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Old 05-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #226
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Same v6 automatic vibration here.

I reported the same problem to the dealer where I purchased the car on 5/2/2012. The vibration happened in 3rd-6th gears under similar circumstances. I got the car back this morning (5/9/2012) and have not noticed it yet. At around 3,200 miles, the vibration developed. The dealer said it was the torque converter and replaced it under warranty.

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There is this small annoyance i have and i hope its not a normal thing that everyone is experiencing. when im driving along about 45 to 50 mph it seems that the tranny shifts into 6th and it settles to a lil bit above the 1000rpm mark and when i lightly press the gas to maintain 45 mph or even 40 mph i get a pretty decent amount of vibration i dunno if the engine is lugging or somthing binding but if i am goin about 50 mph it doesnt do it cause im guessing higher rpm. It just seems the autos are a bit over agressive to find a lower gear for gas mileage purpose i dont wanna have to use manual mode just so i cant keep it at a certain speed. Any help and comments are welcome.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:51 PM   #227
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Got it back this morning. Fixed!!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #228
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I just started experiencing this yesterday. Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this. I have a 2012 1LT born 11/2011 with about 7,300 miles on it. At first I kept thinking I was riding over bumps in the road but I rode down a street with minimal bumps and felt it a little over 40 mph. Will be taking my car in on Wednesday.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:12 AM   #229
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I just started experiencing this yesterday. Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this. I have a 2012 1LT born 11/2011 with about 7,300 miles on it. At first I kept thinking I was riding over bumps in the road but I rode down a street with minimal bumps and felt it a little over 40 mph. Will be taking my car in on Wednesday.
Sorry for the frustration this may be causing you. You are definitely taking the correct steps in getting this concern resolved. Let us know how everything goes at the dealership.

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Old 05-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #230
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Wow. I step away from this thread for a bit and it turns into something completely different. I hadn't heard about the new issues with the 2012 Camaros. Glad to see so many are getting this taken care of. Let me know how things go for all of you.

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Jeff, thanks for your interest. A few posts back I put up a copy of the GM service bulletin that addresses this issue. This document already existing sure made things smoother when getting the problem diagnosed. Now just waiting on a new torque converter to come in.

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Could a 2011 2LT fall under this fix?

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Chevrolet Customer Svc, will this bulletin apply to the 2011's? It seems this is the exact problem all of us with a 2011 are having. How can we get this resolved?
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #231
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Chevrolet Customer Svc, will this bulletin apply to the 2011's? It seems this is the exact problem all of us with a 2011 are having. How can we get this resolved?
It is hard to say that your specific vehicle is affected by service bulletins. I am unable to provide any information on TSBs but I can check your VIN to see if there is anything out there that may be specific to your vehicle. You can PM me with your VIN and I will be more than happy to see what options are out there.

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #232
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Just want to give a shout out to you guys. I was having this problem and did a bit of a search on here. I printed out that picture of the service bulletin and took it along with me to get my baby serviced.

It took the techs a couple of test drives to recreate it, which then motivated them to look at the bulletin. Hopefully she'll be back tomorrow; just waiting on a few gaskets to come into town.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:48 AM   #233
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Just want to give a shout out to you guys. I was having this problem and did a bit of a search on here. I printed out that picture of the service bulletin and took it along with me to get my baby serviced.

It took the techs a couple of test drives to recreate it, which then motivated them to look at the bulletin. Hopefully she'll be back tomorrow; just waiting on a few gaskets to come into town.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:37 AM   #234
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So, what a bunch of lame GM BS. So the fix is just for 2012! I guess the people that posted about their 2010 and 2011 that paid big bucks for just isn't as good as the 2012?
Or that most of the posts came from 2011 cars or cars before 2012! Funny how that is. I think GM should fix all cars with this problem,and if not their should be a class action lawsuit filed! Or people need to take them to court and demand a refund.Lemon law.
I bought my 2011 in april. And mentioned the problem to the dealer,and on line here telling people that all the other camaro v6 cars i drove did the same thing.
Oh yeah i'll be waiting for GM to call me and tell me they are going to fix it. Like thats going to happen.
Been over a year now, oh it also has the thump in the rear wheel when backing up. And the brake squeaking,like all the rest of posts about these problems.
But i'm sure GM doesn't know anything about those problems either.
All i know is, i'm not happy, paying this much for a car, and GM only fix the newer cars!!! Mine only has 4400mi on it!!
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #235
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Don't feel too bad, I have a "loose lumber" issue that will likely never be fixed (by GM/dealer at least).


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So, what a bunch of lame GM BS. So the fix is just for 2012! I guess the people that posted about their 2010 and 2011 that paid big bucks for just isn't as good as the 2012?
Or that most of the posts came from 2011 cars or cars before 2012! Funny how that is. I think GM should fix all cars with this problem,and if not their should be a class action lawsuit filed! Or people need to take them to court and demand a refund.Lemon law.
I bought my 2011 in april. And mentioned the problem to the dealer,and on line here telling people that all the other camaro v6 cars i drove did the same thing.
Oh yeah i'll be waiting for GM to call me and tell me they are going to fix it. Like thats going to happen.
Been over a year now, oh it also has the thump in the rear wheel when backing up. And the brake squeaking,like all the rest of posts about these problems.
But i'm sure GM doesn't know anything about those problems either.
All i know is, i'm not happy, paying this much for a car, and GM only fix the newer cars!!! Mine only has 4400mi on it!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:21 PM   #236
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Here is the reply from GM on this issue.

Good Morning! Thank you for sending us an email at Chevrolet regarding the vibration on your 2011 Chevrolet Camaro.


I certainly understand how frustrating it can be to have such a condition on a vehicle. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and giving me an opportunity to assist you. In response to your request, there is a recent bulletin released by GM referencing a vibration or drone type noise for 2011 Chevrolet Camaro.
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Some customers may comment on a vibration or drone type noise at 1150-1200 RPM or 61-72km/h (38-45mph) in 6th gear and TCC on.
This vibration or drone type noise is present at the above MPH range during light throttle application and will remain as long as the engine load remains constant during these conditions.
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The front two rear suspension support (cradle) bushings will need to be replaced.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #237
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So, to resurrect this post I've got bad news.

The torque converter was replaced and the car drove great again for about a month. Then out of nowhere the problem reared it's head again, I tried to ignore it at first, thinking no way t could be back but it is just as bad as before.

Had it back to the dealership they recreated it again and this time put a call into the GM Engineers to see what else could be causing it that could be related to the torque converter. Going on 2 weeks though and nothing back yet.

The saga rolls on, at this point I'm just hoping they can't fix it after a couple more tries and I can try the lemon law route.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #238
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So, to resurrect this post I've got bad news.

The torque converter was replaced and the car drove great again for about a month. Then out of nowhere the problem reared it's head again, I tried to ignore it at first, thinking no way t could be back but it is just as bad as before.

Had it back to the dealership they recreated it again and this time put a call into the GM Engineers to see what else could be causing it that could be related to the torque converter. Going on 2 weeks though and nothing back yet.

The saga rolls on, at this point I'm just hoping they can't fix it after a couple more tries and I can try the lemon law route.
I apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing! Please let us know if the dealership was able to get this concern addressed for you. I can also check on your dealership if you would like and set up a case with GM customer service. I would need your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage and involved dealership.

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #239
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My wife's 2012 Red 2LS had the same problem at 5,600 miles... She traded it in... So what do I go and do??? I buy a 2012 1LT with thr RS package and the car is already showing signs of the problem with 218 miles on it... I knew I should have gotten the six speed manual.... !!!!!
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #240
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my camaro does this. and i guess it bugs me a little bit but nothing to much where i'm totally concerned and the way GM is they don't fix anything.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #241
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So, to resurrect this post I've got bad news.

The torque converter was replaced and the car drove great again for about a month. Then out of nowhere the problem reared it's head again, I tried to ignore it at first, thinking no way t could be back but it is just as bad as before.

Had it back to the dealership they recreated it again and this time put a call into the GM Engineers to see what else could be causing it that could be related to the torque converter. Going on 2 weeks though and nothing back yet.

The saga rolls on, at this point I'm just hoping they can't fix it after a couple more tries and I can try the lemon law route.

Keep us updated on this. Had mine replaced at about 7500 miles. I'm now at 11000 and the issue feels like its creeping up again.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:52 PM   #242
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I apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing! Please let us know if the dealership was able to get this concern addressed for you. I can also check on your dealership if you would like and set up a case with GM customer service. I would need your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage and involved dealership.

I look forward to your correspondence.

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So, guess it wasn't the torque converter, or the cradle bushings. Maybe like what all the others are telling you,all these cars are doing this. And most are asking why don't you reset the shift points so it doesn't labor. Thats when the problem is!!!
As far as i can tell its when the car shift to like 6th gear doing 35mph. You hit the gas it shifts out of that gear,and it doesn't vibrate anymore.
Hell, just take one car that has the problem and try changing the shift points in the computer or whatever controls it, and see if it fixes the problem.

Maybe it will throw off the gas mileage, but i think if this would fix the problem, not many would care about the MPG rating,as long as it stopped the vibrating problem.
Oh, and just think if the brainiac engs, can figure how a simple shift change point,and it cures the problem,look at all the people that will be happy,and not pissed off they got a lemon car. Plus no parts or labor to tear your car apart.
Just a reset on the shift points or whatever the heck controls that. And if you do try it, at least you will know if it fixes the problem or not.
And if not, then you can go back to the guessing game. And if it does fix the problem, maybe pay off our cars for saving you all the money you won't have to pour out to buy peoples cars back that are not satisfied!!!! I can give you my name and number and vin number for that!!! My dealer acts like they haven't ever heard of the problem. Even though i told them,and they were suppose to make a notation. This was day one!!! Still does it. I have a feeling you know what is cauing the problem,but resetting the shift points,throws off the MPG rating,and then its like false advertising..
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #243
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Dang replying to my own post. I have an idea. I'm going to take my car out,drive it, and record exactly what its doing,and show the speed,etc.
Then post it to you tube, then add the link to here so many others out there can see whats going on.
That way, GM can't say they don't know anything about the problem. I have a little ZoomQ3 recorder, that records sound really good. I can show my mileage ,speed and RPM when the problem is happening.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #244
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i have this...i think it maybe needs a tune
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #245
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Replaced the torque converter 2 months ago and same problem is arising again. I hope there's an end in sight.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:14 AM   #246
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This is my second 5th gen camaro(caught my dealership showing me a fake carfax report on the first)I bought the new one so I would not have to rely on trusting them and the thing has been in the shop 4 times(twice for trans shudder). Funny thing is I swore to my wife that we would never by a foreign car (even though she manages a Mercedes repair shop). I'm sadly regretting this. Worst experience with a car I've ever had. I was ok with being disappointed with the dealership, but I have owned GM vehicles my entire life.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #247
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This is my second 5th gen camaro(caught my dealership showing me a fake carfax report on the first)I bought the new one so I would not have to rely on trusting them and the thing has been in the shop 4 times(twice for trans shudder). Funny thing is I swore to my wife that we would never by a foreign car (even though she manages a Mercedes repair shop). I'm sadly regretting this. Worst experience with a car I've ever had. I was ok with being disappointed with the dealership, but I have owned GM vehicles my entire life.
I am sorry to hear of the dissatisfaction you are experiencing with your Camaro. If you could please send me details on the dissatisfaction, I would love to look into this for you. Also, I would need your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage and involved dealership.

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #248
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Funny thing is I swore to my wife that we would never by a foreign car (even though she manages a Mercedes repair shop). I'm sadly regretting this. Worst experience with a car I've ever had. I was ok with being disappointed with the dealership, but I have owned GM vehicles my entire life.
I think you did buy a foreign car, the Camaros are built in Canada..

I found this statement..

""""" To date the GM plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada has the task of building the new Camaro because of their excellent quality control record""""

They may be a mark or two down now on their rating..

And this ad, makes it sound so good. I don't see anywhere where it says you'll love the rumble vibration that is an added feature. http://www.chevrolet.com/camaro-performance-car.html
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #249
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First post for this issue!

2012 2LS automatic

Problem arose at around 11,000 miles. Took the car to the dealer today after describing the problem as a "shutter in the gas pedal at 35-50 mph".

Not a single person at the dealership actually asked me in person to describe what was happening. I watched them drive the car off the lot, being sure to slam through a gigantic crater of muddy water on the way out, without telling me they were leaving or asking me to come along to help recreate the problem.

After the test drive, I was informed that the "50 point vehicle inspection passed and that the issue could not be reproduced". I was also told that a review of all bulletins was performed and no relevant documents could be found. At this point, I read off the bulletin number of the document provided in this thread. I was then told that I didn't describe the problem specifically and appropriately enough for them to find this bulletin in their search!!!! I'm sure they didn't look up anything at all. After reading the bulletin, I was told that the whole car would be shaking like crazy if the TCC was the problem. Maybe this is true, but they hadn't yet done anything at this point that would make me trust anything they were saying.

Final conclusion was: "You can leave it here, and we can put 30 or 40 miles on it to try and see if there is a problem."

Final answer from me: Yeah right.
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First post for this issue!

2012 2LS automatic

Problem arose at around 11,000 miles. Took the car to the dealer today after describing the problem as a "shutter in the gas pedal at 35-50 mph".

Not a single person at the dealership actually asked me in person to describe what was happening. I watched them drive the car off the lot, being sure to slam through a gigantic crater of muddy water on the way out, without telling me they were leaving or asking me to come along to help recreate the problem.

After the test drive, I was informed that the "50 point vehicle inspection passed and that the issue could not be reproduced". I was also told that a review of all bulletins was performed and no relevant documents could be found. At this point, I read off the bulletin number of the document provided in this thread. I was then told that I didn't describe the problem specifically and appropriately enough for them to find this bulletin in their search!!!! I'm sure they didn't look up anything at all. After reading the bulletin, I was told that the whole car would be shaking like crazy if the TCC was the problem. Maybe this is true, but they hadn't yet done anything at this point that would make me trust anything they were saying.

Final conclusion was: "You can leave it here, and we can put 30 or 40 miles on it to try and see if there is a problem."

Final answer from me: Yeah right.
I am sorry to hear of this! It may be best to leave it with them or to even take a ride with them to try and reproduce the issue. Was this an available option to you? Please let us know!

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