Vauxhall Vectra

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Vectors 1-9Cdti going into limp mode,spanner light on

Hand book says water in diesel filter,have drained it and replaced the diesel filter,drives ok for about 5 miles then goes into limp mode,any ideas

2006 1-9cdti
Posted: Oct 16, 2021
The tailgate locks / releases electrically but if using the key it just revolves and does nothing.

If I use the key in the tailgate lock it just revolves but doesn't operate the lock either unlocking or locking.

1997 Artic 16V
Posted: Oct 2, 2021
Sinking pedal

brake pedal sinks to the floor no brakes when running . tried all I can think of can you please help thank you .

2008 1.8 tdi
Posted: Oct 1, 2021
Engine cuts off in the middle of a drive

the engine will just turn off . but will restart with no problems . tis will happen maybe twice a week.

2007 z18xer
Posted: Sep 8, 2021
Vectra c 2008 1.8 SRI - Engine / emissions light on, (Yellow engine shaped light, not spanner)

MOT pass just a couple of days ago now, Engine/emissions light has come on (the yellow one, looks like an engine). And I've noticed at idle car is fine, giving a bit of gas to 1000-200rpm feels sluggi...

2008 1.8 SRI
Posted: Aug 22, 2021
Vauxhall Vectra Owner Reviews
Reviewed by: Simon, Bristol

DREADFUL! The worst car I have ever owned - uncomfortable, unreliable, dealers couldnt give a toss, handling borderline dangerous.

GM junk.

Name: Simon
Location: Bristol

Reviewed by: Anonymous Review

6/ 10

Vauxhall Vectra SXi. Having now driven it on a motorway there seems to be a lot of noise coming from the rear.
Could this be bearings ???
Does anyone have thoughts on this please.
Now rated 6/10.

Reviewed by: Alex McC

7/ 10

Purchased a 2003 model in March 06.


Excellent car for motorway and long distance driving. Cabinet comfort is fine and journeys have been smooth and quiet.

Visually a lovely car and loads of space for passengers and luggage.


Acceleration can be sluggish.

Recently have had problems. ESP and ABS lights keep coming on. Car seems to be performing okay.

Petrol and tax issues - it is expensive. Model is a 2.2 Elegance which guzzles petrol.

It is a large car and very difficult to park. Nightmare scenarios are parking at busy shoppping centres during the weekends.

Alex McC

Reviewed by: kristian

9/ 10

car has good looks,drives well,good comfortable seats,a very good radio system,sat nav is easy to use to those cars its fitted to,loads of room in the boot,a nice ride on the road and very quiet,only possible things to complain about is the sometimes clunky gearbox but otherwise 9 out of 10 is a reasonable score,car tested 2006 (06) reg vectra 1.8 sri petrol.

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Vectra Recalls Issued Per Year
Latest Vauxhall Vectra Recalls

Rear axle hub may not be to specification

Recalled on 17th of December, 2005

Affects VIN in range 00000006*102*5432 - 00000006*103*6596

Rear exhaust pipe may move backwards slipping off the front pipe

Recalled on 5th of November, 2004

Affects builds between Apr 5, 2004 and Apr 5, 2004

Fixing bolts of the rear seat belt may not have been torqued according to specification

Recalled on 22nd of April, 2004

Affects builds between Apr 1, 2004 and Apr 1, 2004

Failure of parking brake cable

Recalled on Unknown

Affects builds between Jan 1, 1995 and Dec 31, 1998

Security of fuel pipes

Recalled on Unknown

Affects builds between Jan 1, 1996 and May 21, 1996

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