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by David Zalstein

More than 14,000 diesel-powered Holden Captiva models have been recalled due to a fault with the SUVs’ fuel feed hose that could lead to fire.

The recall affects 14,230 Holden Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 models built in Korea between February 5, 2011 and November 2, 2012 fitted with the company’s 135kW/400Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel.

According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, some vehicles may have a fuel feed hose that could rub against the air conditioning suction pipe and, over time, develop a hole.

“The fuel feed hose may wear, leading to the development of a fuel leak, posing a potential fire hazard,” the notice says.

A spokesperson for Holden told CarAdvice owners of affected vehicles are being contacted by mail with vehicle inspections to take place, followed where necessary by replacement of the fuel feed hose. The hose replacement should take about one hour to complete, at no cost to owners.

Holden has had no reports of any injuries related to the issue, however, is aware of four cases of owners reporting a fuel smell from their vehicle.




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