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Bekithemba Sibanda, Southampton

Fiat Panda

My fiat panda cranks but does not start,there is a clipping sound when you put on the battery ,when you put a diognosis machine it starts but without it does not

Submitted: 21/09/2016 09:20:43 | ID: 135336

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Bekithemba Sibanda, Southampton

Fiat Panda

My fiat panda 2007 is not starting but only cranking ,when you put a dignosis machine it starts .It clipps when you put the battery

Submitted: 21/09/2016 09:18:06 | ID: 135335

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karen matthews, Gloucestershire

Fiat Panda

Does this vehicle have 5 or 6 gears

Submitted: 16/09/2016 18:46:26 | ID: 135215

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Bekithemba Sibanda, Southampton

Fiat Panda

I have a 2007 fiat panda 2007 model chasis no zfa16900001003892 ,its cranking but not starting ,the head lights are not coming on.the temperature ,fuel and rave counter clips when you put a battery .I have checked my battery and changed it but it does the same .When you put a dignosis machine it starts but when you remove it ,it does not .please help

Submitted: 13/09/2016 14:14:56 | ID: 135143

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roy mccormick, Merseyside

Fiat Panda

back doors keep locking as if child lock is on

Submitted: 09/09/2016 10:18:00 | ID: 135045

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Trevor Brown, Leicestershire

Fiat Panda

My Fiat Panda dynamic multijet 1.2 L diesel was Ok this morning but now there is an intermittent fault where the electric front windows will not work and the steering is extremely hard - no power assistance - which makes it impossible to drive safely. When the power is switched off and then back on, the car is fine but suddenly the fault re-occurs and if driving, is very dangerous as it is extremely hard to steer. I have checked all the engine compartment fuses and they are all OK. (I think that it is an electrical fault). The handbook does not list any fuses associated with steering. Any ideas?

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I have no answer, but my power steering motor in my car is also busy going and they quoted me R 28,000 to fix.. I think its definetly a manufactoring problem so why should I have to pay for this.. Its 2007 and only has R47,825 on the clock.. Annoyed Tarryn from South Africa

I have overcome this same problem with steering in 3 different pandas I own. I picked this tip up on another thread somewhere a few years ago and it works. Replace the original battery with a higher amphour and current rating. I.e. 50ah and 300 to 400 CCA. This has saved me a fortune in not having to replace steering parts. The fault lies in 2 small relays in the electric power steering unit which do not like a low battery voltage dip. You just need to work a bit at getting the right physical size of battery and if need be to make adjustments to get it to fit. But really easy. Aidan from Antrim

Submitted: 05/09/2016 15:57:43 | ID: 134933

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Debbie, Dorset

Fiat Panda

I had new brake pads October 2015 & abs warning light is coming on intermittently,( not doing it now). Also have excessive squeaking from front wheels which gets worse as car warms up. Is it safe to drive?

Submitted: 28/08/2016 09:51:15 | ID: 134712

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J Eggison, Lincolnshire

Fiat Panda

Hi. Can my central locking on my Panda Pop be upgraded to a remote central locking. Many thanks x

Submitted: 08/08/2016 02:51:01 | ID: 134188

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Jay, East Sussex

Fiat Panda

Do I need to change both front tyres on my panda only one has is illegal?

Submitted: 19/07/2016 17:42:27 | ID: 133653

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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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