2010 Camaro recall

A new Camaro recall was released on May 6, 2009. This affects the recently launched 2010 model. The good news is the recall only affects the V8 camaro. And in fact, only an estimated 1300 of these vehicles escaped the factory before the problem was identified and corrected.

The bad news about the Camaro recall is that I would consider it quite serious. This electrical problem should be corrected as quickly as possible.

The official recall number from General Motors is 09-01-21. The recall notice states that the starter cable that runs from the battery positive terminal to the starter was miss routed during assembly.

The recall further states that the cable insulation may rub through against the body of the starter. Since the starter body is case grounded this would cause a major short. It is reported in some cases, that this would just cause a stalling and a no restart condition.

But it is also possible that it could cause an engine bay fire. If you are one of the lucky to own a V8 Camaro Contact your dealer and see if your vehicle is included in the recall.

I put together a page that has pictures of the new Camaro and a review of the models available. There is also a video at the bottom of the page that shows you around the car.

I do plan on updating this page within the next couple of months after the vehicle has been out for a while. But in the meantime, you may find it interesting to learn about the different models, and the new Camaro SS

Car AC update

The newer car air-conditioning section on the You fix cars website has received rave reviews. I Have recently added an article that describes how to replace an air-conditioning compressor and how to protect your new compressor from a repeat failure.

This is not only a common repair, but also one that a do it yourself Mechanic would not want to do twice. Learn how to protect your new car AC compressor

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Mark R Gittelman ASE Certified Master Technician