Want a mid-size luxury car that does the business with a ton of space? This German engineered car is sold under the Vauxhall badge in the UK and has what it takes to haul you and the kids and a ton of other stuff from A to B in considerable luxury and style. Want to buy a second-hand Vauxhall Insignia? However, even with their Teutonic origins they are still prone to several widespread faults.
Keep your eyes open for the following…. One known issue with the Insignia is with the rear brakes, which can bind over years on the road. Slow progress and an unpleasant noise are the main two tell-tale signs and should cause you to start asking questions on the test drive.
Check the service history as this fault should have been fixed at some point, but if you can hear a squeaking noise then you could be looking at this problem. The number one fault on this Vauxhall vehicle is with the dual mass flywheel. How does this manifest on the road? Well any signs of clutch problems like a juddering feeling or hesitant power delivery when you put your foot down are big giveaways.
Any suspicion of this fault should be enough to make you turn tail and leave. Before you go on a test drive, pop the bonnet and have a scout around for any signs of leakage in this area. Again, this is a serious problem as issues with the steering fluid could increase your risk of catching fire when out on the road. Could be best to stop the potential sale at this point.
Other issues include the system deciding to turn off the power part of the power steering, leaving you with tough to handle regular steering. Diesel Insignias use a diesel particulate filter DPF that has a cleaning system requiring the car to be run at higher speeds to burn off the dirt. Ask some questions about the driving habits of the owner.
Too much urban driving could be a sign you might be looking at an expensive new DPF. Suspect vehicle identification numbers range from BB for the airbag and B and B for the windows.
This one can be particularly annoying especially when you are trying to load the car for a getaway or at a supermarket. Want the boot to stay open? Well a known fault could scupper your plans as the gas will often escape from the support struts and cause them to stop holding the door open.The new model features a handful of cosmetic revisions and new on-board technology. Standard equipment for the facelifted Vauxhall Insignia includes inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, front fog lamps and a pair of electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors.
Inside, buyers get a multifunction leather-trimmed steering wheel, two-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a pair of USB sockets and a seven-inch infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The trim-level adds LED ambient lighting, gloss black and chrome window trims, a tailgate spoiler and a pair of illuminated vanity mirrors. Adaptive suspension comes as standard, too. Each unit houses 84 LED bulbs which, combined with a forward-facing camera, can automatically adjust the beam trajectory to avoid dazzling oncoming road users. Additions over the Ultimate Nav model include aggressive front and rear bumpers, lower side skirts, a twin-exit stainless steel exhaust system, a GSi tailgate spoiler, inch alloys and red brake calipers.
Four new engines will be available, with buyers offered their choice of three petrols and one diesel. The entry-level petrol is a turbocharged 1. A turbocharged 2. The lesser-powered version produces bhp and Nm of torque, while the more potent GSi model has bhp and Nm of torque.Don't Buy a Vauxhall Astra K until you until you watch this - Common Problems & Issues
Both variants are mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and an adaptive four-wheel-drive system as standard. It also features an adjustable suspension system with adaptive dampers, adaptive steering and uprated four-piston Brembo brakes. Finally, buyers can opt for a turbocharged 1. The Insignia now comes with a forward collision alert system, blind spot monitoring and a couple of extra airbags. Vauxhall has also fitted a rear-view camera and rear cross-traffic alert, which warns the driver of approaching vehicles and pedestrians when reversing out of bay spaces.
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I have a vauxhall insignia 14 plate but love nor money indent connect via usb. Bluetooth is fine. Any advice or helpnis hugely apreciated as its doing my head in now and the vauxhall dealers are useless. Adverts are not shown to registered users, Register now for free! Advertising Insignia-drivers. What are you trying to do when connecting by USB?
Is it the Intellilink Navi RF you have? Are you changing what the phone wants to do when connecting to a USB? When connected swipe down and choose transfer option not just charging. Then your phone will be listed under media.
MATTG - - 2. I've connected my phone and it asks if allow or deny. I press allow and then after a while it flicks up with another message to say the connected device is unable to access data on this device. Reconnect and try again.
The dash when go to audio setting sees you have Samsung galaxy connected but also has android underneath of it. When you try and search albums, it keeps saying downloading but nothing happens just the red twirly thing in to left hand corner. Yes i do think it's the RF IPhones connect to it no problems. But I need my Samsung to connect fully. Everything else works perfectly just doesn't allow me to see my songs. It's worked on its own once in 6 months and when it did it done it on its own.
I've spent ages trying to sort it but everything I try gets me nowhere.Opel has taken the next step of its rollout of state-of-the-art, infotainment systems by launching the Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro units in its flagship, the Opel Insignia.
No matter whether customers choose an Insignia Grand Sport, Sports Tourer, Country Tourer or sporty GSi variant — they can always rely on the latest in connectivity and in-car entertainment with the new generation of infotainment systems. Insignia drivers are always up to date thanks to real-time information on traffic, petrol stations and prices as well as parking spaces and tolls.
The new Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment systems of the Insignia are not only state-of-the-art in terms of functionality, they are also more intuitive to use. Customers enjoy a large colour touchscreenup to eight inches in size. Additionally, drivers benefit from a high-resolution, clearly arranged Driver Information Cluster. A head-up display is optionally available. The top-level Multimedia Navi Pro represents a new generation of Opel on-board navigation systems.
Features include connected navigation services for optimum points of interest and destination searches, as well as Live Traffic, real-time fuel prices, parking information according to the destination and online map updates.
The additional comfort offered by 3D-map navigation, continuous zoom and smooth scrolling make each journey relaxing and enjoyable. In the connected state which requires a tethered smartphoneLive Traffic delivers traffic information in real time. Flow and conditions are updated and integrated into routing. This provides faster, more accurate and timely alerts as well as improved navigation routing. Additionally, Live Traffic shows which parts of the route are affected by delays and what kind of incident may be the cause.
The navigation system refers to information from previous journeys, in order to calculate arrival times more precisely. Up to two smartphones can be paired simultaneously.
Suitable smartphones can be charged wirelessly in the centre console and a Bose sound-system with eight loudspeakers and a digital sound processor is optionally available. For ease of use, the newly designed Human Machine Interface of Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro features an intuitive layout with direct access to main domains e. The tablet-like controls and swipe-gestures are ergonomic and simple to use. The driver can also operate the infotainment system via controls on the steering wheel.
The Multimedia Navi Pro system can be additionally operated by embedded voice control. To enable the driver to fully harmonise with the Insignia, the next-generation Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment system offers personalisation through user profiles. Up to five drivers can define their own profiles, allowing them to save numerous adjustments from climate-control settings to their preferred equalisation for the speaker system.
Favourite destinations, radio stations and points of interests are all stored according to the personalised profile, enabling the driver to concentrate on their journey. Future evolutions of the personalisation feature will include personalised search and routing, based on individual driving patterns.
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Mart34 Forumite posts. Hi Guys, As the heading states. I have a Vauxhall insignia, just recently it has developed a problem with the centre radio control buttons. I was out in the car late last night and where as everything was lit up the centre control weren't I note from looking in the owners manual there is fuse for the Infotainment system, could it be that not convinced its a fuse as the stereo works from the steering wheel or is it as I expect a dead unit.
I will not assume is it just a problem with the central control unit unless anyone can offer any other suggestions. What year is your car? Life isn't about the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.
Like choking It's an 09 plate, the stereo system is CD As the radio works from the steering wheel controls and neither the lamps or the buttons appear to be working, the fault seems to be between the console and the radio unit. I've just bought a "siggy" and joined insignia enthusiast. A guy on there has replaced the standard display with a sat-nav one, not that you want to do that but there are some good pics on how to remove the switch unit to check for a loose connection, the switch unit is screwed in, so dont try to pull it off.Not only is there plenty of standard kit, you can also add OnStar with a concierge button and its own 4G web.
Sat-nav routing is very good and postcode input is simple, but adding an address is long-winded. Do you find your car's infotainment system easy to use?
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MattJohnMurphy Forumite 4 posts. In May last year i purchased a reg Vauxhall Insignia, everything seemed fine until i ran into a major problem that made the car unusable until the on board computer was reset. I was told by the AA that this was a know problem with Vauxhall but was supposed to be fixed with a software updatem, which my car has.
This malfunction has happened twice now. My garage has told me to keep driving until it fails and have it brought in with the issue or give it to them to drive about and try an fail I have written a letter to Vauxhall which i wll paste below as i feel this is a terrible and unfair suggestion, i can't trust the car.
I was wondering if anyone else had had this problem? Link below to the coomplaint outlined and images. Complaint letter outlined below I am writing to you as I feel I have a case that has been left unresolved by the dealership that I purchased my Vauxhall Insignia from, and feel this needs a higher level of attention.
It was purchased through a salesman names Harry. I pulled over onto the hard shoulder, stopped the engine. My wife and I got out, I checked the engine and unscrewed the water cap with a rag, expecting there to be a problem, but nothing seemed out of place. I tried to start the engine again, but it sounded horrendous! Clanging and running rough, I switched it off immediately.