9th Aug 2008, 12:12

Having the steering wheel shake at high speeds isn't unusual, as long as it not excessive. Not sure about the pedals. Have you had the wheels balanced?

12th Aug 2008, 12:50

Get it checked out by a garage, fix it and sell it. then get a vts (mk2).

6th Sep 2008, 11:24

Hi, I have a 96 Saxo, which has been a great car for many years. Recently after putting the code in nothing happens (all the ignition lights come on)

Please help.

16th Oct 2008, 19:38

Hi there I've got a VTR on a 51 plate when my revs hit over 3500 the battery light flashes any I dears THANKS!

17th Oct 2008, 09:57

Sounds like you most likely need a new alternator as it is probably getting worn now.

19th Oct 2008, 18:00

Hi again, my other entry was on the 16 Oct at 19.30 about my battery light coming in on at 3500 revs.

Thought it was my alternator, so I ran my battery down flat and jump started it, and the battery has been fine since, so I thought it would not be that. And it only does it in 2nd gear too.

5th gear probably can't make enough juice for the battery at high revs. Didn't give it a thought. It could be getting worn out. THANKS MATE. Will change my alternator some time net week and let every body know in case it happens too them.

8th Jul 2009, 05:42

Hi there.

I had an 02 plate VTR, and while it was fun and quick (not fast, but quick), I always felt like something was going to fall off her. Every noise had me jumping! What did go wrong was the downpipe (I hear that exhausts going is a common fault on Saxos), the rear caliper jammed on, the locking wheel bolts just deformed when trying to take the wheels off, there was a knocking when turning right at low speed (worn drop link), the back box started blowing and the handbrake cable needed constant re-adjusting! As did the one on my previous Citroen.

Above 60 the whole car shook something chronic, the seat bolsters partially collapsed and finally the drivers side wheel bearing needed replacing constantly.

My mates and I 0-60 tested it and we got 9.0 dead as the fastest. The Saxos do fall apart, but are fun when they work! Swapped it in for an Astra, which is faster, and I don't feel like engine will just drop out at anything above 50 mph. verdict. Get one as a cheap Sunday blast, but dear god don't use it everyday!

2nd Sep 2009, 18:19

Hello guy's gals, well I wished I found this forum 24hrs ago...

Today I went out and bought a beautiful example of a Saxo VTR 01 reg with avg mileage. Paid the guy and off I went in my lovely new car.

5 minutes down the road the engine light came on, for what reason I dunno. Everything works; heaters etc etc BUT my power steering did cut off until I restarted the engine, and it came back fine, but the engine light will not go off. Has anyone any ideas what this could be before I go paying out a fortune on diagnostics???

Then it started raining and my wiper shot off the car LOL. Needless to say I was feeling rather sick, having just bought the car literally 10 minutes prior..

I like the look of the Saxo, the drive, the handling and the acceleration. In fact I love everything about the Saxo. I just wish I knew what the engine light and power steering could entail. I had thought alternator as on closer inspection there appears to be a wire hanging out, but unsure if they are all like this??


My email is grahamramsay84@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance..

12th Feb 2010, 04:23

I have owed my Saxo VTS since 2003 with no problems at all - up to now! I parked my car in the morning and left for the day. Upon my return, I tried to reverse out of my parking space, but my steering was terribly heavy! Also, my heaters/blowers had stopped working. I decided that it would be far too dangerous to drive and had to be towed/lifted to a garage. After reading the previous comments, I am hoping this will be something simple that doesn't end up costing me an arm & a leg!

12th Feb 2010, 17:32

Disconnecting and reconnecting the battery could solve it. Or it might just be a fuse, if they're on the same circuit.

22nd Mar 2010, 19:46

Hi, I bought a mk2 VTR. Everything worked fine until I got home and switched it off. Now the power steering will not work; I've tried the earths and relays and ignition barrel; still no joy. Hit the pump with something and it comes on. Any suggestions apart from keep hitting it!

25th Mar 2010, 10:13

You could try changing the power steering fluid, something could be sticking inside the pump. Some are complicated. Failing that, get a new pump. How many miles does your Saxo have on it? I've had two of them and they both started to become expensive after 50,000 miles, but the parts aren't much to be fair.

5th Apr 2010, 09:07

I have a Saxo VTR 1999 2000. The car will turn over, but will not start. I think the immobiliser is stuck on. Is there any way round this problem? Am at my wits end. Please help.

13th Jun 2010, 14:54

Hi, my power steering pump is making a whining noise, and is starting to get stiff to turn. I'm thinking I need a new pump? Is this right?

Saxo Furio 1.4 X reg.


18th Aug 2010, 19:13

I just bought a Furio and it is hard to turn. The guy I bought it from said it just might need new fluid, so I changed the fluid and it's not changed. Do you think I need a new pump? If so, what part of the pump would I need? Thanks.

25th Aug 2010, 05:58

If the car is as hard to turn equally with the engine off and engine on, then certainly get a new pump.

3rd Nov 2010, 07:27

I have bought a 1996 Saxo and the brake light/reverse fuse keeps blowing.

I have changed the bulbs, checked the brake and reverse switch. But every time I put a new fuse in, within 5 minutes it has blown again. However on the last try, I noticed there was a little bit of water in the fuse itself.

Would appreciate some feedback, driving me crazy.

26th Mar 2011, 08:36

My power steering has gone. What could the problem be?

2nd May 2011, 01:24

I've had a Saxo for 3 years, and only changed a tail light bulb.

4th Jun 2011, 15:45

Hi, have you fixed it yet? My daughter's has just gone in her Y reg VTR. We have got a second hand one from scrap yard to fit, but are now wondering if it's that or something else?? We have tried the relay switch, but it still doesn't work. If you give it a knock with a hammer, it works for a bit, then goes again.

Many thanks, Wendy.

19th Jun 2012, 12:22

It's the relay up from the pump; a big gray one. The heaters and pump are linked.