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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,911 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 012014


  • miles


The ac compressor in vehicle keeps going out. Its been replaced 3 times since October 2014. It does not cool vehicle, mechanics have checked for leaks and other issues that may be causing it to go out but it just seems to be a bad oem part. After each fix the ac works for about a month or less before going out again. Now the company is refusing to send a replacement or an upgraded part for a fix that is under warranty still and with summer in the South coming and no ac this can be a problem even with windows down. The mechanic found a technical bulletin for this issue of the company knowing this was an back in 2011 yet I received no bulletin prior to 2014 or assistance getting this fixed. I made calls to the warranty department and because I was just over the 80,000 miles for this part but under 100,000 miles bumper to bumper they refused to acknowledge the problem and no assistance without paying an additional fee to diagnose and replace at over $1000 after I already forked out $400 originally.

- Villa Rica, GA, USA

problem #7

Mar 022015


  • 30,050 miles
I have what I believe a heater core going bad. With the heat on I have a very strong maple syrup smell and my windshield fogs up really bad when it is cold out. I only have 30K miles on my Camaro and rarely use the heat. It is obviously leaking. It us a dangerous situation where many people are complaining about this problem. It can get difficult to see when your entire windshield fogs up, also breathing in the antifreeze fumes.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #6

Dec 312014


  • 79,435 miles
I noticed coolant leaking into passenger floorboard. The car was taken into the dealership and it was diagnosed with a leaking heater core. I started doing some research and found that several other Camaro owners have had this same issue, and during my research found a GM technical service bulletin for this heater core failure. (# pip-5457A) the dealership is wanting to charge for the new heater core, a windshield and labor.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 282014


  • 60,000 miles


Strange smell coming from ac for a while. 2 weeks ago ac stopped working completely. Took it to mechanic told me it was the evaporator core. He replaced it and it was very expensive and tedious job. Read some forum and other were complaining about the same smell and eventually the same problem. A car with only 60,000 miles should not have this problem.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 152014

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
My husband and I was out and waiting to pull into a parking space and the car just shut down, without any warning and after the fact that it shut down it gave a message of "reduced engine power". he continuously tried to start the car back up with no luck. We contacted onstar who stated that the car needed to be on for them to give a diagnostics. We waited for about an hour and the car started back up but the engine light was on. The following Monday my husband took the car to the dealer and they stated they did this and that. Keep in mind the car is rarely driven, and two days after we received the car back it shut down again. Back to the shop it went, again they told us different things were done to the car. To keep a long story short the car has been to the shop 4 times with the same problem. The last time we were on the interstate moving with traffic and it shut down again. I found this to be very disturbing because if a 18-wheeler or another car was close enough to knock the car off the interstate, I probably wouldn't be making this complaint. I have never seen in my life a car that gives no warning until it is off and while you are driving in the midst of traffic. The car is a nice car on the outside but under the hood it is horrible. As I type this complaint the car is in the shop again with different excuses. I hope they can get to the bottom of the problem because I would really hate for there to be any more fatalities reported especially mine or one of my family members. I just want the problem to be corrected and not anymore running around about the problem. I am on my last leg of having any faith in GM.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #3

Mar 012012

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 31,800 miles
While driving vehicle first shut off at a red light for no reason on Feb 28 2012 same incident on March 1st shut off a red light third time it was while driving 10 mph making a turn in a parking spot. Was able to turn back car on with no problems but it is of great concern now if this should happen at a high speed I am sure car can cause injuries to others as well as myself.

- Bronx , NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 072012


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact was driving 5 mph when the vehicle became hesitant to acceleration and smoke was released from the engine compartment. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the dealer diagnosed the failure as a blown piston. The vehicle was repaired with a new motor. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 152010


  • miles
2010 Camaro shutters when I think about !@#$% at GM wasting government money to bash Toyota in tv and print ads.

- Warren, MI, USA

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