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Vauxhall Corsa D house owners affected by vacuum pump situation: what to do

Opel has found that in some cases water can get into the relay of the electric vacuum pump. In extreme cases, this can lead to a fire.

Opel has registered the issue with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the UK government agency responsible for overseeing vehicle safety recalls and deficiencies.

If necessary, Opel will replace the vacuum pump and all other defective components associated with it.

If you have an affected vehicle, Opel will contact you to let you know:

  • what to do next
  • who to turn to

Opel offers DVSA reassurance

Opel has confirmed to DVSA which measures it has taken.

Opel will:

  • Send a second letter to the owners with more information on how to avoid a fire
  • Equip vehicles with a replacement vacuum pack
  • Contact owners whose vacuum pump has been checked but not replaced and ask them to bring their vehicles to have the pump replaced
  • Offer alternative transportation to owners until their vehicle is repaired if they find themselves using their Corsa. don’t feel safe

Protection of the public

DVSA Managing Director Gareth Llewellyn said:

The DVSA’s top priority is to protect the public and help you stay safe on the UK’s roads.

We closely monitor the vehicle safety recall process to ensure manufacturers report errors to vehicle owners and correct them as soon as possible.

We continue to work with Vauxhall to ensure that Corsa D owners and drivers have the information they need to be safe.

More information

Further information for owners can be found on the Opel website.

You can read the following guide to the procedures for vehicle recalls and faults.

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