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by Ken_A
Fri May 15, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 250
Views: 73535

Re: Stop / Start issues

This all seems to have quietened down now. It's been a while since I've been on the forum. My GX Elite nav has been sat in the drive going nowhere as my wife is shielding due to her low immune system. This morning I decided to give the car a short run. Wasn't sure if it would start as when I had the...
by Ken_A
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Main Vauxhall Grandland chat
Topic: Coronavirus lockdown - how long might my battery last?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: Coronavirus lockdown - how long might my battery last?

Midinotes, with my original EFB battery I was having no end of trouble with it not regenerating due to my short journeys. I had to leave my car in its garage due to an operation meaning I could not drive for six weeks. After a couple of weeks I was able at least to go and check the car only to find ...
by Ken_A
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 250
Views: 73535

Re: Stop / Start issues

I don't think that Vauxhall are getting their heads around what's going on here. The fact that the S/S does not work is that if you are doing lots of local driving the battery is not getting enough of a regenerative charge. Why else do the various dealers and Vauxhall say we are not driving the cars...
by Ken_A
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 250
Views: 73535

Re: Stop / Start issues

Here we are. Vauxhall Ref No. from the end of October, 31650484. spoke to both customer care and then a manager about battery problems. Basically the outcome was the EFB battery is fine and will not fit an AGM. Need to drive more. Now had AGM in for just on 3 weeks and S/S seems to be working fine 9...
by Ken_A
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 250
Views: 73535

Re: Stop / Start issues

I have a reference number for my contact with them. Just got to look through my paperwork and will let you have it.
by Ken_A
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 250
Views: 73535

Re: Stop / Start issues

Well a couple of weeks in now and S/S is still working. Mind you, this morning after the car had been locked in the garage for a couple of days the S/S did not work after setting out. Did around 4 miles to do the weekly shopping. When we got back in and drove off the S/S worked first time I pulled u...
by Ken_A
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Main Vauxhall Grandland chat
Topic: Car alarm - illuminated security light
Replies: 8
Views: 2445

Re: Car alarm - illuminated security light

Well after reading this I had a look in my Elite Nav and there it was flashing away. Will only be visible at night from outside. I suppose most people will realise that most new modern cars will have an alarm fitted. I knew my one worked as I've set it off a couple of times. At least I know where to...
by Ken_A
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 250
Views: 73535

Re: Stop / Start issues

I got it from the dealers and it is an actual Vauxhall AGM battery. Cost was £260 including fitting and VAT. Yes I know that was over the top but my reasoning was that if I had a Vauxhall item fitted by their dealer there should not be any warranty problems. You never know one day I may get this bac...
by Ken_A
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 250
Views: 73535

Re: Stop / Start issues

The problem is that it's not just a Stop[/Start issue if you are a low mileage drive like myself. 90% of my driving is local and all that happens is that the battery capacity level reduces. When my dealer had it in last year the battery was down to 30% and they charged it up for me. The S/S worked f...
by Ken_A
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 250
Views: 73535

Re: Stop / Start issues

Had to go out today for a relatively short round trip of around 10 miles. this required one stop and then start of the car.Had heated seats and steering wheel and rear window/mirrors on for about first 10 minutes. Since these items on the S/S has failed to work. Someone has suggested that I contact ...