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Old 05-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Piss poor window design

Anyone else tired of water pouring in your window when you open it a little after its been raining? I love my Camaro but this window design is piss poor. I'm afraid the window switches are going to short out because the water runs right into them.

The weather strip at the top doesn't channel the water at all. This is a daily driver and I'm in Washington state so I can't drive it JUST on sunny days. Chevy needs to come up with a fix for this. Its not just a couple of drips, water POURS in.

I posted this on Chevy's facebook and I will continue to post it every day until Chevy contacts me. The dealership will be getting frequent vists too!

I know, probably sounds like a bunch of boo hoo hoo.....but come on Chevy, really?
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Never happened to me man.
Really? Mine does it every time and yes I absolutely hate it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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Are you talking about the water dropping in from the roof?
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Are you talking about the water dropping in from the roof?
Yessir, well for me at least.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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Yessir, well for me at least.
Ahh...I did notice this. It is the same on my F-150. So I just assumed it it is like this in every vehicle. So I guess Ford and Chevy can't master it...maybe dodge?
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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So..the problem is,after it rains you open your window and moisture comes in...I say you have a good lemon law case.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:37 PM   #8
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And, you can watch and there is no water dripping down the window UNTIL you lower it a little and then it pours in.

With the road testing and weather testing, it's surprising this flaw wasn't noticed. Or, maybe it was.

Don't think I'd ever take it in to the dealer, though. I don't send back steaks, either.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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Back in the day all cars had rain gutters.
Style, aerodynamics, mpg and wind noise made them go away.
Just consider the camaro deguttered.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #10
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Are you talking about the water dropping in from the roof?
water collects between the roof gutter and the window. when you crack yor window the water runs down that part of the roof and drains in thru the window opening
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #11
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I seem to be having an annoying problem as well.
When ever it rains I put down my window because I don't mind the few sprinkles, but for some reason the weather strip or some other component gathers a bunch of water and it get thrown straight in my car with some pressure
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #12
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Anyone else tired of water pouring in your window when you open it a little after its been raining? I love my Camaro but this window design is piss poor. I'm afraid the window switches are going to short out because the water runs right into them.

The weather strip at the top doesn't channel the water at all. This is a daily driver and I'm in Washington state so I can't drive it JUST on sunny days. Chevy needs to come up with a fix for this. Its not just a couple of drips, water POURS in.

I posted this on Chevy's facebook and I will continue to post it every day until Chevy contacts me. The dealership will be getting frequent vists too!

I know, probably sounds like a bunch of boo hoo hoo.....but come on Chevy, really?

Add the oil leaks to your list, cuz if you don't have one now, apparently our cars leak like sieves.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #13
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I'm afraid the window switches are going to short out because the water runs right into them.
no, it won't short anything out, but it will shorten the life of the switch and it will proably need replaced in 7 or 8 years.


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And, you can watch and there is no water dripping down the window UNTIL you lower it a little and then it pours in.
the problem is that the door doesn't' have a top to it, and whenever you open the door the window comes down an inch. I'm guessing that's what the OP is complain about.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #14
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sounds like a bunch of boo hoo hoo
This.
Jesus dude. Really?
The ridiculous complaints never cease to amaze me.
Im not even sure WTF this thread is about because I dont have this problem.
If you dont like it, trade it in.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #15
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I usually don't open my window when it's raining.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #16
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It'd look piss poor were it not for the design....
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #17
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I have never driven mine in the rain.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #18
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Back in the day all cars had rain gutters.
Style, aerodynamics, mpg and wind noise made them go away.
Just consider the camaro deguttered.
This. ^

When air-conditioning became ubiquitous.
Vent windows and floor vents were also deleted. Which pretty much forced you to buy A/C.

I put a paper towel on the armrest to suck up the rain water.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #19
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #20
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I live in Washington and have not noticed it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #21
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This.
Jesus dude. Really?
The ridiculous complaints never cease to amaze me.
Im not even sure WTF this thread is about because I dont have this problem.
If you dont like it, trade it in.
Yes really...

So if YOU don't have the problem its a ridiculous complaint? Whatever....

Apparently Chevy thinks it is petty and ridiculous too.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #22
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I have never driven mine in the rain.

or the snow!!

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #23
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Easy fix. Don't open your window when it's raining. Better yet, don't drive in the rain.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #24
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Sell the car

It's practically a Camaros heritage to get some amount of water in the interior via the door and window at some point in its life, anyways
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I have never driven mine in the rain.
Because you might get water on your arm?
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