Holden recalling Colorado utes and SUVs because of fire risk

Holden is recalling 26,000 of its Colorado utes and SUVs because they could catch fire.

As Cars Guide reports, the company has ordered dealers to stop delivering the vehicles and is trying to contact all 26,000 customers who have bought the vehicles in the past 18 months.

The models affected were made between September 2013 and January 2015.

Announcing the recall, a Holden statement explained that “the Alternator B+ Electrical Cable may have been assembled in contact with a steel bracket at the battery tray. Under certain driving conditions the insulation on the cable may wear, resulting in the potential for an electrical short circuit to develop between the cable and the bracket”.

The stament added, “If the defect occurs, there is a risk that the cable insulation may melt or catch fire, which may pose a risk of injury to the vehicle occupant(s) and other road users.”

The recall of the Thailand-made Colorado ute (pictured) is not the first the company has made this year. In all Holden has made five vehicle recalls so far this year.

In other news, News.com.au reports that Holden has decided not to import the new generation Volt electric vehicle.

The Volt was to sell for $60,000, compared to the price of $20,000 for the same-sized Holden Cruze.