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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 deliveries halted

Wed, 07 Mar 2012

Hot business over on the forums today: According to GM Inside News, Chevrolet apparently has stopped delivery of the Camaro ZL1 because of an undisclosed issue. The whacking, thwacking, lumberjacking-and-it's-OK pony cars sent to dealers and--according to one poster--delivered to at least one customer are being hauled in for a once-over because of an unspecified possible issue with the potent machines.

According to Monte Doran, communications manager for Corvette and Camaro, "We go through a standard quality assessment with every new vehicle and we found what we thought was a potential concern. Until we've adjusted it, we won't send any cars out to customers."

Doran refused to comment on what said issue might be, nor was he firm on the two- or three-week time frame mentioned in the post on GM Inside News. Essentially, right now, the fix is going to take as long as it takes.

Doran also said he wasn't aware of any cars having been delivered to customers.

The last Dealer Order Submission Process cycle for the ZL1 was supposed to have begun on the first of the month and ended on Tuesday. It's now been postponed to a date to be determined. At this point, it looks as if delivery of cars that have already been produced shall be waylaid by the mailed fist of quality control for at least a few weeks longer, and perhaps even longer than that.

We hope that this doesn't have anything to do with missing brake pads.

UPDATE, 3/29: The Camaro ZL1 is reportedly back on sale again and the hold order has been lifted.

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