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Old 03-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Problem with 2012 V6 Transmission

For the past few days I've been experiencing a little hesitation when slowly accelerating from a dead stop (I have an automatic). I also started to hear some disturbing sounds; it almost sounded like a grinding or scraping noise. At first I thought that maybe one of my brakes wasn't releasing all the way or something. I took it in to the dealership and it turns out that there was in fact something wrong with the transmission (they didn't explain what exactly was wrong though). My Camaro is a 2012, I just bought it 2 months ago and it only has 2500 miles on it...How could the transmission have problems? Pretty ridiculous. Anyway, they ended up ordering me a new transmission and it should be here in 5 days. If anyone else runs into this problem, make sure they call GM and make them order an entire new transmission. Don't let them try to repair it. Has anyone else had this issue?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear about this kalo. This is an odd situation. I hope this new transmission is what fixes your problem and you can get back to enjoying your vehicle. Let us know how things go for you with your dealer.

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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I just took my 2012 in today because it has been doing a stutter when changing gears. They said it was the transmission and the transmission workers said they've had similar case. I have to take it back in Tuesday so they can check it in more depth. I'll be sure to update on what the true problem is. Car only has 6300 miles on it also.
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Thanks for the update mike. I hope it's a quick stay at the dealer for your Camaro. If anything goes wrong let me know and I'll do what I can to help you.

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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For the past few days I've been experiencing a little hesitation when slowly accelerating from a dead stop (I have an automatic). I also started to hear some disturbing sounds; it almost sounded like a grinding or scraping noise. At first I thought that maybe one of my brakes wasn't releasing all the way or something. I took it in to the dealership and it turns out that there was in fact something wrong with the transmission (they didn't explain what exactly was wrong though). My Camaro is a 2012, I just bought it 2 months ago and it only has 2500 miles on it...How could the transmission have problems? Pretty ridiculous. Anyway, they ended up ordering me a new transmission and it should be here in 5 days. If anyone else runs into this problem, make sure they call GM and make them order an entire new transmission. Don't let them try to repair it. Has anyone else had this issue?


..maybe previous owner was too hard on it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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Interesting to hear that you are having a similar problem. They told me the lower gears slipped and were grinding together and metal fragments were in the transmission causing the weird noise. Anyway, they replaced the transmission and the whole process took about a week. Hopefully this transmission lasts longer than the first one!!

Also, I bought the car brand new, no previous owners. I have been taking it easy, breaking it in properly. Really annoying that this happened, but glad it was resolved painlessly enough.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:42 AM   #7
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Kalo, I'm sorry you had transmission problems too, but I am glad you got your parts quickly.

My problem was a torque converter that messed up at around 6,700 miles (ridiculous) and it is taking weeks to get the part in.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210308

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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PitchBlack, I just read through your threads, man that sucks. I was furious when I found out I needed a new transmission, but if it would have taken as long as your converter is taking, I'd go crazy! Hope the part comes in ASAP and I hope none of us have any issues like this again in the future.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:14 AM   #9
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mine is doing the same thing! It is a metallicy grinding sound that happens when accelerating from a dead stop or almost stopped. I've only got 5000 miles on it and I have had my 2012 for 5 months. Frustrating.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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Very frustrating. Have you taken yours in yet?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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I am having similar issues on my 2012 2SS A6. On top of what the OP said it sometimes clicks when I place it in gear from a dead stop. I'm ready to return this damn car. I really would like a GM rep help me on this one.

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:59 PM   #12
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Now the SS V8 transmission is completely different front the V6 transmission.

I really dont think that anyone understands the complexity of an auto trans. There are so many moving parts and things that can go wrong in an auto trans compared to manual, that if anyone knew or had an idea as to what goes on in there i think it would blow their mind.

The fact that it let go in 2500 miles means that there was a defect from factory, there was physically nothing you could have done to make it not blow up on you.

It could have gotten the wrong fluid from factory which delaminates the clutches, it could have been under or over filled from factory also causing problems. You got the new tranny, next oil change make sure the fluid level is checked at the right temp, and make sure its always at the right level and the fluid is nice and red and you should be fine.

Hopefully the new trans works out for you
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:11 PM   #13
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Like to add that my car has 250 miles on it.

Had a similar issue on my Auto Corvette 09. After 3 GM techs servicing and looking at it they ended up replacing the transmission.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #14
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I seem to be having the dame problem with my 2012, though usually at moderate speedswith light gas. Started around 3500 miles and slowly getting worse. Probably going to take in tomorrow morning.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:42 AM   #15
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I'm having same stutter with 5400 miles. Is there any recurring cases or does a new trans generally fix the issue?
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #16
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I'm having same stutter with 5400 miles. Is there any recurring cases or does a new trans generally fix the issue?
I noticed that you have a concern with your vehicle and do apologize for the frustrations this may cause you. Have you been to a dealership for diagnosis? If you would like, I can check out your VIN to see if there are any applicable warranties as it does sound like you are still in the warranty parameters. I look forward to your PM.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #17
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I am also having a issue with my transmission (2012 V6 auto). It shakes and vibrates when its trying to switch gears. It's a feeling like driving over rumble strips. It seems that the transmission doesn't want to downshift into the correct gear. Happens when foot is barley pushing on gas pedal at 35mph, 55mph, and a few other variable times. The dealership said they can't replicate the issue. Anyone else having this issue? Advice?

Car was purchased brand new Oct 2011. Currently has 9,000 miles. Problem is getting worse.

*EDIT... Sounds like the same issue MikeB is having with the stutter. It also has a weird hesitation when switching from 1st to 2nd.

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #18
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Here is a TSB for the 2012. Scroll down for the pic of it.

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Old 07-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #19
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I am so glad to find that others are having this problem. My local Chevrolet dealer says that they have not had anyone having transmission problems. Mine has 6000 miles on it, the hesitation and noise started at about 5500 miles. It does this when you are accelerating between 37 to 50 mph or 1100 rpms. Taking it in Tuesday. Will let you know what they say.

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I am also having a issue with my transmission (2012 V6 auto). It shakes and vibrates when its trying to switch gears. It's a feeling like driving over rumble strips. It seems that the transmission doesn't want to downshift into the correct gear. Happens when foot is barley pushing on gas pedal at 35mph, 55mph, and a few other variable times. The dealership said they can't replicate the issue. Anyone else having this issue? Advice?

Car was purchased brand new Oct 2011. Currently has 9,000 miles. Problem is getting worse.

*EDIT... Sounds like the same issue MikeB is having with the stutter. It also has a weird hesitation when switching from 1st to 2nd.
I apologize for the frustrations you may be experiencing with the transmission. If you would like, I can set up a case with GM customer service and contact your dealership for more information. Please send us your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage and involved dealership!

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I am so glad to find that others are having this problem. My local Chevrolet dealer says that they have not had anyone having transmission problems. Mine has 6000 miles on it, the hesitation and noise started at about 5500 miles. It does this when you are accelerating between 37 to 50 mph or 1100 rpms. Taking it in Tuesday. Will let you know what they say.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:31 AM   #22
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I am going to pick up my car now. They say it needs a torque converter but that non are avaliable. They said they called General Motors and non are avaliable. I asked if it would hurt to drive my car and they said no. I find this strange since the problem is steadily getting worse. I also wonder if they just said the torque converter because I told them this is the problem others are having. My husband, a mechanic for over 30 years, tried to talk to the transmission man and got nowhere. He claimed he had never heard of this problem and blew my husband off. Now they tell me they will keep checking for the avaliability of a torque converter. We will see!
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #23
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I am having the same issue, and just dropped my vehicle off at the dealership. The service guy said he has seen this issue a couple of times, and they had to replace the torque converter each times. My vehicle has 4683 miles on it, and this problem just started a week ago, this is the 3rd time I have had to take this car in for service. The first two times in was for a vapor sensor failure.

The problem is noticeable around 40 - 50 mph, and between 1100 - 1500 rpms, and was getting worse each day.
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I am having the same issue, and just dropped my vehicle off at the dealership. The service guy said he has seen this issue a couple of times, and they had to replace the torque converter each times. My vehicle has 4683 miles on it, and this problem just started a week ago, this is the 3rd time I have had to take this car in for service. The first two times in was for a vapor sensor failure.

The problem is noticeable around 40 - 50 mph, and between 1100 - 1500 rpms, and was getting worse each day.

I am sorry for any frustrations you may be experiencing with this issue. Please let me know what measures your dealership is taking to address your concerns.

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #25
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I am going to pick up my car now. They say it needs a torque converter but that non are avaliable. They said they called General Motors and non are avaliable. I asked if it would hurt to drive my car and they said no. I find this strange since the problem is steadily getting worse. I also wonder if they just said the torque converter because I told them this is the problem others are having. My husband, a mechanic for over 30 years, tried to talk to the transmission man and got nowhere. He claimed he had never heard of this problem and blew my husband off. Now they tell me they will keep checking for the avaliability of a torque converter. We will see!
I had mine in last week for the same thing. I received my card in the mail last night that my torque converter came in and they can make the repair. I guess I got the last one.
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