View Full Version : Replacement Rear Wheel

18-11-2011, 11:04 PM
My 2011 E3 GTS is waiting for a replacement rear wheel after it was damaged it a minor car accident.
The car has been off the road and in the hands of the repairers for 5 weeks. The body work and mechanical repairs
took about 2.5 weeks to complete and now the car is just sitting around waiting for the replacement rear wheel.
The repairers do not want to keep the car in their work shops any longer and my insurance company does not want tohand the car back to me until it is fully repaired.
I can not believe for a locally made car there is not one spare rear wheel available for the current model E3 GTS.

19-11-2011, 02:15 AM
I've got one in my boot, Surley if you went back to the dealership they could sort it out

19-11-2011, 08:52 AM
I contacted my dealer and they said the Wheels are on Back order, sorry there is nothing we can do.
Same story from HSV.

19-11-2011, 10:45 AM
wheel king in melbourne should be able to help.

19-11-2011, 11:40 AM
I spoke to Wheel King he has the E2 GTS wheels in stock, which is the same as the E3 I guess.
Unfortunately he's not a spare parts supplier for the repairers.
What makes this all the more frustrating is the driver of the other vehicle was running a red light and he's an overseas student,
who has now left the country.
Plus he tried to get me arrested for not supplying correct details, discrimination and dangerous driving.

19-11-2011, 05:08 PM
that really does suck.
is it not possible to get a different rear wheel just for the time been?

19-11-2011, 06:33 PM
Its ~$1200 for a single E2/E3 GTS wheel from wheelking.
Surely the repairer can just buy one and claim the invoice on the insurance work.

Probably be cheaper than what HSV are going to charge anyway!

19-11-2011, 06:41 PM
It sucks big time and it's not cool

Anyway I must look on the bright side of life, it will be fix soon.
A friends bother works at Holden HQ and he is mates if the GM at HSV hopefully something will be done on Monday.
If not at least the top man at HSV will know whats really going on out in the real world of HSV customers.