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      Quote Originally Posted by gonugupta View Post
      Dealer has given you a date for servicing? Normally Customers take appointments as per their convenience, no?
      True, but Vecto motors is now overcrowded with Fiat cars as TATA has stopped the servicing for Fiat from March 31st. And it is the nearest of the far-away Fiat service centers for me.
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      So tomorrow it is for the service, got a confirmation call from Vecto motors today.
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      Got the drive today - drive is as new as it was the first day I got the car. Since it has completed 4 yrs, they have changed all the oils, first starting with the list of complaints I had

      Complaints:
      1. Slight Squeeze noise when the windows are down and the clutch is fully pressed, noise continues until the clutch is released. Sometimes there is a double-step feeling while depressing the clutch
      2. Little more Engine sound inside the cabin
      3. Reduced AC cooling
      4. Straight line steering drive, slightly drags the vehicle towards the left
      5. non-linear acceleration - at constant speed, there is a sudden raise in acceleration and then deceleration (waiting for my OBD scanner)
      6. RH mirror change
      7. Sometime brake squeezing noise(slight) - when windows down
      8. Request for additional 1ltr of oil in a can - just to top up in long drives

      Estimate: 11.4k

      Now the things my drive got refreshed with
      Oils Changed:
      Engine
      Transmission
      Power steering
      Brake
      (Did I miss anything...)

      Others replaced:
      All 4 spark plugs
      Coolant
      Windshield wiper solution

      Misc:
      Wheel alignment and balancing
      RH mirror replacement
      AC pollen filter
      Oil filter
      Air filter
      Fuel filter

      -x-x-x-x-x

      Complaints attended:
      1. Clutch lubricated - now no noise and no double step(might have to check for a while)
      2. Cabin engine noise reduced (might be a placebo effect - need some long drive to confirm)
      3. Steering alignment fixed
      4. Since the spark plugs were weak, SA claimed that to be the issue for no-linear acceleration
      5. RH mirror fixed
      6. Brakes cleaned, so no sound now, might last for another 2k, so have not changed now
      7. Oil 1ltr provided (but not charged - possibly missed)


      Complaints still present:
      1. Non-linear acceleration still present (hope the OBD scanner will help)
      2. AC - no change in cooling

      Service center comments/Issues:
      1. Takes a lot of time to attend - given this feedback in their feedback form (rated 4/10)
      2. They can handle only 20 cars at a time
      3. No emergency bay or quick service bay, so anyone stranded and needs assistance in repair has to book an appointment Saw a real case today, where one customer car was stranded near Kudlu gate and he was in the service center and asking if someone can attend and do the repair, as the car does not move. The first question the reception lady asked was - Do you have an appointment, without appointment we cannot do anything . That guy blasted like anything and he was made to wait in the lounge for a while. Hope he got some assistance.
      4. SA called me before replacing the spark plugs and confirmed it, as he did not mention it while taking the issues list from me (10/10)
      5. Took 2 days to finish - left the car on 7th and got back on 8th evening( though collected it on 9th morning).
      6. They have fully automated exterior car cleaning/washing system and the boys wipe the car with Micro-fiber cloth
      7. The car was not properly cleaned inside, even the engine bay was not fully cleaned - unlike Concorde, which used to clean the interiors and engine bay well.

      Total paid: 9388/- (Materials 5.5k + labour 4k + Tax)
      There was a discount of 14xx/- not sure for what and why, the SA did not mention it, but I noticed back at home while going through the list of items.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bbllaazzee View Post
      waiting for my OBD scanner
      Would like to see your feedback on this, as I am having trouble with this on my petrol Linea.

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      bbllaazzee - Why don't you drop by my place tomorrow evening and we can have a look at your car and you could also pick up the reader!

      I will be off to Coorg on Saturday and will be returning only on Sunday night!
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Why don't you drop by my place tomorrow evening and we can have a look at your car and you could also pick up the reader!
      I am totally packed with personal commitments. Will drop sometime next week.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
      Would like to see your feedback on this, as I am having trouble with this on my petrol Linea
      Sure, once I get hold of it with Rahul and test it along with him.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bbllaazzee View Post
      Takes a lot of time to attend - given this feedback in their feedback form (rated 4/10)
      FIAT India has miserably failed in their previous avatars because of ASS or am I affected by the feeling of déj* vu? Now, I am keeping my fingers crossed for the sixth paid servicing of my Linea, which is due in another 3 k km.
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      Quote Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
      FIAT India has miserably failed in their previous avatars because of ASS
      Ravi Sir, expect half a day to finish the things. First I got stuck in the traffic of Singasandra, then had to wait in the lounge for 40 mins, as there is a queue of customers waiting. More than that there is only one SA who attends to service(Linea, Punto, Palio), hence the long wait.

      I would recommend to be there at 9am, so a lot of time can be saved, I got delayed by 40 mins(stupid traffic jam, due to BTS bus breakdown).

      If it is regular service then there should not be an issue, if there are critical part change, then they might not have it in stock.
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      Suddenly on Sunday evening my Odo started to blink. TFI has posts stating that it might be due to moisture in the Glow box area causing issues with the Blue&Me system and possibly might make it dead. But my B&M is working good and I do not see any other issues. As a initial step on Monday I removed the battery -ve terminal and after few minutes connected it, so the system is reset. Now things are OK, incidentally yesterday I figured out that my rear wheel is very low on air pressure, possibly it has a puncture, so not sure if these 2 can be related and I do not expect Fiat to provide such a feature, though some have reported the same in TFI where one of the wheels have a puncture and the odo starts blinking.

      But the reset should not have fixed the blinking, if that feature was available
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      Quote Originally Posted by bbllaazzee View Post
      one of the wheels have a puncture and the odo starts blinking.
      I donot think so. I have driven for around 300-400 m (from office parking to roadside punture wala) with punctured tyre but did not notice odo blinking.
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