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Vauxhall Warns Of Steering Problem, Urges 3,000 Customers Not To Drive

27/09/2014 19:32 BST | Updated 27/09/2014 19:59 BST

Car company Vauxhall has warned owners of around 3,000 models not to drive the vehicles due to a steering problem.

Vauxhall said that around 3,000 Adam and Corsa/Corsavan models registered since May 2014 had been manufactured with a steering system part that did not meet the company's specification.

Vauxhall said: "As a precaution, these vehicles should not be driven prior to inspection.

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Vauxhall is recalling vehicles to inspect their steering

"Vauxhall puts the safety and convenience of its customers first and as this condition concerns their safety, the company is taking immediate action."

The company said that from today, owners will be able to find out if their vehicle is affected by going to the Vauxhall website homepage and clicking on the 'Safety Check for ADAM and Corsa' button for further information.

It added: "Alternatively customers can call the Vauxhall customer assistance centre for advice on 0800 026 0034 between 9am and 5.30pm."

Vauxhall said it had become aware of the condition during routine quality control at the vehicle manufacturing plants - one in Germany and one in Spain. It added it was not aware of any accident or injury related to the issue.