Seems like the same problems as others ;this is why I’m reading these reviews , it keeps going into N as we drive this started with just reverse but now it’s happening at traffic lights; very upsetting,just do not know we’re to start . With only 30,000 was owned from new ;Replaced front tires, front battery. Only just retired only had a few trips was hoping to have many in this van , as it is we will not be able to Do it .Because off the expensive repairs looking at other reviews it’s not good.
Purchased in October 2015 for A$155.00.
- Ducato Series 4 (2014-2020)
- Verified purchase
Fiat ducato 2019/2020 please read this before you buy.
Purchased a fiat ducato lwb auto March 2019. It started gear issues at around 15000km. lost gears 25 times. You will loose gears when crossing intersections and in roundabouts (you will be stuck in traffic) you will also experience the the vehicle taking off on its own when the gears start to fail.. its very SCARY. Vehicle was towed back to dealership 4 times and has now spent 5 months in total time in a workshop. Thats not all !!! please read on, vehicle is now 30000km. clutch failed/catalytic converter failed/robotics for the amt failed.../turbo failed /upper and lower catalytic replaced again. Numerous other parts current costs are now at approx $50000.. I also have a work colleague with the same model at only 12000km and has the same issues and $25000 in repairs and counting.. we now have another friend with the same issues as well and has failed more than 20 times im unsure of the costs on this one. I have reported this vehicle as unsafe to the dept of transport and infrastructure and i would like to encourage any other fiat ducato owners out there to do the same. I have asked for a refund under the Australian Consumer Guarantees. I have requested call backs/texts and emails asking for an update and timeframe but have had 1 call from customer care asking what i wanted and was then told they would call back. (they didnt) until 9 days later i got a text from the head of customer care which said i will call you in a couple of hours (but didnt). So this is what you can expect from fiat customer care.
Very poor quality
The Ducato is a very very poor quality work vehicle. Try checking the automatic gearbox oil level in under 30 minutes. One needs to dismantle half the engine to get to look at the reservoir bottle.. Within 2 years the sensors on the rear doors malfunctioned. Every car in the world has no problems during the lifetime of the vehicle with the seal on the fuel filler pipe where it connects with the fuel tank.....except this model. Good for about 5 years before it needs replacing. And yes you guessed it they repair it by replacing the shodd...y seal with another exactly the same shoddy seal. By the way this costs roughly $1000 to repair. I do not have enough time here to go through all the other things that have dropped off or simply stopped working. And all this in a vehicle less than 6 years old with only 50000 km on the clock.
Purchased for A$53,000.00.
Concentric slave cylinder fault
Our Fiat Ducato 2014 serie 5 130 multi jet motor home was left with NO gears available in 2017,after inspection we find the brake fluid reservoir for the CSC empty ,after a top op and driving again we parked this at our Fiat agent in Hamilton New Zealand ,with no no leak to be found we where send away with 600 ml of Dot 4 fluid to keep topping up the reservoir. 2019 we had NO GEARS again ,we find a better mechanic that looked better and replaced the Concentric slave cylinder leak and after all the filling up we needed to replace the clutch as well , Cost of $ 6000 NZ dollars
hired a Fiat motorhome in New Zealand manual box lost some holidays clutch went it had done 150,000,
so I donot think I would purchase a motorhome with this setup. we all know 150,000 is nothing for these vehicles
Purchased in February 2017.
Owned 2 Fiat Ducato motorhome.Purchased both new.Major mechanical issues with both.Fiat unable to keep their own vehicles mechanically sound and reliable.First vehicle had 33,000 klms second 68,000 klms.Absolutely no support from Fiat or Winnebago.Great big expensive lemon.
Purchased in October 2012.
Terrible,so many problems and fiat won’t help us , don’t buy a fiat for God’s sake DONT
Did love it
Now it’s a money pit and still cannot use it, fiat won’t help us and east west fiat haven’t a clue and keep changing things for the hell of it
Purchased in June 2013 for A$125,000.00.
Have had my van at Peter Warren Warwick farm with gearbox problems bean on a tow truck twice with ge
Dave had my van at Peter Warren Warwick farm for two months know with gearbox problems bean on a tow truck twice with gearbox problems still waiting for them to fix it they told me the parts have to come from Italy might be here in two weeks never again an auto never again Peter Warren had two manuals both have done 350000 both had a clutch at about 320000ks can put up with that never again a fiat auto
- Ducato Series 2 (2005-2014)
- Verified purchase
Unable to get replacement parts in a reasonable time
Purchase new Fiat Ducato Motorhome October 2017, the vehicle has developed a suspension issue January 2018 in the front RHS strut and needs replacement parts, Fiat will supply under warranty but have no stock and have ordered parts from Italy, I was told today will no be available until April, I find this unacceptable for the vehicle to be off the road for 3 months. I am also waiting for an oil filter again no Stock in Cricks Mansfield. I think I am being reasonable to expect basic consumable parts to be in stock. Its unfortunate to have these issue because the vehicle is very well appointed and good to drive.
Piece Of Junk. Transmission Failure.
We change our fleet of 4 Vehicles with new Fiat Ducato. Initally they went OK as soon they turned to 150000 KM. All started with transmission issue. Check transmission lights on all the time and glow plug sign on, spend so much money still one of the van sitting in Service Cente from last 3 months. Unable to diagnose the issue and still no answer when they will return my van.
Very very bad experience. Wouldn't recommend anyone to buy.
Clutch slave failures x8 in Ducato 2011 long wheelbase 160
Hey Rick what model did you have we have 2011 its had 8 clutch failures. How did you get it replaced under warranty Fiat dealership can't/won't give any answers as to why it keeps blowing the slave clutch. We are to point where it is beyond ridiculous this last one did 270km and blew out. The motor is strong and never given any trouble, the paintwork is now starting to peel in a few places and has faded badly but the major issue is the clutch. Has anyone else had this same issue and how many times.
Had my old Fiat Ducato van replaced under warranty with a brand new 2017 series 6 model and I am very happy with it. Great Power, fuel economy, carrying capacity and load space. Bluetooth, handsfree, voice commands, steering wheel controls. Great to drive and handles well. Very happy with this one.
Faulty paint work on most vans.
This is my 3rd fiat ducato motorhome and i can't believe my paint work is falling off.. I now have spotted over 12 motorhomes with the same problem and i have finally met a person that fulled me in.
Fiat is aware of the major problem and will repair it if pushed as the fault is well known.
This guy received a full paint job after going to fiat.
We all should contact 2gb if fiat stats that they won't re spray the vehicle..
I will be on the phone tomorrow to get the ball rolling regarding my crapy stray job.
March 23rd 2017 Update: Faulty paint work on most vans.
I own a 2007 fiat Decato motorhome.
About a year ago i noticed my paint dropping off the van. ...
the worst van I ever drive!
junk,junk,junk....the engine warring lights staying on from new,,then loosing power for good 15-20min,been in dealer workshop so many time ,still not fixed ,every time they replace something, obviously not for free.cost my boss a lot of money.the dealer run of idea what caused the problem.
STAY AWAY OF FIAT DUCO!!!!!!
Junk junk and junk
Electric issues all over the shop, Tin can for a clutch problems two many issues to list stay away from them crap box vehicle. One clutch at 110000 now looks like another at 27000 starter motor went twice whipper motor replace twice. Now looks like the glow plugs have never work in it.
never out of the workshop
have had similar probs air conditioner leaking fuel alternator failure electrical failure particulate filter failure egr failure at present the vehicle has been out of action for over one month and fiat cannot find the fault also be aware that the spare wheel will cannot be lowered (the mechanism has been replace twice to no avail)
Bought a Sunliner motorhome new in 2010 and chose to have it put on a Fiat Ducato.
The Sunliner part of the motorhome has been reliable, not so the Fiat. We did a radiator fan under warranty and since then an electro valve and electrical problems , repeated problems with air conditioning a cable harness a water pump, a diesel leak and now we are homeless while the gearbox has been removed with a transmission problem , maybe the clutch? The air conditioner is patched up as we also need another cable harness for that which is in excess of $2,000! Oh and the paint peeled off the cabin too. We had huge difficulties in getting a...ny response from Fiat for the last two years until December 2015 when we were recompensed some of the money we had paid out as a good will gesture. We certainly need some good will after letters and emails remained unanswered We felt at least listened to. We had planned to live in the van for several years and travel but can't afford to keep getting it fixed so will sell it when it is fixed .
A wonderful vehicle
Excellent driving experience. The paint peeled off the roof in 3 years, I had the roof coated with Therma Shield paint which has proven to be excellent. The vehicle has gone into limp mode three times recently and I now have to turn the ignition key 3 times before it will start. I have done 150,000 km. It handles very well. I get 10km to the litre. It is now 12 years old.
Motorhome-Talvor Hayman on a 2012 Fiat Ducato 160 multi jet
Quality at its best.
We purchased a 2012 Talvor Hayman mid en-suite with Fiat Ducato cab on a Al Ko chassis 26 ft long. We have traveled 42 000 km so far in all sorts of conditions from Gold Coast to Perth then onto Tassie brrr for a month before arriving back home. May I say in absolute comfort without a hiccup. The ride is divine. It is so comfortable you arrive at your destination almost refreshed. We had our first service while in Perth.
Front springs needed an upgrade to a King spring (made in Tas) as it bottomed out occasionally. We ha...
Paint work is not satifactory does not last three years on roof and just had ringing back and forth to fiat to get it done they kept telling me it was out of warranty but is not till august 2015 . I am not the only person that has paint problems with this vehicle
Questions & Answers
I have a 2016 Fiat Ducato van. I have been told that i have a hydraulics issue. Can anyone help please?
2018 Fiat Ducato 2.3 diesel occasionally won’t start. Battery all good from testing. Terminals all good too. Have to jump start when it happens. Then good for 2 to 3000 km.
Ducato 2005 Starts ok, runs rough smokey diagnosis ?
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