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Used Rover Streetwise Fault Guides

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

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Rover Streetwise 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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Rover Streetwise (2003 - Present) Fault Guide


Rover Streetwise (2003 - Present) Fault Guide

View Rover Streetwise (2003 - Present) Fault Guide

We know of 17 ROVER Streetwise (2003 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

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

Here's an example fault on the ROVER Streetwise (2003 - Present)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most engines the cam belt must be changed 10,000 miles.

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 £200. It will cost £700 - £1,000 to have the engine repaired if the belt fails.


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