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Rover Metro Common Problems and Solutions

Key fob problems

Problem:

There are known issues with the key fob not working properly. If it is not working right, you will have issues with the central locking and the immobiliser. The issue is related to the key fob losing the correct code.

Models affected:

Solution:

You have to have the key fob reset to fix the problem. You will need to have this done by a professional. Before doing this, check that it is not a flat battery in the fob. Watch the video below to see how to change the battery:

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Central Locking Fob

Part required

Central Locking Fob

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High engine idling

Problem:

If you are having problems with high idling, the ECU is the usual part at fault.

Models affected:

Solution:

Before you go and purchase a replacement ECU, check the stepper motor is working ok. If the stepper motor is ok, it is the ECU causing the problem. We can help you find a replacement ECU at a very low price.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Stepper Motor

Part required

Stepper Motor

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Electrical problems

Problem:

The Metro is known for having several different electrical problems. These issues can vary from headlight failure to central locking problems. The usual cause of electrical issues is bad earthing.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to check the earthing points around the engine bay to ensure they are clean and connecting properly. This should sort the problem, but if it does not then the fault could be with one of the components of the part in question.

Difficulty level

2

Heater problems

Problem:

There are known issues with the heater resistor failing on the Metro. If this part fails you will most likely be noticing that the heater is not working on all settings. It might not be working on only one of the settings, or could be more.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the heater resistor to fix this problem.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Heater Resistor

Part required

Heater Resistor

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