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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,452 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro engine problems

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 032014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


Ac started to blow out really cold air (could see the cold air coming out) and would hear the compressor being turned on and off and then no more cold air would blow out. Took it in to the dealer and they said it was the condenser. Purchased a condenser and another mechanic said that the compressor would not turn on. Researched problems and seems that it has something to do with the control module not communicating with compressor to turn on and off. I can not find any recalls or a dealer that will repair this or if this is even what it is.

- Galveston, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 052011


  • 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

problem #2

Feb 192012

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
I recently purchased a 2011 Camaro ss. This was a gift to my wife because she had always loved the Camaro. The car was purchased at a Chevrolet dealership. My wife drove the car home about 70 miles with no trouble at all. A few days later the temperature in North Carolina dropped to around 40 deg and started to rain. My wife took my daughter to the store and she was unable to get above 30 mph because the car was uncontrollable due to the rear end constantly fish tailing. I was called by her crying because she was so scared. I contacted a friend to go and get the car and he called me as he was driving telling me what the car was doing. After doing some research on line I found out that the pirelli pzero tires that come standard on the ss and rs Camaro are summer only" tires. These tires are only to be driven in temperatures above 45 deg and in dry conditions! I am currently in the middle East and relied totally on the dealership to inform my wife of any issues or warnings that should have come with the car. Also Chevrolet is totally at fault by selling, as standard equipment, a tire that is dangerous to the point of being criminal when driven in weather conditions that cover most of the United States. I had to purchases, at the cost of over $1000, a set of tires that are ?all season" so my wife can drive safely. I should not have to be paying over $40,000 for a car that I need to spend another grand on just to make it safe to drive. This is totally and completely unacceptable. I will notify everyone and anyone that I can about the hazards of this situation.

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #1

May 052011


  • 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

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