Engine Missing firing and Hesitating between 3000rpm and 4000rpm, ECU (Engine management) light comes on. Took car to Garage £200 for the TDC (Top Dead Centre) sensor fitted.
The same day got the same problem car went back to garage, the whole ECU had to be re-mapped, another £200!
1 month later ABS sensors went, £75!
Approximately 3 weeks later car started to run on three cylinders, had complete new fuel injectors and fueling system, £300!
2 weeks later car miss firing again and idling erratically, back to my now friends at the garage. Engine flush and oil change to clear now sticking valves, £35.
2 weeks later, back to the garage for the same problem, they ran car on pure gas to clear out cylinder chamber, £75.
They told me that if same problem happened again it would need the valves either replaced or cleaned and polished if possible, this would cost £600-£800.
3 days later car part exchanged now just waiting to pick up new car.
The guys are happy, but poorer!
I sold my 2 year old Fiesta Zetec-S to clear my debts, what a mistake.
This car has been problem after problem, don't buy one.
They are quick when they work which isn't often, but it handles like a banana boat on choppy day.
I've had 3 Vauxhalls before the most recent was a 100,000+ miles Nova Gsi which I had for two years and just got serviced and mot'd once a year, so I'm not that disappointed with Vauxhall.
Apparently the sticking valve problem has just come to light and is happening a lot, has anyone reading this had similar problems?