have voted that didn't have broken springs [we are only supposed to vote in bottom two categories] - so have edited all the numbers, although if you click on the numbers it shows those who mis-voted
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Quote Originally Posted by Stuart DemonD
Ok, sorted out the poll - so many have voted that didn't have broken springs [we are only supposed to vote in bottom two categories] - so have edited all the numbers, although if you click on the numbers it shows those who mis-voted
Well done Stu

Thereís still a few oddities

Schweck: Front spring (IĎm guessing ) = 5

Registered 2002 = 4 (add PNL)
Registered 2004 = 0
Registered 2005 = 0 (Pretty sure PNLís motor is an 02 model?)

Stilo Abarth 2.4 = 1
Stilo Multiwagon = 0
Stilo 1.2 = 0

Fairly strong trends have developed:

At least 20% of members affected by spring failure which is most likely to occur on 02/03 registered Stilos at a mileage of 20k to 40k.
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Quote Originally Posted by Argonought
Well done Stu

Thereís still a few oddities

Schweck: Front spring (IĎm guessing ) = 5

Registered 2002 = 4 (add PNL)
Registered 2004 = 0
Registered 2005 = 0 (Pretty sure PNLís motor is an 02 model?)

Stilo Abarth 2.4 = 1
Stilo Multiwagon = 0
Stilo 1.2 = 0

Fairly strong trends have developed:

At least 20% of members affected by spring failure which is most likely to occur on 02/03 registered Stilos at a mileage of 20k to 40k.

Sorry guys for any cock ups on my part just put it down to old age and typo's
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