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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: 428

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: 235
Views: 54985

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: 235
Views: 54985

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: 235
Views: 54985

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: 235
Views: 54985

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: 1350

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: 235
Views: 54985

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: 235
Views: 54985

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: 235
Views: 54985

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 ...
by Ken_A
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop / Start issues
Replies: 235
Views: 54985

Re: Stop / Start issues

Omitted to say that my GLX is an Auto.