2010 Camaro is JUNK? 68 point checklist BEFORE buying - WTH?

Some Camaro fans have put together a list of owner-submitted things to watch out for with the new Camaro. It seems that about every every other Camaro that rolls off the line is a bucket of fail. But if you
are set on having a first year production Chevy Camaro you should inspect the vehicle very carefully before leaving the dealership.
This list is mainly a checklist for things wrong that a dealer can immediately fix. A broken transmission or bad drive-shaft from dropping the hammer on this beast is something that they won't know until it actually happens.
001. Loose Bolts that hold fluid back causing leaks (ex: on oil pan, tranny fluid) 002. Trunk Locking mechanism (issues with opening w/o adding down pressure to top of trunk first and/or emergency release appears to be loose keeping the trunk from locking properly) 003. Loose plastic paneling around the 4-gauges cluster, launch control, cigarette power plug as well as Left and Right A-Pillars Trim Loose, sill trim loose, and dash pannel where doors and dash meet popping open. 004. Loose Spoiler/installed correctly (Re-torque Spoiler bolts) 005. Wiper transmission cable overheating from engine causing a short circuit. 006. Matching Headlight Halos strength. (one defective being dimmer then the other). 007. Mismatched paint on parts of the vehicle (including gas door). As well as paint runs or clear coat runs. Paint Chips. 008. Loose Rocker Panel "Chevrolet" causing it to peel off. 009. Minor Problem With Window Indexing. 010. Ambient Lighting on doors defective. 011. Bad radiator (leaks). 012. Hood release/latch issues (won't unhook to open the hood). 013. Gap at base of ONStar Antenna. 014. Battery cable routing near the starter has been done. 015. Digital Speedometer is off. Also keeps going on and off. 016. Bottom pulley shakes and needs replacement per dealer. 017. Broken tranny. 018. Ignition Mechanism Issue with key getting stuck in car. 019. Non RS taillights installed on RS equipped cars (all 4 of them). 020. Rocker Panel aligned with body and clipped in correctly. 021. Bumper rubs with body 022. Trunk opens with switch and remote 023. Correct speedo/tach gauge ring color 023. Ambient lighting on drivers door as bright as passenger door 024. Doors gaps /alignment 025. Dirt/bubbles in rally stripes 026. Door panel not scratched from seat belt. 027. Shift knobs wearing out extremely fast could be faulty material 028. AC system stops blowing cold air in random durations, most likely blockage in AC drainage and/or AC draining into the car instead of beneath it 029. Clunking noise in changing gears 030. Trunk opens with remote and laser cut key 031. USB drive and aux port works 032. Squeaky Breaks 033. GFX installed correctly 034. Rims and tires in good condition (coming off carrier in bad condition/damaged) 035. Check for damage in the interior, basic procedure 036. Check the locking mechanism of both doors 037. Scraping sound for a second when backing up 038. SS emblem on trunk is loose 039. Loose interior windshield trim loose 040. The front GFX lip is not coming loose at the double sided tape 041. The front passenger brake rotors are not wearing with a dark colored groove 042. Hood latch handle on inside of cab doesn't retract properly (just hangs) 043. Scratches in seats 044. Oil cooler leaking 045. Once in every 10-15 times I unlock the car, the drivers side door is still locked, while the locking knob on the door is in the "up" position 046. Faulty as gauge (improper readings) 047. Missing paint around the headlights 048. Bleed screw on clutch slave cylinder loose 049. Stickers on rockers peelin 050. Scratches on window pillars 051. Misaligned body & door panels as well as hood not centered properly (more to one side then the other) 052. Alignment of doors to dash interior the door interior seems to sag below the dash interior 053. Drivers side roof light( the one with the toggle switch) only works when its toggled over to the passenger side 054. Door sill decals peeling up 055. Paint swirls in driver/passenger door 056. Drive-shaft connection to the differential cracking when dropping the clutch 057. Tach Needle Sticking 058. Wiper motor wiring comes through bottom of the cowling-well in front of the driver. (The fix (decided upon between the dealer and myself) was to re-insulate the wires, cover the harness with a hard, slick plastic covering, drill a small hole in the bottom of the cowling-well (fill the hole with silicone) and use a cable tie down like the rest of the wiper harness uses to secure the harness to the floor of the cowling (the grommet will collapse downward with little force), far away from harm from the wiper arms.) 059. engine makes continuous clicking noise, starting roughly 5 seconds after engine starts 060. Door Sill plates wrinkled on outside edges (both sides) 061. Trunk gasket at bottom of rear window coming off 062. Uneven Dash (driver's side dash is lower then passenger's side) 063. Passenger/Driver's side Fender alignment off. (wheel cover well had to come off, then loosen fender bolt, and it pops right in place) 064. Key won't stay in folded position 065. Faulty Tail lights. 066. Weather stripping at back of rear windows loose (I can literally grab and peel it back). 067. Missing or peeling paint between trunk lid and spoiler (right rear section)-could possibly spread over time down the trunk lid. 068. Driver's seat makes clicking noises when set all the way back. View the attachments for this post at: http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p "625629#22625629
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On Jul 23, 8:07 pm, snipped-for-privacy@jlaenterprises-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (JLA) wrote:

Some of these are definitely not factory related!
025. Dirt/bubbles in rally stripes - Most like an issue with the dealer installed stripes.
These 2 are from the dealership improperly prepping the vehicle! Walk through ANY BRAND dealership and i bet you find swirls!
050. Scratches on window pillars 055. Paint swirls in driver/passenger door
064. Key won't stay in folded position - OMG...
The only issue I've seen is: 025. Dirt/bubbles in rally stripes - 2 minute fix...
Love my new Camaro!!!
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I cant wait to get one!! Love the new design! GO GM !!!
Brian
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WOW! That is a LONG list.
This looks just like the kind of automobile manufacturing quality you'd expect to buy from a company that is owned by two governments and labor unions.
What did "new" 2010 Camaro owners expect?
It's only going to get worse.

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> JLA wrote: > Some Camaro fans have put together a list of owner-submitted things to watch out for with the new Camaro. It seems that about every every other Camaro that rolls off the line is a bucket of fail. But if you are set on having a first year production Chevy Camaro you should inspect the vehicle very carefully before leaving the dealership. > > This list is mainly a checklist for things wrong that a dealer can immediately fix. A broken transmission or bad drive-shaft from dropping the hammer on this beast is something that they won't know until it actually happens. > > 001. Loose Bolts that hold fluid back causing leaks (ex: on oil pan, tranny fluid) > 002. Trunk Locking mechanism (issues with opening w/o adding down pressure to top of trunk first and/or emergency release appears to be loose keeping the trunk from locking properly) > 003. Loose plastic paneling around the 4-gauges cluster, launch control, cigarette power plug as well as Left and Right A-Pillars Trim Loose, sill trim loose, and dash pannel where doors and dash meet popping open. > 004. Loose Spoiler/installed correctly (Re-torque Spoiler bolts) > 005. Wiper transmission cable overheating from engine causing a short circuit. > 006. Matching Headlight Halos strength. (one defective being dimmer then the other). > 007. Mismatched paint on parts of the vehicle (including gas door). As well as paint runs or clear coat runs. Paint Chips. > 008. Loose Rocker Panel "Chevrolet" causing it to peel off. > 009. Minor Problem With Window Indexing. > 010. Ambient Lighting on doors defective. > 011. Bad radiator (leaks). > 012. Hood release/latch issues (won't unhook to open the hood). > 013. Gap at base of ONStar Antenna. > 014. Battery cable routing near the starter has been done. > 015. Digital Speedometer is off. Also keeps going on and off. > 016. Bottom pulley shakes and needs replacement per dealer. > 017. Broken tranny. > 018. Ignition Mechanism Issue with key getting stuck in car. > 019. Non RS taillights installed on RS equipped cars (all 4 of them). > 020. Rocker Panel aligned with body and clipped in correctly. > 021. Bumper rubs with body > 022. Trunk opens with switch and remote > 023. Correct speedo/tach gauge ring color > 023. Ambient lighting on drivers door as bright as passenger door > 024. Doors gaps /alignment > 025. Dirt/bubbles in rally stripes > 026. Door panel not scratched from seat belt. > 027. Shift knobs wearing out extremely fast could be faulty material > 028. AC system stops blowing cold air in random durations, most likely blockage in AC drainage and/or AC draining into the car instead of beneath it > 029. Clunking noise in changing gears > 030. Trunk opens with remote and laser cut key > 031. USB drive and aux port works > 032. Squeaky Breaks > 033. GFX installed correctly > 034. Rims and tires in good condition (coming off carrier in bad condition/damaged) > 035. Check for damage in the interior, basic procedure > 036. Check the locking mechanism of both doors > 037. Scraping sound for a second when backing up > 038. SS emblem on trunk is loose > 039. Loose interior windshield trim loose > 040. The front GFX lip is not coming loose at the double sided tape > 041. The front passenger brake rotors are not wearing with a dark colored groove > 042. Hood latch handle on inside of cab doesn't retract properly (just hangs) > 043. Scratches in seats > 044. Oil cooler leaking > 045. Once in every 10-15 times I unlock the car, the drivers side door is still locked, while > the locking knob on the door is in the "up" position > 046. Faulty as gauge (improper readings) > 047. Missing paint around the headlights > 048. Bleed screw on clutch slave cylinder loose > 049. Stickers on rockers peelin > 050. Scratches on window pillars > 051. Misaligned body & door panels as well as hood not centered properly (more to one side then the other) > 052. Alignment of doors to dash interior the door interior seems to sag below the dash interior > 053. Drivers side roof light( the one with the toggle switch) only works when its toggled over to the passenger side > 054. Door sill decals peeling up > 055. Paint swirls in driver/passenger door > 056. Drive-shaft connection to the differential cracking when dropping the clutch > 057. Tach Needle Sticking > 058. Wiper motor wiring comes through bottom of the cowling-well in front of the driver. (The fix (decided upon between the dealer and myself) was to re-insulate the wires, cover the harness with a hard, slick plastic covering, drill a small hole in the bottom of the cowling-well (fill the hole with silicone) and use a cable tie down like the rest of the wiper harness uses to secure the harness to the floor of the cowling (the grommet will collapse downward with little force), far away from harm from the wiper arms.) > 059. engine makes continuous clicking noise, starting roughly 5 seconds after engine starts > 060. Door Sill plates wrinkled on outside edges (both sides) > 061. Trunk gasket at bottom of rear window coming off > 062. Uneven Dash (driver's side dash is lower then passenger's side) > 063. Passenger/Driver's side Fender alignment off. (wheel cover well had to come off, then loosen fender bolt, and it pops right in place) > 064. Key won't stay in folded position > 065. Faulty Tail lights. > 066. Weather stripping at back of rear windows loose (I can literally grab and peel it back). > 067. Missing or peeling paint between trunk lid and spoiler (right rear section)-could possibly spread over time down the trunk lid. > 068. Driver's seat makes clicking noises when set all the way back.
Owners of the 2010 Chevy Camaro may want to swing by their local dealer between stop light drags. General Motors has issued a service bulletin for its reborn pony cars that affects three issues that may become problems for some owners. The first issue involves reprogramming the HVAC module, which will reportedly prevent HVAC evaporator freeze-up after long highway drives. The second issue involves tightening the nuts that affix the rear spoiler to the trunk lid, but only applies to vehicles with VIN numbers A9126194 or lower. The third and final issue involves inspecting the engine harness of all V8-equipped models to ensure that the heater hose clamps aren't touching the harness bracket.
It should be noted that this is not a recall, just a service bulletin and Camaro owners are encouraged to have these items addressed the next time they visit a dealer for service. View the attachments for this post at: http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p '342289#27342289
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