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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 7th September 2017, 09:13 Thread Starter
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Hi I'm new to this forum. I have an antara 61 plate 2ltre TD auto
I love this car and the only problem I've had to date is a rear electric window however last week driving to Yarmouth my antara decided to cut out on me? We had driven around 250 miles without any problems then as I came off a roundabout she just cut out, I pulled over waited then she restarted and seemed ok for the last 50 miles. I am starting the 300 miles home tomorrow and I'm worried I will end up stranded on the side of the road!! I've started it and left it running and no problem although there seems to be a hot rubber smell in the car when the engine gets hot?? Fans are working water levels and oil fine, Can anyone help?? Thanx
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Welcome to the forum, Karen. Can you confirm that you are familiar with the DPF regeneration process for the Antara? If this has been ignored over the years running problems can arise and this would be a simple starting point for your concern. Are there any symbols illuminated on the dashboard display when the engine is running?

Also, have you used the forum search - advanced search - facility in the top right corner of the page? This will give you access to a tremendous amount of discussion and advice on various issues concerning these cars across the range of models and years.

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Hi yes I am familiar with the DPF and I would imagine that the miles I have done have enabled this to happen. The only symbol that came on was the service light which is now out thank you for replying
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 7th September 2017, 19:30
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The 2013 owner's manual says about the service light:

"...Illuminates when the engine is running to indicate a fault in the engine or transmission electronics.
The electronics switch to an emergency running programme, fuel consumption may be increased and
vehicle handling may be impaired.
In some cases, the fault can be eliminated by switching the engine off and back on again. If it illuminates
again after restarting the engine, the vehicle may need a service.
Have the cause of the fault eliminated by a workshop."

The burning rubber smell is a concern. The A12 has a lot of lay-bys and it might be worth pulling in once the vehicle is up to temperature, to leave the engine running for a look under the bonnet for anything that might be heating up.

For peace of mind it is always worth taking out a basic vehicle recovery insurance. I have found Green Flag to be a lot less expensive than (say) AA and RAC.


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Hi Karen
Welcome to the forum

There is a search box at the top right of screen if on Mobil you need to select classic view box at bottom of page.
In the search box you can get a lot of info from other forum members from over the years there may be something to help you.
One item that comes to mind was this thread link below

http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/concerning-issue_topic3065_page1.html

Hope this helps and please keep us all updated of your findings

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 7th September 2017, 21:55
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Little mentioned on here but the EVAP system can give similar symptoms. Best to get it checked for fault codes before leaving for a long return journey.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 8th September 2017, 06:45 Thread Starter
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Hi yeh I read that in my handbook on the side of the road ๐Ÿ˜ณ
TBH that did t really tell me much. I'm stuck in a place that is unfamiliar to me and would rather get home to my own mechanic who I know won't rip me off. And hope it doesn't die altogether. I have the AA if need be. Thank you for your responses. ๐Ÿ‘
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I would set off and risk it .if you have trouble on way home the AA will bring you home .
Don't tell them you ave already had the problem before just in case they say you should not have set and got it sorted where you was

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It might be worth taking a look at the starter motor cable and terminal. There is a formal recall on this because of overheating, which a VX dealer should be able to undertake quite quickly and free of charge with Vauxhall's support if it has not been done already. Just a long shot, but you might wish to turn off the start/stop feature (the benefits of which are in doubt).

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