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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,162 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 #37

Jun 222004

Camaro

  • miles

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

When pressing on the brakes consumer heard a noise coming from the brakes. Consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic, who determined that the rotors wore out prematurely.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #36

Apr 262004

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Rotors and pads were replaced every 15,000 miles. Consumer stated rotors and pads were replaced three times.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #35

Feb 052004

Camaro 8-cyl

  • miles
1998 Z28: Have experienced fuel pump failure (replaced by dealer circa June 99) also, experiencing an erratic fuel gage...reading fuel for a lengthy period of time, then suddenly drops to less than 2/3. intermittent horn function: Complete horn failure; however, if you shut the engine off and restart horn will work. Front rotor warping repeatedly. Manufacture denies there is a problem, says driver is overheating brakes. I believe the problem is rotors are poorly designed. Also found if you don't drive through water when rotors are hot that this will help. Slow acceleration after cold startup. However, if you shut engine down and restart acceleration will be normal.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #34

Mar 212003

Camaro 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

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

Front brake rotors warped on 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28; I know of several people personally that have 1998 and up Camaros/firebirds that had this issue. I have also heard many similar complaints from people in car clubs and internet message boards. People refer to the stock rotors as junk because they warp so often which leads me to the conclusion that the car manufacture did not put adequately designed rotors on the vehicles. People with this issue say to buy non-oem rotors because they will warp again and simply having the rotors turned does not help as they warp again. I have actually had my rotors turned and new brakes (installed by dealership with oem parts) put on the car and I have the warping issue. Mechanics that I know also agree that the brakes/rotors are not adequately designed for these vehicles.

- Edna, TX, USA

problem #33

Apr 011999

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rotors were turned around in April 1999, and were warped at this time. When applying brakes steering wheel shakes. Took vehicle to dealer 3 times for rotor problems.

- Marshall, MI, USA

problem #32

Apr 121999

Camaro

  • miles
Freeway speed braking compromised due to extreme vibration caused by warped front rotors. Dealer has tried to repair problem by machining - always reappears after 5000 miles. Now they refuse to fix as it is a 'wear item'. this is a design or material quality issue that has been present since new. Brakes that can't be used to their full effectiveness are a safety item.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #31

Jan 292001

Camaro

  • miles

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

Front rotors warp so bad steering wheel shakes so violently you can lose control, GM says normal wear and tear, 1/2 front breakpads still left.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #30

Sep 282000

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
Brake rotors are prematurely wearing, cause unknown.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #29

Dec 301998

Camaro

  • miles
Front brake rotors warped prematurely, problem became noticable when making sudden stops. Nlm

- Crystal Be, TX, USA

problem #28

Mar 011998

Camaro

  • miles
Both left and right front brake rotors warped.

- Linesville, PA, USA

problem #27

Feb 211999

Camaro

  • miles

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

Rotors turned at 9100 miles. Warped again at 27,000. Dealer failed to make good.

- Hammonton, NJ, USA

problem #26

Aug 232000

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
Rotors are warped, and when driving at highway speed vehicle shimmies. When appling brakes front shakes very hard. Dealer has attempted to repair this problem once, but it has occurred again.

- Canton, MS, USA

problem #25

May 012000

Camaro

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Front brake rotors have warped. Dealer will not replaced rotors under warranty. Chevy considers it acceptable for rotors to warp at 30,000 miles.

- Stevensville, MD, USA

problem #24

Dec 051998

Camaro

  • miles
Rotors are worn out.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #23

Apr 102000

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
Taken vehicle to dealership to have brakes checked. Mechanic noticed rotors were warped & turned them. This has happened 3 times before because steering wheel vibrated. The fourth time rotors were replaced due to being too thin. Now rotors are warped again.

- Gresham, OR, USA

problem #22

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 #21

Feb 251998

Camaro

  • miles
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 #20

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 #19

Oct 011998

Camaro

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Both front brake rotors warped.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #18

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Warped rotors caused vibration.

- Simi Valle, CA, USA

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