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09-19-2019 01:24 PM
Black Sheep I really hope that's not true because mine failed a week ago and had the diagnostic inspection yesterday. They have just ordered the parts!
09-19-2019 10:06 AM
JohnWR
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Originally Posted by davhamm View Post
Still have not taken our car in.
It wouldn't make a lot of difference right now, anyway. The distribution centers don't seem to be distributing parts at the moment.
09-19-2019 09:58 AM
davhamm Still have not taken our car in.
09-18-2019 12:13 PM
RedOne07 Ok, just seemed obvious to start your quest by finding out what had been accomplished by now.
08-31-2019 09:49 AM
NikK
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Did you contact the German Opel GT community and find out what work they already did and how far they got ?
Nope but considering that i did get in touch with Opel Germany and they know not of the recall (or they don't care about it) i seriously doubt they made any progress (if they even cared to pursue the matter).
08-31-2019 09:48 AM
NikK
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There were 182 Daewoo in addition to the 7521 Opel GTs, all sold in South Korea.



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Only 182 sold in Korea? Damn.....

In any case like i said, country ratio in the EU was extremely low (and from the ones sold some are bound to be scrap metal by now).
08-31-2019 05:44 AM
RedOne07
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I also reached out to the European Commission equivalent of the the NHTSA, still no reply however (meanwhile the local Opel support center never got back to me).
Did you contact the German Opel GT community and find out what work they already did and how far they got ?
08-29-2019 10:33 AM
DaveOC
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Originally Posted by NikK View Post
Between all the countries the Opel GT was sold at even if all these did come to the EU (perhaps some ended up in Asia under the Daewoo brand?) the ratio would be less than 500 cars per country (of course over 2000 were sold in Germany so the ratio is not even that in some countries, in Greece for example we had 220 if i recall correctly - always talking about new cars).
There were 182 Daewoo in addition to the 7521 Opel GTs, all sold in South Korea.



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08-29-2019 06:09 AM
NikK
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Originally Posted by DaveOC View Post
There were 7521 Opel GTs manufactured at the Wilmington, DE plant, and my understanding is that all of them were shipped to the EU. It wasn't a lot of cars, but more than what you are intimating.



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Between all the countries the Opel GT was sold at even if all these did come to the EU (perhaps some ended up in Asia under the Daewoo brand?) the ratio would be less than 500 cars per country (of course over 2000 were sold in Germany so the ratio is not even that in some countries, in Greece for example we had 220 if i recall correctly - always talking about new cars).
08-28-2019 10:16 AM
Robotech
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I'll be interested in seeing the story about this. To have an injury attributed to the sensor it almost would have had to fail during a drive that ended in a very severe crash.
The mat was not completely broken. It was at that stage where it was damaged enough that it would turn on and off intermittently while someone was in the seat. When they'd take it in for service, the dealership would say they couldn't find anything wrong, reset the code, and send them on their way. The car was involved in an accident and the passenger airbag didn't deploy with a passenger in the seat.

I don't know the details, but do know the PPS mat is an IEE mat and this wasn't an issue of the passenger being too light as they were getting airbag error messages when it would stop working.
08-27-2019 07:27 PM
JohnWR
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Originally Posted by Robotech View Post
A side note to this...I can't share much but I have found out there has been one injury now attributed to a failed/failing IEE Passenger Presence Sensor mat. The brand has not seen a recall on this yet so it may be interesting to see how this changes the scope of our recall.........
I'll be interested in seeing the story about this. To have an injury attributed to the sensor it almost would have had to fail during a drive that ended in a very severe crash.
08-27-2019 06:33 PM
DaveOC
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Originally Posted by NikK View Post
Unfortunately unlike the US not many of these made it to the EU, for example in Greece only slightly over 200 were sold. I think in Germany it was a couple of thousand at best. Bottom line there aren't many people in forums and such but it's worth a shot.

Still i prefer my chances by contacting an EU agency. We'll see what may get the ball rolling.
There were 7521 Opel GTs manufactured at the Wilmington, DE plant, and my understanding is that all of them were shipped to the EU. It wasn't a lot of cars, but more than what you are intimating.



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08-27-2019 05:52 PM
NikK I also reached out to the European Commission equivalent of the the NHTSA, still no reply however (meanwhile the local Opel support center never got back to me).
08-27-2019 03:37 PM
Robotech A side note to this...I can't share much but I have found out there has been one injury now attributed to a failed/failing IEE Passenger Presence Sensor mat. The brand has not seen a recall on this yet so it may be interesting to see how this changes the scope of our recall.

Again, if you have taken your car in for this PPS recall with a working mat which the dealer applied the "tape fix" to and later your mat failed anyway, report it to the NHTSA consumer's complaint system. It is my speculation that when the mat is already damaged but still functional, the tape will NOT prevent it from failing due to that previously existing damage.
08-27-2019 03:22 PM
TJB63 "To the best of my knowledge, recalls do NOT expire."

To my knowledge some do, I have a 99 Toyota Tacoma that I bought New, apparently back around 2010 they issued a Recall for Frame Rust (It was a Limited Recall) I never received a recall notice since I had moved about 3 times since then, with the last being late 2009 -- Long story short I found out about the "Recall" last year when My Truck failed inspection for a Rusted through Frame, Apparently Toyota was Replacing Frames or Whole Trucks from 2010-2012 - After that, an Owner was SOL? So $3k later, I now have my repaired truck back, Sadly it was still cheaper than buying a New or even a Used truck to replace it.

Had I known there was a Recall, When there was a Recall, I would've had it serviced.

As a Side note: I bought my Sky Used last August, in October I received the Recall notice and took it in, No problems before and No problems now, and I'm not one to trust dealers, But somethings they gotcha on, this was one. I went back to that same Dealer for my State Inspection figuring a Chevrolet Dealer would be familiar with Sky's, They weren't, not even close, with the Service Manager even admitting it, They failed my car saying I needed to replace the whole Back-up light assy ($310.00) I went home, Pulled the bulb, replaced it for about .25 cents and took it back, Service Manager tried to tell me it was a sealed unit (It's Not) So wasted my time going to a Dealer, from now on, I'll stick with my local guy for inspections.
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