Vauxhall Motors is recalling c355,000 Corsa C generation 3 and 5-door models built between 2004 and 2006 and Combo van and Tigra models built between 2004 and 2008 to replace the ABS brake control unit. The new D generation Corsa 3 and 5-door models introduced in 2006 are not affected by this action.
Earlier this year Vauxhall completed an investigation into thermal incidents involving the previous generation Corsa and its derivatives. These investigations confirmed that vehicles which had previously undergone a recall rectification of the engine wiring harness, have an extremely low risk of a thermal incident.
The safety and quality of Vauxhall products remains the company’s highest priority, it therefore considers any fault unacceptable. Upon further technical evaluation and additional testing it was determined that new components were required, including an ABS control unit and cover assembly. These new components are now available and Vauxhall is launching a recall in line with VOSA guidelines.
Vauxhall is contacting owners by letter from Friday December 14th recognising that a recall of this size must be completed in phases to ensure proper care of its customers - who are advised to continue using their vehicles in the normal manner.
Vauxhall asks customers to please wait for their recall letter which will request that they contact their retailer to make an appointment. This will ensure that their vehicle is reworked quickly and efficiently in line with the phased programme.Published 12 December 2007