Pony car aficionados will easily identify the not-so-secret recipe for the Chevrolet Camaro. Piles of go-power and cornering grip are packed into a rear-drive, two-door sports coupe with racy styling providing as much appeal as the power. While the V6-powered Camaro is no slouch, the 6.2-liter V8 in the SS sounds the way a muscle car should.
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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.

Overall Reliability
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The 2013 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 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 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 2013 Chevrolet Camaro owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"took a while to isolate the issue. seals for convertible top did not create a tight seal allowing water to run down the inside windows and enter the inside of the door through the window seal and soak my carpets"

Kevin B., NV (2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Noise from front suspension includes clinking sound that cannot be remedied"

Clifford M., NY (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)

"Over bumps there is a metallic rattling noise from the rear of the car"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

"The Camaro is loud with squeaks coming from the driver seat and rattles coming from seemingly everywhere"

Douglas G., CA (2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

"Has had squeaks and/or rattles since new. Have not addressed the problem with the dealer due to bad scheduling on their part"

Joe M., CA (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Driver's seat has a popping noise that the deal can't seem to fix"

James M., IN (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LS 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"A valve spring broke and messed up a cylinder"

Paul C., TX (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Engine had a loud tick. Had to replace AFM lifters and one bent rod plus miscellaneous gaskets"

James Y., MD (2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)
Turbo or supercharger

"engine made a high pitched noise a few days after purchase. Had to take it to the dealer twice. Finally determined the supercharger failed. Dealer replaced supercharger"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

"Loud noises coming from the supercharger unit was replaced"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

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

Gauges

"Tach and fuel gauge indicator lights don't work"

Dan L., NY (2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2-L V8 supercharged)
Headlights

"The halogen ring around the headlight burned out on the driver side"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

"Heads Up Display stopped working properly, too faint to be visible"

Alise I., FL (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Keyless entry

"ignition problem"

George S., NC (2013 Chevrolet Camaro)

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

"The cooling systems does not cool to a satisfactory temperature"

Ross R., NY (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower fan motor would make loud clicking noises but would still function properly. It was very annoying though. Had this problem twice within a year"

Jesse H., KS (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

"Display and manual daily don't always match up"

Dan L., NY (2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Replaced some part of computer because car would run rough and have very little power"

Jerry O., MN (2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2-L V8 supercharged)
Oil leaks

"Small leak on rear part of engine"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"window not sealing up to the molding"

John C., CA (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Problem is with the racing stripe, I had to replace them 3 times and now i have another scratch, far too easily scratched"

Russell L., OH (2013 Chevrolet Camaro 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

Radio

"A radio malfunction caused a series of dash readout errors and malfunctions"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"The paddle shifters would work then not work with in seconds of each shift. Took dealers 3 times to figure something was not right in the steering column or steering wheel and finally replaced the whole thing"

Loris L., NJ (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT 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

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Sensor gave us a code. Would cut back engine power"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"valve body went bad and was replaced under warranty"

Mike P., FL (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT 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

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Cars pulls severely to one direction or the other no explanation and no solution from GM"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

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

What Owners Say

Coil

"Engine light notified of bad ignition coil. Dealer repaired under extended optional warranty"

Clifford M., NY (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LS 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

"Driver side, bottom molding split open"

John C., CA (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LS 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

Premature brake wear

"Without any sort of warning, my brakes needed replacing "all the way around" at only 46,000 miles. The entire system needed replacing, so it wasn't a simple / easy fix. They were high-end brakes and I never understood why they wore out so quickly"

Douglas G., CA (2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

"Loose rattling muffler"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT)

Drive System

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

Transmission Minor

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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
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:IGNITION
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
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Sep 26 2013
If the air bag warning label detaches from the visor, the driver and front seat passenger may not be warned of the risks of air bag deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Coupes manufactured June 9, 2013, through September 6, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the required air bag warning label on the sun visor may peel off. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and instruct owners how to inspect the visor sticker. As necessary, dealers will replace the sun visor, free of charge. The recall began on October 28, 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13284.
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: 13V463000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18941
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