11th Sep 2012, 16:26

2003 Corsa 1.2 SXi with the F fault Easytronic at 40,000 miles.

Bought car in May 2012 with 3 months warranty (Warrantywise). In July 28, no gear select. Took it to the Vauxhall dealer, changed actuator, and the warranty paid out.

Still in the garage, problem is it needs a new clutch, warranty won't pay, say it's wear and tear, not a faulty part, so now I'm stuck with a £514.20 bill. It's now 11 Sept and the car is still in the garage. I still owe finance. I wish I had just had a normal auto now. Disappointed with the Vauxhall dealer, Warrantywise and the Easytronic Corsa.

3rd Feb 2013, 14:47

Hi, can anyone help me? I've just bought a 2006 56 plate Meriva Energy 1.6 16v auto Easytronic. I have read so many bad things about this car, but not really for the same one as me. Mainly the 2004-5-8 ones and the Corsas. Please help as I am picking up my car in 4 days, which is already paid for now. Help, help, help.

9th Jul 2013, 08:43

Opels are great cars! Just don't buy them with the Easytronic gearshift!

18th Jul 2013, 01:54

Hi, my son has a 51 reg Corsa Easytronic. Can anyone tell me where the reservoir is to check the transmission fluid? Please, someone help us!

19th Jul 2013, 22:39

You could say the Corsa is "Coarse".

14th Mar 2014, 13:38

Hi, the Easytronic is a normal 5 speed trans manual with adapted electronic shift, that uses DOT4 brake fluid to shift in a little reservoir on top on the trans.

27th Mar 2014, 04:59


This is for all you people with an Corsa Easytronic, if you are having problems with F fault with no fault code displayed.

Try the steps below first before going to Vauxhall.

1) Try putting on jump leads to increase the voltage to the starting systems.

2) Remove and clean all earth connections.

I had the same problem with my Father's Corsa, and after trying these two things above, all was OK. This has only happened once more, and that was because he had not used his car for 3 weeks and the battery was low on charge.

Hope this helps people. Please let me know how you get on, as this will not cost you anything to try!!! Only a bit of time.


14th Jul 2014, 17:52

Did you ever find out exactly what was wrong? I am having the same symptoms with my Corsa - which is a 2001 Easytronic - and find it hard to get anywhere, as it's not a constant problem and doesn't always show up when you want it to!

11th Oct 2014, 20:32

My partner has a 05 1.2 SXI Corsa with 84,000 miles on the clock. We broke down and had to call the RAC out, who stated that it had a flat battery. When jumped, the FLASHING F came up, the RAC man put his laptop on the car, and various fault codes came up, mainly power related because of the flat battery. He was unable to clear the codes or remedy the fault, so we got towed back home and were advised get a new battery, as these cars are very voltage sensitive. If this does not fix the fault, the gear box parts motor modules are very costly - £££ plus the labour £££.

We duly got a new battery, but still got the FLASHING F. My brother has had a 03 Ford Fiesta that he's had from new with 125,000 on the clock. He always got it going if it broke down, so we asked him to look at the Corsa.

He could see the F flashing. He went under the bonnet, and he said the gearshift motor was going clunk clunk. He took the clutch plug out by pulling the slide up, and he then tapped it on the case, then plugged it back in. Everything whirled and clicked, and still the gear shift motor went clunk clunk. He pulled both gear shift selector motor plugs off, tapped them and replaced them. Still the selector motor went clunk clunk with the F flashing.

He said it's the clutch control module that is stuck. He got a hammer and his adjustable spanner; we thought he was going to beat it as we had wanted to all week, but he put the wooden handle on top of the clutch control module and tapped it gently. It made a whirring zip sound, the selector motor stopped going clunk clunk and N CAME UP ON THE DASH. The car started and has been driven all week. He recommended to take the clutch module off, and send it to get it repaired by a company in Wales.

Sorry that was a bit long, but hope it helps some one with the FLASHING F on the dash. YnoT.

21st Apr 2015, 22:13

Over 100,000 now: went into limp mode on Saturday, cleared using the service reset button. Broke down Sunday, the dreaded F, rode home in an AA recovery truck (great service, by the way). My social circle includes a mobile mechanic, code reader on: crank sensor faulty. Jacked & standed, one connector and one Torx bolt. New sensor fitted, starter relay bypassed: engine fired straight away. Switch off, F went to N (hurray!). Fault codes cleared, all good. Drove around today, no problems. In other words, a problem which could happen to any car: all fixed for £30.

25th Oct 2015, 21:05

Hi mate, interesting to read the comment; cost you the £30 for a replacement sensor? Was that just a normal mechanic (i.e. not Vauxhall - I imagine so, as you say he was a 'mobile mechanic'?).

Thank you.

17th Aug 2016, 22:03

Hi... I've got a Corsa 2001 SXI Tiptronic gearbox. I was driving today and I came to traffic lights, and went to pull off and my car stalled and it started flashing F on the dash. I tried to move it and was stuck in gear... so I popped the bonnet and pulled the clutch leads off and plugged them back in and nothing. So looked at fuses; all OK, battery fine. Could it be crank shaft sensor or gearbox selector module or ???? Any ideas?

20th May 2017, 13:18

Hi, I have the same problem as you describe. Please share info on what was the problem with your car. My one drives nice, then suddenly it stops with a (F) signal coming on.