Holden has announced a recall of 1000 of its Commodore utes in New Zealand
Holden will repair a faulty tailgate that can spring open while the vehicle is moving, on Commodore VE utes produced from 2007.
A Holden spokesman said Commodore owners were expected to receive a letter from their dealer soon, and the work would be carried out for free.
Holden is advising drivers to secure loose items in the cargo tray until the utes were repaired.
The New Zealand recall was in addition to 34,432 utes been recalled in Australia.
It was the fifth recall for General Motors Holden this year; 65,790 Commodores, Captivas, Cruzes, Combos and Daewoos had been recalled in the first six months of the year, compared with 68,657 vehicles sold in that time.