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Author Topic: List of Repairs- It's just not a $50,000 automobile!!  (Read 2815 times)

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Offline spicy3480

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List of Repairs- It's just not a $50,000 automobile!!
« on: December 31, 2008, 07:36:32 AM »
Here is my list of repairs in case anyone has any questions:

Service/Dealer Repair Log:

    * Wiring Connection for Fog Light- 4,265 miles- 6/8/07
    * Control Assembly Floor Shifter Replacement- 4,265 miles- 6/8/07
    * Folding Top Cover Replacement Pads- 6,714 miles- 8/8/07
    * Shock Left Front Replaced- 8,386 miles- 9/25/07
    * Hood Refinish/Clear Coat- 10,569 miles- 11/12/07
    * Transmission Clunk- Supposedly "Within GM Specifications"
    * Repair Rear Differential Vent- 10,569 miles- 11/12/07
    * Repair Front Stabilizer Links as per TSB 07 03 08 003
    * Repair Rear Differential Vent (again)
    * Repair Rear Differential Vent (for a third time)- they placed a filter in the vent as per TECH SERVICE- the filter is part # 5651682 and the clamp is part # 22518665
    * Convertible Top B-Pillar Tabs Installed for Roof Tearing
    * Driver's Side Door Handle Replacement (dealer broke it off)- replaced with part number 15773795 (handle)
    * Repair Differential Vent Tube (4th time)
    * Vent Tube Deemed Unrepairable- they replaced the entire differential using part numbers 2585822 (carrier), 89021677 (gear lubrication), and 1052358 (additive)
    * Called GM Customer Service to file complaint- Regional Manager declined any compensation for being in a rental over 1 month for warranty
    * Turbo gasket leak because of loosened OEM bolts- used new SOLO gasket to fix and high-temp Lok-Tite on OEM bolts
    * Convertible Top bolt backed out and passenger side became flimsy and did not align- piece replaced and convertible top repaired
    * Rear Decklid rubber stopper fell off- replaced deck lid rubber stopper
    * Hood Misaligned- paint scratched off of inner hood, wheel well plastic scrathed, insulator ripped- dealer will not fix- purchased insulating foam
    * Driver's seat latch linkage broken- seat does not lock into place- dealer ordered the wrong piece- repair finally completed with new seat assembly
    * Damaged fender to to dealer's improper lift- they refuse to accept responsibility so I put on Norm's Fenders

      Changed Dealerships: From Morrissey Pontiac (Rockville Centre) to Van Buuren Pontiac (Garden City)- 7/14/08

    * Convertible Top Alignment- dealer installed new catch piece
    * A/C Issue (not cooling consistently)- repaired with a new sensor
    * Hood/Front Bumper Alignment (aligned correctly by Newbridge Auto Body)
    * Hard Downshifting from 2nd to 1st Gear- repaired with 2nd new differential carrier
    * Wheel stud stripped- replaced by dealer with new hub assembly
    * Noise from right rear wheel- wheel hub assembly replaced
    * Thermostat Replaced (coolant temperature jumping all over and hose fluid temperatures were varying from the norm)

Van Buuren Pontiac has been a GREAT dealership!
« Last Edit: December 31, 2008, 07:39:05 AM by spiky3480 »
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Re: List of Repairs- It's just not a $50,000 automobile!!
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 11:31:55 AM »
Damn Steve, you are tough on cars!!! :lol:

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Re: List of Repairs- It's just not a $50,000 automobile!!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 11:57:43 AM »
Wow!!! After reading your list of issues I had to go into the garage and hug my Sky, and tell her I'm sorry for all the bad things I have said about her in the past!!
Keep Chopping!!!

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Re: List of Repairs- It's just not a $50,000 automobile!!
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 12:24:04 PM »
LOL the funny thing is that I am not even tough on her...I hardly beat on it...I just got a bad one from the dealership...but thank goodness they are all fixed.
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Re: List of Repairs- It's just not a $50,000 automobile!!
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008, 12:57:05 PM »
    * Rear Decklid rubber stopper fell off- replaced deck lid rubber stopper
 

Steve, you really have had your share of problems. Touch wood, the only problem that I have had is the pinching top and I knew exactly what to do to fix it when it happened. I have gotten several letters from the dealer asking me to bring in the car for service but there is nothing to take it in for.  :D

That rubber bumper that fell off, is it the rubber bumper that is on the hinge? The one that stops the trunk lid from opening too far? I broke mine and when I went to the dealer to get one he told me that I had to buy the entire hinge to get the rubber piece. A little glue fixed it but if they were able to get a rubber bumper, would you happen to have a part number on that sheet?  :huh:
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Re: List of Repairs- It's just not a $50,000 automobile!!
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 02:06:00 PM »
"Damaged fender to to dealer's improper lift"
Before I take the car to the dealer I take pictures of the rockers and fenders..
Bacon :woohoo:

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Re: List of Repairs- It's just not a $50,000 automobile!!
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008, 04:04:35 PM »
Steve, you really have had your share of problems. Touch wood, the only problem that I have had is the pinching top and I knew exactly what to do to fix it when it happened. I have gotten several letters from the dealer asking me to bring in the car for service but there is nothing to take it in for.  :D

That rubber bumper that fell off, is it the rubber bumper that is on the hinge? The one that stops the trunk lid from opening too far? I broke mine and when I went to the dealer to get one he told me that I had to buy the entire hinge to get the rubber piece. A little glue fixed it but if they were able to get a rubber bumper, would you happen to have a part number on that sheet?  :huh:

Mine was actually the one on the inside of the decklid that touches the convertible top and protects it. 
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