2014 Holden MJ Barina Spark – 5 door hatch
Affected production dates: 07 MAY 2014 – 26 MAY 2014
Affected build range: KL3MA4899EC560164 to KL3MA4899EC5672416
What are the defects?
The bolts connecting the front lower control arms to the steering knuckles may not have been fastened to specification. Under certain driving conditions it is possible that the lower control arm may separate from the steering knuckle.
What are the hazards?
Separation of the lower control arm from the steering knuckle may lead to a loss of vehicle steering, potentially leading to increased risk to the vehicle occupants or other road users.
What should consumers do?
Holden has already contacted a majority of affected customers and arranged rectification of their vehicles. A follow up letter will be sent to these customers as notification that the recall was required and has been completed.
Holden will contact the remaining customers to arrange for vehicle inspection.