Stop / Start issues

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Ken_A
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Re: Stop / Start issues

Post by Ken_A » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:51 pm

Update to S/S issue on my Elite Nav S/S battery problems. Following on from the dealer having the car in at the start of November for a full battery charge I've now done a good couple of weeks doing my usual driving. On the first day S/S worked perfectly, even with the air-con on. I then used the heated seats and steering wheel on a number of occasions and now S/S does not work. The car has now in the last couple of days had the ECO mode again starting to occur when leaving the boot and doors open whilst packing shopping into the car. I've again contacted the service manager regarding this who at first suggested to take it for a good run. Again I pointed out that this would not resolve the problem once the battery was going down in power as I'd done this before. I also pointed out that one would not expect a £30000 modern car to require battery charging because I'm not doing many miles. He did of course agree. I again raised EFB and AGM batteries and that Vauxhall customer services were not interested in changing even when I got to speak to a manager. I also said that they said if I got the change done even by the dealer it would invalidate my warranty. He could not see why.
Anyway, he has request me to email information on the AGM batteries and promised to look into this. I pointed out that I was going into hospital next Wednesday and would not be able to drive for 6 weeks. He said that that was no problem as they could pick the car up during this period and bring it back afterwards. So I've done a cut and paste of the Varta web site with the differences between EFB and AGM batteries and the advantages of the AGM.


Lock-N
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Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:08 am
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Stop / Start issues

Post by Lock-N » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:01 pm

Well my warranty must now be void as they gave me a cheep and Nasty battery a EFB One will be going to the Evenshalshaw Vauxhall dealership Edinburgh to confront the liars who say iv got an AGM one they fitted To show me what EFB Stands for definitely nothing to do with AGM
2019.Vauxhall Grandland X Elite Nav White. 1.2 Turbo Panoramic Roof-Wind Deflectors- Mudguards-window shades-& Side Step


Mark.C
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Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:39 am
Location: Glasgow

Re: Stop / Start issues

Post by Mark.C » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:23 pm

Well mine has been in since yesterday after booking a date a few weeks ago. Anyhow I get a phonecall this afternoon saying diagnostic have shown a fault with the starter and they believe that is what is causing the s/s failure. Aye right !! I asked what state the battery discharge was but they could not answer that. Convenient blaming the starter motor.. means I have to wait at least another five days till that arrives. Worse than it means another five days in the complimentary Crossland.
Grandland X Elite Nav White Jade. Panoramic roof and mudflaps and a Nextbase 412 dashcam thats all it needs. :)


Lock-N
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Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:08 am
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Stop / Start issues

Post by Lock-N » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:26 pm

Lock-N wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Well my warranty must now be void as they gave me a cheep and Nasty battery a EFB One will be going to the Evenshalshaw Vauxhall dealership Edinburgh to confront the liars who say iv got an AGM one they fitted To show me what EFB Stands for definitely nothing to do with AGM
Update as of Today Now after nearly 6 weeks of not driving I’m back behind the wheel Today My Car was only started once in this time for around 10 mins just to turn engine over .Today did a 36 mile round trip and surprise surprise my stop/start worked fine on way back .So the battery I got fitted an EFB type is doing the job .But I’m still not happy after being told by my Dodgy Dealership Evenshalshaw sighthill Edinburgh iv now got an AGM battery .So should have no more s&s problems .Next Week I’ll take the car to them and as to point out AGM on the battery and see what they say ?
2019.Vauxhall Grandland X Elite Nav White. 1.2 Turbo Panoramic Roof-Wind Deflectors- Mudguards-window shades-& Side Step


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