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Old 05-05-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Damaged Camaro Support Group

I thought I would start a thread for those of us whose Camaros were damaged in transport or even worse shortly after taking ownership. I dont have a pic of the damaged mirror since it was removed prior to my arrival to the dealership but here is pic of the duct tape job to cover the mounting hole in the door.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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You should PM the others.

These damages are actually making me angry, even though my own Camaro hasn't even been pulled yet.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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Why would they put duct tape on it? Now the glue from the duct tape is going to be a pain to get off..
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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I think its up to 5 damaged Camaro5 members cars and 3 who's cars failed QC inspections. Not the start GM needed.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:31 AM   #5
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This stuff happen on all cars, it sucks but with mirrors that do not fold back it will happen more. There is one at my dealer with the same exact issue!
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:46 AM   #6
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ouch, not good. im really dissapointed, just whaaaaaat were they doing with delaying this car so much in the first place??? i thought all these delays and things and last minute quality checks were suposed to fix these nuances and make these things not possible. looks like that did absolutely nothing........lol.
5+3=8, not bad consedering they have made over 5 thousand cars.
well at least all this stuff is under warrenty.lol.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:02 AM   #7
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ouch, not good. im really dissapointed, just whaaaaaat were they doing with delaying this car so much in the first place??? i thought all these delays and things and last minute quality checks were suposed to fix these nuances and make these things not possible. looks like that did absolutely nothing........lol.
5+3=8, not bad consedering they have made over 5 thousand cars.
well at least all this stuff is under warrenty.lol.
GM's QC people aren't letting these cars come out of the factory damaged. QC people aren't the ones saying "oh this one's got only one mirror, it's good to go." These cars were damaged by the people/companies shipping them. A QC check at the factory won't prevent the guy offloading the car from dropping a tie-down chain on a fender, etc. And so far, in each case we've heard about from the guys on here, GM and their dealerships are doing everything in their power to make it right for the customer.
(it's just like when you order something from Amazon.com to be mailed to you, and then the box shows up half crushed. it didn't come from amazon.com or wherever that way, but was damaged by the Postal Service.)
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:14 AM   #8
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Didn't I read the last delay was to make sure QC was going to be as good as GM can make these cars?

I hope these are just start up anomalies. To me that would include shipping and handling.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:19 AM   #9
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It's called human error, the transports are resposible for this damage plain and simple.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:23 AM   #10
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I think its up to 5 damaged Camaro5 members cars and 3 who's cars failed QC inspections. Not the start GM needed.
EIGHT cars .... EIGHT cars out of 8 THOUSAND (NOT counting CFTs)... think about it ... thats really not that bad.

Come on guys, I know it sucks to be THE guy whos care is damaged but seriously, look at the odds, this IS after all the real world and sh*t happens. Lets NOT get on a "GM Bashing Bandwagon" here over such small numbers. If it were 5 or 10% ... I could see being worried but to get your panties in wad over minor damage (mostly due to delivery people who dont even work for GM) ... well ... I just dont think we're being realistic with our expectations here. As for the cars that didnt pass QC, well duh .... thats the whole point of QC! Be glad they caught it, and are fixing it BEFORE you get it instead of having to bring it back and be in a Saturn rental while your friends and neighbors ask "where's your Camaro?"
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:53 AM   #11
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This is the Internet age , everything gets out and everything is known. This is the most highly anticipated car in a long while so it's getting all this extra attention. All this stuff happens to new cars and cars in general but you never heard about before. Please remain calm and realize this is a small percentage of the vehicles.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:56 AM   #12
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Yeah I am pissed my car is damaged, but it is not GM's fault. It is transporters fault.

Also remember most cars you buy off the lot NOT running down and picking them up off the truck. My car would of been fixed and then put on the lot for sale. And it is not just GM cars, a guy I know who works for Honda told me the have the same issues and have had to replace hood's, fix paint and fix dings.

But you would never know this unless you ordered a car and got called to get down there as soon as the car comes in.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:11 AM   #13
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maybe chevy needs a standard foldable mirror or at least make it optional?
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:15 AM   #14
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It pisses me off when it rains but theres nothing I can do about it and it's really not aanyones fault. Accidents are going to happen. I just wish everyone was like me and never made mistakes.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:22 AM   #15
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I was upset that my car had damage but, My dealer took care of it I'm satisfied, shit happens that's life
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:29 AM   #16
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Nice to see a balanced / mature view on this stuff

I worked in a previous job as a production quality engineer for very expensive computing solutions - and same stuff applied - i.e we spent massive time and effort on assuring good quality in the manufacturing line and designing really good packaging and then we would see systems with forklift blades through them, systems dropped from backs of trucks etc...

Sadly this is pretty much a fact of life

The factory will take very good care of its "babies" but once it goes out in the world there are a huge number of other factors which come into play.

Main thing is that the cars are repaired good as new as quickly as possible
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:31 AM   #17
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GM's QC people aren't letting these cars come out of the factory damaged. QC people aren't the ones saying "oh this one's got only one mirror, it's good to go." These cars were damaged by the people/companies shipping them. A QC check at the factory won't prevent the guy offloading the car from dropping a tie-down chain on a fender, etc. And so far, in each case we've heard about from the guys on here, GM and their dealerships are doing everything in their power to make it right for the customer.
(it's just like when you order something from Amazon.com to be mailed to you, and then the box shows up half crushed. it didn't come from amazon.com or wherever that way, but was damaged by the Postal Service.)
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:37 AM   #18
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Sorry, but this thread will change nothing.

Items get damaged in shipping. There is NOTHING you can do about it until after it occurs, because it may never occur. Does it suck? Yeah. Is it GM's fault - absolutely not. This is a DAILY occurrence in commerce.

There will be others, but a 1/10 % is incredibly low.
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Sorry, but this thread will change nothing.

Items get damaged in shipping. There is NOTHING you can do about it until after it occurs, because it may never occur. Does it suck? Yeah. Is it GM's fault - absolutely not. This is a DAILY occurrence in commerce.

There will be others, but a 1/10 % is incredibly low.
I would have to agree with you. But, the tenth of a percent is just the ones we heard about. It will be higher than that but ftmp they do just fine.






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Old 05-06-2009, 08:44 AM   #20
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Geez, these threads are getting out of hand. It won't be long before someone posts that an 18 year old dude just wrapped his Camaro around a light pole. Then, someone will chime in, "I can't believe GM let this happen, no wonder they're going bankrupt!"

I spilled coffee on my shirt this morning, get me Fritz Henderson or Rick Wagoner's head on a plate NOW!

I know, off topic but this thread should have been locked right after Fireresque and Scott's replies. They got it right.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:49 AM   #21
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It won't be long before someone posts that an 18 year old dude just wrapped his Camaro around a light pole.
Well, at least that would be a solid reason why a car is dead. But having so many problems with an extremely hyped car like this, coming fresh off the line can't be good. Especially in the situation GM is in right now.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:57 AM   #22
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EIGHT cars .... EIGHT cars out of 8 THOUSAND (NOT counting CFTs)... think about it ... thats really not that bad.

Come on guys, I know it sucks to be THE guy whos care is damaged but seriously, look at the odds, this IS after all the real world and sh*t happens. Lets NOT get on a "GM Bashing Bandwagon" here over such small numbers. If it were 5 or 10% ... I could see being worried but to get your panties in wad over minor damage (mostly due to delivery people who dont even work for GM) ... well ... I just dont think we're being realistic with our expectations here. As for the cars that didnt pass QC, well duh .... thats the whole point of QC! Be glad they caught it, and are fixing it BEFORE you get it instead of having to bring it back and be in a Saturn rental while your friends and neighbors ask "where's your Camaro?"

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Old 05-06-2009, 03:55 PM   #23
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Well, at least that would be a solid reason why a car is dead. But having so many problems with an extremely hyped car like this, coming fresh off the line can't be good. Especially in the situation GM is in right now.
Like previous posts have said- 8 out of 8000 is GREAT!!!! This wouldn't be in issue at all if it were the Silverado.....
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:00 PM   #24
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This is why you get Jason Statham to transport all the Camaros. Your car will be guaranteed free of any bombs, and broken in. I can't speak for the body condition though..

Off-topic yes, but just wanted to lighten the thread. Seriously. The fact we're hearing about these things and that the numbers are such a small percentage speaks volumes.
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Well, at least that would be a solid reason why a car is dead. But having so many problems with an extremely hyped car like this, coming fresh off the line can't be good. Especially in the situation GM is in right now.
Man, that squirrel catapult is absolutely hilarious. I woke up my gf to come see it. I wish there was another camera showing his flight path!
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