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Vauxhall Meriva (2010 - )

Last updated 26 March 2015

 
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What's good

Finalist in 2011 European Car of the Year Awards.

5-STAR EURO NCAP RATING: 89% Adult Protection; 77% Child Protection; 55% Pedestrian Protection; 86% Safety Assist.

What to watch out for

Front door drains leave rainwater in the bottoms of the doors.

2-8-2011: One strange case of the electric parking brake suddenly and repeatedly applying of its own accord while the car was being driven.

7-10-2012: Further report of electric parking brake activating while the car was being driven. Returned to dealer. Supposedly fixed. But kept happening. Finally returned to Vauxhall who kept it for 2 months attempting to identify the fault without success.

19-3-2013: Seems to be a problem of overheating fuel pump relays on 1.7 CDTi. Fuel pump sticks on. Reader report of this at 18 months and 12,500 miles melting the fusebox and damaging the loom.

17-1-2014: Complaint of flooded footwell of three year old Meriva. Dealer replaced a seal in March 2013, but driver's footwell wet again in January 2014. Dealer says cannot find source of leak. Obviously unaware of the door drain problem.

3-5-2014: Another main wiring loom of 20k mile 2011 Meriva 1.7CDTI SE damaged by overheating fuel pump relays. Repaired under 'Lifetime Warranty', but long wait of 11 weeks for the replacement loom, plus 5 days to fit it. Reader supplied with courtesy car for the duration.

20-12-2014: 2011 Vauxhall Meriva 1.4T with oil services at 18,879 miles on 8-5-2012 and at 34,339 miles at 5-3-2013 suffered turbo failure in 2014. Oil not changed frequently enough, but Vauxhall picked up the bill for the new turbo.

Recalls

18-11-2010: Vauxhall Meriva front passenger seat could move without warning. Build dates 01/09/2010 to 30/09/2010.

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Owners' Reviews

5
1.4 vvt
By wrenny1969

we really like this car against the pre reg price of £10k

On 3 January 2015
5
1.7 CDTI Manual 130 SE
By Weemorris

A Great Car.

On 1 May 2014
5

Solid 4/5 seater people carrier

On 28 November 2013

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