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Service steering column lock nugget

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

  1. 426Cuda

    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Reckon! Our MY10 and 12 never failed. Lucky I guess. Our 2013 Redline has been fine too. In fact it's been a cracker of a car all round. No issues at all really. Effortless driving and heaps of fun. Still love it as much as day one.
     
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    Must be just 'hit and miss', or 'the luck of the draw' whether they fail or not.
    I pulled both failures apart, they worked fine mechanically, I'm just assuming the micro switch goes intermittent...
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Yeah. Two earlier ones failed on me. As you say, luck of the draw.
     
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    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    6 days later and a trip back to Sydney from Port Stephens and all is good. The message did not appear and all seems fine.
     
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    Had the steering lock warning a few time, everytime it related to the steering wheel lock having weight on it, so it can't unlock, would turn the steering wheel a little bit to take weight off lock, all ok.
    Any car with push button start, is going to have the same problem.
     
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    Thread bump. Had this message pop up today will keep an eye on if it returns some good info here.
    Maybe it will be the same as my check left hand rear indicator message that appears once in a while, despite the indicator actually works with the message displayed..
     
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    Mine never showed up again after January...
     
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    Good to know- yep hopefully a one off
     
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    I had this appear all 3 times I started our Sep 2014 build car yesterday.
    It’s possible I was leaning on the wheel; didn’t know that was a Thing until reading this thread, and I didn’t adjust the seat from the better-half’s driving position as I was only going up the servo for some ciggies (OK it was actually for some cash & to fill the car up for her, but ‘ciggies’ seemed to fit better in the sentence).

    5yr Holden warranty, though, so maybe a good thing it’s happened now. Might get the updated 2015-spec maps installed if I’m going to a dealer anyway.
     
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    Would appreciate any feedback on what happens if you take it to Holden.
    I have had this warning 2 times in the time I have had the car. Last time in July and messages approx 18 months apart. So it is more of a nuisance than a major problem so far. I am unwilling to go to Holden since it is out of warranty and the local agent wanted to book it in to "run diagnostics". When I asked if it can be related to the steering rack issues, he said "maybe", but we need the car to diagnose. I saw the $ signs light up, so I gave it a miss.
    Build date Jul 2014.
     
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    IIRC there was a software fix for the "Service Steering Lock" message - I can't recall the specifics though.
     
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    Was that the same as the software fix for the stretched timing chains on the alloytec motors?
     
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    Service Steering lock message occurred last Friday and car would not start. All systems would cycle through and radio would operate but when I pressed the start button nothing, not even message about putting foot on brake pedal. Closed doors and opened without success. Noticed car would not shutdown with radio on and doors unlocked. I resolved the issue by disconnecting the battery. Noticed after successfully driving the car a message came up the that the drivers and passenger door windows were not closed (WTF) which would go away after opening and closing the windows. This is the first time this has occurred. Build July 2013 Calais V
     
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    Hmm, i'd 1st check the battery voltage is within limits and then test the battery as these vehicles can go bonkers if the battery is not holding the correct charge.
     
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