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‘Don’t drive’ Adam and Corsa models warns Vauxhall

Vauxhall is warning drivers of Adam and Corsa/Corsavan models registered since May 2014 not to drive before getting their vehicle inspected.

The carmaker says that around 3,000 of the vehicles have been manufactured with a steering system part that does not meet Vauxhall’s specification.
 
Opel, owned by US giant General Motors, issued a similar warning to its customers, saying 8,000 of its Adam and Corsa cars should be checked.
 
Fearing for the safety of its customers, Vauxhall said it was necessary for the company to take immediate action.
 
It became aware of the condition during routine quality control at the vehicle manufacturing plant. Vauxhall said it is not aware of any accident or injury related to this condition.
 
From today (Saturday, September 27), owners are being advised to find out if their vehicle is affected by going to the Vauxhall website homepage and clicking on the ‘Safety Check for ADAM and Corsa’ button for further information.
 
Alternatively customers, can call the Vauxhall Customer Assistance Centre for advice on 0800 026 0034 between 9am and 5.30pm.
 
Customers can now call the AA on 0800 553388 between 07.00 and midnight, seven days a week.
 
The AA will guide customers through the checking procedure for the production code on the steering shaft. If they are not comfortable in carrying out the check themselves, the AA will despatch a patrol to do it for them. 

If the code is not one of the two affected, they will be advised that their car is safe to use, if not the AA will arrange to recover the vehicle to a Vauxhall dealer and if required, will arrange a replacement vehicle.

Source: Fleet News
 



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  • irwin munster - 29/09/2014 15:49

    Just the job, buy a car then you cant drive it. Don't these manufacturers do any testing before they sell cars anymore?

    • tmay6552 - 29/09/2014 16:04

      @irwin munster - At least vauxhall motors have done something about it! Considering that all the customer has to do is call the AA and they will inspect, tow away and source a suitable replacement car, at no cost to the customer. i could think of some worse case scenarios...

    • Mal - 30/09/2014 08:43

      @irwin munster - Clealry the problem is related to a part produced by a supplier, and given the date range it is a batch of parts that are affected. It is a problem that all Manufacturers suffer from when something goes wrong with a supplier produced part. All Manufacturers complete Quality Control on vehiclers but this will not neccesarily identify a part that could potentially fail in the future if it is working properly at the time. The response by Vauxhall has been quick and is effective in ensuring there is no danger to a customer which is all you can ask for.