Vauxhall Zafira fire-theme under the magnifying glass taken, by the government

The Vauxhall Zafira fire Problem led to a recall of more than 220,000 vehicles in the past year is the topic of the question in a Transport Select Committee meeting today.

Vauxhall chiefs are accused of responding too slowly to the Problem, it’s probably been over since 2009, and led to at least 120 Mk2 Zafira, officially in the name of Zafira Bs, catching fire in the UK.

The Problem is related to an improper repair of the thermal fuses in the heating and ventilation for vehicles with manual air conditioning or no air conditioning, built between 2005 and 2014.

Vauxhall 2016 recall the company £cost 40 million and is said to eliminate the problem with a permanent solution. But of the 221 000 persons Zafira involved, so far, only 165,562 (74.2%) were carried out the necessary work. It is to be called 57,261 back, and many of them are older vehicles – 41% of the track from 2008 or older – so that it is more difficult to their owners down.

Prior to today’s meeting, the Chairman of the Transport Select Committee, Louise Ellman, said: “We are very interested to hear how Vauxhall has security with customers about the. The people should feel that their concerns were taken seriously and dealt with quickly and thoroughly.”

Vauxhall faced by the Transport Select Committee last year about the same Problem. Ellman said: “the evidence we heard from Vauxhall last year, it was clear that good standards of communication with customers were missing.

“We will ask the Transport Select Committee for the consideration that the MOT and re-taxation will be connected to re in the DVSA recall database so that the vehicle owner who may stop responding to the call-back can be intercepted with the MoT test or the time to control the vehicle,” said a Vauxhall spokesman.