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Discussion in 'Punto 1.4 Fire' started by fiatlover, May 24, 2011.

  1. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Sad to see the Master Cylinder has failed, Slave cylinder was usual problematic, hope this doesn't start happening in other cars.

    Did you talk to anybody else in Concorde, apart from Khan? It is always good to talk to some seniors in case you are not getting satisfactory answers. Though Khan is good chap, but talking to Ratish might have expedited this. Good that Fiat responded appropriately.

    You could have seen the difference RSA makes. They send a flat bed big truck, and takes cars on it, not towing it.
    Do update KHT service thread, this is not acceptable from KHT with whom we have high hopes.
  2. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    I had spoken only to Khan. He has been always helpful. Quite a few times he had helped me on phone, when I was on long drives. Previously, there used to be one person named Lavanaya, dedicated to support FIAT customers. I think she has quit Concorde.
    Yes, I understand importance of it now. I am planning to subscribe for it.

    Sure will update it there. This is one reason I am reluctant to go to KHT. Quality of work is assured if Adit is in loop, else unsure. There is no doubt that there are qood technicians at KHT.
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  3. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Come on, you have to look at it from macro perspective. One car or instance will not prove anything. It's the frequency & proportion of such occurances that decides the Service.

    e.g. If a guy X has Sony TV and there are 20 more guys in his apartment having Sony TV's. This guy X's Sony TV continuously gives him trouble for whatever reason. There is no issue with Sony TV's of his 20 neighbours. There are 3 more guys who have AKAI TV and 2 of them continuously faced issues. The guy X replaces his Sony TV with an AKAI TV which works without any issue for next few years. This guy X would feel and would shout from roof top that Quality/ service of AKAI TV is the Best and that of Sony TV is the lousiest. He might be right from his personal perspective but is definitely not right from macro perspective.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
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  4. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Now let us try to see your Linea in the same argument. It is true that your Linea had visited so many times the TASS and you have spent a huge amount in 3 years. Such types expenditure is not very common to other Linea. In fact there are many Lineas that are running like any other cars. I felt a over blaming of a brand in your posts just because expenses had happened frequently to your cars. I would be happy if you could correct me.:)

    What I said in my earlier post is that parts problem can appear some time with any dealers. In my case it was not only maruti but hyundai also. The same dealer had given very good service after that. I was not trying to prove that the Maruti service is bad since I received once bad service from them. I will never do that.
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  5. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Like a broken record, I'll have to repeat that it is not a question of my Linea or your Alto or Getz. It's a question of empathy with fellow TFIans and customers. For that one has to read the forum with open eyes & open mind. Issue is if someone posts his drive in his Linea/ Punto describing Ride, Handling, stability at 170 kmph speed, there will be 100's of likes and multiple pages are filled in a single day. However, there is a certain Manilruben struggling to sort out issues with his car since last 1 month almost and even Fiat engineer is taking him for a ride, the thread has moved hardly into 3 pages in almost a month. I don't think you have even posted in that thread. While there is no force on anybody for posting in such threads of fellow TFIans, the point is such selective reading may camouflage to view the perspective with an open mind & empathy. If you want to really understand pain of fellow TFIans, ask Manilruben, viny, amit, nitinkumardba and many many others. I again repeat, it's not a question of my Linea or your Punto/Alto/Getz. In any case, there is no point discussing this any further.

    2012 Car – Turbo not working in 3 months of purchase

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/engine-compartment/8175-turbo-not-working-new-75-hp-punto.html

    2011-12 Punto having issues – Trial & error method – suspension, O ring AC, Door lock, Door alignment
    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/pre-service-query/8216-customer-experiment.html

    Clutch replacement

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/engine-co...-mjd-linea-suggestions-needed.html#post137186

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/linea-1-4-fire/25-fiat-linea-1-4-fire-emotion-pack-73.html#post136676

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/service-center-reviews/1192-kht-motors-bangalore-25.html#post134261

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/punto-1-3...ort-my-punto-mjd-emotion-pack.html#post135683

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/electrica...r-my-linea-costing-rs-15000-a.html#post132626

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/punto-1-3-mjd/34-fiat-grande-punto-mjd-emotion-pk-18.html#post134489

    ELASTIC PADS:

    Parts changed in 1 year in 2011 model car – 1) Elastic Pad, 2) Radiator for Leakage, 3) Gasket for AC Gas leak, 4) AC unit, 5) Steering Rack

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/linea-1-3...un-wine-1-3-multijet-em-pk-10.html#post137918

    Elastic Pads changed in 10K kms

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/punto-1-3-mjd/1224-punto-1-3mjd-my-destiny-2.html#post129005

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/fiat-indi...older-versions-linea-punto-31.html#post132934

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/punto-1-3-mjd/34-fiat-grande-punto-mjd-emotion-pk-17.html#post133959

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/fiat-india-news/4899-fiat-india-sales-2012-discussion-50.html#post133201

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/minor-iss...se-problem-front-suspension-5.html#post127092

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/technical/6819-grinding-noise-steering-column-mjd-2.html#post126106

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/minor-iss...-going-steering-column-change.html#post125744


    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/engine-compartment/1409-hard-steering-problem-6.html#post118731

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/technical/6634-heavy-vibration-inside-car-while-idling.html#post115296

    Horn Issue in multiple cars

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/minor-iss...or-quality-horn-switch-costs-rs-20-000-a.html

    New T Jet + issues

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/linea-1-4-t-jet/8219-better-late-than-never-tuscan-wine-tjet.html

    2012 car…issues not solved and new issues created

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/service-center-reviews/8141-balaji-motors-thane.html#post136561

    Brake Pads

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/minor-issues-questions/6019-brake-pads-3.html#post141063

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/fiat-oem-spares/5767-new-brake-pad-design-punto-2012-a-2.html#post97403

    Brake Pads change within 10K kms

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/minor-iss...more-sense-go-tass-after-ew-2.html#post135854

    Brake Pad @ 30K kms

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/minor-iss...more-sense-go-tass-after-ew-2.html#post136240

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/minor-issues-questions/6019-brake-pads.html#post102343


    2012 car…AC water leakage issue in cabin

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/linea-1-3-mjd/8208-fiat-linea-great-machinery.html#post136520
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  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    I think we have to put an end to the argument we are engaged into. We are here to share our views and help each other if we can. Not that we should engage in an argument everytime. (Let Fiat take its sweet time to fix the service issues :))
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
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  7. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Very well said, Ramesh. Collective knowledge to help each other is the theme.
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  8. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Couple of pictures after a long time

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  9. amargawade90

    amargawade90 Superiore

    Good Pics , Sir .but...
    Sir , Please remove this "Door Visor" ......actually Its Spoils the Grande PUnto's Look :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012
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  10. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Have you observed any change in wind noise after installing door visor?

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