When moot pandemonium broke out yesterday over the alleged production suspension of the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, every which outlet regurgitated the news without doing much — if any — fact checking.
Speculation was that quality control shut down production yesterday (or days prior) due to what is presumed to be some sort of software issue with the 580-horsepower muscle car. But nobody bothered to point out is that Oshawa, Ontario Assembly plant had a planned retooling shutdown last week. Over it all, a quality bug was found, and deliveries have been halted. But it did not cause the previous shutdown.
Even our friends at GM Connects — who make it their business to keep track of a GM vehicle’s assembly process for curious customers before their ordered vehicle reaches the driveway — informed us that there were, in fact, several ZL1 models crossing the Oshawa assembly line yesterday. However, as of this morning, things have stopped.
Yes, there is a quality issue. And production will not resume until said issue is resolved. But honestly, it’s better than a recall. Now, somebody give us a damn Pulitzer.