Holden Recall Due to Brake Issue

PORT MELBOURNE, Australia – General Motors Australia and New Zealand Pty. Ltd. is recalling approximately 14,000 model-year 2017-2020 Holden Commodore sedans which might suffer from brake-booster failure.

According to the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts website posting of recall number REC-005475, campaign number N22-237009, such a failure in any of the 13,898 cars within the recall population “ . . . occurs the stopping distance in the un-boosted condition would exceeds the distance prescribed by the Australian Design Rule (ADR) 31/03.

“The vehicles is not compliant with the vehicle standard (ADR) 31/03-Brake Systems for Passenger Cars.”

The post continued, “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.”

Owners of affected Holden Commodore vehicles will be contacted by General Motors Australia and New Zealand and asked to contact their local dealer to have the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) software updated, free of charge.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.