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david keighley, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

when driving along vibrating noise comes on under the bonnet but gose away when i depress the accelerator hand brake is on and its vibrating i touch the accelerator and the hand brake gose off is it anything to do with the coolant witch might have an air lock can any one help thank you

Submitted: 25/05/2017 16:23:36 | ID: 141548

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Malcolm Lea, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Insignia

When lifting off brake to drive away car jolts before engaging driving away. Car has just been serviced. This does not happen everytime I drive off.

Submitted: 25/05/2017 11:15:00 | ID: 141541

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steve, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

hi could you tell me if the 2010 insignia has fixed wing mirrows as my dont seem to close in like it says if you pull down switch also you cant manualy pull them in i think i am afriead i might break then off if i try if any one can help pls

Submitted: 21/05/2017 20:15:00 | ID: 141434

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Robbie, Devon

Vauxhall Insignia

Hello I own a 2015 vauxall insignia CDTI SRI NAV. Seem to have a major issue with the engine overheating and the battery running flat. The battery and alternator have both been tested and are fine. There's no leakage from coolant. Any ideas?.

Submitted: 14/05/2017 22:07:24 | ID: 141302

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Chris, Ireland

Vauxhall Insignia

HI. Any advice would be appreciated. My insignia went into limp mode when driving up a hill and the service light came on. Any idea what this means? Tks

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Hello this is a easy repair, I know from experiance ££££££. Front of engine place your hand either engine dead or live running along the large rubber pipe from the intercooler. to the engine intake. Feel for a split in the pipe 8/9 inches from the top location in your blind spot, move your hand all round the pipe with a bit of luck your fingers will feel a gap. over time the oily gases break down the rubber compounds. You can buy a brand new item from Vauxhall for about £120. All the best Chris Smith. chris smith from Derbyshire

Submitted: 09/05/2017 21:00:14 | ID: 141197

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Kanwar, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, Coolant is leaking from small pipe from under the oil cap. I have recently bought vauxhall insignia 2.0 cdti privately. There are two pipes going out from the coolant bottle . The first is going into radiator which has a big diameter whereas the second is going inside the engine below (the large plastic housing which has a place to put oil) the place where we top up engine oil. When the car gets heated (normally after if I keep car starts for around 5 minutes), its start leaking from this place. Could anyone help of what could it be and how much will it cost to fix the issue. Thanks in advance, Kanwar

Submitted: 08/05/2017 14:39:47 | ID: 141167

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C peter , Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Occassionaly in first gear when pulling off the car feels extremely sluggish and almost bogs down for a couple of seconds before driving off normally. This sometimes happens in higher gears too but only at low revs. Foot flat to the floor= nothing at all in some cases. Is this a characteristic of the car or could there be a problem?

Submitted: 01/05/2017 19:50:16 | ID: 141042

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SYLVANUS, Surrey

Vauxhall Insignia

My car is not starting.Lights,radio and all electricals are fine. I can see press down clutch sign on the dashboard?.Any help?

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Just step and press down the clutch pedal then turn the ignition key clockwise. Geoff from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 29/04/2017 12:35:20 | ID: 140997

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Stephen, Northumberland

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, my door open light won't go out even when all doors and boot is closed, I've also noticed that my front 2 electric windows won't go up and down but my back windows are working fine, can someone please. Tell me what's going on. Thanks for any reply

Submitted: 28/04/2017 12:45:50 | ID: 140976

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Billy Woodford, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi all my , auto when i am stopped with foot on brake it seems to want to move as though i have my foot on the accelerator a little any help would be much appreciated.

Submitted: 27/04/2017 11:57:06 | ID: 140950

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Steve Dalton , West Glamorgan

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi. Car wont start had it checked had tester on starter motor 9 out 10 it start and the only time it dont the voltage is lost any ideas what it could be thanks...

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Assuming ALL of your battery connections and earth cables are clean and sound connections then it's possible your starter ic starting to break up inside. Worn brushes, commutator segments and bushes in the end plates. You don't state year or mileage of your car but it's probably quite high. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 18:08:41 | ID: 140899

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Jamie, Cardiff

Vauxhall Insignia

Just the other day, firstly had a diesel particulate warning so took the car for a drive down motorway, warning cleared but car is now low power in low gear 1,2,3 absolutely fine when going at high speed, but really low and sluggish getting going, any help would be appreciated

Submitted: 19/04/2017 21:40:32 | ID: 140758

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andy, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

How much does it cost to the clutch on an11 plate Insignia diesel

Submitted: 19/04/2017 19:10:30 | ID: 140754

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Rebecca Hoyle, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi my wing mirrors on both sides are moving when i drive ( the actual mirror )

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Door mirror glass fits into a plastic claw in the body housing. You could try some silicone sealant but have to remove the mirror glass first. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 07/04/2017 09:51:49 | ID: 140462

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Keira, County Down

Vauxhall Insignia

Only have my car a month now and twice while driving it has lost power and the steering has got really heavy. Once when I was in 6th gear on the motorway and once pulling away from traffic i lights. A yellow car with a spanner comes up on the dash. Once i turned the car off and back on it went back to normal and no light on dash. Any ideas what's happening? ?

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Year of car? Petrol or diesel? That warning light usually means the car needs serviced but is also used for faulty glow plugs. Steering going heavy may mean no power from alternator (electric power steering) but you may have other issues. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 30/03/2017 04:52:09 | ID: 140267

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Barry, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

My expansion tank cap has split into its two components. I.e. The valve part is stuck Stuck fast in the tank and the cap is in my hand. Any ideas of how to remove The valve without damaging the tank?

Submitted: 24/03/2017 08:51:42 | ID: 140123

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Jim Lucas, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi. I have a 2011 Sports tourer, 1.8 Petrol SRI. My exhaust has gone mid section. To replace it's a two part job. The original is one part. The issue is this. The centre part is fine, it's the back box. On my car the rear exhaust pipe comes out of the rear box and is shaped downwards. Sort of bent towards the ground. The ones that come up to replace are straight pipes with a chrome fitting. My bumper does not have a cut out for this only a curve cut under the bumper. From behind the bumper is solid. My existing pipe does not have any chrome fitments. My local garage won't fit the new one as they fear it will A. Damage the bumper with hot gases directed straight towards the rear bumper B. Fumes may come into the vehicle. Any advise would be welcome.

Submitted: 23/03/2017 21:53:12 | ID: 140117

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O mcmahon, County Armagh

Vauxhall Insignia

Bad lights on my Vauxhall 2016 insignia what wrong dark shadow on left side

Submitted: 20/03/2017 16:18:21 | ID: 140029

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Adam Roach, Essex

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi there, My emissions warning light is lit up yellow and stays on and the car has a big loss of power

Submitted: 15/03/2017 18:48:31 | ID: 139882

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Eddie, Durham

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi guys Yesterday going to work and noticed the display on the dashboard not working/not illuminated so pulled over ignition off and on, no problem. Then decided to look at the menus again and it seems most of the functionality of this has disappeared, tried different settings to find functions (basically best ECO paramiters etc) but found even fields to display options were not showing. Fiddled about then centre console display crashed showing "snow", again ignition off and on, back to as it was but without missing info. Then reset to factory settings on centre console but still same issue. Anyone any ideas? Just looked and found out, I think Warranty ran out yesterday..!! This is 2014 2.0ltr, 163bhp Sri Model, no SatNav

Submitted: 04/03/2017 11:53:46 | ID: 139432

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Jemma, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi. Wonder if anyone can help. I was turning a corner today, went into 2nd gear and my car just went off. Lights and everything on dashboard. A message flashed up saying press clutch to start. This happened for a few minutes. I turned the engine off and restarted it again. Luckily it wasn't too busy and I was on my own,but concerned me a little. Would appreciate it if anyone help with what it might be. Hoping it's just a glitch and a one off.

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This happens when u change the gear before having enough speed to get the next one, so the engine stops working and everything with... cad lat from Essex

Submitted: 03/03/2017 17:44:01 | ID: 139411

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rema, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi My insignia moves very slow when i just start the engine in the mornings no matter how hard i step on the accelerator instead it just make noise as if its in N gear. but after a while it runs properly. Do you know why.

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The use of the phrase "as if it's in N gear" rather than in "as if it's in neutral" suggests to me that you have an automatic gearbox. If that is so I would check the ATF level and if the level is OK the question is has it been changed at the recommended intervals? If not drain and replenish it with new and see if there is any improvement. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 01/03/2017 14:28:31 | ID: 139326

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Ian, Middlesex

Vauxhall Insignia

Good Morning. As I was driving to work this morning my electronic speed display stuck on 25mph. All the other displays are working fine and the speedometer is still working. Does anyone know what the fault might be before I ring Vauxhalls?

Submitted: 01/03/2017 07:33:39 | ID: 139320

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Stefanie Porter, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Why does my text alert in my car not read out any messages received nor give an alert to receiving any messages, even if I get it on my phone

Submitted: 10/02/2017 15:31:24 | ID: 138864

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Mr Ashdown, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Car missing yellow warning light on ,was fine , smoke from exhaust

Submitted: 09/02/2017 21:26:50 | ID: 138843

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Sharlene Denham, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi All, I was pulling out of the driveway today and my car started fine. Within a few meters the car just died and the dashboard lit up. It obviously isn't moving now. My husband has checked the battery and he says its fine with an output of 12V. The dashboard just lights up when you try to start it and it isn't turning over. Any ideas?

Submitted: 08/02/2017 17:14:45 | ID: 138798

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peter, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi can anyone help? there is a knocking noise coming from somewhere in the drivers door. It sounds more near the bottom of the door area. Very annoying. Not sure if its in the door or even inside the sill. it doesn't sound metal to metal. Just to clarify all suspension etc has been checked so not in that area. any suggestions would be welcome.

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Check whether the door catch striker plate needs adjustment. Close the door normally from the outside then press firmly against the handle to see if the door moves further in against the rubber seal. Adjustment is by loosening off the striker plate screws and re-positioning the door to eliminate the rattle or knock. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/02/2017 19:29:32 | ID: 138749

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Keith hall, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi I have a Vauxhall insignia my car runs ace in all gears but when I'm on a motorway and go into six 5th and 6th gear my car goes into limp mode could you please help me and tell me what the problem could be thanks so much

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Sorry, wish I could help. My son's got a 2014 diesel Insignia & a Friend's got an identical car with the exact same problem. Both have had ex-Vauxhall factory mechanics look at the cars but no luck. Both can run perfectly for days on end & then go to limp mode for no apparent reason. Servicing, oils, fluids, batteries etc. have all been carried out in accordance with the schedules. Obviously, this a highly dangerous condition as it can, and has happened when changing down to overtake especially on secondary roads. I have found that main dealers seem to be powerless to sort the problem as they tend to be slaves to diagnostic equipment. RICHARD JOYCE from Ireland

Check and clean your manifold air pressure monitor that usually stops the problem Peter Cope from Wiltshire

Submitted: 05/02/2017 13:11:20 | ID: 138699

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christopher bond, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

what is the symbol of a small circle with a plus sign in centre located just right of the speed limit indicator mean?

Submitted: 03/02/2017 18:22:06 | ID: 138653

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Steve, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi guys, Not an easy one this but here goes. My dashboard display keeps flickering en mass on and off. Even when the fresh air fan is on I can hear it drop in power like something somewhere is working intermittently. Any guidance help etc will be greatly appreciated.

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Check your battery capacity also check your alternator output, should be around 14.3 volts on charge. Especially check all connections in engine bay (battery terminals, alternator connections etc) and especially check all earth connections. You may have to remove dash panel and check loom connector plugs and card edge connectors for cleanliness and security. As a long shot, check that no one has fitted LED bulbs in any of the interior lights, sometimes aftermarket bulbs can cause this. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 31/01/2017 20:00:32 | ID: 138578

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Jim, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Changed the dipped headlight bulb and it is still saying on the dash check dipped headlight bulb the headlight is working any one any answers

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Check wiring plugs bad earth could be and check bulb could be faulty Phil from Cornwall

Submitted: 28/01/2017 17:20:46 | ID: 138474

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Roy bryan, Cumbria

Vauxhall Insignia

What is the box inside the headlight called that produces the power to the xzenon bulb. ?and any idea what they cost.

Submitted: 27/01/2017 18:17:52 | ID: 138442

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Roy bryan, Cumbria

Vauxhall Insignia

Headlight broken in accident.have bought new headlight and bulbs had it fitted but still does not work.does it need programming in the garage or could it need a new energiser box (I think that's what you call it ).it is a adaptive zxnon head light.select county Cumbria is not on the list.

Submitted: 27/01/2017 18:09:32 | ID: 138441

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deiwi roberts, Gwynedd

Vauxhall Insignia

i changed my battery on my insignia now i have different codes on my dash board also it does not show my mileage how can i rectify this.

Submitted: 25/01/2017 20:41:16 | ID: 138422

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Daniel, Ireland

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi all have a 2.0 cdti ecoflex 160bhp insignia S model... Car takes three or four goes to start... I think its not getting diesal as no smoke come out of exhaust once started car drives perfect any ideas?

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Glow plug? just a thought. peter from North Yorkshire

Glow plugs a good answer but it might also be that fuel is draining back from the engine overnight. If you have a primer on the fuel filter then pump this and see if the car will start. Not sure offhand if the Insignia has an electric pump in the tank but if it has you should try switch on the ignition for 10 to 20 seconds bursts to prime the fuel system before trying to start. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Checked glow plugs all heating grand all 4 also have a pressure senor on them if the pressure senor part was gone would this have an affect it starting? Daniel from Ireland

I don’t think the pressure sensor part of the glow plugs affects cold starting. The pressure sensor is supposed to monitor cylinder pressure when running and feed this to the ECU for optimal running, emission controls etc. Some engines only had one sensor plug but, even with four sensors, only one sensor at a time was used and if it malfunctioned the system switched to another sensor. Trouble was the little sensor holes got blocked up with soot which caused fault codes and warning lights then they changed the software in the ECU so that the fault codes wouldn’t bring on a warning light but the codes were still there if you scanned them. Normally you’d change the four plugs if one’s faulty but sensor plugs are too expensive for that although I understand you could get them cleaned ultrasonically. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 24/01/2017 19:32:27 | ID: 138378

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george, Greece

Vauxhall Insignia

hi and congratulation for the great work that you are doing here... i have the same car , an insignia opel 2010 with problel in ignition in the car apears all the time the battery signal and didnt starting with my mechanical we try to change the altenator and we have tha same problem then we change all... the cpu,the imobilizer,the bypass system and after he put the new codes... now the car working and the problem is remainig ... at the car is stiil the batery signal on and didnt starting... it starts only if i put cablel from other car sorry for my bad english but im not from england...may i have you opion for tha proble i have my only car in garaze for 3 months,thanks for your time

Submitted: 21/01/2017 14:55:06 | ID: 138286

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Shaun mcginty, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

After changing rear bulb on insignia got a code 65 pop up on dash and now got service light on dash even tho the service isnt due for 2000 miles is there anyway to reset the service light on the dash

Submitted: 19/01/2017 15:47:21 | ID: 138245

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kirsty, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, got insignia 2009 plate, just had mot and service done, thermostat and sensor were replaced but now the fan stays on after engine turned off for ten minutes, the dash still states service is due, also an alarm noise and says engine overheating but it isnt. Cannot stop this information appearing and getting told an auto electrician will have to look at it now, is this common

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the fan will usually stay on even when you switch off its still doing its job nothing to worry about. regarding the alarm noise and engine overheating not sure! peter from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/01/2017 13:37:21 | ID: 138217

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Chris, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Lost my miles on dash after battery change can any one help pl thanks ??

Submitted: 14/01/2017 12:02:11 | ID: 138081

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Alan, County Antrim

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi. Wife was driving car today and a shuddering noise came from engine.. She got home from work with the same problem. Insignia not starting at all now. All lights working so it doesn't seem electrical. I've got a feeling it could be the clutch !!!!

Submitted: 13/01/2017 23:14:34 | ID: 138071

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