A few weeks back we told you that GM had recalled all Camaro ZL1 models delivered to dealers (as well as one erroneously delivered to a customer) to address a mysterious and undefined “quality issue.” While rumors circulated that the problem was software-related, GM remained (and remains) silent on the details behind the recall and production halt. It’s even extended to dealer orders, so at the moment, you can’t even place an order for a 2012 Camaro ZL1.
In a conversation with Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran, Autoblog has learned that a fix will be forthcoming “in weeks, not months.” While Doran didn’t elaborate on the problem or the solution, he did qualify that a “couple hundred” ZL1s had been built prior to the recall and production stoppage, and that all are currently back at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario plant awaiting resolution of the issue.
Depending upon how long it takes, GM may decide to halt 2012 production and begin building 2013 models when production resumes. While the delays are inconvenient for anyone awaiting delivery of a 2012 ZL1, there’s some comfort in the thought that “limited production” usually translates to “increased collectibility” down the line.
If you can’t wait for delivery of your uber-pony-car, the new 650-horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500s will begin hitting dealers soon. It promises to be a faster car for comparable money, if any Chevy loyalists are willing to cross brand lines.