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Director production delays

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - ?)' started by PSISLE, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. PSISLE

    PSISLE Well-Known Member

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    Hi Director owners, word has come out of the plant today that there are supplier issues with some of the special parts (minor) on the Director. Some customers are reporting delays of around 3-4 weeks for delivery. Holden are still manufacturing the cars as scheduled, but they are then being held at the plant whilst they wait for the parts.
    Any Director owners been told of delays by their dealer?
     
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    Hi

    Mine was due to arrive at Commonwealth Motors in the ACT on the 8th of August and it did arrive on that date. It is now been transported to a Holden dealer in Victoria so I must be lucky to have come out of production before the delays that you mention from today.

    What would the delay be caused from? A front LS3 decal?, Director badge on the boot lid or the Director dash pad? What other component is Director specific?

    Regards,

    RTSV6UTE
     
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    Unique 'Enhanced' sill plates (stainless steel)?
    Some unanswered questions going around about the Magnum ones (or lack thereof).
     
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    The black lower body side mouldings are unique to Director, calais gets chrome ones, I believe that may be the problem. Will hopefully have more info on monday
     
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    Hey guys, dragging up this thread again as the delays with Director are still ongoing. Word is they are close to scrapping the black mouldings altogether and changing to chrome as the recent test has failed yet again, as they can't get the black to permanently stick down properly, due to the lack of rigidity in the moulding, the chrome mouldings are seemingly stiffer and don't suffer from this problem. I can get no dates out of Holden for a delivery date of my car, which was made back in mid August. There is a possibility all directors that have already been delivered (about 60ish) will have issues with these mouldings if they don't already. If this isn't farcical, I don't know what is, 75k car that Holden will not release because of a stupid plastic strip that I could care less about.
     
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    Hi

    Well hopefully they change my black ones at my first service next year to chrome ones, that along with painting my roof white as well and I will be a very happy man...

    Regards,

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    The chrome mouldings haven't been decided on yet, just an idea that is being tossed around as I get the impression they don't know how to fix the black moulding issue. I for one would have no issue with chrome, and perhaps if enough owners made these similar feelings known to Holden (if that is what they want) a decision may be made quicker, and end this ridiculous delay.
    At least you have got your car mate! Mine is stuck at Elizabeth in the weather, instead of tucked up in a warm shed.
    Ridiculous and pathetic
     
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    Agree :( Must be so annoying not knowing PSISLE. It will be worth the wait Mate.
     
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    As long as I've got it for the cruise I'll be happy!
     
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    Have you told them you're happy with chrome?
    Can't imagine they care too much about reputation from inconsistent product supply etc given they close up in a month.
    Maybe they don't have spare chrome ones..
     
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    They haven't officially asked yet, and the owners I have canvassed are split between the 2.
    Holden engineering are trying really hard to get it rectified
     
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    You would think this is something they would've sorted before releasing the model. I've heard of similar issues with certain colours not matching between body and bumpers.
     
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    Hi

    Could an interim solution be offered to the customers that prefer chrome or don't mind the chrome to actually be fitted with chrome moulds to at least get some of those Directors out the door and then work on attempting to fix the issue on the black side moulds with the remainder for those owners that prefer black?

    Regards,

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    Think it will be harder to manage the fix, if all cars go out to customers. Ask yourself, do you really want a dealership service centre trying to fix the part, or pro's at the factory who know what they are doing to fix it and take care?
     
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    They should fit energy polariser which will in return on molecular level make the moulds stiffer and stay on properly. Nothing to lose hey
     
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    Hi

    I was actually thinking that the customers that agree to the chrome moulds actually have them fitted at the Holden factory before the cars leave so they have been fitted by the pro's and then work on a solution for whatever directors remain at the Holden plant for those customers that want black, this way I bet at least half go out the door...perhaps a lot more than half considering the eager buyers waiting for their cars.

    Would love to see a picture of that many directors in the yard!

    Regards,

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    I agree, that would be a decent solution, I hereby vote chrome for my black one, but having said that I see the guys with the black roof quite rightly wanting black mouldings
     
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    Well, Chrome mouldings it is, Holden have sent out confirmation to the dealers today outlining the plan is to go chrome, and if Black gets sorted and becomes available down the track that can have them fitted retrospectively. They are hoping/ expecting to have all delivered by the end of Oct. all Directors that have been delivered already will stay with the Black, no recall as such
     

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