Dangerous Vauxhall Zafiras To Be Recalled
More Than 200,000 Zafiras Are To Be Recalled
Vauxhall has announced a recall of over 234,000 Zafira B cars, due to a problem which could cause the car to catch fire.
Which Cars Are Affected?
The models affected are right-hand drive Zafira Bs built between 2005 and 2014, which have a manual transmission or no air conditioning.
What Causes The Problem?
According to Vauxhall, improper repairs of the blow motor resistor, and its thermal fuse that is designed to protect the blower motor system, could cause the system’s electrical components to overheat, potentially leading to a fire.
Vauxhall have had to previously recall the same model of Zafira B for the same problem. In 2015 a concerned owners Facebook page was set up which caught the attention of BBC Watchdog, prompting action from Vauxhall who contacted the owners of the 234, 938 affected cars. In November 2015 the London Fire Brigade said it has attended 71 Zafira fires, (excluding arson attacks) since 2013. Compared to just 38 in the previous four years. A shocking report in the Sunday times told the story of a woman whose Vauxhall Zafira B had caught on fire, after it had been checked under the recall programme with the replacement of the blower motor resistor and the pollen filter undertaken by a local Vauxhall dealership.
What To Do If You Have An Affected Zafira B
Contact your local Vauxhall dealership as soon as possible for more information.