fiat recall

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  1. jo-ca

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    I received a recall for my Fiat Ducato 290 model. Ignition switch to be replaced as it could cause ABS and/or bag failure. It says the matter is urgent. Also posted with it was a note from the DVSA saying it was urgent.
     
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    Does your notice list the VIN's involved?
     
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    What year is your MH?
     
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    https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/re...FAE342A32680257F1C00523D17&freeText=Blank&tx=

    Vehicle Details
    Reference : R/2015/255
    Manufacturer Ref : 5956
    Make: FIAT
    Model : Ducato Van
    Launch Date : 22/01/2016
    Numbers Involved : 5303
    Build Start Date : 01/10/2014
    Build End Date : 11/12/2015
    Recall Details
    Concern : ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS MAY BE DEACTIVATED
    Description : In some circumstances the driver and passenger may experience consequent switching off of the instrument panel light and possible deactivation of other electronic systems, such as the ABS and airbags. The concern is caused by loose connections at the ignition switch contact holder block.
    Remedial Action : Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the ignition switch contact holder block.
    Vehicle Id : ZFA25000002729501 to ZFA25000002904391
    Other Vehicles Affected (Click the vehicle to perform an extended search)
     
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  6. Clarky

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    Had mine done about 10 days ago.
    It took about 40 minutes.

    Richard.
     
  7. jo-ca

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    Good post CWH
     
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    If you download the the Fiat Camper App, input your vehicle details it tells you if any recalls on the app. You can check every day if you wish.

    Had a recall on mine and the app told me before the letter arrived.
     
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    Can't make sense of the app.if you try to find your Motorhome it asks for photo and vocal notes whatever that is .i will just call them tomorrow.
    Brian &Jo
     
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    I can't even find the app
     
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    I looked at the app, it seemed to me that they wanted to know a bit to much info, wanting photos of everything, I'll just ring the dealer tomorrow
     
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    I'm a bit confused, I have put into the VIN checker on the Fiat camper website, the number from the Motorhome I'm due to collect in a few weeks from France and it comes up with the following:

    Car check for service campaigns: there are no service campaigns and a green tick

    Recall Campaigns: there are recall campaigns but it has a red x

    Does this mean it is part of the recall or not? Confused, the VIN is within the band mentioned.
     
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    I would think that yes, it's part of the recall, the red X meaning 'warning', green tick meaning 'it's all OK'
     
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    Thanks I wasn't sure if that's what it meant or that the supplying dealer had already fixed it. I'll have to contact them about it. Should it be done before they supply to me or is this something you have to take to a Fiat dealer?
     
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    I expect the experienced guys on here will help, but personally I wouldn't want to be driving it that distance without it being fixed. Not sure how your insurance would feel either if all went wrong despite the warning. If the previous owner didn't have it fixed, I also feel I'd expect the dealer to get it done. Maybe he already has? I'm sure Fiat will be able to confirm that for you.
     
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    It is brand new and has not been registered before so I feel that thus should be corrected before delivery, like you I am concerned about driving back about 700 miles with a safety issue. I will contact them tomorrow to check the position, many thanks for your replies.
     
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    We have had ours done, but still no notification from anyone. I asked the dealers and they said that DVLA would contact us.
     
  18. jo-ca

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    IT just says Fiat 290 model
     
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    Done 9,000 miles in ours with no problems so I wouldn't worry about a short trip.
    Ours has now been modified but I only found out that it needed the mod after downloading the Fiat App.

    Richard.
     
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    Recalls go to a FIAT dealer not a motorhome one, it is a Base vehicle failing, there will be a FIAT dealer in your area then go there, certainly do not drive up country to someone who cannot do it anyway.
     
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