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Opel is recalling Zafira cars in Ireland after several caught fire

It applies to the Zafira B model built between 2005 and 2014.

Image: Screenshot via RTE News

OPEL IRELAND IS recalling certain Zafira cars in Ireland following a number of reports of the vehicles catching fire.

Concerns were raised after dozens of people claimed in a Facebook group for Zafira owners that their vehicles had caught fire.

In Cork late last month dramatic footage was captured of a Zafira bursting into flames.

No one was injured in the incident.

The company said at the time that while the number of incidents is small compared to the total number of vehicles on the road, it is taking the issue “very seriously and will take further action”.

In a statement today, Opel said it is working with authorities to write to all owners of right-hand drive, electronic climate control (ECC) models of Zafira built between 2005 and 2014.

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“These Zafira owners will be asked to visit their Opel dealership for a free inspection of their vehicle’s heating and ventilation system,” it continues.

Any parts that need to be replaced will be changed at no cost to the customer, returning their vehicle to a safe operating condition.

RTÉ News reports that 8,000 vehicles will be recalled. Customers can contact Opel on 01 533 9818 for more details.

Read: Opel carrying out investigation after car bursts into flames outside Cork >

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