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Old 07-08-2011, 03:48 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by Dr Jkel View Post
Pete no offense taken at all and I appreciate your comments. Unfortunately I was very new to the Camaro forums when all this started and I really didn't have a clue about this until I saw some threads later on after I got mine.

Now that is my fault for not knowing and I understand that, also another reason I do alot of reading on these type of threads. I also understand that I modded and that too is my responsiblity, just more wanting a pro-active rather than a re-active stance from GM on this.

I am no transmission mechanic but it seems to me that other things may break combined with this failure. IF GM knows of a specific range they could put out a notice to dealerships to be on the look out so to speak and when somone comes in for service or whatever then I am sure that the tranny has some serial number etc.... to easily identify this, sort of a quick look thing, especially while they are waiting for the oil to drain, but again I am no mechanic and have no clue what would be involved.

I think what is confusing is John Fitz came out with a blanket statement early that GM would fix it regardless.

The dealer knows my car is modded and I do not try to hide that fact, Hard to hide the nice sound of the cam, but they also KNOW I don't dog my car either since I have been a customer of theirs for 20+ years, and I feel confident they would do everthing in their power to help IF something happened.

Another member went through this same thing. He went to Arbitration and won his case because of the same reason I stated earlier. Here is the thread. the later pages is where you can see that GM lost and will pay to have his fixed.

While I understand that GM will not fix a supposed good part and since it is not a Safety issue they can wait. Just seems to me that IF the part breaks on a KNOWN defective part, even defective on non modded cars with in this range, that it should be taken care of.

I understand that some people will be dishonest and I guess that goes with the territory, but when you have modded cars that are pushing 600-650rwhp and have NO problems because their's is a later build, it is safe to assume that they fixed the initial problem. SO my little 463 should not tear it up either.

I hope that I never have to find out, I have only had one issue with my car and that was the A-pillar clips, mine went to QC as well but from start to delivery it only took 1 month for me to get my car. Mine was delivered July 1, 2009 and the vin is 18261 So really it would be nice to know if mine was before or after. I am thinking it was before but with no clear word from GM it is hard to tell.
I have seen the thread you mentioned also. And I agree with you that it appears that some people made statements that helped to greatly confuse the matter. I haven't gone back to read through all the details though. No matter what, I hope you have good luck with your car and that you never have to worry about the shaft issue.
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