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Old 02-01-2006, 03:52 PM   #41
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I have a bad crack on my driver's side.

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Old 02-02-2006, 01:28 PM   #42
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Damn. That's the worst one I've seen yet.

Someone earlier mentioned a class action lawsuit. I don't know about that. Putz rather apparently hates Pontiac and is intent on killing it. A lawsuit might help hasten that.

However, if this can be part of a recall, preferably without a lawsuit, or as the award for such a lawsuit, I'd be all behind that. If this is a design flaw, we should not be expected to live with or pay for it.
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Only 1 out of the 4 93-02 Trans Ams my family has owned has NOT had this crack appear.

2000 WS6 - ebony interior (mine) both sides cracked about 1/2 inch.
1999 TA - charcoal (brother's) driver's side is cracked about 1/2 inch.
1994 TA - charcoal (my ex) passenger side was cracked about an inch.
1994 TA GT - Tan (Mother's) no cracks.

Just plain old sucks what can you say.
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Damn. That's the worst one I've seen yet.

Someone earlier mentioned a class action lawsuit. I don't know about that. Putz rather apparently hates Pontiac and is intent on killing it. A lawsuit might help hasten that.

However, if this can be part of a recall, preferably without a lawsuit, or as the award for such a lawsuit, I'd be all behind that. If this is a design flaw, we should not be expected to live with or pay for it.
I mentioned this.................all we need is info on VINs of everyones cars and pictures. See the deal is MOST of us are keeping our cars and alot of us have thousands into them as well. I see it as a car no longer made, it's still in demand for the performance people who have always wanted one and well it just blows that there is a flaw here. I for one don't want to spend $400 for a piece of plastic that may do this again.
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That crack is real bad!
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:25 AM   #46
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This seems to be about as common as the headlight troubles, so I'm gonna sticky this one.

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Racer88, are you going to coordinate this? Should we PM you with those details?
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:56 AM   #48
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Mines cracked just as bad as cascadesys door. The passenger side is just starting to do it. Let's get something done about this.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:04 AM   #49
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Mine's cracked on both sides, bought it this way...
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:34 PM   #50
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i have they same problem and never knew everyone has it too.....i will try not putting the window down all the way
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alittle over 12k miles on the car, i saw it when i got it not too worried about it.

its so small i plan just to fill it with expoxy and get paint to fill it in.
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Old 02-08-2006, 04:55 PM   #52
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Mine did the same thing. I bought it with 22000 miles on it and I didn't notice it until about 25000. I thought it was from slamming the door but then I noticed it on the passenger side too and I don't usually have any passengers.
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alittle over 12k miles on the car, i saw it when i got it not too worried about it.

its so small i plan just to fill it with expoxy and get paint to fill it in.
Please post some good, high res, close up pics of it when you do. I have a feeling that the texture on the plastic will cause any repair to be quite visible.
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Yeah i am almost worried about touching it now, but i might try still.

anyone think it will get worse? not sure how long its been there.
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Mine is cracked on both sides...tried to get them fixed or replaced under factory warranty, Pontiac wouldn't budge.
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someone off another board showed me this link

http://www.ls2.com/forums/showthread...hreadid=340995
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Interesting find. I don't quite follow him though. He says that he's allowing the panel to flex, but I don't get that because flexing is what causes the cracks.

And I also don't quite follow his description of the missing sections either. His after shot still shows the crack very visibly too.

I really *hate* taking door panels off. lol I guess I should look into this, or something of my own, on my good panel while I still can.

What happened to racer88? This should be a recall and she seemed to have the means/knowledge to get that process going.
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i just noticed mine the other day, i think it just happened because i dont believe it was there when i bought the car. mine is only cracked on the drivers side. im not sure what i should do about this
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What happened to racer88? This should be a recall and she seemed to have the means/knowledge to get that process going.
I haven't gone anywhere yet. I at this time don't have the energy nor the time to try to pursue this as of yet with relocating to NC in the next few months. It's annoying that it's happened to so many well cared for cars most of us have owned since they were new.

I honestly don't know the avenue to take with this, whether it be GM or the BBB. I fought once to get my 2000 lemon lawed and won. That took time and energy that I don't have at this time for these door panels. I will check at the Dealer and see if by chance they'd be willing to get this looked at. My Dealer has been pretty cool with me all along in and out of warranty.

I would say that first off we need to get ahold of someone with Legal counsel advice on how to pursue something as a class action suit with the large number of cars with the same defect.

I guess what we need to do is get a VIN list going of all the cars who have posted on here as a start

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we need to try to do something because i just got my car a week ago and it was perfect and then this happens and then my dumbass broke off the seat belt guide on the headrest (but thats only 20 bucks). but this is the first nice car ive ever bought and i dont want it to get all tore up because im actualy proud of this (unlike my mustang) and i dont want it to go hell.
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