Holden Commodore recalled because the LPG system may cut out or catch fire.
The Holden Commodore has been recalled for the fourth time in three months because the LPG fuel system may cut out or catch fire.
Two recalls issued for separate faults on the same system affects 3,472 Commodores and Caprice sedans built between February 2011 and April 2014.
As is the case with all vehicle recalls, owners will be contacted by mail and the cars fixed free of charge.
The recalls.gov.au website says one recall relates to the LPG system cutting out “posing an accident hazard to the driver and other road users” while a second recall for the same system has been issued because the LPG fuel feed hose can leak and “may pose a fire hazard" , although Holden says the risk is low.
A statement from Holden says: “There have been no reports of any accidents or injuries resultant from this condition.”
The latest recalls bring Holden’s tally to seven so far this year, overtaking Toyota with a total of six recalls issued year-to-date.
Last month Holden recalled 27,000 Commodores because the windscreen wipers may not work properly, and in May Holden recalled 42,000 Commodores over a potential fault with the front seatbelts.
The Holden recalls in Australia come as its parent company General Motors comes under intense scrutiny from government regulators in North America for being slow to recall vehicles for a faulty ignition switch that has so far been linked to 13 deaths.
General Motors has admitted it had known about the ignition fault since 2004 but the first batch of 2.6 million potentially affected cars weren’t recalled until February 2014.
Last week, General Motors recalled a further 7.6 million cars dating back to 1997 to replace the potentially faulty ignition switch.
This week, General Motors said it will offer to pay up to 1 million dollars to families of those who died as a result of an ignition switch defect that led to an airbag failure.
Holden cars sold in Australia are not affected by the ignition switch problems in the US, which can cause the engine to switch off unexpectedly and disable the airbags in a crash.
Holden has told News Corp Australia twice in the past two weeks that a recall of the Chevrolet Camaro ignition switch in the US does not affect the Holden Commodore locally even though they share the same part.
“We can confirm that Holden vehicles sold in Australia are not affected by the same airbag and key rotation issues that have prompted vehicle recalls by GM North America to date,” said a statement from Holden.
This means Holden has so far avoided what would become Australia’s single biggest vehicle recall: every new generation Commodore sold since 2006, about 432,000 vehicles.
General Motors has issued 54 recalls in the US so far this year, covering about 28.9 million cars globally.