Ad provided by Google

Vauxhall Omega Common Problems and Solutions

Central locking problem

Problem:

Sometimes on these cars the central locking doesn't fully work. It may be one door that is not locking, or it may be that none are locking using the key fob. This is caused by a faulty central locking solenoid.

Solution:

Replace the faulty solenoid to rectify the problem.

Difficulty level

3

Find a Part

Part Finder

Coolant system leaking

Problem:

This problem is not uncommon on these cars. This is usually due to the heater valve leaking.

Solution:

To solve this problem, have a new heater valve fitted.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Heater Valve

Problems with suspension arms

Problem:

If you have noticed that you are hearing a knocking noise from the suspension when driving over bumps or rough surfaces, you have a problem with the suspension arms. It could be one of three parts: anti-roll bar link, bush or worn wishbone.

Solution:

Once the problem has been identified, change this part to sort the problem.

Difficulty level

4

Find a Part

Part Finder

Problems with closing windows

Problem:

A common problem on the Vauxhall Omega is for the windows not to close and open properly, shaking, struggling and going slowly. This is due to faulty clips. There are plastic clips connected to the window regulator inside the door.

Solution:

These clips get broken, and need to be replaced to sort the problem.

Difficulty level

3

Find a Part

Part Finder

Engine management warning light

Problem:

If the engine management warning light comes on and you notice that your car is lacking or losing power at high speeds, then it sounds like you have a faulty air flow meter.

Solution:

To fix the problem, you will need to fit a new air flow meter. Once fitted, the problem should go away. Have a look at this video to see how to change an air flow meter.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Air Flow Meter

Misfiring engine

Problem:

When you turn on your engine and you hear it spluttering and misfiring, then it is likely to be due to the throttle body. A fault with the throttle body could also cause high idling and lead to stalling.

Solution:

The throttle body is usually blocked, so unblocking this should rectify the problem. If this doesn't work, get a diagnostic check to determine the exact fault.

Difficulty level

5

Part you need

Throttle Body

Engine oil leak

Problem:

If you have noticed that your engine is leaking oil around the engine block, it is most likely a faulty 'double washer' seal.

Solution:

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

Difficulty level

3

Find a Part

Part Finder

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