Major car company recalls thousands of cars in Ireland over risk of fire 3 years ago

Major car company recalls thousands of cars in Ireland over risk of fire

Owners of certain Opel cars, manufactured between certain dates, are being asked to return the vehicles for repair.

Roughly 8,200 Opel Zafira B cars built between 2005 and 2014 are suspected to have a possible fault in their heater fans and ventilation systems - a problem which increases the risk of a fire.

According to The Irish Times, Opel Ireland made a statement on Thursday in conjunction with the Driver and Vehicles Standard Agency.

The statement advised that “owners of vehicles which have not yet had the initial recall completed should still bring their vehicles to their dealership to have them returned to their original condition."

It went on to explain that "improper repairs, which may have been conducted without the owners’ knowledge, can lead to overheating of the system’s electrical components and the potential for a fire."

The recall in Ireland is part of a recall across Europe involving just under a quarter of a million cars.