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david rose, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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andy, West Dunbartonshire

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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Abdul, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Zafira, 2010, diesel, automatics started coil flashing on dash board this morning. Any idea please?

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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

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georgina norman, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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Cedric, South Africa

Vauxhall Zafira

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.

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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

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Colin, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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rebecca lacy, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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anthony, Devon

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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jeanie, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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jason, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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Alan, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

My car gets to30 40mph starts jumping then holds back when it gets warm

Submitted: 12/05/2016 20:16:49 | ID: 131461

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Kathleen Keane, Cornwall

Vauxhall Zafira

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

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Phil, Cheshire

Vauxhall Zafira

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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Phil, Cheshire

Vauxhall Zafira

While driving on motorway my zap hire just jammed on I nearly caused a pile up. Engin still running the red light on Autuo gear shift was on. After 3 minutes of sheer terror it freed up and I drove home less than 30 mph can any one explain, thanks in advance Phil.

Submitted: 03/05/2016 21:33:09 | ID: 131127

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agnes, City of Edinburgh

Vauxhall Zafira

Can someone please advice me, just had reverse switch fitted to my car, but when I was trying to reverse my car it would go into reverse and kept jumping out of reverse when trying to reverse...

Submitted: 29/04/2016 22:01:31 | ID: 130969

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martin, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

misfire on tickover lots of blue smoke had headgasket done but they did say that number 3 glow plug wasn't seated properly and looks like a valve may have hit piston but not sure is there a common problem with number 3 cylinder as ive brought a secondhand head and number 3 glow is not seated in that properly as well

Submitted: 27/04/2016 20:15:52 | ID: 130904

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Mart, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Zafira

What causes oil to leak into the water expansion bottle

Submitted: 25/04/2016 23:16:42 | ID: 130819

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Kayleigh, Newport

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi over the past 24hrs my 1.6 zafira has lost its power won't go no faster the 60mph on the bypasses/motorway and it couldn't even get up a hill in 1st gear!! Had to roll back down it and turn round. There are no warning lights on the dash I have checked that the dash lights haven't been blanked off and they haven't. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? I've checked all my levels and there fine also. Any help will be much appreciated thanks in advance.

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Update problem solved turns out the cat was blocked Kayleigh from Newport

If you do not want your Zafira to be blocked once more in a few months time...you need to drive the engine at high speeds at least once a week, a good thrashing on the motorway will ensure the DPF (big filter on the Exhaust ) will heat up to trigger the clean up (also known as regenerate) , some have the DPF removed and the problem will never return but this involves changing part of your exhaust and a simple re map Bendover Brenda from Angus

If you do not want your Zafira to be blocked once more in a few months time...you need to drive the engine at high speeds at least once a week, a good thrashing on the motorway will ensure the DPF (big filter on the Exhaust ) will heat up to trigger the clean up (also known as regenerate) , some have the DPF removed and the problem will never return but this involves changing part of your exhaust and a simple re map Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 17/04/2016 12:49:38 | ID: 130489

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Phil, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

The computer in regards to showing everything except the radio that shows up but the rest won't show also the fuel gauge is not showing me the level of fuel, the tank is full. Can you please tell me what's wrong. Regards Phill Irving

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Your ECU id about to malfunction big time...... this is rare but not unknown Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 16/04/2016 19:41:34 | ID: 130469

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gaile, Hampshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Main headlight won't go out why

Submitted: 15/04/2016 19:41:38 | ID: 130430

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David Anderson, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 09 Zaffira Life 1600 bought nov 2012. 18 months ago started to lose power and cut out. After about 5mins of keyturning it eventually restarts. It can go months without problems. I have had the car diagnosic tested 4 times without any solution. (twice at a Vauxhall dealership!) can anyone help?

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check your engine earth strap.... Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 11/04/2016 11:29:07 | ID: 130230

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andrew, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

hi i have a zafria a diesel dti comfort and my engine manament light keeps coming on when i stop at a juntion or at a set of lights when driving off it goes off and dont get much power till ive reached 3000rpms so please any help with solving this promblem ive also put a obd reader on it to see what codes would come up but no codes come up so now im stuck with what to do so if any one has any ideas please thank u in advanced

Submitted: 08/04/2016 17:02:41 | ID: 130123

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Jimmy Kent, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, knocking noise under foot well , when staring up. Help please.

Submitted: 07/04/2016 09:55:37 | ID: 130048

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Kirsty blackwell, Wrexham

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi just brought a car a matter ov hours ago and did not drive it stupid me I no but it drives fine and has 12m mot it is 07 plate any way it is making the beeping noise like if u have a door open or hand brake up or seatbelt not on even tho they are all right can any one tell.me the prob I gutted I have jo luck with cars

Submitted: 04/04/2016 21:56:06 | ID: 129946

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Siddig, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Zafira 1.6 petrol 06 plate produced thick blue smoke after I did oil top-up using 10 w 40 oil and then the smoke disappeared. Every time when I top-up using the same oil grade the problem appears. I wonder if this problem is related to 10 W 40 grade !!!!?

Submitted: 04/04/2016 19:52:57 | ID: 129935

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thomas, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

disconnected alarm horn now cooling fan keeps ruuing are they on same circuit

Submitted: 01/04/2016 08:34:39 | ID: 129774

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thomas, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

disconnected alarm horn now cooling fan stays on are they on same circuit

Submitted: 01/04/2016 08:32:47 | ID: 129773

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dawn, North Ayrshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, in the past wk when driving my vauxhall zafira excite 2012 the 'doors open' light/interior light comes on. It will either come on and stay on or go on and off constantly beeping. It seems worse when turning, braking etc. The interior light casing is red hot to touch also. Thanks for any help.

Submitted: 30/03/2016 13:42:28 | ID: 129676

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jude, Devon

Vauxhall Zafira

My vauxhall zafira B 1.6 manual, it make noise evry time i put to reserve and my gear so stiff

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Have your garage lube your shaft. the noise when i revers may sound like stones/grit on the rear pads...this is normal and tends to go away. Vauxhall UK know about this but refuse to see it as an issue ! Bendover Brenda from Angus

Have your garage lube your shaft. the noise when i revers may sound like stones/grit on the rear pads...this is normal and tends to go away. Vauxhall UK know about this but refuse to see it as an issue ! Bendover Brenda from Angus

Have your garage lube your shaft. the noise when i revers may sound like stones/grit on the rear pads...this is normal and tends to go away. Vauxhall UK know about this but refuse to see it as an issue ! Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 29/03/2016 19:13:12 | ID: 129643

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Dan, Poole

Vauxhall Zafira

Sorry should have said zafira is 1.6 petrol club 06 plate

Submitted: 27/03/2016 17:56:50 | ID: 129530

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Dan, Poole

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I was wondering if someone can help me, my heater packed in last year so I checked the fuses under the bonnet with no joy I had to replace the heater!!! Since I removed fuses the warning light car with a spanner on it shows constantly, does anybody know how to remove this I've disconnected battery, but light still appears! Thought I'll ask before I have to take it to the main dealer and get charged a fortune Many thanks Dan

Submitted: 27/03/2016 17:51:46 | ID: 129529

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sean, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have answered a few questions on this site,but nobody ever comes back to say thank you this worked/didn't work.

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One wishes to say thank you. You solved what was a perplexing issue that none of ones servants could fathom out. The problem was the inter connecting relay that was taking a live feed from the trigger impulse sensor linked to the main sensor feed. It all quite clear now when you explained what the problem was and so thank you . Bendover Brenda can be contacted at NASA ( the upper bar) :) Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 26/03/2016 18:40:13 | ID: 129507

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Aksar, Surrey

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have Vauxhall zafira 1.8 life... Recently it started making noise wen I start making noise wen in gear, in neutral it's fine... Any idea what could it b? Thanx luk forward to hear from u.its petrol.

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I Could be wrong but it might be wise to have your gear box looked at...as it sounds like it could be that the teeth in your gear box are worn and not locking in properly hence the noise whilst your in gear and silence whilst your in neutral... if thats the case you may need a new gearbox it may be something simple tho like one of the bolts that hold your gearbox on place may be loose...or on the other hand it could be a clutch related problem...but to be safe...id have both clutch and gearbox looked at....as i say i may be wrong but from what you explain thats what i would advise...just a few things it may be that is causing your problems....hope this helps and hope you find the problem and get it sorted. Tasha from West Midlands

Sounds like your thrust bearing that is part of the clutch, or the gear box . both are an easy fix but gear boxes are good for 100.000 miles and in my years of having 7 (seven) Vauxhall Zafira cars, some a the rest B models i have never had any issue with a gearbox or an engine , But i prefer Diesel due the large economy savings and more power (1.7 Diesels) are very good......but i do not keep any Zafira over 60.000 miles Bendover Brenda from Angus

Sounds like your thrust bearing that is part of the clutch, or the gear box . both are an easy fix but gear boxes are good for 100.000 miles and in my years of having 7 (seven) Vauxhall Zafira cars, some a the rest B models i have never had any issue with a gearbox or an engine , But i prefer Diesel due the large economy savings and more power (1.7 Diesels) are very good......but i do not keep any Zafira over 60.000 miles Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 25/03/2016 23:40:46 | ID: 129479

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ATUL KUMAR, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

hi i was just driving on high way and i suddenly lost power and the engine management light was on mine is diesel 2009 model. i dont know what to do please suggest

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DPF filter..have a regen done at a garage or do a forced regen with a cheap hand held reader.... Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 25/03/2016 17:12:16 | ID: 129457

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Robert, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello I have a 2012 zafira tourer, I've just had it serviced, Done about 50 miles and service soon light keeps coming on, can any one tell me how to clear it , many thanks.

Submitted: 24/03/2016 19:32:47 | ID: 129429

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Robert, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Service soon light keeps coming on, how do I solve this problem. Thanks.

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Why am I not getting a answer. Robert from South Yorkshire

I have the same problem,and the service not due. Start engine,Press Break and clutch peddle at same time,Press end of control stick on right hand side of steering wheel,Until service sign come on screen. Keep depressed until the sign disaperes. old from Northamptonshire

Yes that procedure is correct , When you have a sevice done the dealers need to do this procedure but many do not or can not be botherd.... complain as i do and get better service Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 24/03/2016 07:58:07 | ID: 129401

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Robert, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Just had a service, done about 50 miles, service soon light keeps coming on. How do I solve this problem. Thanks.

Submitted: 24/03/2016 07:52:16 | ID: 129400

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Richard, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have a vauxhall zafira 1.8 petrol 02 when I change gear my revs stay up around 2000rpm then comes down. Could this be cable sticking or will it be something else

Submitted: 23/03/2016 20:24:53 | ID: 129386

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zain, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a Vauxhall zafira 2009 1.9 cdti. Its making tapping noise constantly. Can you kindly help me with that please. Thanks

Submitted: 18/03/2016 21:24:23 | ID: 129191

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M salim, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

51 reg battery light with a big star in the middle is on

Submitted: 17/03/2016 21:12:11 | ID: 129146

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