2002 Vauxhall Zafira Reviews - Page 2 of 6

2002 Vauxhall Zafira ELX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Zafira

Summary:

Good, but seems to have a short life span for its age

Faults:

I have a Zafira Elegance 2.0 DT ELX.

Warning light on dashboard electronically controlled engine, cooling along with immobilizer light.

Car starts OK, but then after approx 1/2 miles lights come on dashboard and the power then goes. Also no revs. Can drive just about under 40mph, and then after a few miles the lights go out and back to normal. Car has now stopped 2 times completely when lights on and managed to get started.

Vauxhall printed error codes present engine speed input from ECU, P0400 critical system malfunction 1. ABS light fault C0035 not present front left wheel sensor + cooling module. No engine rpm signal. Further investigation required.

May require fuel pump/ECU £2502.75 inc vat £752 also may require wheel bearing £330.18 subject to investigation. Vauxhall want another £164 to check.

Other garage can't find fault so could be above. £3k is not worth it due to the car's age. Anyone else had this problem please?

General Comments:

Loved this car till now. Very roomy and good family car, but as the car only 6 years old and only through a third of its engine life, I'm in despair.

Don't want to pay Vauxhall another £164 to still be told the above faults, as it will be wasted money, but stuck to find out 100% what is wrong, as Nationwide Autocentre have looked at it twice and can only assume it's the other parts Vauxhall are stating.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th July, 2008

2002 Vauxhall Zafira club 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual

Summary:

My car was OK apart from this problem, it's the dealership that is pi**poor

Faults:

Excessive oil consumption which was noticed when car was approximately 2 and a half years old after a service carried out by the dealership.

I took the car back to the dealer numerous times over an 18 month period, but they tried to avoid responsibility.

Eventually, they contacted Vauxhall who initially refused to do anything about the fault. I insisted that they check their records to show that this problem had been present for at least 18 months, but the dealer had nothing about it. I insisted that they must do something so Vauxhall finally authorised them to take the car in to try to 'find out' what the problem is.

The car is in the garage at present and I have just been told that they are "measuring the piston rings" and that the piston rings are nipped and there are markings on them". This sounds to me that my car has the same manufacturing fault as all of the others. The dealers have avoided doing anything about it until now.

This has caused me a great deal of inconvenience, time, trouble and the expense of continually purchasing oil.

To add insult to injury, they gave me a courtesy car with no petrol in and a cracked windscreen!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th December, 2006

2002 Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Very good

General Comments:

Why is this so bad when it comes to being able to tow a caravan? The kerb side weight is good, but it can only tow 1050, which is very low. Can someone give me the answer?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2006

29th Mar 2006, 05:20

I understand that the towing weight for the diesel models is lower than expected as the engine breaking is poor on this model. You will find that the towing weight for the 1.8 petrol model is higher.

12th Apr 2013, 17:10

Easy answer; it's based on an Astra chassis.

2002 Vauxhall Zafira Elegance 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Nice drive, smooth

Faults:

Lambda sensor light came on one week after the warranty expired - typical!!!

Have now got a rattle when engaging reverse gear. Any ideas??? Please help.

Headlight bulbs blow very rapidly.

General Comments:

Nice comfortable car, just little niggly bits really, but what can you expect from a car that has done 90k!!!

Would have another, just worried about this noise in the auto box.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st October, 2005

2002 Vauxhall Zafira Dti Elegance 2.00 DTi from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.00 DTi Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Excellent value all round family car

Faults:

When first purchased the fuel flap wouldn't lock, sorted under warranty.

The rear brakes were noisy when reversing, also sorted under warranty by modification.

Rear most seat belt fastener had to be replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

All faults from warranty were sorted upon request immediately.

This has been an excellent family car having 4 then 5 children.

We recently found a downfall to be the fact we cannot fit a pushchair comfortably behind the rear most seats.

The MW station on the radio is rubbish, but who cares because the FM stations are excellent.

We also tow a 21ft caravan behind with a full car and roof box with absolutely no problems whatsoever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2005

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 21 reviews