The Holden Colorado and Holden Colorado 7 have been recalled this week due to an electrical fault that could result in an engine bay fire.
The Holden recall campaign affects 26,254 RG Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 models produced between the 4th of September 2013 and the 21st of January 2015. Vehicles with VIN numbers ranging from MMU145DK0EH600244 to MMU156FK0FH616228 are affected by this recall.
According to the recall, which was published on the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) product recall advisory website, the alternator B+ cable may have been assembled in contact with a steel bracket on the vehicle’s battery tray.
In situations where the electrical cable wears, there is potential for a short-circuit to occur between the bracket and the cable, which could cause the insulation to melt or catch fire.
“If a vehicle is affected, the issue may be obvious to the vehicle operator as a battery warning light may illuminate on the instrument cluster, or in a more serious cases a small amount of smoke may be emitted from the engine bay area,” said Kate Lonsdale, Holden’s senior manager of product communications.
“The recall affects approximately 26,254 vehicles in Australia. Holden will be contacting potentially affected customer to arrange a free-of-charge inspection of the Alternator B+ Cable and Bracket. If necessary, the Alternator B+ Cable will be replaced.”
To date there have been no accidents or injuries as a result of this recall and Holden expects the repair to take around one hour at no cost to the customer.
Holden will contact all affected customers advising them of the next steps to take for the recall fix to be actioned.