Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi ECU fault

Corsa D water damaged ECU

Common water damaged Corsa D engine ECU

 

This engine ECU is a very common failure for the Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi built from 2006 – 2013, the failure of the ECU is caused by water ingress due to the poor location of the ECU within the water drain channel under the windscreen.

 

We can rebuild customers own water damaged units or supply replacement remanufactured ECU’s when in stock.

Because the common fault with this Vauxhall Corsa ECU is water damage, we see a wide range of symptoms caused by ECU failure.

 

Common customer reported fault description:

“Initially the car started to misfire/run rough and the engine management light would come on. Called out a mobile mechanic who came out and performed a diagnostic check and the fault code read injector number 4 faulty. When he came to change the injector the car would not start so he investigated further and found the ECU submerged in water”

 

Common Failure symptoms:

  • Misfire on one cylinder
  • Will not rev past 1500 rpm
  • Non-start (intermittently)
  • Complete non start and no communication via diagnostic.

 

Common fault codes:

  • P0201 - injector 1 voltage low
  • P0202 - injector 2 voltage low
  • P0203 - injector 3 voltage low
  • P0204 - injector 4 voltage low
  • P2146 – Capacitor Voltage 1 Low Voltage
  • P1600 - replace ECU
  • P1625 - main relay intermittent
  • P060B - Replace ECU
  • P0608 - internal control module defective
  • P1120 - pedal position sensors circuit 1
  • P1122 – Pedal position sensor circuit 2
  • P0683 - Glow plug circuit low voltage

This is a list of common fault codes, usually a failed ECU will only cause one or two of these codes to be stored.

 

Affected Vehicles:

  • Vauxhall Corsa D 2006 - 2013

 

ECU Location:

Corsa D engine ECU location

 The ECU is located inside the bulkhead plenum chamber, the wiper arms and the plastic cowling will need to be removed from below the windscreen to gain access to the ECU and remove it.

 

Common failing part numbers:

(See our full Corsa engine ECU list for more part numbers)

 

Test and rebuild:

Each Corsa engine ECU is fully tested on our bespoke Hardware-In-the-Loop test rigs. Once all the defects have been identified we rebuild the ECU using higher rated than standard components. We will also waterproof the ECU case during rebuild.

 

Programming:

All coding information is retained during test and rebuild of the Corsa ECU.

 

Quality:

Our strict quality control encompasses everything we do, from testing and components to ESD safety and even packing your unit to come back to you. Because of these measures, and a work defect rate of 0.6% across all of our rebuilds, we can confidently provide our lifetime warranty.

 

Warranty:

Lifetime unlimited mileage*

 

How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild select your part number and click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the Vauxhall Corsa engine ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your Corsa engine ECU with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)

 

What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the Vauxhall Corsa engine ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your Corsa ECU and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your engine ECU and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this Vauxhall Corsa engine ECU, then please contact us.

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