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Martin, Somerset

Vauxhall Meriva

My temperature gauge go up pass 90 then go back 90 then up again

Submitted: 04/07/2015 21:40:17 | ID: 118057

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Carrie Scott , Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, I've got a 2011 Meriva. I've started to experience acceleration problems where occasionally the acceleration at low revs feels very sluggish and jumpy before kicking in. There are no EM lights coming up. This tends to happen more after the car has been running for a while 20 mins or more. The rev counter seems to move smoothly when this happens but it's clear that there's something not right. I don't want to take it into the dealership just yet without any ideas what the problem could be. Any ideas?

Submitted: 03/07/2015 09:01:21 | ID: 117981

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Dawn barraclough, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Today I went in the boot of my car for something and when I came to close it iam unable to it refuses to click shut ift feels like there is something in the way and will not click shut

Submitted: 30/06/2015 19:09:38 | ID: 117866

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Sally, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi I've bought 1.4 merviva. 05 breeze temp gauge goes to near middle mark even after driving for 5 minutes is this normal

Submitted: 23/06/2015 21:00:55 | ID: 117616

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p long, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

what could be the problem when the exhaust system liight comes on

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exhaust system light on what could be the problem p long from Kent

Submitted: 23/06/2015 17:30:11 | ID: 117602

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Katie godfree, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have had the back side of my car kicked by a lovely teenager on a motorbike and he has dented my back panel (just after the back door on the left hand side) I was wondering if you could help as to where I can get this replaced and how much roughly it will cost.

Submitted: 21/06/2015 15:25:05 | ID: 117500

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Des, Merthyr Tydfil

Vauxhall Meriva

could you tell me where the oil pressure switch is located in this model please? I would be grateful if you could reply asap as I am about to change it, but cannot see where it is thankyou. Its a Vauxhall Meriva CDTi 13..

Submitted: 18/06/2015 10:22:14 | ID: 117358

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m.ehane, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

how many gears on automatic

Submitted: 16/06/2015 17:51:14 | ID: 117289

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John, West Sussex

Vauxhall Meriva

My Meriva is 4 years old and has only done 12000 miles, but the fuel gauge is now faulty. It stays permanently in the red with fuel light on. When I fill it up, it goes to 3/4, then slowly moves up to full. As soon as fuel drops to 3/4 again fuel gauge goes back to in the red. Found out by accident that if the battery is disconnected for a short time, the fuel gauge then works perfectly for a couple of days, then reverts to fault. Any help appreciated, as I don't want to pay for a 'trial and error' in the garage.

Submitted: 16/06/2015 16:44:21 | ID: 117284

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Angela, Suffolk

Vauxhall Meriva

Only had my car for a couple of weeks and tried filling it up. Both times it would only let me fill 1/2 to 3/4 full. Can anyone tell me why?

Submitted: 16/06/2015 12:42:27 | ID: 117274

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steve, Essex

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi l have fitted a new battery, and new fuel pump and fuel pump relay all this week and still my car wont start apparently no fuel is getting through, l was using the car daily no problems sometimes took a couple of time to start its a semi auto .l used the car in the morning went to use it in the afternoon and it was dead, so carried out the work above. Can someone give me some much needed advice it would be gratefully appreciated.

Submitted: 13/06/2015 23:07:23 | ID: 117169

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john, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Meriva

my clutch pedal on my petrol 2012 meriva is squeaking when pushed down and released.This happens when it is warm.Does not seem to happen when it is cold.Also heard a loud click from the clutch pedal.Advice please.

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I have the same problem and im looking for some answers around the internet, i think i might try some clutch lube if i can get some, or silicon or lithium grease. If you lube it yourself, you will have to keep lubing it, though. So in some cases it may be best to get it to replaced. Cormac from County Londonderry

I have the same problem and im looking for some answers around the internet, i think i might try some clutch lube if i can get some, or silicon or lithium grease. If you lube it yourself, you will have to keep lubing it, though. So in some cases it may be best to get it to replaced. Cormac from County Londonderry

Submitted: 05/06/2015 13:06:58 | ID: 116832

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DAVE CONFREY, Darlington

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi i have a problom with my rear wiper not parking propeily. I have changed the motor and the stalk.But do not know which relay it is,. so can not get the part number. Or do you think it may be something eles wrong with it..

Submitted: 02/06/2015 08:25:43 | ID: 116709

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philip, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Meriva

what does service vehicle light mean

Submitted: 31/05/2015 21:05:08 | ID: 116668

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M Leszczuk, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi I have just bought 2010(10) Vauxhall Meriva 1.4 S 16V turbo estate. It has done just over 40 000 miles till now and had its service 6 months ago but I can not see any record of its timing belt being changed. I looked for some answers online and they seem to vary a lot. Wanted to know how often should the timing belt be changed on this model? Please can you help.

Submitted: 30/05/2015 18:00:48 | ID: 116636

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john, Surrey

Vauxhall Meriva

My new meriva has the tyre pressure light on all the time ,I have checked all tyre pressures ,also messed about with the menu on lever ,but not clear on settings for tyers.

Submitted: 25/05/2015 12:20:05 | ID: 116436

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raff, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Meriva

when my washer fluid level is low, I do not have an in car warning message or light

Submitted: 24/05/2015 17:00:36 | ID: 116410

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jan, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Meriva

Anyone any idea how much it should cost to fit 2 engine mountings , one front & one back on my Meriva? I took it to local garage and he said the parts are £100 each , but online they seem to be anything from £20 - £45. I feel Im being ripped off. Being charged £280 altogether. I dont even know if 2 have gone (seems a bit of a coincidence ......) Be grateful for any help

Submitted: 20/05/2015 15:42:00 | ID: 116264

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Leonie, South Africa

Vauxhall Meriva

Good day. I have an Opel Meriva 2007 model 1.6. It sounds like a diesel or tracker and is just getting worse. It is not the lifters. What else could it be?

Submitted: 14/05/2015 20:25:37 | ID: 116043

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R Salisbury, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

The passenger seat has no lever on the side to lower the seat and I can`t find a way to lower it. The handbook shows this lever. Can you advise please?

Submitted: 11/05/2015 12:53:06 | ID: 115881

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kath laidlaw, Cheshire

Vauxhall Meriva

we have just got an 2 year old Meriva but we got no drivers manual with it and there are lights coming on and we don't know what they mean , we have worked a lot out but not all . Can you please help

Submitted: 08/05/2015 19:34:25 | ID: 115767

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Julie, Fife

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a Vauxhall Meriva life 1.6 8v. The problem I have is when the car is cold it runs fine but as soon as it starts to warm up the engine light comes on, it's the one with the car with the spanner through it. I have had it to a garage which told me it was the electronic accelerator pedal which I replaced but I still have the fault. Can you give me any ideas as to what the fault could be? Thanks

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Double check your E.C.U, mine had a similar issue but a battery warning sign used to appear only to find out the problem is the E.C.U. Wendy Tembeni from South Africa

Submitted: 06/05/2015 19:50:01 | ID: 115648

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Ali, Highland

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi. I have a 61 plate Vauxhall Meriva, when I start it there are 3 wee small red squares that appear to looks like a city landscape, they go off after a few mins. Can anyone shed any light on what these are as I can't find anything in the manual? Many thanks, Alison

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I posted a moment ago: take it all back! Look at pages 84 (display) / 85 (seat belt status on rear seats) in this link: https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/content/dam/Vauxhall/Europe/united_kingdom/nscwebsite/uk/00_Home/Owner_Services/Owners%20Owners%20Manuals/new_meriva/NewMerivaOwnersManualJan2010.pdf Andy from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 05/05/2015 21:29:14 | ID: 115617

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Monica Burton, England

Vauxhall Meriva

My Meriva life struggles to start and commission light stays on, also seems to lose power. Any ideas what it could be?

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Could be EGR valve stuck open Dave from City of Derby

Submitted: 05/05/2015 10:10:16 | ID: 115589

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Tim coates, Darlington

Vauxhall Meriva

Why does my steering make a noise?

Submitted: 05/05/2015 00:05:02 | ID: 115582

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Valdi, Angus

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there. I have an issue with my engine overheating. The car was a couple of times in the garage and has been checked for head gasket, I was told that it's fine but the water pump is failing. Changed it but still the same, still keeps overheating. Noticed my exhaust was blocked, car back to garage and fixed. It helped a bit but still overheating but not as fast. The fan kicks in when engine goes over 90°. First couple of times will bring it back to 90 but after while just keeps rising and gets me to code 4, stop the car. At this stage starts spitting coolant through overflow. Any ideas what`s causing the engine to behave like that? (1.4 140PS 2011reg)

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Hi I just bought a Vauxhall Meriva last week and the next day my temp gauge was way up at max, put it back to garage they said it was the temperature sensor, new one fitted no probs since. Hope it helps Ali from Highland

Hi I just bought a Vauxhall Meriva last week and the next day my temp gauge was way up at max, put it back to garage they said it was the temperature sensor, new one fitted no probs since. Hope it helps Ali from Highland

Hi I just bought a Vauxhall Meriva last week and the next day my temp gauge was way up at max, put it back to garage they said it was the temperature sensor, new one fitted no probs since. Hope it helps Ali from Highland

Submitted: 04/05/2015 21:27:05 | ID: 115578

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Dave, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

What is the hole on driver's side of front coving normally covered by a stopper ( mine is uncovered due to loss of cover/stopper. ??

Submitted: 02/05/2015 16:12:37 | ID: 115492

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Abdul Kadir, Malaysia

Vauxhall Meriva

No dash light. Everything else works - window, horn, lights. Cannot start. Pls help. Battery is good thanks

Submitted: 29/04/2015 11:08:44 | ID: 115360

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Abdul Kadir, Malaysia

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a Meriva 2003 1.6 model. Yesterday it died on me. No dashboard lights at all and cannot start. Room lights, horn, windows and radio are all working...pls help.. I have checked the battery and fuses and they are all fine.

Submitted: 29/04/2015 11:05:59 | ID: 115359

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Shane, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there my car is an Automatic there is normally an n On the dash when you Put your for on the brake to start the car now there as soon as you put your foot on break it turns to an f and The car dose not start is there Anyone who can help

Submitted: 28/04/2015 19:42:42 | ID: 115336

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Claire, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Had my 09 plate Meriva for almost 3 years. 5 weeks ago I had the known steering problem which luckily vauxhall repaired free of charge. Last week I was driving to work when suddenly the engine light came on and the car lost all power. After being towed to the garage I was informed the timing chainof had snapped, and given the fact I was doing 70 at the time it's done quite a bit of damage. After researching this I've found that the chains should last the lifetime of the car but there are known problems with them on the smaller engines! Mine is 6 years old with 59k on the clock. Vauxhall are basically saying tough but I don't buy it.....seems this car has lots of known issues they should be taking responsibility for. Any one else had any experience of this?

Submitted: 26/04/2015 11:53:58 | ID: 115262

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Robert smith, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I've a Vauxhall Meriva 1.6 16v 2005. Has it been fitted with a non interference engine?

Submitted: 23/04/2015 19:52:42 | ID: 115128

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Robert smith, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Has my car got a non interference engine ?

Submitted: 23/04/2015 19:42:46 | ID: 115127

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Beryl grady, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

Car would not start jumped it took to Holfords no problems with battery starter or alternator day after it wouldn't start breakdown came out jumped it find no problems any ideas

Submitted: 18/04/2015 15:35:53 | ID: 114869

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Joe Williams, Berkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Meriva enjoy steering suddenly locks up when driving (cannot move steering wheel to left or right). Does any know why this happens.

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A known problem on Merivas around 2005 is a failure of the steering. Vauxhall replaced mine outside of warranty. Dealers should be aware. Pivotal from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 17/04/2015 16:09:25 | ID: 114835

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Howard James, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

For a few minutes after starting, a row of 3 orange indicators appears immediately above the odometer (mileometer) readings. They are each about 5mm square and look like the rear or front side of the car, including wheels. I can find no reference to them in the manual - maybe something to do with tyre-pressure (which I have checked)?

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It's the rear seatbelt lights. To show if they are fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

Many thanks - very helpful. Howard James from Buckinghamshire

Don't think they are the seat belts. setabelt icons look exactly like they sound. The ones in the question are different: http://www.zafira-forum.de/attachment.php?attachmentid=33075&d=1345105395 (german forum, Afira, same icons.) anyone know? Andy from Bedfordshire

I posted a moment ago: take it all back! Look at pages 84 (display) / 85 (seat belt status on rear seats) in this link: https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/content/dam/Vauxhall/Europe/united_kingdom/nscwebsite/uk/00_Home/Owner_Services/Owners%20Owners%20Manuals/new_meriva/NewMerivaOwnersManualJan2010.pdf Andy from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 13/04/2015 19:51:28 | ID: 114671

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Gary, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Meriva

My car seems to shudder/judder intermittently when accelerating seemingly too hard and sometimes there's a bang as if something has just caught the underside of the car (mostly when changing from 1st to 2nd & there's a distinct lack of power until this bang and then normal pull seems to happen). I'm not anything like a mechanic and don't want to get stung with a hefty garage bill, does anyone have a clue what this could be?

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louse engin mounting or the clutch bracking up its har to say untill i would have to drive the car.sorry for not been much help. brian from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/04/2015 15:39:23 | ID: 114207

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CHRISTINE ZAHER, Surrey

Vauxhall Meriva

Under the front passenger seat there is a large box containing what appear to be GM relay units. A coil of over different colored wires comes out of this. No one can tell me what it is or what it does, not even the Vauxhall mechanics. Can anyone help? And no, it's not a James Bond style ejector seat :-) Thank you.

Submitted: 31/03/2015 23:32:28 | ID: 114143

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Stephanie, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I put my meriva in for a oil & filter change,plus mot got it back engine management light comes up they had checked it out comes up with levels/ airflow they have replace a airflow sensor light gone out goes out in it after about 15 miles light back on car seems to run fine. Anyone any idea what else it could be.please.

Submitted: 29/03/2015 06:46:24 | ID: 114015

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micheal bridger, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Meriva

my rear wiper will not turn off and is constantly on, but if i raise the tailgate it stops, if i turn the ignition off it stops but as soon as i turn on it starts on its own and will not stop...any ideas..many thanks..M.B.

Submitted: 28/03/2015 16:42:24 | ID: 113991

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