Common Problems with the Vauxhall Crossland

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 28 days ago

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WhoCanFixMyCar covers the most common Vauxhall Crossland faults, including average repair costs.

The Vauxhall Crossland is bold, spacious and economical - but how does it fare in terms of reliability? Is it likely to break down, and will the repair be expensive if it does? If these questions have crossed your mind, you’re in the right place. 

This guide discusses common Vauxhall Crossland problems, including:

What’s wrong with the Vauxhall Crossland?

Vauxhall’s reputation isn’t built on amazing reliability, so it’s unsurprising a few common issues have been identified by drivers of the Crossland.

Vauxhall Crossland handbrake problems

Some older Crosslands may experience problems with the handbrake mechanism. Tightening the handbrake is quick, easy and cheap, but replacing it will take longer and cost considerably more.

Vauxhall Crossland automatic gearbox problems

Several drivers have reported experiencing problems with the Crossland’s automatic gearbox. Replacing a broken gearbox is expensive - often over £500 - so if you’re considering buying a Crossland, make sure you take it for a decent test drive first.

Vauxhall Crossland clutch problems

The clutch on some Crosslands may become worn faster than expected, resulting in the need for a clutch replacement. However, while several drivers report this problem, clutch wear is significantly impacted by driving style, so the fault may have resulted from that, rather than the part itself.

Vauxhall Crossland X 2017-2020 faults

These common problems have been identified in the first generation Vauxhall Crossland X. 

iStock-Vauxhall Crossland X

1. Loose fuel pump connection

In certain Crossland X models, the fuel pump may not have been tightened enough when the car was manufactured, resulting in a fuel leak.

What repair is needed for a fuel leak, and how much does it cost for a Vauxhall Crossland X?

In this instance, the fuel pump is to blame. Replacing a fuel pump costs £360.14 on average and £259.05 for a mobile mechanic, but a full replacement shouldn’t be necessary; the pump will just need tightening.

Since Vauxhall issued a recall of vehicles affected by this problem, it should already have been resolved. Still, it’s worth checking if you’re considering purchasing a Crossland X manufactured in 2019 or 2020.

2. Faulty lambda sensor

The lambda control - otherwise known as the car’s oxygen sensor - might not be accurate, resulting in NOx emissions that exceed the legal limit.

What repair is needed for an inaccurate oxygen sensor, and how much does it cost for a Vauxhall Crossland X?

The oxygen sensor would need to be replaced, which costs £167.17 on average, according to WhoCanFixMyCar data.

Again, this fault was subject to a recall, so it should have been resolved. 

Vauxhall Crossland 2021-2022 faults

Vauxhall dropped the “X” from the second generation of the Crossland. It’s a relatively new model, so the information about common faults is limited. Nevertheless, here’s what we know.

iStock-Vauxhall Crossland

1. Faulty starter motor

Having trouble starting your Vauxhall Crossland? If so, the starter motor might be to blame. This is a common problem encountered by Crossland owners; nevertheless, it’s worth checking whether something else could prevent the car from starting, like a loose connection or flat battery.

What repair is needed for a faulty starter motor, and how much does it cost for a Vauxhall Crossland?

It’s often more cost-effective to have your starter motor replaced than repaired. On average, this costs £314.03.

2. Leaking window seals

Crossland owners often report leaking windows due to the seals deteriorating. This can lead to mould inside the cabin and damaged electrics.

What repair is needed for leaking window seals, and how much does it cost for a Vauxhall Crossland?

You’ll be pleased to hear this is an issue that can be fixed at home without too much trouble. Check your window seals regularly and as soon as you spot any signs of deterioration, re-seal the area using silicone sealant.

3. Worn brakes

Make sure you test your brakes regularly and if they feel less responsive than they used to, make sure you book your car into the garage as soon as possible.

What repair is needed for worn brakes, and how much does it cost for a Vauxhall Crossland?

The specific repair will depend on which part of the brake is worn and whether this is just the front brakes, the rear brakes, or all four.

It costs £408.91 on average to replace brake pads and discs, according to our data.

4. Fuel gauge malfunction

Several Crossland owners have reported problems with the fuel gauge, which doesn’t accurately display the amount of fuel in the tank. This can cause serious problems for drivers - not to mention it’s inconvenient! - because they could run out of fuel on a journey when they thought they had some left.

What repair is needed for a fuel gauge malfunction, and how much does it cost for a Vauxhall Crossland?

This could require an electrical repair if it were an electrical fault causing the display to indicate low fuel. Alternatively, the sensor that detects fuel in the tank may need replacing. Electrical faults cost £63.98 on average to repair.

Vauxhall Crossland 2017-2022 recalls

Recall DateReason
17-May-22Passenger seatbelt warning chime may be inoperative
09-Jul-20Possible leaky connection on high pressure fuel pump
30-Aug-19Lambda control may not work accurately enough resulting in NOx limit exceedance
03-Jul-19Rear end impact limitor might not have been installed in production
09-Apr-19Vehicles may deliver higher particulate rate than specified
21-Mar-18Fastening nut of rear axle hub may work loose

Having trouble with your Vauxhall Crossland? Whatever you need, WhoCanFixMyCar can help you find the right garage at the right price.

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Written by Ellie

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Ellie is WhoCanFixMyCar’s Content Writer. She has a BA in English literature from Durham University, a master’s degree in creative writing, and three years of experience writing in the automotive industry. She currently drives a Suzuki Swift.

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