Members of the Transport Committee criticised General Motors over its handling of a recall last year after hundreds of Vauxhall Zafira cars caught fire. Stewart McDonald, MP for Glasgow South and member of the committee, said the the company's handling of the situation meant "customers were made to feel like a nuisance ".
Stewart McDonald MP highlighted the emotional and financial effects that consumers were facing as a result of Vauxhall car fires, and urged Minsters to meet families affected. Transport Minister, Andrew Jones, said he would be happy to meet with some of the families.
On December 13th 2016, Stewart McDonald MP, and member of the Transport Select Committee, hosted an event with consumers affected by Vauxhall car fires.
Stewart McDonald MP has asked Department of Transport representatives to meet with the families who have been affected by Vauxhall car fires. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Andrew Jones, said he would be happy to have to such a meeting.
Stewart McDonald MP has called for a debate on the car industry following the Volkswagen emissions and Vauxhall fire scandals, which has dented consumer confidence and put lives at risk.
Stewart McDonald, MP for Glasgow South, criticised Vauxhall at today's Transport Select Committee after hundreds of the company's cars in the UK caught fire.
Glasgow South MP and Transport Select Committee member Stewart McDonald has called for an inquiry by the committee into the recall of over 200,000 Vauhall Zafira B cars – following an engine problem that has resulted in some vehicles bursting into flames.