Fiat Warranty / Green Flag

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  1. TonyIsh UK

    TonyIsh UK

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    I will be getting a new M/home Fiat based (Well some one has too, otherwise the the company will die, and will not be able not to help their customers :Eeek:)

    I am a Caravan Club member and always used the Green Flag policy on previous M/homess

    Now I have a one years Fiat Warranty, do I need Green Flag as well ? I know they overlap to a degree, but is the extra spent a wise investment ?


    Rgds


    Have not reversed it yet, but will let you know :thumb:
     
  2. Braunston

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    Hi,

    To the best of my knowledge the Fiat new vehicle warranty is pan European, so I would just use it for the first year as I can't quiet envisage an incident that you wouldn't be covered for.

    If you were unfortunate to have a RTA then your vehicle insurance would/should cover any recovery, and if your battery goes flat etc then it would be covered by the warranty.

    The only question that I can think of that could cause a possible problem is if you have a puncture, I'm not sure how the Fiat warranty would view that.

    I would think that in general they have just bulk purchased cover from say the AA/RAC etc and i would suspect that they wouldn't go to deep into what was or wasn't covered but its always worth a phone call just to put you mind at ease

    If you insure with someone like safeguard full UK/European Breakdown cover is included with you Motorhome policy, so you would have belt and braces.

    Hope that helps


     
  3. TonyIsh UK

    TonyIsh UK

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Has anyone had experience of FIAT Camper Assistance ?

    Rgds

     
  4. gozomike

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    Hi. As mentioned by Braunston the manufacturers breakdown cover is provided by one of the main breakdown companies. (I spent several years contract managing breakdown cover for BT). A search for 'fiat assistance UK' indicates they use the AA.

    Mike
     
  5. Spacerunner

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    I was in the same position as you and cancelled Green Pennant during the 2 year Fiat Camper Assist.

    I did have a major breakdown when the ECU failed during a camping trip in the New Forest.

    Fiat Camper Assist were brilliant! The arranged for a breakdown vehicle which took us and the dog to the Bournemouth branch of Adams Morey a large commercial vehicle garage.

    They also arranged for a taxi, 2 nights in an upmarket hotel, all meals, a hired car for me to get home.

    Also they had Fiat's own technician to fit the replacement ECU.

    The only thing I had to pay for was a hire car to drive back to Bournemouth.

    All in all a good experience when it could have, so easily, turned into a disaster if FCA had not got things right.
     
  6. TonyIsh UK

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    Many thanks.

    RGds
     
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