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Fiat Linea/ Punto - "Did You Know" Series....

Discussion in 'Technical' started by VahanPujari, May 15, 2010.

  1. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Thanks for the info Bak. It appeared when there was 1999 kms ;) . I will keep an eye on that.
  2. royj

    royj Esperto

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    This is a feature found in some vehicles. I remember seeing this specification in Tata Aria, not sure if it is implemented or not.
  3. dj.nish

    dj.nish Superiore

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    Wow! This thread is perhaps the best on TFI. I found the collection very informative. Another feature to be added to the list - the rear de-fogger is time controlled. This is designed to save the heating coil and the windscreen from damage. The rear defogger switches off after 3 minutes.

    Just adding a few comments from my side:
    I found this to be weird. When I need to know exactly how much the car can go on low fuel, the MID just displays ---? What is the logic behind this?
    Which is wrong na? Esp because Linea has different bulbs for low and hi beam! So if I'm on a brightly lit road (e.g. in city driving) and one bulb in the low beam fails, the MID should inform me. There's no way I'll discover it in usual course of driving.
    That is a confirmed fact. A senior personnel from Fiat told me that they conducted a survey of all their dealers in India. With specific reference to TJet, dealers knew only 11% of the total available features. I'm sure if you show them the 1st page of this thread, the figure would go down to 5%!
    It is true but in a different sense. In the TJet, there is a feature in the auto AC that can quickly direct air to ORVMs (but from the inside). At the same time, it switches off the AC and moves to hot air. So during rains this feature comes in handy in clearing off water droplets and condensation near the ORVM. The best part about this feature is that it's time sensitive. So if you forget to switch back to AC, it will automatically do so after 3 minutes.
    Even I was shocked to see the missing intrusion alarm. Heck, even the beep on locking/unlocking via remote is missing. (Or is it de-activated by default?).

    I always have to keep looking at the lights to see whether I have actually locked or not (I'm an OCD afflicted guy!)
    That's awesome! Just yesterday I was wondering why Fiat has missed out this feature. Even Team BHP strongly reported this as a BIG NEGATIVE!
    I discovered it yesterday after reading this thread and I'm highly impressed. It usually is available in premium cars only (i.e. 18 lacs and above)
    This is very surprising and I'm reading this for the first time. Why would a manufacturer recommend NOT using the hand brake, when it it traditional driving knowledge everywhere?

    ---------- Post added at 05:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:54 PM ----------

    I found the following to be very innovative!
    Not if you have deactivated the buzzer from MyCar menu. I did and have never heard the low fuel buzzer! I feel in this case, the buzzer should over-ride user's settings.

    This applies JUST for unidirectional tires. For regular tires, it is infact recommended to do a cross rotation. Why does Fiat advise same side rotation though?

    Can someone confirm if this applies to the fuel lid also? I did not get to check this feature, but my fuel attendant tells me that in Fiat, if one of the doors is open / not closed properly, the fuel lid would not close. I could not understand the logic (and never got around to check it too).
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  4. royj

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    No. It does not work that way. If it were true, then you will not be able to close the fuel lid with the driver door open, which I always do at fuel stations.
  5. Arkin

    Arkin Amatore

    I think it is Aug'11 or Sept.'11 manufactured, have to confirm.

    BTW, the odo reading of my Punto 90 starts blinking once in a while and then stops. Why is this? I've covered a little over 3650 now..
  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    It shouldn't happen. There might be a display issue in your Car. I would recommend to have it checked at the Service Centre.
  7. fiatlover

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    For range, MID shows --- when it goes below 50 kms. At this point, if you drive at 60-80 kmph in 5th gear for a few minutes, you will again see the range figure to be 60 or even 70. I have observed this quite a few times. The MID figure for Range depends on your current driving style.

    MID shows the warning light and Message if any of the bulbs fuse. I remember seeing something like "Check front left indicator bulb" when the bulb fused.

    This one applies only to four doors and boot. There is no warning shown if the fuel lid is left open. And fuel lid independant of whether any other door is open/closed. At least that's what I have noticed.

    For security system, I think all we have is the Engine Immobolizer, which locks the engine if one tries to start with a duplicate key. Don't know how reliable is this in an era where even duplicate keys made electronically.
  8. dj.nish

    dj.nish Superiore

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    And thats exactly what my grouse is! Main headlight bulb failure is a much bigger risk than any other bulb. I wonder how could Fiat leave that out!
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  9. vIjAy_kHaSa

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    Arkin your Body Computer have a fault code stored in history if it blinks sometimes and if ODO blinks continuously your car need to have Proxi Alignment procedure done at ASS.

    My car had a fault stored about convergence unit(Blue N Me) and the ODO used to blink sometimes.
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  10. jayadev

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    wouldn't it be too silly that your headlights are blown and you could not realize it by your own? Do you expect if there s a mist on windscreen Fiat should inform you about it?

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