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Vauxhall Zafira Common Problems and Solutions

Mass Airflow Sensor fault

Problem:

The Zafira is known to have problems with the Mass airflow sensor. If you have noticed that your Zafira has lost performance and is running very poorly, it is most likely the mass airflow sensor at fault. Watch this video below.

Solution:

You will have to replace the sensor to resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Mass Airflow Sensor

Boot locking switch problem

Problem:

If the boot locking switch on the driver side door is not working and it doesn't lock/unlock the boot it could be a faulty switch.

Solution:

A new switch is needed to resolve the problem.

Difficulty level

3

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Clutch problems

Problem:

If you have noticed that when you press the accelerator and there is a slight delay before the car leaps forward you have a clutch problem. This is not uncommon on these vehicles.

Solution:

This is very expensive to fix, and will need a new clutch.

Difficulty level

5

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Suspension problems

Problem:

When you drive on rough surfaces you may hear a knocking sound from the front of the vehicle. This is due to faulty drop links on the suspension.

Solution:

To fix this problem you will need to have new drop links fitted.

Difficulty level

3

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Central locking failure

Problem:

If you are having problems opening the doors with the key fob, especially the rear doors, then you have a problem with the electrics for the central locking. These vehicles are known to suffer with wiring issues on the rear doors.

Solution:

This will mean that the wiring will need to be replaced.

Difficulty level

3

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Dual mass flywheel problem

Problem:

If you notice that there is a pulsing movement when you put your foot on the clutch you could have a faulty dual mass flywheel.

Solution:

Replacement flywheels can be expensive but you can save money on a used quality second-hand flywheel with us.

Difficulty level

5

Part you need

Dual Mass Flywheel

Fuel pressure regulator problem

Problem:

This is most common on the 2.2L petrol engine. If you are noticing that your Zafira is severely lacking in power, then it is most likely a fuel pressure regulator problem.

Solution:

To fix this problem you will need to have a new pressure regulator fitted.

Difficulty level

4

Reading these common Vauxhall Zafira problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Vauxhall Zafira – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Vauxhall Zafira does have one of these issues.