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Used Daewoo Matiz Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Daewoo Matiz faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

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That's because our Daewoo Matiz fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Daewoo Matiz (1998 - 2005) Fault Guide


Daewoo Matiz (1998 - 2005) Fault Guide

View Daewoo Matiz (1998 - 2005) Fault Guide

We know of 15 DAEWOO Matiz (1998 - 2005) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 5 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 5 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 3 recalls

Here's an example fault on the DAEWOO Matiz (1998 - 2005)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most engines built before 2001 the cam belt must be changed 40,000 miles and 60,000 miles on engines built after 2001.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as water pump and tensioner) have not been changed, and the mileage is over these boundaries, the cam belt is likely to fail soon. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built after a cam belt failure.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £90.


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