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post #1 of 36 Old 04-09-2011, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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I'm afraid I might have a lemon

I am so sick about this because I LOVE my Camaro but when I picked it up from the dealer brand new in Feb. we discovered that the air conditioner didn't blow cold air. Was a bad compressor. Took it in and they replaced it. A couple days later it stopped working again. We took it back and they kept it for 5 days, put in a new compressor. Today while driving to work it stopped blowing cold and started making noise again. The Virginia law states if it is in the shop 3 or more times for the same thing and it is a brand new car, then it is considered a lemon. I don't know what to do. I have done mods and spent a lot of money on this car and really don't want to give it back but I may have to. I called the dealership and they want me to bring it back first thing Monday morning. They have one more chance to fix it, then I am asking for my money back. Has anyone else had this problem?


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I'd try another dealer, and contact Chevrolet. Keep all your paperwork.

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i'm so sorry to hear that hopefully it will be fixed right this time. i haven't heard of any major AC probs so i dunno what's wrong. good luck!



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I am so sick about this because I LOVE my Camaro but when I picked it up from the dealer brand new in Feb. we discovered that the air conditioner didn't blow cold air. Was a bad compressor. Took it in and they replaced it. A couple days later it stopped working again. We took it back and they kept it for 5 days, put in a new compressor. Today while driving to work it stopped blowing cold and started making noise again. The Virginia law states if it is in the shop 3 or more times for the same thing and it is a brand new car, then it is considered a lemon. I don't know what to do. I have done mods and spent a lot of money on this car and really don't want to give it back but I may have to. I called the dealership and they want me to bring it back first thing Monday morning. They have one more chance to fix it, then I am asking for my money back. Has anyone else had this problem?
Hopefully by now the dealer service dept realizes the compressor alone is not the problem.

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I'd try another dealer, and contact Chevrolet. Keep all your paperwork.
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I would assume it isn't the compressor itself since it has been replaced 3 times. I would try another dealership that is willing to look deeper into the problem instead of replacing the same part over and over.

I also would not consider your car a Lemon car. It is one problem, its not like the whole car is falling apart one part breaking right after another. I'm sure if someone looked further into it they would find why it keeps going up.

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I would assume it isn't the compressor itself since it has been replaced 3 times. I would try another dealership that is willing to look deeper into the problem instead of replacing the same part over and over.

I also would not consider your car a Lemon car. It is one problem, its not like the whole car is falling apart one part breaking right after another. I'm sure if someone looked further into it they would find why it keeps going up.

Good Luck to you, keep your car if you Love it!
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I would assume it isn't the compressor itself since it has been replaced 3 times. I would try another dealership that is willing to look deeper into the problem instead of replacing the same part over and over.

I also would not consider your car a Lemon car. It is one problem, its not like the whole car is falling apart one part breaking right after another. I'm sure if someone looked further into it they would find why it keeps going up.

Good Luck to you, keep your car if you Love it!
You may not consider it a lemon, but if the OP purchased the car in Va (what their location status says), it just may be considered a lemon.

http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/ci...s/lemonlaw.asp

All it takes to file a complaint is for the car to have had the same problem unresolved at least 3 times.

However, the complaint must be made within 18 months after the car was purchased.
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