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    Eek surely if if it was recall.....

    phoned a couple of vauxhall dealers about the handbrake recall today and they told me me there was no recall and one said its probably too late, if its a safety issue with partial release of the handbrake it shouldny matter when its done as its a recall april 08 i believe it was launched

    car is veccy c 2004/54 sri 150
    chassis number 51003219

    http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/rec...Text=Blank&tx=

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    Engine : 2.2 Direct Petrol

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    I think the 'recall' was for the dealer to put a 'Sticker' on the driver side sunvisor telling you how to use the handbrake (hmmm...).

    The sticker was put on my sunvisor about a year ago whilst the car was in for a service.

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    no it was for a new spring/handbrake

    Concern : HANDBRAKE MAY PARTIALLY RELEASE
    Description : Following a small number of complaints of Vauxhall Vectra and Signum vehicles rolling away due to allegedly defective handbrakes. Vauxhall engineers in conjunction with consultants and other bodies, have conducted rigorous testing and found that provided the handbrake is applied correctly without depressing the release button, the handbrake is perfectly safe.
    Remedial Action : In line with it's priority of continuous improvement, recalled vehicles will be fitted with a modified handbrake mechanism to reduce the possibility of a partial release.

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    As you have proved there was a recall and I doubt they go out of date. I had my Vectra done last September/November.

    I think its time you contacted VX customer services.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    The recall applied to ALL Vectras and Signums which hadn't already had the recall done. You are right it was for the fitting of a stronger replacement spring to prevent the lever from fully releasing to the floor in the event of it somehow releasing itself of it's own accord.

    The sticker pre-dated the recall and advised drivers NOT to depress the button when applying the handbrake presumably to ensure that it would engage properly when applied.

    The only way that it could apply to specific chassis number ranges would be regarding those cars which may have been built with the modification already carried out.

    Given the age of your car, which pre-dates the recall by YEARS, it is indeed possible that it has not been done.

    Assuming the handbrake mechanism is sound, after the recall work, the handbrake should apply itself more firmly and solidly than before the recall.

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    there saying it was only a customer satisfaction programe and letters wre not sent out there now telling me it was done on the 20/10/08 but thats not what the dealers were saying or seeing , the customer satisfaction programme is on until 31/12/2010 then runs out. he did say to me if i had any worries to visit local dealer. they said the dealer would not see that it had been done on the system

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    It was a recall and I know I had a letter in the post. Maybe it's already been done, but they should be able to tell if it has or not.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    yaeh there saying it was done when i phoned gm, but the dealers would not know as there database would not hold the information it would prob be only the dealer that did the handbrake that would have it to hand, i dont know

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    If HQ say it's been done then that's good. Both of mine hadn't been done so they knew. Seems odd that they couldn't tell you though.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    you would of thought there database would allow any vauxhall to be checked at any dealer, gussing as it had been done the hq hold the information to not clog up the dealers systems or something silly like that, does not really make to much sense but maain end result is it looks to have been done

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