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Vauxhall recalls 586,000 Corsas and Tigras

Vauxhall is recalling all 586,000 Tigra and Corsa "B"s, the predecessor of the current all-new second generation Corsa, sold in the UK after a fault was discovered with the seatbelts and seats.

The manufacturer has found that the seat rails on one or both of the front seats need to be reinforced. In addition, a small number of vehicles will have to be fitted with new seatbelt buckles on both front seats. Under long term extreme load conditions, both components may show signs of material fatigue and premature wear.

However, Vauxhall stresses that there have been no reports of injuries as a result of the fault and that it does not anticipate any. Although a spokesman said the problem had been identified by customers and there had been "a couple of seatbelt buckle incidents".

Owners are being asked to take their cars to their local dealer for repair work which takes up to an hour. Owners will not be charged.

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