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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,817 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro engine problems

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Jan 122015


  • 119,433 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. While driving at 30 mph, the engine warning light would illuminate on and off. The contact stated that the failure occurred in January of 2015. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The dealer diagnosed that the timing chain needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 119,433. Updated 09/10/15

- Mount Enterprise, TX, USA

problem #15

Jul 142014


  • 50,000 miles
The check engine light was intermittent. I have onstar. Onstar said it was a camshaft positioning sensor. I waited and the light was still off a long time, but came on and onstar said it was camshaft sensor again and another code P008. I finally went to the dealer and they said it was a bad timing belt and that my warranty was now up. They would not help, I called GM and they denied a problem with the engines. But offered a 20 % discount if I used a Chevy dealer. I have seen many articles online about bad timing chains in the V6 engines. I don't think I should pay for a known defect. I bought the car new in 2009. Thank you

- Oswego, IL, USA

problem #14

Jan 012015


  • 110,000 miles
The vehicle displayed a trouble code on the dash. I took it in to get a reading for the code and it appears to be a P0008 error code. After searching, it seems this code is relating to the timing chains within the engine becoming stretched. It also seems that a lot of owners are seeing this error with their own vehicles and dealer is charging anywhere from 2 to 3K to get the issue resolved. To quote another complaint that I saw regarding the same issue: " when is GM going to address the problem of the timing chains on the Camaro as it has the other models that have the same problem. It is ridiculous for GM to expect the buyer to come out of pocket for a problem that is a known manufacturer problem and not caused due to anything done by the buyer. "

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #13

Apr 122014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,552 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle's speed decreased independently and the engine power reduce and service engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine codes needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled and was restarted however, the failure recurred multiple times as the engine power reduced and service engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel rail pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 24,552. Updated 7/13/15 the consumer stated the vehicle had numerous wiring issues. The fuel rail sensor failed twice and the wiring harness sensor casued the engine control module to fail. Updated 02/09/16

- Cedar Hill, MO, USA

problem #12

May 012015


  • miles
I took my car in and had it diagnosed due to my car running louder than normal and problems with the idling of the car. The dealership told me I needed new timing chains and it would be anywhere from 2-3 thousand dollars. I've been researching and see than a lot of people has had problems with the timing chains on this particular vehicle. I have also found that GM has issued an extended warranty up to 10 years or 120,000 miles for other cars made around the same time as my vehicle for timing chains. When is GM going to address the problem of the timing chains on the Camaro as it has the other models that have the same problem. It is ridiculous for GM to expect the buyer to come out of pocket for a problem that is a known manufacturer problem and not caused due to anything done by the buyer.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #11

Jan 052015

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
This car is only driven in the summer months. On occasion I take it out when the weather is nice and there isn't any snow just to wash it and run it because it stays parked in the winter. While I was out, the check engine light came on so I took it to the dealership to find out it needs a timing chain already and it will cost between 800.00-1,000.00 to fix. Of course it's not covered under the 5 year/ 100,000 mile warranty because I purchased it brand new in 2009 which is over the 5 years but still under the mileage. I did my research on it and this is a wide spread well known problem with the timing belt on these engines but GM has done nothing to fix the problem and the consumers are dishing out more money. This is something GM needs to address!

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #10

Oct 272014

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles


The dash is cracked around passenger airbag doors and I'm concerned with the operation of airbag if in a accident and the muffler is coming apart with only 27000 miles.

- Brooklet, GA, USA

problem #9

Oct 142014

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 108,894 miles
It appears the heater core is leaking after almost 109,000 miles. Replaced the heater hose due to leak approximately a month ago. Coolant smell inside the car. Damp/smell of coolant on the passenger side. Seems many 5th generation Camaro owners have reported the same issue. No recall on this issue that I can find?

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 272014


  • 44,188 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. While attempting to start the vehicle, the engine immobilizer indicator illuminated and the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,188.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 212014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I took my car into a Chevrolet dealership immediately after I noticed my engine started to make noises. A couple of hours later, I got a call from the dealership and they told me there was engine damage. The service employee asked me why I waited so long to change the oil in the car. I told him that I waited for the car oil life system (ols) to alert me to change the oil, and that it doesn't alert me until 8,000 to 10,000 miles. He told me that I shouldn't wait that long, and he recommended to change the oil after 4,000 to 5,000 miles. I told him that GM needs to fix the (ols) to alert consumers sooner to change the oil. After I got off the phone, I did a google search and learned that there was a recall on the 2010-2012 Chevrolet equinox with a four-cylinder engine, and it will get its (ols) monitor recalibrated to shorten the interval between oil changes. So I think GM need to expand the recall to cover all models that have this problem. The dealership never recalibrated my (ols) system, and told me to just bring it in sooner for oil changes.

- New Hudson, MI, USA

problem #6

Jun 182014


  • 71,523 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. While driving approximately 65 mph, the engine power reduced message displayed on the instrument panel. The vehicle would not exceed 20 mph. The dealer stated that the throttle body induction needed to be cleaned and the induction kit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 71,523.

- Eaton, CO, USA

problem #5

Oct 012013

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
I have taken this vehicle in several times for loss of power while driving on the freeway. In addition to the vehicle losing power, reduced speed vehicle dropped from 60 mph to 25mph. The first time the dealership stated the vehicles computer had 5 error messages & just needed to be reset. The second time occurred a couple of months later. I addressed the manufacturer & dealership manager...they said nothing could be done. They reset the computer again, after the 3rd incident almost caused me to have an accident the dealership provided me a rental & thoroughly inspected the vehicle to diagnose the issues. The vehicle was also making a grinding noise between 20-30mph between 2nd & 3rd gear. The vehicle has only been serviced by an authorized GM dealership since I purchased it. This time the service manager said the catalytic converter was the main culprit, however the vehicle was almost entirely void of oil....this was in between the manufacturer recommended oil change interval- apprx had driven in 4700 miles the grinding noise was said to be due to lack of oil but no oil leak was detected. I researched this issue in several auto forums & discovered that the high output 3.6 liter V6 engines had a known problem for burning oil & causing the engine to wear & breakdown prematurely. Dealer advised me that I would need to take the vehicle in every 1000 miles to check how quickly the oil was burning in between oil changes. They confirmed that if indeed it was burning oil they would replace the engine under warranty. I believe this to be very dangerous, loss of power at highway speeds multiple times is very alarming & was not taken seriously by GM customer support - dealership service advisor was more helpful than the manager.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 292014


  • 56,000 miles
This Camaro has been in our family since August 2011, as a daily driver for my wife, purchased from a GM certified used dealer. Leaving the parking lot from a trip to walmart today, not even going 10mph, the vehicle begins to slow down stating "engine power is reduced", with both the check engine light on and the stability trac light on. We were able to limp home under 40mph. Nothing is noticeably wrong, but now the car runs on a rough idle, it's sitting stationary for now. Doing research, I have found this is a common problem with LS3's, mostly having to do with the throttle body itself or accompanying sensors. I'm going to change to throttle body and go from there. My major concern is that why isn't this problem a recall worthy issue. It seems to be a major problem with 2010 Camaro's, and many other GM vehicles of the same year with a V8 engine not necessarily the LS3. Why does it take loss of life for GM to fix a major consistent problem. I am really losing faith in this company and it's products. Our 2010 Camaro ss should not be the vehicle sitting in our driveway broken down over a 2001 Camaro ss and a 2002 S10 truck. What is happening to the quality of GM vehicles these days? if they stand by their product, then they need own up to its shortcomings.

- Kenosha , WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 272012

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 5,500 miles
I purchased my 2010 Chevy Camaro 2ss, in February of 2012. It had 4,400 miles on it. About a month or two, after I bought it, it completely shut off on me, on a major highway, while doing 65 mph. I threw it into neutral and turned the key and it started right back up. About a month after that, I was doing about 20mph on a back road and it did the same exact thing. Just recently, about 2 weeks ago, I was in 6th gear, on cruise doing 60mph and I felt the car "jerk" or buck" a little bit. Followed immediately by the car decelerating. I down-shifted to 4th gear and was giving it gas, but still wouldn't speed up. It fell down to about 40mph, before finally catching itself and speeding back up. About a mile later, I got off my exit and was coming down to the stop sign, when all the indicator lights came on for about 10 seconds. They went off and I made a left hand turn and went about a mile up the road. At that point, the car completely shut off doing about 35mph. There was heavy traffic, so I pulled over and started it back up. I called the Chevy dealership, where I bought it from, and they had no openings for a week. So I took it last week to get it checked and they found nothing that could have caused it, they say. I am very upset, but very thankful that my two children were not with me when it happened. I am currently contemplating trading it in, cuz I am worried that if it happens again, and my children are in the car, that it might shut off in very congested bumper to bumper traffic, on the highway at night, and a tractor trailer is behind me and I can't get it started or someone doesn't see me cuz my lights would be off. The thought of that completely scares me.

- Nanticoke, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152013


  • 37,000 miles
My 2010 Chevy Camaro 2lt in 37,000 miles the front right brake caliper got stuck and ate up my rotor and pad. In 40,000 miles it broke a valve spring. Ever since they say they fixed it, it still runs like crap loss of power, and still misses but dealer says its fine and from day one everytime I go over a bump at any speed it sounds like glass is shattering and it comes from the front suspension. Its sad that my 1995 Chevy pickup with over 300,000 miles with all stock parts still runs better than my Camaro.

- Dandridge, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 012012


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph and making a turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who performed a diagnostic and replaced a component to correct the failure. The contact was unable to determine the exact component however, the failure recurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to dealer however, no failure was determined. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and an incident recorder was installed on the vehicle to determine any future failures. The failure mileage was 23,000. The current mileage was 24,000.

- Ramona , CA, USA

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