2020 Chevrolet Camaro Problems and Top Issues – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Windshield wiper failure, electrical system and engine issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Few sports cars are as iconic as the Camaro. The automaker hoped to continue the long line of enthusiasm with the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro with the tagline “the legend continues.” However, the model should have bowed out while it was ahead, as this model struggles with the engine, visibility and electrical system.

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Problems with the Engine

To create a powerful sports car, a potent engine must be included. What appears superior on the outside, turns out to be a dud, according to drivers.

Here is just one Edmunds review to look at. “Minor problem with electronic throttle lag.  It feels as if the power comes on just a little behind the throttle input.  My old LS3 never had this issue, with immediate power delivery on throttle input.  It’s not really annoying, but until I got used to it, I revved a bit high when throttle blipping to begin driving in first gear.”

However, the problems go even deeper than a throttle lag. Working in conjunction with the engine needs to be a well-functioning fuel system. Yet, there is a recall on the Camaro’s fuel system. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V837000 states that the fuel pump might have a missing pressure regulator, which causes too much pressure to occur. When this happens, the fuel pump can crack and leak, thereby leading to an increased chance of fire. Apparently, Chevy fully knows that this legend is done – which is why it is trying to have it go down in a blaze of glory.

Problems with the Windshield Wipers Failing

Everyone wants to see clearly, which is why visibility is a must. Between the auto glass and the wipers, owners need to have a clear shot down the road in order to be safe.

Yet, there is an NHTSA complaint that says this system is in trouble. “The contact owns a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the windshield wipers failed to operate, the contact took the vehicle to [dealership] where the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that the failure recurred intermittently without warning. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.”

So, what is Chevy talking about? With Service Bulletin #19NA221, Chevrolet only wants to talk about how the auto glass can get streaky. Maybe the company should focus on creating durable windshield wipers versus teaching people how to clean auto glass. Otherwise, this sports car is only meant for driving on sunny, clear days.

Problems with the Electrical System

One final look at the electrical system shows that there are just as many defects to deal with.

Here is one more NHTSA complaint. “Interior lights stayed on and OnStar was contacted as I was afraid to drive with a light on and they stated that it’s safe to drive. I drive to work and 5 miles from work the vehicle stalled while operating and the Engine Light comes on. I got the vehicle in December with 4 miles and OnStar did a diagnostic and it states engine and transmission problems. I’m unnerved by the whole experience and now it is at the service department at [dealership] while I await what’s wrong with my car.”

The communications are filled with other electrical system troubles. One such issue is listed with Service Bulletin #19NA226. It states that the Launch Control might become inoperative, which is sure to displease a lot of drivers looking for some excitement. Whether owners are driving with no wipers or interior lights that won’t go off, it’s clear they aren’t expected to see very well. Who cares about driving safely as long as the car goes fast?

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About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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