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Old 03-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...NEWS/120309867

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Published on 3/07/2012 Hot business over on the forums today: According to GM Inside News, Chevrolet apparently has stopped delivery of the Camaro ZL1 because of an undisclosed issue. The whacking, thwacking, lumberjacking-and-it's-OK pony cars sent to dealers and--according to one poster--delivered to at least one customer are being hauled in for a once-over because of an unspecified possible issue with the potent machines.

According to Monte Doran, communications manager for Corvette and Camaro, "We go through a standard quality assessment with every new vehicle and we found what we thought was a potential concern. Until we've adjusted it, we won't send any cars out to customers."

Doran refused to comment on what said issue might be, nor was he firm on the two- or three-week time frame mentioned in the post on GM Inside News. Essentially, right now, the fix is going to take as long as it takes.

Doran also said he wasn't aware of any cars having been delivered to customers.

The last Dealer Order Submission Process cycle for the ZL1 was supposed to have begun on the first of the month and ended on Tuesday. It's now been postponed to a date to be determined. At this point, it looks as if delivery of cars that have already been produced shall be waylaid by the mailed fist of quality control for at least a few weeks longer, and perhaps even longer than that.

We hope that this doesn't have anything to do with missing brake pads.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...#ixzz1oTtavGAR
Sucks, I was looking forward to seeing one up close and seeing what they can do in capable hands.
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I doubt it will be halted for long...must have been something pretty serious though.
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uh oh, one of the damn stoners forgot to tighten the lug nuts!
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stopping a potential problem early is smart.
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uh ohhh
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We hope that this doesn't have anything to do with missing brake pads.
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i'd like to bust stones about this.....but to be honest, it's good that they caught whatever the problem is, and that they're going out of their way to handle it right off the bat.
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Sounds like a good move on GM's part.
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agreed, smart move

better to have late deliveries than send out known junk and fix it later
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Maybe they put it on a dyno and it was making moire than the Corvette
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Maybe they put it on a dyno and it was making moire than the Corvette
or perhaps they found out it will indeed find itself getting pummeled by the gt500, and they're quickly revising it?
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Maybe they put it on a dyno and it was making moire than the Corvette
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or perhaps they found out it will indeed find itself getting pummeled by the gt500, and they're quickly revising it?
I have to admit, BOTH those thoughts crossed my mind. Then I immediately decided, the 2013 GT500 can't really be the concern now, so losing to the GT500 isn't the issue. Outperforming CORVETTE... That may be a concern. I still think the ZR1 and ZO6 are okay even though it will surely make more power than ZO6... The others are TOAST!

It's probably some electronics glitch.
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I agree it's better to stop delivery and save potential customer problems. This car has a lot of fanfare and needs to make a great first impression !!! They may revise things to improve the breed ..who knows .................
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