General Motors is recalling the majority of European-sourced ZB Commodores sold in Australia due to a manufacturing defect that may cause the brake booster to fail.

    This recall affects 13,898 ZB Commodore models built between 2017 and 2020.

    “Due to a manufacturing defect, the brake booster may fail,” said the company in its recall notice.

    “If this occurs the stopping distance in the un-boosted condition would exceeds the distance prescribed by the Australian Design Rule (ADR) 31/03.”

    If you own an affected vehicle, you’ll be contacted by General Motors Australia and New Zealand and asked to book in a free Electronic Brake Control Module software update with your local dealer.

    If you have any further questions you can call Holden Customer Care on 1800 46 465 336.

    The front- and all-wheel drive ZB Commodore liftback and wagon had a short life Down Under.

    The range was launched locally in February 2018 and was axed in December 2019.

    A few months later General Motors (GM) announced it would stop manufacturing mainstream vehicles in right-hand drive altogether, spelling the end of the Holden brand.

    A Stellantis spokesperson recently told Automobilwoche the Rüsselsheim plant in Germany would stop producing the ZB Commodore’s twin under-the-skin, the Opel Insignia, by the end of 2022.

    With the imminent demise of the Insignia, the last Commodore relation is the Buick Regal, which remains in production in China exclusively as a four-door sedan.

    MORE: Opel Insignia production ending, ex-Holden Commodore twin bows out

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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