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?
The Grandland X is still a relatively new vehicle, but there has already been a recall that affects 52 vehicles, according to the DVLA. It relates to engine pistons that might not be up to specification and allowing oil to enter the inlet circuit, and could in extreme circumstances lead to increased engine rpm for a few seconds and possible total engine failure.
Most owners of affected vehicles will have been written to and had their engines replaced by now but, if you are in any doubt, contact your local Vauxhall dealer and provide them with the chassis number to check if the vehicle needs remedial work.
Vauxhall as a brand finished in 18th place out of 32 manufacturers, which is a fairly average result.
If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.