Six problems related to front air bag sensor control have been reported for the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro.
Passenger air bag sensor turns on and off causing alarm and service airbag warning. This happens when and adult sits in the car or when there is anything in the passenger set. 4 year old car should not have this problem.
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro. While reversing out of a driveway, the air bag indicator illuminated. The failure occurred several times. The dealer stated that the front passenger sensor mat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro. While driving approximately 45 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The dealer stated that the passenger side air bag sensor was defective. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.
The airbag need service alert came on while my husband was driving and I on the passenger side. The next morning I called ivory Chevrolet and was told the earliest I could be seen was Monday @ 8:30am ,because they only had one person that could fix the problem. I arrived @ 7:45am. At 9:00am I was asked, what's my issue and at 11:00 I asked why it was taking so long for a diagnostic and was told someone will check. Guy approach me @ 12:00 and advice me that they reset the sensor and to keep my purse out of the car seat. Three days later the airbag alert & tire alert came on. Onstar system do not show data for the front passenger side tire. I spoke with a serviceman @ ivory and was told to come back in. I really don't understand why there isn't a recall on this issue and request an explanation.
[xxx] March 7, 2012 gm po box 33170 detroit, mi 48232-5170 case [xxx] greetings: I wish to file a formal complaint regarding my 2011 Camaro 2ss/rs convertible. The safety critical passenger air bag (inflatable restraint) does not work properly and reads off when a passenger in excess of 160 lbs is in the passenger seat. This problem is intermittent, about 50% of the time, but reproducible. It has been acknowledged and reproduced on multiple occasions by certified gm mechanics at freeway Chevrolet in chandler, arizona, with multiple employees of freeway Chevrolet of varying weights in the passenger seat. I have summarized the repair attempts below: date days out of service mileage comments 6/28/2011 3 1,475 module replacement 9/15/2011 2 2,246 sensor and module replacement 10/19/2011 2 2,856 sensor replacement 12/21/2011 14 3,916 reprogram module. Service rep able to reproduce problem on this car but no other identical models with multiple passengers and weights. 3/5/2012 2 4,854 reproduced connected to odbc interface at freeway Chevrolet with 160 lb passenger in car (my wife). Level 4 indicated on odbc (non adult passenger present). Wife exited and re-entered passenger seat. Level 6 indicated on odbc. Wife sat in identical car on lot and problem could not be reproduced. The latest response advised by shane schmitt of gm is the vehicle is functioning as designed. This response is unacceptable because: 1. A 160 lb adult passenger must activate the air bag sensor. 2. The issue is intermittent (about 50% of the time). The same person should not be classified as level 4 and level 6 with the seat in the identical position and no change in body position. 3. This intermittent issue could not be reproduced in any other gm vehicle, including an identical model. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
The air bag sensor in the passenger seat does not work all the time very erratic!.