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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,992 miles

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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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2012 Chevrolet Camaro brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 232014

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 20,250 miles


While driving with traffic on 6 lane road with 45 mph speed limit, the vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, was struck from the rear by a box truck at speed causing a significant delta-V event. Upon initial impact, the steering wheel, airbag, ignition lock, turn signal and wiper switch assembly, spline shaft and metal cylinder from the tilt/telescoping assembly separated from the vehicle as a single assembly. The steering wheel assembly struck the driver in the chest and jaw, breaking the mandible in multiple places. Driver also sustained compression fracture of the T12 vertebra among other injuries. The vehicle continued moving forward after the initial impact but driver could not steer with the separated steering wheel. Vehicle drifted off the right side of the road striking a 6? I-beam supporting a road sign. Electrical connections to the airbag and ignition separated during the initial impact. Driver was the sole occupant of the Camaro and was using seat belts at the time of the accident.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 152012


  • 3,000 miles
I started to have an issue with the ignition in my car. At all different times the key would stick and not turn in the car. I brought it in and told hem and they aid it was the way I was starting it. That the wheels were not straight. This was not the case as it happened at all different times and I now the wheels need to be straight. I continued to have problems until this day. A few months ago when I was at a dealership in fl where I moved I had such a bad experience and no help for a continued break issues I printed paperwork to file for a lemon law yet have not pursued this as of now. Today I received a safety recall on the ignition. This is very troubling to me as I have said since my car was new that there was something seriously wrong with this in my car yet no one would help me. Now with the recall notice and the brake issue I am wanting to pursue the lemon law. Please advise on what I should do.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 262011

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 3,256 miles
I pulled out of my parking place at my condominiums. I could not get my car to stop. The brakes were not working. This has happened many times over the years since I purchased the vehicle. I have taken it into the dealerships in my area on numerous occasions but they have told me they will only fix it if it does it while it is in their care. I have other people who have been driving my car when it has happened but it has not happened while I have been at the dealership. The most recent occurrence happened and I ran into poll and my bumper now needs to be replace.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 252013


  • 2,000 miles
My 2012 Camaro had a leak at the master cylinder reservoir! one dealer where I bought it cancelled my appointment and said they would mail me a cap! I refused as this would void the warranty!took to another dealer and they confirmed and replaced cap! about 10K later the brake pedal went to the floor and lost my brakes!dealer ordered a new reservoir and replaced it! I took the car home and foot kept going to the floor! brought car back and dealer said it was fine.they refused to let me speak to a tech or service manager!brought to another dealer and the called GM.there was no brake pressure and no warning lights on! they took off master cylinder and rebled system! less than 100 miles later I went out to start car as I been sick and didn't want a dead battery and foot went right to the floor! I opened hood and reservoir was soaked and brake fluid sprayed onto the positive jumper cable, leaked under master cylinder and you can see that there was a spray pattern directly from the master cylinder! fluid is being forced out and air being sucked back in! car will be towed back to dealer! last time they claimed previous dealer over filled reservoir and that's why there was no pressure! a slightly as they said overfilled master cylinder will never cause a no brake pressure issue! sounds like they were told what to write by GM legal department! front brakes also grind when there is pressure and causing rotors to be grooved! so sad that they don't care that this is a life and death issue!

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 192012

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 1,456 miles
Brake fluid reservoir cap leaks brake fluid. We have had 4 Camaros and the two we have now and our previous two all leaked with thousands of others on the road. GM tsb says replace the cap.they keep using same caps and they still leak!my dealer elkins Chevrolet in New Jersey, they even cancelled an appointment I made, they could care less and gave me trouble ordering a new one!

- Mt.Laurel, NJ, USA

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