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Holden recalls Cruze

Back again: The ACCC has issued a fourth recall notice for Holden's Cruze, this time for a faulty engine wiring connector.

Diesel Holden Cruze models recalled to fix potential electrical fault

Holden logo13 May 2016

By DANIEL GARDNER

HOLDEN has issued another recall for a number of its diesel-powered Cruze small cars for a defective wiring terminal that could cause the engine to stop while driving.

Under certain circumstances, fretting corrosion – metallic degradation caused by vibration and contact – can damage an electrical connector on the engine's electronic control module (ECM), leading to a broken circuit.

If a failure occurs, the engine is likely to stall when stationary or while driving at low speeds, which may pose an increased risk of accident or injury, according to a notification by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The Australian car-maker is recalling all 2.0-litre Cruze diesels manufactured between February 26, 2009 and February 22, 2011, with vehicle identification numbers between KL3JA69RJAK501774 and KL3JF69RJAK774710.

The effected vehicles were sold nationally and customers will be contacted in writing to arrange inspection and remedial action at an authorised Holden service centre if required. Customers will not be charged for repairs.

In July last year, Holden recalled the diesel Cruze to correct a problem that could result in the disconnection of a driveshaft, impacting 7885 vehicles.

The year before that in September, the Cruze was the subject of another recall, this time effecting 2100 1.8-litre petrol versions with a similar driveshaft manufacturing defect.

The recall was later expanded to cover a further 600 Cruzes, with some of the original batch being called in for a second driveshaft replacement.

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