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Old 08-06-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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Dealer now claims all 2010/2011 camaros produce a whirring/whining noise from the AC

My AC has been getting worse, and louder since June, and today I thought maybe one more trip to the dealer couldn't hurt. Other than getting them to write on paper that they hear the AC making a whirring/whining noise, they also claimed that every 2010/2011 Camaro makes this noise, because they tested a few of the cars on their lot. So once again I left with no fix.

So I just need to know, before I become unglued, is this a standard noise with this car, and should I just accept that the AC compressor is louder than a 430 hp V8 at 3000 rpms. Because this would be the first and only car I have ever driven that has produced this noise.
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:56 PM   #2
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I've never noticed a whirling noise...
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:01 AM   #3
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no noise here either
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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no problem with mine mines a 2011 alot of the problems i been reading on this website are on 2010
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
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I've never heard any noise from my AC and I run it all the time (live in FL).
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:07 PM   #6
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Pretty much knew my dealer is full of it, since even my car didn't start producing the noise until after a month of AC use. The dealer also wants me to take my own temp readings and write them down, which would be fine, if there was someone to submit the reading to. Anyways, bought an IR thermometer an hour ago and the AC is at best, cooling the air by 10 degrees.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:56 PM   #7
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The dealer also wants me to take my own temp readings and write them down, which would be fine, if there was someone to submit the reading to. Anyways, bought an IR thermometer an hour ago and the AC is at best, cooling the air by 10 degrees.


Get to GM customer assitance and ask them to direct you to a regional manager.

Your dealer is just dodging his/her duty to correct the issue hoping you do exactly what you are about to do: resign yourself to accomodate his/her lack of honesty!!!

Push back!!


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Old 08-07-2010, 01:37 PM   #8
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:28 PM   #9
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My AC has been getting worse, and louder since June, and today I thought maybe one more trip to the dealer couldn't hurt. Other than getting them to write on paper that they hear the AC making a whirring/whining noise, they also claimed that every 2010/2011 Camaro makes this noise, because they tested a few of the cars on their lot. So once again I left with no fix.

So I just need to know, before I become unglued, is this a standard noise with this car, and should I just accept that the AC compressor is louder than a 430 hp V8 at 3000 rpms. Because this would be the first and only car I have ever driven that has produced this noise.
Same thing here, started whirring/whining noise this season but not all the time.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:10 PM   #10
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There is a bulletin for whining from the a/c. It was originally thought to be a compressor problem. There is now a new belt that dealers will install per the bulletin. All Camaros built before March 2010 have the old belt.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:34 PM   #11
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There is a bulletin for whining from the a/c. It was originally thought to be a compressor problem. There is now a new belt that dealers will install per the bulletin. All Camaros built before March 2010 have the old belt.
Wouldn't happen to know the reference number, unfortunately my dealer will most likely not want to take the time to look up tsb's. Also a district manager is suppose to call on monday.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:34 AM   #12
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coming from a guy that has had his car in the shop 5 times due to AC issues I can honestly say they are full of it my friend, and yeah as far as "regional managers" good luck on that one as well, im still driving my camaro with no AC at all while the GM rep decides what they are going to do .......
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:59 AM   #13
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coming from a guy that has had his car in the shop 5 times due to AC issues I can honestly say they are full of it my friend, and yeah as far as "regional managers" good luck on that one as well, im still driving my camaro with no AC at all while the GM rep decides what they are going to do .......
It is under warranty so leave the car at the dealer and let them know you are not picking it up until it is fixed. Ask for a loaner. I bet you, they'll fix it before the 30-day CA Lemon Law becomes effective.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:30 AM   #14
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I haven't had any noise from the compressor, and I also run the A/C a lot. Mines a 2010.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:58 AM   #15
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Our vehicles have the new style stretch belts....... some batches are actually noisey...
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:07 PM   #16
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Our vehicles have the new style stretch belts....... some batches are actually noisey...
What are "new style stretch belts"?
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:15 PM   #17
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No noise here ....2010 with 12000miles
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:04 PM   #18
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Cobra, at this point its well past a lemon because its already been 5 times this happens and its already been an accumulation of 30 days in the shop, besides the loaner car they gave me each time it was in the shop was a damn 4cyl cobalt HAHAHA so i much rather be hot and suffer some heat than drive that piece of crap any day ...so we shall see what happens ill keep you guys updated
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:27 AM   #19
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There is a bulletin for whining from the a/c. It was originally thought to be a compressor problem. There is now a new belt that dealers will install per the bulletin. All Camaros built before March 2010 have the old belt.

I know exactly what noise the OP is referring to. I had just accepted that it was the nature of the beast. Simply turn the AC off and the noise immediately goes away. Figured it was the GM compressor and just accepted it. Gearhead, what is the bulliten you speak of?

P.S. My Camaro is a pre-order Camaro built in June of 2009.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:07 AM   #20
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my vin is under 27000, I run my ac all the time, i live in SC, no noise. I have 19000+ miles
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:45 PM   #21
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I get a little bit of that noise too. I think it may have something to do with the vents. Try closing one of your center vents and see if the noise gets louder. It did for me.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:40 PM   #22
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Not sure my A\C has ever been turned off

No noise
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:02 PM   #23
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Not sure my A\C has ever been turned off

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I'm with him. My A/C has been on since I go the car and no noise. The fan makes noise but not anything like a bad compressor or belt would make. My advice is to make a complaint through GM (800 number), and also through the BBB in your area. I did that a few years ago with a Korean car and got a new car out of it under the Lemon Law. Keep us posted and good luck to you.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:34 PM   #24
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Is the sound around the glove deparment?
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:13 PM   #25
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My 2010 is a bout 2 weeks old and no noise from mine.
Almost 100 degrees every day here in GA, since I bought it so the AC is on all the time and it gets cold enough I have to turn it down sometimes.
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