Holden recalls Captiva
HOLDEN is recalling more than 13,000 of its Koreanbuilt Captivas to check for a potentially dangerous steering fault.
Holden spokesperson Kate Lonsdale said the company has so far only found two defective wagons after a Captiva was involved in an accident late last year, with no reported injuries.
Captivas built from June 2006 and December 2007 are being inspected because the intermediate shaft which connects the steering column to the steering rack may become disconnected, resulting in a loss of steering.
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