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Vauxhall Crossland X common problems (2017-present)

Vauxhall Crossland X common problems solved with Haynes Autofix

The Vauxhall Crossland X is a car aimed squarely at 2+2 families who tend to spend most of their motoring lives trundling around city streets. That’s because it’s small, easy to park, flexible and comparatively cheap to run.

But it could be cheaper to run. How? By you keeping on top of the servicing and maintenance yourself. Easy peasy. Just follow the procedures in the Haynes Autofix product and you’ll be away.

So what will that maintenance entail? And how often will you have to repair your Crossland X? Well, data suggests not that often, because the Crossland X is decently dependable. But when it does display a fault, we at Haynes can help you sort it quickly, efficiently and most of all, cheaply.

Vauxhall Crossland X common problems

What recalls has the Vauxhall Crossland X been subject to?

The Vauxhall Crossland X has been a relatively uncommon visitor to the inside of Vauxhall workshops over the course of its life.

A loose rear hub nut caused a small number of cars to be recalled, then the Crossland X was recalled for a rear impact limiter that hadn’t been installed during production. Then 539 cars were recalled because of faulty rear axle beam bolts.

A full 6282 cars were recalled because of a faulty lambda sensor, then 500 vehicles were recalled for an emissions software update.

A leaky high-pressure fuel pump was the source of a recall on a small number of Crossland X models.

Vauxhall Crossland X problems solved with Haynes

What common problems does the Vauxhall Crossland X Mk1 have?

The Vauxhall Crossland X has been known to throw up a malfunction indicator light (MIL) on occasion, with the source being a faulty oxygen sensor.

The handbrake has also been the source of an issue for Vauxhall Crossland X owners, as has a fault that causes the ABS/ESP warning light to illuminate.

Some owners have reported a fault with the air-conditioning system, which manifests itself when the ambient temperature is high – not what you’d call ideal.

And the Crossland X is also known to have an issue that causes the door locks, electric windows and power mirrors all to malfunction.

 

Vauxhall Crossland X problems solved with Haynes Autofix

Does the Vauxhall Crossland X have sensor problems?

The Vauxhall Crossland X sometimes throws up one of those annoying malfunction indicator lights (MIL) that appear when the car seems to be driving normally.

First up, you’ll need to plug in a fault code reader, which will display one of a number of possible codes, including P0171, P0172, P2270 or P0031. These codes will show that the fault lies with one of the car’s oxygen sensors, and will allow you to pinpoint the faulty component.

Then it’s simply a case of using your Haynes Crossland X Autofix to find out how to remove and replace the dodgy oxygen sensor.

Vauxhall Crossland X problems

Does the Vauxhall Crossland X have parking brake problems?

Yes, it does. In fact, the parking brake has been known to fail completely. The fault lies with the release button in the handbrake lever, and the solution is to replace the lever itself.

You’ll need to remove the centre console (which will also entail removal of one or both front seats) before you can get to the parking brake mechanism beneath it.

The Haynes Crossland X Autofix will give you a good idea of how to go about all this, so just set aside an afternoon and get cracking. It won’t be too difficult.

Vauxhall Crossland X common problems

Does the Vauxhall Crossland X have wheel speed sensor problems?

If the ABS/ESP warning light illuminates on the dashboard of your Vauxhall Crossland X, then there’s a good chance that one of the wheel speed sensors is at fault.

If you then plug in a fault code reader, it will be able to confirm if this is the problem, and which wheel speed sensor is affected.

After that, it’s simply a case of determining whether the sensor is simply dirty or if it’s damaged.

If it’s the former, then you’ll need to clean both the wheels speed sensor itself and the wheel speed sensor ring.

However, if it’s the latter, you’ll need to replace the sensor, and that’s when the Haynes Crossland X Autofix will be able to come to your aid.

Vauxhall Crossland X common problems solved with Haynes Autofix

Does the Vauxhall Crossland X have air-conditioning problems?

Typical. It’s a hot day, so you feel the need to crank up the air-conditioning system in your Crossland X, but the system either fails to respond or does so intermittently. Perfect. Time to go old school and get the windows down.

If this happens to your car, then the problem is most likely with the blower control unit, so you’ll need to remove the old blower control unit and replace it with a new one.

Again, the Haynes Crossland X Autofix will be able to give you a guiding hand, taking the stress out of the situation.

Vauxhall Crossland X problems solved with Haynes

Does the Vauxhall Crossland X have electrical problems?

Things would be even worse if the previous fault happened on the same day as this one, because you’d be in a car on a hot day with faulty air-con and no ability to lower the windows.

This fault also stops you from adjusting your exterior mirrors and stops the door locks from operating.

The issue lies with connectors in the door plug, so you’ll need to disconnect the car’s battery, unplug the connector and straighten out any bent connector pins within it.

Then you’ll need to delete all fault codes from the car’s memory.

The Haynes Crossland X Autofix will give you a great idea of what to do at every step of the journey.