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Recall roundup: Holden Captiva in Australia

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Recall roundup: Holden Captiva in Australia

Holden has recently announced a recall for the Captiva models in Australia, because of a problem with a fuel feed hose, which can even lead to a fire.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), more than 14,000 Holden Captiva SUVs will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem solved. The ACCC says that some vehicles, which have been equipped with the 2.2 liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, producing 135 kW and 400 Nm of torque, may have a fuel hose which can rub against the air conditioning suction pipe and develop a hole.

If this will happen, it will lead to a fuel leak and a potential fire hazard. The affected Holden Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 SUVs in Australia have been produced between the 5th of February, 2011, and the 2nd of November, 2012, in South Korea. The recall is expected to begin soon, possibly this month (December, 2013) and the company’s dealerships will inspect the affected vehicles and make the necessary repairs and / or replacements free of charge. If you want to find out more about the recall, you should contact Holden.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, December 19th, 2013 - filed under Holden, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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