What is this recall for my Vauxhall/Opel Zafira heating?

Vauxhall has been forced to issue its fourth fire-related recall for the Zafira B people carrier, after “a small number” of cars that have previously been recalled for fire risk “experienced melting to the plug that connects to the resistor fuse” in their heating and ventilation systems.

What Vauxhall Zafira are being recalled?

The Vauxhall Zafira B people carrier is being recalled for the third time in four years due to renewed safety fears. Almost 235,000 cars, all of which were built in the UK, are being recalled. Those affected were built between and have either no or manual air conditioning.

How do I know if my Vauxhall Zafira needs to be recalled?

If you own a Zafira B but don’t receive a letter, you can check if your vehicle is subject to the recall by visiting this government site. You can check the car registration number to see if it’s one of the hundreds of thousands of vehicles subject of this latest recall.

What problems do Vauxhall Zafira have?

The most common faults are related to engine and electrical failures, but axle and suspension, cooling and heating, gearbox and fuel system faults are also relatively common, resulting in an average repair bill of more than £350.

Why are Vauxhall Zafiras catching fire?

Just under 235,000 examples of the Zafira B, including models built between , are being recalled to UK dealers once more after a number of cars experienced what Vauxhall describes as “melting to the plug that connects to the resistor fuse” in the cars’ heating and ventilation systems.

When was the Zafira recalled?

The Vauxhall Zafira B recall timeline is long and somewhat involved, but began in 2015 when Vauxhall recalled the same 234,938 cars as are being recalled in this April 2019 action.

How many miles will a Zafira last?

Most people sell the zafiras around 100k miles because the car is worth a small amount since the engine still has life but the zafiras that reach 200k miles or over are scrapped.

How do you check if a recall has been done?

The easiest way to check for open recalls on your car is to visit the NHTSA’s recall site (nhtsa.gov/recall) and enter your Vehicle Identification Number or VIN. (A car’s VIN is usually found in the lower left corner of the windshield and can also be found on your registration.)

What is a motor vehicle recall notice?

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards.

What is the outstanding recall on my car?

There are a number of ways to find out if your car has been recalled. Car makers will issue recall notice letters to owners of vehicles involved in a recall. You can also contact the customer services department for your car brand or your local dealer to ask if there are any outstanding recalls for your car.

Are Opel Zafira a good car?

Affordable to buy, the Zafira is reliable, too, although it’s no class leader. If you’re keen to impress the neighbours, it’s probably not for you, but that’s part of the appeal – it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard.

Do they still make Zafiras?

Vauxhall has ended production of its Zafira Tourer and Astra GTC models following low sales, driven by growing demand for SUV alternatives.

Are Zafiras reliable?

Is a used Vauxhall Zafira MPV reliable? The Zafira Tourer didn’t feature in our latest reliability survey, but in the last one in did feature in it scored a good 88%, which put it in mid-position in the MPV table. Vauxhall as a brand finished in 23rd place out of 30 manufacturers.

How long do Vauxhall engines last?

According to rough estimates of the average age and model, engines built to newer models last a decade or 200,000 miles on average.

How strong is Opel Zafira?

The car has been produced only with front wheel drive. This Opel is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.2 litres and power of from 105 to 240 horsepower un four diesel engines with displacement from 1.6 to 1.9 litres and power of from 94 to 150 horsepower.

Does a Vauxhall Zafira have a timing belt or chain?

It’s not simple unfortunately. The current generation 2.0D Zafira has a belt that requires replacement at 100,000 miles/six years. The first generation Zafira A had 2.0 or 2.2 chain-cam diesels or a 1.7 with a belt requiring replacement at 100,000 miles/10 years.

How often should you change the timing belt on a Zafira?

Vauxhall Cambelts

Vauxhall Model Cambelt Change Intervals
Vauxhall Mokka Cambelt Change Intervals 100,000 miles or 6 years
Vauxhall Vectra Cambelt Change Intervals 100,000 miles or 10 years
Vauxhall VXR220 Cambelt Change Intervals 60,000 miles or 4 years
Vauxhall Zafira Cambelt Change Intervals 100,000 miles or 6 years

How do I know if my Cambelt needs changing?

Visual Check

Another way to check whether your cambelt needs replacing, is to take a look at the belt itself. If it is becoming worn, the belt will appear to look glazed or glossy on the underside. This means the rubber is getting hard and will not provide the flexibility the belt needs.