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Capngnome, Somerset

Vauxhall Zafira

Let me start off with.. I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CARS.. Hence i am here. I dropped my youngest child at school this morning car was fine, as i was heading back i noticed a small puddle under the car.. I think it is just the AC draining.. but i have turned off the AC an hoping it is the reason for the puddle.. but i decided to heck the coolant level an that's fine also (had a car that's had that issue before). So here is my question... There was a low pitched noise coming from the engine while i was looking at the coolant tank (somewhere under the engine cover). Is it normal? Engine was off but key was turned so the mrs had access to the windows Any ideas

Submitted: 25/05/2017 11:15:58 | ID: 141543

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Patrick Cawley, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

How can I stop the interior light from coming on when I open the door? Whenever I open the car door the inside lights up. Now, I don't mind when it happens during the day but at night I'd rather the light didn't come on. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Submitted: 23/05/2017 21:05:41 | ID: 141476

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Arif, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My car not picking up speed and jerking when I try to speed up

Submitted: 29/04/2017 18:30:38 | ID: 141004

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Michael, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

my cigarette lighter seems faulty. Not working. checked the fuse box and all seem ok. Kindly assist me.

Submitted: 21/04/2017 21:45:06 | ID: 140808

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peter, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

i have a petrol smell at back of car any ideas

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Check the seal around the filler cap. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 15/04/2017 19:27:35 | ID: 140656

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rob, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi there my engine light came on about three weeks a go plug in to it came up with camsensor changed it ok for 2 days light comes back on changed it for genuine one ok for a few days then light comes back on same problem .anyone any ideas .thanks rob

Submitted: 13/04/2017 19:54:27 | ID: 140606

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kenneth hay, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Is there a pilot bearing in my gearbox input shaft not one in crankshaft is in the flywheel

Submitted: 03/04/2017 04:20:13 | ID: 140368

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Adam Duncan , City of Dundee

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi have a zafira ecoflex 60 plate, The problem is when I'm turning it over its struggle to the point it's a out to die. Eventually it will turn over but with a big cloud of smoke then the revs stutter. Once started runs great just seems to happen on a cold start. Thanks Adam

Submitted: 01/04/2017 01:27:25 | ID: 140318

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Ilyas Oxford, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, My Zafira club (2003, 1.6 petrol) EML (engine shape light) comes on for a day or two and then goes off for few days. the pattern is repeated almost twice a week. Any suggestions please? The car runs fine even when the light is on and there are no unusual symptoms like stalling or cutting off etc?

Submitted: 24/03/2017 10:41:38 | ID: 140127

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Jim Gould, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Zafira

Heating i only working when moving but low in temp. Had matrix,water pump,and thermostat replaced but heating keeps going.Had a pressure test done and heating came back but not how it should be and now has packed up again.HELP

Submitted: 23/03/2017 21:45:20 | ID: 140116

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Ray pope, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

I have got 2007 Vauxhall zafira 2007cc 1910diesel cdti and there's No power when driving can you help thank you

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A faulty EGR or blocked DPF could be the cause, they are both very troublesome. Have you checked for any stored fault codes? Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/02/2017 19:51:59 | ID: 139274

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thorne, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

i have a vauxaull zafira 1800 sri sometimes cannot get it out of reverse can anybody help

Submitted: 21/02/2017 14:29:43 | ID: 139093

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jim, Portsmouth

Vauxhall Zafira

am only getting 39mpg should be at least 50 even going to scotland only averaged 42 and i dont push it cruse at 70

Submitted: 20/02/2017 19:49:43 | ID: 139074

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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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