Vauxhall Zafira`s.

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  1. PeteH

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    Hi

    Probably more interest to Tuggers but it was reported that Vauxhall Zafira`s From 2003 to 20011? are being recalled.

    The issue allegedly that some repairs may be defective and the components used can cause the Vehicle to Burst into flames even when Parked up!.

    Strangely, we had a similar incident outside the house some months back which involved a Renault Scenic. A fire started under the bonnet and the car burned out (no one hurt). Seems to affect the diesel versions I am told?

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    Saw one well alight on someone's drive on news the other night...
     
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    :(
    Yes we have one.
    Luckily for me I live 200 yds from a Vauxhall garage so will have a walk next door later and see what's going on..
     
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    Vauxhall were saying on BBC this morning that they believe it has only happened when non Vauxhall parts have been used for servicing, I guess they would, but that will open a can of worms
     
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    Friends bought mine in France where it's Opel Zafira. Should I tell them to get it checked?
     
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    Apparently it is specifically models not fitted with climate control, so will have a switch with a snowflake on it (y)
     
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    Mine def had a/c. They get British papers and UK news so I'm sure they'd have seen it anyway. But thanks for the reassurance.
     
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    This was a long feature on BBC's Watchdog last night. Looks like a killer waiting to happen!! Hope link works?

    See http://bbc.in/1QXr6AL
     
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    I saw this on Watchdog last night, same brush off for the customers til it makes it to a TV programme. Then its spin round 180 & apologise. Makes my blood boil. What I'd like to know is the insurance companies point of view? Surely they should be protecting customers instead of blindly paying out every time a car burns to a crisp?

    Now the cars affected only have air-con & NOT climate control. Apparently some people don't know the difference but as DavidG58 quite rightly says, it'll be the cars with the snowflake switch that are at fault. Its the rheostat switch that overheats then bursts into flames. Climate control is a totally different beastie & sets the cabin temp by use of a selector switch which evens the temperature in the cabin out then holds it there. Air-con simply supplies cold air if you set it to cold.
     
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    Oh bugger----I'm not sure now...... Cannot remember a snowflake-but I sold it in 2012. Will email friends.
    Thanks for all the info.
     
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    Always liked a decent motor for a burn up :RollEyes:
     
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