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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,255 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 092015


  • 34,942 miles


Vehicle would not start; repaired and then symptom happened again. Said to be a faulty water bladder designed to remove leaking water from convt top in the trunk area, caused by two buttons on the convertible top missing. Dealer suggested using a car cover to prevent it from happening again. Problem: The design is flawed and there is no notice that something this dangerous could happen. When the electrical parts failed, (entire wire loom was compromised with no warning!) no safety items would work. If vehicle was on major highway, death would probably occur. Vehicle(s) should be recalled and new system designed to eliminate water intrusion. I understand from internet this is an ongoing safety problem. I was charged $ because water leaks are not covered by warranty. Due to a design flaw and no notification from the company of the dangers of this design flaw; no mention anywhere in the operations manual regarding the location of the" buttons" or the water bladder, or the chance that the vehicle could become disabled due to the design flaw. This vehicle, with this problem could have shut down on any of the many highways I drive leaving me, or worse, my wife in danger and powerless with no warning of any problem. When the wire loom in my Camaro and fuse box failed, all brake lights and all other power failed. This reminds me of an incident years ago on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey walt whitman bridge where a new Ford product was run over and all four occupants killed by a tractor trailer. The cause was found to be a bad computer module.

- North Wildwood, NJ, USA

problem #8

Nov 212013


  • 4,300 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that the clutch pedal abnormally traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer six times where the clutch was replaced but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,300.

- Bakersville, NC, USA

problem #7

Mar 042013


  • 8,000 miles
Vehicle would not shift into second gear.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #6

Feb 142013

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 40,013 miles


During acceleration, the engine hesitates and begins to choke. When it attempts to shift into the next gear it feels like the car will shut off. I was almost in several accidents on the highway due to this issue. Took car to Chevy dealership at 845am the next morning and the mechanics could not get any type of answer to me until 2pm. I was told they were on the phone and laptops with tech's somewhere else in the U.S. the guessed decision, was some sort of can/am or cam sensor. They did not know why there were five error codes from this issue. I was told that the mechanics were instructed to start fixing this issue, by replacing the sensor and then run another diagnostics on the vehicle. I have to wait three days for the part to come in and was told this may eventually not be the correct fix to this issue. Iknow have to wait. Luckily my power train warranty covers this part and labor but I have to pay a one hundred dollar deductible towards the cost per the contract.

- Fairless Hills, PA, USA

problem #5

May 102012

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 7,391 miles
In may, started to feel a vibration/shimmy of some sort when accelerating in all sorts of speeds. Took vehicle to dealership and they could not duplicate. Vibration/shimmy continued and gradually become more frequent so took vehicle back to dealership in June in which the tech test drove and was able to duplicate the issue. Was told he was not the transmission expert so they had the so called transmission expert test drive and he was unable to duplicate the problem. Took my car back to the dealership the very next day and it was determined to be the torque converter. The transmission had to be flushed due to metal shavings in the transmission. I have had continuous problems with the transmission since the torque converter was replaced. The transmission is hesitating when attempting to increase speed, it slams into gear, downshifts when its not suppose to and the vibration is slowly starting to come back. Dealership is claiming this is normal for the type of transmission I have and its operating as designed.

- Lower Lake, CA, USA

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problem #4

Sep 042012


  • 8,200 miles
While the vehicle is being driven, and during gradual acceleration, the vehicle hesitates and begins to shudder when it attempts to shift into the next gear. This shudder occurs at multiple speeds, usually around 31mph, 42mph and 53mph. The shuddering only seems to occur during gradual increases in speed, and is not noticed when accelerating at a more rapid pace, such as when entering onto a highway on-ramp. The shuddering fluctuates between mild to severe and is also noticed somewhat when the vehicle is downshifting to a lower gear as well. If the operator temporarily ceases in the acceleration, and then re-engages the acceleration, the vehicle seems to respond. This problem appears to be getting more frequent over the past two weeks, and the problem seemed to increase during a recent longer 3 hours trip. I have noticed numerous other similar complaints while researching this matter via the internet, and the problems seem to be frequently occurring at/after 6000 miles. I am concerned that this problem could result in an accident if I am attempting to merge with on-coming traffic and the vehicle fails to respond to acceleration and/or stalls out.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 012012

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 6,500 miles


At RPM's approximately 1200-2000 car stutters, like it needs to downshift. Happens at various speeds when applying gradual acceleration. Dealer service says no error codes found, that this is "normal" on the 6 speed transmission & that because of all of the computer components, the transmission naturally lags. Seems to be problem in the torque converter?

- Grove City, PA, USA

problem #2

May 172012


  • 11,446 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that the vehicle would shake abnormally and the rpms increased between 1500 and 2500. In addition, the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure where a diagnostic was performed but the technician was unable locate a failure code. The vehicle was test driven but to no avail. The computer was reprogrammed but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 11,446 and the current mileage was 15,569.

- Dequeen , AR, USA

problem #1

Jun 252012

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 7,500 miles
Between 1500 - 1900 RPM's - all gears the car shudders - similar to a dog shaking itself of water. This occurs in automatic and manual shift modes. It is occurring in all gears between the specified RPM's. it has been at the dealership now for 2 days.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

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