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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
19,979 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 182013

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles

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

I was going for a drive in my neighborhood. I was driving down a hill when the accelerator stuck. At the bottom of the hill was a bump in the road. After hitting the bump the engine turned off. I had no brakes and no steering. I then skid off the road into a tree. There was one injury, a lady in the back seat passenger side hit her head on the back of the front seat passenger. She had a huge goose egg on top of her head and a black eye.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #8

Mar 292014

Camaro

  • 56,000 miles
This Camaro has been in our family since August 2011, as a daily driver for my wife, purchased from a GM certified used dealer. Leaving the parking lot from a trip to walmart today, not even going 10mph, the vehicle begins to slow down stating "engine power is reduced", with both the check engine light on and the stability trac light on. We were able to limp home under 40mph. Nothing is noticeably wrong, but now the car runs on a rough idle, it's sitting stationary for now. Doing research, I have found this is a common problem with LS3's, mostly having to do with the throttle body itself or accompanying sensors. I'm going to change to throttle body and go from there. My major concern is that why isn't this problem a recall worthy issue. It seems to be a major problem with 2010 Camaro's, and many other GM vehicles of the same year with a V8 engine not necessarily the LS3. Why does it take loss of life for GM to fix a major consistent problem. I am really losing faith in this company and it's products. Our 2010 Camaro ss should not be the vehicle sitting in our driveway broken down over a 2001 Camaro ss and a 2002 S10 truck. What is happening to the quality of GM vehicles these days? if they stand by their product, then they need own up to its shortcomings.

- Kenosha , WI, USA

problem #7

Jan 112011

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 14,265 miles
I reached out to [xxx], GM CEO on May 24, 2013 with a strong concerns of power failure for the 2nd time while driving the vehicle; causing me not to have control while the vehicle was driven. Thus it was also noted that I originally reached out to GM to request a replaced vehicle while my vehicle was under warranty due to the vehicle losing power on a major freeway; which was life threatening; however the response back from GM was a declined letter that I received ensuring me that the vehicle was safe to drive. I travel major freeways as part of career so having a reliable vehicle is imperative as for I value my life. [xxx], senior vice president of global quality & customer experience has not returned my calls and now GM is also not honoring the warranty too. After assisting me with my car for 5 months.please not my 2010 Camaro ss is park as for it's not safe to drive. ( GM offer me a contract to sign that would guarantee "no fault to GM ". I couldn't not due them should my Camaro harm myself or others while driving it. Additionally, I was told that GM knows there is a problem with the Camaro but can't find the problem. It's has been noted that the corrections that I need to have made in order to be safe in the GM vehicle cannot be obtained as for my vehicle has been keep Chevy for shop 5 months. I just recently pick up my vehicle on September 6 and now IżżM returning the vehicle again on September 9th for continuing repairs with regards to brakes that were just replaced. 1. acceleration pedal getting struck 2. electrical failure( while driving the vehicle ) losing power 3. seat belt 4. getting stuck in gears I hope you can squeeze me in to take my case [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 112011

Camaro

  • 14,265 miles

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

I reached out to [xxx], GM CEO on May 24, 2013 with a strong concerns of power failure for the 2nd time while driving the vehicle; causing me not to have control while the vehicle was driven. Thus it was also noted that I originally reached out to GM to request a replaced vehicle while my vehicle was under warranty due to the vehicle losing power on a major freeway; which was life threatening; however the response back from GM was a declined letter that I received ensuring me that the vehicle was safe to drive. I travel major freeways as part of career so having a reliable vehicle is imperative as for I value my life. [xxx], senior vice president of global quality & customer experience is not honoring the warranty too. After assisting me with my car for 5 months.please not my 2010 Camaro ss is park as for it's not safe to drive. ( GM offer me a contract to sign that would guarantee "no fault to GM ". I couldn't not due them should my Camaro harm myself or others while driving it. I was told that GM knows there is a problem with the Camaro but can't find the problem. It's has been noted that the corrections that I need to have made in order to be safe in the GM vehicle cannot be obtained as for my vehicle has been keep Chevy for shop 5 months. I just recently pick up my vehicle on September 6 and now I'm returning the vehicle again on September 9th. 1. acceleration pedal getting struck 2. electrical failure( while driving the vehicle ) losing power 3. seat belt 4. getting stuck in gears I hope you can squeeze me in to take my case [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 232012

Camaro

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that the driver was traveling over a two mile stretch when the vehicle suddenly and rapidly accelerated without warning. The vehicle accelerated to 110 mph and proceeded to travel through a four-way stop sign. The driver then engaged the emergency brake in an attempt to stop the unintended acceleration and the rear of the vehicle became erratically uncontrollable. The vehicle then traveled over a curb and crashed into the side of a residence. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver was killed in the impact. The vehicle was not inspected for the cause of the failure. A police report was not filed. The failure and the current mileage was 22,000. The VIN was not available.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 112011

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
I was driving approximately 60 mph on a county road & upon approaching the city limits I put on my brakes to slow down & they failed to work. I tried again several more times & they still failed to work. I was quickly approaching a red light, & several cars that were stopped at this red light, & I put both feet on the brakes & was barely able to contain my car. It slowed down finally, just inches away from the car in front of me, but it was continuously revving up by itself while I still had both feet on the brakes. It was still trying to accelerate by itself. I panicked & threw it in park & then it just shut off by itself. I was able to crank it again & drive home.

- Millbrook, AL, USA

problem #3

Nov 132010

Camaro

  • 1,200 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph in a residential driveway when the vehicle suddenly increased acceleration to the speed of 15 mph. The vehicle failed to slow down after the contact depressed the brakes numerous times and crashed into the garage door. There was minor damage to the front end of the vehicle but no severe body damage. The contact was uninjured. One month prior to the failure, the contact stated that the led warning indicator displayed a reading of a reduction in the engine power and the engine power became extremely low causing the vehicle not to accelerate over 35 mph. The throttle body was replaced by the dealer to correct the problem. The vehicle was not further diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 1,200.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152010

Camaro

  • 80 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that the transmission would shift extremely hard and would sporadically shift from first to third of fourth gear independently. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle would often accelerate abnormally. When the contact referenced the owners manual for the vehicle, it stated that the failure was a normal feature of the vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. Also, the contact stated that the vehicle would often fail to start or would stall abnormally without warning. On one occasion, the contact was unable to remove the key from the ignition and the steering wheel locked abnormally. The contact believed that the theft deterrent system was the cause of the failure. The contact called the manufacturer and was awaiting a response in regards to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 80 and the current mileage was approximately 900.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 302010

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
Car is 2010 Chevrolet Camaro ss with a manual transmission (LS3). Problem: Cruise control can be activated when the car is in neutral. Steps to replicate: Drive normally and go above 40mph, after which shift down to neutral and activate cruise control. Result: The car will activate cruise control and will start to redline the engine. As a result if you shift in to a lower gear, the vehicle will jump to a very high speed since the tachometer is redlining, potentially damaging the engine and making it hard to control the car. Problem has been replicated on two different models of the same vehicle. Have not reported to GM because their customer service loves to argue and do nothing about it.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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