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Old 01-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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GM is about to completely piss me

so the week before thanksgiving this girl hit me in a parking lot and messed up the front of my car.. no big deal right my car is getting fixed and the estimated time to fix it was a week and a half.. well my dealer had to order a new headlight assembly but it went on back order.. my car has now been there for 8 weeks and GM is telling them is going to be another 2 weeks before it gets there but yet they're assembling new cars everyday with the exact same headlamps .. it cant be that hard to ship me and new headlamp so my dealer can give me car back when they've had every other part on my car ready to go but now they're just waiting on this.. not trying to spark any arguments just needed to vent a little.. and if anyone on here that works for GM knows anyway to help my headlamp get here sooner please let me know
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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you do know if they give you just one person the part you need, they need to do it for everyone...

and before long, there's an issue with production.



believe me, i know the wait hurts (i've been waiting for a speaker to come in since oct) but it's in the better good of all concerned (current and future owners) that things go the way they're supposed it.



sorry you needed the parts to begin with.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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You're not the only guy who needs a replacement headlamp.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:51 PM   #4
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i would never keep my car there for 10 weeks..... i would just not drive at nite
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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it really wouldn't be an issue if they could wire the headlamp up for me to be able to drive it but the girls snapped the piece that secures it down in half.. all im saying is if GM's headlamp manufacturer is able to make them to send them to the plant surely they could make some to ship out for replacements.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:58 PM   #6
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i would never keep my car there for 10 weeks..... i would just not drive at nite
i wish i could but they told me they couldnt secure it to make it street legal :(
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:13 PM   #7
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I decent dealer would "borrow" a headlamp from an unsold Camaro on their lot to get you back on the road again. Have you suggested this ?.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:16 PM   #8
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #9
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so the week before thanksgiving this girl hit me in a parking lot and messed up the front of my car.. no big deal right my car is getting fixed and the estimated time to fix it was a week and a half.. well my dealer had to order a new headlight assembly but it went on back order.. my car has now been there for 8 weeks and GM is telling them is going to be another 2 weeks before it gets there but yet they're assembling new cars everyday with the exact same headlamps .. it cant be that hard to ship me and new headlamp so my dealer can give me car back when they've had every other part on my car ready to go but now they're just waiting on this.. not trying to spark any arguments just needed to vent a little.. and if anyone on here that works for GM knows anyway to help my headlamp get here sooner please let me know
Have your dealer take one off his stockpile of lot cars and put it on your car, seeing how there's such a glut of cars coming out.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #10
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I decent dealer would "borrow" a headlamp from an unsold Camaro on their lot to get you back on the road again. Have you suggested this ?.
i had mentioned it to the parts manager but he didn't go for it
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #11
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what about posting up a request to one of the guys who has their car garaged for the winter?

i'm sure someone would be willing to make a few bucks and have the part sent to them once it's ready.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:38 PM   #12
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didnt think about that.. might be a good idea.. i actually just got off the phone with the parts manager at my dealership and he said he was on the phone all day with GM and he finally talked to someone high enough up that told him they are air freighting it out tonight and it should be here tomorrow... but ive heard that before so we will see what happens tomorrow
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:42 PM   #13
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yeah I had a small issue getting a new headlight as well. It ended up being the idiots at my dealership. They were still telling me they couldn't get me a headlight, after another dealership in the same town ordered one for me and already received it. So, if you don't get one soon, call another dealership and have them look up the part number just in case.



I am also still waiting on a new speaker since late August.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:44 PM   #14
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yeah I had a small issue getting a new headlight as well. It ended up being the idiots at my dealership. They were still telling me they couldn't get me a headlight, after another dealership in the same town ordered one for me and already received it. So, if you don't get one soon, call another dealership and have them look up the part number just in case.



I am also still waiting on a new speaker since late August.
yours get blown out too?
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:46 PM   #15
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yeah I had a small issue getting a new headlight as well. It ended up being the idiots at my dealership. They were still telling me they couldn't get me a headlight, after another dealership in the same town ordered one for me and already received it. So, if you don't get one soon, call another dealership and have them look up the part number just in case.
I am also still waiting on a new speaker since late August.
i contacted every dealer in my area and i got the same answer from every single one of them.. there was only one within 200 miles that had one that they had just got and they wouldnt sell it

a lot of people around here that have them have been waiting on speakers for a while too.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:56 PM   #16
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Welcome to the gang!! Mine only took 3 weeks though. Just got it yesterday. Should have my car back tomorrow!! I had done nationwide dealer searches. Only 1 in CA and 1 in NY, both sold! I checked salvage and junk yards too. There is nothing out there yet!! Best bet is have the dealer talk to his GM sales manager. They can pull one from the line. Mine came straigt from canada overnight. Had it in less than 24 hours (once they finally got around to it). Make sure the have a spac case right away. Also, the more you call them and check on it the sooner they get sick of hearing you call and do something about it. Best of luck to you!!
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #17
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I hit a deer a couple months ago.


okay apparently they come from a warehouse in Michigan thats what I was told when i had to get mine. It took like 4 days to get mine.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:00 PM   #18
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Have them check a scrap yard too...... LOTS of cars already in the graveyard
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:02 PM   #19
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Welcome to the gang!! Mine only took 3 weeks though. Just got it yesterday. Should have my car back tomorrow!! I had done nationwide dealer searches. Only 1 in CA and 1 in NY, both sold! I checked salvage and junk yards too. There is nothing out there yet!! Best bet is have the dealer talk to his GM sales manager. They can pull one from the line. Mine came straigt from canada overnight. Had it in less than 24 hours (once they finally got around to it). Make sure the have a spac case right away. Also, the more you call them and check on it the sooner they get sick of hearing you call and do something about it. Best of luck to you!!
my parts manager said they are over nighting one from michigan so hopefully its here tomorrow.. when my dealer did a nation wide search there was only two in the whole country one in new york and one in virginia.. yeah thats what i go for is just annoy the crap out of them until they eventually just do it
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:03 PM   #20
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I decent dealer would "borrow" a headlamp from an unsold Camaro on their lot to get you back on the road again. Have you suggested this ?.

Ha, no dealer would rip apart a new camaro to take parts off to repair yours. They arent running a junkyard.

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it really wouldn't be an issue if they could wire the headlamp up for me to be able to drive it but the girls snapped the piece that secures it down in half.. all im saying is if GM's headlamp manufacturer is able to make them to send them to the plant surely they could make some to ship out for replacements.
If It takes 3-4months to get a car, why should a new owner wait even longer because your mechanic broke a headlight? It sucks but its a backordered part and you have to wait. I'd be pissed at the mechanic, Try to get something from them as compensation.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:06 PM   #21
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my parts manager said they are over nighting one from michigan so hopefully its here tomorrow.. when my dealer did a nation wide search there was only two in the whole country one in new york and one in virginia.. yeah thats what i go for is just annoy the crap out of them until they eventually just do it
yeah umm that's what they should have done in the first place.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:09 PM   #22
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There is a right side if its a RS on Ebay but it is $375.00 plus shipping.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:11 PM   #23
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Boeing rips parts out of there production line on a regular basis for "Live" aircraft that airliners fly. Why the hell wouldn't GM. The production can't be that tight.
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$808 for the drivers side and $865 (i think) for the passenger side, when you order them through your dealership.
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I hit a deer a couple months ago.


okay apparently they come from a warehouse in Michigan thats what I was told when i had to get mine. It took like 4 days to get mine.
He's just yanking your chain because it's fun to mess with people from California. Deer don't really come from a warehouse in Michigan.
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