Holden has issued three more recalls as parent company General Motors remains determined to change its safety processes and fix any slight defect with its vehicles. The notice marks Holden’s thirteenth recall so far this year, a record for an Australian automaker.
The problem: This recall affects three separate models. Manual transmission versions of the Holden Barina hatchback and Trax crossover are recalled as they may “bunny hop” if the driver turns the engine off with the car in gear and the key in the ignition, according to News Corp Australia.
In addition to the transmission recall, the seatbelts in the Australian-market Colorado 7 SUV will reportedly lock into position if the car is parked on a hill.
Vehicles affected: 2012-2015 model year Holden Barina models which were produced between March 2011 and July 2014 are affected, along with Trax crossovers built between January 2013 and June 2014. Colorado 7 SUVs of the 2013 and 2014 model year are affected by the seatbelt recall.
Number of vehicles being recalled: Holden says 9,188 Barina and Trax models are recalled, along with 3,116 Colorado 7 SUVs.
The fix: Holden will contact owners of 2012-2015 model-year Traxs and Barinas and arrange appointments to have the parts replaced free of charge. Colorado 7 SUV owners will also be contacted by Holden shortly to have the rear seatbelts replaced.