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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?
 

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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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Just keep going until U find someone to Fix this for U!!!!! Hope U get her fixed Soon since Summer is just around the corner...
 

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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!
Yup, I agree
 

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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/citizen/vehicles/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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I did buy it in Va. According to Va law, it is a lemon.
Sorry, I missed that part in your original post. So there never was any question then.

I would hate to give my car back, too. I think I would try another dealer and see if someone else can resolve the issue before the end of the 18 months is up. Since it's not multiple things wrong, if they can fix it once and for all, that would be acceptable to me.
 

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it was stated before to make sure you contact GM about this. not sure if it works the same in the states as it does here in canada, but you should be getting survey's emailed to you from GM every time your car goes in for service at this dealership, when you get the survey, fill it out and use the comment space to talk about these problems that you've been having. i found out that people do actually read these survey's. i kind of, maybe, sorta ranted to GM bout my peeling paint issue and low and behold i got contacted to make sure it got fixed to my standards, and was given a direct contact line should i ever run into these problems again
 

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Thanks Kitty. I will give that a try. I am going to take it back to a dealer tomorrow and talk to them. I will give them one more chance to fix it. I really don't want to give it back after adding an SLP Loudmouth exhaust and some cosmetic mods. My money would be lost and I really do love this car.
 

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p.s. I've had this car less than 2 months and it has been in the shop for at least two of those weeks total, and now it has to go back again. I just want to be able to drive it!
 

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If it does turn out to be a "lemon" request a new car, and have them install any parts you have put on. Be firm on what exactly you want
 

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Well, I took her back in Monday and expressed my concerns. They offerred to replace every component of the AC system, make SURE it is fixed, give me a check for 2 months of car payments, and add a year to my warranty. I agreed to it with the understanding that if it fails again, I definately want my money back. We'll see. They told me they may have it for a while. They gave me a loaner car. NOT a Camaro though.
 

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well, that's good news. sounds like they are trying their hardest to make it right. i know it sucks to have your car in the shop so much, but hopefully, they get it fixed and alll will be right in the universe :thumbsup:

often times i judge companies not by how they do things right, but how they fix things that go wrong. this is something i learned when i worked at the ritz-carlton. mistakes offer opportunities to go above and beyond a customer's expectations. let's hope they come through for ya ;)
 

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seems like a great dealership. . . It's not their fault yet, they are going above and beyond to help out.

I would say, get it in writing though.
 
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