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Old 06-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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2000 miles on the odo, total crap out.

Car has 2000 miles on it looked under it ,oil everywhere. Oil cooler leaking, rear main seal leeking heavy. Just great, what a quality product we got here. Headed for a nice long extended stay at the old dealer. For those interested in my progress i will update this thread as I proceed through the process of getting it repaired. We have owned many new sports cars over the years and have never experienced anything like this. Way to go chevrolet, old habits die hard i guess.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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There's no way that every car they produce can be perfect. If that were the case no one would be worried about warranty. Just because one car did this does not make all the others crap. Sorry this happened to you. Hopefully Chevy gets it fixed and back you in a timely manner.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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Update. Well first visit to dealer early summer replaced oil cooler gasket, repaired drivers seat ,installed new sunroof assembly. Paint is falling off the car were the front bumper meets the fender. Car still leaking one week later.
Second visit, car had faulty oil pan. Pan and gasket replaced. car was gone about a week on visit number two.
About a week after i got the car back the second time, car leaking oil same location.
Back to square one. vehicle has leaked oil since day one. Car has 4000 miles on it.
Dealership is baffled waiting to hear back from GM tech center.

This is a nightmare.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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wasn't there a TSB about a gasket leak on the top rear of the V8 engine(check other forum issues here)??
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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There's no way that every car they produce can be perfect. If that were the case no one would be worried about warranty. Just because one car did this does not make all the others crap. Sorry this happened to you. Hopefully Chevy gets it fixed and back you in a timely manner.
Perfect? No, but major failures like these are indicative of a broken quality system.

This is not rocket science.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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Sure there are many tsb's out regarding the camaro, however its not my job to research and deliver this information to there own company. We have built cars from scratch in our little shop that have had less problems than this over the same period of time. We have built at least a dozen small blocks and never encountered a chronic oil leak with any of them, odd.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Update. Well first visit to dealer early summer replaced oil cooler gasket, repaired drivers seat ,installed new sunroof assembly. Paint is falling off the car were the front bumper meets the fender. Car still leaking one week later.
Second visit, car had faulty oil pan. Pan and gasket replaced. car was gone about a week on visit number two.
About a week after i got the car back the second time, car leaking oil same location.
Back to square one. vehicle has leaked oil since day one. Car has 4000 miles on it.
Dealership is baffled waiting to hear back from GM tech center.

This is a nightmare.
I apologize for the frustrations you may be experiencing with the oil pan concern. If you would like, I can set up a case with GM customer service in order to research this further and to contact your dealership. Please provide your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage and involved dealership in a PM.

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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Update 2, on my way to the dealer for the third time to repair the same problem, and the blower behind the dash falls apart and now makes a grinding noise.
Also bottom inside of trunk lid is down to bare steel, lower rear window moulding is abrasive and wore the paint off.
Let's see if we can get this car to stop leaking oil.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:31 AM   #9
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Perfect? No, but major failures like these are indicative of a broken quality system.

This is not rocket science.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #10
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I apologize for the frustrations you may be experiencing with the oil pan concern. If you would like, I can set up a case with GM customer service in order to research this further and to contact your dealership. Please provide your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage and involved dealership in a PM.

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I have had so many issues i gave up on GM....the corperate office is horrible and half don't speak english any more.

I called so many times to rectify my issues its pathetic.

I also have service request numbers....lots.....but all GM does is give you the run around.
Sent me to another dealership to fix the issues.....they got 50% of it right
for 12$ i fixed it on my own
GM owes me ...not only for my tax dollars but for the money i spent repairing the issues myself

next stop....ford F150....coz the silverado i had as a loaner was just as bad on quality...
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:12 AM   #11
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I hear ya, just picked up a 2012 tacoma. I really need a truck to use for work not sit at the dealership all year. Im a gm share holder and im driving a toyota, nice.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #12
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Damn, sorry to hear that. Still no update on the oil leak? Go to another dealer.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #13
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Oil leak turned out to be power steering fluid leaking on the exhaust manifold, from the oil pan change. I still believe it needs an oil cooler however its still at the dealer waiting for a replacement hvac fan. When i pick it up I will check out the oil cooler you can usually see oil running down it. Oh yeah ,car has roughly 4500 miles on it.
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I have had so many issues i gave up on GM....the corperate office is horrible and half don't speak english any more.

I called so many times to rectify my issues its pathetic.

I also have service request numbers....lots.....but all GM does is give you the run around.
Sent me to another dealership to fix the issues.....they got 50% of it right
for 12$ i fixed it on my own
GM owes me ...not only for my tax dollars but for the money i spent repairing the issues myself

next stop....ford F150....coz the silverado i had as a loaner was just as bad on quality...
If you could please provide me the service request number via PM, I will be glad to look into it for you.

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Oil leak turned out to be power steering fluid leaking on the exhaust manifold, from the oil pan change. I still believe it needs an oil cooler however its still at the dealer waiting for a replacement hvac fan. When i pick it up I will check out the oil cooler you can usually see oil running down it. Oh yeah ,car has roughly 4500 miles on it.
We are sorry to hear of this! Please let us know how the service goes when it is repaired.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #16
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Going to try and sell the car privately, hopefully the nightmare will be over soon.
The sad part about it was it leaked oil all summer so i didn't want to take it out of town, basically i never really got a chance to use it. So far out of the last 20 days it's been at the dealer 16. Oh well you know how the saying goes, It was gay while it lasted. Or something like that.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #17
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Picked up the car, nothing broke on the way home , great. Just one little problem someone hyper extended the fuel door and put a dent in the quarter panel. Oh well something is bound to get dented after 16 hrs of service.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #18
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um.. did you buy this vehicle used?

I ask because your profile says you have a 2010, and you posted in June 2012 as only have 2,000 miles.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #19
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The car was brand new feb 1 2012, no kidding.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #20
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The car was brand new feb 1 2012, no kidding.
wow.. that's REALLY messed up then..

how many miles @ delivery?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:15 PM   #21
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About 500 kilometers so, somewhere around 260 miles.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:16 PM   #22
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I knew of another brand new 2010 2ss l99 that just sold a month ago.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #23
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problems can be a pisser for sure.


ask me sometime about my Chrysler 300c.. I loved the car, and modded the hell out of it, but it had some serious factory issues, electronic gremlins and some other stuff.

over $22K in warranty work performed on it in 6 years of ownership ($22k of Chrysler's money not mine)..


For me Lemon Law wasn't an option, and I was very upside down on it most of the time I owned it because of Chrysler's financial problems and the employee pricing crap they did for 2 years (that dropped the bottom out of resale).

but it was all warranty work, as long as it wasn't out of pocket for me I kept it, soon as it became out of pocket it was traded.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #24
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i think the leaks are the biggest problem the camaro faces. honestly though its not a huge deal to fix a leak under warranty. but its funny, i bet a lot of camaro owners are leaking and don't know it. my shop told me it was leaking after i told them to check. lol.

"American cars leak". i heard this on a BMW forum. funny how true it is.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #25
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So paintless dent removal was a totall sucess. This morning I noticed a gurgling sound under dash after hvac fan replacement, looks like Im headed back to the dealer for the 7 th time this summer, sweet.
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