Vauxhall Vectra Common Problems and Solutions

Reading these common Vauxhall Vectra problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Vauxhall Vectra – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Vauxhall Vectra does have one of these issues.

Boot leaking

Problem:

If you have noticed that there is water leaking into the boot area or have noticed water stains on the headlining in the rear of the car. This is most likely due to a faulty rear wiper seal.

Solution:

You will need to replace this seal to stop the leak.

Difficulty level

3

Suspension problems

Problem:

When you are driving over speed bumps or uneven surfaces, and you are hearing a knocking noise, these cars are known for the bushes needing replaced.

Solution:

Check that it is the bushes that are cracked or broken, and replace them to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

2

ABS warning light

Problem:

This is a common fault on these vehicles. If you have noticed the ABS warning light on your dashboard, you most likely have a faulty ABS sensor.

Solution:

To correctly identify which sensor is at fault, have a diagnostic check run and once you have it identified replace the faulty sensor. Have a look at the video below to see how to replace an ABS sensor.

Difficulty level

4

Air conditioning not blowing cold air

Problem:

When you put on the air conditioning and it does not blow out cold air, you most likely have a faulty compressor.

Solution:

You will need to replace the compressor to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Aircon Compressor

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If the engine management warning light is on your dashboard, then it is usually one of two sensors at fault on these vehicles. It will most likely be the cam shaft sensor or the crankshaft sensor at fault.

Solution:

Have a diagnostic check run on the vehicle to correctly identify which part is at fault and then replace the faulty part.

Difficulty level

5

Handbrake fault

Problem:

If you have noticed that the handbrake is not working as it should or that you have to pull the handbrake lever really far up, you most likely have a faulty handbrake cable.

Solution:

This is pretty common on these vehicles, and you will need to fit a new handbrake cable to sort this out.

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Handbrake Cable

Boot leaking

Problem:

If you have noticed that there is water leaking into the boot area or have noticed water stains on the headlining in the rear of the car. This is most likely due to a faulty rear wiper seal.

Solution:

You will need to replace this seal to stop the leak.

Difficulty level

3

Suspension problems

Problem:

When you are driving over speed bumps or uneven surfaces, and you are hearing a knocking noise, these cars are known for the bushes needing replaced.

Solution:

Check that it is the bushes that are cracked or broken, and replace them to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

2

ABS warning light

Problem:

This is a common fault on these vehicles. If you have noticed the ABS warning light on your dashboard, you most likely have a faulty ABS sensor.

Solution:

To correctly identify which sensor is at fault, have a diagnostic check run and once you have it identified replace the faulty sensor. Have a look at the video below to see how to replace an ABS sensor.

Difficulty level

4

Air conditioning not blowing cold air

Problem:

When you put on the air conditioning and it does not blow out cold air, you most likely have a faulty compressor.

Solution:

You will need to replace the compressor to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Aircon Compressor

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If the engine management warning light is on your dashboard, then it is usually one of two sensors at fault on these vehicles. It will most likely be the cam shaft sensor or the crankshaft sensor at fault.

Solution:

Have a diagnostic check run on the vehicle to correctly identify which part is at fault and then replace the faulty part.

Difficulty level

5

Handbrake fault

Problem:

If you have noticed that the handbrake is not working as it should or that you have to pull the handbrake lever really far up, you most likely have a faulty handbrake cable.

Solution:

This is pretty common on these vehicles, and you will need to fit a new handbrake cable to sort this out.

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Handbrake Cable

Boot leaking

Problem:

If you have noticed that there is water leaking into the boot area or have noticed water stains on the headlining in the rear of the car. This is most likely due to a faulty rear wiper seal.

Solution:

You will need to replace this seal to stop the leak.

Difficulty level

3

Suspension problems

Problem:

When you are driving over speed bumps or uneven surfaces, and you are hearing a knocking noise, these cars are known for the bushes needing replaced.

Solution:

Check that it is the bushes that are cracked or broken, and replace them to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

2

ABS warning light

Problem:

This is a common fault on these vehicles. If you have noticed the ABS warning light on your dashboard, you most likely have a faulty ABS sensor.

Solution:

To correctly identify which sensor is at fault, have a diagnostic check run and once you have it identified replace the faulty sensor. Have a look at the video below to see how to replace an ABS sensor.

Difficulty level

4

Air conditioning not blowing cold air

Problem:

When you put on the air conditioning and it does not blow out cold air, you most likely have a faulty compressor.

Solution:

You will need to replace the compressor to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Aircon Compressor

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If the engine management warning light is on your dashboard, then it is usually one of two sensors at fault on these vehicles. It will most likely be the cam shaft sensor or the crankshaft sensor at fault.

Solution:

Have a diagnostic check run on the vehicle to correctly identify which part is at fault and then replace the faulty part.

Difficulty level

5

Handbrake fault

Problem:

If you have noticed that the handbrake is not working as it should or that you have to pull the handbrake lever really far up, you most likely have a faulty handbrake cable.

Solution:

This is pretty common on these vehicles, and you will need to fit a new handbrake cable to sort this out.

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Handbrake Cable

Boot leaking

Problem:

If you have noticed that there is water leaking into the boot area or have noticed water stains on the headlining in the rear of the car. This is most likely due to a faulty rear wiper seal.

Solution:

You will need to replace this seal to stop the leak.

Difficulty level

3

Suspension problems

Problem:

When you are driving over speed bumps or uneven surfaces, and you are hearing a knocking noise, these cars are known for the bushes needing replaced.

Solution:

Check that it is the bushes that are cracked or broken, and replace them to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

2

ABS warning light

Problem:

This is a common fault on these vehicles. If you have noticed the ABS warning light on your dashboard, you most likely have a faulty ABS sensor.

Solution:

To correctly identify which sensor is at fault, have a diagnostic check run and once you have it identified replace the faulty sensor. Have a look at the video below to see how to replace an ABS sensor.

Difficulty level

4

Air conditioning not blowing cold air

Problem:

When you put on the air conditioning and it does not blow out cold air, you most likely have a faulty compressor.

Solution:

You will need to replace the compressor to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Aircon Compressor

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If the engine management warning light is on your dashboard, then it is usually one of two sensors at fault on these vehicles. It will most likely be the cam shaft sensor or the crankshaft sensor at fault.

Solution:

Have a diagnostic check run on the vehicle to correctly identify which part is at fault and then replace the faulty part.

Difficulty level

5

Handbrake fault

Problem:

If you have noticed that the handbrake is not working as it should or that you have to pull the handbrake lever really far up, you most likely have a faulty handbrake cable.

Solution:

This is pretty common on these vehicles, and you will need to fit a new handbrake cable to sort this out.

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Handbrake Cable