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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,716 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Camaro brakes problems

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2013 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 012016


  • 30,000 miles


I have brought this vehicle to the GM repair facilities on multiple occasions for an issue that I find unsafe and unsettling. As the vehicle is travelling above 50 miles per hour or greater it will make an uncommanded right or left turn sometimes accompanied with a flashing traction control light. The latest excuse I received from a dealer in Florida was that "General Motors" states this is acceptable and is troughing. The explanation would be reasonable if the tendency to turn was minor. This tendency to turn is hard and 90 degrees. I have paid to have evaluations completed on the alignment and the tires have worn unevenly / on the outer edges, but the reports indicate the alignment has been good. The road ways are typically straight and level and moisture has not been a factor. My wife and I are both drivers of the vehicle and have both experienced the issue and the technicians at the dealers have reportedly experienced the issue as well but did not locate a cause of failure. Once the dealer contacted GM the issue was considered acceptable by someone on their end.

- Viera, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 162016


  • 91,000 miles
This has been an ongoing issue since 41,000 miles. (Feb 2015) after driving a few miles in a day, you can feel a change in the vehicle drive and the rpms reduce to under "2" and then down to "1", the car then displays the "!" "reduced engine power" warning. 3 emergency lights come on and the check engine light comes on. When safe, I pull over and turn the emergency lights on, turn the car off, wait a few minutes and then restart the car. For a few seconds the "stabiltrak" warning light comes on. The car then drives sluggish and will not go over a 40 to 60 miles speed. This continues to go on every 3 to 5 miles. We have been taking the car to dealer and they have replaced a connector, wiring harness and a ECM module. After a few miles of driving the same situation occurs. This last time when I safely pulled over to a side street and turned on the emergency flashers in the early morning hours a car almost rear-ended my vehicle. The reduced speed while driving on the freeway is causing a frightening driving experience because other drivers do not realize that my car is experiencing engine reduced speeds that I have no control of and I cannot exit the freeway until an exit ramp is available. I do not feel safe pulling off to the side of the freeway due to the re-entering onto the freeway with disrespectful drivers who cause life threatening issues. Researching the issue on line it seems there are too many with the same issues. I did read that the onstar system may be causing the conflict"?" this issue has become very time consuming and expensive with the missing of work. How do we get this corrected. It started at 41,000 miles and we now have 91,000 miles. We do have a premium extended warranty to 125,000 miles. The warranty company said that General Motors should / must correct this issue and it is a known issue.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 142016


  • 33,000 miles
Normal street driving, metal on metal noise from front wheels. Apply brake, noise stops. Release brakes, noise begins again. Dealership states brake pads have about 8-10mm left on them. Three times at highway speeds (65-75 mph) service stabilitrak warning light comes on and traction control light, limited slip light comes on. No metal on metal noise when stabilitrak failing. Park overnight, car start in morning, stabilitrak is working again. Metal on metal noise is heard at all speeds from first start till shut down for night.

- Key West, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 062015


  • 38,000 miles


Driving and check engine light, traction light and the car on a wet road light came on information said reduce speed!

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 152014


  • 200 miles
This is my second complaint about the hill assist feature on this manual transmission vehicle. The feature is designed to automatically hold the brakes on an incline and is supposed to release on application of the throttle. It does not work as it should! it engages randomly even when not on an incline and does not release quickly enough to prevent engine stalling or excessive wear to the clutch by over revving the engine to prevent it from stalling! this cause a burning smell and excessive wear to the clutch! it is very dangerous in that I have to pull out onto a busy highway from an incline every day where I live and have to try to over compensate for the delay in getting this hill assist to release so I can pull out into traffic moving at 55 mph! I have had it to the selling dealer (carl black Chevrolet) multiple times and spoken with Chevrolet customer service! they all acknowledge that there is an issue! it has been written about extensively in the Camaro :forums online! the refuse to fix the issue! they tell me to buy aftermarket parts to solve the problem when there are General Motors parts available to fix it! I finally gave in and ordered the GM part to have installed and fix myself! I am an ase master and L-1 certified auto repair technician with extensive GM training! they need to fix this before me or someone else is killed!

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012014

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 585 miles
I have a manual V8 model. Whenever stopped on an incline, the hill start assist (hsa) engages. The first time I gave it plenty of throttle and the brakes would not disengage and caused me to stall. The 2nd time, I had the RPM very high and again the brakes would not disengage. My car was jumping up and down under the strain. When it finally released the car, I was greeted with the smell of burning clutch. This cannot be normal. I don't think hitting 2000 RPM and dropping the clutch should be a normal method to overcome teh hsa system. I have auto hill braking on other vehicles that are nearly invisible to me and work flawlessly. I been driving manual cars for 20+ years and have no issues on hill starts. One of the biggest issues is there is no way to turn off the hsa feature. I think you need to force GM to recalibrate the system and/or allow the driver to turn the hsa feature off.

- Mine Hill, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 012012

Camaro 8-cyl

  • 75 miles
The vehicle is equipped with a "hill assist" feature for manual transmission cars. It does not release properly or activates improperly. The vehicle holds excessively long on inclines, will not release when trying to pull into traffic or even activates on level ground with no incline! I have complained multiple times to the General Motors service department when I take it in for service and it has been checked repeatedly. It is always "operating as designed!" I have had multiple conversations with the service personnel including the shop supervisor and they all know it is an ongoing issue with these vehicles! it seems to be a joke that the system operates so poorly except that I believe it is inevitable that it will cause an accident. Either to myself or to someone else. The message boards are full of complaints about this feature and it is universally despised by everyone on every vehicle it is installed on! I have asked for it to be repaired or removed by the dealer yet they tell me they are unable to do so. The message boards have found a work around solution to the problem by installing a yaw sensor without the lateral accelerometer that the vehicle uses! I am willing for the dealer to do this at their expense not mine, but they refuse. It is a GM part installed on a General Motors vehicle and does not disable the stability system. Only the hill assist portion. This has also caused excessive wear on the clutch and brakes as I have learned to over rev the engine to drag it out of this lock position to smoothly merge into traffic. I am completely aware of the technology as I am an ase master and L-1 certified technician with over 40 years of experience and training including General Motors dealerships!

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 252013


  • 4,866 miles
2013 Camaro ls fuel injectors pose a chance at being defective, after buying the car and noticing two of the injectors having already been replaced, I am now less then a month of owning the car. The car is currently having its fourth fuel injector replaced, this may cause harm to the vehicle if it does not do what it is designed to do. The car is suppose to put its self in "limp" mode reducing power and the chance of harming the engine, it will also display a service stabilitrak message. Service departments are required to only replace the bad injectors however if you contact corporate GM they will work with you to replace the remaining injectors if the problem consists as did mine. There are no preemptive signs of the injectors going bad. Overall satisfied with the service provided.

- Hurlburt Field, FL, USA

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