Holden recalls 27,000 Commodores


Holden is recalling 27,074 of its Commodore and Caprice models — built from 27 February 2013 to 31 August 2013 — due to a defect with the wiper motors that could leave the cars without windscreen wipers.

Holden recalls 27,000 Commodores
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This will be the second time in two months that Holden’s new VF Commodore has been recalled because of technical issues after the company pulled out 42,000 units from the market last month over a potential fault with the front seatbelts.

According to the article on Drive, Holden said the wiper motors on the vehicles were not greased correctly and “if the defect occurs, the windscreen wipers may not work and visibility may be reduced, potentially posing an accident hazard to the driver and other road users.”

A spokesman for Holden said 11 customers had complained that the wipers weren’t working properly “but no accidents or injuries have been reported.”

Despite not being as life-threatening as other recalls — such as airbag faults or brake failures — the wiper motor fault recall was reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and listed as a safety defect.

Holden said the free repair would take about one hour and involved replacing the wiper motor.