Over the ditch Holden has just begun a recall of its Commodore Ute range, because of a faulty latch that can lead to the tailgate opening if impacted outwards with sufficient strength.
A official statement issued by Holden reads:
“A condition can occur under specific operating conditions where the tailgate may unlatch when impacted rearwards with sufficient energy by unsecured objects placed in the rear cargo tray.”
The recall comes after Holden received two separate reports of latch failures and it will affect 34,432 utes in the VE range.
In Australia Holden has confirmed that the process of contacting owners is already underway, and it recommends that, for now, all loads should be firmly secured within the tray, away from the tailgate.
Replacing the faulty latches is a half hour job, although repair times are subject to parts availability.
The recall affects all utes in the following ISOVIN range:
6G1E#42###L100048 – 6G1E#42###L458251
6G1E#42###L923162 – 6G1E#42###L983869
Check back for information on how the recall may affect VE Commodore Utes in New Zealand.