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THIS family car burst into flames in what could be linked to a number of blazes affecting the same vehicle.

The Vauxhall Zafira was travelling along Abererch Road, Pwllheli, when smoke began billowing out of the bonnet before it caught fire.

Similar incidents have occurred in Devon, Plymouth and Preston, which has forced Vauxhall to carry out an investigation.

The company has now stated the fires have occurred due to previous repairs being performed improperly or using non-genuine parts.

A spokesperson said: "Vauxhall has carried out an investigation following reports of fire in the area of the heating and ventilation system in a number of Vauxhall Zafiras (Zafira B model launched in 2005, not current Zafira Tourer) "While the number of incidents is very low, we take this issue very seriously and will take further action.

"If you are concerned about operating your vehicle or if you notice any unusual characteristics with the heating and ventilation system (for example a squeaking noise from the dashboard) you should contact your Vauxhall dealer and arrange for your vehicle to be inspected. This will be done at no cost. Vauxhall will consider further actions as appropriate."

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Oct 22, 2015
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