Thursday, January 19, 2012

Common issue with Micro Panda (Geely LC 1.3)

Guys, my car has now exceeded 13,500km and found few issues that cannot be rectified by the Sri Lankan Micro Company namely: (1) Rear Door Alignment and (2) Power Steering Rack noise

1. Rear Door Alignment (Production failure) 

This is a disaster: Noise coming from the rear door, regardless whether I drive on the carpet road or just a normal road. I have given my car to the company for repair several time and they did several adjustments. It can’t be fixed. Finally they told me this is because of single shock to lift the rear door (production failure). So far, no replacement for either the shock or the door.

2. Power Steering Rack Noise (Production failure)

From the day I brought my vehicle, this issue was there. Despite my bringing this problem to the attention of the company whenever I put the car for repair, the problem was not fixed. Finally, an advisor promised me a replacement the next time. Because of this, I'm unable to take full left turns or right turns as well as whenever my right tire went into a pot hole this irritating sound will come.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Geely Sedan Disaster

Dear chathura,

I'm a reader of your micro cars blog. I was to buy a micro panda, but got changed the mind coz your blog.
here is what I caught in my cam today at kurunegala. see the attachments, the cars body has cracked,
owner has bind a corner with wire ropes.

Chinese cars are same as Chinese phones.



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Micro Panda Recorded Maximum Fuel Consumption

So far my car did only 7-8KMPL. Please post your car fuel consumption here.

Name: Chathura Ekanayake
Location: Colombo
Fuel Octane: 95
Running Mileage: 4000
Fuel Consumption: Max 8KMPL 

Also I wanted to share following e-mail which sent from Geely Internation to Mr.Krishan.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Globalservice <>
Date: Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Reply from Geely International
To: krishan wasalage <>

Dear Krishan Wasalage

The average fuel consumption in China for LC 1.3 MT is about 7L/100KM, but it also depends on your driving habits, the road condition and other aspects.

Geely International service center.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Micro Panda LC 1.3 Recommended Fuel Octane

Geely: Driving> Import Instruction> Page #99
I found this on the Panda LC Owner's Manual. If you own a Micro Panda LC 1.3, please turn to page 99 and see official fuel type recommendation form The Geely company.

"This vehicle is only filled with unleaded gasoline of #93 or above; otherwise it will cause poisoning if catalyst of three-way catalysis system and engine knock."
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