Own a Commodore? Check the model number: Holden's having a recall of 42,000 cars in relation to a seatbelt issue.
Holden confirmed to us this afternoon that a whopping 41,933 VF and WN model Commodores are being recalled due to an issue with the seatbelt.
Basically, Holden discovered an issue within its plant with the seatbelt pretension wiring harness. The issue relates to the wiring harness making contact with a bolt on the seatbelt buckle assembly, creating wear on the unit. If wear occurs, the airbag warning light may illuminate and in the event of an accident, the seatbelt pretensioner may not deploy at all.
Holden was quick to stress that there have been no reported incidents in the field, however, adding that the issue was discovered in the plant first. The company also stressed that it's just the seatbelt pretension wiring harness, and not the airbag with an issue. The airbag will still deploy in the event of an accident.
Customers are set to be contacted about the issue shortly.