Vauxhall Insignia Messed up electrics

2017 Vauxhall Insignia Problem

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CarVauxhall Insignia Elite
Year2017
OwnerIan D
Posted16/06/2017
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My car is only just six months old and despite going back to the garage several times, they don't seem to have a clue. So I'm hoping someone on here can help. The car has all sorts of electric stuff fitted and about six weeks ago it all started going wrong! I kept getting 'flat tyre' messages. Then came 'adaptive lighting not working', followed by all the dash lights coming on for no reason at all. Recently it just cut out at 60 M.P.H; for no reason at all. The latest problem is that it wont list any radio stations and I have to do it by overriding the system. The car is great when it's working, but it's now becoming a pain in the bottom. The garage has never heard of these problems before and don't have any idea what to do about it. Any ideas?
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights


Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1418 | View Garage
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I'd be reluctant to get involved as the cars so new.
Most techs would agree.
Stick with the garage that sold you the thing,
But I'd suggest it's "not fit for purpose".
So either they repair it or THEY bring in a specialist.
Or it's time for them to replace the car.


Posted on Saturday 17th of June 2017
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11332 | View Garage
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If they cant find the fault they should be speaking direct to the factory technical section for answers .Do not get involved in trying suggested " remedies " yourself or warranty will fly out of the window .Push them for action and answers , don't let up .


Posted on Saturday 17th of June 2017
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Ian D | Driver | Since: Jun 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Thanks guys for your ideas. As far as I know the garage has been in touch with Vauxhall and they don't seem to have any idea either! At one stage I was asked to drive the service manager around so he could see if it was my driving style that was causing the problems. It's had the whole system formatted and re-loaded, but that didn't work. They drove the car round for two days connected to a lap top and couldn't find a fault. Yet as soon as I collected the car and turned it on, warning lights came up! One of the fitters said' it seems the car doesn't like you', and I think he's got it right. It goes in yet again next week and if the problem isn't solved then I think I shall demand my money back and get a different make.


Posted on Saturday 17th of June 2017
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11332 | View Garage
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Wee story from way back .We had a customer who kept complaining of getting shocks from car .I tried everything to replicate fault , even took car home to no avail .Got customer in to collect and it happened again .Turned out to be certain clothing worn by customer .Getting back to subject , did they not carry out tests on car when you uplifted it and fault was there ?
Here's a crazy thought based on story above , try sitting on a cushion ??


Posted on Sunday 18th of June 2017
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Ian D | Driver | Since: Jun 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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I would agree with the last post, but in this instance it isn't getting shocks it's the electrics completely messed up. Also why spend twenty seven grand on a car and have to buy a cushion?! On top of that I'm 6' 3'' and would look a complete burk with a pretty cushion to rest my bottom on. Thanks for the advice though.


Posted on Sunday 18th of June 2017
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Ian D | Driver | Since: Jun 2017 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Posted on Monday 19th of June 2017
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