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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by TinSnips, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. TinSnips

    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    Hello hello,

    It's no secret that the ute has been at the dealers seemingly as much as it's been with me over the last 6 months. There's been a number of issues, mostly centred around the driveline, and without going into mundane details of all the issues, suffice to say that the gearbox, clutch, diff, dash, aircon, paint on the front bar, suspension and bluetooth have all been mentioned in at least one conversation up there. The gearbox, clutch and aircon compressor have all been replaced, MANY hours of work have gone into solving the creaking dash, bluetooth has been flashed, strut top bushes and upper control arm bushes have been replaced, front bar has been partially resprayed - and after all that - the aircon works fine and the suspension doesn't knock. :hmmm:

    Today was the day that the service manager was assessing the car to approve any more work done under warranty. Luckily (poor choice of words there), the car displayed all the issues it shouldn't for the assessor and work has been approved. As for what is actually the problem - still no idea. It's booked in for a week of exploration, in two weeks time, to (hopefully) suss everything out. Also, as an aside, according to the techs, the faults are not only still present, but have become worse over the past couple of weeks - not sure if that's a good thing.

    So in a nutshell, I have no idea what is wrong with my car. And for someone who regards patience as a card game rather than a personal trait, it's a little frustrating. Oh well.. fingers crossed (again).

    I do have to say, the guys at the dealer do seem to be doing the best they can and are almost as frustrated with it as I am.

    To be continued - with any luck.
     
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    88GreenVN Next Exit Left

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    Sad to hear hey. Can be a real pain when it begins to look like you scored a lemon.(I think at some point you have good cause to ask for a new replacement after 6 months of no progress.
     
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    WogBoyz 435rkw/590rwhp

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  4. TinSnips

    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    I honestly think that would be a cheaper option for them.
     
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    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    2008 - and now I add in enough words to make up at least 10 characters so this will post.
     
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    Makes me wonder why the hell I bought a new ssv ute. Good luck with warranty claims. Maybe a 37 kilo dianabol munching staffy added to the weight in tray and has affected the driveline!
     
  7. WogBoyz

    WogBoyz 435rkw/590rwhp

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    ahhh kk kewl
     
  8. TinSnips

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    haha - I made sure I buffed out all the teeth marks in the diff before I took it in (that's a joke just incase anyone from holden is reading this)
     
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    no one from Holden would be here. They all doing repairs on poorly made utility vehicles.
     
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    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    You know, I'd just about believe that!
     
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    unlucky dude i've had 2 VE's a sep 2006 SS sedan no problems at all up to 30000km's and current 12/2008 SS ute and apart from clutch pedal to floor no probs(yes with 358rwkw's the clutch is getting done under warranty) only want the pedal box mod then a NPC clutch goes in.

    You must have got a fri arvo car
     
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    358rwkw under warranty??? Wow! That's a loophole!

    I got the one that fell off the assembly line, I think!
     
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    I heard when the guys were spraying the atomic green paint they were hallucinating may of explained why it fell off production line
     
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    Not good news tinsnips, hope it gets sorted.

    Maybe it was a Friday built car ??? lol (only a joke)

    I have had a bit done on warranty on my 07 SS it qualified to go another 3 yr holden factory warranty so I snapped it up so have another 3 years or to 175 000 k's which ever come first :beer chug:

    What was the blue tooth fix ? mine sounds like I am in a tunnnel and echo's to who ever I am talking to.

    Morpheus.
     
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    what is this pedal box mod you speak of ??

    and good luck with the repairs.... at least they are attempting to deal with them... i hope if we buy the manual, it wont have any issues...
     
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    The bluetooth issue wasn't anything to do with the sound of it - they pulled the dash out in one of the attempts at getting rid of a squeak (didn't) and somehow managed to f-up the bluetooth. It still connected to the phone, but constantly told me it was ringing (you know the chime it plays when your phone's on silent?) - it wasn't ringing.. my phone rarely rings... :nopity:
     
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    The new cars have a different clutch assembly - you won't have any dramas.
     
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    Oh.. and thanks for all the well-wishes, guys. Much appreciated.
     
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    SV6SidiUTE Vroom?

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    Totally sucks man...someone was smoking something at the Holden plant the day your car rolled out lol.... they should have given you a new one. Makes you think twice about modifying it ey.... don't give hem too much of a reason to blame it on mods..
     
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    Tell me about it! I'll be leaving my car completely stock until it's all sorted out. Not worth taking the risk.
     

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