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Old 27th March 2009, 10:21   #76
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karthik,
Is the USB stick format FAT32 or NTFS?
My Home DVD player wouldn't recognize the USB stick when it was NTFS. It now works after I formatted using FAT32.

Worth a try I guess.

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8. Media player (Blue & Me) is not recognizing the USB stick (Error: No media Found).
Siddhu CSM will be coming back with details after getting information from Fiat India.
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still Steering Wheel noise is present.

Whenever brake is applied at forward or reverse motion, a screeching noise is coming

Can other linea owners confirm about any screeching noise while braking?
I do not have either the Steering wheel noise or a screeching noise while applying brakes (sudden or sluggish) at any speeds. Please get these checked again, if possible take test drives in more Linea's at the dealership.
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Old 27th March 2009, 14:48   #78
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still Steering Wheel noise is present.
What exactly is this noise. Are you talking about noise of plastic scraping when you turn the steering. We had this on our fusion and Uno when new. It just went away on its own after some use.
It's a creaking noise from Steering Column like a wandered screw sound.

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Whenever brake is applied at forward or reverse motion, a screeching noise is coming
Not sure whether all ABS vehicles have this. Normally it should not give any such sound. Atlest not at slow speeds while reversing. Is it like something scraping metal. Just ask them to blow some air after removing the whels. It could just be some small stone stuck somewhere. It might get solved.


Can other linea owners confirm about any screeching noise while braking?
Yes i also told CSM about this.we already done air blow job and checked for any alien in the brake assembly.Everything is alright.
CSM will confirm after have a talk with his seniors.
I have tested another brand new car.that also has the same screeching noise.
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karthik,
Is the USB stick format FAT32 or NTFS?
My Home DVD player wouldn't recognize the USB stick when it was NTFS. It now works after I formatted using FAT32.

Worth a try I guess.
It's in FAT format only.
sometimes Blue&me not recognize USB.i don't know the exact issue.
might be the problem in the USB slot.need to check.
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It's a creaking noise ......like a wandered screw sound.

....... we already done air blow job and checked for any alien in the brake assembly. Everything is alright......
mmm.. I hope there are no ghosts in there doing all this hanky panky business there.
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mmm.. I hope there are no ghosts in there doing all this hanky panky business there.
Good One,might be ghost came free with Linea
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Congratulations aks_karthik, good buy. Hope all your problems are solved.
Btw do you still have the Laura?
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Hi Gemi,

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Whenever brake is applied at forward or reverse motion, a screeching noise is coming
Not sure whether all ABS vehicles have this.
Can other linea owners confirm about any screeching noise while braking?
The only other ABS equipped vehicle that I have experience is the Innova. Defintiely there is no sound as described.

Please note that Karthik has mentioned 'normal in ABS provided Fiar vehicles'

The test drive Linea did not have any noise while braking.

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4. Brakes to be checked. Whenever brake is applied at forward or reverse motion, a screeching noise is coming
This is normal in ABS provided Fiat vehicles.
It could be a minor issue, but follow it up.
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Default you are making me more apprehensive!!

i have booked my linea petrol emotion pack in chennai too. i have noted all your problems will check all those when i do a pdi. i know the email of the gm of vst motors and the mail id of csm fiat chennai . if you want it i can provide you so that you can talk to them directly
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ya thanx,
I am having good rapport with both VST Service GM Ramesh and Tata CSM Siddha.
CSM invited me personaly to meet him in his office at kasi arcade on coming saturday.

Don't get worry drashkum,The car is really good.
Mine was having some problem and sorted out easily with VST service guys.
you can definitely enjoy the car moreover Petrol Linea is more silent than Diesel variant.
In my trip to pondi.i felt the car was more silent after 2000 rpm.
IMO,Once the run in period aka 3000kms is crossed,the engine will be running very smoothly.

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Yes,
Finally i gone for a Highway trip to pondicherry last saturday.
The trip was very fun because of Linea.
The car was running like a dream and very smooth and got a very good FE.
I got exactly 20.7 kmpl with 100% Ac and with onboard 5 adults.
Driving was a pleasure and handling was very good.
Turning the car in 120 kmph was very well planted and no over or under steer.
I touched 140 Kmph @ 2750 rpm sometimes.
I felt the car was more silent after 2000 rpm.no thunder sound as it's a diesel war head.
The car was really pulling well but some turbo lag was exists.
But overtaking nominal speed vehicle was not a big deal.
AC was very good though i maintained 3 points in blower and 23 degree in auto mode.That day was sunny and i tripped between 12 and 3 pm.
Everyone onboard had enjoyed the trip a lot and planned for a trip to Tirunelveli, my hometown next month totally 1200 kms.
Linea is trully luxury

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Thats a good mileage with the AC. Good to hear that you are enjoying the drive.

So are all the noise problems sorted out?
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excellent f.e dude!

hope all your problems are sorted out
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Karthik, nice to know that your Linea has returned to a state of normalcy and vow those FE figures really rock. At the end of the day FIAT has finally delivered on service and promises.

Now the fiatlinea.in website carries a special link on the Top RHS which leads to some telphone nos (24 hr helpline) and service details. They are giving an impression that things have changed atleast they are making an effort and it shows.
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Yes,
Finally i gone for a Highway trip to pondicherry last saturday.
The trip was very fun because of Linea.
The car was running like a dream and very smooth and got a very good FE.
I got exactly 20.7 kmpl with 100% Ac and with onboard 5 adults.
Driving was a pleasure and handling was very good.
Turning the car in 120 kmph was very well planted and no over or under steer.
I touched 140 Kmph @ 2750 rpm sometimes.
I felt the car was more silent after 2000 rpm.no thunder sound as it's a diesel war head.
The car was really pulling well but some turbo lag was exists.
But overtaking nominal speed vehicle was not a big deal.
AC was very good though i maintained 3 points in blower and 23 degree in auto mode.That day was sunny and i tripped between 12 and 3 pm.
Everyone onboard had enjoyed the trip a lot and planned for a trip to Tirunelveli, my hometown next month totally 1200 kms.
Linea is trully luxury
wooohaaa.. great update buddy. very good FE also.. Enjoy your ride
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