Holden NZ recalls 1500 Captivas over fire fears

Last updated 08:32 20/12/2013
Holden Captiva

RECALL: Holden has issued a recall on 1500 diesel-powered Holden Captiva 5 and 7s.

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Holden is recalling around 1500 diesel-powered Captiva SUVs over a potential fire risk.

The affected 2012 Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 models - built between February 5 and November 2 of that year and fitted with the 2.2-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine - have been diagnosed with a problem with the fuel feed hose.

Holden NZ said the vehicles are still safe to drive but a problem had been diagnosed where the fuel feed hose may rub against the air conditioning suction pipe and develop a small hole.

In Australia, where the recall affects over 14,000 vehicles, and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report said the result of the fault is: ''The fuel feed hose may wear, leading to the development of a fuel leak, posing a potential fire hazard''.

Holden advised that no cars have experienced fire problems, but that four owners in Australia had reported smelling diesel when driving.

NZ owners are asked to contact their local Holden dealer and discuss their options. Repairs should take no longer than an hour with no cost to the customer.

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