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Old 21-10-2013   #1
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2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

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Well we have had our 4x4 Panda 2 months now, loving it, but now the drivers door handle has started playing up. I went to lift it the other day and lifted all the way to the top without releasing the door, it sort of clicks past the normal release point. After about 5 attempts holding the handle from different points I got it to release. It is now continuing to be unreliable. Booked into the dealers on Wednesday, but I was just wondering if anyone else has had this issue?
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Re: 2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

I have read on this forum that somebody else has experienced this but it doesn't seem to be a wide issue.
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Hi All,

Well we have had our 4x4 Panda 2 months now, loving it, but now the drivers door handle has started playing up. I went to lift it the other day and lifted all the way to the top without releasing the door, it sort of clicks past the normal release point. After about 5 attempts holding the handle from different points I got it to release. It is now continuing to be unreliable. Booked into the dealers on Wednesday, but I was just wondering if anyone else has had this issue?
Dan
No issues so far.....if it is a common problem it might be across the range so worth checking non-4x4 posts too?
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Re: 2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

the only thing I had was the key sticking in the lock both door and ignition but I used WD40 and that solved the problem
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Re: 2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

our 4x4 has had sticking problems with the boot door, dealer just sprayed it with WD40 but it still sticks, i don't think they know whats up with it, no problems with the doors.
the high beam indicater light on the dashboard is really bright! is anybody else's?
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our 4x4 has had sticking problems with the boot door, dealer just sprayed it with WD40 but it still sticks, i don't think they know whats up with it, no problems with the doors.
the high beam indicater light on the dashboard is really bright! is anybody else's?
Yes very bright & v distracting.
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Re: 2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

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our 4x4 has had sticking problems with the boot door, dealer just sprayed it with WD40 but it still sticks, i don't think they know whats up with it, no problems with the doors.
the high beam indicater light on the dashboard is really bright! is anybody else's?
There was a fault a lot of early cars suffered with boot switches. Plenty had it.
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Well getting to the dealers was difficult, busy week! so I spayed the catch with WD40 and it seems to have done the trick.

Yes the main beam light on the dash is over-bright!

Overall a good fun car and very capable
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Yes very bright & v distracting.
Yes I agree. That blue full beam indicator if dreadful. It actually makes driving in the dark with full beam difficult as it's so bright (it does for me at least).
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Re: 2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

I find myself driving with my left arm at an unnatural height and angle when I have the main beam on, to try and save my eyesight from that blue laser beam!!
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Re: 2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

frankly I think its bloody dangerous and is the one thing I am really not happy about with the car. will be mentioning it to the dealer (not that they will (be able to) do anything
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My wife has stopped using the high beam! women's logic!!!
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Re: 2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

Is the full beam indicator as bright on all variants of the current panda. I assume so but I'd not heard it mentioned previously as big annoyance.

I'll be interested to know if your dealer offers any suggestions.
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Re: 2 month old Panda 4x4 sticking drivers door handle

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Is the full beam indicator as bright on all variants of the current panda. I assume so but I'd not heard it mentioned previously as big annoyance.
It is on mine (TA Lounge). I'm sure it will be the same on all.
I had hardly used full beam until last week's trip to Scotland, when I had to drive with the side of my left hand obscuring the blue indicator.
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