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Well when washing car other day noticed small bit of rust on tailgate starting behind the chrome trim with Antara written on it. This is appearing just above the second A in Antara.

So i popped car to garage to have a couple of things looked at.


Vibration noise,whilst at idle (Nothing they could find i suspect engine cover so going to take it off and see if that cures it then go back to them :) )


The rust which they wiped off and said see if it reappears they will then take pics to send to VX and see if it is the trim or behind it as i suspect.


Finally got round to getting headlamps switched off so they now work on auto as they should rather than being on all the time.


And car checked for the eng check light which i had come on a couple of months back, of which there has been no repeat. No fault indicated on computer as i suspected would be case.


However when car was returned jumped in following day and lo and behold a new problem. Airbag warning light on all the time. Back to garage left with them to be put back on computer. they reset its logic and all cured again.





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HoneyMonster said:
Well when washing car other day noticed small bit of rust on tailgate starting behind the chrome trim with Antara written on it. This is appearing just above the second A in Antara.

So i popped car to garage to have a couple of things looked at.


Vibration noise,whilst at idle (Nothing they could find i suspect engine cover so going to take it off and see if that cures it then go back to them :) )


The rust which they wiped off and said see if it reappears they will then take pics to send to VX and see if it is the trim or behind it as i suspect.


Finally got round to getting headlamps switched off so they now work on auto as they should rather than being on all the time.


And car checked for the eng check light which i had come on a couple of months back, of which there has been no repeat. No fault indicated on computer as i suspected would be case.


However when car was returned jumped in following day and lo and behold a new problem. Airbag warning light on all the time. Back to garage left with them to be put back on computer. they reset its logic and all cured again.

Hi Iain,


The Antara is only my second ever brand new car so I cannot speak from personal experience but some of my friends who have had many new cars over the years all have mentioned that when one silly "fault" occurs, it is usually followed by several others and that seems to be the way it has happened with you.


It is good to know that everything so far has been sorted to your satisfaction but every time I read about Antara owners getting their light settings "reset", it leaves me shaking my head in disbelief as to why GM just don't set them up that way when they are built. It just makes no sense whatsoever.
 

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Hi Maka, sorry to hear about your woes and I really hope that this is something that I don't have to experience in the coming years.


My current Antara is my first new Vauxhall and since I only collected it in March, I have had no contact with Vauxhall with regards to any complaints.


I have however read some real horror stories (online) about Vauxhall and their "after sales" customer care or more precisely, their lack thereof which mirrors exactly what you have posted.


One of the main incentives for me when I was deciding which make/model of car to buy was Vauxhall's lifetime or 100000 mile warranty. Unfortunately since making that decision, there have been several complaints about Vauxhall not "covering" things that they inferred would be covered, only to hide behind their small print in the "terms and conditions" of the warranty. It is actually quite frightening to read those terms and conditions and certainly takes the gloss off what was supposed to provide extra peace of mind.


In any event, keep in touch and let us know how you get on in your pursuit of Vauxhall and I wish you much luck in your quest.

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The best advice I can give you is keep all bills showing your paymentsand make sure that each time you collect the car that have stamped and signed your service book correctly. The perforation part is in the back of service book look for yours and see if they stamped it when you bought the car if not get it done ASAP

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Hi,
I just washed and waxed the car ready for the winter and noticed lots of little bubbles starting to appear on that Antara chromed strip too .

How did you get on with Vauxhall ?

My car is a 14 Plate , probably built late 13 early 14 !

Anyone else on here checked their tail gate lately ?
 
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