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Old 07-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #251
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No it was not an option. Like I said, they didn't even ask for a description of the problem from me while I was there.

Wouldn't be willing to leave my car with them at this point.

I guess if they have to repair something under warranty they won't be making any money so...why should they bother.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:45 AM   #252
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No it was not an option. Like I said, they didn't even ask for a description of the problem from me while I was there.

Wouldn't be willing to leave my car with them at this point.

I guess if they have to repair something under warranty they won't be making any money so...why should they bother.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #253
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #254
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Brandon my GM service id is 71-1090591319 My district customer service rep Laura Will not answer her phone. I've called over 24 times today. 4 days after I dropped it off there was nothing wrong again, then i brought in the same bulletin I showed them last time and they found the problem. They want to replace torque converter again, and disassemble the trans. soooo ....Fake carfax on my first car, had to buy new car, they put a hole in it with their clear coat machine, and now it's going to get another torque converter, not to mention someone thought they saw smoke so they took apart the intake last time. Worst purchase of anything in my life. Should have just kept our civic. Oh and if you know who Laura is tell her thanks for nothing
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #255
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Other GM rep has been trying to contact her for me for 45 min, he won't connect me to her supervisor. This is so aggravating, luckily the rental car I was given had a marijuana pipe in the arm rest so they upgraded me to a 2011 convertible. I swear I couldn't make this crap up if I tried.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #256
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update.....Still on hold... luckily they close at 4 and will no longer be able to assist me until monday (again)
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #257
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Brandon my GM service id is 71-1090591319 My district customer service rep Laura Will not answer her phone. I've called over 24 times today. 4 days after I dropped it off there was nothing wrong again, then i brought in the same bulletin I showed them last time and they found the problem. They want to replace torque converter again, and disassemble the trans. soooo ....Fake carfax on my first car, had to buy new car, they put a hole in it with their clear coat machine, and now it's going to get another torque converter, not to mention someone thought they saw smoke so they took apart the intake last time. Worst purchase of anything in my life. Should have just kept our civic. Oh and if you know who Laura is tell her thanks for nothing
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #258
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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.

I was having he same problem with mine a few days ago. Now its not doing it. I was getting on the highway and it felt like driving over rumble stips, the sound of vibration..... here is what ive found. Thought it might be helpful.

""Just had to have my T/Q replaced in my 2012 sounded like driving over rumble strips when it did it.""

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #259
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So my dealership called (not my district specialist ,that said the part was backordered and not available for 3 weeks) and said the car is done. I'm just assuming one "appeared" off another car(since they offered to repair a speaker that way on my first car from there). I had to call my district specialist who told me to go get the car and she was going to call me tomorrow to tell me that. The GM customer service line is worse than Dell customer service in the 90's They have no answers and absolutely don't care about their customers. They also give you no option of escalating this to someone who does. On Friday they wanted to buy me out of the car because the part wasn't available, today go pick it up it's done. Wonder if Toyota, Honda, Ford, or Mercedees customers get treated this way? Luckily I'll have more car purchases in the future that will definitely not be from General Motors or Chevrolet. Glad this was the best year Chevy ever had, If they keep this up we'll be bailing them out again.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #260
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Did it come with a crack pipe in the center console?
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #261
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Did it come with a crack pipe in the center console?

Thats probably optional
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #262
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V6 Vibrations

Hi all...new to this forum, only my second post after my introduction.

Anyway, I'm here to learn about the Camaro for a potential next car purchase. I read through the last 11 pages of this thread and wanted to add my two cents. First though, let me just say I am no expert on this subject and do not intend to come off as such.

What struck me about this post was the similarities with the car I currently own...a 2007 GMC Acadia AWD. It was the first year for the Acadia and I believe the first year/application for a 6-speed A/T transmission in GM SUVs.

The transmission is THE #1 (and only) complaint I have with the Acadia. It is definitely tuned to deliver the best MPG as possible, and by no means is it a sports car, so I get it. But it upshifts way too early in the RPM range between 1-2 and 2-3...most of the time right in the middle of a turn making it not so smooth. It also drops into 6th right around 45mph and when it does the RPMs drop to 1200 and the note of the engine it noticeably louder, and harsher. Its hard to say it has a "vibration", but I think I can relate to what all of you are stating.

This trans also had a dead spot somewhere low in the rpm range causing the car to almost feel as if it were stalling mid-turn. Quite dangerous! There was at least 1 or 2 reflashes issued to have the dead spot addressed...which it did.

It is sad to me (much like the rest of the posters) that GM has not addressed this yet. I've been looking forward to a new vehicle, but this is disappointing to hear. Strange though that my wife has a 2009 Traverse and it doesn't seem to exhibit the same behaviors. Her's is direct injected, not sure if that helps any?

Seems like they could simply program the 6th gear RPM level to hit 1400 instead and leave the rest alone. Not sure how much the actual gearing has to do with this versus software programming.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #263
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Add me. 2012 45th 2LT/RS. Started doing this a few weeks ago. Took it in after coming across this thread. They looked up my VIN and saw the torque convertor bulletin, etc. The transmission guy took it for a drive with their diagnostic laptop hooked up. It is indeed the torque converter. They ordered me a new one and will be fixing it as soon as the part comes in.
Toyboy - I have a 2011 SS Automatic transmission, same issue. Can you advise if this has been corrected, and what the cost was?

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:35 PM   #264
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Toyboy - I have a 2011 SS Automatic transmission, same issue. Can you advise if this has been corrected, and what the cost was?

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The torque converter was replaced, and that fixed the issue. It was all done under warranty, at no cost to me.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:31 PM   #265
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I have a 2011 LT1 RS. The car was built in June 2010. I bought it used in December 2011 with 3,675 miles on it. It now has only 5,450 miles. I have noticed a vibration similar to what is mentioned here from the first day I had it, but I also have the vibration upon startup when the vehicle is in park at idle speed (warm up idle speed). I've read of all the 2012 torque converter replacements seemingly fixing the problem, some of which seem to reappear. I've also read several posts mentioning that changing exhaust systems seemed to fix the issue. I'm no certified mechanic, but I've always thought the vibration I have felt seemed like a harmonic exhaust vibration. My daughter has a 2011 Toyota Tacoma with stock exhaust. It has no vibration. I have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma with the TRD performance exhaust. I get similar harmonic vibrations from my truck that I can feel through the steering wheel and pedals, just like my 2011 Camaro. I'm really thinking this may be related to the exhaust.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:07 AM   #266
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I have a 2011 LT1 RS. The car was built in June 2010. I bought it used in December 2011 with 3,675 miles on it. It now has only 5,450 miles. I have noticed a vibration similar to what is mentioned here from the first day I had it, but I also have the vibration upon startup when the vehicle is in park at idle speed (warm up idle speed). I've read of all the 2012 torque converter replacements seemingly fixing the problem, some of which seem to reappear. I've also read several posts mentioning that changing exhaust systems seemed to fix the issue. I'm no certified mechanic, but I've always thought the vibration I have felt seemed like a harmonic exhaust vibration. My daughter has a 2011 Toyota Tacoma with stock exhaust. It has no vibration. I have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma with the TRD performance exhaust. I get similar harmonic vibrations from my truck that I can feel through the steering wheel and pedals, just like my 2011 Camaro. I'm really thinking this may be related to the exhaust.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #267
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Seems like they could simply program the 6th gear RPM level to hit 1400 instead and leave the rest alone. Not sure how much the actual gearing has to do with this versus software programming.
Yes, i also suggested this. Or at least let them give it a try so they would know for sure if it soved the problem. Which i agree,with this issue,it just seems its shifting and laboring, and whenever hit hits around 1100 rpm thats when it happens. Some of the other things may be other problems that are different.
Like if you have vibrations when the car is parked and just started. This may be things like exhaust,or torque converter.
And as most things, GM or other companys seem they don't want to deal with fixing a design flaw. They have some bean counter figure out the cost to have it fixed.
Maybe it makes them look bad. But they dont' seem to look at how many new buyers, or buyers of their cars they drive away by NOT stepping up and just fixing and making all happy.
Most times you won't see them do anything unless its causing accidents,or they are forced by law.
I still think they know the fix, and the problem. They just aren't going to do anything. The only problems i have had are the vibrations,and the right rear whell popping when you put it in reverse to back up.
Don't know if that is the brake or a bushing. But that too, is a known problem that many others have wrote in about. My car has less than 5000 mi on it.

And i have had it serviced once for oil change etc. I asked them about those problems,and they seem to not know anything,or don't want to know. but they never even checked them.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #268
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Same problem happening 2012 Camaro V6

I started experiencing the same vibration with my 2012 Camaro V6 this week.
It has a little over 7300 miles now and I've never experienced it before driving it every single day from home to work and my driving patterns didn't change.

The only two things that were different from the previous months were the oil change a couple weeks ago and a creepy gas station that I stopped by last week to get about 10 gallons of gas.

I didn't bring it to the dealer yet. I was trying to find a clue on the web before doing it and found this thread. Could only read through page 3 for now, as I am in my job right now and got tons to do.

I'll try read all of it later tonight but I wonder if has anyone experienced it on a 2012 after a while, and not from day one as I've read on the first posts.

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Old 08-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #269
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No. Doesn't really seem all that abnormal to me (at least so far). I don't take any of my cars to the dealer for service unless absolutely necessary as a last resort. Bottom line; I just don't trust them to take the same level of diligence and care with my cars or trucks as I know I will. I own three GM vehicles and three Toyotas bought from four different dealerships and I won't use any one of them for service.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #270
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I started experiencing the same vibration with my 2012 Camaro V6 this week.
It has a little over 7300 miles now and I've never experienced it before driving it every single day from home to work and my driving patterns didn't change.

The only two things that were different from the previous months were the oil change a couple weeks ago and a creepy gas station that I stopped by last week to get about 10 gallons of gas.

I didn't bring it to the dealer yet. I was trying to find a clue on the web before doing it and found this thread. Could only read through page 3 for now, as I am in my job right now and got tons to do.

I'll try read all of it later tonight but I wonder if has anyone experienced it on a 2012 after a while, and not from day one as I've read on the first posts.

Thank you guys

My torque converter started acting up at about 7000 miles. Got it replaced and drove like new. I am at almost 12000 miles now and the same problem has started again. So, I suspect that it is more than just a torque converter issue. There has to be something that is causing the torque converter to take a sh*t. Another person on this thread has the same issue. Either that or these torque converters from GM are garbage.

Also keep in mind, my car was not lowered, had no aftermarket rims, and no engine mods before the issue occured the first time. I made sure to get it fixed before I started doing anything major to the car. So, GM cannot blame it on the mods. Plus, there are quite a few people complaining about this issue now hence the bulletins out for this vibration issue.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #271
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Hello, my 1st post is about a bad torque converter

I have a 2012 v6 automatic, it has 15,000 miles on it. I started feeling the vibration on acceleration about a month ago. It got so bad that I finally made an appointment at the dealer where I bought the car last December. I took it in last Friday, they have had it since.

Before I brought it in I googled "2012 camaro vibration" and found this site. They told me today it is the torque converter and that they will replace it tommorow.

My concern is that if the replace the torque converter with one that is the same as the old it will happen again. I would like to know exactly why they are failing.

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I have a 2012 v6 automatic, it has 15,000 miles on it. I started feeling the vibration on acceleration about a month ago. It got so bad that I finally made an appointment at the dealer where I bought the car last December. I took it in last Friday, they have had it since.

Before I brought it in I googled "2012 camaro vibration" and found this site. They told me today it is the torque converter and that they will replace it tommorow.

My concern is that if the replace the torque converter with one that is the same as the old it will happen again. I would like to know exactly why they are failing.

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:22 PM   #273
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Hey this is my first time posting for this issue, its not as dramatic as others where the pedals start shaking. It occurs at 1700 rpms in all gears but most notably at 5th and 6th gear. It sounds like metal vibrating, so at first i told my dealer to check the heat shielding. They did and no dice, still have this weird noise/vibration. The thing that throws me off is that if it was some thing loose it would happen at all rpms you would think and in neutral (which i tried, holding it at 1700 rpms no noise or vibration.). I can't find any thing on google or this forum this is the closest thread I've found. I have a 2012 v6, with 22,000 miles on it, its 1ls manual transmission. Is it possible it can be the torque converter?

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #274
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manual transmission cars do not have a torque converter.
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well, scratch that off the list of maybes. any one else have a problem related to the what I posted?
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