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  • Car Stuck at BG

    Would appreciate some opinions on my present C8 status.

    August 31 - 3800
    August 31 - 4000
    August 31 - 4150

    September 1 - 4B00
    September 4 - “unit put on quality inspection “

    Any input on where I stand and what it all means? They’ve ran over 2000 cars since mine came off the line. Any ideas on how long this inspection lasts or have they found something wrong?
    I thought I was home free when it was produced. Alas, not so. 388 days and counting.

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    While none of us was or is happy if I see our C8 remain at Bowling Green Assembly for days or especially weeks after this been completed, mine was there for over a month after it was completed before it was even shipped. As I asked myself then which would I rather have, an identified problem being shipped unfixed to my local dealer which has none of the specialized tools/equipment that BG has to fix that problem, the likelihood of over 99.9% of their having never seen that specific problem on a C8 before, let alone attempted to fix it.

    Because of Covid, unlike past generations in which dealership personnel were sent to regional training centers for hands-on training on the newest generation Corvette, none of the dealership Techs now trying to fix our C8’s has received any hands on training on a C8. [Exception the very small number who went to Spring Mountain before that training was stopped.]

    Hotrod34, while we all hope your and every completed C8 leaves BGA just days or a week after it has been assembled, it is FAR better that since a deficiency was identified on yours as not meeting production specs, be glad that it will be fixed there where there are parts, trained personnel and specialized tools to fix it properly — again as opposed to your dealership which strikes out in all three of those areas (through no fault of their own).
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      Thanks John. As we have discussed before, I’m in agreement with what you are saying. I was , more or less, reaching out to see if anyone else had experienced this set of circumstances. And what their time frame was like.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Hotrod34 View Post
        Any input on where I stand and what it all means? Any ideas on how long this inspection lasts or have they found something wrong?
        From the internet: 4B00 "VEHICLE IS WAITING ON TRANSPORTATION OR PULLED FOR QUALITY CONTROL"

        Hope this was helpful.


        Last edited by Boomer; 09-15-2020, 07:03 PM.

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        • #5
          The term quality inspection is exactly the way it was presented on the computer screen. This is 4 days after being bayed. I don’t understand if this is some kind of random quality check or they found something?

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          • #6
            Every day by GM policy for every single one of its140 assembly plants worldwide, after their production day is over , requires the master computer select two VINS which must go through a Customer Global Audit (CGA). A team of five CQ specialist spent 25 total hours dissecting random parts of each of those two vehicles.

            Additionally if any member of the assembly Plant team, all 1400, identified an issue with assembling C8’s yesterday and/ or an issue with the newest batch of parts, additional vehicles are selected for the internal plant auditing team to be examined thoroughly. Through a combination of those two factors, again after vehicles of come off the line, any information found for those specific vehicles is then “asked“ of any other vehicles that might be in a similar circumstance. So as a hypothetical, if any of those post assembly audits found an issue with the front lift components, they could easily decide to pull the last 25 cars which had a front lift option and individually inspect all of them.

            Your car’s sitting may have zero to do with the severity of it issue. It could be that GM has found, again in the hypothetical, that the front lift pumps are not meeting spec and BGA is waiting for a new batch of front lift pumps to come from the supplier. Whole,the fix for this hypothetical problem maybe literally less than a half hour per car, until they have the replacement parts meeting all specs, they’re going to hold all cars affected by this issue.

            The identified issue may also have nothing to do with projected the percentage of owners ever using that pats full functionality, I.e., what if the rotating spring perches on Z51’s (which are probably height adjusted by less than 5% of C8 owners), have been found to not rotate on the latest batch of supplier provided parts? Or if the PDR units are not recording lap times (but are properly recording all else) and it is determined to have be a hardware caused, not software caused deficiency)?

            There are over 5000 different parts on every C8.
            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hotrod34 View Post
              The term quality inspection is exactly the way it was presented on the computer screen. This is 4 days after being bayed. I don’t understand if this is some kind of random quality check or they found something?
              Maybe it is one of those random selections. My 2014 C7 was selected. Never had an issue. See if you have about 26 miles on the car when you get it. Thats one indicator. Another one is the car is delayed at BG after build, Used to be status 4D00.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hotrod34 View Post
                The term quality inspection is exactly the way it was presented on the computer screen. This is 4 days after being bayed. I don’t understand if this is some kind of random quality check or they found something?
                Sorry but chances are close to 100% we will never know which is was. But we do know that which was found as not in spec compliance will be fixed
                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hotrod34 View Post
                  Would appreciate some opinions on my present C8 status.

                  August 31 - 3800
                  August 31 - 4000
                  August 31 - 4150

                  September 1 - 4B00
                  September 4 - “unit put on quality inspection “

                  Any input on where I stand and what it all means? They’ve ran over 2000 cars since mine came off the line. Any ideas on how long this inspection lasts or have they found something wrong?
                  I thought I was home free when it was produced. Alas, not so. 388 days and counting.
                  HotRod...... ours was also dragged out, but the pain finally ended 2 weeks ago. We were built on Aug 5 and it stayed at 4B00 "Bayed" until Aug 26. Finally shipped and arrived at my dealer Aug 28. We took delivery on Monday, Aug 31.

                  Never knew what the reason ours was held and it seemed like everyone else was getting their cars shipped within just a few days. Our car arrived with only 2 miles on it, so it's not like they were driving it all around at BGA. No issues with the car, and it came in looking perfect.

                  We were 13.5 months total after early trading in our 17 GS. WORTH the wait...... won't be long for you now.
                  3LT Coupe, Z51 Torch Red with two toned Red/black interior. 5VM visible CF ground effects, Carbon Flash wheels, engine appearance package and Carbon Fiber interior trim. Mag Ride control. Red Calipers. VQK Splash Guards. Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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                  • #10
                    It's been said many times but if there is a quality issue there is no better car for the place to be than BG.

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                    • #11
                      I hope this doesn't happen to you, but the longest wait for QCH that I have heard of was a friends car that was kept for 65 days at BG. The only thing that GM would tell the dealer was it was a quality control issue. Even the dealership owner went through other routes to find out and still got the same reply. They really do care about quality at BG and simply won't release a car that has known issues and as John has said, you will never know why or if there were problems. Just feel satisfied that when you do get it you'll know they did everything they could to get you a 100% perfect car.
                      Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
                      2020 Torch red Stingray coupe, Adrenaline red 2LT Q8Q E60 NPP
                      Deposit: July 30/19, 1100: Sept 15/19, 3000: Feb 14/20, TPW WAS May 18, August 24 and lastly July 27,
                      3300: July 15, 3400: July 22, 3800: July 30, 4200: Aug 06, 5000: Aug 7, 6000: Aug 12!

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                      • #12
                        A lot has happened very quickly in the last 24 hours. Corvette Concierge emailed me with a 4200 status at 9:00am this morning. My dealer called an hour later saying the car was loaded at 4:30am at BG. We are 8 hours from the plant and I was first off the truck. Arrived at 4:00pm. Get it tomorrow morning.

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                        • #13
                          Hotrod34, Congratulations and good luck tomorrow.

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                          • #14
                            It takes longer to inspect a car than it does than to build it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hotrod34 View Post
                              A lot has happened very quickly in the last 24 hours. Corvette Concierge emailed me with a 4200 status at 9:00am this morning. My dealer called an hour later saying the car was loaded at 4:30am at BG. We are 8 hours from the plant and I was first off the truck. Arrived at 4:00pm. Get it tomorrow morning.
                              Yes!!! I hope you are inspecting it with your right shoe (on the accelerator) at this very moment! The wait is over

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