Vauxhall to issue second recall

Vauxhall will recall 235,000 Zafira’s for a second time after its initial solution to a problem which caused many to catch fire failed to provide a long-term solution.

Issues with the blower motor’s resister and fuse led to fires breaking out in some vehicles, but Vauxhall’s initial recall has failed to solve the problem with the company saying that some repairs used inappropriate parts.

The Telegraph has reported that customers should receive letters in the coming months and the repairs will start taking place in August.

The problem has received widespread coverage, with BBC’s Watchdog highlighting the case.

Vauxhall said, ‘While the current action achieves the objective of returning vehicles to their original condition, after extensive investigations we have decided to go further and improve the overall robustness of the system.

‘We will therefore be initiating a second recall to replace the current soldered fuse resistor with a wax fuse resistor so reducing the opportunity for manipulation. When the recalls are complete, all vehicles will have a new wax fuse resistor, a new blower motor and a new moulding at the base of the windscreen to address water ingress.

‘Owners of vehicles which have not yet had the initial recall completed should still bring their vehicles to their dealership to have them returned to their original condition.’