2003 Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 from UK and Ireland
I have a Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 03 plate. I have had no end of problems with the car. I have had to have the EGR valve blocked off last year.
The problem with the car at the moment is the revs are always going up and down. I have had numerous mechanics try and fix the problem, but to no avail. The problem is now getting that bad I don't want to drive the car.
If I put my foot on clutch and brake when stopping, the revs go right down and the car stalls on me, which is not good when I am on busy roads. I can't seem to get the problem fixed, and when the mechanic takes a look, there is always another problem with the car, but nothing ever solves the problem with the revs.
Hopefully someone will find the problem soon before the car is too bad to drive.
No end of problems from day 1 with the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th September, 2009
10th Sep 2009, 07:51
Replace the throttle control valve, common problem.
10th Sep 2009, 09:20
Since you are in the UK, your country is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Take my advice & drop that piece of junk in there right now!
10th Sep 2009, 17:29
Have you tried to clean the throttle body? Sometimes if there's a lot of gunk in there, it can cause stalling. I've had that problem before with a different car.
25th Feb 2010, 05:03
I brought a Zafira 1.6 Club in 2006. It broke down so many times with the same problems; engine management light lit up, the cat has been replaced, and also the coil pack.
It has only done 33,000 miles. The engine has just been partially stripped down, and they say it's got slight wear to the rings. When it did run, it had high petrol consumption and used oil.
Has anybody else had these problems, and knows how to fix them please?