28th Jan 2009, 15:33

I bought the 1.3 CDTi Corsa D Easytronic, and after two months it shut down when I stopped at the crossroad. Then I started normally and nothing was wrong anymore. That happened 3 times before I went to Opel.

The car was two months in the garage (we call in service), they didn't resolve the problem (they say that the software is the problem). That happened in August 2008. After picking it from Opel, it only shut down once, and after that never. I thought it might be because the temperature wasn't so high anymore. But in the meantime, no new software.

What do you think I should do, or what should Opel do??

P.s. sorry for the english (I'm from Croatia)

25th May 2009, 16:50

Oh man, I wish I had read up on Easytronic systems before I bought my wife a Corsa. The last 2 years have been absolute hell with this car. Same old story... Code 'F', then the car is useless. Can't put it into any gear... and this happened at a round-a-bout, so you can imagine the problems that caused.

A local garage charged me £180 odd to check the thing out and then said it was fine and couldn't find any faults. A week later it happened again. Went back to the the garage whereupon in now needs a new ECU and a sensor... £1,300. So we go ahead with that. Now, just tonight it's happened again, 'F' and nothing works... but then we tried it again 2 hours later and it seems to work again, but for how long?

The Code 'F' definitely stands for F*!**? as it well and truly is.

Worst car I have ever bought and certainly will never buy another Vauxhall.

20th Jun 2009, 12:11

I have a 02 Corsa 1.2 Comfort Easytronic. I must say it's been a good car for the past 18 months. It's now got 65,000 miles on the clock and the dreaded "F" has come up on the dash. Reading all the above posts I think it's time to torch it and walk away if I get quotes like the above, which is a shame because it looks very neat and tidy still. I will get a quote on Monday and post it here, if people in Dorset see a red glow in the sky one night soon, it's because the quote was far too high.

2nd Jul 2009, 10:33

I've just taken delivery of a Corsa Easytronic as a courtesy car. Well, there's nothing courteous about the abysmal ride I've had. It's nothing like my beloved Hyundai Coupe auto, which drives like a dream, but unfortunately has been damaged in an accident. I have no experience with a manual car so am trying to drive in Auto mode. I can echo the bucking and jerking comments mentioned previously. Am also very nervous about pulling out in traffic as it has no response whatsoever. I would never consider buying this car, and can't wait to have my Coupe back!

16th Sep 2009, 16:50

I own an Easytronic Corsa, and after reading these comments am thinking about a warranty with Warranties Direct..

They cover:

TRANSMISSION: (Manual, Automatic and Overdrive)

Manual Transmission: Gears, synchromesh hubs & rings, selectors, shafts, bearings, drive-chains plus gearlever and bushes.

Automatic transmission: Torque converters, brake bands, valve block, governor (manual & electric) oil pump and seals, drive chains, gears, input shaft oil seal, clutches, servos and modulator valve, bearings plus gearlever and bushes.

Overdrive: Gears, shafts bearings.

Is this warranty covering my actuator and other common problems I am likely to face with my gearbox, does anybody know?

28th Sep 2009, 15:14

A few days ago I was quoted a price for 1.8/140HP Vectra Cosmo EasyTronic, equipped with all possible extras the model can offer. The price - astonishingly low - 50% discount, in total EUR 11,717 and this is brand new, from the show room - one of the three left for this dealer. I was so amazed with the way the car looked and with the price offered that I thought this is the car for me. I even gave the guys a deposit. After reading all of the above, I am going back tomorrow to the dealership, taking my money back and deleting the Vectra from my list of possibilities.

Cheers, thanks for all experience shared here...

5th Dec 2009, 06:00

Never never buy an Easytronic Vauxhall. As soon as my 3 year manufacturer warranty expired, it started giving me trouble.

I took it to Vauxhall; they say it is the gear actuator or motor. And asked for £1700.

5th Jan 2010, 14:54

I have had my Vauxhall Meriva 1.6 Easytronic 2004 (sold as Opel in Norway) for the last 4 years now. In total the car has gone about 80000 miles.

The car has had a lot of problems since day 1. I have had every problem described with the gear shifting. In addition, I have had a problem with the car actually driving in reverse while the shifter was in A. This happened 4 times. One time the car actually drove up a small hill in reverse with the gear shifter in A.

In addition the problem has happened 4 times and has cost me about £2000 and still doesn't work. Has any one had a similar reverse problem with their car?

12th Feb 2010, 10:57

Don't buy Easytronic Vauxhalls.

17th Mar 2010, 13:24


I have a 1.2 Easytronic Corsa with a gearbox problem. It starts alright, takes off alright, but seems as soon as it changes into 2nd/3rd gear, it revs and then comes to a halt. Gear selector and clutch actuator were looked at, and they both are fine. The crank shaft selector was then changed. But still have the same problem. I don't know what to do!!?? Stressing me out!!!

Advice would be appreciated.

Thank you!

24th Mar 2010, 13:43

I have a Corsa 1.2 16v Elegance Easytronic, and for 4 years have had trouble free motoring - a lovely car to drive.

Anyway the other day I was waiting in traffic and then put the gear in Auto, as you normally do, but the car jerked as if it couldn't select a gear. I managed to limp it into a parking space and then tried reverse. Again it limped backwards in a jerking motion.

I then called the AA who advised this it wasn't selecting a gear, which I already told him, and could be a big job around £2000. Took it to a local private garage who did some diagnostic checks, and they said it was a faulty ECU.

Sent the ECU to an ECU Testing company, who advised the ECU was in perfect working order. Took the ECU back to the garage, who seem puzzled and then sent the ECU to another garage, who tested it with a proper Vauxhall diagnostic checker.

They're now saying the ECU has been bled and is OK, but seems to be a problem with the clutch!! Wish me luck!!

10th Apr 2010, 11:56

I just wanted to thank everyone for their comments on the Easytronic Corsa.

I am looking for a little 'run around', and I was going to check out a 2002 Corsa.

I won't bother.

Thanks again, you have saved me time, and possibly a great deal of money.

22nd Apr 2010, 17:22

I've had a 55 plate Astra with Easytronic for about a year and a half. Wow, what a gear box. I've had loads of problems, here's a list:

The ride is jerky in slow traffic, the car drops power on 2nd gear, the car rolls back on hills, the car has stalled (no clutch to get the biting point), car starts shaking on when moving slowly...

The sales staff at Vauxhall and engineers look at you as if you're making it up, but they all know that the Easytronic is a terrible gear box...

Make sure you do your research and stay away from an Easytronic car, there are much better out there...