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Vauxhall recalls 220,000 Zafira B cars,

6 November 2015 - Vauxhall zafira - admin - 1 Comment

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Vauxhall has announced a recall of 220,000 Zafira B cars, following a series of fires two weeks after more than 130 fires were first reported, via a Facebook group all of the fires have occurred behind the glove-box, in the heating and ventilation system it is though but not confirmed that after market parts could be to blame.

The model affected is the Zafira B, built between 2005 and 2014. The cars are all right-hand drive, and have manual, or no air conditioning.

The company said faulty repairs to the heating and ventilation system were probably to blame.

In a statement from chairman and managing director Rory Harvey, Vauxhall said its initial investigations had shown “improper repair of the blower motor resistor and its thermal fuse”.

Vauxhall said it had taken engineers some time to investigate the issue, as many of the vehicles they examined had been damaged “beyond investigation”.

It also did not want to speculate too soon about the cause of the problem.

However, Mr Harvey said the company was investigating “very thoroughly and with the utmost urgency”.

Letters will begin to go out to owners from 12 November.

In the meantime drivers were advised not to use the heating or air conditioning system.

“If you have any concerns about it, don’t use the heater on the vehicle,” mechanic Brian Miller told the BBC.

Vauxhall said it had taken engineers some time to investigate the issue, as many of the vehicles they examined had been damaged “beyond investigation”.

It also did not want to speculate too soon about the cause of the problem.

However, Mr Harvey said the company was investigating “very thoroughly and with the utmost urgency”.

Letters will begin to go out to owners from 12 November.

In the meantime drivers were advised not to use the heating or air conditioning system.

“If you have any concerns about it, don’t use the heater on the vehicle,” mechanic Brian Miller told the BBC.

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