What goes wrong with Vauxhall Meriva?

What goes wrong with Vauxhall Meriva?

Power steering fault It has been known for the power steering to go on the Vauxhall Meriva, making the vehicle extremely difficult to move. This fault has even been known to cause the steering to jam and it is a very common problem on this vehicle.

Is the Vauxhall Meriva reliable?

The Meriva has a good reputation for reliability, as did its predecessor, with few reported breakdowns. It’s known for being one of the more reliable cars in the small MPV class. Vauxhall as a brand finished in 18th place out of 32 manufacturers in our latest reliability survey.

Does Meriva have timing belt or chain?

Very likely to be a chain. Should last the life of the engine. Subject to regular oil and filter changes. I’d suggest the opposite – it’s likely to be the Opel/Vauxhall Family I /Ecotec engine which is definitely belt.

How many miles to the gallon does a Vauxhall Meriva do?

This suffers from official fuel consumption of 39.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 166g/km. The version with five- speed manual gears does a little better with 47.9mpg and 139g/km.

When did Vauxhall stop making Meriva?

Like the Nissan Note, the Meriva is no longer available new (it was discontinued in 2017), so your only choice is a used one.

How often should I service my Vauxhall Meriva?

every 12,000 miles
Vauxhall Meriva Full Service We recommend your car receives a Full Service every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever is sooner. A Full Service each year will reduce the risk of breakdown and can help maintain the value of the vehicle.

How much is car tax on a Vauxhall Meriva?


Annual Road Tax First Year Rate
1.7 CDTi Life 5d (AC) £180.00 N/A
1.4 16V Life 5d £220.00 N/A
1.4 16V Life 5d (AC) £220.00 N/A
1.6i 16V Life 5d £220.00 N/A

Is the Vauxhall Meriva good on fuel?

The most economical version of the Meriva is the 1.6 CDTi 110, with claimed average fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and 99g/km of CO2 emissions. The 1.3 CDTi diesel managed a maximum of 68.9mpg, while the best petrol-engined car was the 1.4T 120 with a claimed 47.9mpg.

What is the top spec Vauxhall Meriva?

If you’re interested in performance, the best performance version of the Meriva is the Vauxhall Meriva 1.4 Turbo 140 which scores 1.7★ on the encyCARpedia rating system for performance. With total power at 138 BHP and a power/weight ratio of 99 BHP/Tonne it has a top speed of 122 mph and gets to 62 mph in 10.3 seconds.

What engine is in my Vauxhall Meriva?

Three 1.4-litre petrol engines are available in the Meriva range. The entry-level 99bhp version does without a turbocharger, and as a result performance suffers. It takes 14 seconds to reach 62mph from rest and needs to be worked very hard to make a motorway overtake. The 118bhp version is better.

How much is a full service at Vauxhall?

Vauxhall servicing prices

Service Prices from
Full Service £164.99
Full Service and MOT £184.99
Major Service £214.99
Major Service and MOT £229.99

How much is the road tax for a 1.4 Vauxhall Meriva?


Annual Road Tax CO2 Emissions (g/km)
1.7 CDTi Life 5d (AC) £180.00 143 (Band F)
1.4 16V Life 5d £220.00 154 (Band G)
1.4 16V Life 5d (AC) £220.00 154 (Band G)
1.6i 16V Life 5d £220.00 159-161 (Band G)

How big is the boot on a Vauxhall Meriva?

The Vauxhall Meriva has a spacious 397-litre boot with an underfloor compartment, which means it’s 100 litres bigger than the Corsa supermini. The seats also fold completely flat to create an enormous 1,500-litre load space that’s 1.75 meters long, and the wide and square tailgate makes loading easy.

How many miles can a Vauxhall Meriva do?


Power 88 bhp
Torque 125 Nm, 92 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions 148 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard 4
Miles Per Tank 524 miles