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Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by VL Berlina 5speed, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. VL Berlina 5speed

    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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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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    sticker

    Hey this white sticker is just white with no writing??:thumbsup:
     
  3. VL Berlina 5speed

    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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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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    fabz I Can Do Science Me

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    and the result is??
     
  5. VL Berlina 5speed

    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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    Do Not Remove This Sticker​

    thats what mine says, so i had POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY FAILURE,
     
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    NORTI Crazy VS lady

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




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    SUSPECT Banned

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    yea i have that same sticker on mine sean and i was just tryin 2 work out wat it was for about 40 mins ago lol cheers for that
     
  8. VL Berlina 5speed

    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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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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    So going by that ur car should have 2 of those recall codes as ur car was auto:thumbsup:
     
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    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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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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    oh interesting, thanks for posting that up.

    I reckon the complete fuse box setup should have been fixed too.
    Mine completely melted, lucky it didn't catch fire.
     
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    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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    yah that is a intressing point why didnt holden do anyhting with the fuse box, suppose the fuse box prob might have only started to affect teh plastic when teh cables and the plastic rail got old in the box
     
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    i was just looking at that sticker on the wagon today and wondering what it was for, mine goes 86-H-01 so what does that one stand for?
     
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    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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    it was the first recall,

    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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    aha, thanks champ
     
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    mine had that too
     
  17. ucwepn

    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    Just wondering why they melt? Is it heat from the engine or heat from the wiring/fuses themselves?
     
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    NORTI Crazy VS lady

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    its from using too high wattage globes, stuff like that, it over heats it, fuse blows & then melts.

    Lots & lots of VLs with melted fuserails/boxes, & few VK's too....

    There is a PCB for VLs that seems to be pretty good replacement, fair sure there was a guy on the net (ebay, CT?) selling them at one stage.




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    VRFURY Just Nic

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    am i being totaly stupid to ask where the white sticker is mines a late 88 where they a prob...
     
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    Read the post.. front drivers side door... in the door jam....

    if you have no sticker ur car wasnt recalled.
     

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