I called nikon support. Phone is in link above. Reported the problem. You might want to call and make sure the camera is registered. They will need a copy of the receipt with the shipment and a statement on the problem. I shipped it through the newspaper I used to be employed with, I am not sure if that prioritized my camera or not. I shipped it like I received it in the original packaging(without the extras) inside another box with insulation for extra protection.
I hope you get things squared away without any hassles. Nothing more frustrating than knowing how to get results and the gear not doing its part. That being said, I am loving my D7000 now.