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Old 01-08-2006, 08:42 PM   #21
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can someone create a list at the beginning of each new page...just to summarize the issues so far mentioned as well as the estimated cost to fix? I would, but since I don't own a 00+, i would probably do it incorrectly. i am trying to summarize the issues mentioned so far...but it is a bit confusing...at least to a simple-minded person like me
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and i have the bubbling hood too.
thats 6
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Well, you guys have to POST about it for us to KNOW about it.
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Well, you guys have to POST about it for us to KNOW about it.
theyve been posted a bit here and there, but nothing recently
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My 2001 has the bubbling hood problem it was fixed about 2 1/2 years ago and I noticed a couple of days ago it is coming back again...
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7 bill j/k. the paint bubbling seems to be more of an issue than i previously understood...we need a poll too maybe...listing some common issues...and people can vote for the issues that they have dealt with. i dunno...just trying to throw out ideas and help. and since i am still interested in getting a 2000 ssei...i want this info before i sink the cash.
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So far only two problems for me. One of the trunk springs broke and was replaced by the dealer within the month. I also had the DIC stop working, could not reset the DIC field values. This took a year to replace. I got fed up and contacted GM and it was fixed in 45 days after contacting them.

The good news is I received a free oil change and transmission flush. I will use them both when I take the car in for an oil change. At that point the car will be 2 years old and have close to 24K miles. I received a free oil change over the Thanksgiving Holiday as part of a GM Customer Appreciation program. There was no extra cost for Mobil 1 synthetic oil.
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Oil pressure sending unit.

P/N 12584940
$27.38 from www.gmpartsdirect.com
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Just asking, because I've only seen 2 or 3 here, and they were all 2000'*. My understanding was the 2001 used a better primer to prevent the problem on the aluminum hood.
its very possible, i know of atleast 5 cases, but im unsure if they were all 00'*
my 00 has quite a bubbled hood...
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Well, With Mr.Bean, Razyfoo, and MINE, thats 9.

Just got mine fixed about 2 months ago, after ALOT of complaining.
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My understanding is that they used a primer not compatible with the aluminum hood. So the correct fix is to fully strip it.

Can anyone confirm or blow holes in this rumor?
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