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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-12-2009, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Spoke too soon...... Crappy body work with pics....

So in my last post I told you all about my cobalt vs. deer encounter, and I said It looked very good after the body work................. Well I spoke too soon..... They did a pretty crappy job...... and even left out parts........ ERRRRRR You think they would have at least noticed after they put the door back together after painting it and they had an extra window seal????


So I went to change my oil this morning and I left my window down when I got out. When I shut the door and herd a unusual clunk sound. I figured I shut the seat belt in the door so opened it back up and no seat belt...... I closed it again and herd the same noise. They had to do a little body work to the door and re paint it and when they put it back together again they left out the inside window seal at the top of the door................ ERRRRRRRR

So then I started looking for other things they screwed up..... and started to find one after another after another.............. From scratches and scuffs in the bumper paint from when they were putting it on, to sand paper scratches under the paint in the new fender they put on, small drips and imperfections in the paint, gaps on each headlight different, missing foam seal piece under the hood, a wiring harness hanging down under the headlight, etc................

As I kept looking over the car I kept getting more and more made, plus our white trash neighbor's kids were outside screaming and yelling and making there dogs bark, then the mom came out screaming and yelling at the kids and on and on and on...... I kept turning the radio up and up and up but I couldn't drawned them out........ I was about ready to grab my spud zooka and launch a couple taters at them......... LOL................. Sorry had to vent

Anyways I called out salesman and he was surprised and nice about it... I tired not to bite his head off because it wasn't his fault and he's actually a nice guy. I told him all about it and he got me set up with the body shop manager. I'm bringing it in today so they can look at it and find out what parts they need to order then they are going to give me a loaner after work on monday and start to fix there screw ups tuesday. For their sake it better be PERFECT or they are going to hear about it.................... ERRRRRRRRRRRRR


So here are some pictures....... There's more screw ups than that but It was hard to get good pictures......



Here you can see the missing inner seal/scraper you can see right down inside the door



A hanging wiring harness under/behind the drivers side headlight. It has a clip thingy on it, it looks like its for something optional and was just clipped up out of the way???



Missing foam seal on drivers side where they did there so called "repairs"



Some scuffs and scratches down to the primer, they removed, repair, and repainted the bumper. Looks like they scratched it up trying to get it put back on..... there are also small drips/imperfections here and there in the paint.........



Scratches in the paint and under the paint on the new fender they put on. Its about 10x worse than the picture shows, but you don't notice it unless you look close........ I guess they were hopping I was stupid and wouldn't ever notice it??????



Its a little hard to see but the gaps around the headlight they replaced are off. Maybe it just needs to be adjusted or maybe the "repaired" bumper is out of wack?????


Well thats it for now, hope you all are having a better weekend................. I'm off to show the body shop manager all the screw ups.................. Wish me luck and that I don't punch the dude in the face if he tries to play it off like its nothing.............

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-12-2009, 12:13 PM
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Take a look at other Cobalt’s about the gap around the headlights. Not one of GM’s finer moments.
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Take a look at other Cobaltís about the gap around the headlights. Not one of GMís finer moments.
My wife has a cobalt also and hers are even. I just don't think the body shop guys took the time to do it correctly.....


Anyways I just got back from the body shop and it went well...... They are going to repaint the bumper, fender, and more if they have to, as well as replace the missing parts. And the wiring harness hanging below/behind the headlight was the outside temp sensor.

The manager thought it looked like the paint guy didn't wet sand the fender properly and after he painted it you could see sand marks through the paint, so he tried buffing it out. In the process of buffing he burnt the paint on the bumper in a couple spots and also scratched up the lower A pillar. Also the imperfections were dirt in the paint.

It sounds like they are going to take care of it with no problems, but they should have done the job right in the first place.....

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I have heard a lot of people complain about headlight gap: either on brand new cars or after replacing the headlight and/or bumper. I saw one cobalt where the guy had almost a full inch of flat plastic in front of his headlights on a new car, even with the bumper and fenders lined up properly. Looked like one of those bassett hounds with the saggy eyes, LOL (that's called ectropion for you veterinary types)


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Damn man! I hope it all works out well! Don't take it back until you are satisfied!



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i hear ya, i was more than pissed off when the body shop who did the repairs to my cobalt did such a crap ass job, i went back in there, and tore them a new @$$ hole
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i hear ya, i was more than pissed off when the body shop who did the repairs to my cobalt did such a crap ass job, i went back in there, and tore them a new @$$ hole
yeah man i wouldnt pay for someone to do a crappy job. you have to make them work for every penny that you paid.

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The head light thing might just be, our head light fitment sucks. And IDK if someone said it that unknown thing under the headlight(this: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...ybodywork2.jpg) is the thermometer for the outside temp on the DIC in the gauge cluster. But yeah take it back and raise hell!



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Yeah, I'm going to go over it before I sign the paper work and give them my $100.00 deductible. I'm going to make sure everything is 100% perfect. To bad the insurance company gave them the $3200.00 check for the repairs right after the estimate because I'm sure that I'd have a lot more leverage with that rather than my hundred bucks...........

I think it will be alright though.......... The management there seemed like they wanted me to come out of there happy with the repairs.......... We'll see though.............

I'll keep you all updated.............

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So today my wife and I went to the grocery store and when we opened up the trunk to throw in the bags I found the missing window seal/scraper in the trunk.....

I don't know if the guy just had an extra part and didn't know where it went so he tossed it in the trunk. Or maybe if they put all the parts to the door in the trunk when they took the door apart to repair and paint it, and then didn't grab the seal????

And better yet I now have a rattle/clunk in the door whenever I kit a largish bump, and now and then when you pull on the inside door handle it doesn't unlatch the door and you have to pull it a second time before it will pop open.......... I'll add it to the list of stuff I'm giving the body shop manager.....

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