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Lynne, West Lothian

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, the heating system on my zafira only works when either stationary or driving slowly. As soon as any speed builds it goes lukewarm. It's a1600 engine. Built in 2008. Any ideas as to why, and how to fix? Everything else seems fine!

Submitted: 14/02/2017 11:13:16 | ID: 138929

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daniel, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

Can anyone help please. When I put my car in to gear the relay in the back fuse box area make a really annoying ticking noise. Been to vauxhall car was the 2 days after second day they said they couldn't find the problem and wanted to start charging me £180 an hour to keep looking and I just can't afford that sort of money thanks in advance

Submitted: 05/02/2017 19:59:00 | ID: 138715

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Tony trimble, Antrim

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 2012 vauxhall zafira 1.9 diesel, we bought it from mobility a year ago after 3 years of driving it with them, my wife found that when she started the car yesterday morning all the warning lights and bleeper wouldn't stop, we took it to a local garage who plugged it into the computer, it wouldn't give a reading of what could be causing it to happen, he then checked out the brain of the car which is situated in the wheel arch, and noticed that it was dripping wet, he told us that he really didn't want to try to fix it as it would need to dry out, but he was amazed at seeing the unit that there was no cover over it to protect from water, has anybody experienced the same problem,?, if so how was it fixed, or can it be,?

Submitted: 05/02/2017 15:12:38 | ID: 138704

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Mark, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

Zafira 63 plate 1600. Engine over revs mainly from 2nd and 3rd. Been into Vauxhall 3 times now. So far rocker cover replaced. Any ideas

Submitted: 04/02/2017 18:50:29 | ID: 138682

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Adel, City Of Leicester

Vauxhall Zafira

I purchased this a month ago and it was not probable with start and drive but the main problems is when worm up engine is cat off after that is not start again until is cool down is takes about hours .please any idea.

Submitted: 30/01/2017 02:00:23 | ID: 138516

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Shab, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2001, the steering becomes heavy and it comes and goes, I have changed the electric steering pump but unfortunately it still the same. please any idea.

Submitted: 21/01/2017 14:55:18 | ID: 138287

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Kenny, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

My spanner on car light lit up on rev panel when driving. Mechanic ran diagnostics and said it was sensor and fixed it. Next day car running fine but light back on again so took it back. He plugged it in said can't find any fault and will be either soot on plugs or that it needs servicing which planning to do next week he said it would be fine to drive it until then.Does this sound correct and is it ok to drive like this as got an 80 mile journey to do next week.

Submitted: 30/12/2016 18:25:23 | ID: 137688

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J,lovell, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Light gone out on radio consul ,where are the bulbs situated. Many thanks for helping

Submitted: 24/12/2016 17:58:25 | ID: 137577

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paul, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

ihave a zafira 1.8 petrol engine runs fine reves no problem when ingage the auto box to drive the car loses power the car starts jerking along the road some times the car will run wright and all of asuddon will slow and lose power can anyone through any light on my problem

Submitted: 22/12/2016 13:55:31 | ID: 137525

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kilgour, Hampshire

Vauxhall Zafira

How do I refit gear linkage cable from gear stick end ???

Submitted: 05/12/2016 11:13:31 | ID: 137180

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Mick, East Sussex

Vauxhall Zafira

I have just bought a flange fit rear and centre exhaust boxes and fittings for my 2003 zafira instead of the original push fit type. Does this matter, and will they still fit the car? The front pipe is still the same. Thanks.

Submitted: 01/12/2016 21:10:08 | ID: 137093

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annmarie, Luton

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello, I have a VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1999 1,6 PETROL the car was great when I bought her 5 months ago, I went to fill the tank as she was nearly empty the the problem start it took long to start and that was in nice weather now its very bad, the service engine soon light was flashing between time and another nut now gone, I pour injector cleaner and I changed the sparked plugs and the coil but no difference, the battery is 12.9 before start the engine, I changed the fuel filter also I noticed the RPM idle not steady like bit ting haunting when she is warm the problem less, is it ECU problem I mean the main computer? as the airbag light still on when the engine in on, donot know what to check or do she start before she quick and nice. Thank You

Submitted: 28/11/2016 19:27:35 | ID: 137021

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Roy Lanning, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

Can anyone help me with a major problem on my Zafira. The heater was the first thing to go which could be put down to the heater motor or fuse, but within a day the whole car was taken over with intermitant faults as follows. 1. The battery was draining to nothing unless disconnected 2. The cooling fan and ABS fan were staying on after the engine was switched off 3. The hazards, indicators, and screen wipers stopped working 4. The dashboard has stopped working but occassionally flashes on 5. The gears do not change unless the ignition is turned off and on (automatic) a few times Is there some type of motherboard that all these have to go through or are connected to that may have failed and if so how expensive is this type of thing to replace. Would appreciate any info to help in this situation. Many Thanks Roy

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Hi. Not sure if this helps but I have the same car and it was recently recalled for the heating system and I had whole system replaced for free at the vauxhall garage. Don't know if uv already had it done but worth going in to talk to them. They will do a free full health check at same time which will tell you what needs done to your car Hali from West Lothian

At a guess I would say your fuse box Has seen its last days. Water can get into the bottom of fuse box And corrode every thing. Not a megar expensive job if you can Do it yourself.. Mine cost about £175. First job remove fuse box you will See all the corrosion. Hope this helps Mark from Leicestershire

Submitted: 28/11/2016 14:25:44 | ID: 137011

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Lian Christmas, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

Could any one please help me with this my 05 plate zafira cut out on me today would not restart Couldn't even get it to make a sound while trying to turn the key but radio all lights still worked about 15 mins try still not a thing not even a clicking sound then after about 20 mins it started so got it hone to find the inside light would stay on had to take the battery off for it to go off this car is use for my disabled dad and we need it ever day don't know what to do if some could get me some advice

Submitted: 26/11/2016 17:58:35 | ID: 136979

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mark white, Cornwall

Vauxhall Zafira

Would a clutch from 2003 2.0cdti fit my 2003 1.8 petrol zafira. Many thanks

Submitted: 21/11/2016 20:22:36 | ID: 136851

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Peter Hall, France

Vauxhall Zafira

Can you tell me how to remove the battery from my zafira tourer 2013.

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At the bottom of the battery (facing the engine) there is a clamp held by a nut,,remove that and the battery can be lifted out. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 08/11/2016 23:03:58 | ID: 136575

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Martin, Bristol

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi Just had a new ignition barrel fitted but now horn doesn't work. Could it be to do with replacement barrel? Cheers.

Submitted: 03/11/2016 15:21:14 | ID: 136454

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c jennings, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

my zafira 1600 petrol wont run unless the throttle is pushed take foot off and it stops anyone know whats wrong my garage doesn't colin

Submitted: 26/10/2016 21:41:07 | ID: 136274

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Marie, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

The tyre pressure light keeps coming on even pressure is correct how do I get the light off ?

Submitted: 19/10/2016 21:09:42 | ID: 136077

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jayd, Somerset

Vauxhall Zafira

hi my 1.8 zaffira got a problem with cooling fan in the bonnet it does not switch off even if the engine is no running it is always on now i have to take off one terminal on the battery because it is draining it plus i have notice that sometimes the spot lights switches on though the engine is off can anybody help plz

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Sounds like temp sensor front left as you look at top of engine matt from Telford and Wrekin

Submitted: 14/10/2016 08:13:39 | ID: 135940

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Lee rose, Surrey

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have a zafira 1.6 X reg. When I start it there is a metallic rotation noise that goes when the engine temp reaches 90c it gets louder and faster when I put my foot on the throttle, it's comin from the alternator belt area. Can you help?? Thank you

Submitted: 13/10/2016 09:15:58 | ID: 135909

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DAVID HAGG, Bournemouth

Vauxhall Zafira

IT RANDOMLY MISSFIRES ON ALL 4 CYLINDERS ONE AT A TIME NEW COIL PACK AND PLUGS HAVE NOT WORKED ACTUALLY SEEMS TO HAVE MADE IT WORSE.WORSE AT LOW REVS AND WHEN ENGINE WARMS UP.DIAGNOSTICS SHOWS REVOLUTIONS OF FLYWHEEL VARIES GREATLY ON TICK OVER.DIAGNOSTICS ALSO SHOWED A SENSOR FALT BUT IT CLEARED ON RESET OF DIAGNOSTICS AND HAS NOT SHOWN AGAIN.CAR STARTS FIRST TURN EACH TIME BUT RUNS LUMPY WHEN DRIVEN AND GETS WARM GETS WORSE AND WILL STALL BUT WILL START AGAIN.THERE IS A SLIGHT CLICKING NOISE IN FLYWHEEL/AUTO GEARBOX AREA.LOG BOOK SHOWS CAR AS A ZAFIRA DESIGN 16 V AUTO 2003. THANKS.

Submitted: 11/10/2016 21:16:08 | ID: 135869

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Steven, Devon

Vauxhall Zafira

When I stop my car, take the key out, I hear a whizzing sound, once the whizzing sound stops the car tries to start up on it own. It will not stop this action until I put the key back into the inigition. Can you help. Year 2013 petrol 1800 cc 5 seater + 2

Submitted: 02/10/2016 15:14:57 | ID: 135661

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Anita, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Zafira life recently had cam belt replaced at 100000 miles along with 2 tyres and brake discs. Started making an unusual sound straight away as I left garage. I left it couple of days to let amendments 'bed in'. I rang garage , took it back and they said there was split in front section of exhaust and replaced it, they did show me the damaged section and I paid up. Virtually straight away the rear seats feel a little loose! Can these issues be connected? Has my car been sabotage by the garage or is it just coincidental and I am paranoid?

Submitted: 30/09/2016 23:47:38 | ID: 135624

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Mark, Surrey

Vauxhall Zafira

My car just revs when I turn the engine on and it goes up and down and I haven't a clue what to do or what it is ?? Please help !!

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I had the same with my 2001 zafira and it turned out to be a pipe from the air filter to the throttle body had come off Lee rose from Surrey

I had the same with my 2001 zafira and it turned out to be a pipe from the air filter to the throttle body had come off Lee rose from Surrey

Submitted: 26/09/2016 15:18:55 | ID: 135482

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stuart walters, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have a Vauxhall zafira comfort 2002 reg the problem is that it cuts out randomly and the car with skidmarks inside a triangle appears and I have to wait until this goes off before I can restart ive taken it in to garage and he says he cant find anything wrong HELP please

Submitted: 26/09/2016 11:48:08 | ID: 135476

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Dave Buchanan, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

car electrically dead, have to open with key then turn engine over to open all other doors, also dash display will not light up until it receives a thump on the top! (this is a regular intermittent fault)

Submitted: 25/09/2016 22:40:13 | ID: 135470

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Christine, Somerset

Vauxhall Zafira

Car starts ok to start with, but when it gets hot and the fan kicks in the engine cuts out. What's wrong with it?

Submitted: 19/09/2016 19:20:09 | ID: 135295

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Eddy, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Zafira

just had car in for 2nd safety recall and had heater blowers replaced, got car back with A?BS light permanantly on when it wasn't before, any ideas

Submitted: 17/09/2016 12:43:04 | ID: 135230

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kirsty, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there was wondering if anyone could help plz I have a 7seater 1.9 tdi it has a smoke issue I've recently had a new DPF and a new EGR value it doesn't smoke or short journeys only when I'm on a motor way or duel carriage way I've spent more than I wanted to on this car so need some advice on what all this smoke could be and is it more expense plz help thankyou.

Submitted: 16/09/2016 18:43:30 | ID: 135214

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Alex Maranzano, Surrey

Vauxhall Zafira

Can the garage that implemented recall on faulty resistor work on the heating and ventilation system (which presumably involves electrics), have caused the subsequent door locking system to mal function throughout all the doors a few days later. Doors would not open from the inside or outside. Exit was via the window! The Vauxhall dealer was not able to repair the problem and the car became a right off!

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Rear door wiring short, my mate had the same. Kits being sold on ebay for about £30 a side. Vauxhall should have been able to diagnose as this fault is all over the internet, it's a known vauxhall fault on all models for about 30 years. Liam Farrell from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 16/09/2016 11:31:04 | ID: 135205

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makhosazane, South Africa

Vauxhall Zafira

Hey I have a problem with my Zafira Vhauxhall 1.6 2002 manual. It starts and the switches off again

Submitted: 15/09/2016 17:28:36 | ID: 135189

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lynn, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

Should all the fuses be present in the interior fuseboxofa2004 zafira? I'm trying to repair my alarm/central locking fob. Locksmith advised checking fuses.

Submitted: 07/09/2016 22:29:33 | ID: 135008

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Richard, Suffolk

Vauxhall Zafira

My zafira is putting a lot of white Somke out when u drive it u can not see be hind u when u look out of the window please any idea what's wrong with it I have had a new ecu put on it

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I have the same problem.. Lots of white blue smoke with a humming from right hand side and slight melting plastic smell... It's fine in the morning and when it's coolish... Any one got the answers....Iv changed so much stuff EGR... Water pump.. Etc it's costing a fortune.. And still no solution.. Sue from Shropshire

Submitted: 31/08/2016 20:21:01 | ID: 134801

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Bob, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi Went out to car and battery 100% drained, never happened before. Jump started fine, but fuel light stays on, plenty of fuel, passenger door will not open even thou unlocked, and central computer screen not working at all. Drives ok? Any one got advise please?

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Probably too late but when you say passenger door is that a rear door? Vauxhalls from the days of the Chevette on have suffered with rear door wiring breaking in the rubber boot between the pillar and the rear door. You can buy kits on ebay for about £30 a side. It's possible it's a short in there that's drained battery/blown fuses. stereo display fuse is a 7.5a fuse under bonnet (number 35 or 36). May not be the answer but just in case. Liam Farrell from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 31/08/2016 16:18:42 | ID: 134792

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Lee Williams , Darlington

Vauxhall Zafira

Please could someone help me, I've just bought a zafira Exclusive CDTI 1.9 Ltd, it's a clean car and lovely to drive, I've had it for three days and it's started to make a rattle noise and smoking from the belt .. this is not normal and it's frustrated me, I've phoned the garage and taking it back tomorrow , I would like to know what has happened myself. Please could someone help!!!!

Submitted: 30/08/2016 20:30:44 | ID: 134771

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jay, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

my engine management light is on and its hunting, iv changed the plugs and the coil pack, and the air flow meter, and the rocker head cover and an oil change a swell as the cam-belt drive belt and water-pump how can i solve this problem ?

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It could be the pat one or two lamber sensors on exhorst also have you checked the down pipe on exhorst as there is a flexible part mine had a big hole that you couldn't really see untill we took it off have you done a diagnostic on it the plug I believe is by the hand break if it's before 05 plate I also have this problem but I think mine is more to do with air flow somewhere also what is it like on fuel ? Mine drinks which is why I think it's to do with air intake more fuel to compensate good luck it's frustrating I hate that little light lol Vicky from Hampshire

Submitted: 18/08/2016 19:46:45 | ID: 134454

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DON, Fife

Vauxhall Zafira

my 1.6 life petrol is using quarter litre of oil every 1000 miles is this normal 2004 model .

Submitted: 31/07/2016 19:56:18 | ID: 134004

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Scott, Somerset

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I've changed the oil pressure switch but I still have oil leaking from it please could you tell me why this is

Submitted: 26/07/2016 23:39:54 | ID: 133876

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dan, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a vauxhall suffer 1.6 2001 it runs okay around town but when I go on a run it runs lumpy and when I push the clutch pedal down it stores

Submitted: 24/07/2016 14:31:29 | ID: 133790

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