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Old 19th August 2012, 09:42   #5191
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Friends need help. In my punto 1.4 EP getting airbag error "Airbag failure see handbook". Is anything serious happened in the car?
How old is the Battery? Looks like the culprit to me!

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To all who have bought this car. It indeed is a good choice, as long as you are assured of a good service. But for me (just my opinion), no more FIAT products.

LOL: Thats how I felt when we had the Fiat UNO Jubilee Edition a decade ago and now I'm back with 2 FGP EPs.

Their automobile engineering and VFM makes one overlook the poor service and all silly problems associated with the brand.

Just Imagine IFF FIAT India had better service
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Friends need help. In my punto 1.4 EP getting airbag error "Airbag failure see handbook". Is anything serious happened in the car?
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Maybe one of the airbag sensors has gone bad or it could be as simple as a rat chewing the wires (happened to an ex-colleague's Punto). Please take the car to the service station for proper diagnosis.
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How old is the Battery? Looks like the culprit to me!




LOL: Thats how I felt when we had the Fiat UNO Jubilee Edition a decade ago and now I'm back with 2 FGP EPs.

Their automobile engineering and VFM makes one overlook the poor service and all silly problems associated with the brand.

Just Imagine IFF FIAT India had better service
Headers is correct.
Its a sign of a weak battery.
i too get this error code in my car ocassionally.
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Its a sign of a weak battery.
i too get this error code in my car ocassionally.
Could be, Car is 3 years and 2 months old. Tomorrow I am taking car to service center for diagnosis.
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Could be, Car is 3 years and 2 months old. Tomorrow I am taking car to service center for diagnosis.
I too had the same problem last year in my fiat linea. I had got the battery changed,after which there was no problem.

In fact you can do a load test your current battery to test your existing battery. Load test on my old battery failed and I had replaced it.
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Started to get a squeaking sound when the rear wheels go over a hump . This started after a long 2000 km drive.

Anything in the suspension , or something in the underbody ? Car is almost 3 yrs old , 38,000 km on the odo. Service due next week.
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Started to get a squeaking sound when the rear wheels go over a hump . This started after a long 2000 km drive.

Anything in the suspension , or something in the underbody ? Car is almost 3 yrs old , 38,000 km on the odo. Service due next week.
Check rear seat folding mechanism, it was the reason for rear rattle in my car.
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On occasions, my Punto refuses to start at first try. This has started to happen since I last refueled my car. Could suspect quality diesel be the reason for this? It does not happen every time though.
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How much does the 4th paid service typically cost ? Mine is a MJD E pk.

I need to change my gear oil, coolant and brake fluid as well this time.

Around 8-10 K I would guess ?
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How much does the 4th paid service typically cost ? Mine is a MJD E pk.

I need to change my gear oil, coolant and brake fluid as well this time.

Around 8-10 K I would guess ?
My last service cost ~8.5K including engine oil, gear oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering oil change. However, mine was a "free" service (24 months), so no labour charges.
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Started to get a squeaking sound when the rear wheels go over a hump . This started after a long 2000 km drive.

Anything in the suspension , or something in the underbody ? Car is almost 3 yrs old , 38,000 km on the odo. Service due next week.
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Check rear seat folding mechanism, it was the reason for rear rattle in my car.
It could also be a slight misalignment of the boot door. Happened with me a couple of times - you may want to check that.
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How is the space for a tall driver i.e. does the left leg hits against the center console. I test drove the Polo and my left leg went through an ordeal in a ten minute test drive. thanks
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How is the space for a tall driver i.e. does the left leg hits against the center console. I test drove the Polo and my left leg went through an ordeal in a ten minute test drive. thanks
shouldn't be too much of an issue. I am 6'1" and the punto's seat is a snug fit for me. The front seat space is large and airy. Use the height adjustment lever and lower the seat if you feel too claustrophobic during the TD.

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^^:

The Fiats Have a eccentric rail and the drivers seat moves from low to high as we move closer to the steering.

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Guys I hear a small rattling sound in my AC vent/ Dashboard when the car is in idle. I have left the car for 1st service last saturday, the tata guys are still working on it and couldn't find the cause even after three days.

Did any your Punto had this problem? Mine is MJD dynamic.

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Guys I hear a small rattling sound in my AC vent/ Dashboard when the car is in idle. I have left the car for 1st service last saturday, the tata guys are still working on it and couldn't find the cause even after three days.

Did any your Punto had this problem? Mine is MJD dynamic.

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Yes. This is a minor one though. I feel you are making it worse by asking TASS guys to fiddle with it. Just pump up the music and enjoy the drive. If yours is a 2012 model, am sure you should be having the infamous left front door rattle. The dashboard rattle is nothing when compared to this.
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