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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Camaro transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 062000

(reported on)

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My Camaro has been in the shop presenting the P1870 transmission code approximately 10 times. The dealer has performed over 2000 warrantied major work on the transmission prior to 36000 miles. I am still having repeated problems with the transmission and have looked up the technical service bulletins only to find that there are many regarding the transmission-automatic and the computer presenting the P1870 code. I am repeatedly told that nothing is wrong with the car and that they cannot duplicate the problem. However the service engine soon light is still coming on indicating transmission slippage. I have contact GM with no reply. You would think after performing $2500 worth of useless repair work that they would have put in a rebuilt transmission or offered help to me in another way. It is slowly becoming a safety and punitive matter to me.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #7

May 072000

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Auto transmission failed at 18000 miles. Replaced N/C. failed again at 40000 miles. Replaced at N/C. failed for third time at 76800 miles. Dealer offers no assistance. Chevrolet cotacted. Csr offers no assistance and is unwilling to admit that this is a manufactures defect. Currently seeking further assistance. Dealer states that warranty on replacement trans. Is 3/50000 if customer pays for repair but only 3/36000 if dealer replaces under warranty.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #6

Nov 011999

(reported on)

Camaro

  • miles
Car will not start in the cold there is a clicking sound and lights flicker for a while before the engine turns over. Multiple service engine soon lights seems to be consistently happpenings with multiple problems of all kinds.

- Salem, HI, USA

problem #5

Jun 011997

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When driving at any speed the vehicle is shifting hard and there is a clucking noise coming fromt the rear end of the vehicle.

- Wilbraham, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 161999

(reported on)

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slipping when going up hills or any similar terrain. Nlm

- Wynnewood, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 211999

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was notified also that there are other Chevrolet have this exact same defect and it needs to be brought to the attention of the manufacturer. No safety defect mentione din summary.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The problem is the transmission is slipping bewteen gears between 50-55 and 60-65. Transmission replaced once in December. Brought it in again in January due to the same problem, and dealer said it was normal for a gradual acceleration, I must accelerate fast to not slip. Wanted to report this to determine if this is normal or if there is a problem. Dealer stated it should smooth out.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 211996

Camaro

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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