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NoleLife 04-18-2013 12:44 PM

Is this normal? Gap in Dash Trim around gauge
 
I just noticed this today. The car is practically brand new. The black molding of the dash feels hard and solid (not warped) but I can (with a little pressure) push the silver accent piece closer, but nothing clips or holds it in at all. Is this normal?

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...10150878_n.jpg

mr_honez 04-18-2013 12:45 PM

Mine is flush and it's a 2013

The Stig 04-18-2013 12:56 PM

I have the exact same issue. Turned out the part the retaining tab (one on the speedometer) locked into on the dash had broken off.

And the dash is one solid piece, so only way to fix it would be to get a new dash or McGyver it.

el ess A 04-18-2013 01:09 PM

Warranty? Take it in. Let them fix it. Unless you don't trust them to do it right.

dkp2LT 04-18-2013 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by el ess X (Post 6438896)
Warranty? Take it in. Let them fix it. Unless you don't trust them to do it right.

Exactly. I wouldn't even attempt to remove the bezel to look. Take no chances on them blaming you.

NoleLife 04-18-2013 01:56 PM

Looks like the car is going to the dealer... *sigh*

Avenging Orange 04-18-2013 06:54 PM

SUPERGLUE!:lol:

Tyler360 04-18-2013 07:04 PM

Mine was like that when I put it back on after taking it off to do my ABL installation. Turns out all I needed to do was readjust it. One of the clips wasn't going in right But if you haven't touched it, take it to the dealer. Just in case something might be broken :thumbup:

ICTsccaCamaro 04-18-2013 08:28 PM

Ours has the same issue dealer tried replacing the bezel and it looked the same then told us they would need to replace the whole dash I said no thanks didnt want a rattling dash this early in its life

The Stig 04-18-2013 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ICTsccaCamaro (Post 6440580)
Ours has the same issue dealer tried replacing the bezel and it looked the same then told us they would need to replace the whole dash I said no thanks didnt want a rattling dash this early in its life

Yea unfortunately if the tab part on the dash is broken the only fix is to replace the dash.

NoleLife 04-18-2013 10:46 PM

Well, if they have to replace the whole dash, and I plan on doing it eventually, then it would make sense to still do it while I have my bumper-bumper warranty. I am assuming that doing it after it is expired would be several thousand dollars?

My biggest concern, as ICT said above, is that replacing the dash to fix this one small aesthetic issue will cause other problems/rattling later on.

93B4C 04-22-2013 10:40 AM

I just took mine out of storage for a quick spin last week (had been parked since November) when the weather was kind of decent and I had some time. Bang, bezel is just starting to pull away, 355 miles. NOT happy.

MARINE1991 04-22-2013 10:46 AM

Your not going to have any issues let the dealership do it many have taken out there dash to do mods and no one has complained about issues after including me..:w00t::thumbup::eyebulge:

Chevrolet Customer Svc 04-22-2013 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by NoleLife (Post 6439095)
Looks like the car is going to the dealer... *sigh*

Hello NoleLife,

Sorry you have to be inconvenienced with this issue. I understand the frustration of unexpected visits to the dealer. I would like to step in and help you if at all possible. Do you have a preferred dealer? If so, I will be happy to contact them on your behave about this issue and also set up a time for you to visit your that dealer. I can also locate one nearest you if you don't have one currently.

Reggie B.
Chevrolet Customer Care.

93B4C 04-29-2013 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoleLife (Post 6439095)
Looks like the car is going to the dealer... *sigh*

Any update?

Sapper12b 04-29-2013 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by NoleLife (Post 6438829)


Took a look at my vehicle the other day and noticed the same issue. SUCKS!! My bezels look exactly like the picture posted by the OP, now its bothering me ......

93B4C 05-04-2013 06:01 PM

Anyone else have this issue besides us? If so, did you get it fixed or just deal with it? If fixed, did you DIY or bring it to the dealer?

usranger80 05-10-2013 01:00 PM

Mine does it too, has been that way from day 1

429 05-10-2013 02:12 PM

The tab in the bezel is not in its receiver slot. It's a poor design, and I have seen several this way. Often the receiver slot bends permanently and is no longer functional

93B4C 05-10-2013 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 429 (Post 6527871)
The tab in the bezel is not in its receiver slot. It's a poor design, and I have seen several this way. Often the receiver slot bends permanently and is no longer functional

So, should I even bother having the dealer fix it and risk having the same thing happen? :frusty:

CamaroGuyDave 05-28-2013 08:45 AM

I have the same problem in my car. Its a 2013 LS

Jalberdi99 05-28-2013 09:43 AM

same problem here, it freaking sucks. took the bezel to paint it, put it back on and got that stupid gap.

45thAnniversary2SS 05-28-2013 10:12 AM

Same here..

The Stig 05-28-2013 10:49 AM

Has anyone had any luck getting this fixed under warranty?

CamaroGuyDave 05-28-2013 02:07 PM

I am going to take mine to the dealership today and see what they say. I'll post an update.


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