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Hi I have a Vauxhall insignia 1.8 petrol 2008 model, at times it wont start after driving it. I will place the key in the ignition and it shows that there is a spark it kind of starts but cuts out and there no sensor codes that come on the dashboard but then after a good few hours the car will start without any problems. AA had looked at it and said its a fuel pump issue as they witness the car not starting after various attempts. One of the mechanic I took it to witnessed it once but after it started again after an 1hour he does not think it is the fuel pump and another mechanic that looked at it thinks that its the sensor on the exhaust is overheating, but the other mechanic doesn't think this is the problem as well . I have taken it Vauxhall and they don't seem to know as it started with them when left overnight with them. The other two mechanics have the same problem that looked at it as it started after a few hours. Please could someone help ..
Submitted: 24/08/2016 10:21:03 | ID: 134608
On my insignia one of its belts makes a whooshing noise when first started in the morning then it fades away after say 5 minutes.
Thank you for sharing that info R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 23/08/2016 09:50:14 | ID: 134583
Just replaced full cluch in a 2.0 cdti insignia with the engine started car won't go into gear but when I turn it off it goes smoothly into gear any ideas ??
Submitted: 23/08/2016 08:56:34 | ID: 134582
Replaced my key battery now it can't start the car.
Submitted: 21/08/2016 17:17:52 | ID: 134536
Replaced my key battery. Now it can't start the car..
Submitted: 21/08/2016 17:14:39 | ID: 134535
Hi there, when driving my battery light keepstay coming on. Can you help please. I had a service in May and new brakes last week. Thanks
Submitted: 20/08/2016 11:37:03 | ID: 134499
please explain what does saying on my screen SERVICE STABILI TRACK THANKS I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ANSWER
Submitted: 19/08/2016 21:45:51 | ID: 134490
on my screen saying SERVICE STABILI TRACK what does this mean and what is the problem THANKS FOR YOUR ANSWER AS SOON AS YOU CAN SEND THIS TO ME
Submitted: 19/08/2016 21:40:04 | ID: 134488
Wondering if anyone can help. I have a year old Insignia. ( just new to us) an error warning has just started to pop up on the central display. It reads 'system communication error. Communication problem has occurred with the climate system. This may fix itself. Restarting the vehicle may also fix the problem' Because the error keeps appearing I am presuming its not fixing itself. Does anyone have any experience of this or do I throw myself at the mercy of the dealer? Is there a quick fix? Thanks
Submitted: 16/08/2016 09:13:41 | ID: 134397
I have a vauxhall insignia SRI, the headlights on the car won't turn off even when the engine isn't running. Does anyone know what this could be.
Submitted: 11/08/2016 12:56:15 | ID: 134285
Hi, is there a way to highlight your speed in Kilometers from miles for when you drive abroad .
You should be able to change it on the info centre. Can't remember the right sequence at the moment as my car is having a service and MOT but will update when I get it back later. Rhys Hughes from Rhondda Cynon Taf
Submitted: 09/08/2016 17:02:44 | ID: 134230
My Vauxhaull insignia cdti Sri battery won't keep its charge I can take it for long drive turn it off then turn it back on to start again straight away but it's flat as a fart and no lights on dash anyone know what's causing this
get the battery tested for charge holding.. the cheapest option to replace.. then test the alternator output.. but before changing either (or both) check all the contacts are clean and good R Evans from Caerphilly
Will try that thank you Shaun from East Riding of Yorkshire
If AA or RAC member give them a call they will test battery for you. I had the same problem and it was the battery!! Lot cheaper than having a new alternator!!! Battery can be expensive though as they are high current'm Rhys Hughes from Rhondda Cynon Taf
Submitted: 08/08/2016 18:15:26 | ID: 134209
I hope somebody can help,we have an insignia,it has code 54 on the dash is there any way of takeing this off,the car has only just had its service.
Submitted: 08/08/2016 18:09:37 | ID: 134208
Warnings rear indicator not working , factory fitted by Vauxhall, and way of fixing, could it be fuse ?? Thanks Robert
Submitted: 06/08/2016 16:53:57 | ID: 134148
Hi there, after having my 2009 Diesel Insignia for 7yrs now, and it just developed its first problem with no warnings. Due for its service tomorrow(Saturday) the problem is it won't start, just had emergency breakdown guy here who started it, I ran the car for 12miles. Got home, turned off engine for 2mins, then tried to start it, which was a no go. What is it, The battery or Altinator 50/50 question. Thx everyone..
Battery daniel from Herefordshire
Submitted: 05/08/2016 13:32:42 | ID: 134133
Recently had my Dual mass and clutch replaced on my 59 plate with 82000 miles then had to have the head replaced now im getting ESP service light come on and the car doesnt want to start it will start if i give her a fist full of revs please help sick of spendin cash on her
Submitted: 03/08/2016 19:35:39 | ID: 134094
can anyone tell me whats wrong im going down a motorway then all of a sudden my car starts to vibrate then i put my foot down and dont have the power then in half a minute it picks up speed and the vibration has gone. many thanks
Submitted: 02/08/2016 17:51:07 | ID: 134057
Clutch pedal bottomed out will not come back up, cannot select a gear
Needs new clutch daniel from Herefordshire
Submitted: 28/07/2016 17:58:06 | ID: 133918
Hi can anyone help me I have 2.0 cdti Sri sports toura and just makes random rundown noise brakes and all sorts all ok but this stupid rumble sour just keeps coming please help
Submitted: 27/07/2016 20:23:48 | ID: 133899
hello everyone, do you know of a fix for the dash problem after changing the battery on the vauxhall insignia 2009-2013. vauxhall can not find or clearly say what fault is causing this but yet they want £600 to replace the dash. the car runs perfect and all other lights in/on the dash display work as the should after i put new battery in. in the space for miles done and total miles covered is as follows; --- --- what do i do help.
Submitted: 26/07/2016 23:30:31 | ID: 133875
I have 3 lights on the dashboard come up simultaneously this morning...ABS in yellow brackets...Service ESP with yellow spanner...& A yellow car with skid marks behind it...Had brakes done 4 months ago..
This happened to me it turned out i needed a new abs sensor cost me £130 daniel from Herefordshire
Exactly the same happened to me on Vaux Insignia - Diagnostics picked up Glow Plugs 1 and 4 needed replacement. Clive from Angus
Submitted: 22/07/2016 20:52:46 | ID: 133738
When i come to start the car get a real bad diesel knock when pulling away when using the accelerator when warm knock still there i have tryed most things service, new cambelt, m.o.t. came back with 0.11 grams can some one help thank you
Submitted: 20/07/2016 20:06:05 | ID: 133686
Hi, I had a problem with my battery couple of months back, had to get it start using jum leads; got battery replaced next day; but to my surprise trip mileage & total mileage count shows three dashes "---" only, rest of the functions are working fine; been to couple of garage's they checked my car using diagnostics softwares but results are clean (just couple of minor warning for door sensor & others) but nothing related to mileage or any relavant parts. before i go to dealer any suggestions ?
hie, i have the same happen last week and was quoted £600 to replace whole dash but yet no faults found...so i refused to change it and demand they replace as its a manufacture issue out of my control. if you have a fix do share or if you get quoted for less do share too. i will keep you posted on results. good luck hardwin from Gloucestershire
Hi, we all are in the same boat. I gave my car (Vauxhall insignia 2010 model) for full service last week and after the service back home I noticed that the total mileage on the display is "_ _ _" . I took it back to the garage but they don't have any solution. Don't know what to do now. Pls post me if you guys got it fixed. Good luck both. Amar from South Yorkshire
Your battery could be faulty. Had same sort of issue last year. I had AA out and the very nice man tested it and found it was faulty, changed and the problem went!! Rhys Hughes from Rhondda Cynon Taf
Hi, if battery is faulty. I think, it won't display anything but in my case trip mileage, efficiency, available miles for fuel are okay. Only total milage at the bottom is displayed as "_ _ _". Still you think it's due to faulty battery? Amar from South Yorkshire
Submitted: 20/07/2016 17:20:12 | ID: 133681
Just had engine rebuild due to overheating. Mechanic been messing us around with lies after lies. Now he says the fan thermostat housing needs programing to turn the fan off. Never heard of anyone haveing to program a thermostat. Is this true,does the thermostat housing need programing or is this another lie
Submitted: 19/07/2016 10:59:31 | ID: 133646
My Vauxhall Insignia makes an odd humming sound in two types of situations: - The first is intermittent happens If i use the stop-start function... when the engine switches off, it makes the hum sound for around 2 seconds and then stops. As I say, it doesn't always do it. - The other time it makes this noise is when driving around towns at a lower speed, again only after the engine has been on a while. It will just kick at random points, normally when pulling away, releasing the clutch but it also can start when I change into 2nd and just makes the noise constantly. If I sped up it would stop, but if I brake and come to a stop, often it continues until moving off again. I can't do anything to control the noise, it just has a mind of it's own and will sometimes be short, sometimes be on for a while. It doesn't sound like it's causing damage or that theres a mechnical part catching, there's most likely a genuine reason for what's going on but the noise shouldn't be there. Any ideas?
Sorry to hijack this post but have you had a reply, mine is doing exactly the same as what you've described. Been happening for a few weeks, booked in to Vauxhall on Friday but I'd like some clue before I get there. Alec from Cardiff
turbo boost valve sensor ... dead easy to change,its on the n/s attached to the slam panel. Two pipes attached which slide off and the power plug which is held in by a spring clip. These valves are around £60 from Vauxhall or even cheaper off ebay (around £40). 10 minute job to fit even for a novice. John Hallam from Somerset
Submitted: 18/07/2016 22:06:30 | ID: 133633
PRNDS has come up on bottom of panel beside gear change arrow ...what does this mean
Submitted: 16/07/2016 17:04:26 | ID: 133572
After 6 miles normal driving radiator fan comes on.engine very hot and has started to cook down after 2 hours being parked up.is this normal for this model
Submitted: 15/07/2016 20:25:51 | ID: 133558
My insignia won't even turn over. No battery light but there is a yellow engine management light and goes into power saving mode when I try to start it. Don't want to go out and buy a new battery if it's not that. Only had it in the garage last week for replacement coolant pipes is it possible this could have anything to do with it? Help much appreciated!!!
Submitted: 12/07/2016 22:32:09 | ID: 133479
Good afternoon I have a 1.8 sri vvt insignia have problems everytime when I start it not inough power and when I drive and overtake cars. Vauxhall said that they put a new coil pack and spark plugs into still the same.
Submitted: 12/07/2016 16:30:30 | ID: 133469
I've recently purchased a 1.8i Exclusiv and at speeds above 40 there seems to be a whining / fan noise coming what sounds like the rear of the car. It pulls okay and idles fine, looking to take it back to the garage while I have some warranty left, cam anybody give me some ideas what it may be please
Submitted: 09/07/2016 17:35:35 | ID: 133370
can anyone tell me where the oil servise light sensor is in engine compartment is please cars been servised but yellow servise light keeps coming on after so many miles after being set just wondering if plug not on properly or dirty please help peter prestatyn .
Submitted: 06/07/2016 16:48:36 | ID: 133292
Engine racing away, when it gets to running temperature ! Only way to stop it is to flick the excelerator , is there anyone out there that can help, please ?
I do , I've had the same problem, and just had it fixed , it happens a lot my mechanic friend tells me !!!! Top right hand side your see a pump black and white with tubes attached , that is your problem will vibrate like crazy . It's a fault Vauxhall is full awair off sorry I can't send pictures Robert from Berkshire
Submitted: 05/07/2016 20:05:10 | ID: 133278
When pulling away from standing start in first gear i hear a knocking sound,this only happens in first gear.
Submitted: 04/07/2016 17:30:44 | ID: 133244
Is it easy enough to get the display console out to update my satnav with a new SD Card myself?
Submitted: 04/07/2016 12:46:28 | ID: 133232
Just bought a Vauxhall insignia 1.8 When having a test drive noticed the blowers weren't working at all, nothing on the panel, no lights. So they said the auto electrician has had a look and the blowers were on and fine when he started the car, When we picked up the car the blowers were fine, drove the car home, it sat idol for 3 hours then when I drove it again the blowers wouldn't come on, Again no lights, no nothing. Just tried the car now, and the blowers all lit up like normal, and worked fine, Does anyone know what the issue could be? It seems to be intermittent, 1 minute absolutely fine, then the next there is nothing at all, no lights no warm or cold air, Please help as only bought it today and would like to have an idea before taking it back to the dealer, Much appreciated.
Submitted: 30/06/2016 22:19:30 | ID: 133156
hi my problem is the yellow car with spanner in it keeps coming on and going off ive had oil change and had it reset on diagnostic machine but light comes back on again mecanic says the air meter is flicking does anyone else have this problem if so can you help please cheers peter prestatyn
Submitted: 29/06/2016 21:34:17 | ID: 133113
front passengers seat stuck, my wife move it back and now when you lift the release handle to move it it will simply not move from the rear position. 64 plate, in garage today for an hour want it back next week for 3-4 hrs to try and get the seat out. is this a problem anyone has had and surely this must be a warrant job?
Submitted: 28/06/2016 22:40:05 | ID: 133078
Couple of questions regarding my 2010 vauxhall insignia 2.0 CDTI S. Possibly related to each other. 1) whilst idle the rev meter fluctuates slightly . There are no rattles or unusual noises coming from the engine. What could be causing this? 2) when cruising in third gear the car stutters a bit. It happens when you maintain a constant speed, it feels like something may be blocked, the car doesnt lose power, it just stutters. This stops when you put your foot on the accelerator or brake. What may be the issue? Other than this the car is in good condition. Full service history, done 106k miles. Had timing belt and water pump changed at 100k. Thanks in advance
Sounds something like a sticky EGR . Try putting a good quality fuel/exhaust system cleaner through. RED-X type product mixed with a tank of fuel. Should cost less than a tenner a will probably sort the problem. MVW from Hampshire
Submitted: 26/06/2016 14:54:32 | ID: 133016
hi changed oil filter and reset oil 100 percect week later yelloe car with spanner inside came on mec tried to reset on laptop no joy then today the malfunction light came on is it safe to drive tillput in to garage and do you know whot is prob cheers peter
Submitted: 25/06/2016 18:03:02 | ID: 132992
While driving to work, the Coolant light came on and I noticed temp gauge had also spiked, a warning light came up that engine had also overheated, I immediately pulled over and stopped the car, checking for leaks etc, couldn't find any leaks but topped up coolant anyway just in case, but now the car will not start. Anyone got any tips? or is my engine blown?
Get the water pump checked. You may have done considerable damage but you may have been lucky. Needs looking at by a mechanic. MVW from Hampshire
Submitted: 20/06/2016 08:00:57 | ID: 132818
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