What should I look for in a used Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback?
When you go to view a Grandland X, have a play around with the infotainment system. Not just to learn how to operate it, but to make sure that it works as it should and doesn’t freeze or crash. If it does, the system might require an update.
Some of the snazzier specification cars have larger 19in alloy wheels that could be susceptible to kerb damage. Front parking sensors aren’t standard, so check the front bumper for any scrapes. Also, since this is a family car, check that there aren’t any stains on the seats or carpet and that the interior plastics are in good order.
What are the most common problems with a used Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback?
Engine piston failure
This recall relates to engine pistons that might not be up to specification. They therefore allow oil to enter the inlet circuit, and this could in extreme circumstances lead to increased engine revs for a few seconds and possible total engine failure. Dealers will replace the engine if necessary.
Side airbag might fail to deploy
Examples fitted with leather seats had an issue where the stitching wouldn’t separate correctly and allow for the seat-mounted airbag to deploy. Affected vehicles are to be inspected by a Vauxhall dealer and have modified seat covers fitted to solve the problem.
Oil plug leak
There’s the potential for 2018 model year cars to develop an oil leak from an oil plug that’s in the cylinder block. This can, in a worst case scenario, allow the engine to run low of oil. Dealers are to tighten the plug to 42Nm.
Contact your local Vauxhall dealer and provide them with your car's chassis number for them to check if the vehicle needs any remedial work.
Is a used Vauxhall Grandland X hatchback reliable?
Vauxhall as a brand finished in 11th place out of 31 car manufacturers, which is a fairly substantial improvement on the result last year and a better result than for rivals such as Volkswagen and Ford.
If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.
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