Nearly 14,000 Holden ZB Commodore cars recalled over brake booster manufacturing defect

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The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has ordered the recall of 13,898 units of Holden ZB Commodore cars following the discovery of a major manufacturing defect concerning the vehicle’s brake boosters.

In a notice issued on the department’s Vehicle Recalls website, the vehicles in question were sold to drivers from 2017 to 2020. 

“If the brake booster does not operate as intended, it could increase the risk of an accident causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users,” the department said in the notice. 

The vehicles’ stopping distance in the unboosted condition could potentially exceed the distance prescribed by the Australian Design Rule 31/03, the department said.

It further noted that the vehicles were “not compliant with the vehicle standard 31/03-Brake Systems for Passenger Cars. 

Owners of the affected units will be contacted by General Motors Australia and New Zealand and asked to get in touch with their local dealer to have the Electronic Brake Control Module software updated for free.