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Old 10-02-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default C7 Delivered yesterday has already been towed back to dealer

One of my friends who took delivery yesterday of his C7 at Jim Ellis in Atlanta and has already had transmission failure. He has the 7 speed transmission. He was driving along 400 last night when he smelled smoke and the car was slowing down with a grinding noise. He pulled over and smoke was coming out of the rear end. When he pressed in the clutch there was a bad rattling noise coming from the rear end. Anyway, the car was towed back to dealer and he still does not know what is wrong with the car. He said the parking brake was not engaged and he drove it maybe 20 miles from dealer when the failure happened. His Vin 1872 never went to Nashville.

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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Electric parking brake not released? Hill holder not releasing?
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:44 AM   #3
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Hmmm - that's the second transmission-related problem. The first one so far has been reported as an ECM, though.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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I'll be expecting to hear these reports considering it's a new generation Corvette, will attribute it all to 'growing pains'.

Being the first on the block with a brand new generation comes with additional costs transcending MSRP, has always been true with Corvette (& most other marques FTM). People had to know this, going in.
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I'll be expecting to hear these reports considering it's a new generation Corvette, will attribute it all to 'growing pains'.

Being the first on the block with a brand new generation comes with additional costs transcending MSRP, has always been true with Corvette (& most other marques FTM). People had to know this, going in.
That's the same as saying " I told you so " nobody needs to hear that.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:54 AM   #6
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What good is it to post this? Its a c7 forum and many have ordered cars and others aspire to order....Would you like it if we all pulled out? Do you believe GM intends to build 25000 lemons in their debut?
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I'll be expecting to hear these reports considering it's a new generation Corvette, will attribute it all to 'growing pains'.

Being the first on the block with a brand new generation comes with additional costs transcending MSRP, has always been true with Corvette (& most other marques FTM). People had to know this, going in.
True, but if it turns out there is a connection between these issues (two that we know of so far that have affected the transmission) and what has caused cars to be quarantined in Nashville, then one may conclude the problem is more widespread than reported, which explain some people's theory, including mine that the car was rushed into production before it is actually ready, in addition to the lack of transparency on the part of GM.

I know this is all speculation, now, but time will tell.
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What good is it to post this? Its a c7 forum and many have ordered cars and others aspire to order....Would you like it if we all pulled out? Do you believe GM intends to build 25000 lemons in their debut?
Same reason so many legal ads exist. Unreal expectations that everything is perfect 100% of the time.
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That's the same as saying " I told you so " nobody needs to hear that.
Yeah, but at some point people are going to start buying the cars. Regardless of the magnitude of problems, which are always anticipated with new launches, I personally believe this car was rushed into production before it has reach the "Ready" threshold. But who am I to decide.
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His vin 1872 never went to Nashville. The reason the cars are in Nashville is re flashing the computer for the auto lock for the gas cap. That is what I have been told from someone at GM. Is it true?
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His vin 1872 never went to Nashville. The reason the cars are in Nashville is re flashing the computer for the auto lock for the gas cap. That is what I have been told from someone at GM. Is it true?
All we hear is speculations and guesses. People in the know are not talking.
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That's the same as saying " I told you so " nobody needs to hear that.
Hardly.

For your benefit it's saying bugs are to be expected & patience is required while systems are perfected.
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It sucks his new baby is already having an issue, but this could be a supplier issue with the tranny, an e-brake issue or any number of things. His VIN is 1872, mine is 1818, but have not gotten it yet. I hope his is an isolated problem and the rest of us don't experience these issues. Truthfully, I hope with the gazillion hours of computing time, GM engineering and manufacturing expertise and commitment to getting their halo car right, most of us will not experience problems.
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Here is my 2 cents worth the rear ends, transmissions and engines are filled off site.
Either someone didn't fill rearend or trans. I don't know if assy checks fluid at the plant anymore.
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Oh media, where are you?
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Hummmmmm 7 years later and a Corvette still can't make it home because of a
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His vin 1872 never went to Nashville. The reason the cars are in Nashville is re flashing the computer for the auto lock for the gas cap. That is what I have been told from someone at GM. Is it true?
That could easily be done at a receiving dealership. Something
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And so, the first MY problems start to raise their heads. The very reason I won't buy another first MY Corvette.
Sorry to the first adopters, this really does suck.
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What good is it to post this? Its a c7 forum and many have ordered cars and others aspire to order....Would you like it if we all pulled out? Do you believe GM intends to build 25000 lemons in their debut?
its is quite possible they do gm is known for there lemon trees
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True, but if it turns out there is a connection between these issues (two that we know of so far that have affected the transmission) and what has caused cars to be quarantined in Nashville, then one may conclude the problem is more widespread than reported, which explain some people's theory, including mine that the car was rushed into production before it is actually ready, in addition ,to the lack of transparency on the part of GM. I know this is all speculation, now, but time will tell.
We'll all be tallying what's goes wrong with the first run.
Be a while before we know of repetitive issues the result of poor supplier quality, build, QC etc. Good Lord the people who designed & built the cars are among the most curious to learn what weak links are so they may make necessary improvements.

Looking at your avitar, your anticipated C7 isn't your first rodeo so you're aware of the potential risks with new generation Corvettes and especially this one considering the new technology employed.

BTW BIG congrats on your gorgeous new C7 my friend, hopefully your wait won't be too much longer. Saw my first one in public yesterday, red, beautiful even though I passed it at 70 MPH.
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