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Rachael, Newport

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi, I have a 1.2 Corsa 2011 and there are two problems I want to ask about. Firstly my car keeps on cutting out, mainly when it's cold. The car starts up fine and after driving for a few minutes will cut out and always when I change the gear. I have taken it to Vauxhall where I had new spark plugs fitted and a new coil pack. After this it is still happening - they are now saying there is a fault coming up to do with the accelerator but cannot be sure this is the cause. Secondly there is also a ticking noise that is constantly there (although Vauxhall can't seem to hear it!), more like they haven`t tried to listen to it as you can't miss it! Anyway, the ticking noise is there without me accelerating but gets louder as I accelerate, but as soon as I put my foot on the brake it stops. I have had a huge oil leak and thought maybe it was something to do with that but since that's been fixed the noise is still exactly the same. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Submitted: 26/02/2015 00:06:33 | ID: 112354

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John Bowie , City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Corsa

I had the engine management light come on, I took the car to the local dealer and was told it required an engine coolant temp sensor at cost of approx £180. I asked if I could be supplied with the part only and they supplied the sensor + a plug wiring kit. Problem is there is no wiring diagram for fitting the kit. Could you be so kind as to send me fitting instructions to fit the wiring? PS this car is a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2sxi 61 plate

Submitted: 23/02/2015 07:17:59 | ID: 112164

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Ahmed, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi Any body have any idea to help me, about my new corsa Eco flex 1.0i just I bought 2012,now what happen I have been away few week,when I come back I see my car completely bettery flat, my brother he help me out by jumplet to charge the bettery it's charged and I drove about 20 miles in motorway still when turnoff it doesn't charged again, so I call him again he did same things and I drove about 20 mils then I turnoff and tried turn on again but it doesn't work,it.s made me tired. So do you think I need to Change my car bettery or i do same things again and again by jumplet. Also another things I saw in my car when bettery flate left side door it's remain unlocked there is no any Sestem I can closed the door but I can't unlocked completely,but right side door has Sestem to make locked.

Submitted: 21/02/2015 23:07:12 | ID: 112064

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Pamela, Surrey

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi I got my car 2 months ago corsa 1.2 2002 3 days after I bought the car a car with spanner sign started to come up sometimes while driving it does not flash and does go off but when the sign come on car starts to jerk forwards I have had the 02 sensor , spark plugs ,coil pack changed and e g r valve cleaned and car light with spanner still coming on the car has also failed to start 3 time in last month iv had battery checked and it's fine so what can the problem be

Submitted: 21/02/2015 18:24:12 | ID: 112051

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Mark, South Africa

Vauxhall Corsa

My 1998 1.4 opel corsa got stuck in 3rd gear.I striped the gear box and found that on the third and fourth gear FORK SELECTOR a plastic cap that fits on the end of fork was missing. Is this my problem.

Submitted: 21/02/2015 15:20:32 | ID: 112036

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Ken, Middlesex

Vauxhall Corsa

I have tested all the fuses shown on board but cannot find the one for access to cigarette lighter to enable me to use my sat nav I can only think that one of the empty spaces without a fuse must be the one and during a repair sometime its been swapped over Could you give me the fuse number for the cigarette lighter please as I have no manual In the meantime I will check to see if the earth lead is attached Regards Ken

Submitted: 18/02/2015 12:38:21 | ID: 111784

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Bob Best, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Corsa

The car starts great first thing in the morning or after standing a long time but after a short drive and switch off for say 10 mins it really struggles to start.

Submitted: 16/02/2015 13:58:43 | ID: 111650

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Debbie, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Corsa

I`m not sure of make and model but reg is YB03. The car has started to judder on acceleration and I`m a bit nervous driving it. Any ideas what I need to do?

Submitted: 16/02/2015 09:05:19 | ID: 111635

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Elle, Surrey

Vauxhall Corsa

I turner my car on and the passenger airbag button started flashing on and off then the radio went off (like it was frozen with none of the buttons working) then I turned the heating on , had it on for about 20 minutes but is still coming out with just cold air. Can anyone help please

Submitted: 11/02/2015 10:18:17 | ID: 111312

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paul, Lancashire

Vauxhall Corsa

i have had the car since new May 2012. No problems until now. About 2 days ago the start stop stopped working and the FAN keeps working when the engine is running . The coolant level and oil levels are fine and its no overheating . Any ideas please?

Submitted: 09/02/2015 20:49:15 | ID: 111227

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Cheryl, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a W reg Vauxhall Corsa, when it's cold the oil light comes on and off but when it's been running for a while it doesn't do it. I've had an oil change recently and checked the oil which is fine. Has anyone else had this problem and knows what this is, is it just a faulty sensor?

Submitted: 08/02/2015 17:56:58 | ID: 111141

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Gerald day, Kent

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a vauxhall corsa 1.4 it starts first time and ticks over well but when driven for a distance the oil light comes on and the exhaust manifold glows red but still drives on short distance it's ok

Submitted: 02/02/2015 00:36:59 | ID: 110700

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teresa, Bristol

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi there i just brought a vauxhall corsa sxi 1.2 16v and notice that the passenger side wheel bearing keeps pulling round in circles it seams to have a mind of its own its quite frightening is this the bearing or something else thanks

Submitted: 01/02/2015 10:29:27 | ID: 110660

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A Lloyd, West Midlands

Vauxhall Corsa

I've just collected a hire car and cant work out how to switch off the rear screen windscreen wipers? I can start it ok but don't know how to stop it?

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Hi there A Lloyd I had similar problem when I first bought my Corsa. You have to push it back 3 times to stop the back screen wiper. Hope this helpsAmanda from Merseyside

Submitted: 29/01/2015 14:36:48 | ID: 110492

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neilmcdonald, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Started my 02 1.2 corsa this morning on start up was missfiring on 2-3cylindars then came ok drove 1 mile carfine switched it off to walk dogs then wudnt restart HELP!!!!!!

Submitted: 28/01/2015 09:19:40 | ID: 110406

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Caroline Hayward, Bath and North East Somerset

Vauxhall Corsa

When I start my CORSA up two little orange lights appear on the dashboard just underneath the stereo unit. It appears to be something to do with the airbag. At he same time a red light comes on where the seatbelt light flashes on and off until the seatbelt is done up. The little orange lights flash on and off but don't always come on. If the temperature outside is reasonably warm the lights don't come on. Have taken the car to a garage who have plugged it onto a diagnostic scanner and no problem showed up. Have put it onto another scanner at home but nothing shows up again. Was wondering what it could be as they are not on all the time. Many thanks Caroline Hayward

Submitted: 27/01/2015 11:32:55 | ID: 110370

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Jen, Shropshire

Vauxhall Corsa

What are the symbols on the steering wheel for

Submitted: 26/01/2015 09:51:27 | ID: 110301

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Phil Allen, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Corsa

Does the vauxhall corsa 1.4 1998 (R reg) have a petrol filter?

Submitted: 25/01/2015 18:56:43 | ID: 110286

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p white, Essex

Vauxhall Corsa

What size wheel will fit into a well of a Corsa Sri

Submitted: 22/01/2015 22:13:45 | ID: 110141

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adrian mayes, Hampshire

Vauxhall Corsa

I went to turn on the lights on my Corsa today and the switch only goes halfway and the driver`s side indicator flashes. Any ideas?

Submitted: 19/01/2015 23:10:38 | ID: 109904

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john, Surrey

Vauxhall Corsa

I just bought a Corsa 1.4 sxi and I can`t find the temperature gauge on the instrument panel, it only has the petrol gauge. Also my front lights stay on all of the time when driving, can I turn them off? Is this a Euro model? Applying the brakes causes a grinding sound, brake pads are okay, seem to be a bit too noisey! I`d appreciate your help if you have time, thanks

Submitted: 19/01/2015 11:38:17 | ID: 109847

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L Jefferson, Durham

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a Corsa C 2005 and have noticed the brake lights come on when I change gear, it goes off after a few minutes. Also it has started to lose power when changing from 2nd to 3rd gear, it's as if the brakes are stuck. Any help would be appreciated

Submitted: 15/01/2015 06:50:00 | ID: 109577

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Robert butchart, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Corsa

My Corsa is starting okay but it immediately cuts out and when it does start the rev counter doesn't move. Why is this?

Submitted: 12/01/2015 01:41:40 | ID: 109390

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Roldan, Greater London

Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa hi I was reading some of the questions here and it seems that I have the same question I wonder if u could help me my car starts to make a whirring noise after turn on ignition, this only happens for a few seconds then stops nothing else seems to b wrong.thank you .

Submitted: 10/01/2015 02:11:48 | ID: 109261

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Natalie, Lancashire

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a corsa breeze and lately when I have been driving it all the lights inside starts flashing and then just conks out what can the problem be

Submitted: 09/01/2015 22:32:38 | ID: 109245

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rob, West Midlands

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a Corsa 1.4 cc Breeze 1998 and we have the engine symbol warning light on the dash. What does it mean?

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don't go to a garage for diagnostic costs 30 odd quid, I had the same went on amazon got a diagnostic thing for 14 quid. could be the bank 1 o2 sensor on the manifold having problems adrian mayes from Hampshire

Submitted: 08/01/2015 10:55:28 | ID: 109158

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williamjohnbuckley, Merseyside

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a problem with the driver`s side door which I cannot unlock manually. As I have not used the automatic system for a while could it be a mechanical fault? Only the passenger door is open, wary about locking it now.

Submitted: 06/01/2015 14:55:02 | ID: 109033

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Wilfred Musu`, Malta

Vauxhall Corsa

Does anyone know if it is possible to convert a Vauxhall Corsa B to electric power steering from manual steering? Thank you.

Submitted: 06/01/2015 12:43:21 | ID: 109025

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Jackie, Darlington

Vauxhall Corsa

Sometimes it won't start, it's had a new battery, plugs, oil change, filter and cam sensor. I am clueless, any ideas?

Submitted: 05/01/2015 16:28:13 | ID: 108959

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Jackie, Darlington

Vauxhall Corsa

Sometimes it starts then it doesn't, it's had an oil change, fuel filter, fuel pipes, new battery, new plugs, cam sensor, it's frustrating. What else could it be?

Submitted: 05/01/2015 09:20:24 | ID: 108934

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Stephen Ross, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Whilst driving my abs light came on then the heating in the car failed along with the lights inside the car and outside dimming right down and the steering went really heavy to the point where I couldn't steer the car. After I'd stopped for about 5 minutes everything came back to life and the car carried on as normal which enabled me to drive it home (which was just round the corner). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted: 03/01/2015 17:07:49 | ID: 108843

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Adrian Cox, Bridgend

Vauxhall Corsa

When I start my 2007 Corsa 1.4 automatic, the battery light stay on flashing for about 10 seconds. Any ideas?

Submitted: 02/01/2015 10:52:40 | ID: 108757

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Steve Hicks, Devon

Vauxhall Corsa

I checked my oil recently, when i looked in the handbook it says to replace the dipstick and half turn it, does anybody know how to do this. The dipstick is not threaded and i don't want to snap it.

Submitted: 31/12/2014 19:31:44 | ID: 108694

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Ross, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a corsa 1.0 2007 battery is very flat when jump start the car the power steering light comes on and the steering is tight is this due to a very flat battery

Submitted: 29/12/2014 15:31:20 | ID: 108593

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tina, Hull

Vauxhall Corsa

window wipers are really slow and when stopped can hear something like motor still running.

Submitted: 28/12/2014 11:24:56 | ID: 108517

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robin, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Corsa

I have poor headlights on dip beam, is this a problem with the Corsa or should we pay to have them checked?

Submitted: 22/12/2014 09:00:09 | ID: 108253

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Sally, Milton Keynes

Vauxhall Corsa

My door lock is very loose and rattles when I drive. It looks like there are two holes where the screws have fallen out. I did find one screw in the boot which very possibly came from the lock which I screwed back in but it just came loose and fell out again. Any advice appreciated.

Submitted: 20/12/2014 21:07:38 | ID: 108195

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Theresa, South Africa

Vauxhall Corsa

I have an Opel Corsa b 1.6 GSI. At start up she idles very low and cuts out several times. She eventually regulates herself once I start driving where there are not many stops. One morning she did not start at all and I have since had the fuel pump relay, the cold start switch and the stepper motor replaced but still have this low idle problem at start up. One would think the mechanics would know what to do but it seems they are all still learning....

Submitted: 19/12/2014 07:23:39 | ID: 108119

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JEan clarke, Renfrewshire

Vauxhall Corsa

hi i have a 9 month old cors bought new and i now have INSP showing on the dash board i spoke with the dealership and they confirmed it shouldnt be due a service until at least 20000 or the date of purchse she said it could be do do with the oil and if i change it my self i can invalidate the warranty they want to charge me 169 to check this out its a new car with a lifetime warranty can anyone hlep with this

Submitted: 09/12/2014 08:41:05 | ID: 107591

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Lyndsey, Clackmannanshire

Vauxhall Corsa

The lock and unlock button on my key are warn and do not work. I have to open and lock the car manually. Every now and then I unlock the car and open the door and the hazards come on and won't stop until I close the door and lock it again. Why does this happen? It's happened on so many occasions where I need to go to work and I'm late. I cant afford a new car im only a student but what can be done to fix this quickly?

Submitted: 08/12/2014 13:57:21 | ID: 107560

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