1996 Vauxhall Vectra LS 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Long running engine cut out problems which cannot be solved by the dealer. Vauxhall aren't very interested as the car is no longer under warranty. Fitting of a new water pump resulted in cam belt snapping and major costs.
It's a shame, nice car to look at but totally unreliable and I am not the only one from all accounts. The engine management unit has still to be mentioned to me after 11 visits in 11 weeks to the garage! I will certainly not be buying from Vauxhall again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th November, 1999
18th May 2001, 10:27
What is it with the engine management light???
The engine will only go to 4500RPM, and the light (engine management) is still on, even after lots of trips to the garage??
30th Jul 2005, 15:06
With regards to the engine rev limiter cutting in at 4500 rpm when the ecu light is on, this is normally caused by a faulty camshaft position sensor & the ecu automatically lowers the rev limiter to prevent engine damage.
Hope this helps.