Wiper motor fault sparks Commodore recall

Last updated 12:08 24/06/2014

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Holden is recalling over 2000 Commodores in New Zealand to fix a problem that could leave the cars without windscreen wipers.

In New Zealand, the recall is for about 2200 Commodores and Caprices produced between 27 February, 2013 and 31 October 31, 2013 while in Australia some 27,000 vehicles are affected.

The recall takes in the last of the VE Commodores and the first of the much-hyped new VF Commodore, which has helped boost sales of the long-running large car that will cease production in 2017.

It is the second recall for the VF Commodore since it went on sale in mid-2013. It is the 11th recall for the VE Commodore, which first arrived in 2006.

Holden says the wiper motors on those vehicles were not greased correctly and ''if the defect occurs, the windscreen wipers may not work and visibility may be reduced, potentially posing an accident hazard to the driver and other road users''.

There are no reported incidents in New Zealand and Holden will contact affected customers directly to organise a free-of-charge inspection and if necessary replacement of the wiper motor.

Holden said the vehicles are still safe to drive.

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