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Holden recalls Colorado 7, Barina and Trax

Holden is recalling the Holden Colorado 7, Barina and Trax for a faulty seatbelt lock and ignition concerns, respectively.

HOLDEN HAS ANNOUNCED a vehicle recall on the 1.6L TM Holden Barina (manual), the 1.8L TJ Holden Trax (manual) and the RG Holden Colorado (seven-seat). According to Holden the TM Barina and the TJ Trax suffer from, “A wear condition in the ignition key cylinder actuator trigger may allow the vehicle starter motor to crank the engine if the key is left inside the ignition key cylinder and in the “OFF” position, while the vehicle is parked.

“If, when the vehicle is parked, the ignition key is left in the cylinder, the manual transmission is left in gear and the park brake is insufficiently applied, the vehicle may move unintentionally when the starter motor cranks the engine.”

The affected production dates for the TM Barina are: 15 March 2011 to July 2014, while the build dates for the TJ Trax are: 31 January 2013 to 01 June 2014.

In a separate recall, Holden has advised the RG Holden Colorado 7 has a faulty retractor lock sensing mechnanism. “The retractor lock sensing mechanism inside the third row seat belts may not meet a particular requirement of the Australian Design Rules relating to the locking of the safety belt when the vehicle is parked on an incline,” a statement read.

“Where the vehicle is positioned at a certain angle (allowing the retractor sensing mechanism to sit between 9 and 12 degrees) the seat belt may lock preventing the passenger in the third row from fastening the seat belt.”

The affected build date is 24 January 2012 to 24 September 2014. Holden says that in both instances it will contact owners and advise them of the required action.


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober