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    Default Limp home mode.

    Just driven back from Cornwall.

    About halfway home and the engine management light (car with a spanner through it) came on. The car went into limp home mode. Stopped the car and turned off the ignition, Started up again and carried on home with no further trouble. The car is now behaving as if nothing had happened. Should I be worried and get the fault codes read or is just a glitch that sent the ECU into fault mode.

    My car is a 2.2DTi automatic.

    I will be pleased to read your replies.

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    Typically a sign that a sensor is about to fail
    When this happens I book my car into my local VX dealer for an appointment about a month away
    If the fault never appears again, then I either cancel the appointment, keep it for something else, or don't turn up!

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    hi
    mine did that about a year ago and no problem since.
    if it happens again then take it to vx.
    a code reader wont do a harm and worth keeping it handy just in case it happens again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhvcbv View Post
    hi
    mine did that about a year ago and no problem since.
    if it happens again then take it to vx.
    a code reader wont do a harm and worth keeping it handy just in case it happens again.
    Yep I had the same 6 months ago, it happened two days in a row then has been perfect ever since. I did purchase a fault code reader the day after the second incident but there was no faults logged. I used the fault code reader to clear the spanner light pre engine startup. Id be tempted to use it and see if it develops further. I have heard loads of people having these types of intermittent symptoms.

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    HI
    Thanks for your replies. Just as I suspected really.

    I would like to get a fault reader, perhaps someone can advise on their opinions/experience of a good one.

    My car is a 2.2Dti first registered March 2004.

    Thanks again.

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    With code readers, you get what you pay for. The cheapest ones won't read a lot of the modules.

    Vauxcom is around £500 and Tech2 around £2k IIRC.... Not cheap...

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    Default Turbo or not Turbo.

    EML hasn't come on again since........BUT

    Now I am getting a whining noise which I am certain is from the turbo. It starts at about 1500r.p.m. and is quite loud.

    If it is the turbo what chance of getting Vauxhall to pay for at least part of the cost.

    The car is a 2.2DTi first registered March 2004. It has been serviced by Allam's motors in Epsom, who also carried out the first M.O.T.

    How would I persue a claim on GM.

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