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Old 07-23-2006, 02:20 PM   #11
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TSB ..... meaning fix it yourself ?
I think it means "Tough Sh*t Buddy - We've told you there'* a problem, good luck!"
TSB is a "Techinical Service Bulletin" put out by GM to Dealers. It is a way of helping them correct common problems assiociated with some models, but by GM standards not an issue that requires an outright recall. They know whats things commonly break but dont feel the problem is "legally" worthy of correcting in everyones car.... just the owners that notice it.

Heres a Club link to 36 known faults with 2005 Bonnies
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...r=asc&start=20

And as you can see by the oringinal dates written, alot of them cover Bonnies of the past as well. Irks me thta a TSB can be written in 2001 and the 2005 models still have the same problems
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Uh, yeah Venom, I'm aware what TSB means, lol. That was a tongue-in-cheek answer...

Thanks for you complete answer for those that really needed to know.
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Glad to find a TSB out on this problem, mine started bubbling along the front edge this spring. Then I noticed, its not a metal hood so how the heck can that be.. My wife worked for GM doing warranty during the early 90'* when they repainted every silver car made for like 5 yrs due to clear coat issues. If enough people raise heck over it, they may give the OK to fix them for free. Its worth getting the regional rep on the phone with the SM just to make your case. I'll give it a shot since I planned to do it myself this month anyways..
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I took my car into the dealer today to get my trans. fluid changed, and while I was there I pointed out the blistering of the paint on the front edge of my hood. He popped the hood to look underneath and the entire bottom lip was all blistered/rusted. For some reason I just never noticed it before. He then told me that all rust like that would be covered under a six year no rust warranty. So the bad news I'm going to be without my car for almost a week, but I'm getting a brand new hood free from the dealer.
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are you the original owner?
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Yeah
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are you the original owner?
I wasn't, but was still successful in getting them to take care of it. I'm not certain if the paint warrenty is only for the original orwer, but I don't think so. I've only had to do this for one vehicle, so can't make a guide that is promised to work. But this is my method:
(Maybe others who have be sucessful in getting it covered can chime in, to helpfully help our bonneville buddies covered?)

1) Went to a dealership that had thier own paint shop. (and not just a small one)
2) Started with the paintshop manager, and didn't bother with the sales, administration or service group.
3) Let the paint manager know that I knew that GM had a paint process problem, and 'goll darn it' I was lucky enough to get one - - nicely. (They know about the issue, but if they 'know' you 'know' it seems to prevent the 'talk in circle'
4) ASked for him to get me in the paint schedule, offering to schedule a week out, so HE has time to get the paperwork taken care of.

Again, I'm not claiming that this will work for everyone, or anyone. It was successful for me. Anybody else will to share how they got success?
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thanks for the tips freddi... however all of the dealers around here do not have paint shops :*
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thanks for the tips freddi... however all of the dealers around here do not have paint shops :*
Come a little farther north, about half of them do.

For the locals, to minnesota, I used Suburban Chev. (South west corner of the 494 loop)
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I did what Freddi did...no go for me, but mine was just out of warranty.
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