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Holden recalls 50,000 vehicles

Grounded: Almost 28,000 Captivas are included in Holden’s recall over potential brake problems.

Barina, Captiva, Epica and Viva recalled due to potential brake control module issue

Holden logo27 Aug 2012

By HAITHAM RAZAGUI

HOLDEN is recalling more than 50,000 Korean-built vehicles over a potentially sticky valve inside the electronic brake control module.

The recall involves 8195 Barina light cars, 27,778 Captiva SUVs, 3723 Epica mid-size sedans and 11,691 Vivas.

GM Korea alerted Holden of the issue, which could result in a spongy brake pedal or reduced braking performance, but the company is not aware of any instances of the problem in Australia.

Owners of affected vehicles will be sent letters inviting them to contact their local Holden dealer to arrange a free inspection, brake fluid flush and, where necessary, replacement of the electronic brake control module.

The recall applies to Barinas built between 2009 and 2010 with Vehicle Identification Numbers in the range KL3S####1#B253789 to KL3S####1#B112341.

Affected Captivas were built between 2007 and 2010, within a VIN range of KL3D####J#B012509 to KL3D####J#B012293.

Affected Epicas were built between 2008 and 2010, within a VIN range of KL3LA###J#B112086 to KL3LA###J#B011772.

Affected Vivas were built between 2007 and 2008, within the VIN range KL3N###BJ#K485878 to KL3N###BJ#K977652.

The hash symbols represent parts of the VIN not relevant to identifying the affected vehicles.

Customers who have not been contacted but believe their vehicles could be among those affected are invited to contact their Holden dealer or call Holden’s toll-free Recall and Rework Assistance Line on 1800 632 826.

Holden last month recalled 9547 Australian-built Cruze small cars over the potential for oil dripping from the engine after an improperly done oil change to collect on the belly pan, which could make contact with hot engine parts and cause a fire.

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