General Motors has finally found what was the cause of transmission failure in some of the 2010 Camaro SS models equipped with manual gearbox and they have fixed it, but they are not going to reveal more details about it! last week, following quit a few reports on this problem, GM put production of Camaro SS on hold, but now it’s in business again.
Camaro’s gearbox issue in brief, was due to failure of the output shaft in GM’s Termec 6060 boxes, mostly on hard launches with 5000+ revs. That used to happen with or without using the car’s launch control. GM says that affected cars will be fixed under warranty, but no recall would be necessary since the issue is totally solved in the assembly plants.
GM spokesman Adam Denison told NewYork Times that “SS production at the Oshawa plant in Ontario was continuing, but a few cars were being held for inspection to make sure the problem had been resolved.” As for the cause of the problem he said: “I think they want to keep that one pretty close to their chest!”