220,000 Cars Recalled After Vauxhall Zafira Fires

More than 220,000 Vauxhall Zafira B models are currently being recalled after concerned customers reported fires breaking out in the dashboard.

Vauxhall has released a statement saying that only right-hand drive Zafira B models build between 2005 and 2014 are involved. The current Zafira Tourer is not believed to be affected.Vauxhall zafira b

The problem was first brought to attention in October when concerned customers reported the fires. Vauxhall immediately began an investigation with ongoing research highlighting possible irregularities with the blower motor resistor and the thermal fuse.

Vauxhall has also said that not all vehicles are affected. At the moment they believe the only ones affected are the ones that had improper repairs done to them.

Owners of affect cars are currently being sent letter advising them to visit a dealership for a free inspection should they notice any problems.

The issue came to attention when a Facebook group of worried mum’s was created to spread awareness about the issue and for people to share their experiences. More than 3,000 members joined the group.

It is believed that about 100 cars have already caught fire. Overall 220,000 vehicles are believed to be affected.

Numerous victims have reported thick black smoke filling their cabin through the dashboard. Some said that children and pets were in the vehicle whilst this occurred.

So far the response from Vauxhall has been rather positive. They have identified the issue following all the reports and came up with a solution.

If you believe your car is affected Vauxhall advises you take the car to your nearest dealership or contact he helpline on 0800 026 0034. Alternatively you can email vauxhall.customerassistance@vauxhall.co.uk or find further advice at www.vauxhall.co.uk/zafiracustomeradvice.html

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