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Vauxhall urgent recall – update

Around 3,000 Adam, Corsa and Corsavans affected by a steering problem – and now the AA helps out…

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.

Some 3,000 of these vehicles have been manufactured with a steering system part that does not meet Vauxhall’s specification. As a precaution, Vauxhall says these vehicles should not be driven prior to inspection.

Customers can either visit www.vauxhall.co.uk/recall.html or call the Customer Assistance Centre on 0800 026 0034 between 09.00 and 19.00hrs Monday to Friday (until 17.00hrs at weekends) for guidance on how to check their vehicle and ascertain if it is within the chassis number range of the recall.

In addition, customers can now call the AA on 0800 553388 between 07.00 and midnight, seven days a week.

The AA will guide customers through the checking procedure for the production code on the steering shaft. If they are not comfortable in carrying out the check themselves, the AA will despatch a patrol to do it for them.

If the code is not one of the two affected, they will be advised that their car is safe to use, if not the AA will arrange to recover the vehicle to a Vauxhall dealer and if required, will arrange a replacement vehicle.

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