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by Tim Beissmann

Holden has recalled more than 40,000 Commodore and Caprice models after detecting a potential safety issue with the vehicles’ seats.

The recall affects all 2014 model year VF Commodore and WN Caprice models, numbering 41,933 in total, and relates to the vehicles’ four-, six- and eight-way adjustable front seats.

In a statement, Holden explains a condition has been identified where the pretensioner wiring harness on 2014 VF Commodore sedan, Sportwagon and ute models and WN Caprice sedans may make contact with a bolt at the base of the seatbelt buckle assembly.

“In this circumstance, if the pretensioner wiring harness develops wear as a result of contacting the bolt, the airbag warning light may illuminate on the instrument cluster and there is a risk that the pretensioner may not deploy in the event of an accident.”

Holden stresses that all other safety devices, including airbags, are unaffected by the condition.

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The issue was discovered during an internal investigation following an isolated occurrence at the plant.

The local car maker says there have been no confirmed reports of the condition in the field, and no reports of any accidents or injuries.

Holden will contact all potentially affected customers directly to arrange an inspection and repair, in which dealers will inspect and correct the retention of the pretensioner wiring harness to the seat base frame.




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