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Offline 124Abarthreplica

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Re: Gearbox "chatter" on new 595 Competizione
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2021, 09:14:28 am »
Finally collected my Turismo today :-) Modified 3rd/4th synchro‚Äôs have been fitted. The noise has gone and it is driving well!  Whilst I was disappointed and frustrated that the initial repair did not fix the fault.   I am very grateful for the support I got from the service manager at Motorvogue.  So happy to have my car back!

Abarth appear to getting back on top of the problem. :thumb:

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    Re: Gearbox "chatter" on new 595 Competizione
    « Reply #31 on: June 07, 2021, 04:48:57 pm »
    Hi all !.

    I decided to pop back into the forums to see if there been any new updates on my original post. Got to be honest, I'm kind of shocked that this issue is still cropping up on new cars that people are buying this year. Clearly Abarth/Fiat don't know which batch of gearbox's are defective and are just hoping for the best.

    My own saga only finished about 4 weeks ago, when I was finally able to go and retrieve my belongings from the car. The 595 had been on the inspection ramps (with the engine braced since Feb) and it wasn't safe to retrieve my stuff. They FINALLY got a new gearbox and fitted it after 4 MONTHS !.

    Regardless, I bought a new MX-5 RF from Western Mazda (never again Arnold Clark) and I'm now enjoying some open top motoring.

    Hopefully everyone gets a satisfactory outcome, but what I would say is that if you can live with having a new gearbox or gearbox components fitted to a new car, contact Abarth Customer Service and enquire about getting an extended warranty. That's what they were offering me as compensation.

    Best of luck everyone.

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    Re: Gearbox "chatter" on new 595 Competizione
    « Reply #32 on: July 20, 2021, 11:18:40 pm »
    Car's now been with Parks East Kilbride for 2 1/2 weeks. Car would have been in earlier, but it took 5 weeks to source a courtesy car; not an Abarth,obviously, but a 70 plate Micra which drives as if it's on it's last legs. 6000 very hard miles it seems. Anyway, they've diagnosed it as being the flywheel moving laterally. They advise no gearbox damage but that the clutch will be replaced along with the flywheel. After much chasing by me, now found out that the clutch has been delivered. Flywheel?  Who knows; they'll let me know. ::) Really missing not seeing the bright yellow thing in my driveway. Neighbours seem to be missing it too, based on the number of comments about the noise the Micra makes! :thumbd:

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    Re: Gearbox "chatter" on new 595 Competizione
    « Reply #33 on: July 21, 2021, 08:49:54 am »
    Car's now been with Parks East Kilbride for 2 1/2 weeks. Car would have been in earlier, but it took 5 weeks to source a courtesy car; not an Abarth,obviously, but a 70 plate Micra which drives as if it's on it's last legs. 6000 very hard miles it seems. Anyway, they've diagnosed it as being the flywheel moving laterally. They advise no gearbox damage but that the clutch will be replaced along with the flywheel. After much chasing by me, now found out that the clutch has been delivered. Flywheel?  Who knows; they'll let me know. ::) Really missing not seeing the bright yellow thing in my driveway. Neighbours seem to be missing it too, based on the number of comments about the noise the Micra makes! :thumbd:

    Oh dear :thumbd: