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Holden Cruze recalled again

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Holden has recalled the Cruze small car for a third time because of a driveshaft problem that could cause the car to stop.

According to The Motoring Report, the company recalled 681 Cruzes for the same driveshaft fault in September 2013. Then in April this year, Cruze models with the 1.8 litre petrol engine were recalled.

Now it is recalling about 7885 diesel-powered Cruze cars. The cars were manufactured either in Australia between October 2010 and May 2011; or in South Korea between February 2009 and December 2010.

“A condition has been identified where certain 2.0 litre diesel Cruze vehicles with an automatic transmission may have been built with a right-hand front drive-shaft that, under specific driving conditions, may separate,” Holden said in a statement.

“The separation may occur if a tight right-hand turn is made at low speed, while encountering a speed bump, sharp pothole or gutter which causes an overextension of the driveshaft.”

The statement went on to say that separation of the drive-shaft would cause the car to lose speed, however it would not affect steering, braking, or other safety systems.

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