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Vauxhall Corsa Common Problems and Solutions

Handbrake problems

Problem:

This problem is most common on any Vauxhall Corsa built between September 2009 and May 2010. The mounting on the handbrake cable can come out of the support bracket which renders the handbrake unusable.

Solution:

To fix this problem, you will need to replace either the mounting or the support bracket. Search for your replacement Corsa braking system parts today to find the right part for the right price.

Difficulty level

3

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Timing chain tensioner faulty

Problem:

You will become aware of issues with the timing chain tensioner if you hear an odd tapping noise coming from the engine. This failure is caused by the tensioner becoming loose, which results in a lack of tension on the chain and causes it to rattle. Check out the video below to see if this sounds like your issue:

Solution:

This is a difficult job to fix and can be extremely expensive in terms of labour. Either put up with it, or be willing to spend a fortune replacing the chain and tensioners. You can buy timing chains and tensioners from us.

Difficulty level

5

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Gear linkage problem

Problem:

If you have a problem changing gears, especially in first, second and reverse, then it is likely to be a result of a gear linkage problem. This is caused by the plastic ball joint popping out of the linkage, which makes the gears slip out.

Solution:

To fix this problem you will need to install a new gear selector linkage. If you need replacement Vauxhall Corsa gear linkage then Breakeryard.com can help.

Difficulty level

5

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Air flow sensor failure

Problem:

If you have noticed your engine management light switching on via the dashboard, and the engine feels laboured while driving, then it is most likely to be a fault with the air flow sensor.

Solution:

To solve this problem you will need to replace the airflow sensor. Look for replacement air flow sensors for your Vauxhall Corsa through Breakeryard.com

Difficulty level

4

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Oil pressure switch faults

Problem:

If you have noticed the oil pressure warning light appear on your dashboard or have oil squirting out of the engine then it could be that you’re suffering from a faulty oil pressure switch. These switches are known to fail on Corsas.

Solution:

You will need to fit a new switch to fix this problem. Find Vauxhall Corsa engine parts here.

Difficulty level

3

Steering wheel problem

Problem:

Vauxhall Corsas built in 2004 may have problems with the steering wheel, due to the centre screw not being fixed tightly at the factory during the manufacturing process.

Solution:

To fix this, tighten the screw.

Difficulty level

2

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Handbrake problem

Problem:

Several Corsas built between September 2009 and May 2010 have been known to have problems with the handbrake. This was caused by the handbrake wire piercing a support bracket, which could result in handbrake failure.

Solution:

This problem was subject to a recall, see details below.

Difficulty level

5

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Handbrake problem

Problem:

Several Corsas built between September 2009 and May 2010 have been known to have problems with the handbrake. This was caused by the handbrake wire piercing a support bracket, which could result in handbrake failure.

Solution:

This problem was subject to a recall, see details below.

Difficulty level

5

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