Father tells of terrifying moment car burst into flames with family all sat inside - despite Vauxhall 'repair'

A father has spoken of the terrifying moment his Vauxhall Zafira B went up in flames while his family were sat inside - despite the car being fixed just two months before.

Vauxhall issued its first recall at the beginning of December, due to reports of some models catching fire. It has now launched a second recall, with the problem ongoing.

Craig Hemmings was among those to have their car modified at the end of last year - but just weeks later, at the beginning of February, he, his partner and four children were sat in the queue of a KFC drive-thru when they noticed smoke pouring from the dashboard.

Less than 10 minutes later, the car was engulfed in flames.

Some 234,938 vehicles are subject to the recall, Vauxhall revealed - with 266 reportedly catching fire.

So far, 144,000 have been repaired - but of those, 14 have caught fire despite that work.

Thousands of customers will now receive further recall letters - but some have demanded all of the cars be taken off the road completely.

Vauxhall has denied the problem is down to a design fault, instead blaming improper repairs for the problems, and refused an interview request from ITV News.

But Mr Hemmings accused the company of trying to "pass the buck" - and called on the company to admit fault, apologise, and fix the problem before somebody gets hurt.