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Old 06-19-2014, 10:36 AM   #1276
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The knee jerk reaction is just GM proving they are proactive now.... to Congress.

Totally agree. More about PR than safety.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:47 AM   #1277
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:55 AM   #1278
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I heard on one of the news/talk shows that law suits have already been filed because of all the recalls. The complaint; all these Recalls have Devalued their vehicle! I wasn't expecting to hear that angle. Only in America!
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:58 AM   #1279
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I am seriously thinking about backing out of the deal! GM needs to step up and do something for us guys that can't take there cars home ! This bull shit !!!!
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:11 AM   #1280
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I heard on one of the news/talk shows that law suits have already been filed because of all the recalls. The complaint; all these Recalls have Devalued their vehicle! I wasn't expecting to hear that angle. Only in America!

Wonder what will come of this... we should receive compensation...


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Old 06-19-2014, 11:33 AM   #1281
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I am seriously thinking about backing out of the deal! GM needs to step up and do something for us guys that can't take there cars home ! This bull shit !!!!

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Old 06-19-2014, 11:38 AM   #1282
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:56 AM   #1283
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:00 PM   #1284
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:09 PM   #1285
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:12 PM   #1286
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The Talkingheads said a class-action suit would result in pennies because theres millions of cars being recalled. But they did make a good point if somebody goes to trade-in their car the Sleazy salesman will devalue the car due to the recalls. Who wants a used recalled car, better be a really good deal if they want to make the sale, so in-turn they will screw you on the trade.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:52 PM   #1287
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The Talkingheads said a class-action suit would result in pennies because theres millions of cars being recalled. But they did make a good point if somebody goes to trade-in their car the Sleazy salesman will devalue the car due to the recalls. Who wants a used recalled car, better be a really good deal if they want to make the sale, so in-turn they will screw you on the trade.

Yeah we're getting screwed. I remember researching the trade-in value of the camaro and that was a big factor in practicality when choosing camaro.

It was a big problem with me that my BMW was worth nothing on trade in- only being a few years old.

I wish GM would take care of us...


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Old 06-19-2014, 02:08 PM   #1288
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This is crazy.

This in Sweden, Europe. I ordered a 2SS/RS in September last year, with delivery in May, then its been delayed.

Finally it. Arrived in port in Sweden this Monday, i've even recieved the license plate number.

Now though they tell me its not allowed onwards from the harbour until the stop is lifted. If it had arrived 1/2 week earlier I would have got it. :(

Does anyone have any idea about how long it will take until they lift the stop? Are we talking days, weeks or months?
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #1289
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How hard it sit to accidentally switch off a Camaro?!?

The enquiring minds at Jalopnik wanted to know...

ORIGINAL STORY HERE

This Is How Hard You Have To Hit A Camaro Key To Turn It Off

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6/13/14 2:01pm



Earlier today General Motors announced they will recall all the 511,528 current-generation Chevrolet Camaros on the road because they say a driver can inadvertently switch the car off by hitting the key fob. It turns out I have a 2014 Camaro SS press car in my garage right now, so I went out to see if I could duplicate the problem.

The short answer is yes, I was able to turn off the Camaro by hitting it with my knee. But there are some caveats involved with doing so that I need to explain.

First, I really like the Camaro SS 1LE I'm driving for the next week. It's quick, it looks great, it's got an excellent shifter, it handles pretty well for its size, and sounds excellent; it's already on my short list for "Best Cars I've Driven In 2014." So I was bummed to learn about the recall, but I wanted to see if this problem with the ignition could easily be duplicated in normal conditions.

Actually, it's not a problem with the ignition at all, according to GM; that part meets all their engineering standards and is unrelated to the "ignition switch from hell" currently plaguing the Cobalt and other models.



The problem with the Camaro is its key fob. It's a big, long, rectangular "switchblade" thing that sticks out pretty far from the ignition tumbler, and it's what could get jostled loose by your knee. When you take your Camaro in to get serviced under this recall, GM will replace that key with one that is separate from the fob. 12

But when I took the car to a D.C. Municipal Services parking lot this afternoon (a few cops were parked there too, which is why I didn't do burnouts afterward) I was skeptical that I would really be able to knock the key loose with my knee.

Sure enough though, and to my great surprise, I was able to do it after a few tries. Take a look at this crappy iPhone video I made and see for yourself.

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Alright, onto those caveats I mentioned. At least based on where I have my steering wheel situated, I don't think this problem is easy to replicate in normal driving.

I was sitting a little lower than normal when the car was parked, and I was also deliberately trying to hit the key fob with my knee — how often is that going to happen to you when you're on the road? Probably not often, if ever.

I also had to hit it pretty hard. A few lighter attempts at first didn't do anything, so I don't think it's going to get knocked loose if you just tap it. Also, I've driven several cars where the fob is long like this and sticks out; it may not be a GM-specific issue.

In normal driving, my knee was about four or five inches from the fob itself, so I feel like you're unlikely to hit it if you run over a bump or something like that. I kept asking myself, would this have happened if I didn't know about the issue and wasn't trying to do it on purpose? I don't believe so. But in the event of a bad crash, maybe your leg could fly up and hit it.



Therein lies the real problem, though: like the Cobalt before it, if the Camaro is off or in "accessory" mode, the airbags will not work, according to GM. Remember, that was the primary reason 13 deaths were linked to the Cobalt ignition switch defect.

So far three crashes with four minor injuries have been potentially linked to this issue, GM says. As I've said before, while recalls may look bad in the news, it's good that they're taking care of these safety issues and not leaving problematic cars on the road.

Should this put you off Camaro ownership? Nah, I don't think so. I plan on continuing to drive mine while I have it — it's too damn fun not to — but I'll just be a little more mindful of this when I'm behind the wheel. And if you own the car, yeah, you're gonna want to get the key swapped with the new one.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go find a better parking lot for those burnouts.

If you own a Camaro, and you've encountered this problem or think it's a non-issue, tell us in the comments.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #1290
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I feel your pain ! I tried to by my 1le a month ago and couldn't get financed ! I waited and finally got the finance and I can't to it home ! If it was a month ago I'd have it home . This is so frustrating
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #1291
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I just called the local Chevy dealer. Asked for my VIN, told me there is no recall
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:26 PM   #1292
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Yeah we're getting screwed. I remember researching the trade-in value of the camaro and that was a big factor in practicality when choosing camaro.

It was a big problem with me that my BMW was worth nothing on trade in- only being a few years old.

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Man some people are so dramatic. It's a freaking key recall, there will be ZERO devaluation!
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