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Lol O'farrell, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

Rear near side window inoperable

Submitted: 29/06/2015 11:31:23 | ID: 117828

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Tim, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have an 04, automatic petrol Zafira. For the last few months every now and again the car will simply stall and cut out, or it goes into limp mode. It can happen in mid drive, when slowing down at lights or to turn left etc. when this happens, the car will not restart (although all the dash lights come on and it turns over) so I have to wait for for a few minutes (3-5) and then the car will restart. There is nothing I've noticed to narrow down the fault ie, first thing on a morning, cold weather, long journeys,etc. it's just random and dangerous if it stalls in the wrong place. The light that remains on the dash after is the traction control (triangle, car with skid marks) and sometimes the car with the spanner in it. The lights do eventually go off themselves but only after the car has been left parked up for some considerable time. I've had it in to vauxhall for a diagnostic who said it needed a new ECU (at a cost of £615.) but didn't give me any more details. Another independent garage (with tech 2 computer) said all the codes were correct but couldn't isolate the fault. Simply saying the engine wasn't communicating with the gearbox. One thing that did happen was that whilst it was in the garage and stalled, when the car did start again, the EML was actually flickering on my dash board which seemed to indicate that the fault could be electrical??? Another thing to add is that in February, my local garage changed the head and gasket and when they put it back together there was a problem with it starting properly so the garage had to take it (the head) back off and fix one of the valves that wasn't seated correctly. Don't know if that is relevant but the problem with stalling wasn't there before this happened - maybe it's just coincidence. It seems that no one is sure what the actual problem is - can anyone help or give me some pointers please. Thanks. Tim

Submitted: 28/06/2015 21:52:38 | ID: 117817

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peter rush, Dorset

Vauxhall Zafira

My temperature gauge climbs to half way then falls back to zero. Also it is loosing water and needs topping up every 40 miles or so. I can only think this water is somehow getting into the footwell which is sometimes quite sodden. Apart from this the car pulls beautifully and has just been serviced. I just had a new temperature gauge fitted but this new one is behaving like the replaced one, so I don't think the problem lies there. Any help to resolve this curious situation would be hugely welcomed. Thanks, Peter R

Submitted: 24/06/2015 12:10:07 | ID: 117634

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Chris, Hampshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Could you tell me how do you check transmission oil on a 04 zafire automatic

Submitted: 15/06/2015 14:49:29 | ID: 117236

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sarah, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a zafira 1.9tdi 57plate its done 89800 miles its all of a sudden become totally gutless instead of the usual foot down going like a rocket. I've booked it in for a full service oil and air filter change will this make a difference or could there be something else?

Submitted: 14/06/2015 09:40:59 | ID: 117174

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colin, Middlesbrough

Vauxhall Zafira

my 2010 zafira elite window off side rear works down on the master switch but not up.. works ok from local position on door..any ideas Col

Submitted: 11/06/2015 21:08:49 | ID: 117097

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Peter hardy , South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Climate and monitor not working Zafira 1.9 cdti 55reg

Submitted: 09/06/2015 01:13:51 | ID: 116981

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andy, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi all, I have a 06 plate Zafia 1.6 lite. When I push the climate control/snowflake button for cold air I seem to have a significant loss of power and accelaertaion particularly in first.. Any ideas?

Submitted: 05/06/2015 21:42:13 | ID: 116853

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Tony, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Zafira

My engine seemed to be very hot after each journey. I had it checked out and was advised by garage that my radiator was not heating and the cause was a faulty thermostat. However my warning light was not coming on to say that engine was overheating. I had a new thermostat installed, however my engine still feels as if it is getting very hot, although warning light is not illuminated to say overheating. I also noted that the water level in radiator extension tank is slightly losing water after each 20 and over mile journey. Any ideas on solution would be appreciated.

Submitted: 04/06/2015 14:09:28 | ID: 116800

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Linda bell, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Zafira

1.8 zafira design petrol 2012. ...I need to be able to leave tail gate open whilst locking car doors when parked up with dogs in the car. The number plate lights appear to be staying on and thus this will drain my battery. Please advise on how I can do this. Urgent...going to a dog show tomorrow. Grateful for a reply. Today

Submitted: 03/06/2015 12:56:25 | ID: 116757

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Emma, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My engine management light keeps coming on, had both lambda sensors changed but still came on. I noticed that my temperature gauge increases when stationery and this is when the light normally comes on. I drove it all the way back from Yorkshire and the temperature gauge never moved, could this be causing the problem?

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Just replace thermostat,comes with temp sender swich.simple job,on my 2004 zaf,for a Muppet me! p j house from Hampshire

Submitted: 31/05/2015 21:43:04 | ID: 116669

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sheena, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi i have just had my rod ends and wishboruns replaced and now have a clanging/knocking sound when driving over uneven roads its really loud and feels like its coming from under front drivers side can any1 help thankyou

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It could be your droplinks. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 31/05/2015 13:03:33 | ID: 116652

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Peter hardy , South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Trying to locate the relay for climate control,No mention in car manuel or Haines

Submitted: 29/05/2015 08:44:14 | ID: 116582

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BRYN M JONES, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Zafira

do the brakes on my zafira 1.8 sri (2008) have to be bled under pressure ????

Submitted: 28/05/2015 17:21:18 | ID: 116565

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Hugh Morrison, Antrim

Vauxhall Zafira

I get a bang when I go from drive to reverse sometimes as its changeing when driving it is coming from ofside front

Submitted: 23/05/2015 18:13:07 | ID: 116387

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kiley, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

Im having trouble getting my car into gear when its running i can get it into gear when its not running can you help please thankyou

Submitted: 20/05/2015 09:59:29 | ID: 116251

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michael hoyle, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi in the past couple of days when i start my car revs are at 1200 at idle speed, i drive the car for about 10 miles and the car is still idleing at 1200 rpm, it only drops to between 700 and 800 rpm when i put my a/c on, could you please help me in diagnosing the problem, thanks michael

Submitted: 16/05/2015 19:42:34 | ID: 116112

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Aaron Williams, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

I have 02 zafira with a couple of issues... car starts but revs to 2000 revs for about 5 second's with the oil light flickering but after that it barely holds tick off and and lights go off apart from the engine management please help

Submitted: 16/05/2015 15:15:45 | ID: 116100

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Janet, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 2001 petrol (automatic) engine won't start all dashboard lights stayed on when the key is removed . When turning the ignition key it feels like it's not connecting just seems to swivel in the lock any ideas

Submitted: 16/05/2015 06:48:46 | ID: 116086

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sarah coe, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a Vauxhall Zafira comfort 7 seater 1.6 with the engine management light on. I was told there are 2 lambda sensors on it, we changed the front one but how expensive is the back one and could it fail emissions test because of the sensor? thank you

Submitted: 12/05/2015 14:16:11 | ID: 115939

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Peter hardy , South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Climate control has stopped working and monitor and the radio still works but does not turn off with the ignition?

Submitted: 11/05/2015 02:54:03 | ID: 115864

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steve, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

2008 running too lean, what causes this & how can I solve it..?

Submitted: 09/05/2015 18:17:25 | ID: 115807

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Paul, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello there, I've had a slight whining noise coming from under the bonnet while I sit stationary at the traffic lights and if I turn my steering wheel and hold it in that position the noise will go away. I've had no lights come on the dash indicating any problems. I guessed the noise has something to do with the power steering fluid pump? Anyway, last weekend while driving the power steering went and now it`s like trying to drive an articulated lorry. The AA came out to look at it and he said maybe the power steering fluid is low as the dipstick looked quite low. I bought some fluid and topped it right up but this hasn't made much difference. Do you think it could it be the pump or even the steering rack and are they expensive to replace and have fitted?

Submitted: 06/05/2015 11:14:50 | ID: 115628

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Graeme, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there, I wonder if you can help? My petrol 1.6 2009 Zafira is jolting under acceleration, the car is regularly serviced and I have done the pedal test which is coming up with no errors. The car has recently had a diagnostic test for a thermostat issue I had and the garage never mentioned about any other problems. Do you have any ideas?

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Coil pack nasser from West Midlands

Submitted: 04/05/2015 22:51:39 | ID: 115579

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Mike, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

Got a problem with my 06 1.9 diesel Zafira, it was losing power so I took it to main dealer cost me 492 euros to clear dpf sensor. The car was going fine, 3 weeks later it`s taken a lot of water, next thing I know the car is full of steam coming from the engine. I pulled over to check it and bang, all water is gone and the car won`t start anymore. Any suggestions please?

Submitted: 04/05/2015 20:55:38 | ID: 115577

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nigel carpenter, Cornwall

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, my central door locking has packed up today. I need to put fuel in to get home but the flap is locked. Can I override it? Please help

Submitted: 04/05/2015 18:27:35 | ID: 115569

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sunday mathew, Ghana

Vauxhall Zafira

Black smoke

Submitted: 22/04/2015 19:03:02 | ID: 115069

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Karen, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

My car has started making a funny "bloop" noise on ignition. Only started when I got it back from the garage after having a gearbox change, O2 filters and and egr valve. Garage at a loss as to what is the cause - any ideas?

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on starting the engine funny bloop to fix bleed air out of power steering fixed alan from County Down

on starting the engine funny bloop to fix bleed air out of power steering fixed alan from County Down

Submitted: 21/04/2015 17:31:52 | ID: 115017

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Harry, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I just need to change the clock on my dash

Submitted: 21/04/2015 16:51:31 | ID: 115015

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Michelle, Dublin

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a whistling noise coming from the engine. Only started over the last week. It's not always there just sometimes. Also, I felt it had become sluggish and I did see the oil light flicker on for a second when I braked suddenly a few days ago, so today I checked it for oil and it was very low, plus it was overheating. I have put oil into the engine but it is still making the whistling noise. I'm not sure about the overheating as yet, but any suggestions on the whistling noise would be great. Or maybe the noise and the low oil/overheating are linked? Thank you.

Submitted: 16/04/2015 16:11:26 | ID: 114789

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kayleigh, Neath Port Talbot

Vauxhall Zafira

Can anybody help me? My Zafira ran out of oil so when my car broke down I had it towed and the next day a mechanic looked at it and said the timing belt ring, piston and valve need changing. It`s a 16v 2001 year and he said it would cost £600 to fix, so was just wondering would it be worth it and I`m hoping that it won`t cost anymore than that, if anyone would know if that estimate is roughly right as I have 4 children and can`t afford anymore than that? thanks in advance

Submitted: 16/04/2015 00:13:03 | ID: 114757

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tania bryant, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Vauxhall Zafira

Why is my engine management light flicking on and off?

Submitted: 15/04/2015 23:37:51 | ID: 114756

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Olive, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

took handle off tailgate to see if handle was working and know no plate lights wont work. connections all working and fuses ok HELP

Submitted: 14/04/2015 19:36:01 | ID: 114709

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Chel, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

I gave a lift to a friend who pulled my back rear door plipper up so far it sprang out, she then forced it back down, she came clean when I couldn't get the door to open from outside or inside after shopping. My husband removed the small speaker at the top to find she's broken the plastic thing inside so now we can't get the door open. Can anyone help? She's due for MOT and I have been told under new rules it's an instant fail. HELP

Submitted: 10/04/2015 12:53:19 | ID: 114536

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Georgina, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

The wing mirrors on my zafira will not adjust, what could be the cause and how do i fix them?

Submitted: 07/04/2015 08:47:51 | ID: 114403

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Dan suleiman, Nigeria

Vauxhall Zafira

please i urgently need an information to unlock my stereo from SAFE. The stereo entered SAFE after several wrong atempt to unlock the stereo from code thanks.

Submitted: 06/04/2015 16:51:35 | ID: 114377

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Joshua Taylor, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

The engine light was showing and the car was not picking up speed for about a year but it has gone so bad that it can hardly reaches 40 miles now so i took it to a garage. they diagnosed it to be crankshaft sensor, which was changed. There is no engine light now but it hasn't made any difference to picking up speed. The mechanic at the garage is saying that if there is no light showing on the engine they don't know what the problem is.

Submitted: 03/04/2015 12:38:08 | ID: 114252

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Jenny Corley, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Automatic diesel, sometimes kangaroo jumps/judders when I slow down or put My foot on the break especially on long journeys also coolant light comes on, car has only just had its mot done??

Submitted: 03/04/2015 11:15:52 | ID: 114234

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Karl Milton, Hampshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My 07 vauxhall zafira club 1.8 petrol has just started juddering in 1st and 2nd gear. My exhaust warning light has also came on in dash. When revs pick up seems ok can anyome.tell what this is likely to be please.

Submitted: 31/03/2015 23:42:01 | ID: 114144

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Samantha, City of Nottingham

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi just looking for some advice iv recently had my alloys resprayed and since iv had it back when i go over 50mph my steering wheel is really vibrating......iv had my tracking done and tyre pressures.....just wondered if anyone could possibly have any clue to what it could be??

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Your wheels need to be balanced Peter hardy from South Yorkshire

Your wheels need to be balanced Peter hardy from South Yorkshire

It could be ball joints or track rod ends worn or even wheel bearings. Get it checked as I had the same problem and my nearside track rod end was very bad, if it came off at any speed it would not have been nicenigel carpenter from Cornwall

Submitted: 30/03/2015 14:47:36 | ID: 114075

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