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Old 05-03-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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Exclamation Potential Huge Problem.... 2010 Camaro Nose Cracks (UPDATE: NOT A PROBLEM AT ALL!)

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UPDATE!!! See below

While I was doing the photo shoot on a 2010 Camaro SS this past Friday, we noticed some cracks forming at the upper corners of the grille. The tech that was assisting us during the shoot said that those happened during a top speed run earlier that week. The car achieved 155 mph, and apparently it lifted the upper part of the nose enough to form the cracks. I'm not sure if this problem has been addressed, or even mentioned before. Surely it can be something that GM can fix by adding more bracing perhaps, or a thicker nose molding. This 2010 SS was a production car, only a week old, so this concerns me.

It might not be a good idea to do any high-speed runs in your new Camaro, at least until we understand the problem and how to fix it first.

UPDATE!!! 8:30PM Sunday

I've been away from the computer most of the day. During that time, I've been informed that the nose on this particular Camaro was a super early production piece, slapped on to get it out the door sooner. GM already knows about the issue, and supposedly it has been taken care of on other cars. Something about a support not being bolted correctly, it wasn't clear what the solution was without seeing the car in front of me.

Anyways, it appears they have a solution. I'm going to re-edit the first post to include this update.

Now, please get back to being buddies instead of haters

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Old 05-03-2009, 08:23 AM   #2
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jesus... gm... noooooooooooooooooooooooo. now im starting to get worried about ordering such a brand new car, before all the kinks could be worked out
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:25 AM   #3
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hate to say it, but it looks like all that so call testing they done, guess something was missed, it's too bad it not perfect, man after 3 year this should not be happening.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:27 AM   #4
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It is a high speed indicator to tell GM if you have been racing your Camaro.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:28 AM   #5
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It is a high speed indicator to tell GM if you have been racing your Camaro.
WARRANTY VOIDED.


Eh, they'll figure out a fix soon enough.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:29 AM   #6
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OH CRAP! ! !

Looks like its happening on both sides of the front facia.....damm...
Besides not hitting high speeds, better not drive in a strong headwind ? ! ?
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:30 AM   #7
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I'm shocked this didn't come out in testing before. Surely GM ran some of the test fleet at high speed. I guess this means we better keep it under 100 mph.

I wonder, if they do correct this down the road, would this qualify for a recall?
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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whine whine whine that's all I ever hear on here anymore. this car's taking to long, where's my car it's been 3 weeks wtf, they shouldn't be putting these cars out if. . .

man it's getting bad. I use to enjoy coming on here now all I do is hit the highlights and get off. but damn can't make people happy. damned if you do damned if you don't.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #9
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It is a high speed indicator to tell GM if you have been racing your Camaro.
Or driving 70 mph against 70 mph hurricane winds
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:35 AM   #10
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We dont know how long the was at 155mph. If it was at that speed for several minutes....then i could see this happening. But if it just reached this speed for a moment....this is pretty disappointing.
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whine whine whine that's all I ever hear on here anymore. this car's taking to long, where's my car it's been 3 weeks wtf, they shouldn't be putting these cars out if. . .

man it's getting bad. I use to enjoy coming on here now all I do is hit the highlights and get off. but damn can't make people happy. damned if you do damned if you don't.

Are you kidding me, concerns about cracking is whining???
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maybe the supplier make a bad batch of bumper, who knows, not a good way to start off, just trying to give GM a brake, now it could Q/C, corvette just looking better and better
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Wow, the car should have been tested and sustained at the max speed for a short time to confirm how the car will hold up.

Most of the public will not hit those speeds but what it does show is a weak spot that over time and continued resistance and body flex will lead too.

I am very sorry about your car and I hope GM takes care of it. Considering you were no using the car as "normal" conditions I would be surprised if they do something about it.
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