General Motors’ Australia-based division, Holden, is recalling 2016 model year VF Commodore and WN Caprice vehicles over a potential issue with the side thorax and side curtain airbags.
The defect: the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) may not have been secured properly into the casing of the Airbag Control Module, also known as the Sensing & Diagnostics Module (SDM).
The hazard: in certain conditions, the defect may result in slightly delayed deployment of the side thorax and side curtain airbags. There is also potential for unintended airbag deployment to occur. These hazards may pose a risk of increased injury to a vehicle occupant.
- Affected Build Range is from 6G1FA8E57GL202543 to 6G1NP5EW6GL204169
- Affected Production Dates are: October 8, 2016 to October 13, 2015
- 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): firstname.lastname@example.org
- RA number: 2016/15220
The Holden Commodore VF is sold as the Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan while the Holden Caprice WM is sold as the Chevrolet Caprice PPV in the United States. As such, it’s possible but not certain that the SS and Caprice PPV 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.