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Vauxhall Astra estate, steering column defect.

The steering column has disintegrated. The bottom bush has broken and the ball bearings fallen out. My local Vauxhall garage advise the whole column must be replaced.
An independant engineer mentioned that Vauxhall have a problem with their steering columns, relevant to Astra's of exactly the age of my vehicle.
I checked verbally with my Vauxhall garage and they said the system does not show a recall for my vehicle. However, they obviously have a self interest not to pursue this. I would like to independantly check this. Can you help?
My car is:
Registration: S214 HJO.
Date of first registration in UK: 07.01.1999
VIN/Chassis/Frame No. WOLOTGF35W8087903

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  • Billo1 Jan 06, 2009

    I have a similar problem but not that bad yet there is a couple of millimetres movement on the steering wheel when it is pulled and pushed. I didn't think it was a big problem but enough to fail the MOT. I took a quick look at it and thought it was just the top bearing but now that I've seen this it must be on the lower bearing as well

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The answer they gave u at the shop is true, there is no kit for that steering
sorry...

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