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50,000-plus Holden cars recalled over brake concerns

Holden has made one of its biggest recalls ever, affecting 51,387 pre-2011 Captiva, Barina, Epica and Viva cars.

News Limited Network and others report today that the problem, due to corrosion in brake control units, will affect a variety of Korean-sourced cars.

“It has come from a GM Korea initiated recall, we've not actually picked up the condition here,” GM Holden spokeswoman Kate Lonsdale told News.

"We haven't seen the condition here, but there is still the potential so we want to bring the cars in to double-check as a precautionary measure."

The notice relates to “spongy” brake pedal performance, and comes the week after Chinese Great Wall and Chery cars were found to have contained asbestos gaskets, which the AMWU suggested should warrant a recall. No recall was issued.

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