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Old 04-04-2008   #1
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Who's Had No Warranty Claims

We should be supporting the Panda on this forum.
My daughter has a 1.1 Active that is 2 years old, clocked up 25,000 miles and despite my obsessional nature I have found nothing to make a warranty claim on this car.
I'm so impressed by this cheap little car, I don't see why it won't run for a good 10 years making it one of the most economical motors around.
By the way, the tyres have worn evenly and, because I swap front to rear every 6,000 miles, I see a set of 4 lasting 30,000 miles plus.
Anybody else have a warranty claim free Panda?
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I've got an issue right now - but I'm 30 months old so don't expect to get a dealer interested in looking under warranty now...but I have to agree with your thoughts. The car was bought 6mths old - was dealers wifes car (and occasional if booked plenty in advance (as I found out) demo car) and apart from a rear view mirror that fell off on day 2 it only had a squeeky front brake that was dealt with at 1st service.

At 2nd service - dealer told me they were replacing rear shockers under warranty but I never raised a concern so can only praise them - put it this way ...I can't see my Audi getting the same treatment.
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Re: Who's Had No Warranty Claims

Quote Originally Posted by Panda4X4_Skydome View Post
I've got an issue right now - but I'm 30 months old so don't expect to get a dealer interested in looking under warranty now
depends what the fault is
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Re: Who's Had No Warranty Claims

Wife's Panda is 18 months old and covered 20k miles. Had a few problems sadly. Paintwork is a bit hit and miss (muck under the paint and some areas of matt finish). Had two new front dampers. Gearbox has recently started to whine (dealer tells me it may be a bearing, will need investigating). A few rattles. I've looked at the exhaust and it appears rather rusty for just 18 months old (cheapo Polish steel?). Dealer rather weak on customer service.
Not a bad little motor and value for money, but they ain't no Toyota. Wifes old car was an early Subaru (without turbo) which covered 120000 without a murmur, can't see the Panda managing that but then its a much cheaper car.
Having said all that I have suggested a Multijet to my mother as an economical runabout because there's nothing else to touch it at fiatsupasaver price.
Does anyone do a proper remap on the MJ?
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Re: Who's Had No Warranty Claims

100hp, 6 months and 7,000 miles - apart from the immobiliser light coming on at start-up once or twice (went off at restart as directed in handbook) absolutely nothing wrong. Front tyres wearing just fine too.
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MJ, 9 months old and 24K on it, For the price and my expectation it is a stunning little car comparee with others in its size group, If sell it and get any reasonable money it will be a bonus, used for courier work it's a gem - London and back on half tank easily. Only problem was a window switch defective on the way home from collecting it. I bought it not so much about the Fiat woes of past, but having checked the VOSA recall website, one recall and that's it - some big names should be ashamed, cars cutting out at high speed, brake failure due to electronic faults on cars costing over 30K. I think Fiat are no worse than other manufacturers and us owners are more realistic and honest in our expectations.
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Re: Who's Had No Warranty Claims

up until recently we could have said we had no warrenty claims but at over 43k the water pump needed replacing, but that was about it.
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One month and 1500 miles into ownership and not one problem so far. Let's hope it continues

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