my names Andy, im 20 from Fleet in Hampshire. Had a 2.5 v6 vec cos of the insurance and running costs i was forced to get a smaller car so i got a little 1.8 astra saloon.
I got the astra just over 2 months ago and so far the alternators gone on it and the rear brakes have completely stuck - all this in 2 months on a car thats just hit 35k on the clock (its a T reg btw)
I have replaced the parts, but when I had the car in having the brakes done vauxhall told the mechanic who was doing it that this was a common problem - is there no recall or anything?
Also vauxhall told the mechanic that as he was replacing the bosch calipers with lucas ones he would have to completely change the handbrake cable as it was a different fitting to the calipers.
Does anyone know if there was ever a recall on this or anything as I would like to make a claim as its a common problem and cost about 500squids all in!
Cheers for any advice, great site by the way