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5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,667 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Camaro electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012008

Camaro 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2002 Chevrolet Camaro ss. Consumer states engine failure due to wiring harness placement. According to the dealership, the number 7 cylinder may have passed compressed liquid, most likely fuel that caused the piston and rod to be damaged. It caused damage to the cylinder wall which required replacement of the engine. The technician also indicated that the number 8 cylinder was damaged. The dealer stated the cause for the fuel injectors remaining in the open position was the wiring controlling the fuel injectors was chafed and making contact with the bulkhead which grounded the wiring. The consumer stated one day he started the vehicle and white smoke emitted from the exhaust, he shut the vehicle off and let it sit in the driveway. The consumer stated the distance of the wiring from the bulkhead is less than 1/4 of an inch, the PCM can be made to move just under 1/2 inch which would be enough distance for the wires to make contact with the bulkhead. It would indicate that over time, vibration from driving conditions would cause the PCM to move back and forth which strongly suggest a flaw in the positioning of the PCM. There was evidence to suggest that an outside source caused the wiring to chafe, such as rodents nesting in the engine compartment.

- Poquonock, CT, USA

problem #2

Sep 012008

Camaro 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that the control box in the engine, located near the firewall, caused the fuel injectors to pour fuel into the engine. As a result, the engine was ruined. When the vehicle was started, white smoke appeared from the exhaust. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but they went out of business. The vehicle was towed to another dealer and they replaced the entire engine. The manufacturer offered him a 10% discount and the contact paid $6,200 for the repair. The contact has a photo of where the box was located in the engine, which he felt was too close to the firewall and the initial cause of the failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 44,000. Updated 1/26/09 the consumer was the number 7 cylinder may have compressed liquid, most likely fuel that caused the piston and rod to be damaged. It caused damaged to the cylinder wall which required the replacement of the engine. The consumer was then told the fuel injectors were in the open position because the wiring controlling the fuel injectors was chafed and making contact with the bulkhead which grounded the wiring. Updated 01/27/09.

- Poquonock, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 272004

Camaro 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On raining days the front windshield leaked water inside of the vehicle. Water leaked onto the fuse box/consumer legs/brakes, and gas pedal, resulting in an electrical short. Then, vehicle caught on fire. Dealer was notified.

- Uniondale, NY, USA

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