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hi my meriva has carspanner light on when engine running. reset service light then started engine and it went off but came back on when reved the engine.their is nothing obvious i can hear or see that is wrong please help
Submitted: 29/04/2016 15:02:47 | ID: 130953
Hi, can anyone tell me why me 2008 meriva breeze starts giving out smoke at the back when I've been driving for a short while, it happens when I accelerate, it's been doing this on and off, I previously asked someone and they said it just needs a good run as its diesel, it's had a reconditioned engine but was also happening before with the original engine? Thanks ...
Submitted: 27/04/2016 14:03:44 | ID: 130886
Hi, Everytime I try to reverse into a space I am met with a clunking noise which isn't to pleasant . The garage looked at this a couple of times and came up a blank. They then advised it was my abs pump kicking in , has anyone else heard of this or are they trying to fob me off. Thanks Barry
Submitted: 26/04/2016 05:17:07 | ID: 130823
Mysterious and very annoying 'metallic' hissing/ssshhhh noise when the air temperature outside is low (less than about 13 degrees C) and the car is in gear with foot on accelerator pedal. Same whether air con is on or off and when air circulation set to zero. It continues when engine is up to temperature but almost disappears when the air outside the car is warm. Stops completely when clutch is in/no accelerator, e.g. at traffic lights or when changing gear at any speed. The colder the morning, the louder the noise. Any ideas? Thanks!
I should have included it's a 2011 1.7CDTi SE Sarah from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 25/04/2016 11:34:22 | ID: 130786
what is the economy tyre pressure setting
Submitted: 18/04/2016 09:11:33 | ID: 130528
THE ABS LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON WHEN I FIST START THE ENGINE
Submitted: 17/04/2016 08:19:14 | ID: 130480
I was getting a whine from the gearbox at 1k rev yesterday Same today but the ESC warning lit up as well and couldn't be reactivated Some vibration when idling too - engine seemed to be misfiring Still under warranty, but any ideas?
Now I've got a water leak from the centre of the undercarriage - is it a waterpump failure? Ian from Warwickshire
Submitted: 13/04/2016 18:24:57 | ID: 130349
Got a fault on the "automatic locking" function on my Meriva. A month ago it had a similar issue but turned out to be solved by replacing right hand brake bulb (I know - doesn't make sense). Anyone seen anything similar? Thanks
Submitted: 13/04/2016 00:22:43 | ID: 130317
Why have my hazard lights suddenly started flashing. I can inly stop them by removing the fuse, this prevents doors locking.
Submitted: 12/04/2016 15:25:01 | ID: 130291
I have a 2011 Meriva SE turbo. Today my car wouldn't start, a neighbour jump started me. Later on I tried to start the car again, nothing. I called the breakdown company, they looked and said it could be the engine. I left it running for 1hour, turned it off left it 20mins. While waiting, the top break light came on and stayed on even though the engine wasn't running and I had the keys in my hand. I opened the drivers door and the break light went out. I then shut the door and after a while the break light came on again. I tried starting the car, and it struggled to start. I have now disconnected the battery as the break light is still on. Any ideas
Suggest a wiring fault that is causing a parasitic drain.. draining your battery when it shouldn't be R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 11/04/2016 20:33:56 | ID: 130258
Hi, it's not an estate but a hatchback 2004. The engine light on the top left of the dash board is on. There is no heating and the temperature gauge does not move. Please can you help with he problem? Regards Sharon
Get your temperature sender checked mike higgins from City of Edinburgh
Submitted: 08/04/2016 13:41:46 | ID: 130111
Hi Guys, My Meriva has a cigarette lighter power socket at the back, and another below the gear-lever (next to the USB). The rear power socket is working, but the front power socket AND USB are not working. There seems to be only one power socket fuse. Does anybody know if both power sockets and USB are connected to the same fuse/power supply??
Submitted: 08/04/2016 10:18:41 | ID: 130102
Hi. I bought a new 2012 1.4 petrol Meriva two years ago. From about six months ago, every so often after driving and parking, the car won't start whe I come to leave. The immobiliser light comes on, the battery is still good but no signs of life. The local garage can't seem to sort this problem out. When the car won't start, the towage company mechanic just takes off the battery lead, waits a few minutes, puts the lead back and the engine starts. So I suspect its something to do with the computer system that every so often needs rebooting. Any idea what is causing the car not to start? Adrian
I can not be of any use with an answer but my 2012 diesel has done this to me tonight and I have ended up having to get a taxi to collect us and take us home. I called the Vauxhall garage to ask advice and was told that I would need to take it to them as they had no idea what the problem could be!! Thank you so much for the battery tip though, might try it when i manage to get back to my poor abandoned little car! Keel from Devon
Submitted: 05/04/2016 15:46:04 | ID: 129978
When I start the car three boxes light up on the dash above the petrol pump ligh and remains on after all the other lights go out. Can anyone tell me what these are about. Please.
If its the ones that have been confusing me - its the rear seatbelt lights!! In the owners manual it shows a regular seatbelt sign on the dash, but when you look at the description it shows the other stupiod sign as an alternative. Good thing it looks nothing like a seatbelt (even after knowing what it's supposed to mean)!!! Grant from Surrey
Submitted: 03/04/2016 12:47:06 | ID: 129888
My head lights will not light up when unlocking car,just the indicators will flash . Plus amber light with car and spanner lighting up and stay on . Any ideas please.
My Meriva B is the same, This seems to be normal. steve from Lancashire
My Meriva B is the same, This seems to be normal. steve from Lancashire
My Meriva B is the same, This seems to be normal. Check your instruction book for fault codes, that is your "I need a service" indication. steve from Lancashire
Submitted: 01/04/2016 20:20:34 | ID: 129803
I have a 60 reg vauxhall meriva and code 22 keeps coming on dashboard what is wrong? Also my handbrake wouldn't go on
Submitted: 31/03/2016 00:27:38 | ID: 129718
My yellow light on dash car with spanner has just came on what could be the problem ????
Having had exactly the same problem,I have found that this symbol has many meanings,the most common being that a service is due,Mine was in fact a loose bolt on the turbo 1.4 litre petrol,2012 model.Hope this helps mike.horsburgh from Cornwall
Submitted: 29/03/2016 21:00:41 | ID: 129652
I'm trying to reset the clock on the meriva to allow for British summer time but every time I get it done it goes back to the original time setting . What am I not doing !
Should reset automatically- mine did. Alli from West Midlands
Submitted: 29/03/2016 13:03:27 | ID: 129624
Purchased my 2011 1.4 meriva 6 months ago and it's just started to break suddenly when I'm changing into 2nd gear. The whole dash board lights up and the car stalls. It had happened in 4th gear too. 1st and 3rd are fine. It doesn't happen all the time but I'm not driving it far. I've spoken to my local garage who have said there is no point doing a diagnostic on it if there is no engine management warning code ???? Nothing is showing on my dash when I start the engine . Any ideas ??
Submitted: 22/03/2016 11:05:18 | ID: 129330
We have changed the oil on a 1.4 a14net mervia but can't turn the 84 code off or reset it ...can you help me please
You need to talk to a friendly mechanic, he can reset with his diagnostic box. steve from Lancashire
Submitted: 20/03/2016 16:19:20 | ID: 129268
I have a 2010 meriva b 1.7cdti automatic, can someone please tell me, where is the dipstick, or level, on the gearbox, thankyou.
Submitted: 19/03/2016 13:47:59 | ID: 129215
How do I check the gearbox level?
Submitted: 19/03/2016 13:42:45 | ID: 129214
whilst sitting in a line of traffic on an upward slope I decided to put the car out of gear with the hand brake on and engine running.I then inadvertantly blipped the throttle and guess what the electronic hand brake released allowing the car to roll back. surely this is not right or safe.Have since tried this sequence at home and it does the same Is this normal .
This is perfectly normal, i've been caught out myself. Golden rule is "keep foot off pedal till ready to move off" steve from Lancashire
Submitted: 13/03/2016 16:17:46 | ID: 128933
can someone help please? my reverse light is not working it comes on occasionally but recently has stopped completely.
1st.. check for faulty switch when engaging reverse. 2nd, check bulbs, 3rd check wiring connections at light for corrosion R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 11/03/2016 16:00:22 | ID: 128863
Replaced brake light bulb, and its now working but code 16 still coming up every time brake is pressed. Does something need reset?
talk to a mechanic, takes seconds. steve from Lancashire
talk to a mechanic, takes seconds. This is your management computer. steve from Lancashire
Submitted: 11/03/2016 15:56:23 | ID: 128858
Hi, my immobiliser keeps going off if I have turned the engine off and stayed Sat in the car. On a few occasions I have parked up but stayed Sat in the car whilst waiting with the engine off. If it has been a certain period of time like more than 3 - 5 mins the alarm goes off. How can I stop this happening?
Submitted: 09/03/2016 21:09:06 | ID: 128790
My friend has just informed me she is getting a fuel leak coming from under the rear driver seat area, she said lost a quarter of tank in few days when looking on ground, it's a 1.6 model hope be able give some advice and I will be able to help my friend.
Submitted: 09/03/2016 09:02:47 | ID: 128751
Hi I've been trying to find the menu button on the wife's meriva I can't find it on the stalk were you would expect it and I need to clear a code 82 the vehicle had a full service only a week or so ago so not sure why it still came on. Thanks Eifion
Submitted: 09/03/2016 08:09:29 | ID: 128749
Hi, Just brought 2010 / 10 plate Meriva 1.4 Turbo. Its runs ok, no over heating and the oil is at the full correct level. However there appears to be about 3 - 5mm of what looks and feel like oil. Is this possibly the head gasket. Its done 69,000 miles. Thanks Brian
Submitted: 07/03/2016 14:09:16 | ID: 128678
Can you advise me on how to reset how many miles left in fuel tank I cannot unlock the symbol and can find no reference in manual . Thank you
Submitted: 03/03/2016 23:48:38 | ID: 128496
Am being driven mad by the door locks clicking on and off and trying to lock and this REALLY IRRITATING constant bleeping. Have tried locking and unlocking, slamming all he doors etc etc buy the warning light still flashes and the aforementioned continues. Any help please!!
Go into set up on the radio setting and select driver settings then locking settings you then have choices Miranda J Townsend from Dorset
Submitted: 03/03/2016 19:19:59 | ID: 128477
this car will start and tick over but theres no throttle
Egr valve blocked. Needs rep!acement part and codes clearing.Could be cleaned out but l should opt for a new one. Miranda J Townsend from Dorset
Submitted: 02/03/2016 12:21:25 | ID: 128417
I have a vauhall meriva b 2010 1.4 exclusive which has just done 30500 miles and would like to know what type of service it is due
Submitted: 29/02/2016 17:42:47 | ID: 128337
what does the cruise control look like on the dashboard dial....???
When selected a white symbol of a speedo will appear, when set to a speed this turns green. steve from Lancashire
Submitted: 27/02/2016 00:20:24 | ID: 128230
Sometimes there is a strange noise coming from the steering column, bit like winding a clock mainly when reversing round a corner, any thoughts on this would be most welcome
Submitted: 25/02/2016 17:55:17 | ID: 128147
Sometimes when I turn the ignition off, the car beeps 4 times. Gives no error messages on the screens. Anybody have any ideas? Thank you :)
Mine does as well, seems normal steve from Lancashire
Submitted: 23/02/2016 14:06:45 | ID: 128065
diesel cap locked and cannot add any diesel. tried unlocking and locking but to no avail. can anyone help
If you mean the flap as opposed to cap probably needs new motor. Miranda J Townsend from Dorset
Submitted: 21/02/2016 14:46:59 | ID: 127963
Can anyone help meriva water wash jets one side works but the drivers side just pushes a little water out any advice would be greatly thanks
Have you tried gently inserting a pin into the jet it could just have a slight blockage? joanne from Stirling
a sewing needle would probs be better.. it will be finer than a pin which might damage the jet head. and instead of getting a stream of screenwash you get a spray. Alternatively.. pull a strand from a wire brush and use it.. it's rigid enough and thin enough to clear a blockage. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 14/02/2016 17:24:56 | ID: 127570
What is the solution for engine problem code 84?thanks..xx
Submitted: 13/02/2016 18:28:42 | ID: 127534
When I take my foot off the brake pedal there is a clunking noise, the garage say that this is normal but I find this hard to believe.Anyone else have this problem? If so did you solve it?
Its normal, don't worry about it. Miranda J Townsend from Dorset
Its normal, don't worry about it. Miranda J Townsend from Dorset
Submitted: 13/02/2016 13:56:22 | ID: 127523
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