"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.
Holden Commodore VE & WM Series - Rear Seat Belt BuckleDate: 10/11/2006Supplier Name: GM Holden LtdProduct Make: HoldenProduct Model: VE & WMTarget Number: 11,584Model Years From: 2006Consequences: This condition may cause the rear seat belt tongue to unlatch unintentionally.Campaign Number: 06-H-07Product 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.