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Holden is not having a good time with the new VE Commodore and WM Statesmen and Caprice, after the initial recall for a faulty fuel hose, there has been another recall issued today with over 11,584 vehicles affected. So whats the problem this time? Well the rear seat belt buckle is stuffed and it may cause the rear seat belt tongue to unlatch unintentionally.

The supplier has advised there is potential for the rear seat belt buckles’ internal spring, which operates the internal latch plate, to be bent during manual assembly of the buckles,” a Holden statement said.

In the unlikely event that this occurs, the tongue latch plate may not fully engage which may allow the belt to unlatch.

The recall affects vehicles built prior to 11 September 2006. Holden says the seat belt buckles were incorrectly manufactured and fitted to a range of VE & WM vehicles. Holden will contact owners of affected vehicles by snail mail to have their vehicle reworked as soon as possible.

Official details:

Holden Commodore VE & WM Series – Rear Seat Belt Buckle

Date: 10/11/2006

Supplier Name: GM Holden Ltd

Product Make: Holden

Product Model: VE & WM

Target Number: 11,584

Model Years From: 2006

Consequences: This condition may cause the rear seat belt tongue to unlatch unintentionally.

Campaign Number: 06-H-07

Product Info: Holden VE & WM vehicles built prior to 11 September 2006.

Defect Details: A condition can occur where an incorrectly manufactured Rear Seat Belt Buckle has been fitted to a range of VE & WM vehicles.

Consumer action: Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted directly by mail to have their vehicle reworked as soon as possible.






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