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Vauxhall Corsa: clutch, power steering problems, and other faults

The renowned supermini has stood the test of time thanks to its affordability and smart design, and it made it to the top of the UK’s list of best selling superminis in 2021. Although, all in all, the Vauxhall Corsa scores high across the board for reliability, some versions have known weak spots, such as commonly occurring faults in the transmission and weaknesses in the camshaft drive mechanism. Knowing what to look out for can help you to spot faults early and prevent costly damages.

Vauxhall Corsa problems & faults

  • Gearbox linkage problems

If you’re having trouble changing gears, particularly when in first, second or reverse gear, or you notice that there’s a lot of play in the gearstick, it could be due to a problem with the gear linkage. For example, in Vauxhall Corsas, this is often a consequence of the plastic ball joint popping out of the linkage, which causes the gears to slip. You may need to replace the component.

  • Automatic gearbox problems

Some car owners have complained that the automatic gearbox would get stuck in ‘park’. This could be due to a defective selector switch or selector pin. Other automatic transmission problems are typically caused by a damaged solenoid, lack of proper lubrication or a rattling Vauxhall Corsa timing chain.

  • Power steering fault

 There have been reports of power steering column failures occurring in Corsas built between 2006 and 2014. Drivers may experience an intermittent or complete loss of support from the power steering system, and the EPS light may light up on the dashboard. The steering wheel may also vibrate or jump, and you may notice the car pulling to one side when driving. If you’re having difficulty turning the wheel, this could also be an indication that you need to top up the power steering fluid in your Vauxhall Corsa.

Some cars manufactured in 2004 may have a steering wheel issue, in which the wheel’s centre has not been tightened properly, making steering imprecise and causing the wheel to wobble. Tightening the screw should resolve the problem.

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  • Heater problems

This is among the most common problems for the Vauxhall Corsa C. There are a few possible reasons why your heater might not be blowing warm air, such as a faulty thermostat, a defective resistor, a blown fuse or a leaking radiator.

  • Issues with the timing chain

You may find that the timing chain tensioner has a fault in certain models. Signs that the chain has become too loose include a misfiring engine, rattling sounds coming from the motor, and an illuminated Check Engine light.

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  • Hydraulic clutch problems

For example, the clutch pedal can get stuck on the floor or may not fully return to its original position when released. Possible causes for this include a failed slave or master cylinder, a faulty release bearing or damaged clutch linkage.

  • Lambda sensor problems

The lambda sensor (aka lambda probe or oxygen sensor) is normally replaced every 50,000 to 80,000 miles, and it should be replaced in good time to avoid engine or catalytic converter damage. Common indicators that the lambda sensor in your Vauxhall Corsa has gone bad include rough idling, excessive black exhaust fumes, poor acceleration, increased fuel consumption and a loss of power.

  • Handbrake problem

There have been issues with the handbrakes in a number of Corsas manufactured between September 2009 and May 2010. The handbrake cable could move and pop out of its support bracket, stopping the brake from being applied properly. This poses a serious risk when parking or stopping on a slope or hill. In these cases, replacing the support bracket could resolve the problem.

Vehicles manufactured between 26 August 2016 and 30 January 2017 have also had an issue where the handbrake disengages without driver input. To fix the vehicle, the whole assembly should be replaced. Your dealer should be able to tell you whether your car has been affected.

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