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My car was delivered today and upon inspection I was a little disappointed with the gaps of the doors hood and rear hatch cover. When I ordered my car back in Nov. I made a point while at the dealership of looking at the cars in the showroom and was impressed with how good all the panels fit. (I'm Kind of a nut about things like that)

My car was produced on 12/19 (day before the shutdown) I can't help but wonder if that had something to do with it.

The dealer got 25 cars on Mon. 8 on Tues. and 14 today. I checked others and noticed similar issues as mine.
Another thought is that they are simply making these cars way too fast and can't keep an eye on the QC. My car is 11035 and I think now they are over 12000.

At any rate the dealer said that they would fix the gaps. Just seems a shame I hate messing with panels, it's so easy to scratch the paint.
 

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Sorry to hear, mine is #7035 panel fit is perfect.
 

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I always worry about getting a product that was made around a holiday break or 3 day weekend. I hope they get it the way you want it. My car (6920) is damn near perfect and was built before Thanksgiving.
 

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My car was delivered today and upon inspection I was a little disappointed with the gaps of the doors hood and rear hatch cover. When I ordered my car back in Nov. I made a point while at the dealership of looking at the cars in the showroom and was impressed with how good all the panels fit. (I'm Kind of a nut about things like that)

My car was produced on 12/19 (day before the shutdown) I can't help but wonder if that had something to do with it.

The dealer got 25 cars on Mon. 8 on Tues. and 14 today. I checked others and noticed similar issues as mine.
Another thought is that they are simply making these cars way too fast and can't keep an eye on the QC. My car is 11035 and I think now they are over 12000.

At any rate the dealer said that they would fix the gaps. Just seems a shame I hate messing with panels, it's so easy to scratch the paint.
Can you post any pictures?
 

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Every one that I have seen has a problem inside the back wheel wells where the rear section meets the rear quarter panel. Looks like a design issue more than a variable fitment issue the factory can control, because they all have this problem.
 

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Mine was produced on Dec. 17 and is 10879. Then it was pulled for "QC Body Check". It has yet to be delivered to my dealer. Needless to say I am growing impatient. Based on the OP I'm beginning to think this delay may be a good thing.

Hope they get yours adjusted to your satisfaction.
 

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Touring the plant I saw first hand how they QC the body gap. An inspector uses a tool to measure each gap and will put a car on hold for any discrepancy. Also, I read somewhere (GM literature) that these cars are held to a high standard as far a body gap goes and this car was designed to have a close gap.

Additionally the body panels are manufactured at a high precision rate to avoid irregularities. Some gap is unavoidable as you can imagine so a reasonable tolerance should be established.

As for mine (produced late Nov) the gaps look great and are thinner than my 2013 BMW. If this is truly an issue on your car I hope that GM does everything in their power to help correct the problem and you are pleased with the way it turns out.


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My C7 birth date is the last day of production before the holiday shutdown. Number 11054. She does not have large gaps.



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Picked the car up yesterday and was delighted with how well the dealer adjusted the gap issues. I spoke with the guy who did the work and he told me it was not my imagination and that quite a bit of adjusting had to be done to both doors (gaps were wider toward front) hood (gap wider on right front corner by a lot) and finally rear hatch needed a slight tweak. My thought is that maybe the guy checking all these at the plant took off early for the holidays.

At any rate the car's panel fit is pretty near perfect now and I couldn't be happier. I purchased the car from MacMulkin Chevrolet in NH and would highly recommend them.
After the quite negative experience I had for the past several years with my local Ferrari dealer( 3- 458 purchases) it was a delight to deal with people that appreciate your business.
 

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Great! I'm happy that everything worked out for you!


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I just found that my passenger door rubs the front finder panel when you open the door. Did not realize until it chipped the paint. I have an appointment Monday hopeful to fix it.
 

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Picked the car up yesterday and was delighted with how well the dealer adjusted the gap issues. I spoke with the guy who did the work and he told me it was not my imagination and that quite a bit of adjusting had to be done to both doors (gaps were wider toward front) hood (gap wider on right front corner by a lot) and finally rear hatch needed a slight tweak. My thought is that maybe the guy checking all these at the plant took off early for the holidays.

At any rate the car's panel fit is pretty near perfect now and I couldn't be happier. I purchased the car from MacMulkin Chevrolet in NH and would highly recommend them.
After the quite negative experience I had for the past several years with my local Ferrari dealer( 3- 458 purchases) it was a delight to deal with people that appreciate your business.
Good to learn that they got it all straightened away ricksc7 and they are treating you properly!:cool:
 

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Picked the car up yesterday and was delighted with how well the dealer adjusted the gap issues. I spoke with the guy who did the work and he told me it was not my imagination and that quite a bit of adjusting had to be done to both doors (gaps were wider toward front) hood (gap wider on right front corner by a lot) and finally rear hatch needed a slight tweak. My thought is that maybe the guy checking all these at the plant took off early for the holidays.

At any rate the car's panel fit is pretty near perfect now and I couldn't be happier. I purchased the car from MacMulkin Chevrolet in NH and would highly recommend them.
After the quite negative experience I had for the past several years with my local Ferrari dealer( 3- 458 purchases) it was a delight to deal with people that appreciate your business.
Great news! I'm glad they made it right.
 

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My C7 is spending the night in the service department because the passenger door rubs the front fender. The paint and body shop indicated that there were 2 C7's in front of me being worked on for the same issue and that they had several others come in the past month. You might want to check to ensure yours is not rubbing before it chips the paint like mine. It is very hard to tell that it is rubbing as you open the door. (Vin 6857). It is weird that many C7's in one area has the same problem. Hopefully it is not a systemic issue.
 

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My C7 is spending the night in the service department because the passenger door rubs the front fender. The paint and body shop indicated that there were 2 C7's in front of me being worked on for the same issue and that they had several others come in the past month. You might want to check to ensure yours is not rubbing before it chips the paint like mine. It is very hard to tell that it is rubbing as you open the door. (Vin 6857). It is weird that many C7's in one area has the same problem. Hopefully it is not a systemic issue
MikeWag: is yours a Z51 or base?
 

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MikeWag: is yours a Z51 or base?
interested in why you ask Jeff....whats your thinking here?

How does a door fit tie into a lube, cooling and handling package?
 

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The dry sump reservoir on the Z51 is behind the front fender on the passenger side. That is the only thing I can think of that would interfere


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interested in why you ask Jeff....whats your thinking here?

How does a door fit tie into a lube, cooling and handling package?
Just curious to see if it were correlated in some way, and if it were then look for possible explanations beyond QC.
 
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