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Ford, Peugeot and Saab models recalled

Peugeot is recalling all 8,000 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol 306 models built between March 1997 and June 1998 after complaints of a fuel smell, which was found to come from a leaking fuel line. A spokesman said: 'There have been no incidents as a result of a sub-standard hose fitted to some models, which could cause seepage into the engine bay. As a responsible manufacturer we are recalling all of the cars which could possibly be fitted with the hose, and it will be replaced.'

The Ford Explorer is on its second recall in less than 12 months after a problem with the cruise control cable was found during tests by field engineers, which could result in the throttle not returning to idle when the cruise control is in operation. A spokesman said: 'We are recalling the 5,000 Explorers fitted with the faulty cable, all of which were built before March of this year.

There have been no incidents, but we are warning drivers not to use the cruise control until after the cable has been replaced. If the throttle does not return to idle, it does not mean the vehicle cannot still be stopped under braking but some drivers may find it a little startling.'

Saab is recalling 5,300 of its 9000 model built in 1993 and 1994 after finding that a build- up of moisture in the electrics of the passenger airbag causes the red warning light to illuminate on the dashboard. All of the Saab 9000s should be taken to a dealership where a cover can be fitted to prevent the problem.

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