Only pertains to VE V6 models that were produced before Dec. 5th '07. I'm guessing that a few of those were G8's.
Holden is recalling more than 86,000 Commodores and Statesmans to fix a potential fuel leak that could lead to a fire.
The recall affects every V6-powered VE Commodore and luxury WM Statesman and Caprice models sold since the vehicle went on sale in August 2006.
As well as 53,180 cars sold in Australia, the recall involves 27,083 vehicles exported to the Middle East, 5456 to New Zealand, 784 to Brazil and 26 to other countries, including Korea. In total 86,539 Commodores, Statesmans and Caprices are being recalled.
The recall does not affect V8-powered Commodores, more of which were sold than ever before in 2007.
The latest safety recall of Holden’s so-called “billion-dollar baby” represents the third time the much-hyped VE Commodore has been recalled for safety issues.
“There’s a potential issue where a fuel line can rub [and wear through] leading to a fuel leak,” says a Holden spokeswoman. “We’d rather err on the side of caution and recall the [affected] vehicles.”
Leaking fuel could ultimately lead to a fire.
“We couldn’t rule that out,” says the spokeswoman. “But there’s been no cases of that whatsoever. But we couldn’t sit here and say it’s an impossibility.”
The fuel leak issue has already affected 19 vehicles – none of which caught fire - prompting Holden to recall every V6 version of the latest VE Commodore built up until 5 December 2007.
However, Holden says “the chances are very low” of a fuel leak.
Holden is asking Commodore owners and drivers to contact a Holden dealer to book their vehicles in for repair. The recall fix takes about 30 minutes and involves rerouting the fuel line so it doesn’t rub on other components.
Owners of affected Commodores, Statesmans and Caprices can also dial Holden's advice line for more information on recalls, 1800 632 826.