2767 Vauxhall Corsas are being recalled due to a risk of fires; problem is unrelated to Zafira fires recall

The Vauxhall Corsa is being recalled in 1.4 Turbo guise; the recall affects 2767 previous-generation Corsas built between 2006 and 2014.

Vauxhall is recalling the model due to the risk of fires caused by a short circuit in the Vacuum Pump Relay Box, if water reaches the part.

Read about Vauxhall's Zafira fires recall here

Affected cars are equipped with the 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, they incldue all Black Edition cars and a few SE and SRi-spec cars. The Black Edition can be identified by its exclusive two-tone alloy wheels. Vauxhall was keen to stress that no other Corsa variants are affected aside from those listed.

The recall is in no way related to the considerable recall of Zafira models from earlier this year, which was also in reaction to a spate of fires, but for a separate fault.

Vauxhall says the fault has caused only two fires in Corsas, and that the recall is a precautionary measure.

Read about GM's 4.3million car recall here

Corsa fires will be the subject of a segment on the BBC’s Watchdog programme this evening, after an investigation was carried out by the Watchdog team into one of the fires. Vauxhall identified the cause of the problem when it investigated the other fire.

Vauxhall advises customers who are concerned that their car might be affected to contact its customer care team on 0800 026 0867. 

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2 November 2016
Vauxhall are gonna have to bring out some more special editions, how about a Corsa Fire Starter

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

2 November 2016
Park next to a Vauxhall!
Lapps

2 November 2016
Vauxhall to be the first manufacturer to fit all it's cars with a halon gas system as standard...

Citroëniste.

2 November 2016
Buy a Corsa

3 November 2016
https://www.facebook.com/groups/carfires/

Many more examples of models of VX in this group set up on fb.

3 November 2016
Surprised at the cause of the fire, I was expecting it to be due to aftermarket Fandago oversized exhausts melting the rear bumper until it ignites.

3 November 2016
It could also be the proliferation of Mcd's wrappers in the footwells

3 November 2016
When I said design us a hot hatch........

3 November 2016
Time to re-ignite their advertising slogan for the 1968 Vauxhall Ventora, "The Lazy Fireball".

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