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5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,738 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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2011 Chevrolet Camaro drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #8

May 072015

Camaro

  • miles

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

I was told last year that I had a bad transmission due to water damage to my vehicle and that they would not cover the repair because they said that I drove it through water which was not true so, I had to pay a $250ded out of pocket, and $3856.97 was paid by my insurance company. Not even 2 months later the same problem. The car will drive and then it will stop on you and not change into gear. The car has been in the shop about 8 times for the same problem and they can't seem to tell me what the problem is. Who can I contact to help me with this issue since the manufacturer cant tell what's wrong with their own product.

- Forney, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 132015

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Vapor began coming in through the air vents, along with a super-sweet smell; this smell was later identified as leaking engine coolant. The front windshield quickly fogged up, beginning on the passenger side, and absolutely would not clear. Using the vehicle's defrost only increased the windshield fogging and severely decreased visibility. Fogging and visibility is worse when the weather is cool or it is raining, and the coolant smell inside the car can make you sick and give you headaches. Fog-free window treatment is ineffective. Taken to the Chevrolet dealership service center, the Camaro has a bad heater core - to fix this extremely hazardous issue, the Camaro's windshield must be taken out along with the dash and seats just to gain access to the heater core... at a cost around $2,000 and over a week in the service center... beware this is not covered under Chevy's powertrain warranty (the heater core is excluded). This is a very common problem with newer model Camaros and should be a GM recall by now. I was able to pull off the interstate before my visibility was reduced to zero... somebody else may not be so lucky, or may not know what's going on when their windshield begins to fog.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #6

Aug 132014

Camaro

  • 37,000 miles
My car began to over heat causing my vehicle to suddenly lose power. Also caused fogged windshield.. the heater core on the Camaro from 2010 - 2013 are having malfunctions causing the car to overheat and or spill boiling liquid onto your passengers feet, if you were to have a passenger start to scream when this burning liquid were to hit their feet while wearing high heels or sandals you can easily get distracted and lose control of you vehicle from just someone screaming out of now where, there are countless stories on the Camaro forum about these heater cores going bad.. others experience counting fogged windshield which could cause a visibility issue and cause an accident and a vehicle breakdown causing a accident if you break down in heavy traffic... my Camaro is at the dealer now getting diagnosed. But this issue has not been addressed as a recall and should be..

- Vineland, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 312013

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles

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

Leaving work and the clutch stuck when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear then there was a terrible burning smell and it stalled in the middle of an intersection. Then while I was on the highway driving 65mph I down-shifted from 6th to 5th for upcoming slower traffic and the clutch stuck again and the car starts to stall. Both times I had pressed on the gas thinking the clutch would come out and it didn't so then there was terrible burning smell. I finally got the clutch unstuck both times and proceeded home. It didn't do it while driving to work but my car had been in the garage all night. However, at work my car sits outside all day and it was really cold that day. I notified the dealer first thing in the morning and they are looking at it.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #4

Nov 052011

Camaro

  • 3,608 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated upon starting the ignition the engine warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they detected the rear differential was severely damaged as a result to excessive metal fragments in the gear box oil. The vehicle was repaired for the engine warning indicator and the gear box oil was replaced. The engine warning indicator malfunction persisted after the repair. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer three to four times for the engine warning failure and unknown repairs related to the rear differential. The other repairs performed consisted of the replacement of the rear differential bearings and, rear passenger side wheel hub. An inspector diagnosed the vehicle which there was no resolution. After the most recent repairs were performed, the contact was driving and a loud rattling noise emitted from the transmission with multiple engine misfires. The vehicle suddenly stalled and was towed to the dealer who detected the rear differential housing was leaking. In addition, there was damage to the cam-shaft and cylinders. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defects. The approximate failure mileage was 3,608.

- Olney, MD, USA

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problem #3

May 132011

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 100 miles
There is a notchiness when shifting into second gear from first under hard acceleration. This results in a second gear grind and I am unable to get into second gear sometimes. Also, occasionally the transmission will pop out of second gear and return to neutral resulting in no acceleration, which is a serious problem when pulling out into traffic. I have read about several people with the same issues as me, especially with grinding second gear, and GM simply needs to fix the issue instead of saying that the transmission is "operating as intended". I have been dreaming of owning a new Camaro since the announcement that it was coming back to market, but it has been a nightmare with transmission issues since day 1 with no fix from the dealer.

- North Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #2

May 052011

Camaro

  • 1,200 miles
While driving my 2011 Camaro rs the engine warning light came on then the power train disengaged momentarily all warning lights and ESC failed. The auto transmission would not shift out of 2nd or 3rd gear and the steering became unstable. Warning bells and door locks went off. This car is unsafe to drive and has been returned to the dealer. Despite three times to repair the ESC, the car continues to fail.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012011

Camaro

  • 4,000 miles
When merging into high speed traffic the transmission grinds/rejects second gear in the manual transmission causing the car to jerk and slow down unexpectedly. I almost was in a accident due to the missed shift.

- Danville, IL, USA

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