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sharon marsden, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Had my Corsa MOT'd in February, new altenator fitted & new battery, next day had trouble starting it, when I got it started as I picked up speed it started jerking every mile or so, next day wouldn't start at all, it has now been at the garage for over 2 weeks, diagnostics showing nothing wrong, they tried fitting some sort of part that fiters air, still no joy, they are saying they cannot find the fault, spent £400 so far. I am at a total loss of what to do next, any help would be appreciated, it's on a 53 plate and only done 61,000 miles.

Submitted: 23/04/2017 12:25:00 | ID: 140840

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A .curtis, Devon

Vauxhall Corsa

Do I have to have the engine running for the headlights to work.

Submitted: 23/04/2017 06:48:11 | ID: 140831

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Norman cousins, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Corsa

When I change gears1,2,3,lose power

Submitted: 10/04/2017 10:52:21 | ID: 140521

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malkeet bains, Kent

Vauxhall Corsa

i ve a vauxhall corsa 2012 diesel model had it for the past year, but oil level has remained the same is that okay.

Submitted: 02/04/2017 18:17:09 | ID: 140359

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Trevor, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Why is my steering light when I turn left and slightly heavier on the right thanks

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Your car has electrically assisted power steering ie an electric motor built into the column. There is a torque sensor built into the column which determines the amount of assistance you get when you turn the wheel. The torque sensor needs adjustment, it's mounted on the steering column and requires some stripping of the dash to access it. Better to leave it to a garage, its only about an hours work. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 28/03/2017 17:30:08 | ID: 140227

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Micky, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Corsa

THE ABS LIGHT COMES ON AFTER ABOUT 60 SECONDS ONLY WHEN THE CAR IS STATIONARY. IF I SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE AND RESTART AND DRIVE AWAY, THE LIGHT GOES OUT AND STAYS OUT.

Submitted: 27/03/2017 09:24:03 | ID: 140183

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charlie, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Corsa

my in car entertainment system as gone daft, there is nothing in manual or on the system which helps to reset to factory settings, cant use sat nav and every thing operates back to front

Submitted: 24/03/2017 15:34:29 | ID: 140133

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jan, Fife

Vauxhall Corsa

no sound coming from radio. tried turning off engine and locking door but still no sound once turned back on

Submitted: 20/03/2017 15:18:28 | ID: 140027

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AUBREY GEE, Suffolk

Vauxhall Corsa

MY ABS LIGHT COMES ON ONLY WHEN I REACH 60MPH. I CAN PULL OVER TURN THE IGNITION OFF, AND START AGAIN AND IT GOES OFF, AND ONLY COMES ON AGAIN AT 60MPH. PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP.

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If you don't have one odd size wheel / tyre on your car then quite likely to be a faulty ABS reluctor ring. There's one on each hub, a toothed ring which works with the ABS sensor to give wheel speed indication for ABS system. If it was the sensor itself the warning light would show all the time. Could be cracked, dirty, dirty, missing tooth etc, scan fault codes to tell you which one is giving the trouble.. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 18/03/2017 20:01:35 | ID: 139967

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Lee Taylor, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi, Corsa D 1.4i SRi 100ps 2013 33,600miles on clock. The Engine doesn't idle the same after warmed up or during 30+ mile run to work, according to the Revs between 600rpm & 800rpm seems intermitent. What is the possible cause..? Also notice an intermitent tapping Noise on two occasions between 1-2min after run to work after couple of hrs when started up again going for break. What is the possible cause..?

Submitted: 14/03/2017 19:53:14 | ID: 139857

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Michael bailey, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Corsa

When I use my indicators the dashboard dials flicker. You any idea what that means

Submitted: 14/03/2017 18:27:24 | ID: 139855

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Heather marie Rackham, Suffolk

Vauxhall Corsa

My automatic corsair doesn't have a fuse in space 33 the engine control unit should it have one in there ??

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You don't say which year or model Corsa youhave. Some Corsas have fuse 33 for electric irrors - does your car have them? Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 13/03/2017 12:00:22 | ID: 139813

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joyce massey, Midlothian

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a small round symbol with a score through it above my mileage recordings what is this

Submitted: 17/02/2017 17:40:47 | ID: 138993

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Mr Roy, West Midlands

Vauxhall Corsa

I was driving for about 10 miles with no problem then as i slowed down coming to a roundabout the rev`s went my foot went to the floor but nothing but the engine still running but the management light came on with the orange key ten after a few minutes light went off and back to normal. I had a full service at vauxhall in decemeber. Do you now what it could be or should wait till happens again then take it to the garage.

Submitted: 09/02/2017 13:17:05 | ID: 138827

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Rick nuttall, Greece

Vauxhall Corsa

Hello all, I have a Corsa, it is a basic model crank rear windows electric front. I was wondering what the senor on the dashboard is? it is sitting topside about the middle of the dash. I bought it from Hertz rental, very nice, but they couldn't tell me about what it was either. I have 15 years as a test driver for GM, and the sensors we had were for the headlamps, but I can't tell on this as my switch only has on/off no auto at all. So if you can be so kind as to let me know what this is. It looks like a sensor, it is domed shaped, and as I said, top centre of the dashboard. Thanks all, Rick Nuttall

Submitted: 29/01/2017 18:02:56 | ID: 138509

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Ben butler, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Corsa

The heating doesn't work?

Submitted: 25/01/2017 20:09:05 | ID: 138420

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Marta, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi 6 months ago I bought corsa ecoflex sri 2015 after 2 months of driving car start to make vibrating noise from dashboard on drive side took car to service they can't find anything even though I record the symptoms on my phone and show to technician .Please help

Submitted: 17/01/2017 19:21:46 | ID: 138199

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Tommie Fullerton, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Corsa

Got into the car and turned the key in the ignition to start her, the key turned with little resestance, ignition lights on as normal but not a kick out of her. Please help thank you

Submitted: 14/01/2017 11:13:04 | ID: 138079

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Michael bailey, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Corsa

When I use ma indicators they is a short delay and the green arrows don't flash ( lights still flash on outside) all the gages on the dashboard flicker same when I use the hazard lights

Submitted: 12/01/2017 19:03:35 | ID: 138052

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Ray, Kent

Vauxhall Corsa

Manual says there is a test connection for the radiator fan. Anyone know where it is.I know I can bridge sensor but I want the test connected.

Submitted: 11/01/2017 10:55:26 | ID: 138019

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Damien, Ireland

Vauxhall Corsa

Engine management light and seatbelt light comes on when car is off and key out of it

Submitted: 09/01/2017 22:29:53 | ID: 137979

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g barton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Corsa

i have a 2007 1.4 sri the speedo and petrol gauge has stopped working also the abs light has come on has anybody any ideas as to what might be the cause of this fault ?

Submitted: 01/01/2017 11:01:05 | ID: 137705

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howard ferris, Kent

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a radio pioneer and has suddenly stopped working while using cd side and need to know where the fuse is for it help appreciated

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There is a fuse on the back of the radio (10A small sized) there are online manuals, but have the pages for fuses if you require them ? Regards michael Michael Furr from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 18/12/2016 20:59:56 | ID: 137440

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Lewis, Falkirk

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi i bought a limited edition 5 door corsa a few weeks ago and everything has been fine, until recently, i have noticed a humming sound when i get above 20/25mph. it is hardly noticeable but as it wasnt doing it when i got it i am noticing it more often now and is getting quite annoying, have you any idea what this might be or could it just be something i may not have noticed before.?

Submitted: 14/12/2016 16:24:37 | ID: 137379

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george, East Sussex

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a 2002 corsa diesel 1700 when driving tonight the engine cut out for a split second and then it accelerated slowly it done this 2 or 3 times and then the engine stopped. I tried to restart but it wouldn't start. the engine service light and oil light flash together as one goes off the other comes on. RAC were called and plugged in there diagnostics but said the computer wasn't saying anything. there is a clicking coming form one of the relays when the ignition is on and it seems to coincide with the lights flashing on the dash. RAC said never seen this problem before and it stumped him completely. anyone go any clue what it may be please

Submitted: 30/11/2016 23:09:54 | ID: 137074

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michael, South Africa

Vauxhall Corsa

hi i have a opel corsa 1.7dti it got its origanal tape in and it do not want to play it shows panel do you know what the problem might be

Submitted: 24/11/2016 19:59:30 | ID: 136936

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Harwood, Herefordshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Where is the fuse I need to replace when I have wired up the jump leads wrongly?

Submitted: 20/11/2016 11:23:13 | ID: 136813

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Lea-ann, Fife

Vauxhall Corsa

My dash lights and central locking just stopped working the other day also I have. Puddle in the drivers footwell but had it at garage and they filled under the bonnet with almost black silicon stuff which hasn't worked .. HELP. Before I scrap it

Submitted: 11/11/2016 18:40:27 | ID: 136623

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Martin, Monmouthshire

Vauxhall Corsa

I change the battery on my car the engine turns over but will not start any ideas

Submitted: 10/11/2016 14:18:41 | ID: 136600

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Marina hamilton, County Antrim

Vauxhall Corsa

Put water in to my car did not put lid tight enough water came out of car i noticed steam within my driving car for no more than four mins stopped but now when put water back it buddleing up

Submitted: 13/10/2016 15:45:51 | ID: 135917

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l young, West Lothian

Vauxhall Corsa

Why does my turning right indicator flicker slowly even though ive replaced the bulb with a new one . Thanks if anyone can help.

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You need to replace the flasher unit - there is a relay in there that is renowned for causing this problem. You can get a new relay unit for under £20 and there are videos on youtube to show you how to replace it. We had this problems with my son's 2004 Corsa and this is a guaranteed fix for it. Jon Evans from Devon

Submitted: 09/10/2016 16:50:53 | ID: 135830

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Samantha Nixon, Lancashire

Vauxhall Corsa

My number plate lights don't illuminate when I switch lights on but do when I unlock the car. Is there a fault with the bulb or fuse or another reason?

Submitted: 06/10/2016 18:39:09 | ID: 135763

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Cornish, Kent

Vauxhall Corsa

engine runs ok but rev counter works intermittently.

Submitted: 28/09/2016 13:52:27 | ID: 135544

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J Cornish, Kent

Vauxhall Corsa

I have an intermittent fault with my rev counter some times it works ok other times not.

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Intermitent fault on rev counter sometimes it works other times not Cornish from Kent

Submitted: 28/09/2016 13:07:31 | ID: 135542

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Saheed Shittu, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Engine not rev up

Submitted: 25/08/2016 18:19:19 | ID: 134641

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Dani, Surrey

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi there so I've got a 05 plate Vauxhall corsa life twin port now I've got a slight problem with the multi function display until where it shows up date, time etc first of all it was working then started flickering and went out I haven't got round to taking it to be looked at yet but I've noticed when I turn my car off and get out and lock it the display until looks as though it is lit orange still and Won't go off ? Is that normal? I don't want it to drain my new battery ? Thanks !

Submitted: 16/08/2016 23:42:55 | ID: 134411

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Raz, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi my corsa was leaking water today but no warning lights are on the car is driving fine have I put to much water in??

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Water leaking and steam coming side of water bottle George from Antrim

Submitted: 12/08/2016 16:35:11 | ID: 134311

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lorraine, Essex

Vauxhall Corsa

I meant to say the car is an automatic and I took it to diagnostics but they hooked it up to 2 different computers and could not get a reading. I think this is due to the car being 16 years old

Submitted: 11/08/2016 21:31:22 | ID: 134294

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lorraine, Essex

Vauxhall Corsa

When I am driving along the car seems to suddenly start pulling back and straight away the orange management light comes on. Initially it came on and went off straight away and it was only happening when I started to accelerate from 30 mph upwards but now it is coming on at all different times and much more frequently and is also staying on a bit longer than it was initially before going out again. Can someone please tell me what this is and what I need to get done to get the problem sorted? Thanks

Submitted: 11/08/2016 21:24:42 | ID: 134293

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Matt finch, Kent

Vauxhall Corsa

My girlfriend has been driving her car to work and after about 30 minutes of driving, the car started to shake. When she got to work she turned the engine off and it was still vibrating. She has then started to drive home and the car has begun to do the same thing again. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks matt

Submitted: 09/08/2016 13:45:25 | ID: 134224

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