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Do I have to fix the stop-start system?

Hi, my auto stop-start stopped working and a symbol keeps on flashing on the dashboard. Will it damage my car if I don’t get it fixed right away? I’ve a Nissan Note.

Sandra Clarkson (Dundee)

Dec 2019 Filed under: fault

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What could be up with this Hyundai ix35?

My sister's car, a 151 Hyundai ix35 that she ony bought six months ago, decided to cut out on her when she was out driving today. What could the problem be? The engine malfunction light came on. Could it be to do with the timing chain in it or a relay in the engine or something else altogether?

Thanks in advance for the reply.

Alan Carty (Edenderry)

Dec 2019 Filed under: fault

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Does the Polo have known engine issues?


I don't know where to turn, but you might be able to help. I have a 2015 VW Polo bought a as an ex-hire from a VW main dealer in Dublin. Full service history etc. There was some engine noise so I brought it back in to be told that essentially the bottom half of the engine needs to be rebuilt (although by their own admission have not done any report or can give me same to confirm the position). My question is, do you know of any history of engine problems in 2015 or similar 1.0-litre Polo engines?

Many thanks

Nigel Healy (Dublin)

Nov 2019 Filed under: fault

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My Skoda has too-light steering...

My 2014 Skoda Octavia Estate has very light steering; it feels like driving on ice and the tyre pressure is OK.

Andy Wallis (Bedford)

Dec 2019 Filed under: fault

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Mercedes stop-start issue has started...


I drive a 2014 Mercedes E 220 model saloon and it has start-stop technology, but recently it's just switching the engine on and off at the traffic lights; it's doing this quite often so I have to turn it off. I have heating on as per usual and I have never had this problem before.

Tahir Aurangzaib (OLDHAM)

Nov 2019 Filed under: fault

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I have a fault in my 181 Ford Fiesta.

I bought a 181 Ford Fiesta 1.5 diesel and to date I have had to call the AA out three times for engine faults. Also the engine warning light comes on every few weeks, but the last time the AA came out, I was told to ignore it as they could find nothing wrong. Ford Ireland is saying they are covered because I have the free AA cover, but I have lost three days work waiting for a replacement car etc. Do you know if there have been other reports of faults in the Fiesta?

Brian Scott (Navan)

Dec 2019 Filed under: fault

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What's up with my Land Rover's stop-start?

Had my car's stop-start checked by Land Rover when it didn’t operate. They said it was the battery. They fitted a new heavy duty battery and the stop-start worked for about a week... It now only works with fan off. Could this be due the recent heat wave and use of the air conditioning? Very temperamental. Advise if possible.

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Harry Stokes (Bedford)

Aug 2019 Filed under: fault

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What's up with my Citroen's start-stop?

My Citroen C4 doesn’t start-stop when sitting still at the lights. The dash lamp goes green on the dash, but that’s it; what can I do?

Cathy Fay (Monaghan )

Jul 2019 Filed under: fault

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Is this common on Dacia Dusters?

Hi guys,

I am buying a Dacia Duster 162 reg from the UK and the garage says it has to repair a motor for the window washer; is this common?



Brian Chapman (Waterford)

Jul 2019 Filed under: fault

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My Audi A1's stop-start isn't working...

I just bought a 2015 Audi A1 model and the start-stop was working but now it doesn't turn the engine off when I come to a standstill; why is this?


Mr S Button

Stewart Button (Bradford)

Aug 2019 Filed under: fault

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