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GM halts production of Camaro ZL1

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Dealers receive notice that ZL1 production and shipping has been halted.

Hat tip to GM Inside News.

General Motors has sent a letter to dealers informing them that production and shipping of the Camaro ZL1 has been stopped for a “quality assessment”. 

Interesting and at the same time alarming. Apparently one car was delivered to its new owner only to have to return it to the dealer. The dealer then shipped it back to the plant. As one commenter put it in the forum, “It must be serious…”


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Sales / New Vehicles / G_0000109294


Update on 2012 Camaro ZL1 Shipments and DOSP

The purpose of this note is to provide you with an update on 2012 Camaro ZL1 production and vehicle shipment plans. 

All Camaro ZL1 models produced to date are currently being held by General Motors for a quality assessment. At this moment, the duration of the hold is undetermined, and may last a few more weeks. As soon as the hold is cleared, a note will be sent to all dealers to advise that 2012 Camaro ZL1 shipments are underway.

Because of the hold, the upcoming Dealer Order Submission Process (DOSP) cycle that was to be dedicated to ZL1 is being postponed. This DOSP cycle was scheduled to start this Thursday, March 1, 2012, and continues through Tuesday, March 6, 2012. A new date for this DOSP cycle will be provided in the near future.

We regret to have to undertake these actions, especially given the high anticipation for the new Camaro ZL1. We ask for your patience and will continue to keep you posted on any developments regarding production and vehicle shipments from Oshawa.


Russell M. Clark

Director – Chevrolet Small Cars, Small Utilities and

Performance Cars Marketing

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