HELLA TECH WORLD NEWS

Toyota RAV 4 - Safety belt warning buzzer

Toyota RAV 4

Safety belt warning buzzer

If there are complaints for these vehicles that with unoccupied front passenger seat / with empty front passenger seat the safety belt warning light and buzzer are activated, a possible cause is a high sensitivity to the passenger seat occupancy sensor.

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VW Crafter - Auxiliary battery is not charging

VW Crafter

Auxiliary battery is not charging

In the above vehicles, incorrect coding of the electric system control unit may be the cause that the auxiliary battery is not charging. 

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Citroen C4 - Bend lighting not functioning

Citroen C4

Bend lighting not functioning

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by the rear axle sensor of the level control. In general, an error message is also displayed.

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Renault Twingo - ABS warning lamp not functioning

Renault Twingo

ABS warning lamp not functioning

A problem in the instrument cluster may prevent a failure in the ABS system from being displayed. Even during the self-test, after turning on the ignition, the ABS warning lamp does not light up. 

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Mini Cooper - Faulty fuel gauge

Mini Cooper

Faulty fuel gauge

If complaints are made that the fuel gauge of the above-mentioned vehicles is inaccurate or faulty in any way, a possible cause for this error is the fuel level sensor (fuel feed unit). 

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Opel Corsa - Poor engine starting

Opel Corsa

Poor engine starting

If there are complaints for these vehicles that the engine will not start and/or misfires, a possible root cause may be the spark plugs.

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Fiat Grande Punto - Starter not functioning

Fiat Grande Punto

Starter not functioning

The vehicles mentioned above can have a faulty starter relay that can cause the engine to not spin or start.

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Honda S2000 - Delayed acceleration

Honda S2000

Delayed acceleration

If on these vehicles there are complaints that the engine runs poorly at idle, or only responds with a delay on acceleration, the problem may be caused by a faulty intake pipe pressure sensor. 

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KIA Ceed - Engine has no power

KIA Ceed

Engine has no power

If a customer complains about the above problem, this could be caused by a defective camshaft actuator. Also, various fault codes are stored in the engine control unit in conjunction with variable valve timing.

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Peugeot 206 - Engine malfunction indicator light is on

Peugeot 206

Engine malfunction indicator light is on

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by a defective plug contact on the air flow sensor. 

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ord Edge - Functional failure of the front headlamps

Ford Edge

Functional failure of the front headlamps

The complaint has been made that the front headlamps in the above vehicles experience a functional failure during operation.

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Subaru Trezia - Failure of the power steering

Subaru Trezia

Failure of the power steering

Failure of the power steering may occur in the vehicles listed above. The cause may be a defective relay in the power steering control unit.

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Opel Insignia - Poor engine operation, loss of power

Opel Insignia

Poor engine operation, loss of power

There may be a loss of engine power in the above vehicles, in which case the engine malfunction indicator lamp also lights up.

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Audi Cabriolet - Insufficient light output

Audi Cabriolet

Insufficient light output

On the vehicles mentioned above, customers have complained that the headlamps produce a reduced and insufficient light output.

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BMW Series: 1, 5, 7 - Complete discharge of the battery

BMW Series: 1, 5, 7

Complete discharge of the battery

If a full discharge of the battery after long periods of disuse is determined in the vehicles listed above, the cause may be a defect in the fuel filter heater.

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Citroen C-Crosser - Stop lamp failure

Citroen C-Crosser

Stop lamp failure

There have been complaints of a stop lamp failure on the aforementioned vehicles (warning light on instrument cluster lights up). 

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Opel Ampera - Battery charging cable deformed

Opel Ampera

Battery charging cable deformed

A faulty battery charging cable on the above vehicles may result in overheating and deformation up to the point of melting the charging cable.

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Audi A4 - Bad or fluctuating idling behaviour

Audi A4

Bad or fluctuating idling behaviour

If the defect mentioned above is discovered in combination with the fault codes described, a faulty oil trap in the crankcase ventilation at the cylinder head cover may be a possible cause. 

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Opel Astra K - Engine warning lamp lighting up

Opel Astra K

Engine warning lamp lighting up

In this repair case, the customer complains that the engine warning lamp lights up while driving. The following fault codes can be set. 

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Mitsubishi Grandis - Brake light switch failure

Mitsubishi Grandis

Brake light switch failure

If a complaint is made about the TSC lamp ("Traction control") and/or the ASC lamp ("Active stability control") lighting up in the above vehicle, this may indicate a faulty brake light switch.

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Opel Astra K - Noises in the area of the C-pillar

Opel Astra K

Noises in the area of the C-pillar

In this repair case, the customer criticises an unpleasant, squeaky noise in the area of the C-pillar when driving.

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VW Polo - Reduced heater power

VW Polo

Reduced heater power

If it is discovered that the interior heater power in the above-mentioned vehicles is reduced, the cause could be an incorrect coolant mixing ratio.

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Ford Transit Connect - Interior blower failure

Ford Transit Connect

Interior blower failure; Vehicle interior water entry

If the interior blower fails in the vehicles mentioned above, water entering into the vehicle interior could be the cause.

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Citroen C1 - Engine cannot be started

Citroen C1

Engine cannot be started

If it is reported that the engine does not start for these vehicles, a defective fuse should be considered a potential cause.

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Volvo V90 - Insufficient/delayed throttle response

Volvo V90

Insufficient/delayed throttle response

In such a repair case, the customer complains that the engine reacts inadequately and/or with delay to the power increase requested by the accelerator pedal sensor (gas pedal) during the acceleration phase.

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VW Touareg - Erratic driving behaviour; Electrical malfunctions

VW Touareg

Erratic driving behaviour; Electrical malfunctions

If the above-mentioned problems are identified, one possible cause may be a damaged wiring harness in the engine compartment.

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Specific vehicle repair information

REPAIR INFORMATION

Vehicle-specific diagnostic and repair information relating to a variety of fault symptoms.

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Campaigns and special offers

CAMPAIGNS AND SPECIAL OFFERS

Here you will find an overview of the current campaigns and special offers from HELLA.

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Online product catalogue

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New products

NEW PRODUCTS

Here you can find all information about new products, product ranges and extensions from HELLA. 

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