CompleteCar.ie logo | Car Reviews, News and Features

Quick car review finder - select below

4,824 Irish motoring queries answered to date.

On CompleteCar.ie there is no such thing as a silly question. No matter how small or complicated an issue seems, we'll help. Our experts will quickly answer your queries in a friendly and jargon-free manner. What are you waiting for? Ask us Anything!

Please remember that we offer advice, not gospel. We cannot be held responsible for recalls, a second hand car's history, acts of God, changes in car pricing or Government policy. We are here to help and offer independent, impartial and free advice. What you do with it is entirely up to you!

By submitting a question you are agreeing to this statement. Thank you.

Ask Us Anything

The process for submitting questions has temporarily been restricted to registered users.

To register, go to the registration form.


CompleteCar.ie aims to be completely compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), implemented on 25 May, 2018. At no stage shall we contact you without your express permission (by entering your email address, you are consenting for us to send you emails relating directly to your question). Your data will never be shared with a third party and it is kept in a secure database on our servers, with limited personnel access. You have the right to have your data deleted at any time and also to get a copy of your data on file. For any related queries, please send us a message using the form on the Who we are page.

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!

Filed under fault - Asked by Luk Comanescu (Cahir Co. Tipperary) - Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:53


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.

Filed under fault - Asked by Justina Plaxton (Hull) - Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:21


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?

Filed under fault - Asked by Willie Keogh (Wexford) - Tue, 26 Jan 2021 23:51


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?

Filed under fault - Asked by John M (Dublin) - Sun, 13 Dec 2020 16:06


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?

Filed under fault - Asked by Ricky-Lee Morgan (Gloucestershire ) - Fri, 09 Oct 2020 18:23


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.

Filed under fault - Asked by Gemma Dunne (Dublin) - Thu, 11 Jun 2020 23:46


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.

Filed under fault - Asked by Brian Lochrie - Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:09


Warning lights on my Fiat 500L...

Hi,

I was going up hill to join a motorway and I’m guessing I was in too high gear, then my warning light and engine light came on and then a message telling me that to stop-start had been deactivated. The warning lights remained for the rest of the journey. Can you tell me what happened? I have a 2013 Fiat 500L.

Thanks

Filed under fault - Asked by Tanya Palluotto (Stevenage ) - Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:56


What's up with my Fiat 500X electrics?

I have a 2016 1.4 petrol Fiat 500X MultiAir. My stop-start system says it is not available and drive mode unavailable with symbols for start-stop and engine fault on the dashboard. This has been happening on and off for some time. The car just seems to reset after a week or so. I have done 58,000 miles and it has just passed its NCT and has had a service.

Filed under fault - Asked by Ann Godfrey (Irvine) - Sun, 26 Jul 2020 13:34


Is my stop-start system working?

How do I know if my car's start-stop system is not broken, given that it is not working?

Filed under fault - Asked by CARLOS COSTA (Luanda) - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:55


Back to Question list