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The Australian based automaker GM Holden Ltd. has recently announced a recall which will affect more than 25.000 units because of a problem with a hose which can leak diesel fuel.

According to the car manufacturer, the recall will affect 16.181 Series 1 Captivas made between February 11, 2008 and January 2, 2011, 6.512 Series 1 Cruze vehicles made between November 4, 2008 and July 20, 2012 and 2.724 Epicas made between February 1, 2008 and June 20, 2011. Holden says that the owners of the affected vehicles will be announced by mail and the recall is expected to start soon.

“This is a different recall to the March 2012 recall on the fuel feed hose – that was the 1.8 liter petrol engine”, said the company’s senior production communications manager Kate Lonsdale.

GM Holden Ltd says that all the affected vehicles are powered by the 2.0 liter turbodiesel engine and the manufacturer has apparently received some complaints from owners of the above mentioned models who smelled fuel or even saw the leak, but no fires, crashes or injuries have occurred due to this problem. This is the fifth major recall for Holden this year and owners of the vehicles mentioned above can contact the automaker directly at 1-800-632-826.