The 2 Most Common Camaro Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Camaro owners.

  1. Passlock Security

    One of Chevrolet’s solutions for stopping thieves from driving away with a car is, coincidently, doing the same thing to the actual owner.

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  2. Takata Recalls

    A large number of Chevy vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).

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What Camaro Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Camaro Generations

The Camaro has 4 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 5th generation (2010–2015).

  1. 6th Generation Camaro

    Years
    2016–2021
    Reliability
    26th out of 80
    PainRank
    2.7
    Complaints
    25
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  2. 5th Generation Camaro

    Years
    2010–2015
    Reliability
    60th out of 80
    PainRank
    15.06
    Complaints
    286
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  3. 4th Generation Camaro

    Years
    1993–2002
    Reliability
    25th out of 80
    PainRank
    2.55
    Complaints
    98
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  4. 3rd Generation Camaro

    Years
    1982–1992
    Reliability
    8th out of 80
    PainRank
    0.92
    Complaints
    29
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Camaro Key Numbers

  1. 422 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 2,693 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 41 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Camaro News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

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    GM may have used the wrong bolts to secure the seat belts in certain 2020 and 2021 Chevy models.

    Could the new bolts work? Maybe. But when it comes time to rely on the seat belts, it's better knowing the right parts were used to tether them to the frame.…

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    GM used heat shields that don't curve under the starters in the 5th and 6th generation Camaro, according to a new lawsuit.

    That leaves them exposed to heat and makes them completely unreliable. The plaintiff says the problem is particularly noticable on hot days or after a long drive where the engine gets hot. The car has to cool down before an owner can start it back up.

    Over time the lack of heat protection will melt the wires, damage the fuses, and create all sorts of electrical havoc to the starter's conductors.…

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    A proposed settlement will award certain GM owners in Arizona about $200 each for owning cars with ignition switch problems.

    The $6.28 million will be paid to about 33,000 GM owners in Arizona, as long as they purchased the vehicles between July 2009 and July 2014 and didn't get rid of the vehicles before the ignition switch recalls were announced in 2014..

    As with any settlement, there are plenty of stipulations which you can read about here.

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    Owners of the 2010-2011 Chevy Camaro are tired of playing "airbag roulette" with their passengers.

    The passenger-side airbag sensor in these cars has a history of problems. It's a pain for the driver, but pretty darn scary for the passenger because the airbag can turn off while they're in the seat.…

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    GM is recalling every single current-generation Camaro, all 511,528 of them, because of an ignition switch issue similar to the one that already killed 13 people.

    Or 74 or more depending on who you ask.

    The driver's knee can bump into the key fob causing it to inadvertently move the ignition out of the 'run' positon. Once that happens you're like Popeye without spinach -- just a bunch of flabby muscles you can't use.…