Iveco Daily Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Iveco Daily reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Iveco Daily 2013: My car won't drive in the bottom three gears
Six-speed manual gearboxes often have gears one, two and three sharing a shaft inside the gearbox. The fact that you can select all those gears but not have any drive in them suggests that something on that shaft is failing to mesh with either the countershaft or the output shaft.
Does the gearbox make any weird noises when you select any of the first three gears? Is there any oil leaking from the gearbox casing? It could be anything from a stripped gear or spline to a failed bearing. Either way, I think it’s probably a fundamental mechanical failure and you’re looking at a gearbox rebuild or replacement. At least if the top three gears are working, everything downstream of the gearbox seems to be okay.
What do the Iveco Daily error codes mean?
Error codes in any vehicle are a way of indicating a problem with a particular area of the vehicle. For an Iveco Daily you should check your user manual and book an appointment with a dealer or qualified Iveco mechanic as soon as possible to get the vehicle inspected.
Who makes the Iveco Daily?
The Iveco Daily is a light commercial vehicle built by Iveco, an Italian industrial vehicle manufacturer founded in Turin, Italy, in 1975. The Daily van model was introduced in 1978 and the current-spec sixth-generation model was launched in 2014.
Iveco Daily 50C18 dealer issues
We have contacted Iveco on your behalf and requested their response to your claims. While not trying to second-guess the company's comments I believe some of your concerns are unfounded. The gearbox, for instance, is an automated manual shift unit, which is a regular manual gearbox fitted with an automatic shift device, so it has the same gearbox and clutch as the straight manual gearbox, and there are no towing issues with that. The noisy diff has been replaced, so you can't be critical of Iveco for that, the wiper arm is easy to replace, the electric windows should be simple, which really leaves the main issue as the logic of the gear selection. Most automated shift gearboxes hesitate as they shift gears, it happens when the clutch is disengaged, the gear changed and the clutch re-engaged, which can feel awkward and definitely not as smooth as a regular auto trans. That's why VW developed the DSG gearbox, which employs two clutches for smoother, faster shifts.