Fiat recalls 21,000 Grande Puntos

21 November 2006

  • 21,000 cars affected in recall
  • Metal plate missing from early models
  • Fiat contacting affected owners

Fiat is recalling 21,000 Grande Puntos because of a parts omission

Fiat is recalling around 21,000 of its Grande Punto superminis after it was discovered that a metal plate was missing from early right-hand models of the car.

The metal load-spreading plate can help prevent the driver sustaining serious knee injuries in a frontal crash. The car had gained a five-star Euro NCAP rating, but cars without the metal plate would have only scored four stars.

Fiat is contacting affected owners with the offer of free checks and remedial work.

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