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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
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
Submitted: 14/10/2016 08:13:39 | ID: 135940
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
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
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
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
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 !!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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 ?
Submitted: 18/08/2016 19:46:45 | ID: 134454
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
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
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
When I put my car in to fifth gear and accelerate it sounds like an airplane taking off. It is a sort of whiney noise and then it makes a sort of rattling noise. This happens only in fifth gear upwards. Have anyone got any ideas what this could be and how to fix it?
Submitted: 18/07/2016 14:06:01 | ID: 133615
hi my display in my vauxhall zafira 2006 is not working the clock and radio display thanks
Submitted: 16/07/2016 09:44:30 | ID: 133566
I have zafira life 5 door when I got in today I started it up and I heard a beeping sound, I located it coming from under the glove box there is a small box there with the numbers 1 2 3 4 on it also a flashing light the light was green but once the beeping started the light went red , does anyone know what this little box is for please and how do i stop the beeping Tanx
Submitted: 12/07/2016 18:24:55 | ID: 133471
Hi I've got a rattel at mid revs comein from throtel body can any one help and do all zafiras run so hot on a w reg
Submitted: 07/07/2016 00:04:05 | ID: 133307
Hi can anyone help me please my Zafira petrol is missing and cutting out at junctions the engine shaped light keeps coming on and going off it kangarooing at first it would only miss when we were doing anything from 30/40 mph but now it does it when we are on the motorway at about 70mph as anyone else had this problem and what was wrong. ...... PLEASE HELP ..... CHEERS
Hi had that trouble ,easily sorted fitted new spark plug header box (Safire version of plug leads) works fine after that Mike from Nottinghamshire
Had similar issues, coil pack was at fault. Bob from Wiltshire
Submitted: 01/07/2016 07:36:44 | ID: 133157
Hi i have a problem with the dash clock/temp display staying on when the ignition key is removed causing the battery to go flat if not disconnected any advice would be greatful.
Submitted: 21/06/2016 16:19:46 | ID: 132852
I'm trying to replace the aux cable and cant find out how to remove the plastics a video would be fantastic
Submitted: 14/06/2016 15:38:54 | ID: 132661
My Zafira, 2010, diesel, automatics started coil flashing on dash board this morning. Any idea please?
Its the partical filter just run it for 25 mins keeping the revs over 2000 andy from West Dunbartonshire
Check glow plugs. Michael from Tyne and Wear
Submitted: 14/06/2016 10:40:01 | ID: 132645
My stability warning light and my ads warning light come on sometimes when i break heavy. They stay on for the journey then when i turn the engine off and then back on they go off. Thanks
Submitted: 12/06/2016 18:59:45 | ID: 132596
Hi, I have a Zafira 2.2 petrol automatic. The car stood without a battery for one week, now it will not start with the key or the spare key. Battery is full and starter swings when you short it. All dashboard lights come on as per usual. Any suggestions please.
Sounds like the ecu if you have key care on your insurance say you have lost them they will reprogrammed your keys andy from West Dunbartonshire
Submitted: 12/06/2016 10:54:43 | ID: 132581
Having problems. Went out to drive it and wouldn't run. It will turn over and run for around 5 seconds then die no revs. Had it on diagnostics only fault it says is heater plugs but no that wouldn't stop it running. Done crank sensor not that. Pulling hair out now. Can anyone give me ideas what else. Also there is fuel getting to the rail. Hope to hear from someone soon as need the car for work. Been riding 13 miles of a morning and starting to get a bit saddle sore lol.
Submitted: 01/06/2016 21:10:36 | ID: 132256
My 1.6 2006 zafira battery keeps dying u can recharge it drive it then when u leave it it won't start. Have to charge it again. Also my water tank empties on long journeys really quickly have to fill it up alot. No leaks.
Submitted: 29/05/2016 15:53:09 | ID: 132141
hi all i done a service and a new fuel fitter as well now it drives for a little bit then cuts out and about 5mins later it will start . then it will do the same think help i have pull the fuel throw to get air out but it still doing it help help
Submitted: 24/05/2016 10:33:40 | ID: 131948
i have had loads problems with my vauxhall zafira 1.6 petrol i have replaced valve seals and piston rings had a new cat and still blowing smoke out and leaking oil in n03 pot decided to get another engine low and behold its started again on the same pot what is going on
Submitted: 14/05/2016 12:01:04 | ID: 131507
I have white/bluish smoke coming out of the exhaust when going to work. It always happened around 6-8 miles mark and only lasts about 5 mins then nothing. I took it to a garage that checked head gasket and levels and nothing found to be wrong. They put a catalytic converter cleaner through and it didn't do it for a couple of days. This morning it happened again a few miles longer this time, when got to work I revved the engine a little and loads of smoke was coming out very slight blue tint. All levels checked and all right though. It hasn't tended to do it after work going back home. Up to now there has been no performance issues or any warning lights. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 13/05/2016 10:53:12 | ID: 131469
My car gets to30 40mph starts jumping then holds back when it gets warm
Submitted: 12/05/2016 20:16:49 | ID: 131461
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can please tell me how to increase the indicator volume on my 2007 vauxhall zafira b. Im aware of of a hidden menu that involves pulli the indicator and wiper stalks towards me but this seems to have no effect at all, any help with this wou be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
Submitted: 12/05/2016 14:07:38 | ID: 131443
Whilst driving on motorway my car just done an emergency stop hand break light came on, it just stopped by itself. The engine was running and auto selector was moveable so I put it in neutral it just wouldn't move when drive was selected. I turned off ignition the restarted engine it then was free to drive. As I had granddaughter in car I just slugged home 20 mph. Can anyone give any advice as to what happened. I used it this morning to get to work all ok but the sonic parking light comes on the off help if poss. Cheers Phil.
Submitted: 04/05/2016 09:08:24 | ID: 131153
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