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Old 10-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Master cylinder cap recall

Dont know if this was already posted. But apparently there is a recall on the cap on the master cylinder. I had fluid all over the top of my MC and took it to the dealer, they told me it was recalled. Checked my wife's 2013 and she has fluid all over the top of hers too. Check it out guys. Dont know the new part #.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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I noticed the same thing with my 2012 last week I guess I need to take in to the dealer I have a list of things for them to look at.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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I checked mine and all it's all dry. My 2010 SS did leak like some back then but was due to being overfilled at factory.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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Yes, mine leaks alot. I've wiped it a dozen times allready. Glad they did a recall on it.

Now if I can isolate the clunking sound I'll be allright.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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Great... My 01 SS leaks all the time. I hope this isn't happening with the ZL1 now.

I guess I'll wait for the recall and take it to the dealer.
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Is it a recall or simple TSB?
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....thanks for the heads up!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #8
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Is it a recall or simple TSB?
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Because having your brake fluid leaking out is in no way dangerous, cant imagine doing a recall cause that would cost money.........

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #10
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Yes, mine leaks alot. I've wiped it a dozen times allready. Glad they did a recall on it.

Now if I can isolate the clunking sound I'll be allright.
Are you referring to the clunking sound I shared the audio of last week?
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #11
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I also had them deal with my dashboard emblem, and the molding at the bottoms of my windows.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:47 AM   #12
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I replaced my cap a few months back and it still gets fluid on the master cylinder. Is there an improved cap now?
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:22 AM   #13
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #14
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Mine is bone dry but I only have 2k on the car.

Is the TSB just a new cap? or some kind of seal they add.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #15
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I replaced my cap a few months back and it still gets fluid on the master cylinder. Is there an improved cap now?
I had mine done in May per the TSB. The cap was different than the original, and it solved the problem. So, yes, apparently an improved cap exists.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:16 PM   #16
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yes, it was a new cap
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #17
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Is this TSB for 2012s only or for 2013s as well? Also, is this TSB for all cars or only for vehicles up to a certain VIN number?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:30 PM   #18
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Just a heads up, check the paint beneath your cylinder.

I've got paint peel beneath the cylinder on my gt500 (and others) as they were overfilled at the factory.
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Sorry if this is a stupid question:

TSB = Does one have to be responsible to pay for the new cap?
Recall = at dealer's expense?

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #20
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Sorry if this is a stupid question:

TSB = Does one have to be responsible to pay for the new cap?
Recall = at dealer's expense?

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I didn't pay for anything
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #21
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I didn't pay for anything
I am glad you did not have to pay; I'll check with my dealer's advisor
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #22
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TSB's are covered under 3/36 warranty, or powertrain warranty, depending on the component in question.

Recalls are covered regardless of time or mileage.

Campaigns are covered within limits set by the manufacturer.

The brake cap is covered under 3/36 warranty.
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Sorry if this is a stupid question:

TSB = Does one have to be responsible to pay for the new cap?
Recall = at dealer's expense?

Thanks in advance

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TSB's are only done if the customer brings the car in for something, sometimes only if the customer complains specifically about the issue. Theres even cases where the technician may not even be aware of the TSB.

Recalls the company has to send notices out and do the fix on all cars, usually over a set amount of time.

obviously it would cost more money on a recall, because there would be alot of people who will just wipe the fluid off and continue on if they even noticed it, or never need to bring the car in for something else

In either case though you dont have to pay for the fix
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #24
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Not to be redundant but, did we check the Master cylinder to see if it had been overfilled at the factory ? Back in July of 2009 my 2010 2SS leaked from the master cylinder cap, it was because it was overfilled at the factory. Some Dealers thought it was the cap and no one checked the Max level. Just trying to help.
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Great... My 01 SS leaks all the time. I hope this isn't happening with the ZL1 now.

I guess I'll wait for the recall and take it to the dealer.

I can check your VIN for any open recalls or programs. Please provide the VIN in a PM and I will be happy to research it!

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