GM Holden - Holden Trax MY2013-2018, Holden Barina MY2012-2018 & Holden Cruze MY2010-2016 Extended Recall

An extended recall notice for Holden Trax MY2013-2018, Holden Barina MY2012-2018 & Holden Cruze MY2010-2016 supplied by GM Holden Ltd due to defective airbag inflators.

GM Holden Ltd – Holden Trax MY2013-2018, Holden Barina MY2012-2018 and Holden Cruze MY2010-2016 - extended recall

PRA No.

2018/16856

Date published

29 Jun 2018

Campaign number

A172126073 - A172126075

Product description

Campaign Number: A172126073
Holden Trax MY2013-2018 registered in all States and Territories

Campaign Number: A172126074
Holden Barina MY2012-2018 registered in all States and Territories

Campaign Number: A172126075
Holden Cruze MY2011-2013 registered in all States and Territories

Critical Recall
Holden JG Cruze MY2010 vehicles manufactured between February 2009 and September 2009 -
1 843 affected vehicles

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN lists

Critical non-alpha VIN list – 2010 Holden Cruze (Nationwide).xlsx (32.05 KB)

Non-critical VIN list – 2013-2018 Holden Barina and Trax, 2011-2016 Holden Cruze (Nationwide).xlsx (591.38 KB)

What are the defects?

Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

What are the hazards?

In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What should consumers do?

If owners of 2010 Holden JG Cruze vehicles that were manufactured between February 2009 and September 2009 are advised it is under 'critical recall’ and your vehicle’s airbag is more than 6 years old, it is recommended that you stop driving the vehicle and immediately arrange for airbag replacement as the vehicle has a heightened risk of causing injury or death. The critical recall category applies to alpha airbags and also includes other airbags specified by GM Holden.

GM Holden will offer to arrange for your vehicle to either be towed to the place of replacement or for a mobile technician to be sent to the vehicle (or some similar arrangement), so that you do not have to drive the vehicle in order to receive a replacement airbag.

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Holden dealership or GM Holden’s head office directly on the website at https://www.holden.com.au/owning/airbag-recall or email holdencustomercare@gm.com to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge . You are also entitled to request special arrangements, such as a loan or hire car or reimbursement for alternative transportation costs.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use GM Holden’s VIN look-up tool athttps://www.holden.com.au/owning/airbag-recall or contact Holden Customer Care on 1800 632 826 or contact the preferred dealer.

Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au

We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.

Further information for consumers is available at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall

Supplier

GM Holden Ltd

Traders who sold this product

GM Holden Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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