Vauxhall extends recall programme

Tina Smith, a current female patrol with the AA, could be one of the engineers called out by Vauxhall owners.

VAUXHALL has announced that it is expanding its safety check on Corsa and Adam vehicles. After investigations at the site of one of its suppliers, the company has decided to extend the recall back to vehicles registered since February 2014. This move comes on top of the previous recall to the vehicles registered since May 2014 that have already been communicated. These additional vehicles may also have been manufactured with the steering system part that did not meet specification and should not be driven prior to inspection. Owners can find out if their vehicle is affected by going to and following the instructions on the website. They can also call the Vauxhall Customer Assistance line on 0800 026 0034 (09.00 to 19.00 Monday to Friday and until 17.00 at weekends) or The AA on 0800 553388 (07.00 to midnight 7 days per week). If their car is affected, the customer will also be automatically contacted by letter from Vauxhall using the DVSA (VOSA) recognised recall process utilising DVLA registration information. The company first became aware of the condition during routine quality controls at the vehicle production plant. Customers who have additional questions can obtain immediate assistance using the numbers above. Meanwhile, the AA has stepped up to the plate in the recent emergency recall of Vauxhall Adam, Corsa and Corsavan models. Owners of the affected Vauxhall models can now call the AA after the motor manufacturer issued advice from its own website and customer service call centre. Owners should already have been told to stop driving the car and either to visit Vauxhall’s website or to call 0800 026 0034 for guidance on how to check whether their car is among the recalled models. The company said in a press release: “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. “Around 3,000 of these vehicles have been manufactured with a steering system part that does not meet Vauxhall’s specification. As a precaution, these vehicles should not be driven prior to inspection.”