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Fiat Recalls 130,000 Puntos

Anti-lock braking system could cause a short circuit.

Fiat has recalled over 130,000 Fiat Puntos because of a possible problem with the anti-lock braking system that could cause a short circuit, a company spokesman said on April 14.

"The recall concerns over 130,000 vehicles including the Grande Punto, Punto Evo, Grande Punto Van and Punto Evo Van models." Fiat began sending out letters to affected owners at the beginning of February.

The autos were recalled after a problem with the anti-lock braking system was found in a vehicle, he said.

The Fiat spokesman said it was possible cables in the system may have been "pinched" during assembly and could "be damaged, provoking a short circuit."

Over half the vehicles are in Italy and the rest are in Europe.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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