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Looking for a replacement engine for my Toyota Verso...

Hi,

Would you be able to confirm if I can use the same engine from a Toyota Avensis, Auris and RAV4? It's 1,598cc and 112hp, I think. I have researched it and I understand it's a modified BMW engine, also used in the MINI Cooper D. Can I use the above models in my search to find a replacement, as my engine is toast?

Thanks in advance

Niall

Niall Craig (Mullingar)

Mar 2024 Filed under: fault

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Does my Fiat 500 have a battery issue?

Hi,

I have a 2010 Fiat 500. The stop-start system has not been turning the engine off when I’m at a standstill. At the moment the boot will not open unless the engine is running. Would this have anything to do with faulty battery?

Thank you

Catherine Hanlon (Essex)

Apr 2023 Filed under: fault

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Issues with stop-start!

What's happening with stop-start? On my current and previous brand-new cars - Ford Focus and now a VW Golf - the start-stop system stopped working after about three weeks. On the Focus it worked for about another two weeks with a battery charge.

Eventually we paid for a new battery at the garage's suggestion. It wasn't covered by warranty according to Ford head office whom we had it out with. That also worked only for a few weeks. I drove it without for nearly all of the two years I had it.

Same is happening now with the Golf after three weeks. It should work. It's part of the car specs and it's good with my DSG gearbox. Have I the right to insist this be fixed or am I nitpicking? The car is four weeks old.

I'm also getting conflicting information on whether to put the car in neutral or drive on short stops at lights etc. when start-stop isn't working.

This is doing my head in and I'd really appreciate your help.

Thanks.

Teresa O'Donnell (Ennis)

Apr 2022 Filed under: fault

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My oil change light has come on!

My warning to change the engine oil is on even though I have only done only a few hundred miles since new!

Luk Comanescu (Cahir Co. Tipperary)

Mar 2021 Filed under: fault

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Start-stop issues with my Tucson...

Hi.

I have a 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the auto stop-start button has a light on it at startup and the light on the dash is amber permanently. When I press the stop-start button nothing happens, the light remains on. None of the stop-start functions have worked for a while but I put that down to not driving a lot during lockdown. I’m now beginning to suspect there is a fault.

Justina Plaxton (Hull)

Mar 2021 Filed under: fault

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Is the 2013 Skoda 1.4 TSI engine ok?

Is the 1.4 TSI engine in the Skoda Octavia 2013 model reliable and what mileage is it good for?

Willie Keogh (Wexford)

Jan 2021 Filed under: fault

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What's up with my Honda hybrid?

Hi there,

I own a 2012 imported Honda Fit Hybrid. On extended journeys, or if the air conditioning is on for an extended period, the IMA light comes on. It always turns off after the car is turned off and on again and doesn't impact on the car's performance. I bought a cheap Bluetooth scanner but it cannot detect any engine codes. I had a new battery put in but the light still comes on on occasion. Any ideas?

John M (Dublin)

Dec 2020 Filed under: fault

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My Fiesta's stop-start won't work...

Hiya,

I own a Mark 7 Fiesta that comes with the stop-start button. As I was driving, the light came up saying that the stop-start has been turned off, and I am unable to put it back on again. The light is on and will not turn off. I have read up on possible fixes and attempted most but nothing has helped. I did not have heating or AC running, or lights on. Neither was I doing anything out of the normal. Do you know anything else that may cause this?

Ricky-Lee Morgan (Gloucestershire )

Oct 2020 Filed under: fault

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What's up with my Tiguan's clutch?

Hi.

I drive a six-year-old Tiguan. Recently I noticed the clutch failing to return to normal position when I change gear. Doesn't happen all the time. I pull the clutch up with my toe.

Gemma Dunne (Dublin)

Jun 2020 Filed under: fault

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My Insignia's stop-start system is faulty.

I have a 2015 Insignia 1.6 CDTi Ecoflex. The stop-start system only works when the battery is charged manually and then stops after a few days. New battery fitted by dealer six months ago.

Brian Lochrie

Jun 2020 Filed under: fault

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