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saiqa, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there. Has you know the make and model of my car I just wanna let u know its an automatic car. And when am driving my car has problems changing it's gear from 2nd to 3rd and when I press my foot on the gas pedal the car won't move more than 10mph and that only happens when the gears won't change please help appreciate it thank you.

Submitted: 24/02/2015 18:26:17 | ID: 112264

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William Ash, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Zafira

Were is the power steering top up reservoir.

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Looking into the engine from the front it is on the right hand side right at the back. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 24/02/2015 16:39:57 | ID: 112256

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dale, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I av w reg Zafira wen u get to 2 thousands revs it cuts out, wat can it be

Submitted: 17/02/2015 19:59:31 | ID: 111751

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Dianne, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Zafira

does anybody know how to take out the complete heater matrix on a Vauxhall zafira 2ltr diesel please

Submitted: 17/02/2015 17:06:06 | ID: 111739

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Danny, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there, I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2006 SRI 120 Diesel. I want to change the front bumper because mine is broken, it is smashed. I want to check if I can fit the bumber from a Vauxhall Zafira 2008-2010 facelift. Can anyone help me, please? Many thanks.

Submitted: 17/02/2015 12:24:19 | ID: 111718

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Gavin, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

My Vauxhall Zafira gsi when I put my foot down feels like it wants to hold back and I don't know why?

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When I was driving in 5th gear it felt like it was holding back? Gavin from Essex

Submitted: 12/02/2015 22:28:24 | ID: 111421

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catherine sparkes, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Put a new battery in, got lights to the dash board but it won't start. What is wrong with it?

Submitted: 12/02/2015 20:10:16 | ID: 111409

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nazar, Belgium

Vauxhall Zafira

I can't close the doors with the remote control?

Submitted: 11/02/2015 19:10:38 | ID: 111335

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Ian, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

My 55 plate (Jan 2006) Zafira Club 1.6i has a whistling noise which appears to be coming from the location of the fan belt closer to the motor, this is quite loud and is present after the first drive of around a mile or so, whether the car is driving or stationary after this initial drive it can be heard, the only time it disappears is when in high revs. Bought recently from Evans Halshaw and I don't really want to be throwing money at it as it is still under their warranty. They have looked into it themselves already and come back with "it`s as it should be". I have never heard a whistling as loud as this from any other vehicle I have had nor heard before, any ideas? thanks.

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Hi, your problem sounds like a common fault, with the engine running and the whistling present see if there is any suction on the oil filler cap and or dipstick. If so you have got a broken breather membrane which is built into the rocker top. Unfortunately you will need a complete new one as it's not replace able on it's own, if this is not repaired it can build up pressure and suck oil out of the engine and eventually it can blow the engine.seen it put a hole in a piston. That's if your problem is this?. If it is your garage where you bought it from has been palming you off hoping you don't notice or they are not up on modern vauxhalls. The rocker cover will be around £130-£150 plus gasket of £10. Hope this helps cheers Mick from Lincolnshire

Hi, your problem sounds like a common fault, with the engine running and the whistling present see if there is any suction on the oil filler cap and or dipstick. If so you have got a broken breather membrane which is built into the rocker top. Unfortunately you will need a complete new one as it's not replace able on it's own, if this is not repaired it can build up pressure and suck oil out of the engine and eventually it can blow the engine.seen it put a hole in a piston. That's if your problem is this?. If it is your garage where you bought it from has been palming you off hoping you don't notice or they are not up on modern vauxhalls. The rocker cover will be around £130-£150 plus gasket of £10. Hope this helps cheers Mick from Lincolnshire

Cheers Mick, that was exactly the problem, removing the dipstick while running silenced the whistling, Evans Halshaw have now replaced the top (black) section along with a couple of other things I was concerned about and now all is running as it should so happy days :) Ian from Merseyside

Submitted: 08/02/2015 21:45:32 | ID: 111156

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Laura, Kildare

Vauxhall Zafira

Car beeps about when I turn on ignition and sometimes when driving. When this happens it turns the radio off.

Submitted: 03/02/2015 15:12:40 | ID: 110802

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Gjergji, Scottish Borders

Vauxhall Zafira

My breks are working when the engen is off is thi normal on zafira life

Submitted: 03/02/2015 08:55:51 | ID: 110783

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kirsty, Northumberland

Vauxhall Zafira

Filled my zafira up with diesel (before any one asks) about 50 miles from home and it drove like buckaroo all the way home. Had absolutely no acceleration on any hills, however slight and was very juddery. Picked up speed and drove normally on the flat. There was no smell and no warning lights came on. The only different thing that has happened is that I had a new windscreen fitted a few days before. What could it be?

Submitted: 02/02/2015 15:42:09 | ID: 110748

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caroline james, Torfaen

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi can someone help please. My zafira had issues locking in the day we had to leave it unlocked while shopping. Went back to the car drove home it all worked fine, took it out in the evening and the power steering failed and we nearly went straight into a phone box. We managed to get it home but the next day it would not unlock then when manually opening it it wouldn't start or turn over at all. The next evening the horn started going on its own and wouldn't stop until we disconnected battery. We reconnected the battery a few days later the car ran fine parked it back up and then around 20 minutes later the horn was going again so we've had to disconnect the battery again. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be as the garage have said they cant find a issue with it.

Submitted: 31/01/2015 17:16:59 | ID: 110632

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transit tone, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

ps those vauxhall tech on line waiting to help for 10/20/ pounds type your fault pay then get answer forget it all automatic rubbish dont waste your cash

Submitted: 31/01/2015 12:57:54 | ID: 110615

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transit tone, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

hi i have o7 plate 1600 club coil pack went so replaced plugs and coil pack but i have a on going fault at 30/40 mph it has a engine hiccup for a second just has you add or decrease power . random as the day is long some days runs perfect other days this happens 2/3 times on a trip of around 10miles cold or hot engine had faults on cam sensor few times but this just pi@@ing me off as i am fully trained tech of 20 years and cant work this one out has any one else had this fault thanks

Submitted: 30/01/2015 18:06:49 | ID: 110562

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sab, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

i have Vauxhall zafira Club,7seater 2001reg auto, petrol,Problem--heater blowing warm air not heating the car on max.red line setting. Fan blowing air OK. As I increase fan speed it is blowing almost cold air. When fan speed set at 2 then warm air from vent driver side but cold air from vent passenger side. Temp.reading on dial go upto 100.Few weeks back I noticed water level going down twice so I change the coolent and added tin of sealer to coolent to stop any leakage from radiator in case there was any.water level does go down now.I cannot afford to pay garagebills.Please help to diagonse the problem & email the repairs need to be done.

Submitted: 26/01/2015 11:00:48 | ID: 110304

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kenny, Fife

Vauxhall Zafira

hi folks no heating in my zafira a watched videos on heating matrix on video theres a wire going to matrix my zafira dont have any wires close to matrix i need help big style i have four young kids no pennys to garage need cheap fix ideas its cold

Submitted: 25/01/2015 17:35:01 | ID: 110282

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rob anglim, Cheshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi . I have a y reg zafira .came out on thursday .my outside lights were on .all of them but they were turned of .got it going then when we stopped at school .we couldnt get it going again.got it jump started got it home. Soon as i turned it of the outside lights came on .all of them. Tried starting it wouldnt start again please if anyone can help it would be brilliant .thank you

Submitted: 24/01/2015 11:05:43 | ID: 110218

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deen, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi when car sat at 3000 revs i heard a rattling (vibrating) coming from carb area any ideas what this could be and how to repair thanks

Submitted: 20/01/2015 17:24:43 | ID: 109958

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Leo, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Three passenger doors have deadlocked. I took it to Vauxhall dealer - they originally replaced some defective wiring behind the driver`s door - short term it worked (£250 down). A few days later the same thing, this time they said a complete new alarm system was needed (another £320 down). A few days later the same thing!Two questions - any idea what the actual problem is? Secondly - what recourse to the Vauxhall dealer?thanks Leo

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go back dealer cause a right fuss refuse to pay anymore money ask for a refund of labour charges and reduced cost of parts fitted ie cost price and more than that you would like your car fixed as the work is not satifactory fix and it looks like they took a wild guess at the fix then say you will ring customer services direct with vauxhall ask for site manager bypass the service manager go higher good luck dont forget to state you have paid hard earnt cash for nothing and would nothing better than a working car and they are the experts sort of service you expect from fred in the shed not a main dealer transit tone from West Midlands

Submitted: 19/01/2015 09:59:44 | ID: 109837

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Karina, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I purchased a 53 reg Zafira and it started making a loud growling noise and judders as I accelerate quickly, other than that it seems fine. What could be the problem?

Submitted: 18/01/2015 18:49:24 | ID: 109802

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Paul Dunn, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there, my Zafira won`t start in cold weather. Had 4 new glow plugs fitted but made no difference?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 19:00:35 | ID: 109617

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Gareth, Devon

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 dti 2003 reg, when it`s ticking over the oil light flickers on. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 18:03:18 | ID: 109612

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philip, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello,help please,i have just done n,s,f drop link when i was re fitting it rather than using a bar as a pri i used a scissor jack to compress spring till it lined. Up to new drop link,now i have the problem of esp stability warning triangle on dash board? Odd one it was fine till i replaced it.or could it be that uther side needs doing.ie never only do one shocker.

Submitted: 13/01/2015 23:51:20 | ID: 109501

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sean, Hampshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My engine management lights came on last night. What`s wrong and how do I turn them off? The car runs fine still, nothing odd going on. What do I need to look at please? Kind regards

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Hi. You've not said whether yours is petrol or diesel. If diesel, a large number of items ; EGR valve faulty is a usual suspect. Really, you need to take it to your local garage - Vauxhall or independent to have the engine management system interrogated. Vauxhall may charge say £60 or so, a local garage will do it for free if you have any work carried out. Mine local independent garage does the diagnosis for free. Arthur from Devon

Hi. You've not said whether yours is petrol or diesel. If diesel, a large number of items ; EGR valve faulty is a usual suspect. Really, you need to take it to your local garage - Vauxhall or independent to have the engine management system interrogated. Vauxhall may charge say £60 or so, a local garage will do it for free if you have any work carried out. Mine local independent garage does the diagnosis for free. Arthur from Devon

Submitted: 12/01/2015 10:17:17 | ID: 109401

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phil, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My car is starting to stall at junctions I have fitted new ignition coil and spark plugs it has nearly sorted out the chugging and kangaroo jumping but can't think why it still stalls

Submitted: 10/01/2015 23:17:17 | ID: 109331

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Terry, Surrey

Vauxhall Zafira

Temperature gauge not working, top hose is hot, bottom hose is cold, Already tried temp sensor and thermostat. checked fuses in main Fuse box. Is this an electrical fault or circulation?. Can anyone help please?

Submitted: 10/01/2015 16:47:04 | ID: 109294

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Mohammad, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2007 1.6 petrol and it needs an engine replacing. I was wondering if an engine from a Vauxhall Zafira 2003 1.6 petrol would fit in to my 2007 Zafira? Thank you

Submitted: 07/01/2015 11:02:28 | ID: 109083

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joanne mcarthur, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there my indicator flash's very fast when i indicate right checked all bulbs and they are all working fine. Would be grateful if somebody could give me some advice Kind Regards Joanne

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The bulbs which are flashing fast need replacing. They may still work but this is a warning that they don`t have long left. stevie from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/01/2015 08:08:56 | ID: 109009

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Roger, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

When I unlock my Zafira there is a buzzing sound from the engine compartment but I can't find where or what. Has anyone got any ideas, does it matter? Thanks

Submitted: 04/01/2015 12:17:01 | ID: 108872

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A Melling, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi everyone, I've got a Vauhaull Zafira club, 7 seater 2001 reg, automatic, petrol, 1.8l. I bought it second hand and have no end of little problems with it. I've spent hours reading through my Hayes Manual and even google to no avail. There is no warning light to show that the doors aren't shut properly, is there one? Where should it be? Could it be I need to replace a fuse? One of my doors doesn't work on the internal locking, could this be a solanoid or does it work on a different system?Sorry for all the questions.Andrea

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I have this problem on the off-side rear passenger door a while ago. Took it to my garage who found that there were fractured wires in the loom between the door and the door post. They reconnected these and all works fine. This door is the one used daily for collecting our granddaughter so was subject to constant use which may have been the cause. As far as I am aware there are no warning lights on the Zafira to indicate that doors are not closed properly Dave Whittington from Leicestershire

I have this problem on the off-side rear passenger door a while ago. Took it to my garage who found that there were fractured wires in the loom between the door and the door post. They reconnected these and all works fine. This door is the one used daily for collecting our granddaughter so was subject to constant use which may have been the cause. As far as I am aware there are no warning lights on the Zafira to indicate that doors are not closed properly Dave Whittington from Leicestershire

Submitted: 03/01/2015 23:16:15 | ID: 108856

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Debbie lowry, County Antrim

Vauxhall Zafira

Back door lift side will not open all the remending doors lock and reopen

Submitted: 03/01/2015 14:34:19 | ID: 108822

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sam, West Sussex

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a vauxhall zafira 1.8 02 witch has been running fine no problems at all, I put in an amp for a subwoofer just the usual power wire from the + on the battery to the amp, a ground wire from the amp to the chassis and the rest of the wires went too the head unit (not a standard head unit) turned it on and all worked fine went to start the car to find that it would not start and both my front indicators now didn't work back ones were.fine though, took it too my local garage and the. We're baffled as too what was causing this the spark plugs are not sparking, the fule is not getting too the engine and the car is not responding to there diagnostics tests the only thing they can put it down two is the ECU witch they are telling me Is going to cost a lot if it is malfunctioning. So my question is has this happened to anyone else, can't I just get another ECU from the scrap yard and dose anyone have any alternative ideas as too what could be causing this?? I'd be grateful if anyone could shed some light on this for me Thanks very much

Submitted: 03/01/2015 01:23:23 | ID: 108789

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Susan, Northumberland

Vauxhall Zafira

My 56plate zafira has started beeping four or five times when I turn key in ignition,it happens especially when it's very cold.the speedo needle darts from 0 to20 and back to zero.ive changed the key and had battery checked.any ideas please.also abs light has come on a couple of times recently.

Submitted: 30/12/2014 13:58:57 | ID: 108632

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roy dean, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Zafira

Engine temperature normal heater cold clicklng noise by drivers footwell

Submitted: 30/12/2014 12:42:25 | ID: 108629

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paul cooper, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

6 westcroft road hemsworth help my sons 2003 2ltr dti keeps self starting without keys in ignition any ideas gratefully recieved

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poss water ingress to main fuse check engine fuse box lid is on tight then remove relays and see if pins have turned a green colour cure is a new or second hand fuse box transit tone from West Midlands

poss water ingress to main fuse check engine fuse box lid is on tight then remove relays and see if pins have turned a green colour cure is a new or second hand fuse box transit tone from West Midlands

Submitted: 29/12/2014 15:31:22 | ID: 108594

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angela, Darlington

Vauxhall Zafira

My car is a Zafirra 1.8 03 model .....its starting up fine but the acceleration has gone theirs nothing when you press the pedal. I

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My car did the same, the car`s engines have a safety setting that, if there is a problem with the engine which needs to be repaired, the car goes into recovery mode and it will only allow a maximum of around 20 mph. When mine did this it was one of the coil packs that needed to be replaced, but there are lots of different things that can cause this. If you don't have someone who knows about cars then take it to the garage that you normally take the car to, because if the car has gone into recovery mode it's done it for a reason. Hope this helps. Karen from Fife

Submitted: 27/12/2014 15:01:40 | ID: 108483

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Wayne Jarvis, Wrexham

Vauxhall Zafira

I trying to find where the starter motor is located on my car I'm having trouble with it starting it's making a clicking noise when turning it over

Submitted: 22/12/2014 15:44:17 | ID: 108272

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Asha, Middlesex

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have dropped my card in the gap by the air vent and windscreen. Any idea on how I can retrieve it please?

Submitted: 18/12/2014 19:23:36 | ID: 108110

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Liz, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

My boot won't open on my 08 Zafira. Can't hear any unlocking sounds from the rear door though all the other doors open and lock properly. Somebody told me to locate a screw by the handle to lift the boot, but I can't find it anywhere. Asked at my local garage but they told me to bring it in but it will be expensive! Anyone had a similar problem or know how to fix this?

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Get into the back and you will see a grommet opposite where the handle is, remove it and there is a screwdriver slot, turn it and the boot should open. sean from Northamptonshire

if the boot doesn't open and the windscreen washer doesn't work its probably the number 7 fuse -- generally fixed for 25p Gavin from Leicestershire

if the boot doesn't open and the windscreen washer doesn't work its probably the number 7 fuse -- generally fixed for 25p Gavin from Leicestershire

Submitted: 18/12/2014 11:26:48 | ID: 108093

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