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Thread: Why do I only hear of Vectra springs snapping?

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    Default Why do I only hear of Vectra springs snapping?

    Just something I have been thinking about for ages and now as I have a suspected broken spring on the B, I cant help but ask.

    I have had other makes and models in the past but never have I heard of ot had a spring break on me.

    It happened to me in my ex Vectra C SRI CDTI and now I have a suspected broken spring in the B SRI DTI.

    Why do only Vauxhall springs break?

    Anyone care to shed some light on this?


    Bye bye Vec B
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    When I took my wifes Vectra B for it,s MOT. I was talking to the examiner, and he said Ford were as bad too??..

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    its more of a commonality than you know - i work as a multifranchise regional warranty supervisor and we regularly have failures on

    landrover
    jaguar
    nissan
    ford
    peugeot
    citroen

    some of the above manufacturers on certain models have warranty extentions upto 5 years 93-100k miles on springs

    others have had recalls to have spring "catchers" fitted to prevent additional damage in the event of a spring failure =but not replacement springs fitted

    and yes they have failed on my signum as well

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    well i used to have a Ford Mondeo and the lads at the forum had the same spring problems too

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    A friend has just had his front one go on his A3

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    others have had recalls to have spring "catchers" fitted to prevent additional damage in the event of a spring failure =but not replacement springs fitted
    Had this done on my 51 plate Picasso under a Citroen recall.

    I also had a front spring break on a Renault Megane about 7 years ago.

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    My dad's 75 snapped one in a car park, and both rears have a broken coil.

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    Both front springs snapped on my 99 mondeo.

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