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This message has popped up 3 times now within the last tank of gas. First time it came I thought perhaps it was a glitch. Do not notice any difference while driving. The car only has 4400 miles on it. 2014 Z51 with mag. Any thoughts? Hopefully this isn't something serious, I haven't had any real issues with my car so far. Thanks.

 

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zimm888, what is your VIN and/or build date? Chip, what do you think/suggest?

This message has been seen before for the rear differential. Do take it to your dealership service department as soon as possible.
 

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not positive on my build date, the last 5 digits of my VIN are 11482. Is that right info?
 

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You'll be hearing from experts here soon, but quick fill-in: there are threads about factory under-filling differentials (by half). Dealers advised to check the level at 1st oil change. I don't recall mention of any damage. Problem was supposedly caught and corrected after a certain date or vin#.
 
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not positive on my build date, the last 5 digits of my VIN are 11482. Is that right info?
Yes, that tells us that your car was built in the first 1/3 of the 2014 production year.

Use the site's search features for more information.

Did you ever have it checked for the correct rear differential fluid levels?

Send a PM to Chip for more information and help.

Don't drive the car anymore (just to be safe) until you talk to him. Also, ask him if he thinks a flatbed to the dealership is in order, or if driving it in yourself is in order.

I am sure they will take care of this, just be on the cautious side, I think.
 

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You'll be hearing from experts here soon, but quick fill-in: there are threads about factory under-filling differentials (by half). Dealers advised to check the level at 1st oil change. I don't recall mention of any damage. Problem was supposedly caught and corrected after a certain date or vin#.
Bingo. Now we wait for Chip.
 

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Start with the easy stuff; Check battery voltage after a 24 hr. rest.(12.6 V. or better) Check battery terminals for tightness, if they are OK, there is a pump plug in the system that is know to become lose and create this warning. You need to get the e-diff checked for lube level and assurance that it is metal shavings free. I suggest you take it in and let your service people run it down.
http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum/stingray-corvette-tsb-recalls/2824-chevrolet-corvette-power-train-service-bulletin-361376-a.html
 

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What did onstar say when you called them?
 

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Be careful with them. They started charging my wife after the free period was over, much to her surprise. If you do nothing, they keep your account open and start charging you almost $30/month. To stop the subscription, you have to act by calling to cancel.
 

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Ya I haven't been charged for sure, they're calling to ask me about continuing service. It's a nice service but it does seem kind of steep for something I very rarely use. Plus I live and work in the city so some benefits are lost on me.
 

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how can they do that if you haven't given them a credit card #?
Tricky, they are.

This surprised us as well until we remembered we had given them her credit card number for a different reason.

When she first got the car, they offered 60 any-time mobile minutes for a ridiculously low price (a few dollars). It was a one-time charge, and they were good for one year (the OnStar free term for Cadillac). We considered it to be extremely cheap insurance if one of us was ever out and something happened to our mobile phone and we needed to make a call on the car's mobile line. So, we paid a few dollars with her credit card, and never thought any more about it.

Fast forward a year later, and they started charging that card their monthly service fees. The worst part is my wife isn't the most disciplined person about checking all the line items on her credit card statement, so they got two monthly payments out of her before she caught them.
 

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They can't take my car until Wednesday morning. I'll keep you guys updated.
zimm888, hope all goes well and you get back to wheeling your C7 masterpiece around Toronto.

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how can they do that if you haven't given them a credit card #?
You actually had given them your credit card the day you picked up your car at the dealer and the salesperson had to activate the OnStar, this I remember when I picked my car up
 

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You actually had given them your credit card the day you picked up your car at the dealer and the salesperson had to activate the OnStar, this I remember when I picked my car up
While most do this without knowing what they are getting themselves into you DO NOT have to give them your CCard to get the initial service activated. When they asked me (the OnStar rep) I respectfully declined. They were a bit dumbfounded but once they gathered their composure they launched into their sales pitch to which I again declined and after another sales pitch by an OnStar manager to which I again respectfully declined they activated the system.
 
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ONSTAR
ONSTAR is cool if your car ever gets jacked with one call and a pin# I can have the police on the car in mins. And shut it down in stages and unlock or lock them in and with a smart phone I can unlock the doors start it check the fuel level tire psi ect.
 
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