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2010 Chevy Camaro Complaint - 2010 Chevy Camaro SS SUCKS! Lemon Lemon Lemon Lemon

Review by spooler on 2010-09-28
DETROIT, MICHIGAN -- This car sucks I have had it in the shop countless times. I have had problems with the USB port for over a year now. It took 4 trips to the dealership to fix the Airbag light that kept coming on informing me to Service airbag. The onstar is a disaster, they (onstar) have worked diligently with me to try to resolve the problem and they have informed me that my onstar problem is a hardware problem dealership hasnt called onstar to work through the problem even though onstar technical assistance gave me a number and advised me to have the service technician call them to work on the problem. Still has not been done. The lever on the back of the seat sticks so you can't get out of the car if there is an accident and you have people in the back.

I have went through Customer Care and then The executive offices. What a joke all I get is the run around. The USB is a known issue, I have been told that it is a known issue and that the engineers are working on a fix. Additionally, they are now telling me that it is not a known issue. (I have an email from someone at GM that indicates that it is known issue. )

This car is a pain in the ass and a piece of crap
Comments:15 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-12-15
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-09-28:
You have to be leery sometimes about buying a new-model car the first year it comes out. Because the 2010 Camaro is a new design, there will, of course, be bugs and faults, that may take a few model years to be worked out. Hopefully you can get this fixed; if not, try a different dealer, or see if the car can be bought back under your state's lemon laws. Good luck.
Posted by Skye on 2010-09-28:
My uncle Johnny always told us, never ever buy a new car the first year it comes out. He said to wait at least three years, so they can work out all the kinks and problems.

As Genuine says, try your states lemon law.

Here is the link:

Posted by CaptainSpaulding on 2010-09-29:
I have a 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, and I have had no problems whatsoever with it. Maybe the OPs car is a lemon, or maybe I'm just lucky!

Posted by MRM on 2010-09-29:
Captain, that is a nice ride you have!
Posted by CaptainSpaulding on 2010-09-29:
Thank you. It's a solid black (no stripes) SS with the RS package and the 6 speed manual transmission. I bought it last February, and I am impressed with it. It handles like a Corvette and it has a top speed (limited) of 155 MPH.

I must note, however, that I have never used the USB port (located in the center console). I have had some problems with OnStar (on many occasions, calls to theOnStar navigation advisor were cut off), but I have never had any mechanical issues with the car.
Posted by MRM on 2010-09-29:
With the USB port, you can charge your cell phone, thus, freeing up the 12 volt outlet.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-29:
I'm curious.. what's the purpose of the sixth speed?

Sounds like a great car.
Posted by CaptainSpaulding on 2010-09-29:
I only need to shift the car into sixth speed when I am going faster than 80 MPH. I guess that the purpose of the sixth speed is to keep the RPMs lower at high speeds.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-09-29:
Ah.. my 80 mph days are over. I guess I'll have to settle for my five speed. Good luck with the car though. It really does sound great.
Posted by CaptainSpaulding on 2010-09-29:
I've driven the car as fast as 132 MPH (on an isolated stretch of I-10 about 80 miles east of El Paso, Texas).
Posted by MRM on 2010-09-29:
What car was that, a Maserati?
Posted by spooler on 2010-09-30:
Captain I too have the Big V8 Chevy Camaro SS. I will concede that I probably got a lemon and it extremely frustrating to deal with but damn if it isn't a pretty car!!! My camaro is also black with dark grey leather. I just wish they would either A Fix the damn thing or B buy it back so I can try again. I saved and saved until I was able to pay for the car by cash as we already have two other cars and wanted this to be solely a fun car. I store it in the winter and it has never even been out in the rain. So don't get me wrong, there are days that I totally freakin hate the car and there are others when I love it. I just don't think the car should be in for the same problem 10+ times.

GM is just jerking me around at this point.
Posted by spooler on 2010-09-30:
BTW, I live in Iowa and the lemon laws say that I only have to take it back 1 time for a safety issue, but this car was an early build so I wanted to keep this car if possible.

GM STILL does not have a fix for the USB issue and it has been over a year at this point. The airbag is finally fixed (not without a TON of kicking and screaming) the seat still isnt fixed properly and the onstar is still a disaster.

GM is playing games so at this point my only option is AG or hiring an attorney. I was "supposed" to be accomodated for the invconvinience but that will NEVER happen.

My previous car is a 04 Impala. It has been in the shop 2 times EVER. The camaro was specifically ordered and built for me and was in the shop two times within the first month.
Posted by FORD#1 on 2011-06-22:
GM has never offered a vehichle that could be trusted any further than you could push it. How anyone could ever have owned one and EVER even consider purchasing another is well beyond my understanding !!!
Posted by Doug on 2012-12-15:
I have a 1st quarter production 2010 Camaro 1SS in SIM w/CGM rallys, and an L99. I LOVE it. It's been nothing less than perfect for over 50,000 miles. My '02 Silverado is the same way. >250,000 miles and still runs like new. The wife's '09 Vue has >130,000 miles on it and looks and runs like new.

My parent's Caddy is the same way. They just don't wear out.


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