Cam belt replacement after 34,000 miles

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Post by GXE » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:13 pm

Hi All
My first post. My car is a 2018 Elite Nav 1.2 petrol engine which is great.
However 2 weeks ago a "low oil pressure" light came on whilst on motorway. Long story short it was towed to my local dealer who only this week advised the cam belt is being replaced under a "special warranty". The car has 34,000 on the clock. Trying to get a courtesy car has been ridiculous with the dealer saying Customer Care need to authorise and Customer Care saying the dealer is responsible. I've given up despite the inconvenience of being without a car. Just want it back. Now being told it will be ready on Tuesday (I will believe it only when it happens). Anyone else had these issues?

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Post by Valer » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:47 pm

Belt break up is very common on the "wet belt" engines and not just the Vauxhall/Peugeot in the Grandland
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Post by dervdave » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:47 am

Supposed to have been resolved on newer models with revised belt........ don't think so

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Post by GXE » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:47 pm

Thanks very much for the information. I picked up the car yesterday. The dealer claimed it was in for a free winter check. The timing belt had been changed along with a vacuum pump seal, crankshaft seal, a new oil filter and new engine oil. None of this was recorded on the FOC receipt as it was undertaken on a "special coverage" basis and no guarantee/warranty provided as the car is nearly 4 years old and out of warranty. I thought regardless of the car age any fitted parts would have at least 1 year guarantee. I suspect there should be a recall for this 1.2 engine but it may be down to the number of complaints/ breakdowns- does anyone one what triggers a recall?

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Post by BBGrandlandX » Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:14 pm

Hi, how much did cost you in the end? Also do you have any further updates on this as this issue/fault has just happened to me and just before christmas...wonderful.

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Post by GXE » Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:16 am

It was FOC (free of charge).

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Post by Dr-rocroc » Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:34 am

What is the specification oil needed after wet belt replacement I know it’s 0/30. But what is the spec. Thanks.

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Post by edgejedi » Mon Jul 11, 2022 8:27 pm


Welcome on board! There's another thread here you might like to read did well and were lucky being invited in!
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