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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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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 21:03:14 | 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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Dave, Durham

Vauxhall Zafira

my wife ran out of diesel the car was filled and re started we now have a lack of power and spanner light on changed the filter etc still in limp mode please anyone help thanks in advance Dave

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Change the diesel filter and everything will be fine. I had the same problem. Wish you well Nana from Ghana

Submitted: 04/07/2014 21:57:44 | ID: 98983

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kerry, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there, my water light now and again keeps ,I have checked the water level and it is at the mark so I'm not sure what is wrong? Also my abs light stays on. Can you help me please?

Submitted: 01/07/2014 20:06:17 | ID: 98816

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Ben, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

I just done a full service and after a week there is white smoke underneath the engine. What can the problem be? Thanks

Submitted: 29/06/2014 18:47:34 | ID: 98689

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scott mcinally, Durham

Vauxhall Zafira

My compressor is not emitting any air although it`s still working. What can I do?

Submitted: 24/06/2014 13:18:35 | ID: 98375

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michael powell, Bristol

Vauxhall Zafira

I was driving home from a friend`s tonight when I heard a bang and all the engine lights came on and the car came to a stop. I checked under the bonnet and couldn`t see anything was wrong. I turned the ignition on but the engine would just turn over but won`t engage. Any suggestions please?

Submitted: 22/06/2014 23:35:56 | ID: 98258

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yacine, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

i took my car to a garage to repair something but when i come out after few meters i was smelling burning like when i looked ouside there was a smoke coming out of the back weel around the disk the breaks look fine but im not sure what s the prob any idea had it for a year never had a prob .thank you

Submitted: 22/06/2014 16:33:19 | ID: 98241

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majid, Middlesex

Vauxhall Zafira

My car vuxhall zafira 1.9cdti fan belt breaking off making nose do I need full waterpump kit or just belt

Submitted: 21/06/2014 22:40:18 | ID: 98205

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reza, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I WAS DRIVING MY ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTI 09 PLATE 70MPH ON MOTORWAY AND SUDDENLY STARTED MAKING RUTTLY NOISE AND ENGINE GONE OFF. PULLED ON THE HARD SHOULDER, HEAVY SMOKE WAS COMING FROM THE BONET AND EXHAUST ALSO ALL THE WATER & OIL WAS HEAVELY LEAKING. AFTER A WHILE AA MECHANIC OPENED THE BONET THE WATER PUMP WAS EMTY RE-FILL IT UP TO SEE IF IT LEAKING AND YES IT LEAKED HEAVELY. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM AND CAN IT BE FIXED? PLEASE HELP ME OUT.

Submitted: 19/06/2014 16:42:04 | ID: 98043

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ahmed, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Zafira is rattling in the morning (the engine goes up and down) and after it warms up the rattling stops and it runs okay. Also it seems to do it after being parked for a long time. Any ideas? Thanks.

Submitted: 16/06/2014 10:13:22 | ID: 97780

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Dean Davies, Carmarthenshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Any ideas why my rear exhaust box is filling a fair bit with water and is it recommended I drill a hole in the box to drain it, if so where is best place to drill a hole?

Submitted: 16/06/2014 01:17:00 | ID: 97772

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Colin Jackson, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

engine surges from 500to1000revs on tickover any ideas please

Submitted: 14/06/2014 19:58:59 | ID: 97687

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Mark, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello I have a 1.7 cdti 125bhp Zafira and there is a very strange noise which comes from the engine, both when the car is stationary and when it is moving. It is not constant but comes and goes. It sounds like a warbling or turkey gobbling sound. I have been told that it is possible that air is entering the fuel line through a faulty fuel filter housing but that it is nothing to worry about and that the noise is a characteristic of the vehicle. That sounds very improbable to me since the noise is quite loud and is not constant. I have never heard a sound like it on any other vehicle. Could anyone tell me what makes the noise and whether I should be worried? Many thanks, Mark

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We also bought a 60 plate 1.7 cdti about 6 weeks ago, and have exactly the same problem. The dealer have had the car for the last 4 days insisting it's had all the necessary checks done & they can't locate the problem. I'd be very grateful if you could tell me if you have had the fuel filter theory confirmed, or you've found the correct diagnosis. Regards. Paula. Pls1971 from Durham

We also bought a 60 plate 1.7 cdti about 6 weeks ago, and have exactly the same problem. The dealer have had the car for the last 4 days insisting it's had all the necessary checks done & they can't locate the problem. I'd be very grateful if you could tell me if you have had the fuel filter theory confirmed, or you've found the correct diagnosis. Regards. Paula. Pls1971 from Durham

****quick update****. We had the fuel filter housing completely renewed & it's still making the noise. Back to the drawing board! Pls1971 from Durham

Submitted: 13/06/2014 13:32:53 | ID: 97603

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sean, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi. I have just purchased a 2001 zafira 2.0dti The car runs lovely but if i floor it when driving it is very hesitant at 4000rpm. it feels like its starved for fuel type of thing but its nearly full.could it be a dirty fuel filter?

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I had same problem just that mine was between 1500 and 2000 revs, it was the EGR valve. Take my advice buy a new one from the main dealers if you decide to change it as these after market ones are a load of junk and believe it or not the main dealers down by me were cheaper than after market and you`re guaranteed it is a genuine part from main dealers Dean Davies from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 08/06/2014 20:26:39 | ID: 97236

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