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    Looking at Zafiras, need some advice.

    Hi There. I'm looking at getting a Zafira (familys eh?) and we pretty much have decided that this is the right way to go. My wifes found a reasonably priced 2005 Zafira. The problem is this - she has now found out about the dreaded Cutting Out Problem and is slightly freaking out about it.

    Does this affect all zafiras? Is it more common in certain years or model types? Can it be fixed or is it something that could be done during a yearly service say?

    It was a random cutting out problem that caused us to get rid of my Escort (big roundabout, busy traffic, inside lane - not the place to be stationary with a small kid in the back!).

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    I have had two Zafiras in five years and have never had a problem with either of them for anything. I am not sure what you mean by the dreaded cutting out problem as it's not one i've ever heard of unless you mean the egr valve thingy which can cause the car to judder and or stall is something that can happen to all vauxhalls and some fords as well IIRC. We have had a spate of transit vans faulting the egr valve this year.
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    I think its the EGR valve problem - juddering, stalling - especially when coming off of motorways etc. I suspect that if I was to google any car type there would always be some problems of some sort coming up, the hitch being you can't tell how frequently they crop up in real life. I'm glad to hear you haven't had problems with yours though!

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    nor have a lot of members on here tbh. Bear in mind how many actual zafira owners there are and there are about 30 that regulary (sp) visit this site and not one of us to my knowledge has had the dredded egr problem.
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    And even though it may be a common problem it is a fairly cheap one to fix as well.
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    Nope not had that?? Welcome to the site BTW
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    welcome mate. mines a 03 gsi and mines running as sweet as when i first got it

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    Welcome to the forum. I've had two zafiras and no real problems. Make sure you service it regularly and change the cam belt every 40,000 miles and you will have many happy years of motoring. I would not change to anything else now.
    Now drives a Vectra C 1.9 cdti SRi

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    Which model are you thinking of getting? Some of the Zaf B diesels had probs with the EGR valve but I think their may of been a dealer fix for it, so it may be worth checking if this has been done.
    Zafira GSi's don't have the valve so this is one thing less for some to worry about lol.

    Welcome to the site.

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    Welcome. Also heard about the Zaf B diesel problems, mainly because they are used on short runs, otherwise, the Zaf's are fairly reliable. A friend who I 'car share' with to work has a 2.0 diesel, done about 130K, still going strong and he has had no problems with it.

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