I to have a 180 hp BLS estate (auto) with the dreaded "limited performance" warning displayed everytime I start the engine.
I don't know how or where it was limited, because it seemed as responsive and driveable as it ever has. The only deterioration I could detect was it being a bit chuggy when selecting reverse first thing in the morning and some of the auto shifts not being quite as smooth as I remember.
Having tried other garages Vauxhall and Saab, to no avail. I was directed to take it to Bauer Milletts in Manchester, not really local when you live in South Wales,
I arrived at 8am Monday morning and BM booked my car in for a diagnostic test to find out what fault was causing the LP warning.. They then suggested a few places I could go and get breakfast.
2.5 hours later they called me and said "your car is ready".
Not only had they found the fault, they had fixed it. Apparently the ECU that controls the auto box had suffered some sort of memory failure and had completely lost all its coding. They resinstalled all the appropriate software on the ECU and the car was fixed.
I would like to thank Bauer Millett and John Phelan in particular for making my journey so worthwhile. Praise where it is due, these guys really do understand BLS's. Which makes them even rarer than the car itself.