Camaro Starters Are Melting Due to Inadequate Heat Shield Protection

Lawsuit says the problem is rampant in 2010-present Camaros

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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.

The class-action says owners of the 2010-present Camaro shouldn't be on the hook for this repair.

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  1. 5th Generation Camaro

    Years
    2010–2015
    Reliability
    60th of 80
    PainRank
    15.06
    Complaints
    286
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  2. 6th Generation Camaro

    Years
    2016–2021
    Reliability
    26th of 80
    PainRank
    2.7
    Complaints
    25
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