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Trevor Collett | Jul, 14 2014 | 2 Comments

Opel has recalled every car sold in Australia during its brief foray into the Australian market that began in 2012.

But unlike a ‘regular’ recall, owners won’t have to take their cars anywhere as the issue relates to the owner’s manual.

Opel believes the original owner’s manual supplied with each of the four models previously offered in Australia requires additional information regarding the correct use of child restraints.

Holden – acting on behalf of Opel - will attempt to send each owner in Australia an updated owner’s manual via registered post.

The manual also lacks other information specific to Australian driving rules and conditions, but the European carmaker has not detailed these omissions in its recall notice.

A total of 1518 Opel Astra small cars built in Poland are affected, along with a further 550 Astras built in the UK.

Opel Corsa light cars built in Spain make up 156 cars affected by the recall, while 213 Corsas, 544 Insignia sedans and 66 Zafira people-movers built in Germany have also been recalled.

A small number of new, unsold Opels are sitting in showrooms around Australia, as the remnants from Opel’s decision to exit the Australian market last year.

These demonstrators will likely also carry the updated owner’s manual before or shortly after they find new homes.

As the Astra and Insignia will be returning to Australia in 2015 wearing Holden badges, along with the Cascada convertible, Holden will ensure the owner’s manual is the updated correct version.

The Insignia will be offered in VXR sports guise, while the Astra will return wearing VXR and GTC badges. The Cascada is the effective replacement for the Astra Twin-Top that hasn’t been seen in Holden showrooms for quite some time.

Holden will attempt to contact all Opel owners affected by the recall shortly, but any Opel owner wishing to learn more about the recall should contact their local Holden dealer.

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