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Our 2019 Silverado Is Still In Fort Wayne But More Details Emerge

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Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

9/11/2018

 

The saga of our custom ordered 2019 Northsky Blue Metallic Silverado LTZ is no closer to an end but at least now we are starting to get some details as to what exactly is going down. If you're not caught up, read up on Part One and Part Two

 

Since our last update we've been in touch with our dealership and the Chevy communications team. Both have shed some additional light on our truck's situation. 

 

Our dealer, after checking with the Northeast Regional Sales Manager can confirm that our truck is being held for quality assurance. That means this is not a shipping issue after all. The regional manger doesn't know what the quality hold is all about nor can they do anything about it. 

 

Chevrolet has also been working hard to figure out why our Silverado hasn't left the plant. A Chevy employee talking on background confirmed two larger scale issues the plant has faced during the first weeks of startup. One involved the placement of doors by a factory robot and the other issue was a batch of wavy windshields. 

 

The door issue was apparently fixed early on but the windshield issue hit a larger group of trucks that are still being fixed today. Those trucks were built with those wavy windshields anyways because replacement glass wasn't available in the "Just-in-time" world of automotive factory production. Plus, you can't store a truck without it being weather light. So, an unknown number of vehicles are sitting outside the factory while 350+ people go over them with a fine comb, fix issues and replace windshields as parts come in. 

 

Does that mean our truck is waiting for new glass outside the factory? Well, we're not sure. But, good news, we're talking to the man who will know exactly what's up with our 2019 LTZ later this week,  Tim Asoklis, Chief Engineer. He'll fill us in our not only the status of our Silverado but give us the inside scoop about the quality control measures Chevrolet is implementing while they start up building the all new Silverado. 

 

We'll keep everyone updated after we interview Tim and hear more from Chevrolet. 

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Zane,

 

Makes you wonder how many Silverado and Sierra's out there on lots now have these "Wavy" windshields.....

In case you are wondering what your Northsky Blue LTZ would look like if you had it now, see below: :thumbs:

 

 

 

 

 

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Glad you have more info on why it is still sitting there.  At least it is a windshield and not something major.

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