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Old 06-19-2019, 08:39 PM   #1
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Have You Not By Now Figured Out The Real Reason Our Steering Lock Fails?

The GM packaging shown on ebay for this product says 'China'.

Thank you again, GM.
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:35 AM   #2
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Good and bad stuff comes out of China.
The computer you're using and the servers hosting this forum are all Chinese manufactured hardware.

Money spent on quality control is the real factor.

If you're going to criticise GM, do it properly.
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Are we talking about the ignition lock jamming issue? I thought that was a design issue (and an improved design was made available), not a manufacturing or materials failure.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:47 AM   #4
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I dremeled the lip that is formed at the bottom of the ramp in the cylinder. For what ever reason that fix has lasted a long time.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:08 AM   #5
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Eh, crap can come from any country.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:11 PM   #6
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Are we talking about the ignition lock jamming issue? I thought that was a design issue (and an improved design was made available), not a manufacturing or materials failure.

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Eh, crap can come from any country.

I do not think that the dumb design fails because of dumb design. I do believe that if the casting was of better material, the issue would not exist. China, one must admit, has an incredible grasp of the concept of 'cheap s*h*i*t'.

I have had contact with both previous owners. Neither had the recall done. A simple disassembly, cleaning, re-lube, etc..., has worked for me. But a new part is on the way, because, as I said yesterday, I do not want to get stuck in the heat of Southern Florida. Hope the A.C. in these cars is up to the task.

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Old 06-20-2019, 09:15 PM   #7
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I do not think that the dumb design fails because of dumb design. I do believe that if the casting was of better material, the issue would not exist. China, one must admit, has an incredible grasp of the concept of 'cheap s*h*i*t'.

I have had contact with both previous owners. Neither had the recall done. A simple disassembly, cleaning, re-lube, etc..., has worked for me. But a new part is on the way, because, as I said yesterday, I do not want to get stuck in the heat of Southern Florida. Hope the A.C. in these cars is up to the task.

plenty of decent products come from china.

i would venture to say plenty of shady and unethical practices are done by companies in china, though. so...

all the same, holden should have said smurf you, this casting is crap, doesn't meet our specifications, and you need to fix it or we're getting another vendor. Or they could have just entirely redesigned it.

you could also not put so much crap on your keychain. that stupid bobblehead whirlygig keyring and your 50 old keys that you don't use anymore don't help.
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you could also not put so much crap on your keychain. that stupid bobblehead whirlygig keyring and your 50 old keys that you don't use anymore don't help.

Need all the flair
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:15 AM   #9
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Not all China stuff is bad, actually some rivals US stuff. I deal with various suppliers in China at my job and have actually been over there visiting plants 3 times in the last few years. Some companies are investing money and would think its an American company walking through the facility. However yes there are more that are pretty ghetto and look like they are still in the stone age. So its just hit or miss. Like said earlier quality control is key.
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Need all the flair

I do want to express myself, okay. And I don't need 37 pieces of flair to do it.

SMUUUUUUUUURFU
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:13 AM   #11
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I must be an oddball since each of my cars' keys are on separate keyrings and my house keys are on yet another separate keyring. I mean, I can't drive more than one vehicle at a time......
















And in my experience it is typically women who have ridiculous keyrings like that. I dated a gal once back in the stone ages whose keyring took up half her damn purse, and her purse was pretty darn big. (But she was a hottie, so.....)
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:41 PM   #12
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I must be an oddball since each of my cars' keys are on separate keyrings and my house keys are on yet another separate keyring. I mean, I can't drive more than one vehicle at a time.....

I got tired of that quick. Just put a house key on each car key ring and be done with it.
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:27 PM   #13
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That's all you need. Everything else is on a separate lanyard. I still need to swap to the updated ignition cylinder.
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That's all you need. Everything else is on a separate lanyard. I still need to swap to the updated ignition cylinder.

Dang. Im close. Just have the house key and work fob with mine
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I got tired of that quick. Just put a house key on each car key ring and be done with it.

Well, my daily has a push button start so it doesn't even need to be on a keyring, just in the change pocket of my jeans and never really leaves there unless I need to dress up for some silly reason. I enter the house through the garage most of the time, rarely even need to dig the house keys out of my pocket. I probably dig them out more often to get into my storage building than I do the house.
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Neither had the recall done.

Thatís because there never was a recall.

My company manufacturers a lot of parts and assemblies in China. Itís not all shit as long as you have the quality control in check.
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I do not think that the dumb design fails because of dumb design. I do believe that if the casting was of better material, the issue would not exist. China, one must admit, has an incredible grasp of the concept of 'cheap s*h*i*t'.

The manufacturer in China didn't select what material was to be used for the casting. Blame Holden.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:43 PM   #18
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New Steering Lock Part

This one is MADE IN SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yea!!!
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