Ignition switch fault sees Holden models heading back to dealerships.
A potential fault has been found in the ignition switches of Thai and Korean built versions of the Holden Barina and Holden Trax.
The ACCC says the fault is due to a wear condition in the ignition key cylinder actuator trigger which may allow the starter motor to crank the engine if the key is left inside the ignition key cylinder and in the “OFF” position, while the vehicle is parked.
If, when the vehicle is parked, the ignition key is left in the cylinder, the manual transmission is left in gear and the park brake is insufficiently applied, the vehicle may move unintentionally when the starter motor cranks the engine.
Affecting only manual versions of both models, the affected Barina vehicles were built between the 15th of March 2011 and the 25th of November 2013. The recall involves Trax vehicles built between the 31st of Jan 2013 and the 1st of June 2014.
Holden will write directly to affected Barina and Trax owners.