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Old 08-17-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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SS back in dealer service for multiple issues

Back to the dealer again

Hesitation/slight bucking at 2k rpms after a cold start. Maf, fuel delivery, who knows.

Intermittent ipod/usb connectivity issue - sometimes it just won't recognize or play the ipod until I turn off the car and unplug/replug the usb. Already had it in for this issue; dealer said my PDIM hw/sw were updated and correct. Discovered that my PDIM hw is version CB, sw is version CC. Not the current versions (which are HW DD / SW DB. Service writer says "The PDIM doesn't control the ipod; it's run through the BCU". [insert buzzer sound here]

Both cigarette lighters stopped working - I don't smoke, but I'd like to be able to charge my phone while traveling.

A/C issues - rattling noise from the dash at highway speeds (stops when you turn off the fan) - whining/moaning sound (almost sounds like gear whine) that changes with RPM's & also a high pitched whine that sounds like alternator (but stops with the a/c off).

Vibration felt in seat & wheel at highway speeds - more noticeable under acceleration from about 70-80mph.

Rattling, noisy shifter. Mostly when temps are above 90. Very noisy under acceleration. Fourth visit for this problem (partially corrected on third visit).

2nd gear "crunch" when shifting....even with the clutch all the way to the floor. Intermittent. Possibly synchro issue. Third visit for this issue (which they seem to have a hard time admitting is actually an issue).

Sunroof deflector guides have rubbed down through the coating to the metal - binding.

2010 2SS - 11k miles. Sure wish I was lucky enough to have purchased one of those "trouble free" Camaros I hear tale about...lol.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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I also have a slight hesitation on cold start but I am a v6. Let me know what they say cuz it could be a similar issue. Thanks
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:01 PM   #3
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Damn.... F**k-it list... Hope everything works out.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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I have a lot of hesitiation after a cold start. Let me know what they say
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:36 PM   #5
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My usb has melted 2 Ipod cords, not sure if it was because they were old so I just bought a new one and will see. also my cigarette lighter is coming out. I have my iphone charger in it and when I pulled it out it started to come out.

My shifter has a vibration problem but this is common with stick shifts. I had to have my oil pan seal replaced it started to leak and the dealer told me it is because chevy uses bs gaskets at the factory.

also my seat belt in back does not latch..no hesitation issues could be the gas your using I use nothing but 76 or Chevron 91 octane here in Cali. Arco gas is the WORST...and if you have any moisture build up due to weather issues this could cause it also. check your spark plug wires make sure there is not a small bare spot caused from the heat of the engine. some of the 2010 vehicles oil cooler is not doing the job right.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:19 PM   #6
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Back to the dealer again

Hesitation/slight bucking at 2k rpms after a cold start. Maf, fuel delivery, who knows.

Intermittent ipod/usb connectivity issue - sometimes it just won't recognize or play the ipod until I turn off the car and unplug/replug the usb. Already had it in for this issue; dealer said my PDIM hw/sw were updated and correct. Discovered that my PDIM hw is version CB, sw is version CC. Not the current versions (which are HW DD / SW DB. Service writer says "The PDIM doesn't control the ipod; it's run through the BCU". [insert buzzer sound here]

Both cigarette lighters stopped working - I don't smoke, but I'd like to be able to charge my phone while traveling.

A/C issues - rattling noise from the dash at highway speeds (stops when you turn off the fan) - whining/moaning sound (almost sounds like gear whine) that changes with RPM's & also a high pitched whine that sounds like alternator (but stops with the a/c off).

Vibration felt in seat & wheel at highway speeds - more noticeable under acceleration from about 70-80mph.

Rattling, noisy shifter. Mostly when temps are above 90. Very noisy under acceleration. Fourth visit for this problem (partially corrected on third visit).

2nd gear "crunch" when shifting....even with the clutch all the way to the floor. Intermittent. Possibly synchro issue. Third visit for this issue (which they seem to have a hard time admitting is actually an issue).

Sunroof deflector guides have rubbed down through the coating to the metal - binding.

2010 2SS - 11k miles. Sure wish I was lucky enough to have purchased one of those "trouble free" Camaros I hear tale about...lol.
holy cow i have at least half of ur issues, i just live with it...i cant do the back and forth thing...i hate dealers
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:26 PM   #7
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holy cow i have at least half of ur issues, i just live with it...i cant do the back and forth thing...i hate dealers
It's a pain in the ass, but I want to get this stuff all fixed under warranty so I can sell the car. Transmission was replaced at 3,100 miles; radio failed and was replaced; extra spoiler nuts were rattling around in the decklid; missing thrust washers were installed to eliminate that popping sound at the half shafts....the list goes on.....and on.....and on....
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:18 PM   #8
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Back to the dealer again

Hesitation/slight bucking at 2k rpms after a cold start. Maf, fuel delivery, who knows.

Intermittent ipod/usb connectivity issue - sometimes it just won't recognize or play the ipod until I turn off the car and unplug/replug the usb. Already had it in for this issue; dealer said my PDIM hw/sw were updated and correct. Discovered that my PDIM hw is version CB, sw is version CC. Not the current versions (which are HW DD / SW DB. Service writer says "The PDIM doesn't control the ipod; it's run through the BCU". [insert buzzer sound here] Both cigarette lighters stopped working - I don't smoke, but I'd like to be able to charge my phone while traveling.

A/C issues - rattling noise from the dash at highway speeds (stops when you turn off the fan) - whining/moaning sound (almost sounds like gear whine) that changes with RPM's & also a high pitched whine that sounds like alternator (but stops with the a/c off).

Vibration felt in seat & wheel at highway speeds - more noticeable under acceleration from about 70-80mph.

Rattling, noisy shifter. Mostly when temps are above 90. Very noisy under acceleration. Fourth visit for this problem (partially corrected on third visit).

2nd gear "crunch" when shifting....even with the clutch all the way to the floor. Intermittent. Possibly synchro issue. Third visit for this issue (which they seem to have a hard time admitting is actually an issue).

Sunroof deflector guides have rubbed down through the coating to the metal - binding.

2010 2SS - 11k miles. Sure wish I was lucky enough to have purchased one of those "trouble free" Camaros I hear tale about...lol.
Sorry about your issues, especially you replacing the transmission. Once that happens the car will never be the same atleast in my eyes. I would have been extremely upset knowing that a brand new car needed a brand new transmission. I would have opted to see if GM could replace the car entirely.

But the BOLD item, is a common problem. I'm having the same issue. I just got the PDIM software updated but obviously after me telling them its not going to work, they decided to try it anyway. Now i'm in the process of moving and I need to find a local chevrolet dealer and hopefully they'll just order a new one and it'll fix everything.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:36 AM   #9
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Dropped the car off at 8am yesterday. Never heard a word from the dealer about progress, estimated time of completion, etc. <sigh>
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:40 AM   #10
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I have a 2010 with a USB "issue".

Here's what works for me with no software upgrade: always turn the iPod on manually before plugging into car's USB interface.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:07 AM   #11
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Called the service writer. The only info he had was that they had ordered a new a/c belt. No resolution or progress on any of the other issues. Yet, he still says they plan to have the car ready today.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:18 AM   #12
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i think i would trade it in and get rid of it. that's too bad you got a lemon. i think they threw these cars together as 2010 models so i waited for a 2011. sorry hope it gets fixed and done in a timely manner,the right dealership to work with makes all the difference in the world.i use gwatney chevrolet in jacksonville,arkansas they are hands down the best i've been to
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:26 AM   #13
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Where and how do you find the PDIM hw/sw versions?
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:34 AM   #14
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Just talked to service again to discuss the necessary PDIM upgrade. I figured I could save some time if they ordered PDIM part number 22797218 which gives DB hardware and DD software. Currently, I have CB hardware and CC software. Service writer won't order the part until the technician figures out the problem and finds the technical references (which I've already offered to send him). Same guy who thought the ipod connectivity was controlled by the BCU (not the pdim).

I just said, "Ok, call me when the technician tells you he needs to order new PDIM hardware....let me know how long it's going to take to get the part".

Second dealer attempt to resolve (first time they said I had the most updated hw/sw...which was incorrect). Known issue. TSB issued. Takes ten seconds to check versions. Known resolution requires an upgraded part. Smooth, McCarthy Chevrolet; smooth.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:35 AM   #15
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I guess I'm one of "those guys"....no probs with my 2010 SS. It must have been built on a Tuesday .
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:44 AM   #16
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I guess I'm one of "those guys"....no probs with my 2010 SS. It must have been built on a Tuesday .
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #17
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As my dealer says "Its a Camaro what did you expect?"

Have heard that a couple of times from mechanics there and the place they use for a body shop.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:01 PM   #18
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Dealer called:

1. The belt they ordered was for the V6, not the V8. After talked to technical assistance, they claim the whirring/whining sound that changes with rpm's is "normal wind-down on the compressor".

2. Rattling sound from the blower motor was clearly heard by the shop foreman on our test drive. Technician says they could not reproduce. I guarantee it will make this noise when I drive on the highway after picking up the car today.

3. They DID have to order the new PDIM hardware. It's on backorder; they'll call me to drop the car off again when the receive the part.

4. Parts for the sunroof are on backorder. Yet another return trip to get them installed.

5. Fuse was blown for the power outlets. They say it's something I plugged in to cause the fuse to blow. The outlets haven't worked since the radio failed (and was replaced).

6. No codes were in the system, so they have no explanation or correction for the cold-start hesitation issue.

7. No action taken on 2nd gear crunch.

In the final analysis, another complete waste of time with future visits required.
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