Vauxhall has warned some motorists who own Corsas and Adams not to drive them after the firm identified a fault with the steering / Vauxhall

A steering part has led the firm to advise around 3,000 car owners that they should not drive their vehicle prior to it being inspected

The drivers of roughly 3,000 Vauxhall Adams, Corsas and Corsavans have been warned not to drive their vehicles after the manufacturer found a fault with a steering part.

A number of the models registered after May 2014 had been built with a steering system part that fell foul of the firm’s specification.

It was identified following a routine quality control assessment at two European plants - in Germany and Spain - and now Vauxhall has advised its customers that as a precaution, their cars should not be driven prior to inspection.

“Vauxhall puts the safety and convenience of its customers first and as this condition concerns their safety, the company is taking immediate action,” it said in a statement.

“From tomorrow (Saturday), 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.

“Alternatively customers can call the Vauxhall customer assistance centre for advice on 0800 026 0034 between 9am and 5.30pm.”

The car company said it was not aware of any accidents or incidents relating to the issue.

Additional reporting by PA

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