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VF Holden Commodore Issues and Faults

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - ?)' started by Krustyone, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. zappaboy

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    There is a service bulletin for MY17 commodores for the blocked A/C hose issue again. Apparently the hose was not installed correctly. This came to my attention when checking about the LS3 rocker arm issue.
     
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    Im looking at buying a vf evoke with 55 000 on the clock not sure if its a good move given all the recalls etc . I currently have a vy and have done nearly 400 000 kms so have been pretty happy with the run i have had with it and just curious of the reliability of the vf .
     
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    I did 80K in my Calais but that had the 3.6lt engine in it. I only sold it because I have the redline. Very good Car. I’ve had nearly every model Commodore from VN and this one is the best.
     
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    Make sure good service history, and factory warranty still there for piece of mind
     
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    So is better than your Redline?
     
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    VF model in general is the best. The Calais V had more options than the Redline so I've taken a step back but love the V8. Thats why there is another one for special days.
     
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    Yeah, but an elec passengers seat doesn't make you grin from ear to ear;)
     
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    Have a series 1 wagon which has done 107000km and the only failures has been the windscreen washer pipe came loose which I fixed and the A/C pipe leaked causing the aircon to not work. This was fixed under warranty and I was told it is a known common issue with early VF models. Also replaced under warranty was 3 alloys due to delamination which I was told was a common issue as the alloys are made in Thailand and the humidity causes the issue. As for the recalls yes my series 1 has had I think 4 recalls but remember these mostly are rectification or in some cases safety issues so it is good that Holden has recognised them and has fixed them. Remember most of the Japanese manufacturers have few recalls due to high standards of manufacturer ie few parts from Thailand and Daewoo unlike Holden but Toyota had less recalls as they hid them and the Takata debacle has demonstrated the Japanese save face mentality. I would buy the evoke if the price is right, the service history is there and the car is sound. Any VF is a wonderful car to own and drive. Owning both a VF V6 and a MSE V8 different cars and personalities and both give a smile on my face every time I drive one. After driving the MSE for several months now, I never thought I would say that the Calais V was "slow" and "sloppy" but then that is compared with the MSE. The Calais V is still the better car for touring on country roads as the MSE is too twitchy over bumps even a bit unsafe on these roads even in touring mode. I suppose the MSE was really designed for smooth track conditions.
     
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    I have driven my MSE from Wagga to Bathurst and Wagga to Adelaide. It toring it was very comfy and co.pliant. I've never found it twitchy or unsafe. In fact i think that is a ridiculous statement TBH.
     
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    In terms of drivetrain doesn't matter VE or VF the SIDI timing chain is not going to last like your VY, and is more involved to replace.
    Second or third owner who has said same thing. Sort of mirrors the Ignition video comments on MRC too.
    Where there’s smoke... :(
     
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    What, that MRC is unsafe? Really? Haven't read that anywhere. Other than here.
    Maybe I'll start a poll thread to collect feedback from owners.
    EnternityDre certainly didn't think so tearing around Phillip Island at warp speed dusting more powerful HSV's and Supercharged Mustprangs.
     
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    I'm sure they'll come out with a firmware fix, some people prefer a more compliant rear end :rolleyes:
     
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    Haha. You're a numpty.
     
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    Haha was hoping you were going to stick up for / how you dig your tight yet slightly twitchy new one!
    We voted for the announcement of freedoms and equality mate, tell it like it is ;)
     
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    It's a Yes from me!
    Enjoy your floaty sponge boats lads. Hehe
     
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    WOW! Cuda voted YES!
     
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    Had my MY16 VF2 6.2 Calais in for it's 40k service... or time frame service a few days ago.

    AC hose was fixed as per service bulletin-(that I was not even aware of)

    I also logged a few warranty issues just to get them on file.

    #1: Squeaky bi-modal valve.... every time you come to a stop it would chirp. Quite honestly this was a form of water torture.
    #2: Poorly fitting carpet. Quite apparent in the rear foot wells. Carpet was stretched considerably and creased in the edges. Makes the floor in the rear feel quite spongy underfoot. I had to convince the service manager to investigate this one. We went through a few showroom models to compare.
    #3: Headlining behind sunroof not appropriately attached. Again, had to convince the service manager to look into.
    #4: Front passenger seat bolstering had come away from seat frame.

    Results:
    #1 removed both mufflers and lubed up- at this point appears to be fixed.
    #2 referred to Holden for replacement. Carpet has been cut too short and is stretched to fit. (since approved and booked to be fit with new carpet).
    #3 referred to Holden for repair as it has to be removed to re-position velcro attachments. (Since approved and booked to be fit at the same time as carpet)
    #4 fixed with the god awful clips which personally I think is a terrible, terrible way to repair these seats.

    So now I have the car booked to have the carpet done. Now I am kinda concerned about everything being pulled out and then refit to get the carpet in.... perfect time for some electrical gremlin to appear due to a switch not being attached or something like that.... I can only imagine what it would cost to replace the carpet if you had to go out of pocket to do so....

    Other than that, quite happy with the service, speed and willingness of Holden to remedy these problems.
     
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    Well, I would've, if I had've ;)
     
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    I am beginning to think the series 1 on average had less problems then the series 2.
     
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    On track the MRC was magic and it generally is on the road too, the way the MSE takes bumps and imperfections feels very different to my previous non-MRC Commodores. That said, there are times on the road when I go over a bump and the back end tends to "slip" just for a fraction or moment, I've noticed this weird feeling every now and then. I don't think its dangerous I think it's just the way the MRC reacts under certain conditions. It's never felt unsafe, but I have definitely thought to myself "hmm that's a bit different" in terms of MRC's reaction a few times. "slip" is just the first word that comes to mind but I don't mean it in the sense of losing traction, it's more like the car feels like its pivoted a fraction of a degree and then continued.

    perhaps this is what people are referring to when they say twitchy?
     
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