General Motors’ Holden arm has issued a safety recall for Barina Spark models, its eleventh recall issued so far this year. Holden has put out more recalls this year than ever before and is feeling the effects of its GM’s new recall processes, which were made more strict following its widely publicized ignition switch recall crisis. Holden spokeswoman Kate Lonsdale told News Corp Australia their recent recalls are “consistent with the approach being taken across (General Motors).”
The problem: Holden issued a recall for Barina Spark models in January as the transmission mounts “may develop a fracture” causing them to loosen, which may lead to loss of control of the vehicle. This recall is for the same issue, but affects more models. Holden added the recall was a precautionary measure and that they have not had any reports of incidents or accidents related to the problem.
Vehicles affected: Certain Holden Barina Spark models built within a certain time frame are affected.
Number of vehicles being recalled: The initial transmission mount recall in January involved only 102 cars, but with this recent expansion, a total of 487 vehicles are affected.
The fix: A Holden spokesperson said dealers would inspect the gearbox mounts and replace them if necessary. The process is expected to take a little over an hour.
Contacts: Owners of affected models will receive a letter in the mail notifying them of the recall.