Chevrolet Camaro - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Camaro owners have reported a total of 1,766 problems for their cars built in the 16 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chevrolet Camaro. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro cars have the most problems reported (304 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chevrolet Camaro

  Common problems of Chevrolet Camaro

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for Chevrolet Camaro cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (240 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (224 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Camaro

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
240
  Engine And Engine Cooling
224
  Air Bag
215
  Service Brakes
208
  Power Train
190
  Equipment
115
  Steering
98
  Visibility
67
  Vehicle Speed Control
46
  Exterior Lighting
45
   
  Structure
42
  Suspension
41
  Electronic Stability Control
35
  Tire
32
  Gasoline Fuel System
31
  Wheel
30
  Seat Belt
28
  Seats
25
  Other Fuel System
22
  Unknown Or Other
17
  Air Brake
9
  Latches/locks/linkage
3
  Parking Brake
3

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Camaro of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Camaro model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chevrolet Camaro model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Camaro Model Years

Camaro
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 929,3971    
0.31
  2017 4473,7132    
0.30
  2016 6948,6693    
0.47
  2015 9398,0064    
0.24
  2014 14889,3585    
0.33
  2013 12985,5846    
0.25
  2012 11080,7077    
0.19
  2011 19197,5198    
0.24
  2010 304117,9789    
0.29
  2002 6940,38417    
0.10
  2001 5428,27818    
0.11
  2000 7643,99119    
0.09

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Camaro is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Camaro
4
  2017 Camaro
24
  2016 Camaro
26
  2015 Camaro
17
  2014 Camaro
50
  2013 Camaro
29
  2012 Camaro
27
  2011 Camaro
31
  2010 Camaro
38
  2002 Camaro
15
  2001 Camaro
11
  2000 Camaro
16
  1999 Camaro
19
  1998 Camaro
54
  1997 Camaro
12
  1996 Camaro
29


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