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    Just wondering if anyone else had this problem.

    Went out to my car this morning, and found the o/s/f spring had gone - the car was right down on the bump stop. When I jacked it up to see what was going on, a bit of the spring dropped out

    Anyway, it's under Sureguard and I had the home rescue thing from Vauxhall (thank God) and the AA came and collected it.

    As it is under warranty - it's a 2004 54 reg the dealer will be picking up the bill (I hope!) but it was quite worrying thinking about that going at speed!

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    it's not un-heard of jonti..

    try to get the pair of fronts changed..

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll see what I can do!

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    As Mark suggests. Try and get the pair out of them, things like that (springs, shock absorbers, brakes etc) should always be changed in pairs if at all possible. Good luck with it mate
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    thats a bummer mate but as the chaps said you should deffo get both springs replaced

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    Had a phone call from my local dealer this morning. They asked "What's wrong with the car?"

    It's lopsided, makes horrible noises when it moves and has a coil segment on the passenger seat!!!! What did they think? I got one lowering coil off Ebay and was waiting for the rest?

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    Smile Success!

    Got my car back this morning - they changed both springs without any trouble.

    They said it was probably a dodgy casting, and hadn't herd of it being a regular problem.

    It was quick and easy so I am pleased!

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    I too have had the same problem - driving on a normal road at 40 then crack! about 7 inches of the offside front spring fell off! mine is a 2002 2.0dti. Taken in the same day to vx and replaced both front springs - blaming an imperfection in the casting! common problem me thinks!

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    more common than you could possibly imagine..

    by the way,it's a fob-off..

    springs aren't cast..but hot-rolled from a coil of springsteel rod..

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    As Mark said hot rolled and it is getting more common me thinks one to watch out for !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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