holden help

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00
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i have a bent chassi on my Rodeo and was told it would be covered under warranty in Darwin but now back in Sydney Holden doesn't want to cover it
I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experince or could offer me some advice as what to do

Regards Big Fella
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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00
Ship it back to Darwin??? Or maybe get the Darwin dealer to organise for a dealer in Sydney to do the job.

Just my 0.02c worth.....
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Follow Up By: Big Fella - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00
leroy have contacted the Darwin Dealer and he has told the holden customer service the situation but they still aren't going to the repaire

Regards Big Fella
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Reply By: lindsay - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00
saw one in the Simpson a couple of years ago broke clean in half. 2 nd time it had happened to this vehicle. Holden would not cover it , Insurance would not cover it cost $3600.00 to recover it from the desert . Seems a common problem so much so that Holden have modified later models and you may get a retro fit to strengthen it.
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Follow Up By: Big Fella - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00
lindsay have ever come across some one recently with this problem as i am trying to get as many people together as possible to see if we all can help each other out

Regards Big fella

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Reply By: Andrew - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Hey guys, how are these bent chassis occuring, fatigue?.. or extensive towing?.. or abuse?
The only one I have heard of was towing a big boat over rough roads..
The undulations keep the rear hitting the bump stops and eventually bent the chassis above the diff housing..
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Follow Up By: Big Fella - Thursday, Oct 03, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 03, 2002 at 00:00
Andrew i don't know why it has happened but it must be a design fault because they have a genuine part to fix the problem. While i was in Darwin there was one having the same problem fixed and was covered under warranty.

Regards Big Fella
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Reply By: Liundsay - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Big fella. I have not heard one one recently,however a mate of mine has a rodeo 1 year old & has been talking to the holden dealer who he purchased it off. He is trying to get his model strenghtened with this supposed retrofit I could find out more if you want. lcfben@bigpond.com

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Follow Up By: Big Fella - Thursday, Oct 03, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 03, 2002 at 00:00
liundsay that would be great if you could and what state and dealer is he with

Regards Big Fella
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Reply By: lindsay - Friday, Oct 04, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 04, 2002 at 00:00
bigfella will see the bloke at the week end who owns the rodeo and will seek more info if I can get it e mail me direct if you wish.
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Reply By: Trevor - Friday, Oct 04, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 04, 2002 at 00:00
Big Fella. Have a rodeo myself and am concerned by your post. Tell me more. What model do you have?. Is this problem isolated to a
particular model?. Where do I start looking for the problem. What's to G. O. As you may have gathered, I'm starting to panic. Your early reply
would be appreciated. Regards T
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Follow Up By: Big Fella - Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00
Trevor i have a 1999 LX dual cab turbo diesel. I don't know if it is a problem with a particular model. The first i started to notice there was a problem on mine was when the gap between the canopy and the cab started to increase other than that there was no other signs.
I have had no luck with Holden so i am now taking my complaint to consumer affairs. The only thing i can to suggest is you look at having the chassis strengthend because if this happens Holden will say that you have overloaded your truck.

Regards Big Fella
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Reply By: sails - Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
G'day Big fella,
by now I expect you should have a good idea just where the crack or bend is happening. as I have just recently purchased a '98 Rodeo 2.6 LX 4wd with 160,000 on the clock, I wondering if I should be out there on my back looking for tell tale signs.
After reading your forum messages I logged onto another site I got from google (cant remember which one it was) which was a Subaru club drive through the centre, accompanied by a Rodeo dual cab with a load on the back. There is a photo of the Rodeo with its back broken, but you cant see if the chassis broke directly behind the cabin, or if it happened above the bump stops. What ever , it does not do anything to add to my confidence , or loss of it, in the vehicle !!
cheers and good luck with it.
sails
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