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Gemma, Cornwall

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi. I've had my Zafira for nearly a year and it's never let me down, runs fine and turntable every time until last week after we had to replace main h/lights. Dashlights are all fine but 4 times in this last week the starter failed, no click on ignition or noise at all. I had to bump start it as stuck with my sons. It can often start fine afterwards later in the day. I can't even find where the starter is nor a diagram or manual anywhere! Please help, maybe a loose wire or something? Cheers

Submitted: 12/09/2014 14:48:48 | ID: 103013

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eleanor, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Car will not start when the weather is slightly cold or damp. I turn the key and nothing happens apart from radio coming on. It does this about 5 times. Before eventually it will start with me putting my foot right down on the accelerator. Its recently had a new battery so not that. Any ideas before I take it to the garage?

Submitted: 09/09/2014 07:23:54 | ID: 102835

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ann eddy, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Zafira

spanner light on dashboard, garage said may need thermostat replaced and getting me a quote, anyone else has this problem

Submitted: 08/09/2014 21:23:04 | ID: 102820

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Lucy Wright, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

When my engine gets hot the oil light comes on. My husband has done a oil & filter change and it has enough oil in. What else should we look at?

Submitted: 06/09/2014 23:54:34 | ID: 102740

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Rob, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

My on board computer is displaying that my 'parking light' is faulty, replaced all the bulbs both front and rear but still get the message display every time I turn on the ignition ?

Submitted: 05/09/2014 07:17:44 | ID: 102627

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asif shar, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi is this model oily or coolant?

Submitted: 05/09/2014 00:36:06 | ID: 102623

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john, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Zafera won`t start but no lights are showing on the dash apart from a co2 sensor after the cat (was showing before the problem started). I plugged it into a diagnostic machine and it came back with no codes. The car turns over fine but will not start. Any suggestions?

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we are having the same problem weve been told it is either the fuel pump or fuel filter that needs replacing krissy from Caerphilly

we are having the same problem we have been told it is either the fuel pump or fuel filter that needs replacing krissy from Caerphilly

I have taken the fuel pipe off and turned the engine over and am getting fuel so I don't think that is my problem but I have since been told to check the crank shaft sensor it may be not seeing the engine is turning over and will not send a signal to the ecu to fire a spark. john from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 04/09/2014 11:48:23 | ID: 102590

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Alan Jackson , Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 2008Vauxhall Zafira and I can't open the near side rear door from the outside and the child lock is on can u help

Submitted: 01/09/2014 21:07:55 | ID: 102478

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Yahma, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi dear, I have changed the starting motor on my zafira just two days ago but unfortunately it is making a noise, one of the local mechanics have advised that as it is a new starting motor it is quite normal, other have scared me that there is other problems. Can you kindly advice In regards to this inquiry. Thank you very much.

Submitted: 01/09/2014 18:19:16 | ID: 102475

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kerry Turner, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a petrol vauxhall zafira 03 plate and having problems when thd engine is cold (do it seems) I get in the car in a morning after it being parked all night and turn the engine on which is Ok but when I put it into to first gear and try to set off it slowly moves and I could have my foot flat to the floor and not a lot happens, I then put it into second and it moves a bit more but judders until the engine warms up a bit and still in third but after its warmed up it gets better and drives as it should. If I go in the car later ( an hour or so) it starts up fine but if I was to leave it a shift (8 hours) it does the juddering. Any ideas? Thanks Kerry

Submitted: 01/09/2014 18:01:28 | ID: 102474

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jabulani, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

Why was my question about changing my stereo at Halfords and my car losing power instantly removed? I am offended! I think its a very racist thing to do. Maybe l will change my name to get an answer. Disappointed.

Submitted: 28/08/2014 11:00:51 | ID: 102270

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start johnstone, Northumberland

Vauxhall Zafira

Audible warnings stopped working on doors, lights, keys, wipers, indicators and handbrake anybody help. Had codes read no faults showing cheers.

Submitted: 25/08/2014 16:04:16 | ID: 102094

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start johnstone, Northumberland

Vauxhall Zafira

The warning noise for indicators , doors, wipers ,lights,seatbelts and handbrake have all stopped working ,have had codes read and no faults are showing, any body had this problem and could advise on fix.

Submitted: 23/08/2014 18:38:54 | ID: 101999

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jabulani, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

I went to Halfords to change the original stereo for a pioneer. As soon as l was driving away l noticed the pulling power had gone. I visited lots of garages. Finally l went to this garage where they told me you never change stereo on the old zafira (53 reg). He said the ECU goes through the stereo. And the engine is affected when you change stereo. Is it true? How can this be fixed? Its a turbo diesel.

Submitted: 22/08/2014 17:27:50 | ID: 101945

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Brian, Falkirk

Vauxhall Zafira

My 2006 Zafira 1/6 Life is showing a door open warning light on the dash. I believe this is related to the rear passenger side door as, when I first got this warning light, it would only go out if I slammed this particular door closed, but it is now on permanently. As I need to fix this my question is, where on the door is the sensor/switch that operates the warning light and how would I recognise it? I have read several posts on various websites about this and the information is quite confusing with some people saying the sensor is on the door stay (on the door side and inside the door, not on the pillar side) and others who say it's a micro-switch on the lock mechanism itself, so which is it?

Submitted: 22/08/2014 00:56:49 | ID: 101908

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Phyllis Fleming, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

when i turn off the engine there s a noise like a fan going for about a min what couldbit be

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It`s A/C fan mate. Turn eCon on and noise will go away. Alvis from Derbyshire

Submitted: 14/08/2014 21:03:14 | ID: 101507

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Phyllis Fleming, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

when i turn off the engine there s a noise like a fan going for about a min what couldbit be

Submitted: 14/08/2014 21:03:09 | ID: 101506

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June, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I recently noticed an intermittent sound like a fan, which seems to eminate from somewhere under the engine cover.I realise it is an old car, but having had it for a few months and it not occuring until recently it is worrying me.Any ideas are appreciated.Many thanks.

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It could just be the radiator fan coming on now that the weather is hotter. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 10/08/2014 09:33:55 | ID: 101247

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Donna, Cheshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 2litre 2003 zafira elegance DTI diesel. The engine capacity is 58 litres. Can anyone tell me how much oil I will need for an oil change. Thanks

Submitted: 07/08/2014 23:33:12 | ID: 101112

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adrian, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

on my vauxhall zafira 56 plate 2.0 turbo the little mileage screen the numbers have disappeared but there's a light behind the screen what made this happen

Submitted: 06/08/2014 17:09:17 | ID: 101025

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pauline manuel, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

The car keeps going into limp mode, any ideas?

Submitted: 06/08/2014 14:58:06 | ID: 101021

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christine luckraft, City of Nottingham

Vauxhall Zafira

zafira exclusiv got shift flash up on dash board what does this mean

Submitted: 03/08/2014 19:28:36 | ID: 100848

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ian, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Can anyone tell me where the fuel tank is on a zafira 1.6 petrol is it inside or outside of fuel tank

Submitted: 03/08/2014 14:43:12 | ID: 100829

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ian, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Car broke down and said it was the coil pack fitted a new one but it still will not start any ideas please

Submitted: 02/08/2014 18:03:07 | ID: 100776

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John Scott, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I pulled up at a junction today, and when I tried to pull away the car was in neutral. I am now unable to get the car out of neutral, the gear shift won't move. Any suggestions. Is there a reset I can undertake, or is there something that could have broke? Cheers

Submitted: 02/08/2014 17:59:49 | ID: 100775

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Dave, Monmouthshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I took the keys out whilst in N not P and now the spanner light is staying on. Any ideas how to resolve this please?

Submitted: 31/07/2014 13:57:33 | ID: 100653

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Julie Cooper, Surrey

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2003 automatic petrol, had the temperature gauge running on zero, even on a long distance journey and the radiator fan on constantly. I changed the temperature switch and ecu. When I changed the ecu the fan does not switch on now, the temperature gauge works normally when I unplug the switch but the fan still does not kick in. I put the old ecu back in and the fan is now on constantly. Can somebody help me? Thanks

Submitted: 28/07/2014 13:12:40 | ID: 100492

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karina, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

iv drove my car with full turn on the ignition whill I was driving I tried to put the air con on nothing worked no light or no fans nothing when I stopped the car the key flicked back everything came on lights fan everything so I turned the ignition off then went to start it again it wouldent turn over but the lights came on so I got someone to bump me and it started I got home turned the ignition off then tried it again and nothing again can anyone help please

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The same happened to me today. Did you have any ideas yet on what the fault is? I`m wondering - ignition barrel? I would be grateful if you would let me know, thank you kerry from Devon

It was my starter motor, we fixed that but now it just keeps cutting out, it won`t start - think it`s got a cracked hosekarina from Nottinghamshire

I`ve tapped the pipes round the diesel filter and it`s started up, must be letting air in or rubbish out of the tanks blocked it - I`ll let you knowkarina from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 27/07/2014 03:55:42 | ID: 100409

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sam, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have zafira 2.0dti energy diseal 2004 model car. While I drive at speed of 70m/h or more my stearing wheel shakes and vibrate a lot, can I know why and can you tell me where is my air condisning low pressure port it.thanks

Submitted: 23/07/2014 12:18:46 | ID: 100203

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charles, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Periodically, all the dials in the panel begin to revolve from zero to maximum on their own accord. When this happens, the engine does not start. Its only when the battery terminal is removed and replaced the engine starts. A Vauxhall dealer confirmed that there are no codes but opted for a recoding of the keys. Another has suggested replacing the instrument panel or having it fixed. In addition when the engine gets warm, it makes a load crunching noise when put into reverse. Do you think the problems are related? What do you suggest the solution might be?

Submitted: 21/07/2014 23:58:36 | ID: 100133

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grahamwhittle, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

could you tell me where hje radiator blee valve is located so i could reuce the coolant level in the expansion tank

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The coolant drain plug is located on the bottom right hand side(sitting in the car) of the radiator. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 21/07/2014 13:11:17 | ID: 100093

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Ashley Bailes, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Can anybody tell me after ive done drained the oil how many litres do I pit in to fill it up again? Thanks in advance

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Depends which engine you have I've got 1.8 16v petrol and that takes 4.25 litres including the oil in the new filter craig boulding from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 20/07/2014 13:22:02 | ID: 100042

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Zoe, East Sussex

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafera life automatic and it has black oil around the gearbox and very loud revving, it keeps stopping after a few minutes. What`s wrong?

Submitted: 18/07/2014 13:51:25 | ID: 99916

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K Sheehan, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Intermittently my Zafira club 1.6 won`t start. The mechanic has changed a part behind the key switch to do with the immobilisor which cost £270 but this didn`t cure it. Now changed chip in the key fob, but will not know until it happens again. Has anyone had similar problem?

Submitted: 18/07/2014 11:22:52 | ID: 99908

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Nana, Ghana

Vauxhall Zafira

My dashboard screen has this "display SAFE" which has covered the screen preventing access to any other information on the screen. I need help please? Thanks

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Have you disconnected your battery or removed your stereo. The safe is to tell you to code your stereo. If you have all your paperwork you would have a little card with the stereo code on just put this code in via the stereo buttons and the safe will disappear going back to how it was before craig boulding from Stoke-on-Trent

Have you disconnected your battery or removed your stereo. The safe is to tell you to code your stereo. If you have all your paperwork you would have a little card with the stereo code on just put this code in via the stereo buttons and the safe will disappear going back to how it was before craig boulding from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 16/07/2014 17:50:46 | ID: 99800

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chris, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, my Zafira 2.0 dti 05 plate takes abut 20 to 30 seconds to start from cold and when it does it sounds as if it misfires and smells as if it is running rich until it warms up after about 3 to 4 minutes, then it runs fine. Any ideas?

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Possibly the glow plugs, one or more want replacing. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 14/07/2014 08:26:11 | ID: 99630

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Kerry, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I`m having a few problems with my car, it's losing power and them smoking and then backfiring. I changed he lamba sensor, also the rocker gasket, air filter and spark plugs as there was oil near the spark plugs, I have been told it's the rocker cover. We are using loads of oil. Can someone tell me if they have this same problem? Also when the engine is on I tried pulling the oil stick out and it's getting sucked back in, same with the oil cap?

Submitted: 10/07/2014 20:46:11 | ID: 99403

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Tony, Stockton-on-Tees

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi was wondering how much work would be involved if I took the engine out of my vauxhall astra 1.8 Sri 2001 and put it in zafira 1.6 2002? Thanks

Submitted: 08/07/2014 01:39:14 | ID: 99203

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Chapmanj, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My zafira rattles on cold start to about 6 seconds then stops.I have only done 20000 miles.I had a brc LPG conversion which seems fine

Submitted: 07/07/2014 18:37:06 | ID: 99162

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Andy, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I've got a 2008 zafari petrol just been for mot no previous probs came back missing with engine emissions light on can you shed some light please thank you ??

Submitted: 06/07/2014 21:33:47 | ID: 99098

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