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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Production Delay Update


2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first drive

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first drive

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A few weeks back we brought you news that GM had halted production of the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 for a “routine quality assessment.”

When pressed for specifics, GM spokesman Monte Doran would only comment that, “We may have found a potential issue that we want to resolve.”

Autoblog has again reached out to Doran, who advised that a resolution is forthcoming and that deliveries should resume “in weeks, not months.” Doran wouldn’t comment on the cause of the production halt, which still has Chevy dealers unable to accept customer orders for 2012 Camaro ZL1 models.

At the present time, all Camaro ZL1s previously built (including the one that had mistakenly been delivered to a customer in Texas) are back at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario, Canada plant awaiting the pending update, be it software or mechanical.

While customers awaiting delivery of their 2012 Camaro ZL1s aren’t pleased with the ongoing delay, there may be a silver lining to this particular dark cloud. If the production halt goes on much longer. GM is likely to resume Camaro ZL1 production with 2013 models, not 2012 models.

Those lucky enough to have orders in the system for 2012 Camaro ZL1s could eventually take delivery of a very low production automobile, and in the world of collector cars, low production often translates into high value. That’s little consolation for buyers with an empty garage space today, but it may be good news in a few years.
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