Holden has recently announced a recall involving 50, 000 cars and SUVs in Australia which were manufactured in South Korea because of a potential problem with the electronic brake control modules.

According to the car manufacturer, a total of 51,387 vehicles will be affected by this recall in Australia and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. Holden says that because of a potential defect with the vehicles’ electronic brake control modules (EBCM), owners of the 2009-2010 Holden Barina hatch and sedan, 2007-2010 Holden Captiva 5 and Captiva 7, 2008-2010 Holden Epica and 2007-2008 Holden Viva will have to take a trip back to the dealers.

“The vehicles may experience reduced brake performance and/or a spongy low brake pedal due to a sticky valve within the EBCM. If the defect occurs, the braking performance of the vehicle will be reduced and poses a potential crash hazard”, as the ACCC (Australia Competition and Consumer Commission) explains.

The recall is expected to begin soon and Australian owners of the above mentioned vehicles will receive a letter over the following days. If you own one of the vehicles mentioned above you should contact the Holden Recall and Rework Assistance Line on 1800 632 826 for more information.


  1. I have a 2006 captiva and I have received a letter for a recall, but stated above 2006 isnt mentioned. Is that correct?? Do I need to bring my car in or not??


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