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Old 09-10-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Front Air Dam

I just received a letter about the front air dam. Are they talking about the black plastic that is beneath the painted bumper? I think of it as the spoiler.

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Old 09-10-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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Yup, that's it. The air dam is, in theory, a spoiler, just on the underside of the car. It's the little black plastic piece that hangs down under the bumper. It reduces aerodynamic drag under the car and redirects air into the radiator.
(It can also be found along the side of many roads and highways b/c people tend to rip them off and discard them like they're useless)

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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got my letter today too, I know mine has come awful close to gettin damaged when parkin at some convenince stores.

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:34 PM   #4
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Default Re: Front Air Dam

Letter? What kind of letter? Recall?

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I just received a letter about the front air dam. Are they talking about the black plastic that is beneath the painted bumper? I think of it as the spoiler.

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:40 PM   #5
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Can you please post a transcript of the letter? Does it mention a VIN range?

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Old 09-10-2007, 08:43 PM   #6
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Yeah, will I get maybe my money back on the one I replaced already?

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:16 PM   #7
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Just got mine today. It just stated that the air dam issue was one corrected in 07, so you may or may not have a problem. Mine has held up like a champ and I have heard it scrape a lot on the curbs when I pull in to park.

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:23 PM   #8
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Mine has a nice big crack in the middle, under the plate holder. Fortunately, it broke clean enough that I used a little of that 200mph black duct tape they use in NASCAR on the back. You can't see the break until you are practically nose up to it.

Still, I'd like to have it fixed. I hate knowing that something is broken on my car, even if you can't see it.

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:37 PM   #9
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Default Re: Front Air Dam

GM had this problem with the previous generation Pontiac Grand Prixs as well (I owned a '99 GP before the Aura). My GP's dam was always hitting the ground or getting stuck on parking bumpers...my Aura is MUCH higher off the ground.

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Just got mine today. It just stated that the air dam issue was one corrected in 07, so you may or may not have a problem. Mine has held up like a champ and I have heard it scrape a lot on the curbs when I pull in to park.

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Old 09-10-2007, 10:00 PM   #10
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Default Re: Front Air Dam

thanks for the post. Mine cracked right in the middle like a week after I bought the car. Iy's a small crack and it's impossible to tell unless you kneel down and look under the front bumper.

Perhaps I will receive a letter...

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Old 09-10-2007, 10:26 PM   #11
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Default Re: Front Air Dam

I recieved my letter today as well. Why isn't it a recall instead of a FYI?

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Old 09-10-2007, 10:54 PM   #12
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woohoo i have replaced mine twice!! Igot 2 letters today saying the samething....hmm

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Old 09-10-2007, 11:17 PM   #13
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Default Re: Front Air Dam

There is a form with the letter that if you have already had it fixed that you can apply to get your money back.

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Old 09-11-2007, 12:31 AM   #14
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Default Re: Front Air Dam

I broke mine the second night of owning the Aura driving into my driveway at the same speed I would in my VUE, snapped right in half.
Ordered and Replaced it the next week.
Guess the letter says I'm entitled to a reimbursment.

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Old 09-11-2007, 07:45 AM   #15
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I recieved my letter today as well. Why isn't it a recall instead of a FYI?
Because it isn't a safety item and only applies if you happen to damage it. There's no specific defect in the air dam, they're just letting you know that, if you do damage it (typically not a warranty item), you'll be covered under the bumper-to-bumper factory warranty. Breaking the new and improved air dam, however, is not covered.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:02 AM   #16
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Anybody else note that the Aura has a comparitively high stance (clearance)
? I'm surprised that the front air dam is a design issue.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:35 AM   #17
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I've never parked close enough to anything to damage that.

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I've never parked close enough to anything to damage that.
Me neither. After living with my SC2, I always leave plenty of space between the curb and my car - even in the Equinox!

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I've never parked close enough to anything to damage that.
I broke mine going into a driveway, not on a curb.

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I broke mine going into a driveway, not on a curb.
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