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Common car faults

  • 19-06-2021 2:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭ passatman86


    What common car faults do you notice while driving around. I will start with 2
    Nissan qashqai - rear boot plastic over the reg taped on
    Toyota celica 00 model - petrol caps broke off


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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ ThreeGreens


    Peugeot 206 (old models) brake likes permanently staying on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,479 ✭✭✭ Montage of Feck


    Peugeot 206 (old models) brake likes permanently staying on.

    Just fiddle with the switch on the passenger side foot well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,678 ✭✭✭ MAJJ


    Windows regulater on VWs


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,624 ✭✭✭ Midnight_EG


    What common car faults do you notice while driving around. I will start with 2
    Nissan qashqai - rear boot plastic over the reg taped on
    Toyota celica 00 model - petrol caps broke off

    90812-JD00H...worked in Nissan for 7 years and that number rattled off inside my head everytime I came up behind a Qashqai since I left


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ Eoinbmw


    Lately been noticing a lot of dead LEDs on Audi a4 and a6's!
    My old a6 avant had a few too!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 130 ✭✭ Turbolounge


    Insignias with missing badges


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,720 ✭✭✭✭ CianRyan


    90812-JD00H...worked in Nissan for 7 years and that number rattled off inside my head everytime I came up behind a Qashqai since I left

    I can change with a blind fold, hung upsides down, drunk, while underwater.

    Again on J10 Qashqais, the rear bulb holders fail and cause a disco when you brake and indicate at the same time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭ passatman86


    Old fiat punto brakes and indicators disco


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,520 ✭✭✭✭ wonski


    Broken indicators on many cars.

    EU commission should issue a letter of concern to all manufacturers :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,312 ✭✭✭ The Continental Op


    The occasional old Ford Focus/Fiesta with no front insignia because the bonnet lock is broken.

    Wake me up when it's all over.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,089 ✭✭✭ James Bond Junior


    Mk5 golf/audi A3 rear windscreen wiper motor failing. Normally mid sweep. We had 2 A3s, matching his and hers and both had motors die.


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ Eoinbmw


    Mk5 golf/audi A3 rear windscreen wiper motor failing. Normally mid sweep. We had 2 A3s, matching his and hers and both had motors die.
    Had this on my Audi avant too must be a VAG thing!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,989 ✭✭✭ Padre_Pio


    All BMWs.

    Oil leaks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭ PukkaStukka


    Opel Corsa's with noisy timing chains that sound like a skeleton w##king in a dustbin


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭ ofcork


    Old renaults with brake lights flashing as the indicators!


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,878 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    I've seen a fair few Ford Transits doing similar.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,208 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Mrk 1 Focus Clocks/Instrument cluster faults!


  • Registered Users Posts: 243 ✭✭ Psychedelic Hedgehog


    Peugeot 407's and ABS sensors. Had two, replaced eight :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,310 ✭✭✭ Speak Now


    Opel Corsa's with noisy timing chains that sound like a skeleton w##king in a dustbin

    And Astras


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Don keebals


    BMW's and some Audi's indicators don't work


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  • Registered Users Posts: 130 ✭✭ Turbolounge


    BMW's and some Audi's indicators don't work

    They do, it's just the driver doesn't use them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,082 ✭✭✭ Deep Thought


    Gob****es behind the wheel

    who don’t now what all the dials and nobs mean and thus don’t indicate, leave on fog lights and don’t know why other cars flash them at nite even when there is a big blue light on the dash


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,161 ✭✭✭✭ KKV


    Mercedes Sprinters' with more rust than paint.


  • Registered Users Posts: 218 ✭✭ Comment_below


    Old Audi A4s or VW Boras with broken suspension and noisy engines/exhausts that go booo lawd!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,720 ✭✭✭✭ CianRyan


    Mrk 1 Focus Clocks/Instrument cluster faults!

    Dead common!

    Bad solder joints on the back is the cause and can be fixed with a soldering iron and some flux.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,342 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    Back door locks mark 2 Leon

    Half those circular back lights gone on 08 09 avensis

    Headlamp washer cover blown off e90 3 series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,624 ✭✭✭ Midnight_EG


    Gob****es behind the wheel

    who don’t now what all the dials and nobs mean and thus don’t indicate, leave on fog lights and don’t know why other cars flash them at nite even when there is a big blue light on the dash

    I think you misunderstood the thread :confused:


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,878 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Opel Corsa's with noisy timing chains that sound like a skeleton **** in a dustbin
    PukkaStukka you utter prick. I just had wine fly out my nose. :pac: Brilliant. I'm soooo nicking that line BTW and claim it as my own. :D

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 72,609 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Half those circular back lights gone on 08 09 avensis

    Those are bulbs :D


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    Timing chain tensioners on VW group cars. Engines on Mazda diesels. Those old BMW diesel swirl things. Rear bulbs on gen 1 Auris.


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