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  1. 2 weeks ago today I purchased from a dealer a Vauxhall zafira 2003 MOTd till March I was told it had only just undergone a service and was fine for driving In urgent need, I paid £675 and they delivered it when it was ready, Being a dealer I trusted them totally, they had nothing but good feedback Bare in mind also I am a new driver and unsure what to look for in cars ie faults and things, but she test drove perfectly. A few days later going down hill, with 4 children in the car My brakes failed, managed to get to a garage safely and quickly and paid for them to be sorted, consid
  2. Hello forum. I'm looking for some advice please I'm in dispute over my alloys on my 15 plate Vauxhall insignia, hopefully you can see an attached picture of one of my 4 alloys, all 4 are in this condition, Vauxhall warranty are refusing to replace these saying it is wear and tear. In my opinion they are blistering and have been told so by an independent dealer. Thankyou in advance group.
  3. hi all we have the vauxhall ampera its a electric car for those that didn't know lol ..
  4. As many as 850,000 Vauxhall Corsas could have a wiring fault that can cause them to catch fire, a newspaper investigation claims. The fault is similar to the one that forced the motor giant to recall hundreds of thousands of Zafiras. Experts told The Sun newspaper that Corsa D and E models built since 2005 are potentially dangerous and can catch fire, with dozens of cases of owners reporting flames coming through the cars’ dashboards. Vauxhall has denied any knowledge of Corsa fires caused by the heating system. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2344371/million-vauxhall-cors
  5. I have a 2012 Vauxhall Corsa D that has developed an intermittent fault. It won't accelerate and jerks. The fault code is P2138. A local mechanic told me that this is a fault known to Vauxhall but it has not reached recall status. Vauxhall wrote about this in a service bulletin (13-E-3066 Accelerator Pedal-Engine Power is reduced - 2016-04-21) They have also produced a pack to fix it. I was dismayed to be told that this could cost several hundred pounds to fix. I can't understand why I should have to pay this if Vauxhall are aware of the problem. (My car is
  6. Hi, I am hoping someone can give me a bit of advice regarding a car that I purchased recently that I believe was mis-sold to me due to there being an outstanding safety recall that was not disclosed at the time of sale. Here is a more complete background to my story... I purchased a Vauxhall Zafira recently from a local dealer and a couple of weeks later discovered that the car had a safety recall issued on it due to a risk of fire. I was not informed of this when I purchased the car. I would not have bought the car had I known. I have written to the dealer to complain and
  7. I purchased a 19 month old Vauxhall Insignia in May 2014 from EMG in Ely. On the whole the car gave me excellent service, apart from a few niggles, which were rectified under the Vauxhall 3 year warranty. However, in September this year, I noticed that it was getting more & more difficult getting the car into gear. The car was just under 3 years old, and had covered 43,000 miles. I took the car into York, Ward & Rowlatt, in Wellingborough to have it looked at. After a test drive, they said that the clutch had failed & it would not be covered under the warra
  8. Hi, Last year i put my car (Vauxhall Corsa 08 plate) in for its service to a local family run garage (Garage A) that we have used for years. It was found that i had a slight oil leak coming from the sump plug, i was advised that they would re-tap and fit a new sump plug. Having moved away from the area i have today put my car into a Vauxhall Dealership (Garage B) for its service. I have been advised that i have a large leak from the sump plug caused by Garage A fitting the wrong sump plug, causing irreversable damage to the sump and a new sump, at a cost of £367 is required. Garage B
  9. Meriva purchased three years ago, good little car. Started developing an intermittent immobiliser fault three months ago. Failed to start at home RAC called. RAC could not diagnose problem as car would not "communicate" with their diagnostic system, apparently common fault with Vauxhall. Had it looked at by our usual mechanic, again could not be diagnosed. Car started intermittently. Contacted Vauxhall garage had to wait until the immobiliser came on but also had to book an appointment to co-inside with it breaking down! Eventually car again refused to start at home, contacted RAC take
  10. Hi guys my car been to Vauxhall dealer for diagnose as my car corsa 1.3 cdti 2007 misfiring on low revs. Vauxhall kept the car for three days and finally they told me that number 3 fuel injector is misfiring and no other fault reported. Got the car back on 28/04/2015 and today 3-/04/2015 my timing chain snapped while driving the recovery guy confirmed that timing chain gone and it damaged all cams etc. Can anybody confirm what are my right and what can i claim like repairs or money back. I paid £75 for diagnose and they could not find out if my timing chain is going. Thank you
  11. Long story cut very short; I have a 2006 Vauxhall Zafira auto. About 12 months ago the auto box was not "kicking" down when required or would just jump around the gears. Light also came up on dash and "rad coolant level low" showed up l Took it to a Vauxhall main dealer who could not find anything wrong with the car and told me to just keep topping up the rad when the light comes on as there "may" be a small leak somewhere, even though they could not find one. Had a full service done, 2 days later coil pack failed and AA fitted new one at cost telling me it was most prob due to o
  12. Hi hope someone can advise me, we bought a Vauxhall zafira 1.6 petrol 2011 plate in sept 2014 with a 12 months network q warranty. In January we had a engine light come on, I checked under the bonnet and noticed there was hardly any coolant in the expansion tank, I topped it up and the light went out. Took it to a local Vauxhall dealer to get it checked out, after much scratching of heads they fitted a thermostat saying the thermostat had partially closed and pressurised the system to such an extent it lost coolant through the expansion bottle. We took
  13. Anyone else having problems with this 2104 model cutting out, far sooner than it should, and not starting again for a while?
  14. Hello Hope someone can help me with a problem re a car purchased from Lookers and a warranty provided by Network Q. I purchased a Chevrolet Lacetti on 12/11/2013, the car came with a one year Network Q warranty which covered 100,000 miles and was up to the value of the car. The car was serviced and MOTed before purchase was complete and I agreed to also buy a service contract provided by Emac Ltd. I had the car serviced at 6 months and everything was fine according to Lookers, though I later found out they had performed a full service when it should have been an intermediate,
  15. I own a Vauxhall corsa vxr nurburgring edition. Vauxhalls flagship. the car is 2 years old on a 62reg the mileage is 4000 car cost is £18k I started to notice a clunk from the gearbox I went to my local Vauxhall dealership in July .Penfolds Lewisham South East. and Left My Car In Penfolds Repair Garage to be Diagnosed. I got a call the same day from Chris the service desk at penfolds and he told mey car has low compression cylinder 4 and a Vauxhall engineer has to be send out to inspect my car. and penfolds was sure is was due to engine remap
  16. Vauxhall has warned owners of around 3,000 vehicles to stop driving them until they have been inspected because of a steering problem. The UK carmaker said those affected are Adam and Corsa/Corsavan models registered since May 2014, which had been manufactured with a steering system part "that did not meet specification".
  17. I am very disappointed with Vauxhall Customer Care and the Dealership in Kingston Upon Thames. I am self employed Taxi Driver and I rely on my car to earn a living. Due to incompetency of Vauxhall Kingston I was unable to work for 17 days in total. My car was giving out white smoke in February 2014, I took it to Vauxhall Dealership, after carrying out diagnostic I was told DPF line is split and it is the reason for white smoke. Two days after paying for repair costing more than £750, my car started giving out white smoke again. I took it back to Dealership, after 3-4 days
  18. Have a Vauxhall insignia 1.8i SRI Nav - under 29000 miles. Now 5 months out of 3 year standard warranty as car bought 2nd hand. Had problems with coolant during warranty. Dealer replaced thermostat and at another time they topped up coolant. I have advised that this is now a latent defect and should be covered under warranty. Both the dealer and Vauxhall are stating warranty expiry but as a gesture of goodwill have given me 50% off a £500+ bill to replace thermostat housing and cooler pipe!! I am sick to the teeth phoning and mailing arguing the point.
  19. We bought a new Vauxhall Ampera last year, from GoVauxhall Wibledon. This car comes with a lifetime warranty. My experience is, the company is offering poor service: poor/no communication, can't get hold of them, don't do the necessary paperwork, and worse. What can I do? I am not sure what my options are. Can I change dealership? How does that work with the lifetime warranty? Thanks Rob
  20. I bought a brand new vivaro sportive top of the range for 20k 18 months ago. I had first service done at 25k as per website. last week my van stopped so the RAC took it to my vauxhall main dealer. For 4 days I have been ringing to get an update but could either never get through...just answer machine. or we will call you back which they didnt. Well today I finally spoke to someone who said the cam chain has snapped and this has ruined engine. A new engine is required at...10k. They then said the warranty wont cover but unsure why. I have been ringing vauxhall customer care for t
  21. Hiya, I'm new here, I've lurked before and friends have used the site a lot so thought I'd join up and ask about my recent misfortune. We have an 05 Corsa 1.2 SXi, it developed a misfire which subsequently snapped the exhaust camshaft. Apparently a common fault on the 2005 model only. link It's out of warranty, 5 years old, 50k miles, I bought it from an independant garage a year ago where it was serviced, I had an oil change done around February. I checked the oil on Thursday last week and it was OK so I'm guessing it's the loose cam cap bolts issue. The AA man dropped it off a
  22. I order new antara under motabilty on 06-10-12 Was due on 5-12-12 delay until 20-01-13 Delay again new probably delivery date 15-02-13 Has any one had an a same experiance with Vauxhall?
  23. I was changing the original radio to a after market when the fuse blew. It was a 5 amp and was a yellow one. I replaced this last time and the redio came back on. While putting a ariel adapter on the fuse tripped again. This time it took the same fuse out and also it took the power steering/speedo with it. I have replaced the fuse but there is no radio and no power steering. Under the steering colum i have changed a green and black block. The green block keeps on getting very hot. It drives etc no probs but no power steering/speedo.
  24. Hi everyone some advice please, to try and cut a long story short I purchased a brand new vauxhall movano a year ago now 12 reg no previous owners. The sale was agreed over the phone in view that the dealer was 300 miles away, The van was a standard van, standard spec etc . So i never viewed tha van it was brought from information contained in vauxhall brochure and the van was the dealers physical stock so no factory order. When i arrived at the dealers to collect the van it was damaged large scratch down one side the fiasco that followed to reject the van and pentagon register a new
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