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  1. Vauxhall Ampera Accessories

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Looking for the ampera sunshade, bootliner and charge cable case if anyone is thinking of getting rid of there’s.
  2. Ampera Service booking issues

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Every year I have trouble booking in my Vauxhall for service. nothing fancy just plain annual service. This year they have excelled themselves. Online booking done (and email confirmation). No-one collected the car. Rang up, no record of the booking. was re-booked over the phone for a MONTH...
  3. Red battery light. Service battery charging system.

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Anybody had this light and message? I'm guessing it's the 12v battery it's referring to not the traction battery. Is this one of those random faults caused by 12v battery failing? It's a 2013 and still on the original 12v battery as far as I know. Torque lite reports 12.0v-12.2v.
  4. Stabilitrak warning light - ABS sensor replacement

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Has anybody tried replacing an ABS sensor? Does it require any special equipment to tell the management computer to recognize the new sensor? I have been getting an intermittent stabilitrak warning light at quite low speed left hand bends. Several garages have failed to find a problem and I...
  5. RIP Ampera - Fun While it Lasted

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Bought myself a lovely MY13 Ampera Electron in Cyber Grey on Wednesday 2nd May, one week later - Wednesday 9th May - got a minute away from home on my way to work and was T-boned on the drivers side by a woman in an Audi Estate who came barrelling out of a junction without giving way. :eek...
  6. Vauxhall Ampera Radio Fault

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hello folks, apologies for reposting this thread; originally posted in the other makes and models forum until someone helpfully pointed out that the Ampera forum is here. Anyways, help/advice still needed, so: Just sold my Nissan Leaf after 60,000 electric miles, and am just about to buy an...
  7. Vauxhall Ampera Radio Fault

    Other EV Makes and Models
    Hello folks, just sold my Nissan Leaf after 60,000 electric miles, and am just about to buy an Ampera to negate the mild anxiety which accompanied many of these miles! So, the Ampera I'm looking at is said to have an "intermittent radio fault", whereby the display (presumably the one which...
  8. Ampera wheel corrosion implications

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Can anyone advise me on how serious an issue the seemingly universal wheel corrosion is? Is it just an aesthetic problem that I can try to make peace with or could it become a safety issue further down the line? I know the wheels have been discussed a lot, but I can't find a definitive answer on...
  9. For Sale Ampera Positiv 2014

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    UPDATE 25/05/18. Car is now serviced (18/05/18) and MOT'd to 30/05/19. Mileage as of 25/5 is now 42819. We have reduced the price to £13500! We are sad to sell our Ampera Positiv, first registered June 2014. Sovereign silver with black leather interior, and red trim. Unfortunately we live on a...
  10. For Sale Ampera Electron (2014) - UNDER OFFER

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    NOW SOLD Vauxhall Ampera Electron in silver topaz (light metallic blue). 14 plate, bought new by me and registered on 14th June 2014 as part of a new batch arriving in the UK (this colour was not available on the original 2012-2013 Amperas, ensuring it was fresh from the factory and not...
  11. Ampera Issue : Skipping at low speed braking

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi all! I recently purchased a low mileage Ampera with a full service history. No problems with it whatsoever. However during the cold snap, I was forced to brake at speed as a lunatic in an ICE ran a red-light at a junction I skidded on the ice, as I pumped the brakes before I finally...
  12. Ampera/Volt ground clearance worries

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi Folks I am looking forward to getting my new Ampera next week - but am worried about the ground clearance. My driveway rises to a lip, and as a car goes over the lip, the bottom of the car will be 4 inches nearer the ground. Those skirts at the sides of the Ampera are very pretty, but very...
  13. New Member from Nottingham.

    Ice Breakers
    HI all. I just joined the forum last night. My reason for joining is that I'm considering buying a used Vauxhall Ampera and thought it would be useful to use this forum to educate myself before buying. I've never had any kind of hybrid or electric car before, so know very little, apart from what...
  14. Not Ed Straker's Car

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Alas , my Ampera has gone the way of fiscal rebalancing ..:( such a great car , and a damn hard faced decision to part with . end credits:- 28,320 miles 3,881 kWh 17,000 miles EV 400 quid cost 240 Gallon's over 43 'Pit Stops ' 11,320 miles extended range , 48mph ave about £1500 in Fuel...
  15. Hello, from a new Ampera owner

    Ice Breakers
    Hi everyone. Just bought a high-mileage MY2013 Vauxhall Ampera. Spent many hours browsing this forum before deciding to do the deal. Looks like a great crowd here. Look forward to learning and contributing to the forum. Regards, Ian
  16. Volt vs Ampera: Anything I need to consider?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I'm considering buying an Ampera to replace my Zoe, but my budget is £10k. That rules out the vast majority of cars, and leaves me with a choice of four currently available: VAUXHALL AMPERA POSITIV 2012 ELECTRIC/RANGE EXTENDER PHEV, FSH, MOT, VGC | eBay Vauxhall Ampera 1.4 i VVT 16v Electron...
  17. Possible bearing problem

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi there. I am new to the Ampera having only picked mine up in June, it is a 2013 Electron with 44000 miles on the clock. I have been really enjoying driving it until last night when I went to use the car for a trip into London and I noticed that the reversing camera did not come on and then as...
  18. Sold Ampera Positiv 2015

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Ampera Positiv Feb 2015 SOLD
  19. Low priced Ampera

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Vauxhall Ampera 1.4 i VVT 16v Positiv 5dr ridiculously cheap Ampera on Auto-T site, private sale , anyone on here ? why so cheap ?
  20. Somebody wants to exchange the logo vauxhall to opel ampera ?

    General EV Discussion
    Hello, I changed all the outside logos of my opel ampera. Only the steering wheel is missing me. So if somebody is interesting for an exchange let me know ! I even have the outside Opel logos of course (front, back, wheels) Let me know :)))