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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 3
Average Mileage:
17,069 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 032014


  • miles


Sudden deceleration, loss of ability to steer vehicle, resulting in rear end collision with 3 fatalities....updated 05/11/15 updated 9/16/2015

- Kirbyville, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 032014


  • miles
Car decelerated, steering lost, resulting in crash with 3 fatalities. Air bags did not deploy any time.

- Kirbyville, TX, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Mar 042014


  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the steering wheel became hard to maneuver. After inspecting the vehicle he noticed that the power steering fluid was low. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the rack and pinion was leaking. As a result, the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 51,000 and the current mileage was 54,779.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 282012


  • 14,164 miles
I have been having a lot of problems with my steering on this vehicle. I was driving my car and was in a turn when the steering wheel kicked back the opposite direction I was turning and I nearly went off the road. The force was so great that it actually injured my shoulder when the steering wheel kicked back. The steering in the car has since been so sloppy that I am scared to drive it, the car is all over the road. I took the car to the dealer and was told the vehicle needed to be aligned. I took the vehicle to my local tire store and they checked the alignment which was all in factory specs. Took the vehicle back to the dealer test drove with a technician who drove with me and he stated it was definitely not an alignment problem. I left the vehicle at the dealer for 3 days and got a call that it was ready to be picked up. When asked what was done I was told nothing...the car needs to be aligned. I had them align the vehicle which by the way did not fix the problem. Please help before this car kills me or someone else.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012012

Camaro 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
Front end makes clunking noise over road imperfections, car wanders wildlly. GM claims it's normal.

- Boylston, MA, USA

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