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[Safety Recall] Electric Power Steering — MY2014 to MY2016 Holden & HSV, VF Commodore & WN Caprice

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Juicifruitz, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Juicifruitz

    Juicifruitz New Member

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    GM Holden Ltd — MY2014 to MY2016 Holden & HSV, VF Commodore & WN Caprice
    PRA No.2018/17201

    Date published: 19 Dec 2018

    Campaign number: A182193280

    Product description:

    Holden VF Commodore
    58,731 affected vehicles

    Holden WN Caprice
    1,938 affected vehicles

    HSV VF Clubsport, HSV VF Maloo and HSV VF GTS
    5,525 affected vehicles

    Select 2014-2016 models, built on or prior to 30 April 2015.

    Identifying features
    VIN (Vehicle identification number) See attached VIN list. VIN List.xlsx (1.77 MB)(productsafety.gov.au)

    What are the defects?
    Increased electrical resistance in a component within the Electric Power Steering system may result in a loss of power steering assistance.

    What are the hazards?
    When driving at low speed, a potential for increased steering efforts exists which may result in reduced steering control. This may pose an in increased risk of accident or injury to vehicle occupants or other road users.

    What should consumers do?
    Replacement parts are not currently available. Holden will contact affected consumers to notify them of required action.

    For further information, consumers should contact Holden Customer Care on 1800 632 826.

    Source: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/426216
     
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    Wow...
    Thats major
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Another Takata saga on a smaller scale. "Look, your car is potentially unsafe but we can't fix it yet. But don't worry, we'll call you...."

    The big thing is that they have finally recognised this issue for the serious matter that it is. Pity it took so long though.
     
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    Hmmm... I'm assuming the recall will include a wheel realignment. If that's so, I wonder if I can put off replacing my tyres until just before the recall work is done on my car.......? :rolleyes:
     
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    It won't be a full alignment. It will be a toe check and adjust only and the tech will ignore camber as it's not affected when replacing the rack.

    Assuming a rack replacement is the fix and they haven't figured out some other way to fix it.
     
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    Bugga! (Not you Smashfist, I mean the lack of full wheel alignment :))

    Actually, I think I read somewhere Holden were planning to replace just the electric motor, not the rack. Or did I dream that?
     
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    MY2016 but only builds up to April 2015? Wasn't MY16 introduced later in the year?
     
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    bugger.... my Tourer is on that list :(
     
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    Mine is June 2016...
    Should be fine then..
     
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    GM has provided NTSB a chronology doc which states various solutions and manufacture time frames. I linked to this doc in my post within the sudden loss of power steering thread here. Worth three clicks and a read :) or just read my post summary ;)
     
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    I spoke to my dealer last week about this one and he said the parts will not be available until sometime next year o_O

    you can check your vehicle by its vin here: https://my.gm.com/recalls?vin=
     
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    For anyone that’s not tec savvy the easiest way to see if your vin is on the VIN List.xlsx (1.77 MB) page is open the link so you can see all the vin numbers then click on the search box and enter you vin number and click “search this page” or “on this page” and the web page well show up again with a message down the bottom saying 1 match and highlight where it is on the page if you vin is on there and if not it well say no match found.
    (I can only prove this works on iPhone and that’s what I did to on)

    Here’s a some pics of a random vin I picked from the page to show what happens when there is a match.
    222C74FF-2804-4A01-BF7C-A9683F734A59.png D0F7E1A1-3360-4DA2-AB01-CD67914B6D93.png 63CAB858-A4E1-408C-A52E-3E7263627AB3.png
    Also worth noting the mistress is was built March 2015 and is not on the list.
     
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    can dealers/auctions sell these cars 2nd hand knowing theres a fault?, from memory they cant until fixed
     
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    It would be worthwhile cross checking your VIN against both the VIN list.xlsx and the myGM.com website if your car is not on the VIN list file.

    I just searched for a MY14 commodore I previously owned on both (copy and pasted to make sure the numbers were exactly the same) and the GM site showed the recall as outstanding but the search on the VIN list file showed no matches?
     
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    Just checked my vin it is on there. Have tried to ring customer care yesterday but they had a big volume of callers try later.
    Only ringing to find out a time frame for repairs
     
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    It wont be a full rack replacement. Only motor and controller.
     
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    Does anyone know if the steering will feel more like VF2 once this is done? The VF steering, even on the Redline when in performance mode, is much lighter and less direct than the VF2's I have driven.
     
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    I think that is a software change.
     
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    ^ Is it the steering itself, or the front suspension changes they did for MY15?

    *edit*
    Additionally; wife’s car is on the GM site, although not in that Excel spreadsheet.
    Sorta dagnabbit; sorta cool, finally that concern will be addressed!
     
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    With US recalls, whether there would be some embargo was usually stated within one of the bunch of docs the NTSB gets from the manufacturer. Whether it's an NTSB requirement due to a law or some agreement struck between the regulator and manufacture, i don't know.

    Down under, i don't know what laws would force an embargo but i don't think used car trade suffered due to the takata airbag issue. I've even read that some people bought a new car only to recieve a recall notice the following week. Likley it's up to the manufacturer to weigh the risks of stopping trade verses not stopping trade.

    All i know is that i couldn't get my MSE delivered until the rockers were repalced as Holden put an embargo on vehicle delivery until the rectification was done. It caused a bit of a delay which was anoying but i thought it was better than having the rockers possibly let go within a running engine... both from my perspective and from Holden's... I got a free "first paid service" as a small concession for the inconveniance.
     

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