The Rover 200 Coupe/Cabriolet is a small family car which was produced by the British automobile manufacturing company Rover. The 200 Coupe and Cabriolet versions were only available on the second generation version of the 200. These versions were in production from 1989-95 along with the hatchback and estate variants. This car offers good fuel economy and is also quite a good looking car, both the Coupe and Cabriolet versions. It is a comfortable car which is fairly spacious in the front, but the rear could do with more leg room. It is good fun to drive but is not the best ride, especially on poorly surfaced roads. You can find a list of some of the most common problems along with the solutions to resolving these issues. We also have a list of the most recent recalls.
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Key fob failure
Problem: This vehicle, as well as several other Rovers of this period suffer with the key fob not operating correctly. If you are suffering with the key fob not turning off the immobiliser, this is due to an issue with the key fob losing the code. If the code is lost, the fob cannot communicate with the immobiliser or ECU.
Solution: You need to have the key fob reprogrammed to fix the problem. Before having this done, it is recommended that you check to see if the key fob battery is dead, as if this is the cause, it will save you a lot of time, hassle and money.
Problem: These cars are prone to rust bubbles around the wheel arches and sills. These areas are very susceptible to being water traps, causing corrosion, and leading to eventual rust bubbles.
Solution: Depending on how bad the rust is, will determine what you need to do. If it is not too bad, you can rub down the affected area, treat it and touch up with paint. If it is pretty bad you will need to cut out the affected area and weld on a patch and repaint.
Problem: If you are hearing a rattling noise coming from underneath the car when you start the engine from cold, it is caused by an issue with the catalytic converter. It will most likely get noisier when you rev the engine.
Solution: Replacing the catalytic converter will resolve the issue. We can help you find a replacement catalytic converter at a very low price.
Checking the convertible roof
This video below shows how the power roof on the Cabriolet version should work:
The Rover 200 Coupe/Cabriolet was in production for a total of 6 years and has only one recall listed on the department for transport recalls database. You should always keep a check on any recalls for your vehicle to ensure you are getting them fixed by the manufacturer free of charge. It is their responsibility to fix these issues for free due to manufacturing error. The one recall on this car is to do with possible tyre failure and you can view the full information by clicking on the link below:
If you did not find your issue listed in our common problems and solutions section above, it does not mean it is not a common fault. Our list is by no means exhaustive, so there is still a chance it could be a common problem. You can have a look at our 200 Coupe/Cabriolet parts page or enter your vehicle registration number in our part finder to begin your parts search. Remember that you can speak to one of our friendly advisers if you prefer. Give us a call on *0905 232 3000.