A recall of the current series Holden Malibu has been initiated after a possibly dangerous issue with the rear seatbelts was identified.
The recall affects MY15 models of the Holden Malibu built between the 9th and 13th of July 2015 and the affected build range is from: KL3GA69U9FB071986 – KL3GA69U9FB076417.
Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall notice advises that a pivot pin inside the twin buckle assembly for the right-hand rear and rear centre seatbelts may not have been assembled correctly and may translate sideways.
What are the hazards?
Should the pivot pin translate sufficiently, the right-hand rear or rear centre seatbelt buckles may detach from their anchor plate.
This may render the affected seatbelt unable to restrain an occupant, posing an increased risk of injury during a crash event.
Holden will write to all affected Holden Malibu owners to notify them of required action.