2000 Fiat Brava 80 SX 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Car cuts out when idle...!!!
Having bought my first Fiat earlier this year, I was impressed with the specifications for the money, two thousand pounds cheaper than the equivalent on a Ford.
Now I know why!!! At first the car was fine and I had no grumbles, in fact having owned only a Fiesta it was a pleasure to drive, however, having done 2000 miles in the car it now cuts out everytime I come to a stop. Have taken it several times to the local Fiat Dealer where I am charged thirty pounds each time for them to run a diagnostic check. They always tell me there is no fault???
Fiat UK don't want to know, they're getting money out of me for their appalling car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th December, 2001
Seems to be a common fault with these 1.2 models - my friend's Bravo did exactly the same thing.
Rumour has it that it's caused by a problem with the air intake pressure switch or the lambda sensor.
Well I don't think it's just a Fiat Brava problem. I own a Fiesta at the moment and that's happened to me a couple of times. Mind you it hasn't happened recently, but I'll be sure to check it out.
I have had the same with my 2001 brava, but it's not a big deal.
Dealer fix it very easly, they changed a small black box called " the idling actuator " this box set the rev correctly when idles.
And I must say it's not Fiat fault cause this box is "Bosch" made in Germany.
I purchased a fiat brava 2000 model December last year, and after driving it only for 3 weeks car over heated and burnt out. It was in the garage for 3 months. Having got it back driving it for only 2 hours car overheated again and was in the garage for a further 3 days. No problems after that really till recently just before the service started cutting out when idle. Took it in for service told them about it and it was in for 4 days. Collected my car and no problems for a day then started again. Took it back in after that and they found no fault. Would not buy one again.
I have had so many problems with it. engine ceasing, clutch going after a week of having the car, wheel bearings going shortly after, now engine cutting out.