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Keiran, Essex

Vauxhall Insignia

Why, when my service light comes on, does it restrict my speed to 50mph? This has only happened since I've had my battery changed?

Submitted: 21/10/2014 11:31:14 | ID: 104932

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Hardep, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi Can you tell me how to fit a new cover for the headlight washer jet?

Submitted: 20/10/2014 18:23:34 | ID: 104913

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Matthew, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, I've recently noticed water collects in the spare wheel well area in the boot. Please can anybody explain what the issue might be? Many thanks

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I have same problem with toyta car. we find water leak from sunroof seal broken so we put tape around the sunroof so it work saeed from South Yorkshire

I have same problem with toyta car. we find water leak from sunroof seal broken so we put tape around the sunroof so it work saeed from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/10/2014 15:32:46 | ID: 104701

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Paul Parkin, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I've a fluid leak, possibly water from my Insignia offside front wheel arch and cannot detect anything from inside engine bay. Any ideas anyone?

Submitted: 15/10/2014 17:07:33 | ID: 104653

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jo, East Lothian

Vauxhall Insignia

Mid overtake and the car starts juddering and shaking, and seems to slow down. Service Esp light comes on. Due to the amount of shaking worried to drive this even to a garage in case something happens? anyone know what this is likely to be?

Submitted: 13/10/2014 02:31:06 | ID: 104533

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cliff, City of Derby

Vauxhall Insignia

my insignia has the engine manament light on , this comes up as unit 1 do you no what the problem is thanks cliff

Submitted: 12/10/2014 15:28:12 | ID: 104496

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Bobby, Angus

Vauxhall Insignia

My vauxhall insignia sports tourer 2013 has a message on the dash board computer saying 'audio off' I can't get any sound from the radio. HELP

Submitted: 11/10/2014 15:38:14 | ID: 104448

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Olu, Berkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

How can I resolve service soon message coming up even after just been serviced. Thanx.

Submitted: 09/10/2014 23:55:20 | ID: 104365

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Olu, Berkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

How can I resolve service parking assistant message coming up on the dash. Thanx.

Submitted: 09/10/2014 23:53:00 | ID: 104364

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Paul Brewins, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

My 09 plate Insignia has done 800 miles since its annual service which was done at Stoneacre, went to start it yesterday and it`s misfiring and the ESP info with spanner came on the info panel. Is this a common fault with these engines?

Submitted: 08/10/2014 20:13:50 | ID: 104297

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Dean, Louth

Vauxhall Insignia

I recently put a new battery in my Vauxall Insignia but now I have no miles shown, it just shows lines where the miles are supposed to be?

Submitted: 08/10/2014 18:05:50 | ID: 104282

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karl Daly, Ireland

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, The service soon has come up on the dash display, power was gone when driving. Couldn't get beyond 60 miles per hr. Smoke coming from engine when I stopped the car. When I restarted the car power was back and no message on dash. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Submitted: 07/10/2014 19:50:04 | ID: 104232

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sammy, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

My car keeps slowing down by itself. Why would it do this?

Submitted: 05/10/2014 15:38:10 | ID: 104102

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tony, Cheshire

Vauxhall Insignia

hi i have a 160 cdti while driving home last night it started knocking and lost power for a moment then ran ok for about 3 miles then it started rattling and blowing black smoke out the back AA said there was no faults showing up can anyone advise me on what it might be.it feels like its only runnig on 3 cylinders

Submitted: 05/10/2014 13:42:13 | ID: 104091

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Bk, Bristol

Vauxhall Insignia

Any reason why i cant get above 90mph from my 2012 1.8 insignia? It struggles to get to that.. cheers..bk

Submitted: 30/09/2014 16:50:12 | ID: 103845

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Bk, Bristol

Vauxhall Insignia

Any reason why i cant get above 90mph from my 2012 1.8 insignia? It struggles to get to that.. cheers..bk

Submitted: 30/09/2014 16:50:12 | ID: 103844

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Deepu, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

Vehicle`s service soon message is coming on and loss of power from the first gear, but still can drive it?

Submitted: 29/09/2014 02:33:30 | ID: 103780

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Hari, Cardiff

Vauxhall Insignia

I bought my car in Germany and now I am in the UK so I need to change the car headlight cover or lance, how do I remove them?

Submitted: 26/09/2014 11:04:45 | ID: 103683

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Holly, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia - 63 plate - SRI My boyfriends bought this about a week ago now. This morning he went to work with the radio playing as usual. Comes out of work after a 12 hour shift to it not working. When were looking at the settings it's saying Audio Off & there doesn't seem to be a way to switch it back on. We've both read the manuals etc and between us can't find a way to solve this problem. Anyone experienced this before? IGNORE THE MODEL TYPE WONT LET ME PUT THE ACTUAL CAR ON.

Submitted: 24/09/2014 19:26:35 | ID: 103578

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jas, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

how do i take the service vehcile soon light off?

Submitted: 24/09/2014 18:56:29 | ID: 103577

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Ian Faiegeiebe , Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Need to know why my insignia 2011sri feels like it has sport mode on all time suspension very hard

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The SRI has firm suspension and no sport mode button, so you're basically right - it`s always in sport mode. mike from Greater London

Submitted: 22/09/2014 18:06:47 | ID: 103460

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Alan, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

Remote control not working

Submitted: 17/09/2014 10:06:38 | ID: 103191

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andrew thomson, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Having used the car all day, I tried to start it and almost as if the battery was flat. But engine management light comes on. Egine wont turn over. Almost as if system has shut down but doors lock etc.

Submitted: 13/09/2014 20:09:11 | ID: 103058

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Sandra Arthur , Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

Our company has 4 Vauxhall Insignia and all of them drop calls when using Bluetooth. Three of the 4 are linked to iPhone 4 and 5 and the one vehicle is linked to the Alcatel. We have spoken to the local dealership and they don't know what the problem is. They have suggested we downgrade our iPhone system to io6 from io7...which I think is ridiculous. I hope you can help as these cars are our reps offices? Look forward to your comment. Sandra

Submitted: 11/09/2014 09:45:19 | ID: 102965

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john gargan, Antrim

Vauxhall Insignia

My insignia engine has started to shutter and when I excelerate the shutter gets worse or going up a hill. Also the abs brakes come on by themselves. Can you help

Submitted: 09/09/2014 21:35:18 | ID: 102904

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JOHN FORSYTH, East Ayrshire

Vauxhall Insignia

i was out driving my car and when i went to change gear i could not select any gears, and had to pull over to the side of the road. i tried to drive it again, but could not select any gears. i then phoned the recovery company. when the recovery man turned up he said it might be the clutch plate that has moved.

Submitted: 08/09/2014 01:16:03 | ID: 102777

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Almir, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vauxhall Insignia

Hello, Does anyone of you guys facing with issues that i do with my vehicle. Insignia 118KW, Sports Tourer, 2010 (month nov), diesel, 2.0. Problem that i have is that sometimes while im driving my navi system (DVD 800) restarting, actually radio just go off and after 1 min goes on by him self. I have been on service, and they were not able to resolve that issue. They told me they can try to make an update on my system but if that does not change anything then only resolve is to replace whole navi system with other one, what cost a lot more. Does anyone of u have/had same issue? Thanks

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Hi. I had the same problem, found out I was hitting the button near the handbrake switch with my wrist. Taped it up and problem solved, Dave dave from Warrington

Dave from Warrington are you serious or you joking with me? Almir from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Submitted: 06/09/2014 03:31:10 | ID: 102684

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Paul, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Im getting esp service light comining on my car.its not on all the time but gradully coming on more and more ...i had new brake pads put on about 5 months ago could you enlighten me to what might possibly causing this the car is due for mot shortly

Submitted: 05/09/2014 13:50:03 | ID: 102643

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brian, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Insignia

My car started to stutter and when in second gear with any revving of the engine it went into limp mode. It also stopped starting if I left keys in the ignition but if I left the car all night it was fine to start in the morning. I had the car checked, was told it was the alternator, had it replaced but three weeks later the same problem only much more severe. Can anyone help?

Submitted: 02/09/2014 08:10:18 | ID: 102491

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George, Germany

Vauxhall Insignia

My Insignia was serviced in February this year by a Vauxhall dealer and ever since the service the vehicle`s lights come on every time I start the car. I turn it off by pressing menu on the indicator stalk. Then it comes on again several times whilst driving along. Took it back to the dealer and they said that the thermostat might be faulty. Anyone else have the same problem?

Submitted: 31/08/2014 21:12:59 | ID: 102432

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gail, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Help please my insignia is coming up service soon I was driving at 70-80 miles an hour and and my car started to loose power it eventually came back now I have engine management light come on the dash board which when I read the manual said was to do with emissions could it be I just need to get it serviced or is it more serious I have only had the car for 8 months any advice would be really helpful as being a woman I don't want to get ripped off thanks

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Update to above I have a 2009 insignia 160 exclusive 2ltr cdti automatic gail from Lancashire

I've just had this problem whilst touring on holiday. The turbo intercooler hose was split causing the power loss. This causes the DPF to get blocked. The hose was changed, there's a shortage of these, and the DPF was cleaned. I just drove it home from Sweden after a 3 week wait and it was fine. If you keep driving it, you could cause expensive parts to fail. Good luck! C. Webster from Kent

I've just had this problem whilst touring on holiday. The turbo intercooler hose was split causing the power loss. This causes the DPF to get blocked. The hose was changed, there's a shortage of these, and the DPF was cleaned. I just drove it home from Sweden after a 3 week wait and it was fine. If you keep driving it, you could cause expensive parts to fail. Good luck! C. Webster from Kent

Submitted: 29/08/2014 23:08:36 | ID: 102335

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Eileen, Renfrewshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Can anybody tell me if I have to use the light stalk every time I exit the car to get follow me home lights or should they come on automatic I have elite nav with afl

Submitted: 29/08/2014 17:51:36 | ID: 102331

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Mike, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, I have a Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi Sri 2009 (67,000 miles). Makes a horrible shuddering noise when starting up (ignition), but runs smoothly otherwise. Any ideas?

Submitted: 27/08/2014 21:13:02 | ID: 102253

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Kevin Bourke, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi there, New here and would really appreciate any help. I have a vauxhall 2.0CDTI sports tourer. It has 86000 miles on it. Lately the car alarm keeps going off at different times of the day or night. I was in a garage the other day and when they plugged into it, it said it was the bonnet. I upgraded my lights to xenon and it was the ballest causing the problems with the bonnet. So rectified this and taught that was it. However the alarm keeps going off. Any help or advice please. I would be very grateful. Thanks Kev

Submitted: 26/08/2014 18:44:57 | ID: 102168

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Hugo King, Bristol

Vauxhall Insignia

In 2011 I bought a new Insignia with a dual fuel LPG system..I did 102k miles in it and during that time had to have numerous new head gaskets,thermostats,water pumps and eventually a complete new engine.the engine has just given up again and Vauxhall say I need another new engine and as it is out of its extended Warranty they will not cover it.the car had been correctly serviced and Vauxhalll have never implied Any negligence on my part but are unable to come up with any reason why this vehicle has been so jinxed. I am now in messy legal territory involving the fiancé company and wonder if anyone has had similar problems As I need to establish there was an inherent fault from time of purchase.

Submitted: 25/08/2014 07:40:56 | ID: 102062

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Stuart, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi All. I shall be leaving the country for approx 3 Months, Questions: 1. The car will be garaged but I would like to leave it locked with the alarm on if possible. 2. Or, will it drain the battery completely, and therefore should I disconnect the battery and just leave it. Any advice PLEASE Thanks

Submitted: 23/08/2014 21:06:01 | ID: 102007

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John Andersen, Denmark

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi Guys, I have just changed left head light bulb in my insignia. Now it seems none of the headlights or wipers are working. What vent wrong?? I have checked all fuses but they seems okay? Please help!!

Submitted: 23/08/2014 15:23:21 | ID: 101988

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denis, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I was wondering if anyone can help? How do I turn the "service vehicle soon" light on my dash off? Everyone keeps giving me the oil light reset. Thankyou

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Its the sevice light, needs to be conected to a machine to be put out.. Bk from Bristol

Submitted: 21/08/2014 15:40:28 | ID: 101875

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Steve Smith, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

I have an Insignia 2.0 CDTi SRi tourer and less than a year ago had a new set of glow plus fitted following repeated warning 'Service Vehicle Soon' on the dash. After driving on the motorway today in very heavy rain the car lost power for the rest of the 30 mile journey. Could one of the new glow plugs have developed a fault? After leaving the car for an hour or so, I now get the Service Soon message but powe seems to have returned to normal! Can anyone help?

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In my experence a faulty glow plug will not affect peformance, only the starting of the vehicle. The only job the glow plug does is to make the first injection of diesel into a vapour to aid the car's first "bang" so to say.Apart from getting it plugged up to a computer to see if there are any fault readings and depending on the mileage it could be a number of things, blocked EGR valve etc.If the problem does not come back I wouldn`t worry. Lee from South Yorkshire

Just a slight correction to previous answer, the glow plugs are pressure sensing and work on and off as you drive to help with emmissions so not like the old style plugs hope this helps jim jim wright from County Down

Just a slight correction to previous answer, the glow plugs are pressure sensing and work on and off as you drive to help with emmissions so not like the old style plugs hope this helps jim jim wright from County Down

Submitted: 17/08/2014 17:08:28 | ID: 101656

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Stephen Topping, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

I have a 2012 insignia ecoflex sports tourer, when driving steady at 70 - 80 mph in the rain or heavy spray the car momentarily holds back for around 5 - 10 seconds, quite unnerving, doesnt happen in the dry, you can put your foot down but nothing changes, once cleared everything fine, no fault codes appear, been to Vauxhall nothing showing on their laptop. I know in order to gain more fuel consumption and lower emmisions, Vauxhall have redesigned the undertray to improve aerodynamics, just wondering if the air is being channeled into the engine bay more and when wet/damp may be affecting the air intake side off things, would appreciate anyone else who is encountering same problem. Thanks

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i have a similar problem, just nothing there......... almost feels like decelerating. my problem, so my tracker says is the P2282 MAF .. mass air flow meter........ it measures the flow of air into the turbo..... just bought a new one £50 ish.......... 8mm socket.. ten min job, next to the airfilter. its temperature based, so maybe getting cold/wet......... Jones from Denbighshire

i have a similar problem, just nothing there......... almost feels like decelerating. my problem, so my tracker says is the P2282 MAF .. mass air flow meter........ it measures the flow of air into the turbo..... just bought a new one £50 ish.......... 8mm socket.. ten min job, next to the airfilter. its temperature based, so maybe getting cold/wet......... Jones from Denbighshire

Submitted: 17/08/2014 13:40:08 | ID: 101642

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