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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Dashboard Sticky/tacky/gooey!!

Geez, 2010 cobalt, only 3 1/2 yrs old, kept out of the sun, already dash top is sooo yucky/sticky, with goo surface. Wiped with a clean rag- guess what? Even worse. Then tried ethanol and after 2 applicatons finally removed the stinkin goo. Im suspect within a few months or so it will come back. Where did the plastics engineers screw up?!

Anybody else have this problem, people?

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Im at least thinking of filing formal complaint with GM, but dont know on what site to do that . Advice appeciated.
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Idk what goo Youre talking about

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Maybe you should leave it in the sun once in a while. Plastic engineers expect it's going to be in the sun more than not. My 2007 has no problems. Unless your coolant core is leaking and what you feel is sticky residue from defog air.

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thanks, people. Guess Im the only one so far with this problem . Even if engineers figure a car WILL be in the sun, no way the sun will be "nicer" to a dash vinyl than no sun. makes no sense. very few plastics that withstand uv radiation.

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Coby,

possible that your 2007's vinyl formula was the rigth one, then for the 2010's they screwed it up. just cuz its newer/more modern, doesnt mean things always get better.
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I'll check my 2010 Cobalt tomorrow.

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has it had any previous owner? could it be some cleaning products that were used produced that? Mine hasn't seen any sticky stuff

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It coulda had a dash cover on held with Velcro tape or something if that makes sense


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Thanks, people (except for the off taste , unfunny "jokes"), Im the original owner. No velcro, no fake dash covers, etc. Never armorall. But hey, so far, looks like other members have not seen this. Good to know.

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Maybe, Erica from GM customer service will chime in soon for you. Or Sarah??? Or PM them....

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Never armorall. But hey, so far, looks like other members have not seen this. Good to know.

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Have you cleaned it at all since you bought it? Do you smoke? Do you have kids that could have done something too it. ie sprayed juice all over it?

And what do you mean gooey? Is the dash actually coming apart like it is melting, or does it seem like just a coat of something on top? Dealers use some odd stuff sometimes, so maybe they armoralled it to make it nice for you, and used way too much.

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