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Old 07-20-2014, 01:29 PM   #43
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Your argument is invalid.... this is NOT a federally mandated recall. GM is being proactive.
While it was a proactive recall by GM, they filed it with the federal government, so federal law applies. That is why the dealers could not deliver any new cars without the modified fob/separate key, per GM mandate.

As to current owners with the switchblade key, the recall is not mandatory. It is mandatory on all new cars sold.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:20 PM   #44
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While it was a proactive recall by GM, they filed it with the federal government, so federal law applies. That is why the dealers could not deliver any new cars without the modified fob/separate key, per GM mandate.

As to current owners with the switchblade key, the recall is not mandatory. It is mandatory on all new cars sold.

.... Which is why I had no say in the matter when I just bought the car.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #45
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A special thank you to SinisterZL1; I put the key in a vise (again, a must have for any garage), and cut into the plastic with a metal blade.

The key came out and I was left with just the metal "key" portion.

I went to Lowes and bought super glue - the gel though. Also bought #19 nails -- these were the thinnest that would go through that hole.

I will have to cut the nail to length, then gel it into place but in the meantime, I used the super glue/gel and put the key into the fob part then used a clamp for about 30 minutes.

Complete success. I will use the nail in a day or two to give it the extra strength but for now it isn't going anywhere.

I can't thank you all and this board enough. The recall was bogus and now we can all have our keys back!!!!

Good job. Glad everything worked out for you.


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Old 07-21-2014, 09:08 PM   #46
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Yes is started with a switch blade fob but the factory recall removes the key blade and sticks it in an rubber end key nub. I ground the nub off and installed it on the empty switchblade fob as they leave the factory hinge in place in the fob. I hate having the standard key and a fob after have the switchblade on my 2012 ss. So much nicer. I left the second set of keys alone for now.


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SinisterZL1, where did you get the pin for the key? I have the blanks for reversal, but need the pin to put it back together the way it was meant to be.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:27 PM   #47
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SinisterZL1, where did you get the pin for the key? I have the blanks for reversal, but need the pin to put it back together the way it was meant to be.

I had the pin in my garage in my bolt bin and have no idea where or when I bought it. You should be able to find something that will work at a local hardware store.


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Old 07-21-2014, 09:33 PM   #48
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I bought loctite gel and attached the key to the slot. Worked fine and very secure.

Also, I bought #19 nails that I was going to cut to length and put through the hole with some of that gel on it.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:09 PM   #49
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The pin is a 1/16" roll pin 3/8" long. Ace hardware sell them
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:49 AM   #50
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Camaro 2010 FOB Recall

I just received my recall yesterday,asking me to bring in my 2 FOBS,Is it compulsory to have this recall done.
If I ignore it, will it affect my insurance,and if I had a accident due to the FOB,would my insurance become void,because I never acknowledged the recall.
Also when they change the FOB ,do they just remove the blade and return the FOB attached to the new key.

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Old 09-30-2014, 08:52 AM   #51
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I just received my recall yesterday,asking me to bring in my 2 FOBS,Is it compulsory to have this recall done.
If I ignore it will, and something did happen and a accident happen due to the FOB,would my insurance become void,because I never acknowledged the recall.
Also when they change the FOB ,do they just remove the blade and return the FOB attached to the new key.

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Yes they will remove the blade from the fob and give you the fob back in nothing in its place.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:55 AM   #52
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Yes they will remove the blade from the fob and give you the fob back in nothing in its place.
You say I get the fob back ,nothing in it's place,but I would get the new key ,is that correct.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:45 PM   #53
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You say I get the fob back ,nothing in it's place,but I would get the new key ,is that correct.

Yes. Google "camaro keyfob recall" you will find a picture
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:23 PM   #54
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Just wanted to add my two cents. I just did this with my 2011 2lt. I took it in, and how it was explained was basically a faulty ignition switch. I let them do the recall (stupid me, I know) and to my surprise, my blade from the fob was gone.

I bought a Dremmel and cut off everything and not hitting the blade. I ran it outside to the car, put blade into my fob, and it fired right up. Very happy to know I have my switchblade back after an idiot move.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:37 PM   #55
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Just wanted to add my two cents. I just did this with my 2011 2lt. I took it in, and how it was explained was basically a faulty ignition switch. I let them do the recall (stupid me, I know) and to my surprise, my blade from the fob was gone.

I bought a Dremmel and cut off everything and not hitting the blade. I ran it outside to the car, put blade into my fob, and it fired right up. Very happy to know I have my switchblade back after an idiot move.
Your dealer is wrong. Recall was NOT for a faulty ignition switch on the Camaro. It was for the possibility that your knee could hit the keyfob while the car is running and possibly turning off the ignition while the the car as in motion.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:01 PM   #56
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For what it's worth, I bought a new fob with the key blank in it the other day because buttons on old fob were worn out. Took it to local locksmith. He cut it right there for 25$ good to go.
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