Vauxhall have been in contact with Zafira owners across Britain after over 100 owners have reported overheating problems which have resulted in fires! The issue appears to affect components behind the glovebox and is believed to be caused by the heating and ventilation system. Vauxhall have written to 220,ooo owners and have released a statement which includes – “The safety of our customers is the number one priority. Our investigations have found that a number of incidents have occurred due to previous repairs being performed improperly or using certain nongenuine parts.”
The issue appears to affect the Zafira B and all cars so far affected have been right-hand drive, built between 2005 and 2014 and crucially fitted with manual air-conditioning, as opposed to the electronic climate control. If you have any concerns visit www.vauxhall. co.uk/zafiracustomeradvice.html
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