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Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 1
Average Mileage:
47,105 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro seat belts / air bags problems

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #28

Dec 122014


  • 50,000 miles


My service air bag light came on so I took it to the dealership to get it looked at. They told me it is just a sensor and you need to pay $900 for us to fix it. I don't have $900. About a month later I notice my dash on the passenger side starting to crack a bit and then a few weeks later a see my dash is now starting to bulge and it has a outline where my air bag is. I am terrified that it is going to deploy while I'm driving and my wife or a child is in the seat when it blows. I have read numerous blogs concerning the exact same issue with the air bags and I can't figure out why this is not already a recall issue.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #27

Sep 172014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 47,200 miles
Preparing to make a left turn at a Y shaped junction, the power to the 2010 Camaro shut off. Driver was unable to steer the car or stop, and the car slammed into a block wall at 30 mph. Air bags did not deploy. Passenger was unconscious and taken via ambulance to hospital for concussion symptoms. Driver suffered injuries to neck and upper back, also requiring medical attention. Both were wearing seat belts, both still being treated for injuries sustained.

- Tracy City, TN, USA

problem #26

Dec 072014


  • 48,000 miles
Service air bag warning light comes on and goes off while driving. Called service department they said make sure nothing is under seats that could obstruct the seat sensors. Checked nothing there. Light still on. Service department said it would make air bags inoperable, wouldn't deploy air bags. In case of accident. Is it normal to service air bags at a certain mileage point. I am finding online many of the Camaro's seem to be having the same problems I am. I don't want to be driving when they decide to go off.

- Shingletown, CA, USA

problem #25

Sep 012014


  • 54,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that when an occupant was seated in the front passenger seat, the service air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the seat sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #24

Sep 082014


  • 55,100 miles
For the passed few month I've notice my passenger airbag sensor hasn't been working right, but never thought anything major about it. I don't have a lot of people in my passenger seat so it wasn't a problem at first. Now it's become annoying and make me feel bad about my car. I just took to the dealership and they told me what I already knew that the module has a defect.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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problem #23

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 #22

Aug 292014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles


Airbag warning first started appearing on the car. Now is off and on continuously reporting. Why is a relatively common fault on such an important safety component not a recall?

- Romeoville, IL, USA

problem #21

Jan 282014


  • 7,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph over a pot hole, the transmission mounts and the motor mounts became fractured. Also, the contact mentioned that the front fascia of the vehicle slammed to the ground and the air bag failed to deploy. In another incident, the contact stated that while driving 2 mph, the vehicle stalled and the brakes failed to respond. As a result, the contact slightly crashed into a pedestrian with the vehicle and caused minor injuries to the pedestrian. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,500.

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #20

May 122014


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. While driving 10 mph and making a U-turn, the contact crashed the vehicle over a curb. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. On a separate occasion, the power steering seized. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the failure could not be duplicated. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V346000 (electrical system) and the VIN was included. The contact stated that her daughter failed driving exams three times due to the failures. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Brent Rock, MA, USA

problem #19

Aug 022014


  • 65,000 miles
I own a 2010 Camaro with 65,000 miles. The passenger air bag system started shutting off and on randomly with a passenger in the seat approx. 2 weeks ago while on a weekend trip. I have taken the car to my dealer and contacted GM complaint center on this safety issue. It was diagnosed as the passenger seat sensor pad as the cause. They offered to replace and cover labor but not the cost of part $311. My vehicle has 65000 miles on it I purchase it new and the passenger seat has not been used much at all. My concern is there are other complaints on this same issue obviously there is a problem with the seat pad sensor. The pad itself covers the entire seat bottom made of thin plastic with sensors between the plastic. I have a concern about the reliability of the air bag system even after the pad is replaced. Vehicles are engineered to be safe using seat belts and air bags together but they must function to do so. I hope GM steps up and looks into this safety issue before there is a failure that contributes to an injury or death. I will have it repaired but my confidence is low on the dependability of the air bag system in my Camaro!

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #18

Jul 102012

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


I have a display on dashboard that said service air bag, I went to the dealer and they told me I had to pay 900 dollar for an airbag sensor on the passenger side. I'm the only driver for the car and is rare when I have a passenger. I heard other people having the same issues.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #17

Apr 262014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The airbag light came on in my Camaro indicating that there was something wrong with the passenger side airbag. I took it to the jim ellis Chevrolet dealership on peachtree industrial blvd in atlanta, ga and they informed me that the seat sensor that determines if the passenger side airbag is on or not had deteriorated and needed to be replaced. The risk I ran was the airbag not deploying in the event of an accident or the airbag deploying at a time that I didn't want it to. My warranty had just expired the year before which means I would have to pay the full price. This fix cost me over $800 and I do not appreciate having to spend this kind of money on a standard feature of a vehicle that is not suppose to malfunction, especially this early in the vehicle's life. It has occurred to me that this has been a recurring problem amongst Camaros between 2009 and 2012. I believe I speak for most consumers when I say that we hold General Motors at a higher standard than this and that we should not have to deal with these kinds of problems in our vehicles especially within the first 65,000 miles of it's life. I would appreciate it if General Motors reimbursed me this $800 since I this is a problem I should not have had to deal with this soon in the vehicles lifetime. I like driving my Camaro and I would like to continue to drive it safely without being hindered by major repair costs. Thank you for your consideration.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #16

Jun 252014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Air bag light stays on and I'm thinking that the air bags do not deploy when needed. On star sent me an E:mail stating that it needs to be fixed. Is it a recall as I do not have money for fixing it as I am putting my granddaughter through college and she uses the car everyday. Help!

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #15

Jun 022014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
The problem started out with the "service airbag" warning displaying on the information screen on the dash and the airbag warning light coming on when I had a passenger in the vehicle. According to the on/off light on the dome light the passenger bag is off when this warning comes on. Over the past month it has gotten worse and it progressed to just having the warning go off all the time now, even when I don't have a passenger. I have noticed that this is a recurring problem with the 2010 model airbag sensors going bad. I have seen many blogs that people are having the same issue with their airbag sensor. I have even read that this fix costs over $800 to the consumer. Since this is a safety issue and this will result in a failure of the airbags in the event of a crash and most likely deaths, I feel that GM should be responsible for putting a substandard part into their safety equipment and fix the problem. When you put into perspective how little use the passenger seat gets, because I only have a passenger in the car for maybe 5-10% of the time. So that means that I have only had someone in that seat for only 2500-5000 miles. That airbag sensor has had very little use and it went bad already. I fear that none of the airbags will deploy in the event of a crash, or even worse deploy while driving and then causing an accident.

- Eagle, MI, USA

problem #14

May 102013

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 51,200 miles
Chevrolet Camaro 2010, driving on interstate vehicle steering became stiff (felt as if it locked up). Slid off interstate across two lanes off traffic into the crash barrier. $23,000 worth of damage. Total of course. Airbags did not deploy, onstar did not activate.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #13

Aug 142012

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
Air bag light came on and will not go off; I have seen several reports online of others having the same problem.

- Oakman, AL, USA

problem #12

Oct 042013


  • 95,000 miles
With no one sitting in the passenger seat, I turned the car on and the passenger airbag light flashed on and off. The drivers panel airbag light was flashing. It would go off with some turns off the car. Left or right didn't matter. This went on for a few months. If someone sat in the seat they would have to move around for the sensor to pick up they were in the seat. The airbag light in the drivers panel eventually stayed a solid light and no longer flashed.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #11

Feb 032014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
A electrical fuse short has caused the passenger airbag to no longer activate/ turn on when a passenger is in the front seat. Thus, when a passenger is in the seat, the air bag will not deploy. Both the fuse and the module are required to be replaced. No damage or change was done to the vehicle to cause the shortage in the electrical system.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 252014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 55,125 miles
Passenger airbag sensor malfunction. Seems like multiple people have had this issue. Should be a safety recall. I had to pay over $800 to repair at dealership.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 202013


  • 17,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the passenger air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the passenger side seat air bag sensor mat was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 17,500 and the current mileage was 18,000.

- Elk, KY, USA

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