Holden To Recall 333,000 Vehicles With Faulty Takata Airbag Inflators

Holden will recall approximately 333,000 vehicles in Australia due to potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators.

The vehicles impacted by this latest recall vary and start with the Holden Astra from the 2005-2009 model years. Other Holden-badged vehicles included in the recall are the 2014-2017 MY Astra, 2013-2018 Trax, 2012-2018 Barina, 2010-2016 Cruze and 2015-2017 Holden Cascada.

A number of other vehicles previously sold in Australia by General Motors are also affected. These include the 2014 Opel Cascada, 2014 Opel Mokka, 2013 Opel Zafira, 2012-2013 Opel Astra, 2006-2011 Saab 9-3 and 2006-2011 Saab 9-5.

In a statement, Holden said that it will contact customers who own vehicles with the faulty airbag inflators.

“We are developing our plan in response to the recall. The recall notice calls for a progressive series of recalls, and our plan will reflect this. Holden will contact customers directly at an appropriate time if their car is being recalled”, they said.

This wide-reaching recalls come just five months after Holden attempted to avoid being forced to recall vehicles with Takata inflators. In a request submitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Holden asserted that internal tests it conducted found the inflators to be safe. Holden also claimed that it may not have had the ability to replace the airbags due to the difficulties suppliers could have faced to meet demand.

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  • LWOAP

    It’s going to take a while before they get them all I see.

  • Six_Tymes

    what car is that blue hatch?

    • GT

      Astra OPC / VXR

  • LeStori

    The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has issued a compulsory recall in Australia for cars containing faulty Takata airbags. Holden, a subsiduary of General Motors Corporation of the US of A. is just one of the many companies affected.

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