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Car reviews - Holden - Zafira - 5-dr people-mover

Electronic System

Holden logo30 Aug 2001

By MARTON PETTENDY

COMPLEX electronics govern handling-related systems such as ABS, EBD and traction control for Zafira. Electronics also help improve reliability, emissions levels and driveability with their role in the vehicle's Electronic Throttle Control (or drive-by-wire throttle). ETC is operated by an electrical signal transferred from the accelerator, via the engine's electronic control unit, to the air inlet throttle mechanism. The system is designed to enhance driveability by allowing more precise control of throttle movements, lower exhaust emissions and give reliability gains through the minimisation of mechanical wear.

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With electronic throttle control and other factors such as the use of primary and main catalytic converters, and an exhaust gas recirculation system controlled by oxygen sensor, the Zafira engine meets the strict 2005 Euro IV emission standards

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