500 Madness
 
Page 3 of 27 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 13 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 264

Thread: Post for Minor Issues

  1. #21
    Senior Member TimAllen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    263
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 48 Times in 37 Posts
    I can deal with little things like this... but i really hope these fiats and abarths can be reliable in terms of the engine and major components! And i hope they deal with the problems instead of forgetting about the owners just because Fiat already got their money so who cares
    When you go Abarth, you don't go back!!!
    Injen Intake / Forge Intercooler / Forge Blow off valve and wastegate
    Neu-F RSe05 17" Wheel w/ 215/40/17 Yokohama AD08R / CF RRM rear diffuser
    Neu-F Catback (no muffler) / Neu-F Short shifter / Neu-F rear torsion bar
    Bilstein Coilovers / UniChip stage 2

  2. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
    Sent a PM to FiatCares concerning the issues brought up in this thread - clearly they represent problems of quality control that need to be addressed sooner rather than later!

  3. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to SPQR For This Useful Post:

    BellaFiat (05-02-2012), djchoongjae (07-04-2012), EliRider (05-01-2012), Scorpion (05-01-2012), Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth (05-01-2012)

  4. #23
    Guest
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,411
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked 310 Times in 243 Posts
    All seem like recall issues that will be fixed in the next 6 months, none of them seem major problems to me...

  5. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
    Personally I would prefer that they sort out known issues before the cars leave the factory rather than after

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to SPQR For This Useful Post:

    Hangman0327 (06-15-2016)

  7. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    296
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked 41 Times in 27 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by fidgell View Post
    All seem like recall issues that will be fixed in the next 6 months, none of them seem major problems to me...
    If these problems surfaced on the regular 500 which has been out for over a year why weren't they addressed before putting this car into production?
    [12] Abarth | [04] Z06 | [06] CBR600RR

  8. #26
    Senior Member VTEC Mini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,173
    Thanks
    346
    Thanked 214 Times in 145 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MM22 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. Come on Fiat, don't be like Mini. This is why I left Mini.
    EXACTLY!!!! I couldn't agree more!

    I hope Fiatcares chimes in soon.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to VTEC Mini For This Useful Post:

    FiatGusto (05-01-2012)

  10. #27
    Fiat Top Care Specialist FiatCares's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    1,165
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 382 Times in 254 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by VTEC Mini View Post
    EXACTLY!!!! I couldn't agree more!

    I hope Fiatcares chimes in soon.
    All: Have any of these issues be brought to the attention of the studios ? Thats the first step... if resolve isnt met, then I can address each one of you, individually.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to FiatCares For This Useful Post:

    Leotxn (05-01-2012)

  12. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
    Jonathan- some of the issues brought up in this thread and others are things that in my opinion should be brought to the direct attention of corporate Fiat. They apparently have been brought up to the individual studio's who, based on what has been said, appear to be aware of similar problems with other models. The issue is that for those of us who are awaiting delivery or contemplating the purchase, that known problems have not been rectified. It's not the individual issue(s) that for the most part are minor, but rather the larger problem of quality control and addressing issues proactively, before the cars leave the factory.

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SPQR For This Useful Post:

    mudking (05-01-2012), Prima 109 (05-04-2012)

  14. #29
    Member ace51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
    Check your tire pressures, my car seemed darty, the rear tires has 41psi and the fronts about the same, tech must have forgotten to set tire pressures at PDI. Makes a world a difference. Should be 38psi F 30 (or32?)psi R
    Last edited by ace51; 05-01-2012 at 12:07 PM.
    12' Nero Abarth with all the goodies but no sunroof
    12' 500C Pop Giallo automatic with wheels -- wife's car
    11' Spec Race Atom #51

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ace51 For This Useful Post:

    BillE (05-03-2012), Hangman0327 (06-15-2016)

  16. #30
    UniChip Enthusiast Lifetime Member EliRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    832
    Thanks
    373
    Thanked 276 Times in 159 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by FiatCares View Post
    All: Have any of these issues be brought to the attention of the studios ? Thats the first step... if resolve isnt met, then I can address each one of you, individually.
    Thank you Jonathan for responding... As mentioned in other posts we are glad you are monitoring this forum... and yes... my Studio is aware of the issues I raised... the concern is that we are seeing a trend of assembly issues on such a premium car that is out of the control of the Studios. Special concern if these trends are also an artifact of the previous 500 models.

    Most of us can handle minor issues and deal with them... however it does not sit well if a series of minor issues begin setting the tone about wondering how the rest of this wonderful car is built. Perhaps better pricing for the Extended Warrenty will ease tensions here.

    The spirit of this thread was to alert Fiat of these reoccuring trends. IMHO... Fiat has a problem here... that needs quick response/correction... especially if this is a repeat issue on many cars. It's sounding like my intial concerns are echo'd loudly.

    Thank you for responding and listening.
    2016 Fiat 500X Lounge (Bianco Gelato)

    2012 Fiat 500 Abarth (Nero)
    Unichip Q4 (5-Way Map Switch / self tune)
    Custom CAI / Intercooler
    ProtoXide Steel Single Mass Flywheel
    ProtoXide performance clutch/plate (4 puck copper reinforced)
    Craven Speed Throttle Body Injection Spacer
    HPSI Water Meth Injection System
    Bilsteins coil-overs
    EBC Red ceramic brakes
    Brake Lab slotted/drilled rotors
    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

Page 3 of 27 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 13 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. dark theme issues
    By eatworksleepdie in forum Suggestions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-25-2012, 11:40 AM
  2. Time-out issues
    By MrFiat in forum Suggestions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-24-2011, 03:05 PM
  3. Delivery Issues
    By SeaDawg in forum Fiat 500 General Discussion
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 10-13-2011, 03:47 PM
  4. TPMS issues
    By Dwaynek in forum Fiat 500 General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-04-2011, 12:13 AM
  5. Seattle dealers, updates? (minor update)
    By ciddyguy in forum Fiat 500 General Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 09:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •