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I'm having problems with my DPF light coming on after the emissions fix. Is this a typical occurrence with the SEAT Toledo 1.6 TDi? What do they do to the vehicle when it undergoes the update and do you...
We purchased an approved used 2015 MINI Countryman 1.6 petrol with 11,000 miles from a Mini dealer 12 months ago. We have driven it 1000 miles in the last 12 months (second car) and the clutch has begun...
I've not been using the air con due to the weather conditions and now it doesn't work. I have a quote from my Nissan garage for a re-gas on my Qashqai at a cost of £159. I'm informed they need to re-gas...
My rear windscreen wiper stopped working a week ago and I'm worried it will cost me a lot if I take it to a garage. Can you advise what the problem is? I'm guessing it has to do with the wiring but I'm...
Nearside indicator isn't working on my 1996 Audi A4. The hazard lights are okay. I've changed the hazard relay switch but the nearside indicator still isn't working.
I'm looking for a cheap to run car which will be reliable, but over the magic 100,000 mark, as I do plenty of miles and don't want to crucify value. Ideally for about £2500. I do enough miles (12,000 plus)...
My partner bought an approved used 2011 Honda CR-V with a one year warranty less than a week ago. On four occasions it's jumped out of first gear when doing less than 10mph for a few hundred yards. Are...
I own an 18 month old BMW 2 Series Active Tourer which has just had it's first service at 17,100 miles. I'm told that the rear brake pads are worn and need replacing (£275). Having owned many cars, I've...
My Citroen C4 refused to start today. I can't move the gear stick from parking to any other position unless I press on the brakes. When I do move it, the message "put auto box in place" comes up. When...
Our 2007 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi broke down on Sunday evening. The engine cut out at 75mph. It started up again and revved fine, but came up with 'Engine System Fault' and an Amber Cog with and exclamation...
 

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