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Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exhaust Emission Warning Light

Discussion in 'Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Tigra & Nova [Includes AstraVan & ComboVan] owners forum' started by Gyles69, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Gyles69

    Gyles69 New Member

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    Hi All,

    New person here :p

    Slight problem with my Zafira today. The Exhaust Emission Warning Light came on and stays on all the time. I also lost some power to the car, and the car was also misfiring (was jerking a lot). We took it to the local garage and they couldn't find any fault whilst on a test drive and advised not to worry about the light :shake

    Any advise please ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dynamic Dave

    Dynamic Dave Qualified lego bricklayer

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    The words incompetent, thick, and stupid spring to mind (the garage, not you, that is)

    Try taking it somewhere else who have half a clue as to what they're doing.
     
  3. Dave007

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    I have the emissions light on all the time on my Agila too.

    Vauxhall (Main dealer) have told me not to worry about it as it could potentially cost more to put right than the car is actually worth.

    I've also gone to an auto electrician a couple of times and now have a fault code of P0170.

    Having spent around £250.00 in the last month alone I'm going to put up with it. I can't afford to throw good money after bad.

    I've not lost power of fuel economy though
     
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    Thanks fot the input guys. Just spoke with the garage and they plugged it in and the error code indicates that a new ignition coil is required. One of the Cylinders is not firing up or something along those lines :)
     
  5. Dynamic Dave

    Dynamic Dave Qualified lego bricklayer

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    Is this the same garage who couldn't previously find a fault?
     
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    Yep same garage, they still couldn't find a fault when driving the car (jerking problem) but the diagnostics revealed the ignition coil needs replacing.
     
  7. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey VXon Frontera Monkey VxON Club Member

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    Make sure they give you a guarentee - we have had the ECU's on these cause the ignition fault and many people have replaced the coil packs only to have the same fault reoccur
    cheers
    Steve
     
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    Thanks for the tip, yep got a guarantee.

    Took the car home after the ignition coil fix and drove well. However when I got home after 6 miles the jerking / misfiring started again. :shame: Phoned the garage and they think because an original vauxhall part was not used (so as to save us some cash) that could be the problem.

    They did admit that they replaced the coil and took it for a test drive and experienced the jerking. So they replaced the coil again with another and then another test drive confirmed there was no jerking / misfiring.

    Oh well gone back to them again and let's see what happens. :down:
     
  9. RatCav

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    Could it be the EGR playing up and causing the ECU to play silly buggers with the ignition. Just a thought seeing as the original problem was an exhaust emission. Might pay you to whip it off and give it a good clean out with carb cleaner. Doesn't cost you anything either.

    Cheers
    Neal
     
  10. Non-petrol Head

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    I've had exactly the same problems with my 2003 zafira!! However, noted oil level was extremely low (despite oil warning light never came on!!!!), topped up with loads of oil and exhaust warning light went off after a while. Thankfully, just in time for me to cancel the garage - needless expense just before xmas.
     

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