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Service steering column lock nugget

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Ron Burgundy, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Ron Burgundy

    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    Came up today when I started the car.

    Disapeared after car was turned off.

    Did not come back next time I started it.

    No difference in steering...

    I am one step closer to trading this cnut in and going Japanese....
     

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    POS VF electric steering. Stupid idea.
     
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    Or the pissy horn *waits turn*
     
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    My relationship with this car is like being a victim in a domestic violence relationship. Beats me up and i wanna get out...
    Gives me some love and i wanna stay together until death do us appart and forget about the bad things..
     
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    Holden says it is okay to drive if the message went away and no loss of steering. Only to book it in if the message stays or if I lose steering...
    Let's hope it was just some ECU spasm and it never comes back again...
    Cnut
     
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    Did you turn the wheel before starting it?

    It may have sensed it and given the warning to let you know only?
     
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    Don't recall doing that...
     
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    Someone else after you turned it off?
     
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    Put any load on the steering wheel, getting in, or out of the car?
     
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    No. Nobody drove it. Did a few trips since yesterday. No issues. No msg
     
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    It is possible but i don't specifically remember anything out of ordinary
     
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    I thought that the error message is about the ‘steering lock’ rather than the ‘steering’ itself?

    My immediate impression was that there might have been load on the steering column when it was locked (such as the car moved slightly after it was parked). I do recall in the older cars that used a key to unlock the steering, that turning the key could be hard if there was any load on the steering column. The user manual (for the older cars) recommended turning the wheel slightly to take the pressure off the locking mechanism. I don’t know what the equivalent advice is for cars with electric steering locks.
     
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    Well that fanfuckingtastic, come back after it fails (and you've had a potential fatal accident).
     
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    Come back after a fatal car accident! As in re-in-CAR-nation? :)
     
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    Yep...I also mentioned I need to drive 3.5hr back to Sydney in 4 days.
    The level of disinterested is amazing. That is why I am thinking of switching brands completely. New Mazda 6 with 2.5 Turbo looks more appealing by the day...
    Sick of Holden's appaling customer service...
     
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    Holden said the steering lock message can sometimes be associated with loss of power steering.
     
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    Ron... did you bump / /knock the steering wheel getting out of the car? i did once and the next morning i got the same message..
     
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    A few people mentioned this in the post above. I can not specifically remember but i generally to have a tendency to grab the wheel when getting in or out of the car.
    I drove it all day today and stopped a few times and no issues...
    It might be that I pulled on it hard as I was getting out of the car the night before...
     
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