General Motors’ Australia-based division, Holden, is recalling its 2014 model year VF Commodore Sedan, Ute and Wagon as well as the 2014 model year WN Caprice over a potential issue with the seat position sensor that could diminish the function of the front airbag.
The defect: if the driver’s seat base has been replaced for any reason, the seat position sensor may be inoperative. If the vehicle has an inoperative seat position sensor, has the driver’s seat adjusted to a forward position and is involved in an accident that requires deployment of the frontal airbags, the airbag will deploy with marginally more force than intended.
The hazard: in the case of a crash that requires deployment of the frontal airbags, there is the potential for increased occupant injury.
- 2014 Holden Commodore VF Sedan
- 2014 Holden Commodore VF Ute
- 2014 Holden Commodore VF Wagon
- 2014 Holden Caprice WN
- Affected Build Range is from: 6G3NT5E20EL902287 to 6G1FB5E35EL008990
- Affected Production Dates: April 8th, 2014 to September 17th, 2014
- Products were sold nationally in Australia by all Holden dealers
Number of vehicles affected: not specified.
The fix: not specified at time of recall release.
Owners should: Holden will write to all affected customers to notify them of the required action.
- Holden customer service (phone): 1-800-033-349
- Holden customer service (email): [email protected]
- RA number: 2015/14657
The Holden Commodore VF is sold as the Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan in the United States. As such, it’s possible but not certain that the SS will be recalled for the same issue Stateside. If GM does recall the Chevy SS, we will let you know about it and other GM recalls right here on GM Authority.