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Raed, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

Last 3 month I had a message engine overheating stop engine,stop the car,call AA. AA use their comupiter clear the fault, the car back work,I asked the AA staff what's the problem,the answer always (soft wear ).this their message AA How we assisted Patrol found the following fault code/s:System : Engine control - 2C6 / Diesel EDC 17C59 Status :P2428 - Exhaust gas temperature. Error Message : Outside operating range. Voltage too low. Status :P2101 - Throttle valve control unit. Error Message : Malfunction. Temperature too low.same errors as yesterday on diagnostics,member advised going in to garage (Vauxhall) Diagnostic testing may be limited in a breakdown type situation. Please ensure symptoms/suggested faults are confirmed by your chosen repairer before any suggested work is started. Many thanjs

Submitted: 10/09/2017 20:33:27 | ID: 143569

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julie lenighan, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

i have just had replaced the thermostat and housing [it was cracked] by a local mechanic and the engine management light coming on still [spanner light] Vauxhall have done diagnostic check and said the trouble code relates to coolant temperature sensor, but the mechanic says there are 2 new sensors on the parts he has just replaced, so this isnt the fault

Submitted: 31/08/2017 08:23:59 | ID: 143409

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Trevor Broadhurst, Cheshire

Vauxhall Zafira

engine cut out with no warning ,now wont fire up.no codes showing.seems to have diesel up to filter any one come across this problem?

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How do I got a parcal shelf in a 2003 zafira, shelf at narrowest is 50", but gap on car is 48" Andy from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/08/2017 11:41:26 | ID: 143132

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andy, Poole

Vauxhall Zafira

We have had problems with the car not starting , replaced alternator , and car worked for a while , then would not start. Replaced Battery all okay for a month , then same issue. Alternator was refurbished ,and put in car, The battery was only reading 12v and was not charging from alternator , mechanic did not know what was causing it but said the alternator was red-hot after five minutes. Not sure where to go next ,any ideas

Submitted: 02/08/2017 12:00:09 | ID: 142865

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Dave Batiste, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

In the past 2 weeks or so my Zafira engine management light shows, engine overheating, switch off engine I noticed when I stopped engine that the fan had stopped imediately. When computer was reset, car was fine. Yesterday was the last time this had happened and previous to this, the DPF light came on. On both occasions, the engine had definitely not overheated.

Submitted: 29/07/2017 09:52:50 | ID: 142787

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Jukie, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Ecu code was showing 218217 yesterday on peddle test. That is not showing today but ecu code 218214 is now sowing and spanner lit when driving . Also when turn down heating from hot to cold can hear gurgling. Can anyone assist please?

Submitted: 21/07/2017 20:48:54 | ID: 142677

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Zena pudge, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

Can I still drive my car if my water pump is spraying out water and noisy water pump

Submitted: 20/07/2017 00:30:19 | ID: 142647

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dennis williams, Gwynedd

Vauxhall Zafira

how do I get a dash cam cable feed from inside the front of car, to the fuses which are located under bonnet

Submitted: 19/07/2017 09:40:20 | ID: 142629

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Rod Bishop, Middlesex

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Zafira Design 2006. The accessory sockets are on all the time. Is there an easy way to wire them so that they are only on when the ignition is on plerase.

Submitted: 13/07/2017 18:26:51 | ID: 142541

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ray, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

My zafira starts but runns lumpy what is wrong i have cleaned the maf and new air filter can i drive it to the garage it's an auto ?

Submitted: 11/07/2017 20:53:11 | ID: 142498

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Sheila, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

It's a 7 seater

Submitted: 08/07/2017 23:42:46 | ID: 142446

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Sheila, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

On very hot day the key was sticking and hard to turn in ignition we drove okay for about 7 miles when we parked it was smoking and smell of rubber burning from left passengers side Call AA they started us with a jump start we drove home parked but as soon as we turned off it wouldn't start again we tried to jump start it next day but it's completely dead All lights work and radio we have put wd40 in lock now key works perfectly well springs back But still won't turn engin Any ideas is it a new starter

Submitted: 08/07/2017 23:39:00 | ID: 142445

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Jeff, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 1999 1.8 16v automatic zafira elegance. Every time I accelerate it makes a loud blowing noise. Iam no good with cars so rather than fork out a bomb at a garage I wanted to see if anyone else has had the same issue??

Submitted: 08/07/2017 13:42:10 | ID: 142438

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antony, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Re parcel shelf storage there is no place on the 2004 or before zafira"s to keep the roller parcel shelf except where it fits when being used for its soul purpose which is behind the 1st set of rear seats and infront of the rear 2 there is no slots at the rear above the light cluster

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I have a 2000 dti and I just turn the roller shelf around and stick it right back in behind the middle seats. That way my daughter can't play with it. Alan from Hampshire

Submitted: 02/07/2017 15:13:15 | ID: 142323

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antony, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have a 2004 zafira and would like to no where to keep the roller parcel shelf if it is in the car when I need to use the rear 2 seats as on the newer models this clips near to the floor by the boot lid but leaving it in place makes it awkward for passengers and danger to many thanks antony

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Just inside the back each side about level with the top of the rear lights there is a recess for the parcel shelf. Push the left side end in and just push the right hand side down. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 01/07/2017 16:27:47 | ID: 142294

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annmarie, Luton

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 1999 zafira 1.6 petrol who has a problem. She is very slow to start..stalls..and at times even with foot down to the floor fails to respond. Have had lots of work done on her. Ecu reprogrammed..new spark plugs..new sensors..new fuel pump..the list goes on The mechanic haa done so much work trying to solve the problem he now suggests it may be electrical but is unsure what. Do you have any idea please

Submitted: 28/06/2017 18:56:51 | ID: 142235

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Dave, Durham

Vauxhall Zafira

Is it possible to fit a Air con conditioning A/C pressure switch at home.

Submitted: 24/06/2017 18:09:59 | ID: 142142

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rab, Dumfries and Galloway

Vauxhall Zafira

when driving my zafira i lose power engine management light comes on power steering goes brakes go needles on dash start dancing about i stop turn engine off and back on and its fine again for a while ANY IDEAS TIA

Submitted: 15/06/2017 13:01:50 | ID: 141942

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John, Carmarthenshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi This morning my central locking on our zafira b 2013 1.7 diesel stopped working.I would not unlock any door just the boot, it would make a clicking sound as so to unlock the doors, but then not do it. I also noticed the fuel gauge not working properly either.It showed about have te amount of fuel then i got in the tank. i calibrated that by going to the petrol station and filling up the tank and it showed have full. Confusing!After about 2 hours and checking some fuses and looms of wiring it started to work again,fuel gauge correct and doors locking and unlocking. Does any body got an idea what it could be, any body got any relay info or and wiring info or diagrams? Need to fix it to prevent going wrong again.

Submitted: 06/06/2017 15:51:32 | ID: 141767

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Rahman Kasmi, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi I have a vauxhall zafira 1.9 2005. I have changed the pdf filter the whole exAust . at the end it looses power. I have changed the egr as well. I don't whats wrong with it . the mechanic all they want is to take money for nothing

Submitted: 02/06/2017 21:27:56 | ID: 141701

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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!

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try taking the top off the exspansion tank when cold and sqeezing one of the large water pipes to reduce any air locks antony from Berkshire

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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