More than 2,700 units of the Vauxhall Corsa are being recalled in the UK due to a risk of fire caused by short circuit
The model affected by the recall are Vauxhall Corsa cars powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, including Black Edition cars and some SE and SRi spec cars. 2,767 Corsas built between 2006 and 2014 have been affected.
Vauxhall says that this recall is in no way related to the infamous Zafira model recalls due to fires. Only two Corsas have been affected and the recall is precautionary.
BBC’s Watchdog carried out an investigation into one of the fires. Vauxhall meanwhile launched its own investigation into the other fire and found the problem. The fire can be caused by a short circuit Vacuum Pump Relay box, if water reaches it.
Customers have been advised to contact the car makers customer care on 0800 026 0867 in regard to the recall.
This is not the first time that Vauxhall is recalling the Corsa. 200,000 units of the hatchback were recalled back in 2007 due to a risk of fire caused by short circuits in the anti-lock braking system.