We had a beautiful Swift Kon-tiki 3 litre 2007 on the Fiat Ducatto which was our ideal layout - end lounge 5 berth -drove lovely - lots of power when needed. We thought we would have this van for quite a few years. Had the scuttle done re water ingress. Although this is only a cover for the engine and some of the electrics, it doesn't completely stop the water entering the engine bay. As a resut water is deflected from the top of the engine into other areas and can then freeze and cause other problems, as previously reported on this forum.
Had a tiny bit of a judder and often wondered what other people were creating about.
The beginning of January we ended up being brought home on the back of a low loader as the engine management light came on, then went off, then came on again - loss of power- limp home mode, but we had to get up a steep hill. Took it to a Fiat garage they said it was the throttle body. Fiat said it wasn't under warranty as it was over 2 years (2 years up in Sept) but it had only done under 5000 miles. £500 to fix it.
I suspect that this could have been related to water ingress and freezing as above, but cant prove that either way.
Completely fed up with all worry of what this van might cost us in the future and want to be able to use our MH
all year round, despite the weather.
Reluctantly sold our lovely motorhome. Trying to find another (new) that WASN'T on a Fiat/Peugot base is difficult to say the least - plenty of Fiats/Peugot, seem two a penny (late 2006 onwards) and cheap too. Obviously other owners getting rid as some were saying in the adverts they had them only a short while (ranging from 3 months-18 months) ( Mmm I wonder why) We are so angry and upset that we had to do this. We would buy another Swift in the future BUT NEVER WILL, until they use another base for their motorhomes.
Sorry to go on & on.