AA helping with urgent Vauxhall safety checks
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 15:30
The Vauxhall Corsavan is one model that could be faulty
Up to 3000 models could be faulty
Vauxhall Motors has been joined by the AA, its roadside assistance provider, to help support customers in determining if their vehicle is affected by the steering system safety recall on its ADAM and Corsa/Corsavan models registered since May 2014.
It is expected that around 3000 of these vehicles have been manufactured with a steering system part that does not meet Vauxhall’s specification and as a precaution, these vehicles should not be driven prior to inspection.
The AA will guide customers through the checking procedure for the production code on the steering shaft. If they are not comfortable in carrying out the check themselves, the AA will despatch a patrol to do it for them. If the code is not one of the two affected, they will be advised that their car is safe to use, if not the AA will arrange to recover the vehicle to a Vauxhall dealer and if required, will arrange a replacement vehicle.
Owners can find out if their vehicle is affected by going to a dedicated page on the Vauxhall website http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/recall.html. Alternatively customers can call the Vauxhall Customer Assistance Centre for advice on 0800 026 0034
The company became aware of the condition during routine quality control at the vehicle manufacturing plant and is not aware of any accident or injury related to this condition.