"Xeno Lith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On 6/10/13 8:10 PM, Clocky wrote:
>> "D Walford" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> news:firstname.lastname@example.org eb.com...
>>> On 06/10/2013 4:51 PM, Clocky wrote:
>>>> Yes I remember reading it. What was in the article doesn't back up
>>>> put forward that Holden deem 5-7L of oil usage as normal.
>>>> *One* anecdotal report claims that, and there have certainly been
>>>> oil consumption with the number of V6 Commodores on the road, but to
>>>> them as an example of an oil burning engine when most of them clearly
>>>> is quite disengenious IMO.
>>> There were a lot more than one letter about excessive oil consumption
>>> a period of a couple of weeks, I can't remember exactly how many but it
>>> was around 4 and they all said much the same thing which would indicate
>>> that there are quite a number of cars with the problem,
>> Hardly. People like to whinge when there is a problem, and especially
>> they read others having the same problem. For everyone who complains you
>> don't hear about the 100's that have no reason to.
>>> newspaper isn't going to print every letter they get on the same subject
>>> so the only people who would know the extent of the problem would be
>>> Holden and they aren't likely to make that info public.
>> No manufacturer likes bad press. But Holden always was one of the more
>> companies in that regard. Recalls and reworks were never made secret
>> Ford where they would get done when the car was in for service without
>> customer knowing. Subaru and Suzuki simply don't acknowledge faults.
>> According to them they simply don't occur, end of story.
>> Getting them to pay a claim is almost impossible. Luckily not much goes
>> wrong with them.
>>> Its supposedly a problem with a breather and last time I read anything
>>> about it dealers were waiting for Holden to release a fix.
>> That was released last year or so. There are also plenty of reports of
>> fixing themselves as if it's a running/oil issue. Perhaps people are
>> their oil changed to synthetics too soon or wrong grade.
>>> Any manufacturer can have can have problems with their products but IMO
>>> its how they go about dealing with the problem and the way they treat
>>> customer is what matters, some car dealers stuff people around for the
>>> hell of it whilst others do the right thing.
>> Absolutely, Holden are nowhere near as open as they once were, but then
>> there isn't people lining up to own locally produced stuff these days
> There's a damn good reason for that!
There are numerous reasons.