Opel is recalling every car it ever sold in Australia, but not for the reason you may think. The German brand “believes the original owner’s manual supplied with each of the four models previously offered in Australia requires additional information regarding the correct use of child restraints,” writes the Australian site The Motor Report.
Opel, which briefly sold cars Down Under from 2012-13, will rely on General Motors’ own Holden to remedy the issue, sending every affected vehicle’s owner an updated manual in the mail.
The Motor Report says that 2,068 Opel Astra, 369 Corsa, 544 Insignia, and 66 Zafira models are affected. The online magazine also reports that a few unsold Opels remain on dealer lots and will receive the updated manuals before being sold to the public.
While Opel may have left the Australian market, its presence will remain in the country – the Opel Astra, Insignia, and Cascada will return to Australia and be marketed as Holdens beginning in 2015.