Fiat stops production of 1.3L Multijet diesel because of quality problem

Fiat has suspended production of their popular 1.3L MultiJet diesel at the plant in Poland where it's built. They also halted some production of the cars the engine gets installed in. According to Fiat, the stoppage was due to quality issues with some component provided by an outside supplier. This could be a major problem for Fiat, as a major proportion of the company's vehicles are diesel powered. The 1.3L diesel is used in the new Fiat 500, Panda and Punto, among others. So far there is no indication of when production of the 1.3L when will resume although they are no doubt working as quickly as they can on a fix.

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