10th Oct 2010, 02:02

I just bought a 2005 Optra 1.6, which was submerged in flood water last year. The "HOLD" indicator light on the instrument panel is lit intermittently, but does not affect the shifting nor speed of the car.

The trouble appeared when my son accelerated almost to almost 100km/hr along the highway. The transmission did not shift to 4th gear at about 80km/hr, and worst was when he decelerated, the transmission slipped and lost power. He stopped and turned off the engine. When he turned on the engine again, the transmission functioned, but after running a few kilometers, he heard a strange sound in the transmission and the engine slipped again. He restarted the engine again and again until he reached home. WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PROBLEM? HELP PLEASE, as my son does not want to drive this car again.

11th Jan 2011, 13:05

My alarm on the Optra isn't working and I don't know what to do. Can anybody help me or tell me something to do?

6th Feb 2011, 11:01

I have been using Optra 1.8 for 5 years now. The kilometer already showed 160,000 km. So far I didn't have any problems except changing the tyre. Use Silverstone cruizer. So quiet and value for money. I also changed a drive shaft and some minor component. Can you imagine my car still looks new and solid... I have no problem... My suggestion is please buy a CHEVROLET CAR!!!

6th Feb 2011, 17:05

You've been really lucky with your rebadged Daewoo. I don't think the Optra is a good endorsement for Chevrolet.

21st Mar 2011, 10:10

I have one and yes they are junk. I hate it.

28th Apr 2011, 07:31

Did this solve the problem, as I would like to turn it right off but know how.

18th Jul 2011, 19:59

I own a 2004 Chevy Optra, and it has RPM issues. A few times driving at around 50km/h, I pressed the gas and the engine did not respond for about half a second, and then when the engine engaged, it had high RPM's and started to drive fast, so I just had to release the gas pedal and the RPMs went down.

27th Jan 2012, 04:29

I face the same problem.

12th Mar 2012, 10:24


Just read the comments about the jerking... clunking transmission problem. Has anyone resolved the issue? What was the problem. I want to get my Optra LT 2007 wagon fixed, but don't want to pay for what they "think" might be the problem.

Thanks for the help.

17th Jun 2012, 21:05

Check the brake. If the wheel shifted a bit, it will trigger the alarm :0)

17th Jun 2012, 21:10

Check your voltage regulator...

25th Apr 2013, 08:20

I also have a 2004 Optra. The km are at 179,000, my alarm was intermittently going off, and I found out it was the hood switch. This was three years ago. Today it goes off again for no reason, and the only way to get it to stop is to unlock the car. Anyone have any other ideas?!

21st Jul 2013, 09:20

Hi. I plan to buy a 2nd hand 1.8 Optra for rm16k, year 04. Is it hard to find the parts? How much does it cost to change the timing belt? Can anyone can help and give me some suggestions??? tqtq