Fiat are a joke.

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by ShiftZZ, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Talk about Dick Turpin being a highway robber...
     
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    Alright! :Sad: Whats upset yu now?:Eek!:
     
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    I've been telling you that for ages. :Wink:
     
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  4. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    New instrument cluster for van...

    Fiat,,, £645 plus VAT plus delivery plus fitting.... £847.
     
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    Well I am on my third Fiat and they have all been good. The latest, the X250 is simply superb!!! :thumb:
    Daughters partner has a Merc van and it is more trouble than it is worth.
    If you are talking about main dealer service, I told you go to Geo. :thumb:

    If it is parts pfft price a Merc same part and get a shock. he he.

    Letus know your problem please Hilda??? :Smile:
     
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    Now price one for a Merc. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    There is a company that will look at repairing them......my daughter had hers done...
     
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    you should leave the CLOCKING to the experts shifty :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    There are a couple of repair companies, there are always a few on eBay too

    Here is one finishing in a few minutes Instrument Cluster
     
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    HI
    Have you tried Cluster repairs UK.:Smile:
     
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  12. ShiftZZ

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    Thanks all

    I took the van into BR Cartronics as we suspected that it was an auto electrical issue and according to Rick Motor Roaming they are auto electrical specialists.

    They spent an hour looking at some machines linked to the van and they eventually diagnosed that the consul was faulty, they had replicated the data from the sensors to the something or other and that it was the A/D or it could have been the D/A converter was not communicating with something or other, at this stage, I was flummuxed and the technical stuff that Bernard was telling me left me in a daze.

    He wanted to understand the circuit diagram and he eventually found them and worked out that there were two types of consuls and they were all interlinked to something or other and all depended on something else. Anyhow, if one of the boards is type A then the faulty chip will have to be laser cut off the board.

    As you can imagine, this is well beyond someone who has a city and guilds in Radio.

    To cut a long story short, BR Cartronics will get the van on Friday, they offered me a courtesy car, I declined and they have agreed to bring me home.

    They are highly specialised and all in all really nice guys and all of 20 mins down the road.

    So a Big thanks to Rick and A big thanks to BR Cartronics...

    It would appear that simply swapping the consul is not that easy, as you need to pair up some numbers otherwise it will write **** into the new consul and give you issues down the line.

    Fingers crossed..
     
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    Best of luck with the repair :Smile:
    I am surprised that the consul is so complicated :RollEyes:

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    Clusters last stand, great movie:Rofl1:
     
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    Obviously your fault, you've been staring at it too hard.
     
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    I agree, watched it eating my mums delicious Rhubarb and Clusterd :thumb:
     
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    Clint Eastwood had the same problem with his Fiat:BigGrin:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL6IWZhLdSM[/ame]
     
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    I agree with you and Fiat. All my vans (10) have been Fiat/Peugeot. Most were reliable until I had the latest model. In a period of 5 months from June 08 until November I had 17 recalls. Some were a recall for the recall. I was fortunate that my 3 litre hadn't the clutch judder but did have a slight vibration when reversing. My local dealer assured me that the problem had been logged and if clutch problems developed it would be repaired under warranty. After 13000 miles the dreaded clutch slip developed so I contacted my dealer. He liased with the manufacturer who said that this mileage was reasonable for a motorhome, what a load of b.......
    Needless to say it went the journey and I purchased a Renault based conversion. All was fine until I took it to the dealer today for a slight miss whilst accelerating lightly. He came back and asked to keep it for a couple of days as the diagnostic check had shown up dozens of faults.
    I am now convinced the customer is officially the test driver for these manufacturers and as we discover problems they log and repair.
    Good luck with Fiat but shop around, dealers are now top on prices, I don't wonder they are struggling as nobody can afford there rates.
     
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    the problem with fiats is you get one problem then a whole cluster of them:Rofl1:
     
  20. ShiftZZ

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    Spoke with Fiat Customer care and a local dealer, neither were aware of the problem and the dealer's service manager thought he may have heard about an issue some time ago with reversing judder..

    Talk about heads in the sand, anyone googling will find no end of references to these issues, Fiat are ignoring them and thats a big problem.
     
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