Hi all and thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out...
I've a 06 1.9CDTI (150) Signum which was going well for a month. I bought the car from a small dealer who gave a 6 month RAC warranty.
When driving to work yesterday down a long hill I was doing70mph when the car suddenly lost power and wouldn't accelerate. I went down the gears and nothing, only for the fact I was going down the hill the car kept going or it would've been ALOT worse. The car slowed all the way down to under 50mph as I still couldn't accelerate and was only going by momentum, after about half a mile the car picked up again and drove fine to work. Now the engine never cut out and no lights illuminated during that episode.
Then today after driving ok in the morning, the car lost all power when it was out at lunchtime. Like at junctions you simply couldn't pull away, the car was barely struggling to reach 10mph and wouldn't accelerate at all through any gear, again no lights showing. Added to this, the cruise control wouldn't work.
I took the car straight back to dealer, on the way the engine management light illuminated and went out before I reached the garage. The dealer plugged it in to their diagnostics while I went for something to eat. I arrived back to see the car sitting ready to go again and the guy told me that nothing untoward was coming up and that it was more than likely dodgy fuel and asked where I got fuel from. He added that they could change the fuel filter but if it was down to fuel issues then I would have to pay. I took the car from the dealers and same problem, no acceleration, until after maybe flooring the pedal for 5 or 6 seconds, then the car would take off. I had no option but to go back to work. Coming home tonight the car drove ok I guess, maybe not as much power.
Now I would assume dodgy fuel would make a car jump and stutter and seeing that the fuel in the car on Monday (the 1st episode) was different from todays fuel (two different garages) I don't think it's down to fuel. So basically has anyone an idea as to what this could be and secondly, what should I be expecting from the dealer and/or RAC warranty?
Cheers guys, I would appreciate any help as this is making me mad!