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VL Berlina 5speed

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after recently finding out what that white sticker was by ucwepn i was intressted in what the recalls were for and after searching i finally found it,

if you have a white sticker in the front divers side door it means that your car was recalled back to holdens at some stage to repair one or more of the following faults bellow.



Problem: INSTRUMENT WIRING DAMAGED
Make: HOLDEN
Model: Commodore VL, Calais
Variant: Auto
Date Range: 1986
VIN Ranges:
Status: Inactive
Defect: 6 Cylinder models with automatic transmission only. Instrument wiring located in the centre console can be damaged by the automatic transmission selector mechanism.
Consequences: Fire risk.
Corrective action: Provide positive retention for the instrument lighting wiring harness.
Notif. Date: 10/11/1986
DOTARS No.: R86/015
Supplier Name: HOLDEN
Campaign No.: 86-H-01


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Problem: POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY FAILURE
Make: HOLDEN
Model: Commodore VL, Calais
Variant:
Date Range: 1986-1987
VIN Ranges: L220743, L242128 J104955, J132000
Status: Inactive
Defect: Power steering assemblies supplied by James N. Kirby may have been produced with incorrect attachement of inner tie rod end housing to the steering rack.
Consequences: Inner tie rod ball joint can become detached from the steering rack, causing a reduction in steering control.
Corrective action: Inspect and replace if defective.
Notif. Date: 23/12/1986
DOTARS No.: R86/016
Supplier Name: HOLDEN
Campaign No.: 86-H-03


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Problem: BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER FAILURE
Make: HOLDEN
Model: Commodore VL, Calais
Variant:
Date Range: 1987
VIN Ranges: L235800, L255100 J124000, J144000
Status: Inactive
Defect: Incorrect crimping of the joint between the front and back shells of the brake booster. Vehicles with 3.0E (non-turbo) engine are affected.
Consequences: The two shells may come apart. As the brake master cylinder is attached to and supported by the front shell, function of the master cylinder is lost.
Corrective action: Inspect crimping and replace booster if crimping found incorrect.
Notif. Date: 28/08/1987
DOTARS No.: R87/017
Supplier Name: HOLDEN
Campaign No.: 87-H-02


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Problem: STEERING KNUCKLE CRACKS
Make: HOLDEN
Model: Commodore VL, Calais
Variant:
Date Range: 1987-1988
VIN Ranges: J145736, J153237 L257205, L268578
Status: Inactive
Defect: In-plant investigation revealed quench cracks in steering knuckle forgings received from ANI National Forge.
Consequences: Potential loss of steering control.
Corrective action: Inspect for cracks and, if evident, replace steering knuckle and tube assembly.
Notif. Date: 22/07/1988
DOTARS No.: R88/032
Supplier Name: HOLDEN
Campaign No.: 88-H-02





all the info was sourced from,
http://dynamic.dotars.gov.au/recalls/Search_results.asp
 

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Hey this white sticker is just white with no writing??:thumbsup:
 

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nah im pritty sure it has writing on it, ill go check mine now, and see waht it says, brb
 

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VL Berlina 5speed said:
nah im pritty sure it has writing on it, ill go check mine now, and see waht it says, brb
and the result is??
 

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thats what mine says, so i had POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY FAILURE,
 

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yep had that on my 87 VL too.....




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i jsut spent 45minutes posting all the info for all the recalls made by holden in the genral chat section, so if ur wanting 2 know for other models sus that out,:thumbsup:
 

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VL Berlina 5speed said:
after recently finding out what that white sticker was by ucwepn i was intressted in what the recalls were for and after searching i finally found it,

if you have a white sticker in the front divers side door it means that your car was recalled back to holdens at some stage to repair one or more of the following faults bellow.



Problem: INSTRUMENT WIRING DAMAGED
Make: HOLDEN
Model: Commodore VL, Calais
Variant: Auto
Date Range: 1986
VIN Ranges:
Status: Inactive
Defect: 6 Cylinder models with automatic transmission only. Instrument wiring located in the centre console can be damaged by the automatic transmission selector mechanism.
Consequences: Fire risk.
Corrective action: Provide positive retention for the instrument lighting wiring harness.
Notif. Date: 10/11/1986
DOTARS No.: R86/015
Supplier Name: HOLDEN
Campaign No.: 86-H-01


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Problem: POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY FAILURE
Make: HOLDEN
Model: Commodore VL, Calais
Variant:
Date Range: 1986-1987
VIN Ranges: L220743, L242128 J104955, J132000
Status: Inactive
Defect: Power steering assemblies supplied by James N. Kirby may have been produced with incorrect attachement of inner tie rod end housing to the steering rack.
Consequences: Inner tie rod ball joint can become detached from the steering rack, causing a reduction in steering control.
Corrective action: Inspect and replace if defective.
Notif. Date: 23/12/1986
DOTARS No.: R86/016
Supplier Name: HOLDEN
Campaign No.: 86-H-03


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Problem: BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER FAILURE
Make: HOLDEN
Model: Commodore VL, Calais
Variant:
Date Range: 1987
VIN Ranges: L235800, L255100 J124000, J144000
Status: Inactive
Defect: Incorrect crimping of the joint between the front and back shells of the brake booster. Vehicles with 3.0E (non-turbo) engine are affected.
Consequences: The two shells may come apart. As the brake master cylinder is attached to and supported by the front shell, function of the master cylinder is lost.
Corrective action: Inspect crimping and replace booster if crimping found incorrect.
Notif. Date: 28/08/1987
DOTARS No.: R87/017
Supplier Name: HOLDEN
Campaign No.: 87-H-02


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Problem: STEERING KNUCKLE CRACKS
Make: HOLDEN
Model: Commodore VL, Calais
Variant:
Date Range: 1987-1988
VIN Ranges: J145736, J153237 L257205, L268578
Status: Inactive
Defect: In-plant investigation revealed quench cracks in steering knuckle forgings received from ANI National Forge.
Consequences: Potential loss of steering control.
Corrective action: Inspect for cracks and, if evident, replace steering knuckle and tube assembly.
Notif. Date: 22/07/1988
DOTARS No.: R88/032
Supplier Name: HOLDEN
Campaign No.: 88-H-02





all the info was sourced from,
http://dynamic.dotars.gov.au/recalls/Search_results.asp

So going by that ur car should have 2 of those recall codes as ur car was auto:thumbsup:
 

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it might be a thing as in order, because mine is stamped as 86 - H - 03 it might mean that all faults before are recterfide, but the later ones 87-H-02 and 88-H-02 were not as they were discoverd in later yrs
 
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