> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 041. The front passenger brake rotors are not wearing with a dark
> 042. Hood latch handle on inside of cab doesn't retract properly
> 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
> 063. Passenger/Driver's side Fender alignment off. (wheel cover
well had to come off, then loosen fender bolt, and it pops right in
> 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
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.
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