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Over two thousand cars with manufacturing defects have been taken out of the Greek mareket

03 April 2010 / 09:04:33  GRReporter
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1141 cars CHEVROLET Captiva which were produced in the period from March 3rd  2006 until the end of 2007, as well as 155 cars CHEVROLET Cruze produced in the period between September 25th 2009 and March 2nd 2010 are being taken out of the Greek market. Another 554 cars OPEL Antara produced in the years 2007-2008 also have manufacturing defects and have to be taken out of the market for repairs or in case of need for a replacement announced from the “Consumption” department of the Ministry of economy, development and merchant marine.

After a verification on CHEVROLET Cruze carried out by the National Technical Control service a problem was discovered in the connection between the rubber hose and the steel pipe through which the fuel is pumped in the CHEVROLET Cruze with 1.8L DOHC engine. Under certain conditions and having this manufacturing defect there is a risk of fuel leakage and the car might even set on fire. Currently there are no accidents reported in relation to the specific problem. The company importer Chevellas A.E have informed through personal letters all the owners of the respective model of the car and have invited them to come in some of the repair centers of the authorized agents of the brand name in order to change the fault part.

The problem of the second model of CHEVROLET – Captiva – is in the attachment of the countershaft axle of the steering wheel, which under certain conditions could lead to the loss of control over the motion of the automobile. Similar problem has been discovered also in the model of OPEL Antara, where the technical problem is also in the attachment and the movement of the steering wheel. The importer company of the make OPEL of GM Hellas A.E. has also invited the owners of the Antara model to get in touch with the central office for further information.

From the ministry of economy and development also announced that over one two thousand lighters, imported from China, have been taken out of the market as they do not meet the European safety standards and have no mechanism for child protection.


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