Issues with the new Camaro

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by KRSONe1, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. By Robert Farago
    July 17, 2009

    New GM starts . . . when, exactly? [Thanks to TTAC Fan for the link. Blog post courtesy camaro5.com]

    Can we get a master list going of all the things people found wrong with the car that QA missed? Let’s keep the list down to just the facts. One of the more common issues found is loose bolts that hold back some type of fluid (ex: oil). I’ll try and go through the posts and edit this post adding everyone’s item making a master list people can print out to take with them and have checked out before they take the ride home. Should help everyone and I hope everyone can chime in here. Especially those that have their ride already and experience problems. Also, pls correct me if I have any mistakes in the list. Thanks.

    Also note: This list is mainly a checklist for things wrong that a dealer can immediately fix. A broke transmission or bad driveshaft from dropping the hammer on this beast is something that they won’t know until it actually happens. Thank you for submitting all your issues.


    (Print this Excel or Word document so they have a checklist and the mechanic signs off on it.)

    The list:
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    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 peeling
    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.

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  2. Im not a fan of the new Camaro, but I noticed alot of small flaws with my mothers new 2009 Honda Accord. You still see panel gaps, misaligned interior bits, play in the steering wheel, lighting glitches, etc. Its part of the first year owners experience for ANY car. I just dont know why Japanese/import brands get a pass when they have many of the same issues, and in some cases far worse.
     
  3. Jesus #$%#ing Christ..that's Obama's GM for ya. I understand most new models will have teething problems their first year -hell, R&T refused to test the new 1968 Corvettes because of various problems- but this list is kind of ridiculous.
     
  4. obama's GM? thats pretty funny, making this about politics. what kind of ree-ree's are you trying to garner the support of?
     
  5. i swear muscle carheart is one of the dumber members here. he just repeats the popular opinion of the board in stupid ways
     
  6. a lot of those things sound like shit that went wrong cause of year one and poor workman ship. can't say I'm awfully surprised that in this market climate, shit work is being done. I bet a lot of people are scrabling and effing up tring to keep their jobs, covering double shift, working shitty, etc.
     
  7. pretty minor things for the most part. easily fixed by the dealer when you go to get your first oil change.
     
  8. hahahahahahaha
     
  9. None of these issues with exception to the tranny and driveshaft issues are serious and can all be fixed at the dealer in very little time. Lets also remember this is not a list of things wrong with each car, each one of these things is something one particular owner has an issue with. For the first year of production for a car its really not terrible, BUT with the development time GM had for this car it shouldnt be happening.
     
  10. He also tries hard as hell to be funny and fails miserably.

    Not everyone is funny like you broseph
     
  11. not everyone is tall dark and handsome like you <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  12. HAHAHAHA! WHAT A PEICE OF SHIT

    GM SUCKS, AMERIKA BLOWS
     
  13. 010 ZR1 kicks the shit out of any jap car ever created hahahahaha
     
  14. hahaha hell yeah
     
  15. haha tell that brown nigger
     
  16. these issues happen with every new car, and this is basically a list of everything that has gone wrong with any of the cars. Most were probably installation or manufacturing errors. Both are common for first run cars. Some of the tooling needs final adjustment. pretty sure EVERY make of EVERY mass production car ever has had at least one of their cars have similar issues to all of these.
     
  17. Yeha, the 20,010 model will be BALLZ!
     
  18. 2010 is the worst thing to happen to the gaming world.

    "Dude, I cant wait for NHL 010'..uhhhh, NHL 10?"

    "And the best game of 010' was..ohhhh"
     
  19. Always wait till year two, though the tranny and driveshaft bit is scary.
     
  20. you're doing it wrong
     
  21. APs cousin.
     
  22. lamest post ever
     
  23. Your lame.
     
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