Intercooler clip recal problems

Oct 7, 2013
4,658
29,452
South Wales
Funster No
28,463
MH
Swift Escape Compact
Exp
Since 1988
Our 2017 motorhome is affected by the above recall.

We are booked on to the Channel Tunnel on 1st March intending to tour France and Spain for 10 weeks.

No FIAT Professional garage can book us in for the recall before the end of the third week in March.

Is anyone else finding this?

Is it a question of availability of the part or simply workload?
 

MillieMoocher

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 18, 2015
1,042
10,218
West Yorkshire
Funster No
37,199
MH
Autosleeper Kingham
Exp
40 years under canvas: Motorhome 2016 To 2020
We are also subject to this recall.

We are booked in to Travelworld to have it fixed in early June. They told us about the recall in January when we were having the EGR recall done, and seemed quite relaxed that we were leaving it 6 months before getting it fixed.

So I’d not worry about it, take the holiday and get if fixed when you get back.

Caveat - don’t blame me if it goes wrong, just saying what we’ve done about it (y)
 
Dec 12, 2010
4,027
12,919
Cumbria
Funster No
14,651
MH
C Class
Exp
since 2011
Could you do anything yourself to beef it up or improve it yourself before you set off ?

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maison
Oct 7, 2013
4,658
29,452
South Wales
Funster No
28,463
MH
Swift Escape Compact
Exp
Since 1988
Could you do anything yourself to beef it up or improve it yourself before you set off ?
My worry on that was that “beefing it up” myself means I have accepted the warning but have not allowed FIAT to deal with it.

Knowing FIAT that gives them an excuse to avoid paying for any damage caused by a subsequent failure.
 
Oct 15, 2007
3,001
4,903
Neckend or North Wales.
Funster No
635
MH
Now own a static
Exp
Since 2004
I’m having our van done on Friday 16 th at Platts in Stoke on Trent, I went to see them about 2 weeks ago about the recall which they didn’t know about.
The service manager phoned someone who agreed about the recall and they ordered the parts there and then and gave me this Friday to take the van in.

John.
 
OP
maison
Oct 7, 2013
4,658
29,452
South Wales
Funster No
28,463
MH
Swift Escape Compact
Exp
Since 1988
Problem solved.

Although the parts should have been fitted yesterday they hadn’t arrived.

Received a ‘phone call this morning. They arrived today and will be fitted tomorrow morning.

RESULT,:)

France & Spain, here we come!(y)

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OP
maison
Oct 7, 2013
4,658
29,452
South Wales
Funster No
28,463
MH
Swift Escape Compact
Exp
Since 1988
That’s it.

Job done!:)

If you live in South Wales, and need a FIAT Professional garage, this garage were excellent in getting us out of a spot.

The only problem is that they are officially the “car” arm of the Company so have a small service bay, only able to accommodate PVC type motorhomes. There is also the “proper” commercial workshop in Newport, who didn’t have a space in their schedule but referred me to their car unit. The Newport branch can accommodate coachbuilt etc but tends to be busy requiring early bookings.

LC Motors,
Chapel Street,
Pontnewydd
Cwmbran.
 

Flatlander

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Sep 25, 2017
219
125
Funster No
50,679
Exp
Since I was a toddler.
According to what I have been told, this recall affects all Fiat Ducatos manufactured between 9th January 2015 and31st January 2018.

Owners are expected to contact Fiat...even if its not shown as a recall on FiatCamper.
 

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
32,401
61,355
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
I phoned a local dealer yesterday booked in for the 1st March and they will make sure they have the parts. Couldn't get it in any sooner as they only have one bay that can take large vans.

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Aug 26, 2008
3,039
12,494
B&NES
Funster No
3,823
MH
Van Conversion
Exp
since 2007
The parts have been delivered at last so I'm booked in for Friday 13th. :)

Superstitious, moi? What could possibly go wrong ... :rolleyes:

Oh well, fingers crossed there won't be a 3rd recall.
 
Nov 9, 2016
1,187
951
midlands
Funster No
46,005
MH
Van conversion
Exp
newbie
The parts have been delivered at last so I'm booked in for Friday 13th. :)

Superstitious, moi? What could possibly go wrong ... :rolleyes:

Oh well, fingers crossed there won't be a 3rd recall.


ha ha us to, fri 8.30 am...............on the 13th......

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gerry mcg

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Jul 28, 2016
1,180
1,806
Glasgow, Scotland
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44,285
MH
Globecar 600L Revn
Exp
since 2016
It is a 5 minute, while you wait fix.
The mechanical at my Fiat Professional dealership did bother taking the van into the workshop... He fixed the problem standing outside the van in the park lot.
Looked like a simple jubilee clip removal and replacement
 
Nov 9, 2016
1,187
951
midlands
Funster No
46,005
MH
Van conversion
Exp
newbie
It is a 5 minute, while you wait fix.
The mechanical at my Fiat Professional dealership did bother taking the van into the workshop... He fixed the problem standing outside the van in the park lot.
Looked like a simple jubilee clip removal and replacement[/QUOTE

yes, i believe the job has a booked workshop time of 0.2 hours!!

annoying as would be quicker to do myself!, less costly in terms of my time off work, and diesel there and back................but of course wouldnt be covered under warranty then.......Oh Please!!
 
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