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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Camaro brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Apr 042001

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While depressing brakes, no hard shaking in steering wheel. Dealer has been contacted. Stated normal wear.

- Kingston, NY, USA

problem #22

Jul 192000

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
When car is being driven in wet conditions and the brakes are applied, the car shakes violently, to the point of loosing control of the car. The dealer says it is the anti-lock brakes and this is normal.

- Coventry, CT, USA

problem #21

Mar 011998

Camaro

  • miles
Brake rotors warped as a result of factory flaw, separated 3 times before 20,000 miles, but pa Chevrolet refused to replace and only turned rotors on 2 separate occasions, causing a brake failure leading to accident.( dot number: Tire size: P23555R16 )

- Davis, OK, USA

problem #20

Feb 251998

Camaro

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Excessive wear of front rotors due to warping. Two sets of rotors had to be replaced within 3,000 miles of wear. Dealer notified.

- Mursreesboro, TN, USA

problem #19

Nov 041998

Camaro

  • miles
Front brake rotors are warping prematurely, need resurfacing for the second time. Dealer contacted and states normal wear and tear on the brakes. Provide further information.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #18

Nov 221999

Camaro

  • miles
Have had chronic problems with this car. Most recent being the failure of the ABS braking system. The dealership says that the ABS computer module and or sensors have failed. It seems that this is a constant problem with Camaros. I feel as though this needs to be a covered repair. The car is practically new and they want $800 to fix it.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #17

Jan 251999

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When applying the brakes car goes from side to side.dealer has repaired the vehicle five times, yet the same defect still occurs.

- Trumbull, CT, USA

problem #16

Apr 011999

Camaro

  • miles
Car has been in repair 5 times for the brakes. 2 times for a caliper bolt that fell out, and the wheel locked. Both times I could have been killed in an accident if my wheel would have locked up on the interstate. They never do anything at the dealership but turn/clean roters which become faulty again. I'm looking into sueing Chevrolet if they don't fix this defect. It is way too dangerous for something of this nature to keep occuring over and over again. Next time I might not be so lucky.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #15

Oct 051999

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
When applying the brakes the vehicle did a 180 degree spin and hit a pole due to the ABS kicking in. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Greatneck, NY, USA

problem #14

Sep 291999

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
When the brakes are applied there is a severe squeak, and the pedal will depress all the way to the floor. The system takes extra seconds to kick in and stop as it should. Dealer has been contacted, they replaced the rotors five times and the pads seven times.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #13

Apr 131999

Camaro

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer contunues to experience ABS system failures, to date consumer has had pads and rotors replaced/rotors resurfaced on several occasions due to defect. Nlm

- Trumbull, CT, USA

problem #12

Jun 191999

Camaro

  • miles
The right rear tire blew out, it is in two completely different peices, on a major highway. I could have easily lost control of the vehicle and been in a major accident. I have also had to have the tires plugged twice already since I purchased the vehicle. The brakes have been squeaking for almost three months and when reported to dealer they did nothing to fix it. They have also caused skidding when roads are wet and do not feel as if they are properly locking.( dot number: Tire size: P235/55R16 )

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #11

May 101999

Camaro

  • miles
Brakes repaired 10/98 @14000 mi. Brakes replaced 12/98 @ 20,700 mi. Brakes repaired 5/99 @ 25,035 mi. Also - starter motor @ 7700 mi., water pump @ 20,00 mi., and now the A/C compressor and blowerr motor are on order because the A/C is not cold. What's next?

- Seaside, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 151998

Camaro

  • miles
Front brake rotors are warped, and have been since the car was new. Dealer "cleans" them each time I bring in the car. Many people have reported this problem. There should be a recall for these defective rotors.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #9

Oct 151998

Camaro

  • miles
Rotors on front of vehicle warped to the point that control of vehicle difficult. GM authorized resurfacing only and defective rotors were left on car. At 16,000 rotors warped again to the point that I felt vehicle was unsafe. GM replaced rotors with oem rotors and at 20,000 the rotors have again warped to the point of being annoying. Seems to be a problem with the material composing the rotors, and not from driving style.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #8

Mar 251999

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.( dot number: Tire size: 245/50/Z16 )

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 011998

Camaro

  • miles
Rotors warped at 6K miles; dealer refinished same. Repair lasted roughly 6K miles before problem returned. At highway speeds (60mph +) if brakes are applied front wheels shake severely, causing loss of control. In a panic situation, I don't think the car would be controllable. Dealer solution is to resurface rotors a second time and replace if problem returns. This appears to be a widespread problem with Camaros, and I fail to see how replacing rotors with the same part will solve the problem. This is a high performance vehicle capable of 150mph + speeds, and should have a braking system to match.

- New Haven, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 291998

Camaro

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident at approximately 40-45 mph. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and ABS brakes failed to stop vehicle. Dealer notifed, and vehicle is being inspected and repaired that this time.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 291998

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
When ABS brakes are applied front end shimmies. Problem occurs in rainy conditions. Rotors have been replaced, but problem remains.

- Blue Ridge, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 051999

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
While driving 60 mph and changing lanes brakes were applied suddenly while turning the wheel to avoid a collision, the ABS locked up, causing the vehicle to spin, resulting in a rollover.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

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