Holden joins naughty list with latest Australian car recall

Holden is recalling over 700 VE Series II Sportswagons in Australia due to a fault with the rear seat backrest which may cause it to unlatch, representing the third car recall in Australia in two weeks.

GM Holden announced that 768 Holden VE Series II Sportwagon models are currently being recalled as, in the event of emergency braking or vehicle collision, the rear seat backrest may unlatch, increasing the likelihood of injury to passengers. 

The cars were manufactured at Holden’s plant in Adelaide.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by letter. Otherwise, owners can contact their authorised dealership for inspection and rectification. 

This recall represents the third car recall in Australia in three weeks, due to faultily-manufactured parts.

Holden recently launched a new small car called the Cruze. The launch was attended by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who announced the Government was supportive of the car manufacturing industry in Australia.

Image courtesy of Zcars.com.au

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