The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued a recall on some Vauxhall Zafiras over a fire risk.
Some 234,938 Zafira B car owners had been written to by Vauxhall to announce a series of fixes to prevent fires but this has been upgraded to a safety recall.
The agency said the cause of a number of fires in Zafiras was down to “improper repair to heater blower motor resistors. These actions are outside of Vauxhall’s design specifications and authorised maintenance processes”.
The agency added: “At the request of DVSA, Vauxhall is now reclassifying its ongoing rework activity to a safety recall. The recall entails replacing the resistor pack and any other faulty components to return the heating and ventilation system to its original design condition.”
The car affected is the Zafira B - (MY 2005 to 2014 only, with manual control air conditioning or without air conditioning) and vehicle ids W0L0AHM7552114056 to W0L0AHM75E2109906.
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