Just wondered if any of you could shed any light on where I stand concering this issue:
The car is a 05 1.9 CDTI Astra Design - 30K
On the 8th September the car developed a fault which was as follows:
The engine lost power and went it to a limp mode meaning loss of turbo and acceleration, the engine management light came on.
After stopping and restarting the car the engine management light went out and was replaced with the emission light.
Later that week the car was taken to Vauxhall.
They identified the issue as an issue with the inlet manifold and sensors, but as the parts went not available the work could not be carried out. The error code was reset and price reduction was discussed with Vauxhall.
The car was booked on the 18th September to have the parts replaced, Vauxhall had agreed to 40% discount on parts and labour. During the time I had the car no further problems occur, the car drove normally and not lights or engine problems happened.
A bill of £417.07 (£583.90 inc Vauxhall) was paid on the understanding that the issue had been fixed.
On the 11th of November the fault occurred again in the circumstances, the engine lost power and went it to a limp mode meaning loss of turbo and acceleration, the engine management light came on. Once again after stopping and restarting the car the engine management light went out and was replaced with the emission light - the EXACT SAME PROBLEM.
The garage have had the car for 6 days and are now saying that the work they carried out last time is not the reason for this problem and they will start to charge me to find the fault.
I can't see how they can do this as as far as I am concerned it is the same fault.
All advice welcome.