I know many of you have been following the epic tussle I have started with Fiat over the juddering issue, and that there are dissenting voices here, so I thought it time to state the facts as they stand with regard to the information I have collected.
There are now 94 owners who are very very concerned about the juddering in the transmission when the clutch is released in reverse gear up hill. Most of these are the 6 speed variants.
4 gearboxes have failed whilst reversing up fairly steep hills - though one respondent wasn't sure how steep the hill was, as it was on grass.
7 clutches have failed whilst reversing up hills.
It must be remembered that these are well loved vehicles driven by responsible folk and all are low mileage nearly new 'vans.
It would help all of us in the long run if we can put pressure on Fiat and Peugeot to sort this problem out, but despite many appeals through official and unofficial channels they feel unable to do so, and will make no official response.
The figures I have managed to collect are obviously the tip of the iceberg, so I'm asking for the users of this forum to assist in putting pressure on the two manufacturers by whatever means they have available.
We have obviously been through all the legal options and some of the owners are pursuing this through the courts, but that option only deals with an individual vehicle through a single dealer.
All helpful suggestions will be considered.