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    Default I'm getting tired of my Vectra and my Dealer!

    Hi guys,

    I have owned my 2006 Vectra since January. In that time, I have had loads of problems with it!

    -EGR valve had to be cleaned out, even though dealer insisted there was nothing wrong with it, until I tried to leave the dealership whereby I couldnt get any more than about 5mph, no turbo nothing

    -Gearknob keeps falling off...still not fully resolved

    -My stereo decided to go from being fairly quiet the other night to maximum volume (no increase gradually, just straight max which I think has damaged my speakers as my bass levels appear to be either loads (more of a vibration than bass) or no bass atall on some songs...but apparently there is nothing wrong with it

    -My drivers side airvent has a broken bottom fin. This up until this morning closed 3/4 of the way but then wouldn't close fully. It has been into the dealer this morning to check out the stereo and vent. I have been told the vent is broken (I could have told them that) and it isn't covered under the manufaturers warranty. I explained there is no way I could have broken it, so it is surely a manufacturing fault. I've been told that it's £27.90 for a new one so I have ordered it but i'm not happy.

    I dropped my car off this morning at 8.30am, and the service receptionist told me there would give me a lift into town. At 9.15am I was still waiting so I decided to walk in (30min walk) As I was leaving I noticed my car was up on the ramps, bonnet up with a technician spinning the wheels round and round?? It had gone in for the stereo, and the air vent...nothing else, so why was he wasting time doing whatever he was doing??

    When I got the call to say it was done, I queried if they had resolved anything to be told nothing wrong with the stereo and the vent isn;t covered.

    When I returned I was passed to the service manager who came out to my car and said he couldn't see anything wrong with the stereo and advised I used the bass and treble controls as that is what they were there for! I'm not stupid and I had it set up as I liked it, but it's not right!

    As for the air vent, nothing he can do, not covered. So I had to buy a new one! And they had broken it even more! Now, it is lieing at the bottom of the vent with no movement at all! At least it closed 3/4 of the way before. The service manager said it was borken anyway and that they had not "broken" it any more!

    I'm so annoyed!!!! Its the nwest car I've owned, yet the most unreliable!!

    GRRRRRRRRRR

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    Sorry to hear that mate you might want to try sticking it out if the engine has been ok you will get there soon enough im sure someone on here can give you some advice

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    Not being funny. but is that it..??

    They aren't exactly major problems are they..?

    If they were the only problems I have with cars then I'd be happy. You could of had DMF issues, Swirl Valve issues, springs etc... so think yourself lucky is what I say.

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    Well the EGR was kinda a major problem, as I was getting the lack of power more and more often, and accelerating past things, and then loosing power was not a great thing to experience. I don't have a DMF, the Swirl Valves, that will probably be next, even the dealer said it...my springs, I'm not 100% if they are ok, as the car leans quite a bit, but the dealer has said its normal. As for the gearknob issue, have you ever tried changing gear on a motorway with nothing to hold onto? Its quite fun :P

    Yes, maybe not great issues, but on a car I have only owned for less than 6 months I shouldn;t be having all these issues!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_1d View Post
    Well the EGR was kinda a major problem, as I was getting the lack of power more and more often, and accelerating past things, and then loosing power was not a great thing to experience. I don't have a DMF, the Swirl Valves, that will probably be next, even the dealer said it...my springs, I'm not 100% if they are ok, as the car leans quite a bit, but the dealer has said its normal. As for the gearknob issue, have you ever tried changing gear on a motorway with nothing to hold onto? Its quite fun :P

    Yes, maybe not great issues, but on a car I have only owned for less than 6 months I shouldn;t be having all these issues!
    Hi mate have you tried taking alook at the EGR your self and giving it a good clean?

    Also I think All 1.9s have DMF

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_1d View Post
    I don't have a DMF
    You might want to double check that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_1d View Post
    Well the EGR was kinda a major problem, as I was getting the lack of power more and more often, and accelerating past things, and then loosing power was not a great thing to experience. I don't have a DMF, the Swirl Valves, that will probably be next, even the dealer said it...my springs, I'm not 100% if they are ok, as the car leans quite a bit, but the dealer has said its normal. As for the gearknob issue, have you ever tried changing gear on a motorway with nothing to hold onto? Its quite fun :P

    Yes, maybe not great issues, but on a car I have only owned for less than 6 months I shouldn;t be having all these issues!
    EGR's can be replaced for small £'s (Saab ones off eBay are a bargain) - you could epoxy your gear knob back on too. My mate did that on his facelift and hasn't budged since.

    You will have a DMF though mate, as your sig says a CDTi 150.

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    I thought I would have a DMF too, but the dealer seems to think not...and I have not had any DMF cleaning cycles?

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_1d View Post
    I thought I would have a DMF too, but the dealer seems to think not...and I have not had any DMF cleaning cycles?

    Chris

    Mate your thinking about the DPF Diesel Particulate Filter

    DMF is Duel Mass flywheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_1d View Post
    I thought I would have a DMF too, but the dealer seems to think not...and I have not had any DMF cleaning cycles?

    Chris
    I think you're mistaking a Dual Mass Flywheel with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) unless yours in an Estate/Auto, then you won't have a DPF, but you do have a DMF.

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