Corsa help needed!

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Found 21st Sep 2011
Plenty of experts amongst the huk dealers I hope.

Daughter has a 14 month old Corsa 1.4 SXi and today a warning light came on and the car started 'juddering'. Warning light means either 'Fault in the emission control system'....;Immediately seek assistance of a workshop'
or
'Fault that could lead to catalytic converter damage'...;Immediately seek assistance of a workshop'

I've searched online, but can't find definite answers. Also, whatever this is, should it be covered by the warranty?

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I use to have a Vectra which did something similar and it ended up as the ECU which is costly, actually very costly!

You will need to get this moved to MISC.

sounds like a missfire making light come on could be a plug or coil pack

should be covered by the warranty, sounds like the coil pack is faulty, or faulty ecu.

it should be covered under warranty, just book it in to vx and they will sort it out

it could be the air flow sensor restricting air flow in the engine... to be honest with a fault like this you really needd tot take it ti a garage as it could be alot of possiblilties
Edited by: "om4r" 21st Sep 2011

Sounds like a Lambda Sensor fault to me, and yes this should be covered by manufactures warrenty

It's a Vauxhall you were fecked when you started ...

I had a similar problem with my Zafira, more like a misfire when driving though. I spent loads trying to get it fixed with no real long term solution. It turned out to be the coil pack.

i had a corsa 1.2 and mines started stuttering and a warning light came on and when i took it to the garage they said it had no oil in and they were surprised i hadnt broke the engine. they put oil in it and it was fine after that. i sold it about 3 month later and got a focus.

didnt put wrong fuel in?

why wouldnt it be covered under warranty? I find it odd that you'd ask here rather than simply phoning your dealer and asking.

Original Poster

aj_aziz

You will need to get this moved to MISC.



This has happened twice now. I went to MISC, and then clicked on SUBMIT; entered details and chose SUBMIT again. Not sure how it ended up in deals. Must be doing something wrong. Sorry peeps!

COLD

Same happened to our Corsa, was diagnosed as the ECU by Vauxhall. They said it would cost ~£1000 and the car was out of warranty. When I said I wasn't able to pay that and we would have to sell the car, they came back and said as the car was only just out of warranty and had low mileage, they would discount the repair, we ended up paying £100, which I thougth was fair as we hadn't even bought the car from the dealer.

Hope it isn't as serious for your daughter.

lufc246

I had a similar problem with my Zafira, more like a misfire when driving … I had a similar problem with my Zafira, more like a misfire when driving though. I spent loads trying to get it fixed with no real long term solution. It turned out to be the coil pack.



I had the same problem with my zafira, new ecu and 6 months later, same thing again!!!!!!!

IT,S one of two things either the egr valve or coil pack,
more likely the egr valve. Either way it will be covered by the warranty.

Original Poster

intranix

why wouldnt it be covered under warranty? I find it odd that you'd ask … why wouldnt it be covered under warranty? I find it odd that you'd ask here rather than simply phoning your dealer and asking.



It's 7.30 at night. Will be phoning dealer first thing in the morning, but just wanted some comments in meantime, since fellow 'dealers' have always proved helpful before.

lowrieh1

This has happened twice now. I went to MISC, and then clicked on SUBMIT; … This has happened twice now. I went to MISC, and then clicked on SUBMIT; entered details and chose SUBMIT again. Not sure how it ended up in deals. Must be doing something wrong. Sorry peeps!



when you click submit it doesnt matter which part of the forum you are in it defaults at deals, you have to choose misc after you have pressed submit

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Thar

Same happened to our Corsa, was diagnosed as the ECU by Vauxhall. They … Same happened to our Corsa, was diagnosed as the ECU by Vauxhall. They said it would cost ~£1000 and the car was out of warranty. When I said I wasn't able to pay that and we would have to sell the car, they came back and said as the car was only just out of warranty and had low mileage, they would discount the repair, we ended up paying £100, which I thougth was fair as we hadn't even bought the car from the dealer.Hope it isn't as serious for your daughter.



Thanks, and also to firefox2. Looks like it will be covered by warranty. Will be phoning them first thing. Thanks to all who have commented.

Sounds like a faulty lambda sensor to me.

ps For future reference, it might be worth buying a cheap (price not quality) ECU diagnosis unit. Always handy to know in advance and see how it compares to what the garage says

I could tell u tonight what it is but you need to do the fault code pedel test.

This tutorial will tell you simply how to check any fault codes logged in your car, in a cheap cost effective way without the hassle of paying a garage £50 for a diagnostic check

Tools
No specialist tools are needed, only 2 working feet are required, 30 seconds of your time and pen & paper to write down the codes

STEP 1:

Get inside your vehicle a firmly place yourself in your seat. Once in, press both the accelerate and brake pedal together

STEP 2:

With both pedals pressed, put your key in the ignition and turn it to position 2, which is the position that switches all auxilary heating on but not the engine

STEP 3:

Once done, the spanner light will start flashing

if it flashes 10 times it means the number is '0' and any other flashes corresponds to a number with a pause between each number

for example code P0110
the light will flash ten times then pause (2sec Or 1 not sure) flash once, (2sec pause) flash once, (2 sec pause) then flash ten times


if you have more than one code it will stop for a break between each code


however if you don’t have any code stored it will start Flashing and keeps on flashing until you release the pedals

If you follow the above steps you are certain to find codes without ever having to plug an OBD equipment

Banned

corsa-c.co.uk is a good forum to use dedicated to the corsas or change the c to a d for the new shape corsa


Edited by: "dj_urban" 21st Sep 2011

Get an OP-COM off ebay.
I have 4 vectras in the family and the unit work great and saves me a trip to the main dealer to put out a light.
You can look up the codes on google but not always helpful cos the code can cover several things.

But the op-com helps.


Original Poster

firefox2

I could tell u tonight what it is but you need to do the fault code pedel … I could tell u tonight what it is but you need to do the fault code pedel test.This tutorial will tell you simply how to check any fault codes logged in your car, in a cheap cost effective way without the hassle of paying a garage £50 for a diagnostic checkToolsNo specialist tools are needed, only 2 working feet are required, 30 seconds of your time and pen & paper to write down the codesSTEP 1:Get inside your vehicle a firmly place yourself in your seat. Once in, press both the accelerate and brake pedal togetherSTEP 2:With both pedals pressed, put your key in the ignition and turn it to position 2, which is the position that switches all auxilary heating on but not the engineSTEP 3:Once done, the spanner light will start flashingif it flashes 10 times it means the number is '0' and any other flashes corresponds to a number with a pause between each numberfor example code P0110the light will flash ten times then pause (2sec Or 1 not sure) flash once, (2sec pause) flash once, (2 sec pause) then flash ten timesif you have more than one code it will stop for a break between each codehowever if you don’t have any code stored it will start Flashing and keeps on flashing until you release the pedalsIf you follow the above steps you are certain to find codes without ever having to plug an OBD equipment



Tried this, but when I put the key to position 2, the spanner light (and others) came on, didn't flash and then went out. All went out except the original warning light (the one that looks like a tap) which stays on. Tried a couple of times, in case I wasn't pressing both pedals properly, but no joy. Thanks anyway.

Lot's of things can cause misfires, Diagnostic's would help.

Spark plug, HT lead, Coil, Mass airflow, Lamba, EGR Valve, Fuel pump, Fuel filter, Dodgy fuel, Lack of oil and I know Vauxhalls like to drink oil .

i think you need a new tyre

I think that you need to buy a decent make of car.

Original Poster

shauneco

Lot's of things can cause misfires, Diagnostic's would help.Spark plug, … Lot's of things can cause misfires, Diagnostic's would help.Spark plug, HT lead, Coil, Mass airflow, Lamba, EGR Valve, Fuel pump, Fuel filter, Dodgy fuel, Lack of oil and I know Vauxhalls like to drink oil .



Turned out to be a faulty coil pack. Got it replaced under warranty and the car is running fine now.

Thanks to all who commented.

It's a bi@tch of a fault that one. Had the same on my vectra once. Changed the lamda sensor, coil pack, cleaned out filters/throttle body, oil change. Was eventually the MAF sensor. £20 part and 2 minute job - just wish I'd picked that one to change first.
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