2013 Vauxhall Meriva depressed the clutch pedal and an emergency stop occurred any ideas please

Car: Vauxhall Meriva
Year: 2013
Variant: 1.4 TURBO
Categories: Gearbox & Clutch
We had done a couple of short journeys with stop starts 4 times when we were slowing down to change gear. The clutch pedal was depressed and it was as if we were doing an emergency stop without the brake being applied. No codes came up.
Posted: May 16, 2024 (2 months ago)
You would have to carry out a diagnostic scan to retrieve any stored fault codes , they just dont appear on dash .
Posted May 16, 2024 (2 months ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
You would have to carry out a diagnostic scan to retrieve any stored fault codes , they just dont appear on dash .
In with our mechanic at the moment and he's stumped, thank you anyway.
Posted May 16, 2024 (2 months ago)
Odd chance , make sure if any floor mats in car they are not fouling up at pedals below dash panel .
Posted May 16, 2024 (2 months ago)
Researched this fault as I was curious and found reports of Vauxhall Meriva's that were randomly activating the braking system and performing an emergency stop . Various suggestions of cause were , by drivers hanging items (such as air fresheners etc) from the gear lever.
When changing from 1st - 2nd or 3rd - 4th, the item gets trapped under the electronic handbrake button, activating the parking brake,

Other solution ( 2 )


Invalid brake signal received CO 561 (which was an internal failure of the electronic brake), and they fitted a new Electronic Brake Control Module and uploaded new software
Posted May 16, 2024 (2 months ago) Edited on May 16, 2024 (2 months ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Odd chance , make sure if any floor mats in car they are not fouling up at pedals below dash panel .
Thank you, but not got a mat on that side of the car as my husband's heel kept catching it.
Posted May 17, 2024 (2 months ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Researched this fault as I was curious and found reports of Vauxhall Meriva's that were randomly activating the braking system and performing an emergency stop . Various suggestions of cause were , by drivers hanging items (such as air fresheners etc) from the gear lever.
When changing from 1st - 2nd or 3rd - 4th, the item gets trapped under the electronic handbrake button, activating the parking brake,

Other solution ( 2 )


Invalid brake signal received CO 561 (which was an internal failure of the electronic brake), and they fitted a new Electronic Brake Control Module and uploaded new software
Wow! thank you, we don't have an air freshener hanging on the gear stick, but the second point could very well be the problem, thank you very much, I'll pass that on to our mechanic as he hasn't come up with anything yet, mainly because the fault hasn't occurred for him.
Posted May 17, 2024 (2 months ago)
Hope it helps him in trying to solve the problem . It's not as rare a fault as I thought , quite a few reports on this happening when I delved into it . Fingers crossed .
Posted May 17, 2024 (2 months ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Hope it helps him in trying to solve the problem . It's not as rare a fault as I thought , quite a few reports on this happening when I delved into it . Fingers crossed .
Thank you for all your help, our mechanic changed the switch, I'm hopeful that this has cured the problem, he couldn't get the fault up at anytime, so only time will tell. Interesting enough though he did tell me Vauxhall has sent out a message (I'm assuming to all mechanics) that there could be a problem, he also said the part can be bought off the shelf which suggests that there is and they are aware of it without committing themselves.
Posted May 22, 2024 (1 month ago)
It may have been a TSB ( technical service bulletin ) that was sent out by Vauxhall which lets them know about reports of any faults they have received and solution to rectify . Thank you for updating the forum .
Posted May 22, 2024 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
It may have been a TSB ( technical service bulletin ) that was sent out by Vauxhall which lets them know about reports of any faults they have received and solution to rectify . Thank you for updating the forum .
Well the switch hasn't cured the problem, It returned again this week.
Our mechanic is still trying to find a solution.
Thank you for all your tips.
Jackie
Posted Jun 14, 2024 (1 month ago)

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