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Old 29th August 2011, 19:13   #1171
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Same niggling issues guys. My mind set is also changing. This is the fifth time in 35000km, ABS is getting damaged. Thankfully till this date, concorde guys are replacing & repairing it under warranty. But it is getting on my nerves.
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Old 29th August 2011, 22:51   #1172
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I have decided to retain my linea for the next two years until the extended warranty wears out and then decide on further plan. As of now i am planning to get a new small diesel hatch for my city ride and for wifey too

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...-syndrome.html (Multiple Confusion syndrome...)

what the guys suggested seemed to be logical to me...........



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My cousin had the same problem on his petrol Linea. The compressor was running even after the AC & Engine were switched off thus draining the battery. He went from a Hyundai to a Fiat and going by the niggles he is facing i'm sure this is the last Fiat he is buying.
show him the possible solution. I guess its happening to many cars. is there a common niggle here???

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Old 30th August 2011, 11:40   #1173
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show him the possible solution. I guess its happening to many cars. is there a common niggle here???
This happenned some time back. Initially the dealership said its a battery problem and to contact Exide. The Exide guys came, charged the battery and again same story, so the next day they say the battery is fine and something is wrong with the car. Its only then that they started checking and found this compressor / relay problem.

After this issue he had some problem with the Lamba sensor causing the car to stall. The car was at VST for a week with no solution . Only after Mangesh was involved things moved and he got the car back. (remember i had PM'ed you for his contact details - Thanks for that !)

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Hi Dr Ashwin,

Enjoyed thoroughly reading through each & every page of your thread, quite informative, goes to show the love for your car. This is the only thread on Linea, which I found to be quite exhaustive. I am just hoping that Fiat comes out with a 1.6MJD Linea next year & I can lay my hands on it. Till such time I want to scan through all the long term ownership threads on Linea & gain as much insight as possible. Do let me know of other such threads, which are worth reading.

Thanks once again for sharing your experience
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Old 11th September 2011, 17:48   #1175
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Hi Dr Ashwin,

Do let me know of other such threads, which are worth reading.

Thanks once again for sharing your experience
Hey Auto Indian, you can also follow J. Ravi's Linea thread. Its worth reading.


Hey Ashwin,

Been following your and J. Ravi's Linea threads for a long time. Quiete enjoyed reading it but it's just now that I have got a chance to comment.
Wish you many more Happy miles on your Fiat Linea.
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Old 12th September 2011, 13:00   #1176
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Date : 9/11 ( 11/09/2011) yes the same date of tragedy. tragedy strikes again

Venue: Ponnerikarai ( kanjchipuram district)

Occasion: While travelling Back to chennai from bangalore for vacation

Time: 3PM

Type: Hit and Run. Speeding collision on rear side, when i was standing to change lanes on NH due to a bus break down. Vehicle came and banged me at almost 100kmph speed

Demon Vehicle: Tata Maxi Cab TN -18-H-1712

Damage: Extensive Damage to boot / Rear both tail lights/ Rear Bumper/RHS rear door

Let the picture speak for themselves

The Demon
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My car

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Filed a FIR and they have traced the vehicle. Have got the Damage certificate and has dropped the vehicle at VST body shop poonamalee. The Future Generali people were prompt enough to survey it today morning itself.

Lucky Escape for me and my family because of the tank like build

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Ashwin, thank almighty that you and your family are safe.
Are you claiming the damage from the Tata Owner ?
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It was a hit and run binze. as soon as he hit he came down and argued. we were in a state of shock. I called the police immediately. As soon as i said police he said he will park his van in side and sped away !!! B*****d
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It was a hit and run binze. as soon as he hit he came down and argued. we were in a state of shock. I called the police immediately. As soon as i said police he said he will park his van in side and sped away !!! B*****d
Oh, What a tragedy Dr. Ashwin.
Really sorry to see the state of your Linea.
Thank God You and family were unhurt.
So, since the Tata Van has been traced, are you planning to take money from him for the damages.
Also, what did insurance guys say ?
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@vtecguy

Looks like it is a travels vehicle. Dont think he will shell out any. At present i have to shell out and get back the damages later. I am planing to contest it in court and get damages if he is not willing to give any.
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Update:

The surveyor has given a green signal to carry out the repairs. The bumper and tail lights are in stock.

The boot and few other parts are not in stock. so VST is planning to indent and raise a v.o.r from pune. Mr.Venkatesh has promised give me the vor number so that i can talk to fiapl ajay bhatnagar and send it asap.

Looks like it will take a weeks time..........
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Feel extremely sorry for you & your beauty, heartfelt sympathies. The cab driver must have been one of those dumbest, not to notice the stalled vehicles on the road. However it is the Linea that saved the day for your with its "Tijori" like build. Had it been any other car, you would not have been in a position to write this report.

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Sad, this is really sad! Sorry about the whole thing!

Did you file a FIR with the demon vehicle's information?
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@anachronix

yeah i have filed one and the driver has been reprimanded. have to go to policestation tomorrow to see what has happened. i hope to get atleast some money from him as i have to shell out of my pocket as bumper and plastics are not fully covered under insurance. keeping my fingers crossed

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tanks for your concern. i am really lucky to be alive and typing
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hey geaash. this looks really bad. Its nice to hear that you and your family are safe and sound. its times like these when you really thank Fiat for their build quality. I had a similar situation when a truck hit me from back when I was waiting to change lane. I had a Palio back then and its the build quality which saved the guy at the back.
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