Holden recall over brake issue

Holden New Zealand is recalling over 5000 Korean-sourced vehicles for potential brake problems.

The precautionary recall affects Captiva, Epica, Viva and Barina vehicles in New Zealand built between 2007 and 2010.

The safety recall was initiated in response to General Motors Korea recall of certain Korean-built vehicles with 51,000 vehicles in the total recall with approximately 5100 believed to be in New Zealand.

A condition has been identified where, in rare occasions, the vehicles may experience some progressive reduction in braking performance due to sticking valves within the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM).

''In some instances, these vehicles may experience a reduced brake performance and or a spongy low brake pedal due to a sticky valve within the electronic brake control module,'' a company statement said.
The recall is to check for any corrosion building up and to make sure that the correct grade of brake fluid is in the car.

There have been no reported incidents related to this condition in New Zealand and the recall is a precautionary measure only.

Holden is contacting potentially impacted customers directly to arrange a free-of-charge inspection and rework.