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Why does my Rover 75 overheat?

My car is a Rover 75. Why does it overheat?

Solomon Kingz (Abuja Nigeria)

Dec 2014 Filed under: fault

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My Toyota Avensis won't start. What to do?

My 2008 Toyota Avensis diesel has just 75,000 miles on the clock, is fully serviced and running well until a week ago. It now will not start and my mechanic cannot get into the diagnostics to find fault.

What now?

Joseph Mcgowan (Donegal)

Nov 2014 Filed under: fault

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What's wrong with my Toyota auto gearbox?

My 2013 Toyota Avensis Verso has an auto gear problem. It drives fine when it's cold and the gear change is perfect. Even in reverse it's fine, but it stops moving after two to three minutes driving and reverse won't engage either. What is the problem?

John Kerry (London)

Dec 2014 Filed under: fault

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The steering on my Avensis seems jumpy!

The steering on my 2010 Toyota Avensis Aura seems jumpy and light. What's wrong?

David Large (Sligo Ireland)

Jul 2016 Filed under: fault

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What can I do about my faulty i30?

Hi, I am Prince from Wicklow,

I bought a new Hyundai i30 1.6 diesel two months ago. Now the car has an engine noise, abnormal pulling and an air conditioning problem. It was admitted to dealer garrage for repair it twice within two months. That took a week each time, but it is still not perfect.

Now it is running forward without pressing the accelerator in second, third and fourth gear and does not slow down immidiately when going down a gear. And there is also some problem with the auto stop and start system. Plus its fuel economy is only 47mpg.

What should I do? Can I ask my dealer to replace this faulty car, and what are my rights?

Thank you


Prince Francis (Bray)

Oct 2015 Filed under: fault

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I have a troublesome Toyota Avensis...

I'm having a lot of problems with my 2010 Toyota Avensis: problems with front tyres wearing; opening the boot and the doors. These are all problems with the 2010 model. Is Toyota standing behind and fixing all these problems?

Pat Murphy (Ballina)

Aug 2016 Filed under: fault

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Did the Opel Insignia have electrical issues?

Is it true that the Opel Insignia had electrical problems and if so have these problems been sorted?

Bridie Dollard (Portlaois)

Aug 2016 Filed under: fault

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Do my Qashqai's CV joints need replacing?

I have a 2012 Nissan Qashqai and I noticed that when I go around corners, left or right, there is a noise, not squeaky, more of a knocking noise as I turn the corner - could this be the CV joint?

Eoin McCormack (Dublin 7)

Aug 2016 Filed under: fault

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Any starter motor problems with Dacia?

Have there been any problems with the new Dacia range in regards to the starter motor?

G Kelly

Jan 2015 Filed under: fault

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What's wrong with my nearly new Golf TDI?


I have a Volkswagen Golf Mk7 TDI diesel, just 10 weeks old, 6,600km on the clock. Engine management light flashing and loses ability to accelerate. Light goes off and acceleration restored once ignition turned off and on again. Gets a 90km spin almost daily. Second time it's happened in past four weeks.

Any ideas what could be wrong?

Olive Piercy (Meath)

Jun 2015 Filed under: fault

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