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Old 08-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #341
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just got mine replaced today, looks good for now. lets see how long it takes to start up again.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #342
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Great. This is going to be the new "convertible top" issue where a ton of have this problem but GM does not give two shits.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #343
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I just noticed this as well. :(
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #344
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Great. This is going to be the new "convertible top" issue where a ton of have this problem but GM does not give two shits.
I wouldn't put a bubbling of this piece in the same catagory as the top problems. At least bubbles won't develope into leaks and flood the interior.
This is a new issue dealing with 2012's hopefully not with 2013's. I am sure that this is not being ignored and will be fixed. It just takes time.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #345
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I wonder if anyone has tried the trick used to get air bubbles out of vinyl stripes, using a fine needle to open a small vent hole and work the air out the hole.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:48 PM   #346
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I wonder if anyone has tried the trick used to get air bubbles out of vinyl stripes, using a fine needle to open a small vent hole and work the air out the hole.
I was thinking about that just today actually. It could be possible that the glue/materials used are having an unexpected problem where they are gassing off and the air has no place to escape. If that was true though, it should be worse under extreme heat and mine developed back in the spring I think. I also would venture to guess that the vinyl expands and contracts slightly with the heat during the day and piercing it could cause it to rip on its own over time at the point where you pierced it.

Just speculation on my part. Still haven't had time myself to take the car to the dealer.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:14 PM   #347
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I was thinking about that just today actually. It could be possible that the glue/materials used are having an unexpected problem where they are gassing off and the air has no place to escape. If that was true though, it should be worse under extreme heat and mine developed back in the spring I think. I also would venture to guess that the vinyl expands and contracts slightly with the heat during the day and piercing it could cause it to rip on its own over time at the point where you pierced it.

Just speculation on my part. Still haven't had time myself to take the car to the dealer.
It gets pretty hot in a closed up car even in springtime in Fla, I don't recall anyone reporting this problem during the winter months. I bet since the material and what it is glued to is not breathable maybe that causes the bubbles to form. If either the material or what it is glued to was breathable these bubbles would never form. But that is my opinion.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:43 PM   #348
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I wouldn't put a bubbling of this piece in the same catagory as the top problems. At least bubbles won't develope into leaks and flood the interior.
This is a new issue dealing with 2012's hopefully not with 2013's. I am sure that this is not being ignored and will be fixed. It just takes time.
I know, neither would I but still. The point remains that out of all the cars I have ever had, This and my old vert have been the most problematic.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #349
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ok went to dealership had the dash looked at (confirmed bubbles)as the state DISBONDING but there is no fix at this point so they dont want to tear dash apart and do it again in 6 months if chevy has not fixed a running part,second they found a recall on a airbag light had that done ,third they say my air conditioner is working as normal (i guess) and 4th when i press in my clutch at times it unloads in the rear end (thunk sound) the say thats normal as well per chevy should there be a softer dampener in rear than there is ??? just checking at this point but with the dash sorry on a tangent should i wait please help customer service
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #350
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ok went to dealership had the dash looked at (confirmed bubbles)as the state DISBONDING but there is no fix at this point so they dont want to tear dash apart and do it again in 6 months if chevy has not fixed a running part,second they found a recall on a airbag light had that done ,third they say my air conditioner is working as normal (i guess) and 4th when i press in my clutch at times it unloads in the rear end (thunk sound) the say thats normal as well per chevy should there be a softer dampener in rear than there is ??? just checking at this point but with the dash sorry on a tangent should i wait please help customer service
I am sorry to hear of this! If you could please send me your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage, and involved dealership so that I can research the issue you are experiencing further.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #351
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ok i had my 2012 dash done yesterday.........This guy took a fine needle type of devise and injected glue into the bubble area ,,not just any glue some stuff that he was only suppose to have.......i must say i cant tell anything has been done to the dash.... it looks good and i would say that 98% of the bubble is gone and the only way you can tell is if you run your hand across it as you still feel a pee size spot .........all in all i am satisfied with the spot .......my dealer said there is no cases out there that have been reported and i was the only one he knew that had this problem..... he also told me that if its starts again to come back and we will replace the dash but also commented that when you do that there is always some kind of scratch or some miss connection that could look or act worse.....
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #352
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ok i had my 2012 dash done yesterday.........This guy took a fine needle type of devise and injected glue into the bubble area ,,not just any glue some stuff that he was only suppose to have.......i must say i cant tell anything has been done to the dash.... it looks good and i would say that 98% of the bubble is gone and the only way you can tell is if you run your hand across it as you still feel a pee size spot .........all in all i am satisfied with the spot .......my dealer said there is no cases out there that have been reported and i was the only one he knew that had this problem..... he also told me that if its starts again to come back and we will replace the dash but also commented that when you do that there is always some kind of scratch or some miss connection that could look or act worse.....
I would tell them if they scratch or damage anything in the interior when they are doing any type work they will be responsible for replacing that too. It is BS to try to keep you from having work done by telling you if they do they will end up scratching something else.
Before they do any work I would take some pictures of the dash as it is and then if they damage something you have proof that it was ok before they worked on it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #353
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I would tell them if they scratch or damage anything in the interior when they are doing any type work they will be responsible for replacing that too. It is BS to try to keep you from having work done by telling you if they do they will end up scratching something else.
Before they do any work I would take some pictures of the dash as it is and then if they damage something you have proof that it was ok before they worked on it.
your right and i agree with you 100% but the fact of the matter is this .......these guys that do this kind of stuff in principle are your local guys you either get a guy thats a pro or an average joe that messes things up time after time again....ave joe is for the most part 75% of the time is the guy you get to do this kind of thing....these guys learn as they go......
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #354
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your right and i agree with you 100% but the fact of the matter is this .......these guys that do this kind of stuff in principle are your local guys you either get a guy thats a pro or an average joe that messes things up time after time again....ave joe is for the most part 75% of the time is the guy you get to do this kind of thing....these guys learn as they go......
No matter who does the job they are still responsible to make it right.
I had to have a piece of the dash in my Saturn Sky replaced. and when I got it back I noticed marks on the dash where someone had used a screwdriver to pry it apart. not the right way to do it of course. Well when I brought it to the service manager's attention they immeadately ordered an entirely new dashbord for my car. They said that the guy working on it sometimes takes shortcuts and this was his last chance. Evidently some never learn as they go, they fired him then and there. They also offered me for free, any Saturn acessory for my trouble, I chose a Saturn Sky Car cover.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #355
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Hi brandon not an issue with dealership they were strait up i understand no fix at the moment for the dash issue but my other two items that i have stated were not completely answered there are so many threads on here that chevy knows about this and they are fixing? i will pm u my info i just want a yes or a no on what chevy claims are normal in reguards to design and function
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I would tell them if they scratch or damage anything in the interior when they are doing any type work they will be responsible for replacing that too. It is BS to try to keep you from having work done by telling you if they do they will end up scratching something else.
Before they do any work I would take some pictures of the dash as it is and then if they damage something you have proof that it was ok before they worked on it.
Why have we sunk so low in business that a discussion like this has to be held?
What is happening to the auto industry?
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #357
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good news from the dealer today!!!! my service manager spoke to GM's tech team today, and said that they have been working with the plastic manufacturer for a permanent solution and will pulling their inventory of faulty dash trim pieces. I was also told that they will be putting out a TSB very soon. Finally getting somewhere.
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