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Major issue with my Mercedes EQC...

Hi there,

I have a Mercedes EQC 400 and the rear axle is lowered and can't raise up. There is message saying that drive max 80km/h displayed. Can you provide technical support?

Filed under fault - Asked by Hiyab Yemane (Ethiopia) - Sun, 14 Jun 2020 18:29


Hot-start issues with my Skoda Octavia...

Hello,

I have a 2009 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI. It has 116k miles on the clock, so low for the year. I have been having a nightmare of a problem the last two weeks. The car will start no problem when cold but when it heats up it will not start. It tries to turn over but just conks out then. When running the car runs great, no lag, loss of power etc I have changed the fuel pump, coolant sensor and crankshaft sensor and there are no faults coming up on the diagnostic machine. I have read about software problems but speaking to someone who provides mapping says it would not be a software problem and it is a mechanical problem, but I can't find the fault. This is getting very expensive at this stage and I can't afford to keep trying new parts. Can you shed some light on this?

Thank you.

Filed under fault - Asked by Stephen Kavanagh (Dublin) - Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:09


Start-stop on my Jeep Compass not right...

My start-stop is not working on my 2018 Jeep Compass. What should I do to get it working?

Filed under fault - Asked by Tina Dunston (Cary) - Thu, 07 May 2020 23:35


Big stop-start issues with Toyota Verso-S...

My automatic 2013 Toyota Verso-S (28,000km on the clock) has suddenly started to cut out the engine altogether (engine chokes and I need to turn the key in the ignition in order to re-start the engine). This happens often after I make a turn, stop at a traffic light and also when I park and remove my foot from the brake pedal. It also sometimes occurs after I have stopped and then start driving again. Toyota reprogrammed my two ignition keys and replaced software to no avail. I could press "A" button, but want this fixed, for when I eventually sell my car.

Please advise!

Filed under fault - Asked by Razanne Heggem (MOLDE) - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:38


My Fiat 500C's stop-start is playing up...

Hi,

I have a 2012 Fiat 500c manual. Over the past year, the stop-start has intermittently stopped working, warning light comes on saying stop-start not available and a yellow triangle. The last few months is has been happening more often, now warning light on constantly. I had the battery checked and it was 80 per cent. Charged battery and today warning light was on constantly for six miles, drove again and stop-start worked or at least no warning light for about a mile, then on again, tried quickly turning key in ignition 6 to 10 times and warning light stayed off for another 1/2 mile or so then back on, had a hose replaced in February from radiator and it started to say unavailable about middle of March. It's not affecting driving any other way just really annoying, don't know if a new battery will fix it. Fiat dealers are closed at the moment due to COVID-19 or I would have taken it for a diagnostic test.

Hope I've made sense.

Filed under fault - Asked by Wendy Armson (Brierley Hill) - Sun, 26 Apr 2020 15:40


My low-mileage car has stop-start issues...

My auto start-stop does not work; the dash says engine is on due to vehicle charging and it just stays that way. The car only has 10,000 miles on it.

Filed under fault - Asked by Gerald Hawk (DUNMORE) - Thu, 23 Apr 2020 20:23


What's up with my stop-start feature?

Hi

Regarding the stop-start feature, I was told that I needed to recharge my battery by going on a 20-minute journey driving over 50mph. I have done two 125-mile journeys in the last month and it still is not working; this was done with no radio, heaters or devices charging. I was also told that engine will only stop start for so many times, and is there I a way of resetting this?

Filed under fault - Asked by Clare Constable (NOTTINGHAM) - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 08:04


What's up with my Toyota Yaris?

My Toyota Yaris's power steering light comes on and car loses power. What's going on?

Filed under fault - Asked by Lee Davis (London) - Mon, 06 Apr 2020 18:39


My new L200's stop-start is erratic...

Hi,

I have a new Mitsubishi L200 series 6 Barbarian. Done less than 500 miles, mixed driving. The auto stop-start is totally unreliable. Green light comes on first start, goes out, may occasionally flash whilst driving. Over a 40-mile trip the stop-start functioned only once. Worked less than half a dozen times since purchase. Dealer says no fault or error codes.

Any ideas?

Filed under fault - Asked by Dave Lewis (Portsmouth) - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:01


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

I bought a Skoda Fabia and the stop-start doesn't work, plus it says low volt battery. I've been back to the dealer and he hasn't got a clue.

Please help

Filed under fault - Asked by Sue Williams (Craven Arms ) - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:56


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