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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Chevrolet Camaro owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"burning through an excessive number of rear tail lights"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Gauges

"faulty gauge was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Heat stopped working in the driver seat. Cost to repair estimated at over $350. This appears to be a common problem and should be recall issue"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

"Lights on right side of the door stopped working. Fix was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"I had my tires replaced at a Firestone Tire Service Center in early 2018. Somehow they got the tire monitor gauges mixed up because it would say the front driver is low when it was actually the rear passenger. Ever since then, I've had 3 different places look at it and nobody has since gotten it right to this day. Not Camaros fault necessarily, but it is annoying. frustrating.... Definitely NOT a deal breaker."

Adam C., PA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Warning lights

"Tire sensor warning always on"

Rita K., IL (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Engine coolant leak from under intake manifold and water pump"

Anonymous, NE (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"radiator seepage"

Jim L., NE (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"This Vehicle has Factory Sunroof and has been repaired by the dealer 5 times for water leaks"

Tim D., NC (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Rain leaked into trunk and ruined carpet. Took it to dealer and they replaced a drain line"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"It seems that I am experiencing more squeaks and rattles than before. Perhaps it is due that the car is "aging.""

Bill C., TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Loud hum from under the car upon acceleration"

Jennifer B., VA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is chipping off the car in front from sand. I have never had a car with anywhere near this much damage using the same roads."

Richard A., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Clear coat on rear deck spoiler peeled off. Dealership repaired at no cost to me even though warranty expired by date of purchase"

Montes W., FL (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)

"Bubbling of clear coat on front fender plus beginning signs of milkiness of clear coat in some surface areas. We live near the beach in Southern California, so not an extreme heat environment"

Scot O., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Rust

"Front quarter panel has rust coming through from under the paint."

Richard A., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"1 rust point on roof"

Sylvain B., QC (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Brake pads wore out and went metal to metal with no warning. Disks were resurfaced and new pads installed by private mechanic"

Richard A., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Rotors

"Squealing brakes"

Dean H., WA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

"Expensive repair (approximately $900) to replace all pads, rotors and service brakes. Mechanic said the wear on rotors was normal and per design"

Scot O., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Squeaking

"The brakes have squeeled and made noise almost from the beginning. The dealersaid this is normal with these brakes. I had them replaced when they were due, and the new ones do the same thing. This is the only thing I don't like about my car"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Brake pads, although double checked at over 60% life left, are still squeaking. After two visits to the dealership, they still don't know what's wrong, but it doesn't seem to be worsening, so I'm leaving it"

Phillip B., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"There is a USB port inside the middle console. Whenever I choose to use it to charge my smartphone, it says an error message that I cannot remember at this time. I've taking it in for routine maintenance, they casually say its fixed, but it never is. frustrating... but definitely not a deal breaker"

Adam C., PA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

"MP3 (iPod) Interface via USB port provides inconsistent connection - sometimes creating crackling noise in audio and sometimes not functioning at all. Have tried other devices and other connection cables to verify that problem is in car"

Scot O., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Radio

"main volume knob works but rubber ring around it came off. have to replace the whole thing for a 1000 to fix a 1 dollar rubber ring. Also the fan speed control on the AC won't work right. have to jiggle back and forth. No option in survey to tell about that"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"They don't know why the check engine light keeps lighting up so they changed out these parts"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"vehicle would shutter/vibrate on and off"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The check engine goes on every six months since I have own the car. They have changed sensors and replaced numerous parts"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

"Hose leak, replaced hose"

Joe C., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Car moves side to side on bumpy roads. Hard to control on narrow roads. Worst handling car I ever drove. No road feel"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Rack was replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Front engine cover leaks.Was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"There is oil on the ground after I have moved the car"

Rita K., IL (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Broken valve spring"

Ronald S., NC (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

"Engine light indicated there was a problem; issue was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"AC wasn't putting out cold air. Car has under 30,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C stopped blowing cold air at about 75,000 miles. Recharged refrigerant and tested for leaks (none found). No issues for about 5 months, so hoping it holds"

Scot O., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Car just all of a sudden wouldn't drive past 30 mph"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Metal cooling line rusted out causing low fluid level with no warning light. This caused wear in the trans which started slipping and it was rebuild or junk the car. I inspected the faulty line and it was manufactured to fail, unbelievably thin"

Richard A., CA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"I took car to dealer when check engine came on. While the car was at the dealer they broke inside driver door handle. I had to open the drivers door from outside to exit car. Dealer had to replace the complete driver door panel to fix the problem they created. They wanted to charge me $698 plus labor. GM finally agreed to cover the repair."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Water leaks under doors during hard rain. Rear carpet area gets soaking wet. Dealer unable to find cause of leak"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Traction control

"from time to time I get the 'Service Traction Control system' alarm but there is no issue"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"The head is built out of aluminum and not steel. With less than 60,000 miles, it started leaking coolant out of the back of the head. This is a manufacturer problem according to two mechanics, however, Chevrolet has refused to recall and fix this issue. I am a very safe and steady driver. I am not hot-rodding around town and there is no reason this should have happened"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

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Recalls
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Sep 19, 2019
Once the engine is off, the vehicle can lose power steering and power braking, increasing the risk of a crash. The air bags may not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain replacement flip-key ignition transmitter assemblies sold as replacement equipment for 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles. GM dealers may have inadvertently sold these assemblies as replacement keys despite them having been recalled under NHTSA recall number 14V-436 (GM number 14294) when they were the original equipment assemblies. The driver may accidentally bump the ignition key with their knee, moving the ignition out of the run position and turning off the engine.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the key with the flat blade design, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed November 6, 2019. Owners received a second notice and the recall began February 4, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is N192223230.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10740
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jun 20, 2014
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling all 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles manufactured December 3, 2008 to May 23, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the run position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will remove the key blade from the original flip key/RKE transmitter assemblies, and provide two new keys and two key rings per key. The recall began August 25, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14294. Note: Until the recall has been performed, it is very important that drivers adjust their seat and steering column to allow clearance between their knee and the ignition key.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V346000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 464712
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
May 06, 2009
A SHORT COULD RESULT IN A NO START CONDITION, CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO STALL WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO RESTART, OR RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 1,243 MY 2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO EQUIPPED WITH A V8 ENGINE. THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE MAY CONTACT THE STARTER MOTOR HOUSING AND CAUSE WEAR ON THE CABLE INSULATION. IF THE INSULATION WEARS THROUGH TO THE CABLE, IT COULD CREATE A SHORT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE TO ENSURE ADEQUATE CLEARANCE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 6, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 09121.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V155000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1243
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