Please help! Is it really "normal" for an Opel Corsa 1.4 to get its 3rd engine at 60 000km's???

Asked by Feb 05, 2013 at 04:29 AM about the 2008 Opel Corsa

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Opel Corsa was bought in January 2008, in October 2009, at just under 30 000km's the engine
failed and a new one was put in as it was still under warrentee. Now, in 2013 the engine started to
cut out again. The car was sent for a service, which after they gave 2 quotes for either a new engine
(R47000) or a reconditioned one (R59000).  After many calls I found out that the car never received a
brand new engine, but a "rebuilt"one as there was no new stock at that stage.  General Motors that
this is common practice and that it is not impossible for an engine to fail at 30 000, and also not
impossible to get a 3rd engine at 60 000kms.  I have another car which I have had for 12 years and it
has never given any engine problems.  Can somebody please help me.  Is it legal to not put a new
engine in, as it makes it then impossible to trace if there was a problem with the engine as it is not
new.  General Motors is now saying that we must take the Corsa in so that the engine can be
stripped to find the fault, but this will be at our own cost.  Please, if anybody can give me advice I will
appreciate it!  It feels like they are trying to hustle money from a woman who doesn't have it or the
knowledge of cars.

4 Answers

Normal? No way, no how. 18,000 miles is barely broken in, A 3rd engine at 37,000 miles is just about unheard of. Impossible? Well no, but highly unlikely and legal? that I don't know. get a lawyer. and I am not being sarcastic...GET a lawyer and have him/her write nasty threatening letters to the Dealer, GM and everybody in sight, Somebody told you a whopper, Christine. You have been lied to and taken for the proverbial ride ..Fight back, do not let them (censored) you like this/ *&%^%$ me off what some people will do to cheat for a buck and that is what has happened to you

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I my self am driving an Opel Corsa and nearly touched 59,000 kms. David is right. Give them a piece of your mind thru a lawyer and let them pay for the trouble they have caused you. Cars engines sometimes outlive their cars. Dont let them Get away

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the 1.4 engine is a good engine, my corsa is now at 137000km and the engine has never even been opened, these people are taking you for one bad ride and its going down hill,kick their asses coz thats the only way you are gona get the right thing correctly


Bought corsa utility 2006 2nd now 222300 and still strong only high reves.

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