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Old 11-09-2009, 11:06 AM   #26
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You get it fixed?
Nope - when I went to the dealer, they also stated that it was just the way it is. I noticed another thread posted about this now - I'd be really happy to hear if there is a fix for it. Doesn't seem like a standard tire alignment would do the trick tho - those adjustments are at the wheels and shoudn't touch the steering column mount points. But who knows - I will inquire again on my next trip to the dealer.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:57 PM   #27
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Nope - when I went to the dealer, they also stated that it was just the way it is. I noticed another thread posted about this now - I'd be really happy to hear if there is a fix for it. Doesn't seem like a standard tire alignment would do the trick tho - those adjustments are at the wheels and shoudn't touch the steering column mount points. But who knows - I will inquire again on my next trip to the dealer.
Yeah, two dealers both said it was normal as well.. However one person in the other thread said a simple wheel alignment is the fix. I'm starting to think it's a little more difficult a fix than that.. I wish someone up above from GM can chime in on this issue.. God knows this is the correct forum and they do read these problem threads.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:03 PM   #28
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I mentioned my wheel was off alignment when I brought it in for the recalls. I sat in another SS they had on the lot and it was also off. The right side is closer than the left. Their response was "that's just they way it is" and nothing they can do about it. Something about how the steering column is welded and there is no adjustments.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:12 PM   #29
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A wheel alignment has nothing to do with the problem being described. A wheel alignment can fix a problem as in if you're driving straight down the road and your steering wheel is off center. I've owned other cars where it was more obvious than the Camaro. It's just one of those things!
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:13 PM   #30
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I mentioned my wheel was off alignment when I brought it in for the recalls. I sat in another SS they had on the lot and it was also off. The right side is closer than the left. Their response was "that's just they way it is" and nothing they can do about it. Something about how the steering column is welded and there is no adjustments.
Obviously dealers have a way sometimes to make stuff up. In this case this is a widespread issue that is easily dismissed because the car can still be driven safely. However there is no excuse for this issue that can be justified. If it is a problem that the majority of Camaro's are having from the factory and GM knows about it, then at the very least the dealers should be given a bulletin on how to fix the problem for those cars leaving the factory with the issue. If GM is unaware of the problem, then the dealers or this forum can help get the message out since it is more than a couple people I presume. I hope we get some info about this soon. If the dealer has some inside info and heard form GM that the steering column is welded and there are no adjustments, then we need to verify this info from Gm and find out what they can do to fix the problem.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:48 AM   #31
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Was there ever a fix for this issue? OR is it pretty much normal (it appears to be). Doesn't really bother me much....and I would have never noticed it except for reading this message board.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:23 AM   #32
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They are all like that. So are the trucks. My 09 Silverado has the same off angle column, so did my 06, 03, 01... Not sure why the engineers can't bring the column straight back, but apparently there is a reason. Maybe the top cheese in charge of steering columns has a shorter right arm.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:27 AM   #33
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And to further aggrivate it, if you did figure out a way to straighten the column out, your gauges would no longer be centered in your view through the wheel. The gauges are off center to match the column off centeredness.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:53 AM   #34
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when did you purchase your Camaro what is the VIN # good luck.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:03 AM   #35
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Just got my 2LT RS and the steering wheel is off straight steering is just off to the left. goes down the road straight but wheel is off.
Dealer said they would fix when I get the stripes on tomorrow.
They told me some times they mess up the allignment when the ship them?
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:11 AM   #36
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I will be taking my Camaro in Monday February 15th 2010 for unscheduled maintenance have them check the steering wheel. I have read that NASCAR vehicles are set up like this? "go straight turn left" is the Camaro like this. Has Chevrolet issued a service bulletin about this?

if there is any information that is incorrect please do not hesitate to alert me.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:40 AM   #37
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according to my regional GM trainer this is intentional as it points the driver more towards the center of the vehicle for spirited driving. but all of them are like that, it's not broken or a manufacturing flaw. it is in fact intentional.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:41 AM   #38
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I will be taking my Camaro in Monday February 15th 2010 for unscheduled maintenance have them check the steering wheel. I have read that NASCAR vehicles are set up like this? "go straight turn left" is the Camaro like this. Has Chevrolet issued a service bulletin about this?

if there is any information that is incorrect please do not hesitate to alert me.
a lot of racecars are setup simular to this, Nascar to Rally.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:54 AM   #39
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Chip,
thank you for the verification about this remember reading this somewhere cannot remember where "i am having a senior moment"

when my neighbor sat in the Camaro he mentioned that the steering wheel was off center like a race car i believe Chevrolet set it up this way. still learning about this amazing car.

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Old 02-10-2010, 11:58 AM   #40
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Nope - when I went to the dealer, they also stated that it was just the way it is. I noticed another thread posted about this now - I'd be really happy to hear if there is a fix for it. Doesn't seem like a standard tire alignment would do the trick tho - those adjustments are at the wheels and shoudn't touch the steering column mount points. But who knows - I will inquire again on my next trip to the dealer.
if it is not pulling either to the left or right would leave alone.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:00 PM   #41
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thank you for the verification about this remember reading this somewhere cannot remember where "i am having a senior moment"

when my neighbor sat in the Camaro he mentioned that the steering wheel was off center like a race car i believe Chevrolet set it up this way. still learning about this amazing car.

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no problem bud, beautiful car btw.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #42
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Dynabyte,

when did you purchase your Camaro what is the VIN # good luck.
Hello - didn't realize there was activity on this thread again so sorry for the delayed response. My vin number is an early one (#3589) and it was purchased in June '09.

Looking in the compartment when I installed my cai, it doesn't look like it can be adjusted anywhere. I've gotten used to it so far
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #43
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Could it be that the steering wheel is straight and the rest of the car is crooked?

Just a thought.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #44
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1st, my new Sky is just slightly off, and it bugs me. So I understand.

2nd, there are manufacturing tolerances in building anything, including your Camaro. That means there is variation. It would be nearly impossible to get every car with the wheel PERFECTLY centered. Which brings up the point of your photos, how do we know your wheels are perfectly straight? If you didn't use lasers on the wheels you wouldn't know.

So what they are telling you is that the wheel is "off center" within normal manufacturing tolerances and not covered under warranty. I don't know what that is, but probably + or - a few degrees. You could ask your service department how far off it would have to be in order to be covered.

From what you are showing and describing, a simple alignment should fix it. They will align the steering wheel straight ahead and then adjust the alignment of the wheels to match. As this isn't a Camber or Caster adjustment it is really quite easy.

And lastly, if you feel this is really out of alignment, PM me and I will give a phone number and we can try to get you some help to resolve this. No guarantees, but there is a process.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:38 PM   #45
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From what you are showing and describing, a simple alignment should fix it. They will align the steering wheel straight ahead and then adjust the alignment of the wheels to match. As this isn't a Camber or Caster adjustment it is really quite easy.
from what i saw and read i think he's actually talking about the angle the wheel is mounted not that there is a allignment issue.

the steering wheel points to the center of the car on the new Camaro, i for one really like it that way, may be misguided but i seem to have a better feeling for the oversteer this way.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #46
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from what i saw and read i think he's actually talking about the angle the wheel is mounted not that there is a allignment issue.

the steering wheel points to the center of the car on the new Camaro, i for one really like it that way, may be misguided but i seem to have a better feeling for the oversteer this way.
This is correct - it's not the typical alignment issue that can be adjusted with standard methods. As I previously stated, when looking from the top of the car, an imaginary line drawn through the center of the steering column is not parallel with the centerline of the vehicle itself. I have no issues with the alignment of the four wheels or the left/right position of the steering wheel (the top of the steering wheel is centered at 12 o'clock when traveling straight).
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:15 AM   #47
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Boy talk about missing the point sorry about that.

I just checked an SS here in the office and yes the steering column does point slightly in board. Generally this is due to the steering gear attacment being slightly inboard relative to the column. It is very difficult to move the gear and get this perfectly straight.

So this is by design and can't be corrected.........unless you tear up the and either move the seat inboard or the steering gear outboard.

I will say I am generally sensitive to this but never noticed on the Camaro until just now.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:38 AM   #48
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I will say I am generally sensitive to this but never noticed on the Camaro until just now.
don't beat yourself up over it, i wouldn't have noticed it if the GM trainer didn't point it out.

in everyday driving you may not appreciated it, but when i was slamming 2ss through some cones i really did appreciate it.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:21 PM   #49
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I have the same problem with my 2LT/RS. Did anyone ever find a fix for this?
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:45 AM   #50
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They're all that way. My wife's V6 and my V8 are like that. I noticed it when I first got mine. My wife had hers for a while before me. She never noticed it. When I told her about it, well, it drove her nuts till she forgot about it. Normal it is. Yes. There is no "fix".
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