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Old 06-26-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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2010 camaro seems to be a lemon. A/C problems again

I have a 2010 2LT/RS Transformers package camaro.
This is the Second time now that I'm having A/C problems in a few months. First time I took it to Tropical Chevy in Miami Shores, Florida after the car was doing the following.
1. A/C making a loud whining noise when I accelerated or decelerated. It would stop when I turned off the A/C. Very annoying noise.
2. Smoke or mist would come out of the vents numerous times while driving. Now it's got a funky smell. My wife was getting a headache from it today
3. A/C would stop working after 30-45 minutes of driving. Sounded like a defroster kicked on and A/C turned off. Barely blowing out the vents even on high and not cold.

First time I took it to Tropical Chevy in Miami, Service writer Paul Celestin told me he could not have the car test driven for 30-45 minutes so obviously they weren't duplicating that problem. They gave the car back to me after having it all day saying nothing was wrong. (I was really pissed now)
I took it to my mechanic weeks later and he thought the compressor went bad since it appeared the noise was coming from it. He had it on a lift while I was accelerating, so He replaced it. All seemed okay for 2 weeks. The other day it started with the same problems again as stated above. I'm really upset and frustrated with the 2010 camaro. What seemed like my dream car is turning out to be a lemon. I'm just out of warranty too. I didn't even have 36,000 miles on it when it first ocurred, but I had the car for 3 years and 2 months when it happened so Tropical Chevy told me I was out of luck for warranty work. Luckly my Insurance has an extended warranty. I had to pay a $250 deductible for the first repair that did no good.
WHAT CAN I DO??????

Oh and in addition to this, my rear differential was having an issue with a lot of metal shavings in it. My mechanic took off one of the bolts and thick silver goop was all over it. He said, This is bad! I took it to Tropical Chevy and they said there was a recall on the differential and fixed it. HERE IS MY QUESTION. Why did I NOT get a recall notice from GM??????

Steve

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:56 AM   #2
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The reason you did not get a recall notice is because there is not a recall for the problem. A TSB (technical service bulletin) was issued for the differential. This means that unless you come in with the specific problem, you will not be notified.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:07 AM   #3
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My 2010 was junk too. My 2013 isn't. Get out while you can.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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Actually, there was a recall. That is what the service writer told me and I was not charged for that repair.



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The reason you did not get a recall notice is because there is not a recall for the problem. A TSB (technical service bulletin) was issued for the differential. This means that unless you come in with the specific problem, you will not be notified.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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I have a 2010 2LT/RS Transformers package camaro.
This is the Second time now that I'm having A/C problems in a few months. First time I took it to Tropical Chevy in Miami Shores, Florida after the car was doing the following.
1. A/C making a loud whining noise when I accelerated or decelerated. It would stop when I turned off the A/C. Very annoying noise.
2. Smoke or mist would come out of the vents numerous times while driving. Now it's got a funky smell. My wife was getting a headache from it today
3. A/C would stop working after 30-45 minutes of driving. Sounded like a defroster kicked on and A/C turned off. Barely blowing out the vents even on high and not cold.

First time I took it to Tropical Chevy in Miami, Service writer Paul Celestin told me he could not have the car test driven for 30-45 minutes so obviously they weren't duplicating that problem. They gave the car back to me after having it all day saying nothing was wrong. (I was really pissed now)
I took it to my mechanic weeks later and he thought the compressor went bad since it appeared the noise was coming from it. He had it on a lift while I was accelerating, so He replaced it. All seemed okay for 2 weeks. The other day it started with the same problems again as stated above. I'm really upset and frustrated with the 2010 camaro. What seemed like my dream car is turning out to be a lemon. I'm just out of warranty too. I didn't even have 36,000 miles on it when it first ocurred, but I had the car for 3 years and 2 months when it happened so Tropical Chevy told me I was out of luck for warranty work. Luckly my Insurance has an extended warranty. I had to pay a $250 deductible for the first repair that did no good.
WHAT CAN I DO??????

Oh and in addition to this, my rear differential was having an issue with a lot of metal shavings in it. My mechanic took off one of the bolts and thick silver goop was all over it. He said, This is bad! I took it to Tropical Chevy and they said there was a recall on the differential and fixed it. HERE IS MY QUESTION. Why did I NOT get a recall notice from GM??????

Steve
Hello streetjudge79,

We apologize for the reoccurring A/C issue your experiencing. I understand the frustration you must have and I would like to get involved to assist you with this issue. Could you please private message me your VIN, current mileage, name, number and address please? I will investigate this further and update you via private message.

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Old 06-28-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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Actually, there was a recall. That is what the service writer told me and I was not charged for that repair.
Your service writer is wrong. There is only one recall for your car (early production). The rest are TSBs (you will find your issue listed in the TSB section btw) and you will never be notified about them. Again, this is why you were not notified.

A simple search confirms this.

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/...Lp!-1976499440

In case you don't want to go look on your own, see here:

RECALLS: Displaying 1 - 1 out of 1 Filtering Results.
RECALL Subject : POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE ROUTING -REROUTE

Report Receipt Date: MAY 06, 2009
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V155000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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Well, I took the car in last week and they replaced the expansion valve and said the A/C was working now. Two days later, it's back to the same. Smoke coming out my vents, a/c shutting down after 20 minutes and the annoying whine noise . Tropical Chevy did not fix the problem yet again. This will be my 4th time taking the car in for the same problem.
GM customer service has not been any help other than doing the same thing I'm doing. Calling the service guy and finding updates. The woman from GM who kept calling me sounded like a robot and sounded like she really didn't give a crap about me. You can tell she was reading her responses off a screen and didn't even sound human.
I'm giving up. I guess I have to realize my car is just a lemon and I'm stuck with this problem. SO FRUSTRATED!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #8
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Looks like I will be getting that extra warranty on mine after reading some of these. Hope it works outs out for you.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #9
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Well, I took the car in last week and they replaced the expansion valve and said the A/C was working now. Two days later, it's back to the same. Smoke coming out my vents, a/c shutting down after 20 minutes and the annoying whine noise . Tropical Chevy did not fix the problem yet again. This will be my 4th time taking the car in for the same problem.
GM customer service has not been any help other than doing the same thing I'm doing. Calling the service guy and finding updates. The woman from GM who kept calling me sounded like a robot and sounded like she really didn't give a crap about me. You can tell she was reading her responses off a screen and didn't even sound human.
I'm giving up. I guess I have to realize my car is just a lemon and I'm stuck with this problem. SO FRUSTRATED!
streetjudge79,

I apologize and regret that this issue was not resolved for you after your last dealer visit. I have responded to your private message with next steps.

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