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    hi all since buying my vauxhall Vectra i have had a catalogue of faults and recall items to contend with.

    what i would like to know is.... do you find that vauxhall have let their guard down in the design and production of the vectra and signum range of cars.

    heres what i have found to be of annoyance.

    1) the recall issues what is deemed to be faulty and what is not (but should be)

    ie:- these parts are known to fail and have been added to a recall list

    alternator failure , exhaust pipe coming apart , rear axel hub barings , heated washer nozzle way short out , rear seat belt may not hold in a accident and now the hand break which can slip due to user error (they claim!)
    i have had loads of other cars that never rolled away due to the hand break not being applyed correctly so why now (not that my car has rolled yet as i park in gear)

    2)the glass engine /gearbox issues
    it seems like there is a good few components that commonly fail on the latest engines and they all cost alot of cash to sort out.

    we will start with the 2.2 with the stretching timing chain (these ares supposed to last for ever and a day

    on the 1.9 cdti you have the swirl valve failure that leaves you in limp mode,the egr valve that cruds up or corrodes on the shaft that moves the valve, the duel mass flywheel failure also the timing belt tensioner failure.

    just to add to the misery is the suspension problems like the front drop links knocking,the springs knocking (needing a rubber pad to fix this one)

    on the rear wheels the boomerang rear wheel stabiliser arms and rubber bushes are prone to failure and then there is the early corrosion and failure of the vx shockers.

    all this leaves me thinking vauxhall have lost touch with reality and got someone who gets the bus to work or rides a bicycle to throw a few euro cheap parts together.

    apart from all of the above i love my vectra even though she is high maintainence so what do you think ?...... baz

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    having the C now for 2 years i must be honest in saying that it isnt as good as what my B estate was , the only benifits i do have is the 'Toys' that come with an elite

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    i have just bought my vectra which is a 03 with 3 previous owners, due to this not have had problems with buying one from new, and the recall problems, like ive said in another post, just worried about the handbrake problems

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    I had 3 vx`s in a row, that says it all really, was very impressed with build quality of them. All cars have there problems, good and bad dealers etc etc .. I don`t think VX are the worst, for the price of the motors they are pretty good imo ...

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    The man does have a point, up til the C I would've said ... no they're bombproof, but I do remember grumbling after the links needed replacing twice in 24 mths and the aircon needing gassing twice in a yr and the self cracking screen making me think twice about having another C.

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    Having had a new cylinder head gasket,offside hub replaced the, injectors done twice and the dreaded dmf i will think hard about my next car. Having said all that when its doing what its supposed to do, it is a ****** good car and better than the old (style) mondi i had.

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    I'm not at all with mine. All new cars have DMF and DPF problems. Look around at the other forums for other cars and see for yourself. The new BMW TT diesel eats turbos, VW PD diesel engines variable turbos go tits up, along with their DMF! Fords TDCi engines can be troublesome as well. All I can say is the grass is always greener on the otherside, until you have a closer look.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    im over the moon with mine,hardly had any problems with me signum
    so maybee i got a good one.


    but however you just dont know wots round the corner

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    Im on my 3rd one of this year so no mate i'm more than happy

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    Vauxhall quality....like me having a new clutch fitted at 2000 miles due to naff clutch materials.Its a Mazda 6 for me next.

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