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martin, Kent

Fiat Panda

I can hear water in the roof of my Panda. Where can I find a drain?

Submitted: 23/06/2016 09:15:51 | ID: 132913

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Ribeiro, Portugal

Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda multijet turbo 2010 cuts out after a few seconds after starting, can anyone help diagnose the problem please Kind Regards

Submitted: 11/06/2016 22:15:25 | ID: 132571

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William, City of Glasgow

Fiat Panda

I bought a 2006 Fiat Panda Dynamic Auto from a friend. It had failed the MOT due to both 'front Macpherson struts have excessive movement in the upper support bearing assembly (2.5.B.1b)'. When I drove the car there was quite a clunk to be heard from the front of the car from time to time. I removed each strut and replaced the top bearing assembly (the old ones did not seem damaged). When the strut was refitted there was about 2 cm of thread showing at the top of the strut. Originally there was about 1 cm of thread showing so I assume the nuts had slackened off. However I still get the clunk when I drive the car! Any ideas gratetfully received.

Submitted: 01/06/2016 18:06:18 | ID: 132242

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Rita Howard, West Sussex

Fiat Panda

I have a 1.2 panda pop 2015. Today an Amber ESC appeared on dash board with a message check power steering with a symbol like a red steering wheel. Car has only done 3002 miles. No other symptoms and drives ok . What has happened?

Submitted: 10/05/2016 22:08:08 | ID: 131399

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Lucy Stewart, Hampshire

Fiat Panda

I have recently passed my driving test (older learner!) and have a 65 plate 1.2 Panda Pop. I mainly drive around town but will hit the motorway to get to work. I am hitting about 70mph but my revs are at 4500. Now I am pretty much a car novice but this seems a bit high when listening to other car owners. Is this about right or is something wrong - could be my driving?!

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Hi, 4500 rpm is high....the 1.2 pop has 5 gears, are you using 5 the gear? That should drop you just under 4000 rpm in a panda, I used to have a cinquecento 1.1 that pegged 4000 at 70 in 5th......good luck... James from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 25/04/2016 12:24:59 | ID: 130788

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Jacqueline Tombs, Midlothian

Fiat Panda

My front windscreen wipers have stopped working. Can this be easily fixed?

Submitted: 04/04/2016 16:41:00 | ID: 129920

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maggie, Hull

Fiat Panda

Hi my panda 100hp keeps juddering /kangarooing in first and second gears any help will be greatful

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Any help will be greatful. maggie from Hull

Unfortunately it seems there's an issue with one of the ignition coils and the ECU. Its not a cheap fix. Your car mechanic will confirm that they will both have to be replaced at the same time as a faulty coil can spike the ecu. It's a common fault for your car. Costa from Bristol

Submitted: 16/03/2016 17:56:49 | ID: 129098

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Philip Utley, South Yorkshire

Fiat Panda

Bought new fiat panda last year 2015 have a clanging noise when depressing accelerator pedal sounds hollow and cheap have taken back to fiat and was told there is nothing wrong not impressed had many variations of cars over 45yrs and never had this problem

Submitted: 22/02/2016 22:17:41 | ID: 128046

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Susan.taber@btinternet.com, Kent

Fiat Panda

Have to replace front passenger seat belt and rear l/h side passenger seat belt . Is this a big job ? Cost ? Won't pass mot without work . Panda eleganza 1.2 petrol

Submitted: 05/02/2016 01:45:09 | ID: 127153

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Toni, Essex

Fiat Panda

My Panda pop will not start and when the ignition key is turned the windscreen wipers start moving slowly but nothing else works-no lights or turning of engine. Is this an ECU problem? Any ideas please?

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My engine keeps vibrating loudly and whole car when I stop turn engine off fan is still running then shuts off do this a few times and it's ok but still get same problem recurring. lee bates from Lancashire

Submitted: 22/01/2016 17:46:32 | ID: 126540

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Kerri-Lyn Roelofse, Somerset

Fiat Panda

My Fiat Panda has just recently opted to display the flashing yellow engine management light, in particular when slowing down to 2nd gear and accelerating again. the light doesn't stay on long, but is causing concern. What could be the problem and how do I fix it?

Submitted: 07/01/2016 10:10:53 | ID: 125685

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Renett, South Africa

Fiat Panda

Please help. my 2006 Panda 1.2 L started jerking! Done computer tests and replaced both coil packs but still jerking after few kilometres of driving !

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Hi Renett. Have you had the carbirator tested and the timing checked? Sounds like the timing is out. Either that or the fuel to air mixture is out and needs to be adjusted. Charles Roodt from Wiltshire

Hi Renett. Have you had the carbirator tested and the timing checked? Sounds like the timing is out. Either that or the fuel to air mixture is out and needs to be adjusted. Charles Roodt from Wiltshire

ECU as well as coil packs. Costa from Bristol

Submitted: 19/12/2015 05:39:01 | ID: 124867

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Estelle hall, Staffordshire

Fiat Panda

Just bought my 1st panda (love it) main beam works BUT when I go to flash another driver to say " thanks" it doesn't work ?? Does anyone have any ideas????

Submitted: 05/12/2015 21:00:59 | ID: 124392

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col, Lancashire

Fiat Panda

my panda takes a long while to prime the fuel system when.starting up (gumming noise lasts 12 or so srconds). my other panda diesels took only 5 seconds. glow plugs have switched off after 2-3 seconds and tgis means im starting engine before its fully primed. anyone know whats causing dazy priming thanks col

Submitted: 21/11/2015 22:19:53 | ID: 123790

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Alex Bolland, East Ayrshire

Fiat Panda

My ABS light has started staying on, what is the problem.

Submitted: 19/11/2015 16:58:13 | ID: 123706

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Rob, Tyne and Wear

Fiat Panda

I left the house, got to the end of the street and lost all throttle seems to me like a broken cable but I think the panda is fly by wire not sure though. Any suggestions would be a great help.

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hi i had same loss of throttle problem in a 2006 multijet panda. especiall after rain. cured it by water proofing a certain fasterner under bonnet. water was gettin past it and dripping from bulkhead gutter down behind engine. the fastener is in the centre of the bulkhead and holds a plastic trim. this nut is waterproofed on later models with a rubber patch. check out a later panda to compare with yours. i used bathroom sealant on all the fixings holding this plastic trim and ended a long history of problems. col col from Lancashire

hi i had same loss of throttle problem in a 2006 multijet panda. especiall after rain. cured it by water proofing a certain fasterner under bonnet. water was gettin past it and dripping from bulkhead gutter down behind engine. the fastener is in the centre of the bulkhead and holds a plastic trim. this nut is waterproofed on later models with a rubber patch. check out a later panda to compare with yours. i used bathroom sealant on all the fixings holding this plastic trim and ended a long history of problems. col col from Lancashire

Submitted: 01/11/2015 13:41:47 | ID: 122977

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Giovanni Mormone, England

Fiat Panda

Hi there My Fiat Panda 2007 Eleganza 1.2cc has a misfiring and loss of power , I called the RAC breakdown on three occasion in 9 days period, and each time they came they diagnostic machine suggested problems with coils ,so I changed both new coil but still no joy,then they told me to replaced the leads ,then I put a new set of leads but still no joy. this was all the RAC told me to change ,but every time that they cleared the Engine Management warning light after a few minutes this warning light would come back again ,and the diagnostic where still referring to the coils but all the coils and leads are new? any idea please. Thank you re Giovanni.

Submitted: 01/11/2015 10:09:14 | ID: 122974

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Linda, West Midlands

Fiat Panda

Car over revving on starting sounds like I am flooring accelerator stalling at low speeds any ideas?

Submitted: 17/10/2015 07:50:32 | ID: 122398

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THABO, South Africa

Fiat Panda

washed my car's engine while running now its cutting while i'm driving, the temperature goes up it has a hard start dont know whats happeing please help.

Submitted: 14/10/2015 13:58:23 | ID: 122314

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Martin, Spain

Fiat Panda

I struggle to get my Panda to start yet on other days it starts first time. When it is running it is fine and dill restart . Problem seems to occur if the car has not been run for 24 hrs or more. I have changed the battery znd have had the engine management system checked Any ideas please.

Submitted: 27/09/2015 16:15:47 | ID: 121698

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joshua mark james clarke, Caerphilly

Fiat Panda

Hi my fiat pandas fob won't lock or unlock. It used to work and I've changed the battery buy still nothing. It stopped after I blew a fuse changing my front bulbs. Anyone had this issue ?

Submitted: 27/09/2015 14:26:20 | ID: 121695

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linda, West Midlands

Fiat Panda

my car just wont go into reverse , had no warning lights no strange noises . nothing every other gear is fine , can anyone give me any idea on what it could be . thanks

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There are two cables that go to the gearbox. One goes to the top of the box the other goes to the back of the box. If the back one has come off reverse cannot be selected. If both cables are connected the leaver mechanism below the gear stick could have moved. To check this area- remove the gear stick gator then remove the top and bottom screws holding the large plastic cover. once removed you can see the linkage. If its none of the above the problem is internal. Barry from Hertfordshire

There are two cables that go to the gearbox. One goes to the top of the box the other goes to the back of the box. If the back one has come off reverse cannot be selected. If both cables are connected the leaver mechanism below the gear stick could have moved. To check this area- remove the gear stick gator then remove the top and bottom screws holding the large plastic cover. once removed you can see the linkage. If its none of the above the problem is internal. Barry from Hertfordshire

There are two cables that go to the gearbox. One goes to the top of the box the other goes to the back of the box. If the back one has come off reverse cannot be selected. If both cables are connected the leaver mechanism below the gear stick could have moved. To check this area- remove the gear stick gator then remove the top and bottom screws holding the large plastic cover. once removed you can see the linkage. If its none of the above the problem is internal. Barry from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 23/09/2015 20:53:58 | ID: 121560

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hagai, Israel

Fiat Panda

Hey, i bought few weeks ago a 2013 panda 1.2. Everything is work well but i thing my clutch pedal starts to work abit high i think and no from the middle.what i need to do? Is it ok? Thank you for your help!

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Hi hagai,i had the same high pedal problem on my Panda Eleganza 1,2cc 2007 on a low milage only two owners from new,there'is no pedal adjustment on these Panda's ,well at list mine hasn't don't know about others,so i had to have a New clutch fitted and because the mechanic is a friend of mine he charged me £250 all inclusive, i hope not but i think you'll be facing the same problem as i did having a New clutch,but make more enquires about your car as its a late model than mine maybe they are different,i hope this helps good luck. Giovanni Mormone from England

Submitted: 06/09/2015 09:38:10 | ID: 120844

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Malcolm Rosen, Macedonia

Fiat Panda

On the steering column just below the windshield wiper wand is a small push button sticking out. Is this a switch & what is it's purpose.

Submitted: 04/09/2015 07:23:59 | ID: 120752

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Iris Ealey, Somerset

Fiat Panda

The rev counter warning light on my Panda comes on every now and then and stays on for sometime. After a while it will go off and then come back on again. Can anyone help please. Thank you.

Submitted: 23/08/2015 18:22:54 | ID: 120228

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Jeremy Graham, Somerset

Fiat Panda

In recent weeks we have noticed that engine speed control is not always responsive to throttle position under the right foot. Driving off from standstill this means that a lot of lurching goes on as if we cannot control clutch and accelerator in a coordinated manner. As if we are a new learner. This can be quite dangerous in a queue of traffic as the car behaviour is difficult to predict and control. We have also noticed that it will happily run on with all feet off the controls without stalling. To my mind the throttle position is being adjusted by the ecu but there are no indications of problems on the ecu fault log. Before I approach Fiat does anyone have a similar experience and fix to share. I can see posts that describe something similar to Puntos but nothing very helpful. Thanks.

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Dear Jeremy, I am having exactly the same problem. Have been back to two dealers who say "No Fault Found". The ECU does not (OR) looses the error!, from the memory. Now understand that the Oil level is very important. Is you car the TwinAir or MultiJet. You do not say. I understand that this problem is not isolated but Fiat says it is new to them. Did you get your car from Western-Super-Mare.?. Keith Bradley from Hampshire

I have had my Fiat Panda for 2 months and I am having exactly the same problem. I let the clutch up and engage the accelerator and car lags, as if petrol is cut for a second, then it picks up. I, like you have taken it to two dealerships and have been told "that's just the way it is". I have tried every combination of foot method to find the bite. I have accepted that nothing can be done. But its very frustrating. Its my first brand new car and I am very disappointed. Does anyone have the solution. Mark from Lancashire

Submitted: 06/06/2015 09:40:15 | ID: 116857

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., Yorkshire

Fiat Panda

My Panda - 1 year old has always sounded a bit throaty, it has been back to the dealer but they say this is normal can anyone confirm please

Submitted: 22/05/2015 15:35:39 | ID: 116356

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Jackie Kerr, Highland

Fiat Panda

when headlights are switched on after a short while they flick off and then won't come back on again until the indicators are flicked. The lights then go off again and flick on and off. Can be very frightening whend riving in the dark in the north of Scotland where not many street lights exist! Anyone with an idea of the problem?

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Yes we have a fiat panda that did the same when indicating the lights would flick off on quickly when the indicator stork self cancels. However it has miraculously stopped now but you will need a new indicator/lights instrument stork as the connections inside become lose and worn over time. May be tricky locating one most definitely have to buy online or head to a scrap yard and salvage one. Kris from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 20/05/2015 18:44:49 | ID: 116273

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Val Iden, Cheshire

Fiat Panda

Our 7 year old Fiat Panda on occasions loses power when changing up a gear. It doesn't happen all the time but we are concerned about it. Does anyone know what may be wrong with it?

Submitted: 20/05/2015 15:48:24 | ID: 116265

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Vicky, Bristol

Fiat Panda

Sometimes, when I am driving in automatic, the auto gearbox fails me and goes straight into manual. This started happening about 8 months ago and has happened 4 times since. Thankfully, this model of car has a manual gear option so I am still able to drive it, but it is quite frightening when you are doing 70mph on a dual carriageway and the gearbox fails, putting you into manual 1st gear so you slow down abruptly. Once I turn the engine off and let it rest it is normally fine when I start up again. Any ideas as to why this is happening?

Submitted: 02/05/2015 18:19:04 | ID: 115496

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Lynn, Staffordshire

Fiat Panda

I have just tried to lock my car using the fob and the driver`s door has not locked. All the other doors have locked and unlocked normally. I have tried to lock it using the key but it still won't lock. The handle is very still and won't even lock if I try to push it manually. Can anyone please help?

Submitted: 21/04/2015 20:01:56 | ID: 115028

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Adrian, Bristol

Fiat Panda

Sticking clutch pedal. I see a number of past posts on this subject, has anyone found a solution for this yet? Son's 2007 Panda Dynamic 1.2, very intermittent fault (I initially thought it was my son!). Clutch sticks to floor, only releases with a sharp second stab. Accompanied by squeaking noise from area where activating rod enters gearbox housing. Seems temperature dependant but not always. Local garage couldn't get it to play up despite many eforts / test drives. Got them to change fluid & check slave. All seems ok. Got it home and the problem is back. It's not carpet, pedal spring etc, seems related to binding near operating shaft. Any ideas or solutions? Thanks.

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I have had this problem for the best part of a year! The mechanics couldn't replicate it in my case either until one took it for a 20 mile test drive and it got heavy and squeaky. It turned out it was the master cylinder had grease all over it, looks like it happened at last MOT and service (my mechanic generously said it was probably an apprentice! at the other garage). I have now had the master cylinder replaced a month ago and all is good again. Zoe from Devon

I have had this problem for the best part of a year! The mechanics couldn't replicate it in my case either until one took it for a 20 mile test drive and it got heavy and squeaky. It turned out it was the master cylinder had grease all over it, looks like it happened at last MOT and service (my mechanic generously said it was probably an apprentice! at the other garage). I have now had the master cylinder replaced a month ago and all is good again. Zoe from Devon

Submitted: 08/04/2015 18:23:16 | ID: 114453

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charles, City of Glasgow

Fiat Panda

as I'm driving along my engine cuts out and then comes on again and it does this all through my journey, it doesn't do this untill the engine is warmed up. can anyone tell me what is wrong. thank you.

Submitted: 18/03/2015 12:39:06 | ID: 113481

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linda, West Midlands

Fiat Panda

when i start engine i have a noise coming then after a while it stops . when i change gear the clutch pedal is grinding when i hit the floor . is that the clutch on its way out ? and is it expensive to repair ? thanks

Submitted: 12/03/2015 20:07:33 | ID: 113224

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janice, Greater Manchester

Fiat Panda

I drive my Panda in city mode always, does this damage my engine or reduce my fuel economy? Thank you

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My Fiat Panda 2007 diesel 1.3 has a dangerous problem, when I increase speed to overtake the speed drops from 60mph to 30 without warning and vehicles at the back nearly run into me. I am 76 yr old pensioner and would really appreciate any help peter robertson from Highland

What`s the answer to the above question? peter robertson from Highland

City mode only makes the electric steering easier at slow speeds. Nothing to do with the engine however if I was you I would turn it off when driving at speed. Barry from Hertfordshire

I Understand that the car becomes limited to 100 Newtons. So should have no detrimental effect at all. Keith Bradley from Hampshire

Submitted: 23/02/2015 11:00:36 | ID: 112173

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Bex, Devon

Fiat Panda

In cold weather the passenger side front and back door locks jam on. Car was new in September last year. It is ok when wet but happens only when there is a frost, whether it has been dry or wet in the preceding days. This is my 2nd Panda - the first was an Active and that had the same issue intermittently but the dealership changed the locks twice. By the time I got current one, it was still happening. I took this new one to dealership yesterday and was told that it all seemed to be working fine and they couldn't find a fault. I said I was concerned about security of car and this is a known problem on older models but was told to call them if it happens again. Does anyone know of this fault in latest model or should I contact Fiat directly?

Submitted: 12/02/2015 20:29:34 | ID: 111411

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Alan, Portugal

Fiat Panda

My 2005 LHD Panda diesel has all mod cons except an outside temperature gauge. Can one of these be retro fitted?

Submitted: 08/02/2015 16:45:19 | ID: 111139

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Lea Johnson, Lancashire

Fiat Panda

My car is now 5 years old. I have maintained it with every service. The only major work needed has been changing the timing belt. It has 24,000 miles on the clock. I am at the inevitable crossroads of deciding whether I should spend £500 for new tyres and brake discs or trade it in for a new or used Fiat Panda. How much life could I reasonably expect from my existing, well-cared for car, given that I spend the £500? (I could possibly get £2000 for my car in a trade for a used car worth approx. £4,500, but would I get anymore years out of it than my existing car with just £500 outlay?) Any advice very welcome.

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I'd stick with what you have. Better the evil you know! My wife's 1.1 56 reg Active has done 46k miles since we bought it as a pre-reg car from a Fiat dealer in Carlisle and is still on its first set brakes, exhaust and battery. It's had 3 sets of front tyres, a couple of anti-roll bar rubbers, its cam belt changed (at a local garage, cost about £95) and that's it, other than usual servicing costs... We are certainly going to keep it for a good while yet! Chris Breen from Cumbria

Submitted: 19/01/2015 13:56:03 | ID: 109856

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Brian Ewan, Lancashire

Fiat Panda

Trouble selecting gears: For some time now I have had troule getting the car to go into gear after running in heavy start stop traffic for an hour or more. The more clutch and gear changes, the worse it gets. It is eventually like trying to get into gear without pressing the clutch in. When the car cools down, probably 15 to 30 mns all is OK. The clutch kit was replaced and the clutch was bled before Christmas (2014) but after 2 hours in traffic the clutch was to the floor and the gears had to be forced in, after that with the clutch still to the floor the car would creep forward. The car has been back in the garage to be re checked. With the garage claiming no fault has been found. The clutch kit was replaced because the garage said that was the problem. Anybody had any experience of the same. Car is a 56 reg. Any help or advice (please don't say spend more money we are at £600.00 so far with tyres and wishbone, the car is not worth much more), someone mentioned gearbox but the garage says no. regards Brian (29.12.2014)

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There are two cables that go to the gearbox. One goes to the top of the box the other goes to the back of the box. Check them both for lose play. If both cables are OK the leaver mechanism below the gear stick could have moved. To check this area- remove the gear stick gator then remove the top and bottom screws holding the large plastic cover. once removed you can see the linkage. If its none of the above the problem is internal. Barry from Hertfordshire Barry from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 29/12/2014 22:35:26 | ID: 108612

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Louise, West Midlands

Fiat Panda

My car has been on the drive for a week over Christmas holiday not being used, an went to shop in it yesterday started fine but about 3 minutes into my journey the "steering fail" warning came up. I got to the shop an it restarted again fine an then again the warning sign only (the red wheel) appeared on the dash. I am in the process of turning over the engine as hoping it is to do with my battery being flat? No warning lights have come up an the "check ok" came up on the dash. My car is due its winter service - any feedback help welcome. I have been reading forum an worried as by the sounds of this this warning is not good. It is an 55 plate an has 52,000 miles an had no other problems with it.

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The same has happened to mine, did you find any answers ? Louise from West Midlands

The same has happened to mine, did you find any answers ? Louise from West Midlands

Submitted: 29/12/2014 10:00:33 | ID: 108581

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