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Tonkerdog   
Sat Apr 27 2019, 07:32am
Joined: Feb 22 2019
Member No: #3836
Location: Evesham
Unfortunately on a road trip last night, my wife encountered some of our original faults . Having the suspension fault come up in red constantly, wasn’t very good for her passengers nerves and the knocking in the wheel well has returned.

What to do now!
321dave   
Sat Apr 27 2019, 09:29pm
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Tonkerdog wrote ...

Unfortunately on a road trip last night, my wife encountered some of our original faults . Having the suspension fault come up in red constantly, wasn’t very good for her passengers nerves and the knocking in the wheel well has returned.

What to do now!



Hi Chris,
sorry to hear your having a few issues with your new C6. When you mention a knocking sound, it could be worn drop links attached to the front anti roll bar. Is thud sound particularly obvious passing over speed bumps? The slightest wear on idir side will produce a sound.. I replaced my own links some what initially with cheaper ones and they didn't last long. Then I replaced them again with more expensive parts the second time and they have been very quite now for 2yrs so far.

If your not on the motorway daily they get a good testing on bad surfaces, so they will wear quicker. I'm afraid as the road surfaces are generallly poor this contributes to the increased wear and then a knocking sound. Could well be they are worn now. They aren't very expensive anyway. Just a thought on what might be causing you that sound.

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 Tonkerdog (28 April 2019)
MGmike   
Sun Apr 28 2019, 07:57am
Joined: May 21 2017
Member No: #3151
Location: South Queensferry
Hi Chris,
I hope you stick with it and WHM to get these teething problems ironed out. Once sorted you'll start to really enjoy the car. As well as the drop links mentioned by Dave the bottom suspension bush presents with a similar knocking on uneven surfaces. It's also an easy fix for WHM. Did WHM say what they did to correct the knocking when they had the car last week?

The suspension fault could be a bit more difficult to pin down and error codes would help point to the source. Again, WHM should be able sort it. But if you can get more info, post it up and I'm sure someone will be able to give you some pointers.
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 Tonkerdog (28 April 2019)
Tonkerdog   
Sun Apr 28 2019, 04:59pm
Joined: Feb 22 2019
Member No: #3836
Location: Evesham
Thanks gents. I’ll get it fixed eventually, and even so in the mean time, I haven’t enjoyed a car so much since my Saab 9000 days.
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 cruiserphil (29 April 2019) , 321dave (10 October 2019)
mike58   
Thu Oct 10 2019, 10:01pm
Joined: Oct 09 2019
Member No: #4098
Location: Glasgow
Hi folks, just a bit of a sad update. I followed the advice and went to a garage recommended on these pages.

1 month on I’ve got...

ABS failure
SATNAV failure
AIRCON failure even though I’ve spent £70 topping it up as it arrived without any gas in it.
PARKING BRAKE failure
SUSPENSION FAULT
KNOCKING NOISE FRONT RIGHT WHEEL
CRUISE CONTROL failure


That's a heck of a list and as a prospective owner scares the daylights out of me!
I'm delighted to hear the seller rectified the faults but really all of these in 30 days? If I were suspicious ( which I am not) then I would perhaps think that these faults had simply been cleared prior to sale, but what dealer with a good reputation would do that and not expect grief. As for arriving with no air on working, again, why?
This forum as in all specialist car forums tend to highlight issues as a car running trouble free isn't terribly entertaining, I do hope though that you have a long period of hassle free wafting in one of the most unique forms of transport available.
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 321dave (10 October 2019)
C6Dave   
Fri Oct 11 2019, 07:22am

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
mike58 wrote ...
This forum as in all specialist car forums tend to highlight issues as a car running trouble free isn't terribly entertaining

The 'youngest' C6 are now 7 years old and the bulk of those available were built 2006/7 so are at a point in there life where issues will arise I'm afraid.

Plastics go hard and break, rust is attacking vulnerable pipes, fluids are degenerating, seals leak and that happens with all cars.

Even a 'well sorted' C6 is likely to have some hidden issues waiting to popup and if your contemplating buying one then you need to factor in some 'preventative maintenance' and the possibility of a repair or 2 just like I have had to do on my latest 6.
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