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phil, Lincolnshire

Peugeot Boxer

hi. have compass motor home starts fine but ignition light stays on if i turn ignition off and on quickly light goes out and charges fine, has anyone had this problem or have idea of cause.

Submitted: 24/07/2017 12:55:32 | ID: 142718

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Richard, Leicestershire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi having problems with radio station .Was working fine then one night driving home and the signal went. I can only get a broken signal on a few stations now. Wasn't sure if there is a fuse that might have blown, however CD player working fine. Can you help?

Submitted: 24/07/2017 12:41:01 | ID: 142717

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Steve McLoughlin, Cheshire

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

Fault code 55 is showing on my Vauxhall Insignia. A friend says that it might relate to the fan but this is working okay. Any ideas? (cdti)

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When code 55 appears... you must take you car for a drive, leaving it at over 2000 rpm... keep driving over this for about 10 minutes and code 55 will then disappear... this is cleaning the carbon filter from your car... Ivan from Ireland

as Ivan said ,, but you need to do this once a month,,, tony from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/11/2012 10:02:41 | ID: 63473

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Tshepo, South Africa

Peugeot 208

I took my 2013, 208 1.2 active for a car wash when I went to fetch it the screen displayed a SYSTEM FAULTY sign but the screen does not show any signs of damage or crack. When I try using the touch screen, the response gets mixed up and not on the specific option I selected. Any advise to fix or remove the warning

Submitted: 24/07/2017 11:59:29 | ID: 142715

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deano, Essex

Renault Espace

Hi, had my Espace 2003 MK1V for more than 10 years with very little hassle. Recently petrol low warning light came on so filled up. Now when I hit the start button it takes quite a few turns before it catches on. Any ideas would be great. PS - It runs well once started and have given it a bit of a thrashing on the motorway but still the same. Many thanks

Submitted: 24/07/2017 11:06:34 | ID: 142712

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rudi botha, South Africa

Hyundai Terracan

while driving it suddenly lost power and within second its back to normal. the revs dropped to 800 and then came back to where it was.

Submitted: 24/07/2017 09:15:40 | ID: 142711

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Stephen, Greater Manchester

Hyundai i10

Can u just change the timing chain bracket guides

Submitted: 23/07/2017 22:31:24 | ID: 142710

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Rachael, Northumberland

FIAT Punto

Hi, I have a fiat punto. I got home from work at 6.30pm car have been turned off and locked since. I heard a very house continuous beep (like someone keeping there hand on the horn) it sounded like it was coming from the engine. Unlocked and went to start the car, it wouldn't start and no signs of starting just silence when turning the key. Sound stopped and started again once I took the key out. Put key back in and engine and Car protection light was illuminated when key was turned and engine still wouldn't start. Tried car again 5 minutes later and started with no lights. Was just wondering what the noise may have been. Also afraid it will do it again during the night as I live in a residential area. Thank you in advance

Submitted: 23/07/2017 21:11:11 | ID: 142709

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Andrew, Cheshire

Mitsubishi Shogun

Hi. I have a 2003 Shogun Field and the computer display panel has been blank since driving through some puddles. Any ideas as to what I should do? (apart from not driving through puddles)

Submitted: 23/07/2017 21:05:08 | ID: 142708

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Stacey, Stoke-on-Trent

Renault Clio

Hi I have A Renault Clio 1.5 dci .. my petrol gauge is stuck on just over half a tank I have filled it the point where I can no longer get anymore diesel on but when I turn the car on the gauge is not moving.. I have put a cleaner into the tank hoping this will help but it doesn't seem to be doing anything.. anybody know what I need to do ... Many thanks Stacey

Submitted: 23/07/2017 20:08:33 | ID: 142707

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Steve Maxwell, Suffolk

Citroen C5

Hi. My C5 is fitted with a Navidrive 3D Hifi system, which has a subwoofer fitted in the back. However, the only sound I can get is at a fixed volume; not able to alter sound settings, nor any control the output to any of the speakers. Probably connected. The audible warning can't be heard from parking sensors, and telephone, both Bluetooth and in-car, can't be heard. Anyone any thoughts? I've attached diagnostic software via Lexia, which showed that the speaker control was faulty and that there was no communication with the Hifi Amp. Cheers in advance for any imput.

Submitted: 23/07/2017 18:21:39 | ID: 142706

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keiwilli, Durham

Citroen C5

engine starts immediately and runs for 3 seconds then stops, try immediately after and same thing happens

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I had this problem with an old CX Automatic. Turn out to be the secondary fuel jets not starting. The fault was low resistance in the relay switch supplying the power. Worth a look maybe? Steve Maxwell from Suffolk

Submitted: 25/09/2016 23:12:40 | ID: 135472

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Sarah sothers , Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Antara

I have a vauxhall antara 2013 which i bought back in February this year, 3 weeks ago the transfer box cracked so the company i bought it from agreed to repair the box and replaced the bearings, seals and oil. I picked the car back up yesterday but I have found when I have driven it since the car shudders and there is a noise in the back end of the vehicle, particularly when the car has to be driven for more than 10 mins or at speed, anyone had issues with this? Thank you x

Submitted: 23/07/2017 17:54:52 | ID: 142704

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Ghangs, Namibia

Peugeot Boxer

Hi, A search engine on the website will help in getting questions or answers to specific problems. I bought a dead Peugeot 2.8HDI Boxer which just cranks without starting. The owner says it stood after an engine overheat due to him driving it with no water in the radiator. He replaced the engine parts but could not start it, hence him selling it. Please help. Ghangs

Submitted: 23/07/2017 15:56:58 | ID: 142703

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Lisa, Essex

Ford S-Max

The electric blind that covers my panorama roof started to play up, stopping and starting and then the blind became baggy and wouldn't retract properly. I took it to a ford dealer and was told that to replace the blind it would cost £1000, without actually knowing if the mechanics are faulty or not! My car is 16months old and is not covered by warranty, as the blind is classed as trim, yet it could mechanical which would mean it would be. Anybody uncounted similar problems, if so how did you go about getting ford to rectify it.

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Hello Lisa, Funny - I have exactly the same problem and was doing a google search and came across your query. I am in touch with Ford about this as the 3 year classic plan warranty that comes with all fords does not mention this as an exclusion. As far as I am concerned the blind is not closing so it is a mechanical fault and should be covered. david from Worcestershire

Hello Lisa, Funny - I have exactly the same problem and was doing a google search and came across your query. I am in touch with Ford about this as the 3 year classic plan warranty that comes with all fords does not mention this as an exclusion. As far as I am concerned the blind is not closing so it is a mechanical fault and should be covered. david from Worcestershire

Did you mange to sort your blind out, I have the same issue. Sarah from Bristol

Did you mange to sort your blind out, I have the same issue. Sarah from Bristol

Hi I had exactly the same issue the mechanics had failed at 34mths old , also very low milage ! But was told its comes under interior trim warrenty & that's only 1 yr . I've fought tooth & nail with my ford dealer & ford uk to no avail basically told to DO ONE . My smax also has extended warrenty till its 5yrs old I was offered £100 towards a service .. Wow . My roof blind does retract but it's sagging ,currently I have it in the open position . I was so p@:?ed with them at the time I traded my smaller c- max for a bmw . My s max is ready for Changing soon but feel let down by the dealer network, but the smax is a fantastic family car .. Decisions decisions .. Colin from Cumbria

Hi I had exactly the same issue the mechanics had failed at 34mths old , also very low milage ! But was told its comes under interior trim warrenty & that's only 1 yr . I've fought tooth & nail with my ford dealer & ford uk to no avail basically told to DO ONE . My smax also has extended warrenty till its 5yrs old I was offered £100 towards a service .. Wow . My roof blind does retract but it's sagging ,currently I have it in the open position . I was so p@:?ed with them at the time I traded my smaller c- max for a bmw . My s max is ready for Changing soon but feel let down by the dealer network, but the smax is a fantastic family car .. Decisions decisions .. Colin from Cumbria

Same issue around 40months it sags because it's come out of its rail and then catches so triggers the auto stop. Got it replaced as was a lease car at the time. Daniel from Staffordshire

Yes I have the same problem with our panoramic sun blind. It got stuck and local garage classed it as trim where i argued it was electro-mechanical and should be covered within the 3 year warranty. It was referred up to customer services and managed to get 50% offered towards repair/replacement which sounds good but not when Ford quoted £1000! I did aske if Ford would provide a curtain so I could velcro it to the roof! Paul from Bristol

Submitted: 28/08/2014 11:51:24 | ID: 102271

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Hasitha, Sweden

Toyota Hiace

Hey, I have 1991toyota hiace supergl I have several questions 1.the speedometer bulb has been burnt can i replace it 2. Every 6 months i have to refill the A/C how can i fix it 3. From where can I buy the A/C vents on the dash 4. Where is the air intake on it , i guess its on d left hand side of d van but air is blown out through it Please can someone help me

Submitted: 23/07/2017 15:43:56 | ID: 142701

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andrea birchenough, Durham

Renault Wind

Hi can anyone please help with a very annoying knocking noise coming from what sounds like the roof or boot.

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Could be your roof "locks" , located above your front windshield. ( the front window ) . Locate the locks, and there you will find a nut . With this you can adjust the tension on the roof when its closed. You pull it further in, when you lock the roof. Petruccified from Netherlands

can you provide me with a picture of the nuts and how to get at them. Thanks stuart ahsworth from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 22/03/2016 19:55:02 | ID: 129354

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Ben marsh , Blackpool

Vauxhall Adam

I don't now if my car has a alarm it is a 2014 Vauxhall Adam ? ??

Submitted: 23/07/2017 13:37:54 | ID: 142699

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TEMITOPE, Nigeria

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, good day to you, pls i need to buy a new original starting sensor of my 5 plug volkswagen transporter,pls how do i get it from germany? TTEMITOPE,Nigeria. 08025534054.

Submitted: 23/07/2017 11:37:24 | ID: 142698

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Daphne Loots, South Africa

Renault Scenic

A short while ago we experienced excessive oil consumption on out of town trips, i.e. 1.5 - 2 lts. per 1000 kms. We have replaced the turbo charger, and the diaphram breather pipe, the diesel mechanic who replaced the turbo charger said the engine compression test was fine but that the oil sump seemed to have a higher than normal pressure. Is there is reason for this and what can we do about this. The Renault Garage here in Kimberley, South Africa, does not engender much confidence with us so going there is not an option, especially as we do not have the funds to pay their prices. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted: 23/07/2017 11:31:54 | ID: 142697

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ishmael, South Africa

Vauxhall Corsa

hey guys im really tired and fed up with my opel corsa 1.7dti 2003 vauxhall .it sometimes start and sometimes doesnot .i got the glow plugs replaced,i got the ECU replaced still the same,i took it to a garage and they said the diesel filter is faulty the made a construction for an electric pump to filled the gap with diesel.i taught the fine its fine after a day i got stuck on the road.the car swings strongly start and cut off again and sounds like its going to start when i idle its not helping.no faulty code is coming on when i have it checked.i am tired really.pls if there is anyone help a good infor

Submitted: 23/07/2017 10:41:10 | ID: 142696

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Becky, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter

Why does my t5 van keep eating water so much

Submitted: 23/07/2017 10:03:22 | ID: 142695

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Becky, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter

Why is the water being eaten up so quick

Submitted: 23/07/2017 10:02:28 | ID: 142694

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Paul Hart, Kent

Ford Galaxy

Hi, Our galaxy has developed a problem where it starts first time but runs lumpy when ticking over like it's missing. If you try to drive it it won't go over 10mph but this gradually goes up to 30mph once it's warmed up a bit. We found last week if you leave it ticking over for 15 mins and then turn it off for 10 mins it then ran like normal without any problems. However this has now changed and no matter what you do it runs terrible. We've had the fuel filter changed so it's not that. Any ideas? Thanks

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Hello, i had my Galaxy misfiring now and then. After a while the car suddenly didnt go faster than somewhat like 40km/h. After shut down an restart it was ok for a while, but got worse and worse. Went to a garage to read the fault codes. Fault codes were nothing but misfiring. He said could be the injector cable boom but was not sure. I then dismantled the plastic engine top cover (so you can reach the injectors). Then I disconnected and removed the boom from left to right. (Had to remove battery and drill a big hole in the battery casing to get the boom out,since it is long and straigt) I measured al the wires, (and since I was to gready to buy a new once) reinstalled it, but found one injector connector a bit loose. I then squeezed it and reconnected it on the injector and did the same with all the other7. Since then, problem solved. Maybe you have a similar problem. Good luck! Grtz Staf Staf from Belgium

Submitted: 03/06/2017 09:35:37 | ID: 141705

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joe, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I keep getting a 3 dash warning light --- coming on

Submitted: 23/07/2017 09:03:45 | ID: 142692

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michael tidball, Spain

Nissan Micra C + C

Hi everybody, I have bought a K12 2007 Nissan Micra Urbis 1.4 convertible.Its a cracking little car except for one thing; With the roof down and whilst stationary, everything is ok, however when I pull off, the visual display and audible beeping starts from the dashboard warning light, showing the roof is down. Any ideas why this is please, and a remedy for it. Driving with it would get annoying I think! Regards, Tiddy

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Hold down the 'Open' button and then press the Lock button at the same time. Helga from Derbyshire

Submitted: 30/01/2017 12:28:52 | ID: 138533

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Jim Thompson, England

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2002

My Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van won`t start in really cold weather. I changed the fuel pump and new seal kit on common rail, tried new camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor. When the weather is warm it starts okay as normal but it wouldn`t start this morning in the cold, but it ran off quite easy. That`s why I tried the crankshaft sensor but with no result. Can anyone advise me please? Thanks.

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I think it’s a cold starting problem from what u have described, remove the glow plugs and replace them Mr Kai Patel from Northern Ireland

Have you tested your injector for leak off? If one is leaking the rail pressure won’t get up enough and in effect there is no fuel pressure to crack the injectors. It’s a dead easy test, takes about 30 mins. Take off the leak off pipes on the top of each injector push short lenghts of tube over into seperate tin cans. Start the engine, they may all have some leak of ie fuel into the cans but you may see one pouring out then thats the one to change! Once they start to go they all need doing but you can change one at a time. Get the engine hot and they come out quite easy Max from England

Hi mate. Check the low fuel pressure circuit and be sure the fuel supply hose between the plastic pipe and fuel filter is undamaged inside. Also the bleeding bun is replaced and not reused. Also if you see air bubbles in the plastic pipe of the middle line on top of the fuel filter when wriggling the water seperator underneath the filter, then replace the o-ring for the seperater. Be sure all connectors (to replace the o-rings)high pressure, pre delivery pump, fuel filter and 1x return at commen rail. Oliver Maksuti from Australia

Have 2002 316 cdiSprinter ecm light was staying on when cranking and would not start sometimes just cut out while driving fault was in the plug at the back of the ECM the plug on the left hand side of module with the brown earth wires and red/blue power feed got a plug from wreckers with 10 centremetres of wire attached and rewired fixed the problem after spending $1000.s on wiring harness new injectors tow trucks etc if yours stops you may be able to start after wriggling the wires at the lhs back of control module mark tome from Australia

Submitted: 25/03/2013 09:35:21 | ID: 90755

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Ian, Falkirk

Ford Kuga

. I have the same issue as you guys I have been to the dealers & Ford Warranty but they keep passing the buck. My Ford Kuga has only done 820 mls noticed this problem when I filled the tank for the first time had to put a couple of sheets in the boot the kill the noise. I wonder if you have been down the Warranty route? If you can give me anymore details this would be very helpful as I am not best pleased with this issue. Thanks Ian C. Ian from Falkirk

Submitted: 22/07/2017 14:44:29 | ID: 142688

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Mike Sedgwick, Leicestershire

Nissan Qashqai 2012

My Nissan Qashqai`s stop/start has stopped working. I have tried the button that switches it on and off and there`s no change. It worked when I picked it up, 500 miles later it doesn`t. Any ideas? (1.6 dci stop start 2wb)

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Is your rear demister on? Switch it off and try again Jack App from Durham

The sart stop will not work with the air con switched on either. As you asked this question in July, I am assuming that this may be on James from Surrey

Got my Qashqai end of April 2014. Stop / start system only works when it feels like it. Dealers keep telling me there is nothing wrong. But I know there definitely is and it is doing my head in. Nissan customer services are no help at all. Had 11 Nissan cars since 1982, never had any problems. Going back to dealers on Wednesday 29th October . Watch this space. Stu Shaw from Merseyside

Got my Qashqai end of April 2014. Stop / start system only works when it feels like it. Dealers keep telling me there is nothing wrong. But I know there definitely is and it is doing my head in. Nissan customer services are no help at all. Had 11 Nissan cars since 1982, never had any problems. Going back to dealers on Wednesday 29th October . Watch this space. Stu Shaw from Merseyside

I have a Qashqai of a similar age and I also had the same problem soon after I bought it. I went back to my dealer who first explained that the engine must be warm and that also if the battery had run a little low in charge due to Air con etc. Secondly it was explained, and this is the answer because it worked for me, get into the car and press nothing until your seatbelt is on and gear is in neutral. Then press start and drive off. When you come to a stop put gear in neutral, apply handbrake and take your foot off the clutch. Providing you have auto stop start selected it will work. steve from Gloucestershire

Stop start presents a large load on the vehicle`s battery. As a result the vehicle will not stop start on a cold engine especially in colder weather, it is also unlikely to stop start under heavy battery loads: - headlights and fog lights, electrical driven heaters (demists) and seat heaters etc. The vehicle constantly monitors the batteries` condition (its charge state) to ensure it has the ability to execute a restart, and will not stop the engine until it senses the battery is at a suitable level. Dominic Armstrong from Warrington

Nissan 1.5 dci 9 months old. Stop start system fault warning. Booked in to dealer but before I could take it engine would not start called RAC the guy knew exactly what the problem was with the battery. Jump started and took to dealer who had it for 4 Days. New battery and glow plugs, working fine so far. Robin Thomson from East Lothian

Nissan 1.5 dci 9 months old. Stop start system fault warning. Booked in to dealer but before I could take it engine would not start called RAC the guy knew exactly what the problem was with the battery. Jump started and took to dealer who had it for 4 Days. New battery and glow plugs, working fine so far. Robin Thomson from East Lothian

I now have the same problem. I bought a new Qashqai about 3 weeks ago, now it has about 500 Km (310 miles). It was fine until yesterday, wich strangeli coincides with the CVT software update (PM463 Recall), carried out by the dealer. Now Stop & Start has sopped working under normal conditions. It only works when main beams are ON !? Can you beleave this??? It always worked with the air conditioning ON, and it still does, although it doesn't work with only Ventilation/Heating (A/C OFF), even in AUTO mode. This is very odd too, because the A/C takes more power than normal ventilation, i think... Gustavo Tavares from Portugal

I now have the same problem. I bought a new Qashqai about 3 weeks ago, now it has about 500 Km (310 miles). It was fine until yesterday, wich strangeli coincides with the CVT software update (PM463 Recall), carried out by the dealer. Now Stop & Start has sopped working under normal conditions. It only works when main beams are ON !? Can you beleave this??? It always worked with the air conditioning ON, and it still does, although it doesn't work with only Ventilation/Heating (A/C OFF), even in AUTO mode. This is very odd too, because the A/C takes more power than normal ventilation, i think... Gustavo Tavares from Portugal

Purchased a three-year-old 1.6 Qashai diesel and after about a month start stop system fault came up on the dashboard, checked everywhere on the Internet and nobody had the answer then the battery started to drain overnight as far as I can gather the start stop system will not work correctly if your battery is slightly faulty in any way, if the voltage is below 12 V when you first try and start the car the system will know by the voltage drop there is a fault and disable the start stop system, fitted a new Exide battery and the car is like brand-new, starts first time every time with no error messages HANNAH LEE from Warwickshire

Purchased a three-year-old 1.6 Qashai diesel and after about a month start stop system fault came up on the dashboard, checked everywhere on the Internet and nobody had the answer then the battery started to drain overnight as far as I can gather the start stop system will not work correctly if your battery is slightly faulty in any way, if the voltage is below 12 V when you first try and start the car the system will know by the voltage drop there is a fault and disable the start stop system, fitted a new Exide battery and the car is like brand-new, starts first time every time with no error messages HANNAH LEE from Warwickshire

I have discovered that my stop/start will not work if the airflow control dial is set to windscreen (all the way round to the right), regardless of whether the fan is actually on or not. In any other position the stop/start works fine. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has found this. David from Tyne and Wear

I have discovered that my stop/start will not work if the airflow control dial is set to windscreen (all the way round to the right), regardless of whether the fan is actually on or not. In any other position the stop/start works fine. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has found this. David from Tyne and Wear

The Nissan main dealer recommended starting off in first gear but instead of just depressing the clutch and changing into second gear, change into neutral and let the clutch up. Then depress it again and change into second. This is a procedure which used to be called double-de-clutching in very early cars. Follow the same procedure for third and fourth gears etc. It certainly worked for my vehicle. They said it resets the computer program which manages stop-start. Richard Turner from North Yorkshire

The Nissan main dealer recommended starting off in first gear but instead of just depressing the clutch and changing into second gear, change into neutral and let the clutch up. Then depress it again and change into second. This is a procedure which used to be called double-de-clutching in very early cars. Follow the same procedure for third and fourth gears etc. It certainly worked for my vehicle. They said it resets the computer program which manages stop-start. Richard Turner from North Yorkshire

Ha! Got my new Qashqai less than 3 weeks ago and the auto stop/start error message came on so I tried your method. And it worked!!! Only difference is I remained stationery and did it. I just went through the gears as you suggested using double dip clutch and when I got to 4th the error message disappeared and the auto stop/start worked again! Thanks. Saved me a trip to much dealership and time and off work!! Alan from Lancashire

I have had this problem for the last 11months eventually got finance company and Nissan head office involved turns out faulty ECU which I told them 11months ago but they advised this wasn't the case. Well apparently theECU has been replaced and the faults on again. Stacey from City of Glasgow

System fault - Start/stop error which came up on a 3 hour journey. At the end of the journey the car wouldnt start. RAC came out to find the battery was completely dead. Jump started me and went to Nissan dealer who knew immediately what it was. 1 year later and the error is back intermittently. Booked in with the dealer but 3 week wait. but Im expecting to break down again before then. This is one of MANY electrical faults with the Qashqai. Cant wait to get rid of it. Oliver from North Yorkshire

There is a big 'stop start' control unit behind the battery. If the car has been jump-started, or put on charge with the charger turned on before it's connected, or charged with a normal lead-acid battery charger, this can cause the computer in the unit to crash, and may also kill the battery. When charging a modern car connect the charger to the car, then turn it on. You do not want sparks causing voltage spikes crashing computer systems. If a stop-start car you will need a charger for stop-start batteries, an old-school lead-acid battery charger will not work. It may fry the battery, or fail to charge it, and probably both. It took me weeks to persuade my boss to get a battery charger for stop-start batteries, but since we did (under £100) we have not had to buy very expansive AGM batteries. We can now re-charge them when flat instead of ruin them with the wrong type of charger. Mark from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 09/07/2012 15:42:21 | ID: 85594

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Linda, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 1.4i Polo classic keeps cutting out whilst driving. I have to wait about 15 minutes then it will start again, but only goes for about a kilometer then cuts out again. It has been into the garage to fix several times, it has ne plugs and wires, new distributor new oil filter new air filter everthing possible has been changed even the fuel pump but the problem does not go away, What else could it be. Electronis have also been checked. Plse help

Submitted: 22/07/2017 11:27:39 | ID: 142686

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Jack, Bristol

Volkswagen Caddy

Hi, I recently bought an ex British gas van, It has a battery isolater in which isolated the battery , I switched it back on and now my van won't start, it just ticks and goes crazy on the dash, also the abs light flashes, the power steering light comes on red then goes yellow. I have charged the battery and still no joy.

Submitted: 22/07/2017 11:22:33 | ID: 142685

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Sue crossley, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Agila

Hi...I have a 2009 automatic Vauxhall agila...after 2 weeks of rattling noise coming from under the front end of the car...2 pieces of metal have come away...I believe after googling several times that this is a heat shield...question is do I need to get this replaced ASAP I'm concerned I'm in work Monday and work over 25 miles away....just need piece of mind that I can drive it until I finish...any advice would be appreciated

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No problem. Lost afew heat sheilds over the years never caused an issue nor a problem. With mot Rob from Hull

Submitted: 08/07/2017 22:36:10 | ID: 142444

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Jim, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

The engine management light came on my dash, had the cruse set and then put my toe down to pass someone then had a judder then the light can on and felt flat

Submitted: 22/07/2017 07:58:42 | ID: 142683

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John Barbacetto, Australia

Citroen C4

Digital instrument cluster is flickering, still displaying speedometer, tacho, gauges etc. but occasinally flickering. Is this a sign of impending failure?

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It was in my C4. It was an interesting experience taking a long drive through the bush with no instrumentation. An expensive item to replace too. Richard Australia Richard Mclean from Australia

Submitted: 24/03/2017 04:33:55 | ID: 140120

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J knox, Essex

Vauxhall Corsa

after 40 miles eng man. light comes on fault code p0130 &p0130 .this reads o2 sensor relay malfunction.where is this relay? After fault is cleared sometimes only takes about4miles before w/light comes on again.

Submitted: 22/07/2017 01:32:41 | ID: 142681

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Tijana, Serbia

Renault Clio

My Clio was working fine, until i went to trip to another country. One day i started my car and sign on the dashboard showed i had no fuel. (Even though it had around 1/3 of tank full before). I went to a gas station and they said they could only fill it with 5l of gas cause the tank was full. But sign showed only 1/3 is filled. Went to mechanic, he opened the tank and said it was working fine, probably just some air was stuck in the tank and that's why it could not be filled. Next day, went to gas station to fill it, worker there filled it all the way up but gas started leaking somewhere from the tank. About 1/3 of the tank leaked. Now, every time i try to fill it all the way up, it just starts leaking. I can only fill it till 2/3 of the tank before it starts leaking. Any ideas?

Submitted: 21/07/2017 21:21:34 | ID: 142680

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david, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

why is the bright sign always on in the dashboard,even when the lights are on dimm

Submitted: 21/07/2017 20:58:14 | ID: 142679

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t.bailey, West Midlands

FIAT Ducato

hi i have a fiat ducato 1971cc petrol 1988 autoquest 270. my wipers work then decide to stop when it feels like it. switch the engine off start again wipers still stuck in same place until tap wiper arm with finger then it works a bit then repeats to stop agin any ideas please

Submitted: 21/07/2017 20:50:49 | ID: 142678

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Jukie, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Ecu code was showing 218217 yesterday on peddle test. That is not showing today but ecu code 218214 is now sowing and spanner lit when driving . Also when turn down heating from hot to cold can hear gurgling. Can anyone assist please?

Submitted: 21/07/2017 20:48:54 | ID: 142677

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Richard Bailey, Shropshire

Peugeot Boxer

The brake pedal has just gone rock solid - lukily 500 yards from home. No signs on dash - hand brake saved the day.... any ideas?

Submitted: 21/07/2017 20:48:07 | ID: 142676

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