Fiat recalling 500,000 units of the Grande Punto

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

This is the third recall related to the Fiat Grande Punto's steering column that had been announced since Fiat Group Automobiles discovered the defect. The recall of 500,000 units is the largest of the three and it affects Fiat's top-selling car in Europe and worldwide the Grande Punto and Grande Punto Abarth built in 2008 and 2009.

Half of the cars were sold in Italy and the other half were from rest of Europe. Fiat, which had voluntarily begun to fix the problem last month, claims that no accidents have been reported due to the problem.

The previous two recalls were significantly lower than the third one. In November 2006, Fiat cited a faulty steering column fastening when it recalled about 21,000 right-hand-drive versions of the Grande Punto sold in the UK.

In March 2008, Fiat recalled nearly 44,000 left-hand-drive Grande Punto models that were manufactured between March 2006 and September 2007 for unspecified problems in the lower part of the steering column.

For the third recall, European consumer watchdog RAPEX gave a more specific description of the problem.

Fiat is reportedly checking the Grande Punto because possible incorrect tightening of the steering shaft upper joint fixing screw could lead to the breakage of the shaft, with consequent loss of steering control which could lead to an accident.

Topics: fiat, fiat punto, recall

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Is there anything more exciting than a spoiler? Well, for those who didn't know, there are those who have already seen the Mercedes-AMG Project One (in the flesh) way before...
by - April 25, 2017
Does the Honda Passport ring a bell to you? This was the first ever SUV that was sold by the Japanese automaker, but it was not that successful compared with...
by - April 25, 2017
Wagon buyers who prefer their vehicle to be luxurious, you will have an entirely brand new selection at the latter part of this year. Porsche will start rolling out 4...
by - April 25, 2017
McLaren rejects the idea of creating anything other than a sports car. That means that vehicles that would be ideal for families such as an SUV or a crossover are...
by - April 25, 2017
The new and improved Opel Grandland X is out, and this large SUV is something the European market did not know they would need. Now measuring at 14.7 feet (4.48...
by - April 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries