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Old 03-24-2013, 04:55 AM   #1
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out here long island new york.. brought SS 2011 convertable in for wind noise and tape recall fix.. Now when I drive it i sounds like Grannys Dentures are loose and shes got hypothermia..... Any recomendations for a Qualified top shop that can deal with this would be great local dealer not interested or qualified, every time I get it back its worse than before..
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:01 AM   #2
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out here long island new york.. brought SS 2011 convertable in for wind noise and tape recall fix.. Now when I drive it i sounds like Grannys Dentures are loose and shes got hypothermia..... Any recomendations for a Qualified top shop that can deal with this would be great local dealer not interested or qualified, every time I get it back its worse than before..
That's the complaint of every vert owner. The vert tops are fails.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:10 AM   #3
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The rattles weren't there until they put a fix to it,, should never have brought it in thinking they could get rid of the rear quarter wind noise.. might have to inoke the lemon law, another joke,
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:33 AM   #4
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The rattles weren't there until they put a fix to it,, should never have brought it in thinking they could get rid of the rear quarter wind noise.. might have to inoke the lemon law, another joke,
I know a few people who have lemoned their verts. Don't hate the Camaro though. Get a 1LE or something if it comes to that.

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:17 AM   #5
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Not one problem with my Vert...loving everyday.
Well of course.

OP don't get me wrong. They aren't all bad lol.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:57 AM   #6
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That's the complaint of every vert owner. The vert tops are fails.
No, not all.

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Not one problem with my Vert...loving everyday.
None with our 2011 either.


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Well of course.
OP don't get me wrong. They aren't all bad lol.
Reading an internet forum, you'd think they were though.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #7
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That's the complaint of every vert owner. The vert tops are fails.
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Well of course.

OP don't get me wrong. They aren't all bad lol.
Mines good, no problems here.

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Reading an internet forum, you'd think they were though.
Just because people without problems generally say nothing while those that do rant about it at every opportunity. It can give a false impression.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #8
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Mines good, no problems here.



Just because people without problems generally say nothing while those that do rant about it at every opportunity. It can give a false impression.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:53 AM   #9
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My top is good,but the wind noise has always been there. Not taking it in unless something else goes wrong.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:59 AM   #10
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What amazes me is how much wind noise there is when the top is down! (where it should be)

I agree that most issues are amplified because those without issue say nothing, so only the problem cars are mentioned. However, it does note trends and things to watch for when several people are having the same issues.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:12 AM   #11
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out here long island new york.. brought SS 2011 convertable in for wind noise and tape recall fix.. Now when I drive it i sounds like Grannys Dentures are loose and shes got hypothermia..... Any recomendations for a Qualified top shop that can deal with this would be great local dealer not interested or qualified, every time I get it back its worse than before..
Call around to different dealers and find one that has experience dealing with top issues....either that or request a GM technician that has experience with these tops to come look at it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #12
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Silent majority says.... "We have no top issues."
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #13
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How about posting some pictures of these problem free tops? Would live to see a close-up of the areas above both doors.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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How about posting some pictures of these problem free tops? Would live to see a close-up of the areas above both doors.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #15
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I haven't had any problems with my top either...as to the wind noise, I look at it as, it's a convertible. This is my 5th Convertible since 1999. Wind noise is expected. Every convertible I have had has had some sort of wind noise....especially with the top down.

I don't have any rattles or weird noises coming from my top or the car at all...I am happy with my Camaro.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #16
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Hard to tell on a wet top. But didn't Rogers Chev go through your whole top before you bought it to make sure it was perfect? I want to see a perfect top where the dealer has not touched it. I see two rubs in your picture and that is wet. Would love to see it dried off and in the sun.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #17
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5 tops so far. i found a dealer that actually did all the adjustments and no more wind noise. however does still flood the rear floor pan when it rains, or i wash it. rattles are not normal, but i have had them also. they were caused by an improper install. g.m. just doesn't have clear instructions getting out to the dealers, and some dealers shortcuts (not adjusting the top) lead to other problems. in two years, i've had them all. they dont work with me any more, so i have to leave it at home when there is rain in the forcast, or any chance of rain. i love the camaro, but some of them are problematic. especially once they work on it. down hill all the way then.
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Had the problem, 2 bows broken and top replaced 3 times. Finally got GM and my dealership to take a late 2012 top and replace the Canvas, the mechanics, and install the larger water management bag. No problems since ! I do feel the road noise is a little loud but honestly I think its me
If you think its wrong push for a total replacement not just a canvas top and a GM rep to be there for the install. They really do know how to fix it correctly.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:51 PM   #19
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Hard to tell on a wet top. But didn't Rogers Chev go through your whole top before you bought it to make sure it was perfect? I want to see a perfect top where the dealer has not touched it. I see two rubs in your picture and that is wet. Would love to see it dried off and in the sun.
Your reaching if you consider every rub mark a problem... What do you expect after a top has been lowered several hundred times? It is not going to be rub free. The type material it is I can rub my finger across it and leave a mark. As long as its not wearing there is no problem.
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I agree with you. But I see one above the drivers door in the same place all the other rubs are located. It is circular. Not normal. There is a major problem with plenty of 2011 and 2012's tops. Go look around on lots at the used ones. Heck, I told many people last summer that there holes above the doors were not normal. You know what the dealerships told them? It was normal. The majority of the people are not on this board and have no clue. They are just listening to their dealer and going on their merry way. You were lucky. You had a dealer that actually gave a two shits about not only you the customer, but the car also. Rare in today's day and age.
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I agree with you. But I see one above the drivers door in the same place all the other rubs are located. It is circular. Not normal. There is a major problem with plenty of 2011 and 2012's tops. Go look around on lots at the used ones. Heck, I told many people last summer that there holes above the doors were not normal. You know what the dealerships told them? It was normal. The majority of the people are not on this board and have no clue. They are just listening to their dealer and going on their merry way. You were lucky. You had a dealer that actually gave a two shits about not only you the customer, but the car also. Rare in today's day and age.
I am not sure what you are calling a circular rub mark.
Yes Rodgers is a top notch dealership, if something starts wearing in the next couple years I guess I will have to jump through hoops to get it fixed. But as of now I am not going to over react at every little mark that may show at one time or another on the top. Life is too short to make something like that a focal point.
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Easy for you to say that. You have not went through what myself and many others have. I got my first 2012 on 8/4/11. By 11/1/11 it was in the shop for 29 days. New top, flood, two window regulators replaced, door paint falling off, seat bottom tore when my wife sat in it. The second but ever in that seat. Brake reservoir cap leaking, top handle broke, rear window trim on both sides replaced. All said and done the car was in the shop or waiting on parts for 110 days. I only had the car on the road from 8/4/11 through 11/1/11. Then it was in storage or sitting at the dealer all winter getting fixed or waiting on parts. Not bad for a 40,000 car. I had less than 3k on it when it was bought back.
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Easy for you to say that. You have not went through what myself and many others have. I got my first 2012 on 8/4/11. By 11/1/11 it was in the shop for 29 days. New top, flood, two window regulators replaced, door paint falling off, seat bottom tore when my wife sat in it. The second but ever in that seat. Brake reservoir cap leaking, top handle broke, rear window trim on both sides replaced. All said and done the car was in the shop or waiting on parts for 110 days. I only had the car on the road from 8/4/11 through 11/1/11. Then it was in storage or sitting at the dealer all winter getting fixed or waiting on parts. Not bad for a 40,000 car. I had less than 3k on it when it was bought back.
How's your 2012 been?
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So far my second 2012 is doing ok. Watching a rub mark from the flapping on the back well but it hasn't progressed yet. Dealership knows about it. Once it comes out of storage, I will give it the once over again and keep my eyes out.
What some of you don't understand is I was accused of creating my damaged top by the dealership. They told me I was putting the top down wet. I proceeded to nicely tell them that was not the case. The top on my 95 Firebird Vert looked brand new when I sold it in May of 2011. My cars are never driven in rain nor winter. Stored 6 months out of the year.
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So far my second 2012 is doing ok. Watching a rub mark from the flapping on the back well but it hasn't progressed yet. Dealership knows about it. Once it comes out of storage, I will give it the once over again and keep my eyes out.
What some of you don't understand is I was accused of creating my damaged top by the dealership. They told me I was putting the top down wet. I proceeded to nicely tell them that was not the case. The top on my 95 Firebird Vert looked brand new when I sold it in May of 2011. My cars are never driven in rain nor winter. Stored 6 months out of the year.
You seem to take very good care of your cars, I don't understand some dealers why they have to play games with their customers.
I wish you all the luck with your 2012.
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