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Linea Active MJD 2012 - Wobbling Issue

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by anupam_aug15, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. anupam_aug15

    anupam_aug15 Novizio

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    Hi all ,

    I bought Linea MJD Active 2012 in Aug 2012 which has goodyear GT3 tyres. Since day 1 I am facing problem of wobbling at around 80 to 120 kmph . I have been complaining continuously and my car has been in service center for more than 2 months in past 6 months. FIAT/TATA motors has taken numerous trials , all at my expense , and they are not able to find exact fault other than Tyres. So they changed once 3 tyres and the wobbling stopped temporarily or may we felt so. Then again now they tested and found problem with all the tyres , So goodyear again changed all 5 tyres to goodyear GT3. But even after changing all the tyres , still the wobbling exists at around 80kmph. FIAT is clueless about the issue. And I have been suffering coz almost 10-15 days the car is in service center for somebody from FIAT/TATA/Goodyear to test the vehicle.
    Can anybody throw some light on this fault? Has anybody faced the same issue. Has it got anything to do with Ground clearance increase by FIAT in 2012 , that is causing it. Anybody with Linea 2012 has faced this issue ?

  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Wobbling normally happens due to bad wheel balancing, or bent alloy. Check these 2 things also.
  3. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Help Needed urgently : Wobbling Issue in New FIAT linea MJD Active 2012

    Exactly..check wheel balancing... Also if there wheel is bent u would encounter this issue



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  4. Surya

    Surya Superiore

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    Namma Bengaluru
    Wheel balancing and wheel alignment get this done it will resolve the issue you are facing..
  5. dj.nish

    dj.nish Superiore

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    At the cost of sounding repetitive, I'd say this. PLEASE do not get wheel balancing/alignment done from TASS. There are specialists outside who do a much better job and in front of your eyes - to your satisfaction.

    I became a recent victim of this by none other than Fortune, Sakinaka (supposedly the 2nd best FASS in Mumbai). I had specifically asked them NOT to touch the rotation/alignment/balancing thing as I always get it done from elsewhere. But the over-zealous SA forgot and since this is a part of 15k/2nd free service, he got it done.

    The result - my alignment is out and the car steers a bit to right now. When I gave him a piece of my mind, I was shocked to hear his answer. He says they dont even do it themselves but outsource it to a local tyre shop. He also showed me the shop. It was so pathetic that I wouldn't take my bicycle there.

    Net-net, stay away from T/FASS for jobs which can be better done outside.
  6. anupam_aug15

    anupam_aug15 Novizio

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    hyderabad

    Thanx all but my car doesnt have alloys as its MJD active. Also the dealership has done wheel balancing and alignment numerous times till now but the vibration in steering remains around 80 kmph .
    Can there be any other issue as I am facing this problem since day 1 of my purchase and wheel balancing and alignment has been done at various TASS in delhi and hyderabad and I have got it done before my eyes .
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  7. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Did TASS remove all four tyres or even the front two from your Linea and install tyres from a known no-problem Linea? That would narrow down the troubleshooting.
  8. anupam_aug15

    anupam_aug15 Novizio

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    Yes till now multiple trials have happened . They tried changing RIMS , all tyres and so on and I have been involved in trials (most of them). Recently also after extended trials by team of FIAT, TATA and goodyear they changed all the tyres with another linea and did test run and they told me all tyres were faulty. Then FIAT changed all the tyres through GOODYEAR. But even with the new tyres , they vehicle wobbles at around 80. the steering vibrates considerably
  9. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    During this test with tyres from another Linea, did the car behave perfectly normal??
  10. anupam_aug15

    anupam_aug15 Novizio

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    Just got update from FIAT that now they are planning to change all the new tyres with BRIDGESTONE tyres as they suspect GOODYEAR GT3 have issues . Could it be possible ?

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    Yes it behaved perfectly normal during the trial with tyres from another linea. they swapped the tyres from my vehicle in other linea and that also showed wobbling. So this confirmed tyre issue. But I wasnt present for this trial.

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