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I got my Corsa new from Hull in January 2012 and the car has been serviced each year to keep within my warranty Ts & Cs. 65,000 miles on the clock currently.

Have had spark plug issues twice previously and broke down last week, with the recovery guy telling me it looked like the coil pack needed replacing.

Took it to a garage, nothing came back from diagnostics and replaced the coil pack. Didn't make much of a difference.

Looked into it, said the Timing Valve is a mile out. Told me today that he has realigned the valve timing but the chain is that far gone it won't maintain its position and he fears the valves may be damaged.

I have heard rumours that Vauxhall are terrible for honouring warranty. I just want to see if anybody knows if this will be covered under warranty? I want to get a bit of knowledge behind me before I ring them up and they try telling me it's not covered etc.

Many thanks for any help.
 

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I got my Corsa new from Hull in January 2012 and the car has been serviced each year to keep within my warranty Ts & Cs. 65,000 miles on the clock currently.

Have had spark plug issues twice previously and broke down last week, with the recovery guy telling me it looked like the coil pack needed replacing.

Took it to a garage, nothing came back from diagnostics and replaced the coil pack. Didn't make much of a difference.

Looked into it, said the Timing Valve is a mile out. Told me today that he has realigned the valve timing but the chain is that far gone it won't maintain its position and he fears the valves may be damaged.

I have heard rumours that Vauxhall are terrible for honouring warranty. I just want to see if anybody knows if this will be covered under warranty? I want to get a bit of knowledge behind me before I ring them up and they try telling me it's not covered etc.

Many thanks for any help.
Do you have the lifetime or 3 year or an extended vaux warranty?
If it has a vaux warranty and it's been serviced to their conditiond, then timing change damage should be covered.
I've found Vauxhall good with covering warranted items in the past, if covered.
I think their standard manufacturers warranty now is 3 years or 60k from new.
 

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I got the 100,000 lifetime warranty, and it's 4.5 years old so just 6 months away from being out of warranty, thanks for your reply
 

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I got the 100,000 lifetime warranty, and it's 4.5 years old so just 6 months away from being out of warranty, thanks for your reply
100k or 10 years is it not? You had it serviced by a vat reg or vaux garage using vaux parts? If so, should be covered. Not uncommon for those chains to stretch. Don't think there's a change interval on them either. Usually get changed when they start to rattle.
 

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100k or 10 years is it not? You had it serviced by a vat reg or vaux garage using vaux parts? If so, should be covered. Not uncommon for those chains to stretch. Don't think there's a change interval on them either. Usually get changed when they start to rattle.
100k / 5 years it was, and all services have been with the Vauxhall dealership (Evans Halshaw)

I shall give them a ring and see what they can do - will need to get it towed to them too
 

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just so ya know, the garage dont have to be vat reg, to do the service, as long as vaux parts are used, there,s a garage on skippers lane, middlesbrough that services me brothers moka, he aint vat reg, and vaux are fine with it, fsh,

got his number if any one local wants it, me bro told me he,s old school.
 

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just so ya know, the garage dont have to be vat reg, to do the service, as long as vaux parts are used, there,s a garage on skippers lane, middlesbrough that services me brothers moka, he aint vat reg, and vaux are fine with it, fsh,

got his number if any one local wants it, me bro told me he,s old school.
Have they changed the rules now then (vat reg only garages ) ?
 

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just so ya know, the garage dont have to be vat reg, to do the service, as long as vaux parts are used, there,s a garage on skippers lane, middlesbrough that services me brothers moka, he aint vat reg, and vaux are fine with it, fsh,

got his number if any one local wants it, me bro told me he,s old school.
Thanks for the info on the garage. I do know of a couple of decent indy's over the Boro. Ones a diesel specialist, which comes in handy. Guis garages are a bit pricey. A few years ago I went to one in guis whom was vat reg & does mot's. Needed a front wheel bearing/hub replacing on my FL2. His reply. "your better off taking it to a landy specialist mate". I took it to a garage over the boarder in the end, my diesel specialist garage. They did a decent job.
 
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