Holden has announced a recall on the VF Series II Commodore and WN Caprice models, over concerns that a circuit board may not have been secured correctly in the casing of the airbag control model.
Holden reports that the defect can lead to a slight delay in the deployment of side thorax and side curtain airbags, along with a risk that the airbags may otherwise deploy unexpectedly.
“In very specific side impact scenarios, the condition may result in a slightly delayed deployment of the side thorax and side curtain airbags. In the unlikely event of a very severe pot-hole strike or similar, there may also be the potential for unintended airbag deployment,” Holden said in a statement.
“There have been no reports of this condition in Australia.”
This latest notice follows another airbag-related recall announced in October last year for VF and WN models, after it had been determined that repairs to driver’s seat base could cause an airbag sensor to be rendered inoperable.
While that recall affected models built between April 8, 2014 and September 17 2014, this latest notice has been issued for VF and WN variants built between October 8 and 13 last year.
The new recall affects 543 vehicles across the VF and WN lines. Affected models fall into the VIN range of 6G1FA8E57GL202543 to 6G1NP5EW6GL204169. Holden has confirmed it will write to owners of affected vehicles to arrange a fix.