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Old 06-01-2008   #1
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Door handle 'sticking'

When I unlock my Panda and go to open the driver door it feels like it is still locked, a second attempt then opens the door. If I then immediately lock the door after opening it and then unlock it and attempt to open it then I have no problems.
I went to the dealer under the 'third year dealer warranty' and was told I'd have to pay an investigation charge so they could work out if the fault was covered by the warranty or not, he suggested I took a look myself and cleaned up the opening cable mechansim as this would more than likely fix the fault. Having faffed with the stupid insulation I discover there are no cables only levers, the fault is not occuring now but it may be reoccur later on today as the fault appears to be time sensitive!

Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have any ideas on what it is and how to fix it?!

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Re: Door hadle 'sticking'

I have done punto door handles under 3rd year warranty(no charge),dont see why panda should be different.
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Re: Door handle 'sticking'

I had that problem with one of my back doors. It was some plastic parts in the locking mechanism which had snapped. Got it fixed under warranty in the second year of ownership.
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Re: Door handle 'sticking'

Thank you for your responses, having half heartedly taken it apart and putting it back together it is no longer playing up, maybe knocked some debris ut of the mechanism(?). I'll keep an eye on it and if it starts again I'll have to speak to the dealer again and try and convince them to look at it under warranty, won't hold my breath though!

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