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Aaron Nelson, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

Vauxhall Meriva Life 2014 Does this car have have the feature whereby it shows how many MPG's the car is doing or the range until you need to put petrol in? If it does how do I access it?

Submitted: 01/03/2015 18:35:53 | ID: 112553

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Aaron Nelson, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

I am wondering if this model shows you how many miles per gallon you are doing or how much range you have until you need to put petrol in. If it does have this feature how do I access it? Thank you

Submitted: 01/03/2015 18:33:14 | ID: 112552

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Dave, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi. My front washer pipe has come off or split. The back one is fine. Is it easy to put back on or replace? Thanks

Submitted: 24/02/2015 13:20:41 | ID: 112245

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john, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Meriva

my meriva keeps surging losing power everytime i try to accelerate or start going up a hill

Submitted: 22/02/2015 19:49:22 | ID: 112137

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Andy, Berkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have factory fitted rear and front parking sensors which have just stopped working, no beeps when reverse selected or when the manual front parking sensor button pressed and no error indicators on the dashboard. I have checked the fuse in the boot and that measures okay I would like to know if anyone has seen this fault before and fixed it or if anyone knows where the parking assist control box is hiding in the car?

Submitted: 22/02/2015 16:21:59 | ID: 112111

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Harry, Lancashire

Vauxhall Meriva

ABS light showing on dashboard and Speedo is not working

Submitted: 21/02/2015 14:22:55 | ID: 112033

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Sham, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi if anyone can help thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!! my management light staying on it was juddering so I replaced the coil pack and spark plugs but it says code 21 which is a left near side light?? This goes off and comes back on? Before I replaced the coil pack the traction control was coming on saying it was turned off also the engine management light was flashing with the TC sign on The car was misfiring before I changed the coil pack and plugs but now it's not misfiring but engine management stays on????and doesn't flash!!!! If any one knows please help thanks

Submitted: 20/02/2015 20:03:07 | ID: 112011

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fozina, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

My car is an 06 plate auto, it`s revving and cutting off, doing it a lot. Can I have some advice please?

Submitted: 20/02/2015 12:04:40 | ID: 111945

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fozina, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

My car is cutting off on give ways and in traffic, also it`s revving on its own?

Submitted: 20/02/2015 12:01:23 | ID: 111942

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thomas, North Ayrshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My Meriva starts in the morning no problem but when it`s warm it takes a few turns to fire it up again?

Submitted: 18/02/2015 20:38:03 | ID: 111838

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sarah, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi i have a 55 plate Meriva (petrol) and both of my rear passenger windows wont open, would this be caused by a blown fuse or would it be something else. Also when i switch on the car the car starts to smell like wet metal, what would cause this? Thanks Sarah

Submitted: 17/02/2015 21:43:24 | ID: 111757

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m robson , Durham

Vauxhall Meriva

code 16 came on so I changed bulbs every thing ok but code still on when I press brake how do I clear that

Submitted: 16/02/2015 18:01:25 | ID: 111673

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john, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

the hook in the lock in the tailgate is closed and I can't close the gate. The hook won't let the lock close over the fixed bar.

Submitted: 15/02/2015 11:42:34 | ID: 111573

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andy, North Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have just bought a 2011 Vauxhall Meriva and would like to change the CD player for one with a built in Sat nav. I have looked everywhere for the facias for this model but cannot find one anywhere. Wonder if anyone knows where I can purchase one from? You can buy one for the Astra and Insignia. Any help would be appreciated thanks

Submitted: 08/02/2015 20:34:57 | ID: 111154

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julie, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi my car is juddering when i reverse and sometime when i pull away. had a mechanic have a look and he said it was pressure plate. but im not entirely convinced. could anyone give ne sone advice or is this happening to your meriva. i have a 2006 meriva design 1.6. thank you...

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Check your front or rear gearbox mounts D pollock from Antrim

Submitted: 04/02/2015 11:11:15 | ID: 110860

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irene thomson , Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Meriva

why does my eps light come on and then the steering goes stiff ,I have had it checked twice at the dealers but they cant find anything wrong im scared to death now to go out in it. if I restart the engine it goes right but I cant always do that when im driving.

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It's a fault with the Meriva mine was the same Vauxhall replaced the steering column for free Kristina from Hull

It's a fault with the Meriva mine was the same Vauxhall replaced the steering column for free Kristina from Hull

Common fault with Meriva, it requires a new steering rack and pump assy. If you are lucky Vauxhall will do it as a "good will" warranty gesture, if you make it clear to them that you know there is a fault that they know of, but not to push too far. If you have to pay for it, it could cost £1800 andy from Devon

Submitted: 04/02/2015 10:28:47 | ID: 110853

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Cromwell02, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

How do you turn gear shift on, it tells you to change gear up or down in display panel!! on the Mervia b 2011

Submitted: 28/01/2015 20:36:06 | ID: 110445

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Bob, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Same as Dave in Dorset. Picked up a Nov 2011meriva 1.7 SE diesel Auto. Exactly same noise when setting off. You disengage electric hand brake and drive off. After about 5seconds you hear a clunk under the car and feel this through foot brake or accelerator depending on what your foot is on. Feels like you have just gone over a small bump. I assumed that it was the electric handbrake fully disengaging / a safety check kind of procedure. No idea what it is. Just hope that it is not the electric hhandbrake re-engaging. Incidentally I noticed that my rear brakes were smelling slightly when I got out of the car. May have been hyper sensitive after the regular noise. Will book in to see what this could be.

Submitted: 22/01/2015 23:41:08 | ID: 110145

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BrianA, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Meriva

Can the USB port on the 2012 Meriva SE 14T be used to charge an iPhone 5?

Submitted: 20/01/2015 19:36:19 | ID: 109970

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steve, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Warning lights stay lit on one side of my dashboard when the engine is off and the key is removed?

Submitted: 19/01/2015 23:42:11 | ID: 109907

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Geraldine, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, l have a 60 reg 1.4 turbo and whilst driving I lose power when accelerating. Engine management light flashes then goes off but also the traction control light comes on meaning it has been de-activated, although l haven't switched off. Any help would be most helpful.

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I have the same problem with 60 Meriva 1.4. Would be very interested to know if you managed to solve the problem . Have taken it to the garage but nothing showing up on the diagnostic computer. NEIL BIRD from Dumfries and Galloway

I have the same problem with 60 Meriva 1.4. Would be very interested to know if you managed to solve the problem . Have taken it to the garage but nothing showing up on the diagnostic computer. NEIL BIRD from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 18/01/2015 16:14:42 | ID: 109788

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james fisher, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

i was driving my meriva diesal 2008 when it started blowing loads of black smoke . it then started revving realy high. ithen all dashboard lights came on. car wont start now. engine will turn over.it was perfect before this. any ideas anybody. has the head or engine blown

Submitted: 17/01/2015 19:05:03 | ID: 109742

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Mrs Carol Shepherd, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

41 Hillcrest Northside I have just got this Meriva and it has been great but some times I cant get the lights on the clock to go out when I take the key out the lights are still on have had to keep locking and unlocking to get it to go off. I know that they stay on for a little as normal on this car but not to stay on for good like this I have left it for over 2 hours and its still on.

Submitted: 17/01/2015 07:39:11 | ID: 109702

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GK, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi all. How easy is it to replace the alternator on a 1.6 8v Meriva? Thanks.

Submitted: 15/01/2015 22:18:08 | ID: 109635

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Mark, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

What size alloys could I put on this car? The bigger the better, thanks

Submitted: 11/01/2015 22:58:11 | ID: 109384

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Karen Abbott, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a 60 plate Meriva. I have 3 square orange lights above my mileage which look a bit like the wheel areas on a car - they keep randomly coming on. Any idea what they are? I can't find them in the manual!

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It's your rear seatbelt indicators. Shows if they're fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

It's your rear seatbelt indicators. Shows if they're fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 11/01/2015 19:14:54 | ID: 109375

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Wyn, Neath Port Talbot

Vauxhall Meriva

Just bought a meriva the drivers seat belt doesn't seem to fully come out is there someway toget it to fully extend

Submitted: 09/01/2015 20:16:38 | ID: 109239

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Shaun Jones, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I recently had code 15 displayed on my 2012 Meriva 1.4 turbo.The handbook says it is the third brake light. I removed the rubber seal but was unable to gain acsess to the unit (the hole far too small). Does anybody know how to acsess the unit and change the bulb? Thanks.

Submitted: 07/01/2015 15:56:50 | ID: 109101

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a snowden, Lancashire

Vauxhall Meriva

can any body tell me how to remove code 42 from the dash, I know it is oil change warning light but the car was recently serviced including oil change

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reset engine management and any garage can do that got mine done for fiver after service thankyou hoped helped shamas from West Yorkshire

reset engine management and any garage can do that got mine done for fiver after service thankyou hoped helped shamas from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/01/2015 22:17:44 | ID: 109060

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gemma sabin, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, I've just got a brand new Meriva SE. At the the time when I chose the car I didn't have the in car mobile phone system turned on. Can I have this done later down the line at the dealership or does it have to be done when you order your car?

Submitted: 04/01/2015 19:21:02 | ID: 108900

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bryan garbutt, Middlesbrough

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a vauxhall meriva 53 plate. The centre display bulb has blow and just wondering if someone could tell me how to change it. Do I have to remove the radio any help would be much appreciated. I think there is 3 bulbs behind there many thanks

Submitted: 25/12/2014 13:25:32 | ID: 108436

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Sarah, West Dunbartonshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My seat belt alarm is not working so I don't know when people have got there seat belt on or off and my reverse sensory not working what could be problem?

Submitted: 24/12/2014 00:30:43 | ID: 108386

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lewis, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Where do I find the interior light switch inside the car?

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The switch for the interior light I think they are on the main light switch that you turn to turn your lights on you just push it bryan garbutt from Middlesbrough

Submitted: 21/12/2014 19:22:04 | ID: 108237

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sandra jackson, Renfrewshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My Vauxhall Meriva 2010 is leaking water in the driver`s footwell. I`ve done a water test on the windscreen, left drain and right drain running clear but when I ran water in centre of the windscreen water leaked out of the skirt in the engine compartment below the dashboard and the driver`s footwell soaks when raining?

Submitted: 18/12/2014 14:44:55 | ID: 108098

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brendon, South Africa

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, my car`s temperature rises past 90 degrees and when I open the heater the temperature comes down. What could be the problem? Please help.

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This happened to me not so long ago, turns out I had a problem with the thermostat. The temp was getting high and when I turned on the heaters it dropped but the heaters weren't as hot as they should have been. Hope this helps Damo from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/12/2014 20:29:44 | ID: 108017

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Phil wade, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Service interval display/mileometer not functioning or lighting up

Submitted: 16/12/2014 09:25:03 | ID: 107979

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sandra jackson, Renfrewshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have water in my driver`s footwell, water dripping from underneath the dashboard area in the engine compartment as if it`s coming from air intake at the bottom of the windscreen in the centre. I`ve done a water test, left outlet is clear as well as the right but when I ran water down the middle of the windscreen water started to drip out into the engine compartment and only when it rains the driver`s footwell gets wet?

Submitted: 15/12/2014 15:27:07 | ID: 107943

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Steve, Fife

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, Can anyone tell me what code 15 means, it appeared on the Info Display this morning. Tanks

Submitted: 13/12/2014 09:12:24 | ID: 107823

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Dave, Dorset

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a 2011 vauxhall meriva and what happens is every time I drive off for the first time or stop then start the car again and drive off I can hear a noise through the steering and feel it slightly vibrate through the pedals too. The only way to describe it is it feels like the esp is kicking in quickly and after that it doesn't do it again, it's very strange, has anyone else had this ?

Submitted: 11/12/2014 21:55:16 | ID: 107743

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steve, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, I have a 2009 Vauxhall Life and the problem I have is that on one side of my dashboard all the warning lights stay on, oil, brake, petrol indicator and more, all these lights are still on when the car is turned off and the key is out. Any help on this would be good. Many thanks

Submitted: 11/12/2014 12:46:30 | ID: 107720

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