2nd gear problem 3.0l Fiat

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  1. scotchjock

    scotchjock Read Only Funster

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    We travelled 450 miles to collect our new Dethleffs A class, with 3.0l fiat engine and manual gearbox. Just before we arrived, the dealer phoned to say that there was a problem with second gear jumping out. The first thing he said was you can drive it home and get the local Fiat dealer to repair it. Guess what I told him?
    I have since read about the reverse gear problems. What's the latest on the 3.0l, and has anybody had second gear problems?
     
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    May be water in the gearbox - this was predominantly a problem with the previous model, as the scuttle dumped its' water onto the box housing, which seeped in caused crunching gears and flickering speedo.

    I have heard of water in newer gearboxes - though not as common as the usual juddergate.
     
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    You would be wise to reject the motorhome at this stage, Fiat appear reluctant to repair the 3 litre under warranty ? I have a 2.3 litre, I experience problems from day 1. Loads of promises, some attempts at repairs. 2 years later and 4000 miles and many breakdowns we have no confidence in using the van, it now decorates our drive.:cry:
     
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    I have a 3lt and the clutch went while under warranty and less than 10000 on the clock.
    Fiat custumer care have no power to authorise repairs and fiat are a waste of time.I ended up having to pay over £700 on a motor less than 2 years old.
    Dave
     
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