Since we bought a 2003 Punto Active 8Valve the clutch has been fierce to say
the least, in traffic it won't let you pull away smoothly, lots of
juddering, often stalls. Reported to dealer who said it was a
characteristic! Crap! When it has it's first service the engineer agreed
that something was amiss and it needed a new clutch to be fitted under
warranty. That was 3 weeks ago after numerous phone calls eventually spoke
to Fiat warranty guy, who informed me I was of many. He was under orders
from Fiat UK not to process any clutch replacements as some senior engineers
from Fiat were comming over to discuss the situation and possible solutions.
Whether that is a redesign, or a new supplier, or just relpace, it is not
known yet. Is anybody else in the same situation?