Holden has received complaints from two of its customers about a faulty tailgate which, they’ve said, has a tendency to spring open if struck by an object sliding around in the back. Holden has seen this as a potential hazard and is recalling models from 2007 to present that could be affected by a faulty latch.
The recall statement issued to the federal government said, “A condition can occur under specific operating conditions where the tailgate may unlatch when impacted rearwards with sufficient energy by unsecured objects placed in the rear cargo tray.”
Obviously, this causes a potential danger for motorists following behind an affected ute if the tray were to spontaneously open, especially if objects in the tray are able to slide out and fall onto the road.
Holden says it will notify the owners of the affected model and advises everyone to secure any objects in the tray until the car is brought to a dealer where the tailgate can be fixed. Holden spokesman, Jonathon Rose, said in a recent report,
“The process, which will take less than 30 minutes to complete, involves replacing the vehicle’s tailgate latches. It’s certainly regrettable and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.”