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Old 04-03-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Also, verify that the number of top replacements that were quoted ("4-5 recently") is only 5th Gen Camaros and doesn't include Corvettes. The top on the Camaro is particularly tricky, more so than the Vette.

If possible, it would also be great if the dealership could provide a customer reference that has had the top replaced there so you can see the work. Wishing you the best of luck with it ... keep us updated on the progress!
It was 5 2011-2012 Camaros. I asked this morning.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #19
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Based on their responses that you posted in the two posts above, it sounds as if they do have a clue about the Camaro tops. Push for the full replacement of the top mechanism to prevent recurrance (though they may not be able to go for that this go around). Also, check with GM about extending the warranty on the top and mechanism.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #20
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Based on their responses that you posted in the two posts above, it sounds as if they do have a clue about the Camaro tops. Push for the full replacement of the top mechanism to prevent recurrance (though they may not be able to go for that this go around). Also, check with GM about extending the warranty on the top and mechanism.
Once I get all the documentation from this event, I will be contacting GM about the top. I did get an extended warranty on the car (no plans on modding or tuning it out of warranty) due to it being a vert, but I was told the warranty only covers the mechanics and that the canvas would no longer be covered after the 36k mark.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #21
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Ask and you can get an extended that includes the top. Many of us have that. It would be separate from your current extended warranty.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:22 PM   #22
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Just heard back from the dealership. I was told that this is a flaw in the car's design, and that they have already ordered a new top. They will make the necessary adjustments to the mechanism and have the top replaced next Wednesday. This will include a retint of my rear window.

I was also told that there have been some modifications to the top design as well to combat some of these issues.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #23
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Just heard back from the dealership. I was told that this is a flaw in the car's design, and that they have already ordered a new top. They will make the necessary adjustments to the mechanism and have the top replaced next Wednesday. This will include a retint of my rear window.

I was also told that there have been some modifications to the top design as well to combat some of these issues.
congrats!

Please ask them for the part # of the kit they are ordering for you. There is a new kit due any time now that is supposed to have a different part #. I'll look around for old kit part #.

Update: The last (aka old) kit part # I have found is 22972088 (6/27/12). This is just a top and not a top and mechanism.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #24
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Good Luck, hope it turns out OK for ya
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #25
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I am hoping so. I will get what info I can next week.

She did tell me that out of all the tops they have dealt with, that none have come back. I was also shown that they have 6 GM World Class techs working here as well.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #26
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Once I get all the documentation from this event, I will be contacting GM about the top. I did get an extended warranty on the car (no plans on modding or tuning it out of warranty) due to it being a vert, but I was told the warranty only covers the mechanics and that the canvas would no longer be covered after the 36k mark.
My dealer told me the top gets a new warranty once it's replaced. I've got almost 2 years left on my original whole car warranty, but have had the top replaced once, so that has its own. I told them it would need to be replaced again if they just did the canvas and not the whole mechanism. The manager sighed and said "I know." They told me each new top would get a new warranty until GM decided to get its head out of its ass and fix it for real. I figure they can replace the top once a year and I'll have a lifetime warranty on that bad boy. LOL
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #27
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Get it in writing. Your warranty will be up at 36K. If the new top was replaced at 24k you only will get 12 months or 12K which brings it up to 36K. If you got it replaced at 35k it would be good for another year and 47K. See where I am going with this?
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:01 PM   #28
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This is the piece that wore the spot in the 3rd pic.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:29 PM   #29
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Quick update.

She is still in the shop. The top has been installed, and the recalls/updates ave been completed. However, the tinters were gone by the time everything else was done. The back window ill be tinted Friday morning, then I should get her back.

I was told the top is the updated part and that GM has discontinued the original part.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:34 PM   #30
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my first 4 tops were a shambles. when they replace the top, they get the water bag out of sorts, and then wet carpet every wash or rain. two years of trying to get my car fixed. hope you have better luck.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:04 AM   #31
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my first 4 tops were a shambles. when they replace the top, they get the water bag out of sorts, and then wet carpet every wash or rain. two years of trying to get my car fixed. hope you have better luck.
As do I.

I picked her up at 530 today. This top looks tighter on the frame, but could just be that it is new. It rained all day today, and I did not see any puddles on the floor, but I will be going over her with a fine tooth comb tomorrow.
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good luck!

please post the part numbers of the installed kit. They should be on your invoice.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:23 AM   #33
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As do I.

I picked her up at 530 today. This top looks tighter on the frame, but could just be that it is new. It rained all day today, and I did not see any puddles on the floor, but I will be going over her with a fine tooth comb tomorrow.
You've got to feel the carpet on both sides of the backseat floor.
A small amount of water can soak the carpet padding, but not make a visible puddle.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:27 AM   #34
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I just had mine replaced this week. I got it back yesterday, it is quoted as a 6 hour job but it took them 5 days to get it back to me. The dealer did this themselves which they clearly didn't know how to do. They leak tested it into day 3 and found it was draining into the car. They had some specialist come in to fix that. They did put the recall kit in but I did not ask for any part numbers. A simple cover in the trunk was not put back together properly (lazily looked over) and there is a rattle of a piece of metal in the side of my car that is either something that was dropped down there or something that is loose. They also put a big scratch in the "A" pillar, filled it with touch up paint and were not going to tell me about it. As if I wouldn't notice. Going back Monday to see how they are going to remedy all of this. Had to leave when I picked it up before I really lost it.
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