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Why does my SEAT stop-start not work?

I have a 2011 SEAT Leon Ecomotive SE 1.6 diesel and the stop-start system is not working. It seems to have decided to stop working and when I try to use it the message on my dashboard is 'start/stop is not possible.' I have checked the tyres and the pressure and they seem to be within spec. Can you advise what I need to do to get it back working?


Anne Marie

Filed under fault - Asked by Anne Marie Connolly (Mullingar) - Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:06

I can't decide between petrol or diesel!

Hi there,

I am completely baffled about petrol vs diesel vs hybrid. I am looking to trade in a Skoda Octavia 1.6 diesel for a second hand automobile, but I am being told not to get diesel again as petrol is now being encouraged. I think hybrid looks too expensive and electric does not seem viable at this point. The additional problem is that there seems to be very little choice in a family saloon in petrol with a 2016 or 2017 reg.


Yours John

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by John White (Newbridge) - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 22:32

Do warranties automobilery over from UK to Ireland?

If I import a automobile from the UK, do any manufacturers provide the balance of the new automobile warranty once the automobile has been re-registered here if the automobile is still in warranty in UK?

Filed under warranty - Asked by Simon M (Dublin) - Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:08

I think RWD automobiles should use winter tyres!

Why are winter tyres not mandatory on rear-wheel-drive automobiles? I’m on my second Mercedes and know to switch to winter tyres each year. I rarely see other rear-wheel-drive automobiles doing the same yet such vehicles are uncontrollable in icy conditions - much worse than front-wheel drive. This is a serious safety issue not just for owners but other road users. I can guarantee someone will get killed if action is not taken. I suggest campaigns but also really dealers have an onus to notify buyers. Perhaps you could highlight as well.



Filed under tyres - Asked by Sean Burgess - Thu, 01 Mar 2018 19:35

When will the updated Mazda6 hit Ireland?

When will the updated Mazda6 hit Ireland?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Eamonn McDermott (Limerick City) - Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:58

Does my Toyota Avensis have a timing belt?

Does my Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D have a timing chain or a belt drive?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Jonathan Garvey (Galway ) - Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:22

Thoughts on the 1.0-litre petrol Octavia?

Your comments on the Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI petrol automatic please? Fuel consumption, power, spec level, or any other useful info.

Many thanks in advance


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Angela McIntyre (Co. Offaly) - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:12

How to change my Octavia's oil filter?

I was going to give my automobile a service, but before I start, I was wondering is the oil filter hard to gain access to, as there are two pipes running above it; it's a 2011 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI.

Any advice would be great


Filed under servicing - Asked by Kevin O Donovan (Dublin) - Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:34

Does my dad's automobile need a new ECU?!

Done the pedal test on my dad's 2001 Opel Astra (it was running slow and drinking petrol) and got the codes p1122, p1120 and p1155; we were told these are to do with the automobile's computer and will cost in the region of €1,000 to replace the computer and reprogram. Is this correct or is it easily fixed?

Filed under fault - Asked by Maebh Bushe (Dublin) - Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:19

Why an engine warning light in my VW Polo?

Why does my engine warning light come back on after I got the two lambda sensors changed, which it said was the problem? My automobile is a 2003 Volkswagen Polo.

Filed under fault - Asked by Danielle Automobileey (Delvin) - Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:02



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