Vauxhall to issue a second vehicle safety recall of Zafira B models
Just five months after the initial recall on Zafira B models that were spontaneously catching fire, Vauxhall are set to issue a second recall over safety concerns.
An investigation into the cause of the fires in December 2015 revealed they were a result of improper repair to heater blower motor resistors.
Vauxhall has now carried out further investigations into the fires and has been told by the DVSA that a second safety recall is needed, which will now be carried out.
Vauxhall plans to:
- Replace the current soldered fuse resistor with a new wax fuse resistor
- Put in a new blower motor
- Put in new moulding at the base of the windscreen to allow water to drain away
If you own a vehicle that’s affected, you’ll be contacted by Vauxhall telling you:
- If you haven’t done so already, you should take your vehicle to have the repair work done as part of the original recall to replace the resistor pack
- What you can do to mitigate the risk
Vauxhall will then contact you again in August to tell you what you need to do next and who you should contact.
You won’t need to pay to get the problem fixed.
Protecting the public
DVSA Chief Executive, Gareth Llewellyn, said: "The safety of the public is our top priority. We have continued to monitor closely Vauxhall’s actions to rectify faults found during the recall of the Zafira B.
"We have told Vauxhall that a second safety recall is needed, which will now be carried out. We expect to see swift action to protect the public."
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