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Holden issues recall for Colorado and Colorado 7

By Tristan Tancredi, 05 Sep 2016 News

Holden issues recall for Colorado and Colorado 7

Safety flaw for Holden Colorado and Colorado 7

GM HOLDEN has issued a recall for its RG Colorado and Colorado 7 due to a safety flaw.

According to the recall report, “the bolt that holds the front seatbelt retractor into the body of the vehicle may not have been correctly tightened during manufacture”.

The issue with the bolt has the potential to cause serious harm to occupants of the vehicle if it’s involved in an accident.

The affected vehicles are: RG Colorado 7 (seven-seat SUV), RG Colorado Crew Cab (five-seat utility), RG Colorado Space Cab (four-seat utility), and RG Colorado Single Cab (two-seat utility).

The Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of affected vehicles range from MMU145DK0FH615256 to MMU148LK0FH624321, with production dates from January 12, 2015 to March 18, 2015.

Holden Colorado frontHolden will contact affected customers in the near future to notify them of the necessary steps to take. However, any Colorado owners unsure whether their vehicle is affected can contact Holden’s customer help line on 1800 632 826.

The latest recall follows another that GM-H issued in early July for MY16 RG Colorado seven-seaters produced between October 10, 2015 and June 1, 2016.

The fault back then involved a defective recliner mechanism; when the second-row seats were placed in the upright position, there was a chance that the seat wouldn’t click into position.

Holden shifted 1503 Colorados in August, a month-to-month increase of 46; in July it sold 1457 units.

Overall, Holden has shifted 11,357 Colorados on the year-to-date sales charts.