Holden Colorado recalled due to fire risk

Holden Colorado recalled due to fire risk

DSC_0163Product safety recalls Australia issued a recall notice on April 23 regarding the MY2014 and MY2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 models produced between September 4, 2013 and January 21, 2015.

The vehicles affected are in the build range from MMU145DK0EH600244 to MMU156FK0FH616228.

According to the notice of recall, the alternator b+ electrical cable may have been assembled in contact with a steel bracket at the battery tray.

“Under certain driving conditions the insulation on the cable may wear, resulting in the potential for an electrical short circuit to develop between the cable and the bracket.

“If the defect occurs, there is a risk that the cable insulation may melt or catch fire, which may pose a risk of injury to the vehicle occupant(s) and other road users.

In a media statement Holden Australia says drivers of affected vehicles may notice a battery warning light on the instrument cluster or “in more serious cases a small amount of smoke may be emitted from the engine bay area”.

In Australia the company has ordered dealers to stop delivering the vehicles and is trying to contact all 26,000 customers who have bought the vehicles in the past 18 months.

Holden New Zealand spokesman Neil Waka says the distributor will send a letter to all New Zealand Colorado owners who may possibly be affected, inviting them to have their vehicles checked at no charge at the nearest authorised Holden dealership or service centre.

Waka says any customers with immediate concerns should contact their dealership.

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