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Old 08-09-2009, 07:51 AM   #35
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I've had my car for just over two weeks and I've noticed the paint peeling off on my drives rear quarter as well. I need to take it into the dealer to have it looked at.

Is there a bulletin on this at all, or did your dealers know off hand what to do? I don't want a simple re-paint, I would like the issue resolved.
I saw a used one on the lot with that problem today. Is this what it looks like or is it even worse? I can understand a new owner wanting it to be perfect but I almost think I'd just live with this problem. Maybe it's just my personality not caring about a few little things that make no difference.

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Old 08-09-2009, 08:23 AM   #36
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I want to get a Camaro so bad a month ago. Now I am glad I found this site and found out there are so many problems with this. Not good for GM at all.
Let me get this straight. 30,000 Camaros so far and only two pages of problems on this thread? I, for one, have found NOTHING wrong with mine. No pinging, clicking, peeling, poking, protruding, or popping.

Not dismissing anyone who has found flaws, but let's keep this in perspective.

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Old 08-25-2009, 07:16 PM   #37
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This is a really good thread to inform us of others findings as they get comfortable with their new cars. Without repeating all of the support for GM and their R&D division requesting parts be sent in for investigation, let me give you a body/painters perspective.

1. ABS adhesive agent failure (third party)
2. ABS Plastic failure/Chemical flaw (third party)
3. Bad batch of paint (third party)

That is what R&D wants to figure out. Let them do their work and continue to provide the services that they have to us. Why else would we pay $35K+ for a car?

Answer: Because we know its gonna get done right. Just have to let them look into it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:58 AM   #38
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I saw a used one on the lot with that problem today. Is this what it looks like or is it even worse? I can understand a new owner wanting it to be perfect but I almost think I'd just live with this problem. Maybe it's just my personality not caring about a few little things that make no difference.

Great pic, camero! That is the same exact problem I have on my Silver Ice Metallic car, but I am just going to wait it out and get fixed later because it's not a huge inconvenience.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:14 PM   #39
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Camero,

that is exactly the problem, great picture, we got ours painted after having the car awhile. People need to look for this issue. It's not a show stopper but there is something in the essembly process causing it.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #40
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I had the same problem in the same area. Dealer advised they would remove rear bumper panel and repaint to fix the problem. I decided to wait and see if it gets worse before repainting the entire rear end. Dealer said this type of flaw is covered under GM's 3yr/36K warranty and can be fixed at anytime during the warranty period.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:47 AM   #41
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Got my 2SS/RS 3 weeks ago and dealer has had it more than me! Anyone have a CD player not working? Didn't work from day one! The display shows a CD in but when you press eject it says CD ERROR. They are replcing it today (HOPEFULLY) Also having paint problems: It is RJT and has 8 different spots over the entire car...looks like dirt in the paint...also has 2 drips (hood and rear quarter panel near gas cap)...2 scratches on the back bumper (they were there when I went to pick it up)...body shop is now workign the issue. Couldn't wait to get it...not happy yet!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:53 AM   #42
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I have the same problem.... Not as bad. Will get it fixed when I take it to the dealer...
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:45 PM   #43
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Same problem here on my CGM, in the exact same spot. I had to wait 3 months to get my car and I already have to give it up for 2 days for them to re-paint the bumper!
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:07 PM   #44
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I saw a used one on the lot with that problem today. Is this what it looks like or is it even worse? I can understand a new owner wanting it to be perfect but I almost think I'd just live with this problem. Maybe it's just my personality not caring about a few little things that make no difference.

Mine looks like this on both sides. Headed to dealer Today.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:20 PM   #45
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Hey SS4PK- don't let them mess up that beautiful car with some bogus touch up paint! So far, I have no issues with the paint peeling. I have a rock chip in my windshield! Boo hoo!
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:58 PM   #46
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I picked my car up Thursday of last week 9-3-2009 and it already has this same paint issue. It looks like they are tightening the bolt to tight in this area causing the body panels to push to hard against each other causing the paint to peel up a bit. To much torque when bolting them together will cause this. Specially when one panel is made of urethane and one is steel. Mine is just like the photos shown here and in the exact same place. If you notice, the paint is peeling on the urethane panel, not the steel one.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:04 AM   #47
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Paint problems.

I am also having the same issue with my new Camaro. The paint is flaking off in several different areas. Doors, bumper, etc. I am currently working with the dealership to see if they fix it....we will see how it goes.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:54 PM   #48
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Paint Problems

I love my Camaro. But, it has started flaking off paint on the hood, mirrors, etc. They are very small flakes so far, but there are probably 8-10 of them showing now. I bought the car in September 2009. The dealership has initially said it should be under warranty and to bring it in and let the service people take a look. So, I'm hopeful they will do the right thing but will have to wait and see.

GM did such a great job on this car. I get compliments all the time and sincerely like the car. But, I find it hard to believe that after producing millions of cars, they don't know how to paint one properly.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:39 AM   #49
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I love my Camaro. But, it has started flaking off paint on the hood, mirrors, etc. They are very small flakes so far, but there are probably 8-10 of them showing now. ... I find it hard to believe that after producing millions of cars, they don't know how to paint one properly.
I find it hard to believe too! Can you take some pictures of them? Are they just spontaneous flaking of paint or when you say flakes are you talking about stone-chips on the leading edges of the front of the hood and mirrors? Post some pictures and let us know what they said!

Although I hope I don't start something like this! http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm...m&File_Id=5136
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:11 AM   #50
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Any news on this, i just recieved my car 2-3 weeks ago and i have the exact same issue. Drivers side only on mine, but almost identical paint tear/chip as below.

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Old 04-13-2010, 08:37 AM   #51
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UPDATE!!!

Ok. I just got off the phone with GM Customer Service. The first step that all of you have to do is contact your dealer (that you got the car from) to make the case known. Then contact GM customer care to open a trouble ticket. The paint is covered under warranty and if a defect is the cause then it will get repaired. I informed the Customer Service rep. that i have these bubbles and paint issues in spots where i would have to be standing and tossing rocks, to get the marks. He understood. I told him that several of my fellow owners are having the same issue, he stated that this is a reoccurring issue that they are taking on a case by case basis. I will be heading to my dealership tomorrow to make them aware and he said he will follow up with my dealer and call me on Thursday. So for all of you go to your dealer first, then open a ticket with GM, and begin the process of getting the issue resolved. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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