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RECALL: Brake Servo Hose

Discussion in 'Mk3 Ibiza Guides (6K2) 2000-2002' started by flashbsd, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Greg Kirby

    Greg Kirby Guest

    Don't Worry

    There should be no problem with your mods, it's a safety recall, not a warranty job. If they did have a problem, call SEAT UK.
    The guys at SEAT Leicester were more interested in my car because it was modified - depends on the mechanic I guess. They have to relpace the pipe regardless.
    Good luck! :thumbup:
     
  2. Dave McBride

    Dave McBride Guest

    Brake Servo Pipe

    Hi Guys got my new servo pipe fitted today at Town and country in Perth Scotland. The service manager said that ALL cars recalled will be fitted with a new pipe regardless of condition.The job only took about 30mins and I was on my way!
     
  3. chan18T

    chan18T ibiza cupra

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    yo dudes! i got my sevro pipe done the other day,no probs now! :thumbup:
    jus waiting for other warranty work to be done now :thumbd:
     
  4. markmck

    markmck f!!#*** Computers

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    cowabunga
     
  5. andy_20VT

    andy_20VT Guest

    I recieved a letter two days ago my cupra is an 02 reg - it is the BRAKE VACUMN PIPE, it explians that this may leak due to a production fault and so the recall has been issued, it causes the brake servo to loose function.

    I have booked mine in straight away as its pretty serious. The contact number on the letter is 01908 601243 any questions call it.

    It is also for Leon Toledo Cordoba and Inca.

    Hope this helps
     
  6. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    Looked at mine over the weekend.. cracked to feck :(
    going in next week for recall. gaffer taped for the moment.

    they're goign to love working on my car - NOT
     
  7. andyj

    andyj There's no F in Quality..

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    Got my letter through the other day, looks like it'll be a trip up to SMC in Exeter on Saturday morning then ;)

    Has anyone had any probs with having a boost gauge attached to the brake servo pipe ?!? i.e. were the dealers a bit off'ish about it ??
     
  8. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    mine was done this morning, between us. :p

    Worryingly the replacemetn part looks to be made exactly the same as the one which came off. :( :doh:

    Hoping something is in fact different and will last this time, but still a rigid black nylon pipe heated onto a barbed one way valve, same as before (which stress cracked over this very same looking barb)

    Hmmmm. :think:
     
  9. cupra_matt

    cupra_matt Audi Technician

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    The recall says that it was a faulty batch of pipes. Its not anything to do with the design as most are fine.
     
  10. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    :think: me smells something fishy.
    pipe looks to be regular black nylon both old and new.

    time will tell i guess.
    uncannily similar tho

    :confused:
     
  11. Russ_20vt

    Russ_20vt Kitesurfing nut

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    Got mine booked in for tomorrow!

    Mine is also cracked to feck and it looks as if its crakced all the way through, its about 2 cm long to! Large amounts of tape are now on it and not going to be driving to fast untill its fixed!

    Go check yours now!
     
  12. G-sport

    G-sport Guest

    Got the servo pipe replaced on my sport about a month ago at Pattersons in Newcastle, took em all of 45 minutes.
     
  13. flashbsd

    flashbsd Guest

    45mins!

    all they have to do is replace a hose with a clip at each end!

    my replacement seems to be a much glossy finish, as if it has a protective barrier against the elements on it :)

    remember to keep your letter, be good for when you come to sell up, and can say its had the repair :thumbup:
     
  14. mik

    mik irregular participant

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    I think "faulty batch of pipes" refers to the whole "unit".

    I'd guess pipe is heat-shrunk over a fitting. It looks to me like a problem with the processing, leaving pipes over-shrunk and therefore stressed.

    Would explain why new pipe "unit" looks the same.

    Mine did too, but the bore of the "new" one was much larger.
     
  15. Penfold77

    Penfold77 Guest

    Just had my '01 Ibiza Cupra done, it seemed painless enough. Got a letter from Seat and told me I should go to my dealer with the letter and they will take care of it.

    Don't think it's a warranty thing, more a safety recall.
     
  16. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    Had it done this weekend after much faffing about

    pedal feels like mush now, so will have to check it over as I'm not convinced they did a good job....
     
  17. scrob

    scrob M3 Driver

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    Had mine checked, needs pipe, currently "on order" :whistle:
     
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    I had a look at mine the weekend and its started to crack around the join, gonna call them tomorrow to get it sorted.
     
  19. tbc

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    I only bought my car about 6 weeks ago, and it didn't have history so I have no idea if it's been done before. I'm going to the nearest dealer next week, so I'm guessing the best course of action is asking them to check it out at the time?

    When was the recall, and did all owners get a letter at the time?
     
  20. RichN

    RichN Collecting Rings

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    Have a read of the rest of this sticky topic.
    Yes, there's a recall for some engines, some owners get the letter, some people randomly won't get the letter, some people will, it's no exact science.

    Look at the hose and if it's cracking, GO EASY; in summary, have a search and read the sticky post and you'll get "up to speed".
     

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