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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,333 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Camaro lights problems

lights problem

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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #3

May 282005

Camaro 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles


Left blinker keeps blowing out. I've replaced it 5 times in a week and a half. Something is wrong with the electrical system majorly.

- Carteret, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 212002

(reported on)


  • miles
The Camaro, firebird, corvette, and some GM minivans use the front turn signal lamps for daytime running lamps. When one of these fails, the other bulb is continuously illuminated, which can be miscontrued as a faulty turn signal. Such confusion on the part of other motorists or pedestrians can easily lead to a crash. Suggested course of action: Recall all such 1997-2003 vehicles and disconnect drls or rewire drls such that a single bulb outage will extinguish both lamps. The same applies to the GM full size trucks, but to a lesser extent because they use dedicated function white lamps for drls instead of the amber turn signals.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012001

(reported on)


  • miles
This is a general observation of the 1997 and newer Camaro and firebird. If a bulb burns out in the turn signal drl system, the remaining bulb can be misinterpreted as a turn signal instead of a drl. I suggest recalling all such vehicles and disconnecting the drls or require the manufacturer to wire such drls in series. I've filed a similar comment in docket 4124.

- College Station, TX, USA

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