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Old 02-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #18
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Playing with the fresh/recycle function today and seems to be only happening from the fresh air mode. I will continue to play with it to confirm.

I had a 2006 GTO LS2 with a minor oil leak that cause a smell. GM ended up replacing the engine claiming a porous block. I hope not to go there again!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #19
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Playing with the fresh/recycle function today and seems to be only happening from the fresh air mode. I will continue to play with it to confirm.

I had a 2006 GTO LS2 with a minor oil leak that cause a smell. GM ended up replacing the engine claiming a porous block. I hope not to go there again!
Exactly, when fresh air is on is when it smells. I so hope this is not some engine issue. I know a couple ZL1 guys had a smell and needed their rear main seal replaced. I am going to forward this link to my Service Manager (who has been great with my issues) to read again. I am also going to message Brandon from GM customer service to document our issue. I'd like to keep this fresh on the minds of everyone so GM can come up with a fix.


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Old 03-04-2013, 07:36 PM   #20
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nyrfan...anything new?
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #21
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Nothing new, going to be back at the dealer sometime this week.




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Old 03-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #22
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I had an appointment for tomorrow and while driving to my office today I couldn't reproduce the smell so I canceled it. Guess what happened driving home??? SMELL!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #23
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I had an appointment for tomorrow and while driving to my office today I couldn't reproduce the smell so I canceled it. Guess what happened driving home??? SMELL!
I am beginning to notice it happens based on outside temp and not engine temp. Does not happen to me in the mornings but as it sits outside in the sun all day it starts. I'm not sure what could cause that but it's like the sun / outside heat is causing something in the vents / hvac system to produce a smell.


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Old 03-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #24
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Well the smell is still there, and the dealer has not been able to fine the cause of it. Looks like I am going to have to get GM involved at some point.


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Old 03-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #25
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Sorry to hear that. I went this week to dealer...nothing found. They made it sound like it was some what common and that I should wait to see if it burns off. Have about 950 miles will bring it back at 1500 if its still there. I want the new car smell!
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #26
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Sorry to hear that. I went this week to dealer...nothing found. They made it sound like it was some what common and that I should wait to see if it burns off. Have about 950 miles will bring it back at 1500 if its still there. I want the new car smell!
I'm at 2500 miles now and it's not getting less (in fact getting worse) which makes me think its not something that needs to burn off. I'm also noticing that the hotter it is out the stronger the smell.

There is a post in the ZL1 section of people having this smell and it turned out the rear main seal needed to be replaced.

Either way this smell is killing my new car experience.


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Old 03-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #27
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Update, well not really much. My dealer is working to get a GM rep out to look at the car. Let’s hope this is the beginning of getting my issue (the smell) fixed. I will be sure to keep updating this thread.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #28
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Update:

I received some potentially not so good news. After speaking with GM they think it may be my rear main seal (as I feared), I feel like crying. How can I get 2 cars with oil issues /leaks?

Anyway I am scared to ask and not sure that I want to know the answer but how big of a job is this?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:39 AM   #29
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I've started noticing this issue, along with a clicking sound from behind the glove compartment whenever the A/C is on. Kind of sounds like a fan spinning.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #30
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I received some potentially not so good news. After speaking with GM they think it may be my rear main seal (as I feared), I feel like crying. How can I get 2 cars with oil issues /leaks?

Anyway I am scared to ask and not sure that I want to know the answer but how big of a job is this?
That sucks but not too bad...I would prefer to have that then a heater core where they have to take the dash and windshield out! I had a couple of rear seals done on various cars and it shouldn't be any big deal for the dealer. I believe they have to drop the engine and remove the transmission. If this was my problem I would be
happy. Good luck and lets us know how you make out.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:00 PM   #31
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That sucks but not too bad...I would prefer to have that then a heater core where they have to take the dash and windshield out! I had a couple of rear seals done on various cars and it shouldn't be any big deal for the dealer. I believe they have to drop the engine and remove the transmission. If this was my problem I would be
happy. Good luck and lets us know how you make out.
drop the engine and tranny?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:28 PM   #32
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I believe its on a cradle and that means they drop the whole assembly down when it's on the lift. Thats my understanding. Anyone else know?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #33
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So I just got a call from GM corporate and I must say I am extremely pleased how the conversation turned out. While there was no resolution, the path has been started to one. I now fell confident my issue will get resolved and I will be able to begin to enjoy my SS.


I will continue to update the thread as we go along.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #34
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Just curious when you smell this oil odor do you see any smoke coming out from under the hood at a stop or a street light to lead to oil leaking on hot exhaust components??
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