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Opel/Vauxhall Corsa Warning Lights

The Most Common Opel/Vauxhall Corsa Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Opel/Vauxhall Corsa. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the Corsa

Opel began selling the Corsa model during the early-1980s across Europe to take on already established superminis like the Ford Fiesta.

In the UK the German automaker sold the model for the first generation (roughly 11 years) as the Vauxhall Nova due to possible misunderstandings of the name.

It was originally a boxy little hatchback (or available in smaller numbers in some regions as a saloon) built on a General Motors platform.

Several performance versions of the Corsa/Nova were launched including the GSi and the GT.

In 1993 the Corsa B was launched across Europe and now included the UK, dropping the Nova name used before.

Elsewhere in the world it was also introduced to regions including Australia as the Holden Barina and in Mexico as the Chevrolet Chevy.

Opel and parent company General Motors did not push the performance variants so hard with this version but saw massive sales worldwide with the line anyway.

The year 2000 saw the Corsa move into its third generation and although the design had not changed as much as from the first to the second generation it was moved onto a new platform called Gamma.

A saloon and pickup truck body style of the car was also produced in some regions such as Mexico.

With Fiat and General Motors working closer during the 2000s the two companies worked together on a new supermini chassis called the SCCS platform.

This was then used on all sorts of Fiats, Alfa Romeos, Jeeps and Opel models that were relatively small.

Opel Corsas built after 2006 were built on this new SCCS platform and even brought with it a performance version of the car powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.

The fifth-generation made its debut in 2014, still built on the same SCCS platform but with extensive revisions performed on the outside of the car to modernize it.

It wasn't until 2019 and the car entering its sixth generation that it would be moved to a much newer shared platform called PSA CMP (EMP1) that is also used under many Citroen and Peugeot models.

You cay find that these manufacturers share many of the same warning lights on their dashboards, this is because they share many of the same components and platforms.

Understanding their meanings is made easy using the guides on this website, just find the dashboard symbol you are looking for and read the detailed explanation.