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sunday mathew, Ghana

Vauxhall Zafira

Black smoke

Submitted: 22/04/2015 19:03:02 | ID: 115069

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Karen, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

My car has started making a funny "bloop" noise on ignition. Only started when I got it back from the garage after having a gearbox change, O2 filters and and egr valve. Garage at a loss as to what is the cause - any ideas?

Submitted: 21/04/2015 17:31:52 | ID: 115017

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Harry, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I just need to change the clock on my dash

Submitted: 21/04/2015 16:51:31 | ID: 115015

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Michelle, Dublin

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a whistling noise coming from the engine. Only started over the last week. It's not always there just sometimes. Also, I felt it had become sluggish and I did see the oil light flicker on for a second when I braked suddenly a few days ago, so today I checked it for oil and it was very low, plus it was overheating. I have put oil into the engine but it is still making the whistling noise. I'm not sure about the overheating as yet, but any suggestions on the whistling noise would be great. Or maybe the noise and the low oil/overheating are linked? Thank you.

Submitted: 16/04/2015 16:11:26 | ID: 114789

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kayleigh, Neath Port Talbot

Vauxhall Zafira

Can anybody help me? My Zafira ran out of oil so when my car broke down I had it towed and the next day a mechanic looked at it and said the timing belt ring, piston and valve need changing. It`s a 16v 2001 year and he said it would cost £600 to fix, so was just wondering would it be worth it and I`m hoping that it won`t cost anymore than that, if anyone would know if that estimate is roughly right as I have 4 children and can`t afford anymore than that? thanks in advance

Submitted: 16/04/2015 00:13:03 | ID: 114757

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tania bryant, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Vauxhall Zafira

Why is my engine management light flicking on and off?

Submitted: 15/04/2015 23:37:51 | ID: 114756

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Olive, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

took handle off tailgate to see if handle was working and know no plate lights wont work. connections all working and fuses ok HELP

Submitted: 14/04/2015 19:36:01 | ID: 114709

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Chel, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

I gave a lift to a friend who pulled my back rear door plipper up so far it sprang out, she then forced it back down, she came clean when I couldn't get the door to open from outside or inside after shopping. My husband removed the small speaker at the top to find she's broken the plastic thing inside so now we can't get the door open. Can anyone help? She's due for MOT and I have been told under new rules it's an instant fail. HELP

Submitted: 10/04/2015 12:53:19 | ID: 114536

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Georgina, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

The wing mirrors on my zafira will not adjust, what could be the cause and how do i fix them?

Submitted: 07/04/2015 08:47:51 | ID: 114403

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Dan suleiman, Nigeria

Vauxhall Zafira

please i urgently need an information to unlock my stereo from SAFE. The stereo entered SAFE after several wrong atempt to unlock the stereo from code thanks.

Submitted: 06/04/2015 16:51:35 | ID: 114377

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Joshua Taylor, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

The engine light was showing and the car was not picking up speed for about a year but it has gone so bad that it can hardly reaches 40 miles now so i took it to a garage. they diagnosed it to be crankshaft sensor, which was changed. There is no engine light now but it hasn't made any difference to picking up speed. The mechanic at the garage is saying that if there is no light showing on the engine they don't know what the problem is.

Submitted: 03/04/2015 12:38:08 | ID: 114252

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Jenny Corley, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Automatic diesel, sometimes kangaroo jumps/judders when I slow down or put My foot on the break especially on long journeys also coolant light comes on, car has only just had its mot done??

Submitted: 03/04/2015 11:15:52 | ID: 114234

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Karl Milton, Hampshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My 07 vauxhall zafira club 1.8 petrol has just started juddering in 1st and 2nd gear. My exhaust warning light has also came on in dash. When revs pick up seems ok can anyome.tell what this is likely to be please.

Submitted: 31/03/2015 23:42:01 | ID: 114144

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Samantha, City of Nottingham

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi just looking for some advice iv recently had my alloys resprayed and since iv had it back when i go over 50mph my steering wheel is really vibrating......iv had my tracking done and tyre pressures.....just wondered if anyone could possibly have any clue to what it could be??

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Your wheels need to be balanced Peter hardy from South Yorkshire

Your wheels need to be balanced Peter hardy from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/03/2015 14:47:36 | ID: 114075

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dannycbonner@yahoo.co.uk, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Zafira

The bonnet release cable on my Vauxhall Zafira has snapped/broken off, approximately one inch from the release handle under the fuse box. I have been trying to remove the cable release for the bonnet of my Vauxhall Zafira for some time now and found a number of difficulties for me, not being mechanically minder etc. There is a rubber grommet that allows the cable to pass through and that has been difficult to push the cable through but the bigger problem is at the handle under the fuse box. There is a "keeper" which has the cable threaded through and the whole hard plastic assembly is then stuck to the body of the car in a way that I can't figure out. There does not seem to be any screws holding it on and I wonder does it slide into the metal in some way. Please help.

Submitted: 28/03/2015 08:36:37 | ID: 113960

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altaf, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My car sucks air from rocko cover.how can I fix it?

Submitted: 26/03/2015 22:05:46 | ID: 113917

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claire threlfall@hotmail.co.uk, Carmarthenshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Zafira 2002 petrol starts and needs plenty of revs to kick in and judders in first and second gear but is fine in 3rd upwards. Any ideas?

Submitted: 25/03/2015 11:58:23 | ID: 113815

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Steve, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2002 1.8 manual petrol, it drives really well but it stalled at a set of lights and wouldn't start and the traction control light and electronics light came on. After about 15 mins I tried to start it and it started and got me home but this has happened twice now, there are no fault codes coming up on the diagnosis machine. Has anyone got any ideas please?

Submitted: 22/03/2015 21:37:32 | ID: 113680

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Steve, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira Elegance 2002 1.8 manual petrol, it drives really well but it stalled at a set of lights and wouldn't start and the traction control light and electronics light came on. After about 15 mins I tried to start it and it started and got me home but this has happened twice now, there are no fault codes coming up on the diagnosis machine. Has anyone got any ideas please?

Submitted: 22/03/2015 21:29:24 | ID: 113679

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Ali, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

Vauxhall Zafira 2008 (58 plate) Please could you tell me how to get into the back of my Vauxhall Zafira, as the electronic switch won’t operate to allow me access to the rear of my car door? (1.9 cdti Elite). My Vauxahall's central locking system is not working as I tried with key and manually.

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Check your fuse box, to see if the fuse has blown Bill Morgan from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/03/2015 17:52:53 | ID: 113669

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nape, Orkney Islands

Vauxhall Zafira

My Opel Zafira 1.8 2005 model`s rev counter is fluctuating and then it goes off?

Submitted: 22/03/2015 17:50:00 | ID: 113667

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Sarah, Spain

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a Zafira elegance 1.8 automatic. For about a year now I have been having trouble with it stalling when I slow down or stop, but not all the time. Also it`s like it`s hunting when I start it. We have had it looked at and have had a few things done on it but it`s still stalling, we have now been told it may be the gearbox as the gearbox oil is black and not red and has a burning smell. We are worried to have this work done in case it is not the problem as it may be costly, it is otherwise a lovely car we have had for many years. Would you think this could be the problem? Many thanks, Sarah

Submitted: 22/03/2015 12:27:14 | ID: 113654

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kelly hankin, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I had a new oxygen sensor on my car as the light came up with that code. It seemed to drive ok then I had the gear box oil change as it needed it, it drove fine for a bit, now the car starts fine from cold, you drive down the road, stop, turn the engine off, come back after 20 or 30 min and the car doesn't want to start. I get it going by putting it drive with higher revs, it goes but the engine light keeps coming on. The reading is saying faulty oxygen sensor but I had a new one put on already. What else could it be as the garage doesn't seem to know and are at a loss with it?

Submitted: 20/03/2015 14:22:32 | ID: 113584

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stephen, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 petrol on a 52 plate, only when I cold start it I get erratic revs up to 3000 révs and it will stall if I try to move it, but is ok after it warms up and the revs settle back to 800. Then when I pick up speed on a parkway it will start pinging and tries holding back at about 60. Can you help please?

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Try the temp switch, mate AIDY from County Antrim

Try the temp switch, mate AIDY from County Antrim

Submitted: 19/03/2015 21:38:35 | ID: 113558

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Darrenhaywood064@gmail.com, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Vauxhall Zafira is always parked near a specs speed camera and the door fob never unlocks whilest parked near the camera but works everywhere else. I`ve tried new batteries in the fob but still the same, it`s parked right underneath the camera. Thanks

Submitted: 19/03/2015 13:11:49 | ID: 113540

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Snaggle14, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi guys please can you help me I have a Zafira gsi turbo an my heating blows cold on the the driver side only its warm any answers plz

Submitted: 13/03/2015 20:36:28 | ID: 113278

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shhaba, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

The Lever on my driverside footwell won't open the bonnet. is there any other way I can open the bonnet..

Submitted: 10/03/2015 10:01:15 | ID: 113079

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virgil, Midlothian

Vauxhall Zafira

hi.on dash board the fuel watch indicates some time wrong amount of fuel in tank.if i start the engine again ,the fuel is right.the indicator shows 2 different readings ,any ideas pls

Submitted: 09/03/2015 20:24:02 | ID: 113063

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John, Vale of Glamorgan

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello, my Zafira broke down with a ECU fault (as it probably should going by electrical problems with Vauxhall), so I sent it off for repair but it came back the same. I contacted the repair people and they have said send it back to us. I`m waiting now for a second attempt to be made to fix it. Do these repair jobs work, or are my worst fears going to come true and it`s going to be off the car more than on? Has anyone out there had simular problems?

Submitted: 09/03/2015 00:33:37 | ID: 113015

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katie, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi i have a 1.8 vauxhall zafira sri and just recently i have noticed a knocking sound but it sounds like its coming from the inside of the drivers door for the life of me i cant pin point what it could be please help if you can its really annoying

Submitted: 08/03/2015 09:22:06 | ID: 112954

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Dannii, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a vauxhall zafira 2008 life, I turned my car on the other day and the radio is not working, we have tried the fuse and now the time is also wrong!!! The lights do not come on around the radio buttons either, any suggestions please? Thank you Danielle from Lincolnshire.

Submitted: 07/03/2015 17:50:54 | ID: 112907

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Dannii, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a vauxhall zafira 2008 life, I turned my car on the other day and the radio is not working, we have tried the fuse and now the time is also wrong!!! The lights do not come on around the radio buttons either, any suggestions please? Thank you Danielle from Lincolnshire.

Submitted: 07/03/2015 17:50:30 | ID: 112906

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FAYE PERRY, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello, please help....recently my Zafira wouldn't lock, the ignition barrel would pull out with the key, it has always done this but after a while it stopped locking the system. After taking advice and looking on YouTube my cheapest option was to squirt the barrel lock with WD40 and replace the fuse. This worked! Straight after my ABS light came on....as I knew this isn't something I should mess with I took it to my local garage. We had a diagnostic test, the results were clear. I have driven this car now for two weeks hoping that the problem will go away. Again I have had a garage look at it and again no code has come up so I am guessing this isn't a danger issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

Submitted: 05/03/2015 14:38:27 | ID: 112811

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Steve, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Speedo metre needle is jumping so not Showing correct speed and abs light comes on and off Can any body help urgent as don't know speed thanks

Submitted: 04/03/2015 09:03:02 | ID: 112725

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BRYN M JONES, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Zafira

how DO I GAIN ENTRY to change the HEATER FAN CONTROL SWITCH ON my 2008 model. many thanks for help.

Submitted: 03/03/2015 15:56:59 | ID: 112677

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Neil, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there, could anyone help me? I've got a Zafira Sri cdti 150 08 plate, my car won't start. I had 2 garages look at it and there are no faults or codes coming up on the ecu, also it starts up, revs to 2000 and cuts out. They have changed the fuel pump and injectors, put new fuel filter on but it still won't start! If you take the pressure off the injector diesel comes out everywhere but then it starts, with lots of smoke! But when I tighten the fuel pipe back on the injector it just cuts out. Can anyone help me?

Submitted: 02/03/2015 11:17:19 | ID: 112576

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liliana, Blackpool

Vauxhall Zafira

The boot lock wasn't locking, so got another lock second hand and it worked for a couple of days, now not locking again, could the lock be faulty or something else?

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it might be worth checking the wiring up to the lock. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 28/02/2015 18:09:15 | ID: 112500

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mark, Flintshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi Could someone please advise me as I have no rear tail lights and when I press the brake pedal the tail light/brake light flickers for a few seconds and then stops.i have replaced all the bulbs with new ones and the problem is still there

Submitted: 27/02/2015 22:56:10 | ID: 112462

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Mick, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi my Zafira has suddenly had the inside display unit go black not sure why but now no time temp etc and also the reverse lights are coming on by them self ? Any ideas please

Submitted: 27/02/2015 21:14:33 | ID: 112458

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Frances Dwyer, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

On the display it saye battery remote we have a new battery in the engine and it has no pulling power and has copletley died once on a short journey

Submitted: 27/02/2015 19:08:18 | ID: 112450

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