Do Not Buy A Iveco Daily 4x4
The worst 4x4 you could buy. Metal fatigue, Brake Issues, Transfer Case issues, Drive Line issues, the list goes on & on. Any claim under warranty will have you fighting for. They do not offer roadside assist if they deam the item that failed is not under warranty. They fail to tell you this until after your vehicle is in there workshop & this will cost you thousands of dollars. My bumper actually split in 2 places due to metal fatigue. These are a Daily delivery van with a transfer case. DO your self a favour & buy a Great Wall which would be of higher quality.
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I own a 2017 Daily 4x4. My front lower quarter panels mounting brackets failed (probably not engineered for Australia's corrugated roads) and one panel developed metal fatigue cracks. Replaced under warranty without problem.
Headlights abysmal. That's what you get standard. But they can be upgraded as a DIY to brighter bulbs and stay within ADR.
I agree the brakes are abysmal. The advertisements and the handbook supplied with the vehicle state that they are ventilated front brakes. They are not. They are solid. They overheat and fade. An upgrade to 37in wheels should not be permitted as it reduces braking by a further 5%. Descending Cunninghams' Gap with a 2 ton caravan behind is a nightmare. It is single lane, double line, all the way down. 1st gear in the 1:1.3 reduction will not come close to holding the vehicle with engine braking. Exhaust brakes will void your warranty was their response. "Tough! We can organise an expensive aftermarket upgrade for you or fit an electromagnetic retarder on the drive shaft. I didn't get an exact quote when told by Iveco it could be as much as $25-30,000.00!"
Brakes are constantly required on Cunninghams' Gapas engine braking can't hold it and you need to keep a good eye out for the emergency off ramps. Very scary as B-Doubles come up rapidly behind with horns blaring and brakes squealing.
Ivecco just don't want too know about it. I have wondered how an ACCC appeal would go on unsuitable and unsafe and not as advertised.
I agree the transfer case mounting is dreadful but I knew about that before delivery and had one of the bushes upgraded at cost before delivery.
I have had leaks from the Addblue filler and tank on three occasions. All replaced under warranty. It is a known problem.
As a 4x4 it is awesome. More economical than Landcruiser . Legal (weights). As a tow tug takes me up the ranges at legal speed but just need to go down VERRY VERRY slow. More comfortable than previous Land Cruiser 200 series but not as good as the Discovery. Noisier.
My only off road complaints so far haves been the height can make bush tracks slow work but as Forestry and National Parks buy more of them the overhead track clearance should improve. Addblue in central Australia is almost impossible to buy. If your planning a remote trip take plenty and refill at every opportunity. I used 110 L between refuellers with Addblue. (Admittedly one had just run out but I didn't want to make 500k detour or wait a week for delivery!)
Would I recommend:
NO. The brakes are abysmal!
Hi interested in you feedback I was thinking of getting the latest 2020 4x4 would they have remediated any of these problems, if not what 4x4 trucks would you recommend? Cheer JKK
What year model? its not rocket science answer the question
What year model did you buy and what type of driving have you used it for?
The context is that I have been looking for something larger and the daily appears to fit the bill, all the owners I have apoken to personally have said they love them despite crappy brakes and only one of them has reported problems with the transfer case.
My personal opinion is that there is nothing wrong with the truck. Its the way they market it that is not true & misleading. Iveco claim it is an off road weapon capable of any road condition. This is not true. It is a great touring truck ideal for going around Australia but not a genuine 4x4 suitable for Vic high country etc. I learnt the hard way as i purchased based on the Iveco marketing that it can go any where which is why so many people have issues. If you understand its capabilities and dont listen to Iveco's false claims you wont have too many issues.
I would still love to know what year model so that I have some context.
I've found some interesting information here from another person's experience with the Iveco 4x4 Daily:
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