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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,167 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Camaro engine problems

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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012008

Camaro 8-cyl

  • miles


2002 Chevrolet Camaro ss. Consumer states engine failure due to wiring harness placement. According to the dealership, the number 7 cylinder may have passed compressed liquid, most likely fuel that caused the piston and rod to be damaged. It caused damage to the cylinder wall which required replacement of the engine. The technician also indicated that the number 8 cylinder was damaged. The dealer stated the cause for the fuel injectors remaining in the open position was the wiring controlling the fuel injectors was chafed and making contact with the bulkhead which grounded the wiring. The consumer stated one day he started the vehicle and white smoke emitted from the exhaust, he shut the vehicle off and let it sit in the driveway. The consumer stated the distance of the wiring from the bulkhead is less than 1/4 of an inch, the PCM can be made to move just under 1/2 inch which would be enough distance for the wires to make contact with the bulkhead. It would indicate that over time, vibration from driving conditions would cause the PCM to move back and forth which strongly suggest a flaw in the positioning of the PCM. There was evidence to suggest that an outside source caused the wiring to chafe, such as rodents nesting in the engine compartment.

- Poquonock, CT, USA

problem #5

Jan 302006

Camaro 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle lost power multiple times. The first time the engine coil burned out and was replaced by the dealership. The second time the catalytic converter was plugged and engine bolts had broken. The dealership replaced the catalytic converter and the bolts. During the third occurrence the foot throttle body sensor failed and the dash lights intermittently illuminated. The throttle body sensor was replaced by the dealership. During all the occurrences the vehicle lost power without warning.

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 192005

Camaro 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Camaro bought November 2002, brakes and tires replaced six months later. Engine had sounded like a diesel within that same six months time. Within three years rear end producing an ever increasing howl. Had contacted dealer two times within first year about high oil consumption. Was told it was normal for a quart to be lost within 3000 miles. I have to drive this car to work and I really don't know when one of my rear axles is going to fall off. I cannot afford a new rear end and my warranty expired by mileage. I don't know if this is going to do much good but it feel good to be able to write about what a 33,000 black Camaro piece of crap can do to a man who has always been loyal as possible to Chevy and had a dream to own such a car only to find out he would have been better off with a Hyundai. I will tell you one thing and maybe this will tell you what I really think of Chevy and their cars. I wouldn't wish this purchase on my worst enemy. Biggest mistake of my life was believing in Chevy.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 282002

Camaro 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


All four rotors became warped mysteriously just days after taking car to dealership to have oil leak, rear speaker, and left power window fixed. Baffled at how this could occur on a vehicle with such low miles and easy driving. However, mechanics at dealership drove my car for 30 miles - so who knows what occurred during that time. Had to pay brake shop $85 to get 4 rotors resurfaced, since dealer would not warranty. (stereo speaker still not fixed, and window still rattles).

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 262003

(reported on)

Camaro 6-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle experienced a loud engine rattle and water leakage in right side window.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 122003

Camaro 8-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle burned an excessive amount of oil.

- Wilmington, CA, USA

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