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by Matt Campbell

A recall has been issued for manual versions of the Holden Trax baby SUV and Holden Barina city car over an ignition barrel issue, with a total of 9188 cars are affected in Australia.

The recall notice – posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s recalls.gov.au website – stipulates that 2012-2015 model Barina models produced between March 2011 and July 2014 are affected, with 7986 examples sourced from South Korea affected, and two units from Thailand also included. Trax models built between 31 January 2013 and 1 June 2014 also sourced from South Korea are affected, totalling 1200 units.

According to the notice, the ignition key cylinder can develop a wear condition that “may allow the vehicle starter motor to crank the engine if the key is left inside the ignition key cylinder and in the ‘Off’ position, while the vehicle is parked”.

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Owners who park their manual Barina or Trax models and leave them in gear are most likely to encounter the problem, which could lead the engine to crank even if the ignition is in the ‘Off’ position.
Holden has advised that affected owners will be contacted, and a new ignition barrel will be fitted to those cars. The fix should take an hour.



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