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Bumped the ignition key and my VF died?

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Big-Mitch, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Big-Mitch

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    I picked up my VF international Sportwagen today.

    I was driving along the Ipswich motorway, flicked on the cruise control and then repositioned my right leg. As I did this my knee bumped the key and the car died. All the gauges went to off, the DIC went blank, the engine died. I had no indicators or anything. The only thing I could do was glide to a stop on the side of the road. I turned the car off and restarted it and it was all good again.

    I had only covered 15km in the car and this happened. Has it happened to anyone else?
     
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    Isnt there a recall for this issue at the moment
     
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    Never had this issue. Sounds interesting.
     
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    Definitely contact you dealer and would also put something in writing to holden. Did you still have steering control?
     
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    Was still able to steer and brake but had no power (obviously).
     
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    Did you actually knock the key out of the ignition position?
     
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    Can't say if I did or not but it would have been a strange sort of contact to twist the key from on to accessories though?
     
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    Try and replicate the incident.
     
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    You should prob try and move the steering wheel back towards you or move the seat furture back id be trying all different seating positions and testing so you dont hit the key coz that doesnt sound like a safe thing to do
     
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    I have a VF SS Storm and the first thing I thought was that the key is in a **** position.I keep knocking mine when driving,but I've never switched it to accesories.
     
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    at 2m tall (all arms and legs) there are very few seating positions that are comfortable and have my knee away from the key area. even with the wheel at full height and reach i still am close to the key.

    I have tried to 'replicate' the incident but i have not been able to do so. Maybe it was a one off or the lotto win of bumps which turned the key?
     
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    I can only think you must have, I thought the key was in a better position to the VE, ie it points more towards the driver and away from the door.
     

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