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Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by Soumik, Apr 25, 2016.

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Has your car (Punto/Linea) rusted at one or more places?

  1. Yes

    43.8%
  2. No

    56.3%
  1. Soumik

    Soumik Amatore

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    Kolkata
    Linea T-Jet
    As per the VIN it was manufactured in January 2012.

    Why do Fiat cars rust quicker?

    Why would they charge on rusting claims even under standard warranty?
  2. Umesh Kumar

    Umesh Kumar Novizio

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    Trivandrum
    Linea 1.3
    In the warranty card i received(for 2010 DEC Linea) it states COSEMETIC warranty(against defective paintwork) and anti perforation warranty against defective/corroded body panels(rusting) for a period of 2 years or 80k kms apart from the standard eqiupment warranty.
  3. Soumik

    Soumik Amatore

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    136
    Kolkata
    Linea T-Jet
    2 years is very low when Volkswagen offers 6 years warranty on Vento.
  4. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Heptanesia
    Linea 1.3
    I am told galvanic steel isn't used whereas VW uses that. Apart from that who knows if e-coating is done properly or some quality issues are there.

    I have seen rusting claims being passed by company. In many cases people use hard water and improper cleaning as well. However during warranty all claims can be made and Fiat does offer replacement of panels too in some cases.
  5. Soumik

    Soumik Amatore

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    136
    Kolkata
    Linea T-Jet
    That is not expected from a 11 lac rupee car (Linea).
  6. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Heptanesia
    Linea 1.3
    I would say no car. Even a Nano. Especially when metallurgy processes are so advanced these days.
  7. Soumik

    Soumik Amatore

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    136
    Kolkata
    Linea T-Jet
    Why does Fiat not take steps to ensure that the cars are not rusted?

    If you look at the poll, a whopping 40% of the people (till now) voted that their Fiat cars had rusted!
  8. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Heptanesia
    Linea 1.3
    They have taken in the newer cars. Certain batch had more troubles. We don't know how they fixed it, but they even directed some FASS to adhere to specific measures for painting and surface preparation. The newer panels if changed could solve the issue. Still as added measure some extra rust proofing solution is good. The only plus side is the panels are not of thinner grade and would hold their better in certain accident scenarios.
  9. zam123

    zam123 Novizio

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    bangalore
    Avventura 1.3 90 HP
    Why should fiat care if your vehicle gets rusted once they make a sell. They don't have to ensure it , if the vehicles are getting sold.

    Why should they spend more money to ensure it?
  10. Soumik

    Soumik Amatore

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    136
    Kolkata
    Linea T-Jet
    Certainly they don't sell cars if you compare to Volkswagen for example who offer 6 years corrosion warranty on Vento and 12 years on Jetta! Fiat does the least in terms of sales volume!

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