Vauxhall Vectra Cambelt Failure

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by Roy, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Roy

    Roy Guest


    My vectra's cambelt failed a week ago after only 16,000 miles. The garage
    that fitted it in 2003 (along with the other bits around it) say the fault
    is nothing to do with them. Does anyone know if the manufacturers (Gates I
    believe) have any warranty for these parts? As far as I know Vauxhall state
    that the part should last longer and recommend the change in about 40.000
    miles for example

    thanks for any help

    Roy, Feb 19, 2005
  2. Roy

    mikeFNB Guest

    the only chance of recourse would be an examination as to what has failed
    or caused it to fail.
    a faulty roller or tensioner or water pump if proved i would think should
    give you good cause for atleast a discount or better depending upon what is
    a good look at the belt won't go amiss either.

    good luck
    mikeFNB, Feb 19, 2005
  3. Roy

    Mad Mechanic Guest

    The garage what did your work should off put a cambelt kit on but don't for
    get labour carries 3 months warranty and the parts should be 12 months.I
    now only fit cambelts kits on cars now if a customer wants just a cambelt on
    then I will not do it.its not worth it

    hope this helps you

    ps the garage should look after you I now if it ever happened to me then I
    would repair it
    Mad Mechanic, Feb 21, 2005
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