Camaro5: Camaro Customer's Pre-Delivery Checklist

camaro5 camaro customers pre delivery checklist

New GM starts . . . when, exactly? [Thanks to TTAC Fan for the link. Blog post courtesy]

Can we get a master list going of all the things people found wrong with the car that QA missed? Let’s keep the list down to just the facts. One of the more common issues found is loose bolts that hold back some type of fluid (ex: oil). I’ll try and go through the posts and edit this post adding everyone’s item making a master list people can print out to take with them and have checked out before they take the ride home. Should help everyone and I hope everyone can chime in here. Especially those that have their ride already and experience problems. Also, pls correct me if I have any mistakes in the list. Thanks.

Also note: This list is mainly a checklist for things wrong that a dealer can immediately fix. A broke transmission or bad driveshaft from dropping the hammer on this beast is something that they won’t know until it actually happens. Thank you for submitting all your issues.

(Print this Excel or Word document so they have a checklist and the mechanic signs off on it.)

The list:

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001. Loose Bolts that hold fluid back causing leaks (ex: on oil pan, tranny fluid)

002. Trunk Locking mechanism (issues with opening w/o adding down pressure to top of trunk first and/or emergency release appears to be loose keeping the trunk from locking properly)

003. Loose plastic paneling around the 4-gauges cluster, launch control, cigarette power plug as well as Left and Right A-Pillars Trim Loose, sill trim loose, and dash pannel where doors and dash meet popping open.

004. Loose Spoiler/installed correctly (Re-torque Spoiler bolts)

005. Wiper transmission cable overheating from engine causing a short circuit.

006. Matching Headlight Halos strength. (one defective being dimmer then the other).

007. Mismatched paint on parts of the vehicle (including gas door). As well as paint runs or clear coat runs. Paint Chips.

008. Loose Rocker Panel “Chevrolet” causing it to peel off.

009. Minor Problem With Window Indexing.

010. Ambient Lighting on doors defective.

011. Bad radiator (leaks).

012. Hood release/latch issues (won’t unhook to open the hood).

013. Gap at base of ONStar Antenna.

014. Battery cable routing near the starter has been done.

015. Digital Speedometer is off. Also keeps going on and off.

016. Bottom pulley shakes and needs replacement per dealer.

017. Broken tranny.

018. Ignition Mechanism Issue with key getting stuck in car.

019. Non RS taillights installed on RS equipped cars (all 4 of them).

020. Rocker Panel aligned with body and clipped in correctly.

021. Bumper rubs with body

022. Trunk opens with switch and remote

023. Correct speedo/tach gauge ring color

023. Ambient lighting on drivers door as bright as passenger door

024. Doors gaps /alignment

025. Dirt/bubbles in rally stripes

026. Door panel not scratched from seat belt.

027. Shift knobs wearing out extremely fast could be faulty material

028. AC system stops blowing cold air in random durations, most likely blockage in AC drainage and/or AC draining into the car instead of beneath it

029. Clunking noise in changing gears

030. Trunk opens with remote and laser cut key

031. USB drive and aux port works

032. Squeaky Breaks

033. GFX installed correctly

034. Rims and tires in good condition (coming off carrier in bad condition/damaged)

035. Check for damage in the interior, basic procedure

036. Check the locking mechanism of both doors

037. Scraping sound for a second when backing up

038. SS emblem on trunk is loose

039. Loose interior windshield trim loose

040. The front GFX lip is not coming loose at the double sided tape

041. The front passenger brake rotors are not wearing with a dark colored groove

042. Hood latch handle on inside of cab doesn’t retract properly (just hangs)

043. Scratches in seats

044. Oil cooler leaking

045. Once in every 10-15 times I unlock the car, the drivers side door is still locked, while

the locking knob on the door is in the “up” position

046. Faulty as gauge (improper readings)

047. Missing paint around the headlights

048. Bleed screw on clutch slave cylinder loose

049. Stickers on rockers peeling

050. Scratches on window pillars

051. Misaligned body & door panels as well as hood not centered properly (more to one side then the other)

052. Alignment of doors to dash interior the door interior seems to sag below the dash interior

053. Drivers side roof light( the one with the toggle switch) only works when its toggled over to the passenger side

054. Door sill decals peeling up

055. Paint swirls in driver/passenger door

056. Drive-shaft connection to the differential cracking when dropping the clutch

057. Tach Needle Sticking

058. Wiper motor wiring comes through bottom of the cowling-well in front of the driver. (The fix (decided upon between the dealer and myself) was to re-insulate the wires, cover the harness with a hard, slick plastic covering, drill a small hole in the bottom of the cowling-well (fill the hole with silicone) and use a cable tie down like the rest of the wiper harness uses to secure the harness to the floor of the cowling (the grommet will collapse downward with little force), far away from harm from the wiper arms.)

059. engine makes continuous clicking noise, starting roughly 5 seconds after engine starts

060. Door Sill plates wrinkled on outside edges (both sides)

061. Trunk gasket at bottom of rear window coming off

062. Uneven Dash (driver’s side dash is lower then passenger’s side)

063. Passenger/Driver’s side Fender alignment off. (wheel cover well had to come off, then loosen fender bolt, and it pops right in place)

064. Key won’t stay in folded position

065. Faulty Tail lights.

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  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Jul 25, 2009
    Johnny Canada: What the hell did these customers think they were buying? It’s a car from a bankrupt automaker screwed together by bitter CAW employees, funded by tax payer dollars. Sounds like a Soviet-era car factory doesn't it?

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Jul 25, 2009
    menno : Samuel said “It would be interesting to see a defect list for a new car from Honda or Toyota, just for sake of comparison…” 2002 Hyundai Sonata delivered new: No defects on delivery... Okay - I can play too. 1999 Honda CR-V EX 5 speed. Delivered to us new with two defects. The left rear wheel needed the camber adjusted, Visually out of whack. Rear hatch strut leaking oil. Currently has 180,000 miles on it. I have replaced the front brake pads replaced twice, rotors once, radiator leaked so I replaced that, .5 lb of Freon along the way, tires about every 60K miles. Never had the manufacturer's recall on the ignition switch performed. In fact after the initial purchase fixes listed above it has never been touched by anyone but me. Not even for an alignment which remains perfect. Yes the tire store has rotated the tires and installed new tires for me. Paint is still good, interior is still perfect. Original muffler, struts, axles, bearings, etc. Some scratches and dings from carelessness. Finishing a timing belt replacement this morn. Have replaced the timing belt, cam seals, crank seals and drive belts just in case. Ought to replace the water pump b/c it would be a real hassle if it gave up but so far so good. This is the third timing belt. This is about the fifth Honda product we've owned - cars, motorcycles and a generator. I would buy their products again without reservations.

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  • ToolGuy Check out Ferrari's market cap:
  • ToolGuy • Not sure who you get when you call the "Company phone" number listed on the recall report, but confident that it ISN'T Ferrari (someone either screwed up or made a conscious exception; recall might need a recall; where is my excellence in government that all of you are funding?).• 99% of them are fine.• On later models, additionally, a message will also appear on the vehicle’s dashboard that reads as follows: “Brake fluid level low, Go to dealer slowly”. That right there is classic.• Anyway, this is what happens when you build to a price point... (ba dum tsh!)
  • Art Vandelay And what a giant pile of sh!t ths new format is. Great job guys, way to run off the last of the die hards.
  • Theflyersfan If you ever want a review on a 2022 Mazda MX-5 GT RF, I'll be more than happy to type up a few thousand words and add in some great pictures in front of Churchill Downs for y'all!In a nutshell, I agree with this review. I didn't have a chance to try the Recaro seats because the only test drive available was with another GT that someone backed out in buying so it was being used as a demo. But from what I was told, if you're larger than a 38 waist or taller than 5'10", it gets tight. But with the standard seats, and I'm 5'10" and maybe 20 pounds from the 38 waist, I fit fine. Now getting in and out with the roof up after shoulder surgery (especially leaving the surgery center with most of the right arm under a nerve block) is the total opposite of graceful!!! The look on the nurse's face when the MX-5 pulled up and I'm partially wrapped up like a mummy was priceless.I've had mine since the middle of April and have already put 6,700 miles on it, including round trips from Louisville to Chicago and the Philadelphia suburbs. Averaged 38-39 mpg at a steady 75 mph, and it wasn't a torture chamber. The metal top helped a lot. The standard seats are a bit thin on padding, and there was a bit of squirming by around hour 8 on the Philly drive, but it's possible. But even though this design was released in 2015, I still get compliments from total strangers at stoplights, carwashes, gas stations, restaurants, etc. The Soul Red Metallic paint just makes the car pop. I wish it was available with the Terra Cotta leather (the gray above is available with it), and that it didn't have the standard all in black, because it gets thermonuclear in there with the top down and the sun beating on you, but a minor quibble. But it's just fun. Pure driving fun. The best stick shift in any car today. Solid brakes, excellent handling, a sane amount of power to where you aren't going to get into anything reckless and stupid. After a 12+ hour day at work, there's nothing better than dropping the top and driving the 20 minutes home with the better than I thought it would be Bose stereo playing Moby into my ears through the headrest speakers. Mazda has already announced there will be an NE model so I can't wait for that. It'll be interesting how they will keep the weight down with the expected changes to eke more MPG out of what is already an efficient car.