Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Cadillac CTS-V Recalled Over Defective Supercharger

This just in: General Motors announced the supercharger bolted atop the 6.2-liter V8 powerplant fitted to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V might not work properly. According to the Detroit carmaker, defective blowers can be easily identified by a highly audible rattle noise coming from the engine bay.
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But here's the big one that is certain to make lots of jaws drop and thousands of owners very angry: every single 2009 - 2013 model year Cadillac CTS-V and 2012 - 2013 model year Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is prone to develop the unhealthy rattle. All of them. The whole production run.

General Motors says that defective superchargers left unrepaired may lead to the contamination of the internal shaft bearing grease, which causes the bearing to squeal, overheat and ultimately seize the engine. Fortunately, the manufacturer declared it will replace every supercharger affected by this glitch at no cost at all.

At $2,095 a pop, the cost-free blower replacement is greatly welcomed, thank you. Owners affected will also receive a Special Coverage Adjustment for the problem. Specifically, General Motors extends the warranty of the supercharger for 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first.

If you own a ZL1 or a CTS-V, then contact GM at 1-800-458-8006 as soon as possible. You also have the option to give your local Chevy or Caddy dealer a call to determine if your performance car is eligible to receive a new blower.


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