Hi, New member here...
Also new (used 54 plate) Vectra LS 1.8. I think I have a few problems, please let me know your thoughts.
1. Coolant light - for the second time in the last week this light has come on. It is been on constantly since Tuesday and today, after a long drive (~100 miles), it has stopped blowing warm air - just cold. I will top it up tomorrow and keep an eye on it. Any thoughts on the likely cause / causes of this?
2. Cruise control - this seemed to work fine when I bought the car 2 weeks ago. But now it only works intermittently, and seems to turn itself off for no reason. It did it twice today after about 1 mile of cruising.
3. A rattle from what sounds like it could be in the dashboard / under the bonnet? When setting off in first, just before you get to the bite point, it makes a rattle noise. It has only started to do this yesterday. I have also noticed a very very slight ringing when driving - again it sounds like it is inside the dashboard perhaps. It is very subtle but sounds like metal vibrating. Am I paranoid or is this clutch rattle/flywheel I have read about.......!!???
4. And maybe this is real paranoia - but again when setting off in a low gear - it sometimes feels like a very brief loss of power then the car shoots forward. First time it happened I put it down to my cr*ppy clutch control but it's done it a few times since (mainly in first gear, but also in second I think) and I'm starting to doubt that it is my poor driving to blame.
Any help is appreciated. The car is still covered under a purchase warranty and 2 year extended warranty from the garage - I just need to make sure what I describe to them is a genuine problem and ensure it is fixed in one go when it is booked in this coming Thursday.
Hope someone can help.