It has just been revealed that the second round of Vauxhall Zafira recalls will begin this August, after it has emerged that the brand knew about the fires since 2009.
The Vauxhall Zafira is popular vehicle that many people around the world own and enjoy. You can only imagine then, how surprised some of those car owners were, when their vehicles suddenly caught on fire.
Although, earlier this year, Vauxhall has acknowledged that it is aware of the issue, and that it was working on a solution, earlier this week it has emerged that the brand reportedly knew about the fires for seven years, since the first incident occurred in 2009.
This development, will likely not go down too well with current owners of affected vehicles still waiting for a solution. When you’re as big as Vauxhall you have to be ready for those things, otherwise you risk not only your business but the lives of your customers, which isn’t something that should be taken lightly.
After the first round of recalls earlier this year, the brand has just announced that a second recall is scheduled for August of this year. According to reports, customers of affected vehicles will be contacted and told what further action is required in order to fix the fault causing all the fires.
Vauxhall experienced a lot of backlash in the last few months, after angry owners of affected cars concerned with their safety, created a Facebook group to pressure the brand into action.
Even though, the brand was quick to respond, many were less than happy about how long Vauxhall took to offer a solution.
Today, a couple months on, the issue is still on-going, but according to reports General Motors has put aside around £40 million to deal with the problem.
Vauxhall isn’t the first manufacturer forced to recall its vehicles due to a fault, and it likely won’t be the last. Hopefully, following the August recall all customers will be offered a solution and some form of compensation, if not Vauxhall could really tarnish its reputation.
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