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Old 05-06-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Exclamation 2010 Camaro PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL: Positive Battery Cable Rerouting


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From homepage: A product safety recall has been issued for certain sold 2010 Chevy Camaros (V8 engine only). The recall is necessary because of a potential shorting problem with the starter making contact with an exposed battery positive starter cable (see member Bumleb’s encounter with this issue HERE).

The procedure will involve a temporary fix and/or a permanent fix. The temporary fix will entail wrapping the battery positive starter cable with protective insulating tape and rerouting the cable to ensure proper clearance between the starter and the battery positive starter cable. The permanent fix will involve the same procedure, except with engine wiring harness tape which is being shipped to all dealers by May 11, 2009.

Dealers will give affected Camaro owners the option of the temporary fix which will allow them the use of their vehicles but require a return visit, or leaving the car at the dealer until the the engine wiring harness tape is received by the dealer.

Thankfully, this recall fix looks to be a fairly quick fix (30 minutes or so) and should have affected owners right back on the roads in no time.
I got a call from the dealer this morning. There is an official recall put out for the battery cable issue. Supposedly we aren't supposed to drive them, they want to flat bed it back to the dealership.... UGH.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:12 AM   #3
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Hmmmmm....
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:13 AM   #4
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I wonder what the fix is? Shielding? New Wires?
I would just zip tie the wires way from the heat if possible for the time being.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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Twilight Zone

I feel like we are in the Twilight Zone or You Just Got Punked.

I know I don;t have my car yet but my heart goes out to everyone who have received it or are still in QC.

Hang in there brothers and sisters.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:14 AM   #6
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:18 AM   #7
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I heard this was just on V8's from another thread? Anyone know?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:20 AM   #8
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Yep mine has been recalled. John Fitzpatrick said it only takes like 30 minutes for the fix and that I should be driving it later today as long as the body shop is done with it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:21 AM   #9
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Yep mine has been recalled. John Fitzpatrick said it only takes like 30 minutes for the fix and that I should be driving it later today as long as the body shop is done with it.


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Old 05-06-2009, 10:24 AM   #10
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Well! At least mine is still on QC hold! I guess that would be a good thing.... unless it caught fire! LOL! That would be my luck though!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:25 AM   #11
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Glad its not a longer fix, get-r-done and get on with production.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:33 AM   #12
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If you're going to buy a first year model of any vehicle, you should be prepared to deal with issues like this. It's the price you pay for being the first one on the block to have one.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:34 AM   #13
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RELAX!! Its a simple fix. What other car comes with the battery in the trunk? Its a small thing that was overlooked from the factory. If you bitch about this uncontrollably, theres no hope for you...call your mommy!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:36 AM   #14
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RELAX!! Its a simple fix. What other car comes with the battery in the trunk? Its a small thing that was overlooked from the factory. If you bitch about this uncontrollably, theres no hope for you...call your mommy!
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RELAX!! Its a simple fix. What other car comes with the battery in the trunk? Its a small thing that was overlooked from the factory. If you bitch about this uncontrollably, theres no hope for you...call your mommy!
Uh.......... Nobody is saying anything negative. What do you mean realax?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:37 AM   #16
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sounds simple enough.i can deal with a 1 hour fix
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #17
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Camaro battery cable fix bulletin from Chevy

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Old 05-06-2009, 10:43 AM   #18
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It's good they've come up with the recall. Perhaps towing is a little excessive, however, I can see that they don't want the car to burn to the ground on your way to the dealer (yes - I'm exaggerating). Either way, at least it's getting taken care of. Maybe, it can be looked at as a good reason to get the oil changed earlier to get the break-in gunk out of the engine

Please keep comments and "THE SKY IS FALLING" comments out of this thread. There are clearly answers in the original post, so there is no need for negative or suggestive comments. GM is taking care of it.
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WELCOME!!! I'm having a problem opening the document, but thank you very much. Hopefully it's just this computer and you all can see it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #20
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Has a fix been made to the production line to eliminate this problem on current and future builds?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:53 AM   #21
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RELAX!! Its a simple fix. What other car comes with the battery in the trunk? Its a small thing that was overlooked from the factory. If you bitch about this uncontrollably, theres no hope for you...call your mommy!

Who's panicking?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:55 AM   #22
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It looks like its just some filing down and tape. Easy fix.
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Umm, Wow! Domestic haters are gonna have a field day with this. I give it an hour before it's up on Jalopnik.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #24
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RELAX!! Its a simple fix. What other car comes with the battery in the trunk? Its a small thing that was overlooked from the factory. If you bitch about this uncontrollably, theres no hope for you...call your mommy!
dodge charger, magnum and chrysler 300 also has a battery in the trunk
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Umm, Wow! Domestic haters are gonna have a field day with this. I give it an hour before it's up on Jalopnik.
and hour??

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