01.Hyundai and Holden recalls hit Australian drivers
Holden is recalling all Holden VF Commodores and WN Caprices made in the last year due to safety concerns related to seat belts in the vehicles.
The recall, which will reportedly affect more than 46,000 vehicles, relates to all cars manufactured between 8 March 2013 and 22 May 2014.
The car manufacturer is asking all consumers who purchased one of the vehicles affected by the recall to contact their nearest Holden dealer to arrange for an inspection of their car.
This comes amid the news earlier this week that Hyundai had issued a recall of the popular ix35 Highlander SUV due to safety concerns.
The recall, affecting all ix35s made between January 2011 and December 2013, relates to a potential fault with a bolt that holds the driver's airbag in place. If loose, this bolt could affect the function of the horn and the correct deployment of the airbag, according to a statement on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)'s Recalls website.
The South Korean car maker is asking owners of the affected vehicles to return their car to a Hyundai dealership so that the retaining bolt for the driver’s airbag can be checked and tightened free of charge.
Letters will also be sent out to all ix35 owners to notify them of the problem.
For more information, head to recalls.gov.au.