| Vauxhall |
|Distinctive British brand of car.|
Vauxhall is a British car manufacturer which been owned by Stellantis since January 2021.
Vauxhall is a sister brand of Opel, and has faced controversies in the early 21st century.
Vauxhall was accused of cheating emissions tests. They face a class action lawsuit. Vauxhall could potentially end up giving one million drivers a pay-out worth as much as £2,500 each.
From 2015, vehicle fires received media attention. The Vauxhall Zafira is an extremely common family-sized car in Great Britain. In December 2015, safety officials in the UK asked Vauxhall to initiate a full safety recall of the model Zafira B, due to a worrying level of car fires apparently or alleged to have been caused by 'Improper Repairs'. In 2019, about 235,000 Zafira B vehicles manufactured between 2005 and 2014 were recalled again.
In 2018, an investigation was launched into the vehicle fires in Britain.
In January 2020, a Vauxhall Zafira caught fire in Norway and destroyed over 200 to 300 cars in an airport car park.
In late 2020, Zafiras are still spontaneously catching fire.
- ↑ https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/1million-vauxhall-drivers-line-2500-23345691
- ↑ https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1386107/vauxhall-compensation-emissions-scandal-pay-up-campaign-uk
- ↑ https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/13773465/vauxhall-could-pay-drivers-2500-emissions-cheating-allegations/
- ↑ https://www.itv.com/news/2015-12-14/vauxhall-reveals-details-of-zafira-fire-investigations
- ↑ https://www.whatcar.com/news/vauxhall-zafira-b-recalled-again-over-safety-concerns/n3109
- ↑ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43987134
- ↑ https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/hundreds-cars-destroyed-fire-norway-airport
- ↑ https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/ilford-family-on-westfield-trip-flee-as-vauxhall-zafira-goes-3054114