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A trio of carmakers have issued recalls in Australia over the past week, including Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and, by way of GM Holden, the retired Hummer brand.

For Mercedes-Benz, nearly 1800 examples of its A-Class and B-Class hatches sold between September 2012 and June 30 2013 may be affected.

The German carmaker reports that in both model ranges, a fault with the drive shaft retaining rings could cause a loss of drive in extreme driving situations.

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Nearly 350 examples of Volvo’s XC90 five-cylinder diesel models offered over the 2009 and 2010 model years have been recalled, affecting models in the Vehicle Identification Number range of 512232 to 545469.

Volvo advises that the power steering hose in affected vehicles may make contact with the engine cooling fan.

In the case of a damaged or severed hose, power steering assistance may be lost.

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Examples of the Hummer H3 built between March 7 2007 and December 3 2008 have been recalled due to a potential wiring fault with the cabin fan that could cause high heat levels under extended use at medium or high blower speeds.

GM Holden, responsible for Hummer parts and servicing in Australia, advises that excessive heat could result in a melting or fire hazard.

Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and GM Holden have confirmed that affected customers will be contacted by mail.




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