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Old 09-18-2012, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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About to buy 2001 Z06, are these issues normal?

Hey all, I'm about to buy a 2001 Z06 with only 15k miles, car looks great, runs great, but I had a GM dealer pull up the maintenance history, and there's a lot of stuff there. Just wondering if someone could give me an idea if this stuff is normal or if the car may be a lemon.

Job Card Date Job Card Number Transaction Type Transaction Adjustment Labour Operation Odometer Reading
09/07/2004 051667 ZSCT----Service Contracts E4301 - Bearing And Hub Assembly, Rear Wheel - Left - Replace 10,265 MI
08/17/2004 358590 ZFAT----Field Action Recall V1145 - 04006 - Perform Reprogram and Functional Test - Manuals Only 10,151 MI
06/21/2004 038172 ZSCT----Service Contracts J6372 - Sensor, Oxygen (Engine Control) - Replace 10,116 MI
06/21/2004 038172 ZSCT----Service Contracts J6354 - Powertrain Control Module Engine Reprogramming with SPS 10,116 MI
04/23/2003 140545 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction R4490 - Remote Control Door Lock Transmitter Replacement 9,198 MI
04/23/2003 140545 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction K2764 - Rear Housing/Sealer - R&R Or Replace 9,198 MI
04/23/2003 140545 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction N6612 - Exterior Lighting Wiring and/or Connector Repair or Replacement 9,198 MI
03/27/2003 139168 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction E7501 - Locking Parts, Rack/Sector/Lock Bolt/Actuator Rod, Steering Column - Tilt - Replace 8,445 MI
07/02/2002 175423 ZSCT----Service Contracts M0017 - Lube, Oil And Filter 6,901 MI
05/07/2002 123282 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction E0645 - Accessory Kit, Air Inflation - Replace 5,800 MI
04/05/2002 121457 ZSCT----Service Contracts M0017 - Lube, Oil And Filter 5,758 MI
04/05/2002 121457 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction C2740 - Door And/Or Pad, Console Compartment - R&R Or Replace 5,758 MI
04/05/2002 121457 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction E0050 - Wheel Nut Cap Replacement 5,758 MI
04/05/2002 121457 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction D4440 - Compressor Assembly - Replace 5,758 MI
04/05/2002 121457 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction N1720 - Fuse - Replace 5,758 MI
07/13/2001 104632 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction N4180 - Instrument Cluster Replacement 4,355 MI
07/13/2001 104632 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction D4440 - Compressor Assembly - Replace 4,355 MI
07/13/2001 104632 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction Z7910 - 1-WAY SHUTTLE COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 4,355 MI
07/13/2001 104632 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction Z5000 - DEALER/RETAILER TRADE(PART OBTAINED LOCALLY) 4,355 MI
10/19/2000 151296 ZSCT----Service Contracts M0017 - Lube, Oil And Filter 1,045 MI
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Re: About to buy 2001 Z06, are these issues normal?

Some things here are normal,some arent. But from what i see, a person looking at this history could conclude that the car has been regularly maintained and no wrecks. But we are talking about an 11 year old car. If its running fine, theres no problems right now. Looks fine, no paint/bodywork needed. And only 15k mi? what are you waiting for? Drive that sucker and enjoy!!
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Re: About to buy 2001 Z06, are these issues normal?

My experience is limited to a 2003 C5 Z06 with a little over 22,000 miles when sold and a 2007 C6 Z06 now at about 20,000 miles. So thru 2 generations and over 40,000 miles I might have had 3 or 4 warranty issues-all little except the flying roof on the 2007. I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions about the number of trips to the shop with only 15,000 miles.
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Hey all, I'm about to buy a 2001 Z06 with only 15k miles, car looks great, runs great, but I had a GM dealer pull up the maintenance history, and there's a lot of stuff there. Just wondering if someone could give me an idea if this stuff is normal or if the car may be a lemon.

Job Card Date Job Card Number Transaction Type Transaction Adjustment Labour Operation Odometer Reading
09/07/2004 051667 ZSCT----Service Contracts E4301 - Bearing And Hub Assembly, Rear Wheel - Left - Replace 10,265 MI
06/21/2004 038172 ZSCT----Service Contracts J6372 - Sensor, Oxygen (Engine Control) - Replace 10,116 MI
04/23/2003 140545 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction N6612 - Exterior Lighting Wiring and/or Connector Repair or Replacement 9,198 MI
04/05/2002 121457 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction C2740 - Door And/Or Pad, Console Compartment - R&R Or Replace 5,758 MI
04/05/2002 121457 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction D4440 - Compressor Assembly - Replace 5,758 MI
07/13/2001 104632 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction N4180 - Instrument Cluster Replacement 4,355 MI
07/13/2001 104632 ZREG----Regular Vehicle Transaction D4440 - Compressor Assembly - Replace 4,355 MI
It looks a lot better after I trimmed the list of "normal" issues, recalls and fluff, but it is still a touch excessive. It wouldn't scare me off the car at all. I'd just be happy to see a solid service history.

My car has 23K miles on it and has only seen the dealer twice. Since I've done all the work, it makes for a Carfax that either looks like a low mile gem with no issues, or scares someone cause there's no service history.
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Re: About to buy 2001 Z06, are these issues normal?

Yea, no history after 2004, the current owner claims to have done all the service and maintenance himself in accordance with the GM corvette manuals. Thanks for all the replies guys, makes me feel better about the car.
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Re: About to buy 2001 Z06, are these issues normal?

I think a dealer was eager to perform warranty work.
It's prob a good car, but the 02's are the best.
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Hey all, I'm about to buy a 2001 Z06 with only 15k miles, car looks great, runs great, but I had a GM dealer pull up the maintenance history
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