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Used Vauxhall Vectra Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Vauxhall Vectra 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 Vauxhall Vectra 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.

Select your Vauxhall Vectra fault guide:

Vauxhall Vectra I (1995 - 2002) Fault Guide
Vauxhall Vectra Ii (2002- Present) Fault Guide


Vauxhall Vectra I (1995 - 2002) Fault Guide

View Vauxhall Vectra I (1995 - 2002) Fault Guide

We know of 17 VAUXHALL Vectra I (1995 - 2002) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

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

Here's an example fault on the VAUXHALL Vectra I (1995 - 2002)

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 within 4 years or 40,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as roller kit 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 £235 - £360.


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Vauxhall Vectra Ii (2002- Present) Fault Guide

View Vauxhall Vectra Ii (2002- Present) Fault Guide

We know of 11 VAUXHALL Vectra II (2002- Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

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

Here's an example fault on the VAUXHALL Vectra II (2002- 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 within 4 years or 40,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as roller kit 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 £235 - £360.


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Registered users also get access to our regional price guides, cars for sale email alerts, and many other benefits to help you buy a safe, reliable used car at a great price.


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