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Discussion in 'Linea 1.4 Fire' started by VahanPujari, May 16, 2010.

  1. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    If the said part was changed month back than you have to take car to ASS. Replaced suspension parts have warranty of 6 months.
    Couldn't the TASS you went to claim warranty, I was under the impression that as long as you changed the part at ASS you can walk in into any ASS all over India and claim warranty.
  2. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    I also thought so. But its always better to go to someone who worked on the car earlier to fix accountability not to say that other TASS can deny warranty as records are there in their CRM.
  3. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Sent the Car to Wasan, Kandivali today. Got to know that the issue with Ball joint or link rod. Let's see.

    ---------- Post added at 03:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:02 PM ----------

    Any idea if link rod/ ball joint is covered under GC upgrade kit? I remember that GC upgrade kit for Linea contains 4 Shock absorbers & spring.
  4. nkapoor777

    nkapoor777 Regolare

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    No I paid for these extra when the GC upgrade was carried out. Ideally they should have done this along with the GC kit.
  5. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Damn. TASS is still working on it and yet not been able to find the culprit (my driver is still there updating me). In the morning SA said it could be ball joint/ link rod but now not able to give any concrete information. I wanted the car back by today evening. :mad:

    ---------- Post added at 06:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:59 PM ----------

    My driver & SA called. They were taking test drive of my Linea after repairs. SA said that there were a couple of nuts & bolts which were loose tighetining which removed the noise :mad: Stupid. Damn stupid. I'm sure they would not have tightened these bolts enough at the time of GC upgrade. 80% of the issues and TASS visits are generally self-created by TASS. For no reasons, I ended up sending car at TASS and remained "car-less" for a day with an agitated customer. Neither quality of my Linea nor its parts nor driving can be blamed.
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Hope this time it stays quite for long time.
  7. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I think most of the issues that facing are due to lack of expertise of TASS people. These people neglect the issues and secondary issues generate from it. Fiat being known to this issue should do some extra training for the staffs who service Fiat cars.
  8. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    The car is as silent as it used to be. No rattles, No squeaks now :)

    And BTW, I enjoyed Mahabaleshwar drive thoroughly, the noise was the only deterrent. It's at those time that I feel it's ok to have the car at service station 3-4 times more in a year than required. I would be ok even if the visits are 4-5 in a year. Currently I think the average is minimum 9 - 10 visits a year.

    Let's see, the counter begins now again. Fiat lost the 1st challenge.

    ---------- Post added at 10:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:28 PM ----------

    The biggest sorry state of affairs is the schedule that Wasan SA gave me. I booked an appointment a week before. This was after Worli Tata Repair shop mentioned that I'll get the car back on the same day when I gave it to them. However, when I mentioned about GC upgrade a mnth back, it suggested to get the repairs done thro' Wasan. When I sent the car to Wasan, SA said that it'll take time and I've to leave the car overnight :eek:. Overnight? For what? I said ball joint or link rod is max couple of hours job, why overnight? He says there is too much of load. I said but I took a prior appointment, so what if there is too much of load. I spoke to Works Manager and politely expressed my displeasure that it's me who is suffering because of them and have to send car again after only a month of GC upgrade. Finally, it relented and repaired the car in a day.

    But, imagine SA wanted to keep car overnight for such a smaller job and that too after taking prior appointment! Had I not insisted and not asked my driver to stay there till end, SA would be happier not touching my car for the entire day. Alongwith in-expertise, this is another issue of TASS.
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  9. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    That's okay by TASS standards ;)

    The 6month/5000km "checkup" of our Linea took a good 7 hours! :lol:
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  10. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    chik chik chik noise still comes. someone in fforum mentiomned its due to belt. which belt? I've changed timing belt at 60k kms.

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