I purchased a brand new 2006 silver GTO on 08/02/07. The following next few days I've isolated a squeaking noise in the passenger rear of the vehicle. The noise happens on certain bumps in the road and uneven pavement. Living in southern california with the roads and freeways I drive on this was a consistent irritation. More importantly if you purchase a brand new vehicle there should be no squeaks, rattles, or unusual noises!
I've taken it to the dealer 3 times thus far while it has its brand new warranty and here are the results:
Visit #1: Squeaking noise diagnosed in the rear passenger area of car. Dealer ordered shock absorber, installed it, and said problem fixed. Drove it off the lot and the squeaking noise is still there
Visit #2: After a week or so returned it back to the dealer and said squeaking still there. Dealer tightens brackets on fuel tank and utilizes teflon(?) and said problem fixed. Drove it off the lot and the squeaking noise is still there
Visit #3: After another week or so I returned it back to the dealer and said 'I'll keep bringing this thing back until you have eliminated the noise'. This current visit the dealer ordered another shock absorber(I guess theres two shock absorbers per tire?) and will install it tomorrow. I will let you know the results
Would this qualify as a lemon law possibly if the dealer can't fix this? I dont want them doing any major repairs such as disassembling the car or anything but I mean it does make a significant squeaking noise over bumps and uneven pavement. I've had a passenger that sat in the rear once and said 'what is up with that noise? do you have something loose in the rear trunk area?' I also removed the spare tire and all of the jack compenents. Noise was still there. We'll see if the problem gets fixed