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Fiat Punto Common Problems and Solutions

Reading these common Fiat Punto problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Fiat Punto – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Fiat Punto does have one of these issues.

Window wiper problems

Problem:

If you have come across some problems with the window wipers then you’re not alone - this is common with the Punto. This problem is caused by a weak wiper linkage.

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement wiper linkage to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Wiper Linkage

Knocking noise from suspension

Problem:

If you are driving over speed bumps or rough surfaces and notice a knocking noise coming from the rear suspension then it may mean that there is a problem with the rear suspension bushes.

Solution:

This problem could be resolved by lubricating the bushes, but if they are damaged in any way then you will need to replace them. Search for your replacement Fiat Punto suspension bushes for the right price through Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

3

Back of car kicking out when cornering

Problem:

If you are turning corners and you notice that the back of the car is kicking out or lacking in control then this is usually caused by a problem with the rear trailing arm.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear trailing arm to resolve the issue. Look for Fiat Punto suspension parts on Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Trailing Arm

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If you have noticed that the engine management light has lit up on the dashboard it could either be an ECU fault or a problem with one of the sensors. The most common sensors to go on this car are the lambda sensor, or the water temperature switch.

Solution:

Get a diagnostic check run on the car to correctly identify what is causing the warning light to come on. Once identified, you will need to replace the faulty part.

Difficulty level

5

Power steering problem

Problem:

These cars are known for having problems with the power steering. If you have noticed that the steering is pulling to one side, or that the power steering is sometimes not working, then the main cause for this is usually the steering column or power steering motor.

Solution:

You will need to identify exactly what is causing the fault, and, if it is one of the above you will need to replace the faulty part(s) to fix the problem. Find steering parts for your Fiat Punto here. Have a look at the video below to see the part which is causing this problem:

Difficulty level

4

Window wiper problems

Problem:

If you have come across some problems with the window wipers then you’re not alone - this is common with the Punto. This problem is caused by a weak wiper linkage.

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement wiper linkage to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Wiper Linkage

Knocking noise from suspension

Problem:

If you are driving over speed bumps or rough surfaces and notice a knocking noise coming from the rear suspension then it may mean that there is a problem with the rear suspension bushes.

Solution:

This problem could be resolved by lubricating the bushes, but if they are damaged in any way then you will need to replace them. Search for your replacement Fiat Punto suspension bushes for the right price through Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

3

Back of car kicking out when cornering

Problem:

If you are turning corners and you notice that the back of the car is kicking out or lacking in control then this is usually caused by a problem with the rear trailing arm.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear trailing arm to resolve the issue. Look for Fiat Punto suspension parts on Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Trailing Arm

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If you have noticed that the engine management light has lit up on the dashboard it could either be an ECU fault or a problem with one of the sensors. The most common sensors to go on this car are the lambda sensor, or the water temperature switch.

Solution:

Get a diagnostic check run on the car to correctly identify what is causing the warning light to come on. Once identified, you will need to replace the faulty part.

Difficulty level

5

Power steering problem

Problem:

These cars are known for having problems with the power steering. If you have noticed that the steering is pulling to one side, or that the power steering is sometimes not working, then the main cause for this is usually the steering column or power steering motor.

Solution:

You will need to identify exactly what is causing the fault, and, if it is one of the above you will need to replace the faulty part(s) to fix the problem. Find steering parts for your Fiat Punto here. Have a look at the video below to see the part which is causing this problem:

Difficulty level

4

Window wiper problems

Problem:

If you have come across some problems with the window wipers then you’re not alone - this is common with the Punto. This problem is caused by a weak wiper linkage.

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement wiper linkage to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Wiper Linkage

Knocking noise from suspension

Problem:

If you are driving over speed bumps or rough surfaces and notice a knocking noise coming from the rear suspension then it may mean that there is a problem with the rear suspension bushes.

Solution:

This problem could be resolved by lubricating the bushes, but if they are damaged in any way then you will need to replace them. Search for your replacement Fiat Punto suspension bushes for the right price through Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

3

Back of car kicking out when cornering

Problem:

If you are turning corners and you notice that the back of the car is kicking out or lacking in control then this is usually caused by a problem with the rear trailing arm.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear trailing arm to resolve the issue. Look for Fiat Punto suspension parts on Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Trailing Arm

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If you have noticed that the engine management light has lit up on the dashboard it could either be an ECU fault or a problem with one of the sensors. The most common sensors to go on this car are the lambda sensor, or the water temperature switch.

Solution:

Get a diagnostic check run on the car to correctly identify what is causing the warning light to come on. Once identified, you will need to replace the faulty part.

Difficulty level

5

Power steering problem

Problem:

These cars are known for having problems with the power steering. If you have noticed that the steering is pulling to one side, or that the power steering is sometimes not working, then the main cause for this is usually the steering column or power steering motor.

Solution:

You will need to identify exactly what is causing the fault, and, if it is one of the above you will need to replace the faulty part(s) to fix the problem. Find steering parts for your Fiat Punto here. Have a look at the video below to see the part which is causing this problem:

Difficulty level

4

Window wiper problems

Problem:

If you have come across some problems with the window wipers then you’re not alone - this is common with the Punto. This problem is caused by a weak wiper linkage.

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement wiper linkage to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Wiper Linkage

Knocking noise from suspension

Problem:

If you are driving over speed bumps or rough surfaces and notice a knocking noise coming from the rear suspension then it may mean that there is a problem with the rear suspension bushes.

Solution:

This problem could be resolved by lubricating the bushes, but if they are damaged in any way then you will need to replace them. Search for your replacement Fiat Punto suspension bushes for the right price through Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

3

Back of car kicking out when cornering

Problem:

If you are turning corners and you notice that the back of the car is kicking out or lacking in control then this is usually caused by a problem with the rear trailing arm.

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear trailing arm to resolve the issue. Look for Fiat Punto suspension parts on Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Trailing Arm

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If you have noticed that the engine management light has lit up on the dashboard it could either be an ECU fault or a problem with one of the sensors. The most common sensors to go on this car are the lambda sensor, or the water temperature switch.

Solution:

Get a diagnostic check run on the car to correctly identify what is causing the warning light to come on. Once identified, you will need to replace the faulty part.

Difficulty level

5

Power steering problem

Problem:

These cars are known for having problems with the power steering. If you have noticed that the steering is pulling to one side, or that the power steering is sometimes not working, then the main cause for this is usually the steering column or power steering motor.

Solution:

You will need to identify exactly what is causing the fault, and, if it is one of the above you will need to replace the faulty part(s) to fix the problem. Find steering parts for your Fiat Punto here. Have a look at the video below to see the part which is causing this problem:

Difficulty level

4