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Poll - Do you have rattle/squeaking noise from seats in your Punto?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by vayfiat, Nov 19, 2014.

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Punto Seat Squeaks/Rattles

  1. Driver seat gives out squeaking noise

    28.6%
  2. Co-driver seat gives out squeaking noise

    28.6%
  3. Rear bench is rattling (60 ratio)

    35.7%
  4. No Rattles

    28.6%
  5. Rattles in rear seat without 60:40 split option

    7.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. vayfiat

    vayfiat Amatore

    Messages:
    220
    Bangalore
    This is an attempt to know how many of us are having squeaking/rattle noise from Punto's seats. In a parallel thread that I had created, I have described about the rear bench rattle that my Punto 90HP is suffering from and the actions I have taken with FIAT so far. Thread - http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/rattling-with-rear-seat-design-issue.13320/

    In my 90HP I have the following issues with seats:
    • Driver seat gives out squeaking noise - On follow up with Vecto Motors (Bangalore), they raised a DIR to FIAT to get the issue inspected (along with second issues below) and FIAT deputed a seat vendor to do the same. The seat vendor guy tried to fix it temporarily by stuffing in some dampening material, but without success.
    • Rear 60 ratio seat rattles due to design issues. I will be greatly disappointed if it is turning out to be a manufacturing defect in my car alone - since there are not many reporting the issue seriously. Anyway it is a poor design from FIAT, according to me.
    Mods Note: Feel free to delete the thread if you don't think this is useful for the forum.
  2. pradeepsangwan

    pradeepsangwan Amatore

    Messages:
    87
    Bhiwani, Gurgaon
    Gurgaon
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Mine are not 60:40 ratio seats but they are also squeaking
  3. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    prabhjot likes this.
  4. vayfiat

    vayfiat Amatore

    Messages:
    220
    Bangalore
    Hi @Ravi,

    I fully understand and "Minor issues, squeaks, rattles and niggles" thread had surely helped me quite a lot. But I wanted to get data on how many of us are having seat squeak/rattle. Door/Dashbord rattles are something we can all live with or get some dampening done to ensure rattles don't ever come back. The issue with seat is this - it gives you an unsafe feeling. It makes you feel that you are driving a taxi. I am afraid of every hump, pothole, I'm getting annoyed to go over Bangalore flyovers when I reach span boundaries. I want to present a strong case to FIAT along with my follow ups.
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 20, 2014, Original Post Date: Nov 20, 2014 ---
    @pradeepsangwan Mods have added an option for non-split rear seats.
  5. anupam sharma

    anupam sharma Timido

    Messages:
    7
    Gurgaon
    I too have the following issues with my May'2012 punto 75hp.
    Drivers seat :squeaking noise from seat back, goes away at the farthest setting.
    Passenger seat: rattling, seams like whole seat vibrates a little making some noise.
    Even after tightening all bolts and lubrication, these noises come back.:banghead:
    Service center guys are clueless. According to them, only permanent solution is to change the seats. Will Fiat admit that its a manufacturing defect..:(
  6. jumu

    jumu Superiore

    Messages:
    969
    Chennai
    My cars driver seat is squeaking too, but after five years, is it normal or not acceptable

    Abdul
    prabhjot likes this.
  7. pdash

    pdash Regolare

    Messages:
    382
    Bangalore
    Mahadevapura
    Grande Punto 1.3
    My co-passenger seat shows some sign of rattle from last two months while going over bumper and un-even road. I will show it to SA coming weekend during my 4th service.
  8. vayfiat

    vayfiat Amatore

    Messages:
    220
    Bangalore
    @anupam sharma - Get it sorted out soon. Mine is bought on Nov19, 2012 (yes, yesterday my Punto baby turned 2 yrs), but an August/July model I guess. Tightening bolts, etc are all gimmicks from the mechanics. Get down and get your hands dirty, else the issues won't be sorted out. I will surely update all of you guys if FIAT is giving a satisfactory answer.
  9. sageeshr

    sageeshr Amatore

    Messages:
    75
    Bangalore
    Sarjapur Road
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Me too noticed it with 60:40 seat of my 90HP Sports.
  10. vayfiat

    vayfiat Amatore

    Messages:
    220
    Bangalore
    I can't conclude much with such a turnout of the poll. Anyway, it is clear that there are people who have similar issues.
    I'm continuing my follow up with Vecto/FIAT. I can't explain the intensity of bad feeling I have while I driver through bad roads.
    There is no way I'm going to settle with a squeaking front driver seat (since I'm not sure about rear seat - it is a clear design issue).

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