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Old 04-27-2012, 07:30 AM   #29
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Can you press on the area and feel a loose space between it and the dashboard? Mine sort of looks like that in a small area, but when I press on it, there is no give at all. It seems attached to the surface below it.

Also, if you look at it from the side, can you see the raised spots from that angle? Mine looks pretty flat from the side, so I'm not sure if I have this problem (yet) or not.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:07 AM   #30
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I'm always paranoid about dash damage from sunlight. That's why the first thing I do is get the windows tinted dark, and I always put up a windshield shade when parked in the sun.

@ 900 miles as of this morning, dash is perfect. I'll keep a sharp eye on it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #31
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Glad it's not an issue on our '10's-11's!
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:16 AM   #32
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Landau top adhesive should hold it down permanently if it is seperating from the plastic dash, but that isn't exactly easy to obtain.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:27 AM   #33
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Mine looks fine and it's the same as the pics since I drove it off the lot. It looks like leather stretched over plastic, which looks much better than plastic... If an edge lifted or something then I'd care.

EDIT: No "give" to it.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:01 AM   #34
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Just curious cuz I have a 2010, but is the dash even real leather or is it just like the leather on the rear seats, which is not real.
Not sure if it's real....it looks and feels like leather to me. It's nice upgrade from the 10-11 dash, but not if it's going to start falling apart. No problems on mine yet, but I'll be keeping an eye on it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #35
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Oh crap. I'm getting visions of C5 Corvette doors. Same thing happens (to some). Not good.

The Corvette leather is vacuumed/glued on and there are little sealed holes on the back of the door skin. I don't know if it would be the same for the Camaro leather on the dash, and frankly I can't see a way to get behind it.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-g...up-how-to.html

This is a how to on that process. Someone may be able to use part of the write-up to find a fix or a DIY. Good luck OP, hope this gets fixed for you!
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #36
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its definitely because its a triple curve in the area. As everything contracts and expands it pulls it away from the dash carrier, this is ultra common on alot of older exotic cars, thats why now you rarely see leather wrapped in an indent bordered by two humps. It's a bit of a cardinal rule of upholstry and surprised GM did this. I could see them TSBing this to swap in to a 10-11 dash carrier. It's just a bad idea on a dash they coulda left as it was and just upgraded the console stack, dash cluster etc. Hizzah!!!!! for my bland plastic dash lol.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #37
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The strip of dash just under the center vents has a bubble in it that seems to have formed over time (I know it wasn't that way a few months ago).

Anyone else have this?
When I wipe that area of dash it makes a popping, crackling sound. I'm guessing the glue has lost its hold and it's just a matter of time before a bubble appears.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #38
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We have a 2011 RS V6 that is my daily driver to and from work. I am one of the bad Camaro drivers that puts about 20K a year on my car.

We also have our weekend car (actually my wife's that she lets me think I have some ownership in) which is the 2012 2SS 45th Anniversary package. That is the one having the issue.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:52 PM   #39
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Mine visibly move around and you can see where air has filled in to the bubbles.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #40
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Yes, I was going to post the exact some thing until I found this thread. I can replicate your image 100%. Mine is bubbling in the exact same spot.

Will post photo when I get home.

I understand its just a bubble, but I didn't put my money into something new to have an inferior quality dash panel come apart. Talking to my dealer soon.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #41
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If it's a widespread enough problem, they will issue a TSB to address it. Unless you're nearing the end of your 3/36 warranty, it would be best to wait to see if a TSB comes forward. Why? If you don't, they'll just put the same inferior design right back in the defect's place. Don't know about any of you, but I really don't want a tech tearing into my interior any more than is absolutely necessary. If anything, have them draw up an invoice to show the complaint, but don't let them fix it. That will at least make GM aware of the issue. My $.02
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #42
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Prob not. They likely will just glue it back down instead of replacing it.
+1 i agree..
only a problem of not enough glue..
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