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Old 09-10-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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Panel Gap

Does anyone happen to know what GMs factory tolerances are for panel gaps? I notice the pictured gap in the panel running below the door to the left rear wheel on my 2010 SS. The gap is close to the wheel as you can see and is completely flush against the wheel well. When I checked the right side there is a similar gap but its so small it isn't anywhere as noticable. Anyone else seeing gaps like this in the fifth generation car?
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:48 AM   #2
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it should be completely flush. Try to push it in, perhaps the clip is not seated all the way. If that doesn't work, have dealer look at it during your next visit. It should not be a big deal.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:53 PM   #3
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mine has the same gap and several others i pushed in on mine on the passenger side bumper/concept marker area, and mine keeps popping back out. i guess ima bring it back to the dealership and have them look at it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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Same deal with mine, I push on it and keeps popping back. I'm considering just going to the dealer to see if all of them have the same gap problem. At least its not as bad as the panel gaps used to be in the 60s to early 90s, my 92 Sunbird I drove in high school had inch plus gaps everywhere.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:58 PM   #5
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Most Camaros I look at have this gap. It doesn't inspire confidence in build quality.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:07 PM   #6
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Yeah it just kills me that GM still lets this happen with body panels. Its not like this was sitting at the dealer when the 2010 model rolled out last year. I ordered mine in March so there was plenty of time to get the body fit right in the production cycle. Now granted I know were talking about a really minor thing and chances are most people wouldn't even notice even if they looked right at it, but still... At least powertrain and electronics seem glitch free a half year in, I always worry when I by a first model year car.
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