Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Kraft Werks
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls

Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls Report, discuss and diagnose any issues and problems with your Camaro, including warranty discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
Goliath
 
Goliath's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1SS L99 A6
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 216
Car won't start (Again!!!) - Stability Trac Need Service

I thought the issue was fix by reflashing the ECM by the dealership 2 weeks ago. Again, it came back on Saturday night and I had to call a tow truck. The relay fuze was making a loud ticking noise, but the engine won't crank. After the tow guy dropped my car off to the dealership drop-off point, he started the car back up. WTF!!! ...This has been the 10th time the car won't start and start back up normally after 1 hour or so. I'm sick and tire of the run around that excuse "I can't fix your car issue, unless it break down for real." What happen when my warranty runs out?

The dark side is calling me.... I'm strongly considering trade this no good Camaro in for a 5.0.
__________________
The Most Interesting Man in the World - On Muscle Cars
"I don't always drive muscle car, but when I do, I prefer the Camaro. "

Goliath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
BackinBlackSS/RS
Go Blue!!!!!
 
BackinBlackSS/RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Cruze LT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 23,365
From my experience it's either your battery or your alternator. My Solstice did the exact same thing within 4 months. The battery was crap. Dealer installed new battery under warranty and the problem was gone.
BackinBlackSS/RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #3
justa25thTA

 
justa25thTA's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,632
doubt its the battery. its either good or bad, not fluctuating between the two.
__________________
Yeah, I'll get around to it...
justa25thTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
BackinBlackSS/RS
Go Blue!!!!!
 
BackinBlackSS/RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Cruze LT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 23,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by justa25thTA View Post
doubt its the battery. its either good or bad, not fluctuating between the two.
That's true, he did say it started when they dropped his car off. It could be loose connections.
BackinBlackSS/RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #5
WYcamaro
 
WYcamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: in reverse
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: I'm Lost....
Posts: 195
Actually it could be the Battery, I had this exact same issue and it ended up being a dead cell in the battery. The ECM does very odd things in low voltage situations. Also, have them check the harness where the jumpers go. That is also an issue and causes very odd things as well. (like reduced engine power mode, windows not working, clicking noises, service stabilitrak errors). After they fixed those two things my car has been solid.
WYcamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 02:03 PM   #6
Goliath
 
Goliath's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1SS L99 A6
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 216
I hope this new dealership can fix the issue. I took the car to the last dealership and they pretty much couldn't figured out what was wrong. Battery, wires, cables were checked out normal. No one could find the tiny gremblin in the car.

WYcamaro is right, it must be a loose wire somewhere that make the car act up like this. I never have any engine or transmission issue. Great car, but the electrical is driving me crazy.
__________________
The Most Interesting Man in the World - On Muscle Cars
"I don't always drive muscle car, but when I do, I prefer the Camaro. "

Goliath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 03:45 PM   #7
montreal2010yellow


 
montreal2010yellow's Avatar
 
Drives: 2 LT/RS YELLOW, AUTO., VIN NO. 602
Join Date: May 2010
Location: LAVAL (10 min. north of Montreal), CANADA
Posts: 3,531
I had about the same issue and it was the battery cable connector that had a stripped screw and a bad connection. Changed the cable and no issue since.
montreal2010yellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 08:56 AM   #8
TooCool5
Resident Gearhead
 
TooCool5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LS 3.6 LLT V6 325 HP
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Central CT
Posts: 3,578
Electrical Gremlins could be hard to find. Could be as simple as a bad transponder in the remote or bad relay, or alternating electrical connector. Are there any dash lights when it will not start? Security light would be a remote problem although the clicking sound seems to indicate a short or bad ground.
I would request the dealership go through the entire electrical system (every connector, ground & computer) until they find it. This is one of those things you don't take no for an answer on.
__________________
2010 Camaro Auto, Inferno Orange, Titanium Interior, Gearhead Wheels AIRAID CAI
TooCool5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 09:30 AM   #9
SSLarry

 
Drives: 2SS LS3
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeast Florida
Posts: 1,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goliath View Post
I thought the issue was fix by reflashing the ECM by the dealership 2 weeks ago. Again, it came back on Saturday night and I had to call a tow truck. The relay fuze was making a loud ticking noise, but the engine won't crank. After the tow guy dropped my car off to the dealership drop-off point, he started the car back up. WTF!!! ...This has been the 10th time the car won't start and start back up normally after 1 hour or so. I'm sick and tire of the run around that excuse "I can't fix your car issue, unless it break down for real." What happen when my warranty runs out?

The dark side is calling me.... I'm strongly considering trade this no good Camaro in for a 5.0.
I'm curious about the thought process here. You want to take a $5000 hit on the trade to a mustang because of this issue? Is that issue really worth over $5000? How sure are you the Mustang wouldn't give you problems?

Me thinks the dark side would be calling you regardless of the your Camaro issues. You obviously like the 5.0. Nothing wrong with that.
__________________

2010 CGM 2SS LS3, born: 4/10
SSLarry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 12:29 PM   #10
TankMorph
More Human Than Human
 
TankMorph's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1LT IOM M6
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 194
I would look into the possibility of a dealer-installed starter-kill system. Many dealers install them at delivery, then try to sell it to you as an option at the time of purchase. I have one on mine, and I have to lock the car before starting. If I don't lock first (by remote or dash switch), I get a Stabilitrac message on the display, and the car will not start until locked.
TankMorph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 09:12 AM   #11
Chevrolet Customer Svc


 
Chevrolet Customer Svc's Avatar
 
Drives: GM Vehicles
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,657
Goliath, has this issue been resolved for you yet?

Jeff Morris, Chevrolet Customer Service
Chevrolet Customer Svc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 12:31 AM   #12
Awesome_SS
Jeff
 
Awesome_SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hayes, Va
Posts: 322
Not sure if this will help, but just keep it mind to have it checked out next time at the dealer. I have been fighting the "Service Stabilitrak" light for about 11K miles or so. Just now starting to get to the bottom of it. One trip to the dealer, they discoverd that the wiring harness was partially unplugged, but the light came back on afterwards. Today, they discovered that the steering wheel angle sensor is bad. Hopefully, this will take care of the light. I have had it serviced numerous other times, but no real reason to the cause. A low voltage reading appeared one time doing the diagnostics, but the light continued to come on. So, I will coninue to take it to the dealer in hopes of finally eliminating all the possible causes. It just makes me wonder how many other things are partially unplugged or bad on the car.
__________________
2010 Camaro SS - Currently: 575 HP, 485 RWHP, 430 Max. TQ. Stock: 400 HP, 339 RWHP, 349 Max. TQ. 2R Max Cam,SW LT Headers & Corsa Exh.ADM CAI & Livernois Tuned, PI 2600 TQ Converter, LPE 3.70 Gears, Eaton True Trac, Ported Heads, TB & Intake. 2012 Camaro ZL1 - Currently: All Stock
Awesome_SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 04:41 AM   #13
Scott@Bjorn3D


 
Scott@Bjorn3D's Avatar
 
Drives: Kami, 2013 2SS LS3 Luvin
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Eufaula, Alabama
Posts: 6,090
Send a message via MSN to Scott@Bjorn3D
Quote:
Originally Posted by justa25thTA View Post
doubt its the battery. its either good or bad, not fluctuating between the two.
Could be a weak cell in the battery. I have seen many batteries over the years work and then not but latter start the car again. We just had this issue on my daughters Saturn Vue.
__________________
2013 2SS, GM Strut Tower Brace, CAI Intake Black, VMAX TB, Elite Catch Can, Hotchkis Chassis Brace, Hurst Shifter, 3.91 1LE Complete Rear End, NPP, 1LE Track Pack,Factory Reproductions Style 41 ZL1 Fitment Wheels 10" on all 4 corners
Scott@Bjorn3D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 11:02 PM   #14
right to travel

 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1SS 1LE SW
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Newport RI
Posts: 824
i had some issues with this and almost used my 30 day buy back with the dealer. spent 3 hours trying to jump it so i could take it back turned out to be the battery cable was loose in the trunk.
right to travel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #15
firestone_ss
 
firestone_ss's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 camaro ss
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 743
you assume the dealer is knowingly giving a broke car back?Sounds like it ran well for 2 weeks before another symptom,should they hold onto your car for 2 weeks before they think its fixed?Jesus get a clue,there are no crystal balls or magic wands intermitent electrical problems are by far the worst to locate give these guys a break there doing there best and you playing the fool is not making it better
firestone_ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 02:39 AM   #16
urr2slo

 
urr2slo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2ss ss/rs abm
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: N. Phx, Az
Posts: 1,106
Are you setting any MAP sensor codes? I was getting an intermitant MAP sensor code p0107 and it would trigger a service stabilitrac warning, the car would run like crap and if it stalled or I shut it off it would crank but not restart. Traced it down to some harness damage by the starter and starter heat shield and the right rear back of block. It was very hard to see and really tight, I managed to reposition those harnesses and the problem went away. After 700 miles of no more issues I took it to the dealer, showed them the issue, they repaired and rerouted those harnesses and its been fine since.
__________________
URR2SLO - If you're not going fast enough, get out the way......
urr2slo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 07:39 AM   #17
JLE58

 
Drives: CGM,twin turbo, cam 2010 SS/RS
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ROCKMART, GA
Posts: 2,190
Most of the time if your getting relay chatter it means there isnt enought voltage there to close the relay or could just be a bad relay.
JLE58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 10:54 AM   #18
Rn2010
 
Drives: 2011 camaro
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ga
Posts: 2
Service stabilitrak-car wont start-wont change gears

I have a 2011 camaro, which in the shop for the 3rd time and i haven't even had it a year.. I was wondering if anyone had experienced the intermittent problem of when you try to start the car "service stabilitrak" displays and the car doesn't even attempt to turn over or make any noise, after a few attempts of turning the key off and on, the car finally starts BUT still displays the service stabilitrak message and the engine light comes on, when you start to drive,it doesn't switch gears, i can be going 25-30mph and the rpms are all the way up to 4,000 and the car never shifts and runs VERY loudly, then when I let off the gas it takes FOREVER for the RPMs to come back down. I can shut the car off a few times and try to drive it again and it will still do it, then i can stop and restart and its GONE. When i took it to the dealer it didn't leave any codes, they had it for 3 days and were clueless.

The other problem my car has, which is the second time I'm having this fixed, is getting the " Ac off due to high engine temp" my car had been sitting in the garage for 10 hours and displayed this messgage upon starting the car. thermostat gauge doesn't work and I get no digital temperatue on my dash controls either, but the car never over heats.
Rn2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 03:07 PM   #19
2011 SS SLP ZL427
 
2011 SS SLP ZL427's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS ZL427
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Drums PA
Posts: 115
Considering a Mustang youll be in the same boat the Mustangs are having problems to especially with Reverse in the Transmissions and electrical issues its not the Car these days thats the problem its the Federal Government breathing down these automakers back for lighter more fuel efficient cars thats why we have this nonsense with cylinder deactivation on the automatic V8's to turn it into a 4 Cylinder, it is rediculous a V8 should be a V8 if you want economy by a V6 there forcing the manufacturers to install all this nonsense on the car that will only end up breaking and causing us problems you want to blame someone blame the Government.
__________________
2011 SS SLP ZL427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #20
papawattz
 
papawattz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS +2014 El Tigre
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: South West Michigan
Posts: 330
I know this is an old thread but, I had a the same problem right after I installed my headers and tune. At first I thought it was the tune? Nope, it was the positive battery cable on the driver side coming in contact with the header! It melted and would short out periodically causing it to turn off and flash that same message!
papawattz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #21
Raycole
 
Drives: 2011 camaro
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Nj
Posts: 3
Look at drive side drain by cowl itt leaks into harness remove wiper trans sidodraini

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goliath View Post
I thought the issue was fix by reflashing the ECM by the dealership 2 weeks ago. Again, it came back on Saturday night and I had to call a tow truck. The relay fuze was making a loud ticking noise, but the engine won't crank. After the tow guy dropped my car off to the dealership drop-off point, he started the car back up. WTF!!! ...This has been the 10th time the car won't start and start back up normally after 1 hour or so. I'm sick and tire of the run around that excuse "I can't fix your car issue, unless it break down for real." What happen when my warranty runs out?

The dark side is calling me.... I'm strongly considering trade this no good Camaro in for a 5.0.
reseal rubber drain silicon it right over harness water runs down shorts harness reset light every will be ok happened to me

Last edited by Raycole; 02-23-2013 at 07:23 PM. Reason: Second thing goes wrong throttle pedal position switch has 2 switches inside set code causes same thing
Raycole is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Viper 5901 Car Alarm/Remote Start review =Stephens= Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 3 03-05-2011 06:07 PM
My LLT engine is blown on my 2LT, any recommendations? Camarodriver 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 173 12-17-2010 06:17 AM
My LLT is BLOWN! Connecting rod is loose... Camarodriver Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 158 12-05-2010 01:43 PM
Pedders Suspension Benchmark Track Testing and New Jersey Track Day Info@PeddersUSA.com USA - NY / NJ / PA 35 10-26-2009 05:20 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.