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GMJ

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When I was recently investigating why my MH didn't need an MOT until May (which subsequently turned out to be that the dealer I bought it from had MOT'd it 10 months early without telling me!), the Govt website I used had an option to check for recall notices.

Upon checking it appeared that I had one outstanding so I rang my (not so) local Fiat Service Centre who have advised me that there are in fact 3 recall notices outstanding on my MH...mostly checks but one, if it failed would result in the MH being unsafe to drive!

Now I would not have known this if I had not been checking for my MOT. It is now booked in for the checks for the 16th with an option to remain with them for a few days if they need to get the parts in.

The reason for this post is to gently suggest that if you haven't checked for recalls on your base vehicle recently (or at all) then perhaps a call into your nearest Fiat (or whatever base vehicle you have) Service Centre might be a good idea. The call is free and they can update you. I am also guessing that the remedial work would be free as well as its a safety recall/issue.

Graham [smile]

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Surely Fiat should have made you aware of a safety related recall, and at least advised the dealer. Personally I’d be asking questions why I hadn’t been informed. What if something had happened?.......
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I'm guessing if anything, the first owner was informed by Fiat as the MH would have originally been registered to them. I certainly havent registered the MH with Fiat since I bought it...never crossed my mind tbh.

I'm not sure dealers would re-register any sale with the base vehicle provider tbh.

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Sorry I thought you were the sole owner. Clearly it’s going to be on your mind for the future, keep looking out for a recall. 
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I had recall on mine for 3 items. Couple of clips to reposition hose from chafing I think and possible fracturing pipe on the ?egr canister. As I posted elsewhere the dealer I booked it into didn't do them but charged Fiat. I recently got them done while van was in for hydraulic pump replacement after breaking down. At another fiat dealer. They'd spotted the recall work hadn't been done.
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We dropped the MH in on Monday and yes, ours needed remedial work.

Great news though: they rang yesterday at 5.00pm and we can collect today.

Great service from Days Fiat Service Centre in Swansea.

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Good news then Graham 👍
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Picked up and now safely ensconced on my drive. 3 recalls were for a visual check on the brake pipes; it also need a random clip on some other pipe; but the big one was a cracked heat exchange unit which has now been replaced.

Tidy!

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That's the ones I had done. Had a good crack in the heat exchanger on mine. I was surprised how big a piece of kit it was.
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The good news is that now I'm registered at the local Fiat Service Centre I'll get automatic updates if there are any more recalls.

It might be worth all you folks registering at your local [insert marque here] Service Centre if you haven't done so: it costs nowt and could be a great benefit.

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