May 3, 2018

Vauxhall Zafira fires face criminal investigation

A criminal investigation has been launched into Vauxhall Zafira fires, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has confirmed. A Transport Committee report last year said the carmaker was too slow to begin a full investigation into fires affecting Zafira B models. Vauxhall is understood to be complying with the investigation. The first reported incident of a Zafira catching fire was noted by Vauxhall in 2009, but it took until August 2015 for the carmaker to launch an investigation, after recording 161 reports of fires. In November 2015, Vauxhall issued a recall for 200,000 Zafira B cars, and then a second recall for 234,000 cars of the same model in May 2016.

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