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Why did my Toyota Corolla break down?


My Toyota Corolla broke down on the M8 while driving to Dublin. Had the automobile for seven years no problem. It gave a clicking sound a few times and then suddenly started slowing down. I stopped by the hard shoulder and opened the bonnet to see smoke coming out of the engine. I got the oil indicator and thought it needs oil. I topped it up, but now the automobile won't start. I called breakdown assist who took me to the nearest garage. It just doesn't start now. What is wrong with my automobile?

Filed under fault - Asked by Dwtdil D (Cork) - Sun, 09 Nov 2014 22:43

I can't open my Opel Insignia's boot...

Battery went dead on my Open Insignia and I cannot open the boot manually. Is there a setting or fuse that might be the problem? The key fob only does the central locking...

Filed under fault - Asked by Paul Obrien (Kilkenny) - Sun, 07 Jun 2015 18:56

Issue with timing chain in the Mazda CX-7?

Was there an issue with the timing chain in the Mazda CX-7? I have heard conflicting reports.


Filed under fault - Asked by John Cloonan (Athlone) - Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:37

Why does my Rover 75 overheat?

My automobile is a Rover 75. Why does it overheat?

Filed under fault - Asked by Solomon Kingz (Abuja Nigeria) - Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:30

My Toyota Avensis won't start. What to do?

My 2008 Toyota Avensis diesel has just 75,000 miles on the clock, is fully serviced and running well until a week ago. It now will not start and my mechanic cannot get into the diagnostics to find fault.

What now?

Filed under fault - Asked by Joseph Mcgowan (Donegal) - Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:12

What's wrong with my Toyota auto gearbox?

My 2013 Toyota Avensis Verso has an auto gear problem. It drives fine when it's cold and the gear change is perfect. Even in reverse it's fine, but it stops moving after two to three minutes driving and reverse won't engage either. What is the problem?

Filed under fault - Asked by John Kerry (London) - Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:55

The steering on my Avensis seems jumpy!

The steering on my 2010 Toyota Avensis Aura seems jumpy and light. What's wrong?

Filed under fault - Asked by David Large (Sligo Ireland) - Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:22

What can I do about my faulty i30?

Hi, I am Prince from Wicklow,

I bought a new Hyundai i30 1.6 diesel two months ago. Now the automobile has an engine noise, abnormal pulling and an air conditioning problem. It was admitted to dealer garrage for repair it twice within two months. That took a week each time, but it is still not perfect.

Now it is running forward without pressing the accelerator in second, third and fourth gear and does not slow down immidiately when going down a gear. And there is also some problem with the auto stop and start system. Plus its fuel economy is only 47mpg.

What should I do? Can I ask my dealer to replace this faulty automobile, and what are my rights?

Thank you


Filed under fault - Asked by Prince Francis (Bray) - Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:37

I have a troublesome Toyota Avensis...

I'm having a lot of problems with my 2010 Toyota Avensis: problems with front tyres wearing; opening the boot and the doors. These are all problems with the 2010 model. Is Toyota standing behind and fi all these problems?

Filed under fault - Asked by Pat Murphy (Ballina) - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:12

Did the Opel Insignia have electrical issues?

Is it true that the Opel Insignia had electrical problems and if so have these problems been sorted?

Filed under fault - Asked by Bridie Dollard (Portlaois) - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:23

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