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

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Chevrolet Camaro transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #7

May 012002

Camaro

  • miles

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

Chevrolet refused to repair transmission failure. Lost second and fourth gear as well as reverse.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #6

Apr 042002

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon take off, transmission started making noise and did not want to go into second gear. Tried backing up and reverse was gone. Car will shift into second gear with help. Car has always been maintained properly and transmission serviced at required time. Presently awaiting word from Chevy to see if they will replace transmission at no cost or little cost as mileage is low and car has been well maintained.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #5

Aug 162001

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission & torque converter had to be replaced at 54,000 miles. Easy, highway mileage only on vehicle. I have all receipts for maintenance of vehicle since day purchased. Vehicle maintained in strict adherence to owner's manual long trip/highway maintenance schedule.

- Robbinsville, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 162001

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission & torque converter had to be replaced at 54,000 miles. Easy, highway mileage only on vehicle. I have all receipts for maintenance of vehicle since day purchased. Vehicle maintained in strict adherence to owner's manual long trip/highway maintenance schedule.

- Robbinsville, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 212000

Camaro

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Winshield wipers occasionally failed to operate, dealer replaced module. Recall issued on the same part for the 1996 chev S10.

- Belleview, WA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Mar 211999

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
My car has done a 'tink-tink' sound since I took it out of the dealer with only 8 miles on the odometer. Every time I put it in drive or reverse, it makes a double tink-pop from under. When you accelerate, it sounds again, and sometimes sounds as the trasmission changes gears (automatic) or you brake. I'm concerned that it could break while driving, and causing a potential hazard with a crash as it becomes undriveable.

- Carolina, PR, USA

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