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Old 09-14-2020, 03:30 PM   #1
Drives: 2016 Camaro 2SS Convertible
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Long Term Owner Experiences

As of this past Labor Day, I've owned my 2016 2SS Convertible 4 years. Over this time, I've had some minor issues and noticed some differences in feature performance compared to when I first bought the car. I'd like to see what other people who have had their car at least three years have experienced. It's one thing to read a thread related to a specific issue, but I'm interested in seeing all of the issues an owner has had.

My list of issues and observations:
There are probably a few other, even more minor issues I've had. Overall, the car has been pretty reliable and free of any major issues so far. *knock on wood*
2016 Camaro 2SS, Convertible, Summit White, A8, NPP, NAV, Daily Driver (Sept. 2016-Present)
1996 Camaro Z28 with T-Tops (Sold 10.22.16)
1986 Camaro IROC-Z with T-Tops (Sold)
1961 Volkswagen Beetle with Sliding Ragtop Sunroof (2009-Present)
1964 Volkswagen Beetle with aftermarket Sliding Ragtop Sunroof (Sold)
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Old 09-14-2020, 03:53 PM   #2

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I've owned my SS since April 2016 and have 29k miles on it (miles driven have really dropped the last 7 months due to pandemic). The only issue I have is the slow cranking on a hot start (see all the posts about the class action suit for details). The car has never stranded me with a no start but it is unnerving to hear that starter crank so slowly when it happens. The only warranty visit was at 35 months of ownership for the cranking issue. The dealer solution was to replace the battery. Other than that the car has been problem free.

I still get a little excited every time I take it out of the garage! It's been a hoot and still gets admiring looks and compliments.
2016 Camaro 1SS Hyper Blue 6MT NPP

2010 Camaro 2SS Cam/Headers/CAI/3.91 gears
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Old 09-14-2020, 03:59 PM   #3

Drives: 2020 LT1 M6
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That list inspires confidence coming from a 1st model year car. Being a 2020 m6 hardtop I can expect to never have those minor issues you encountered. Very informative and thanks for sharing, hopefully others chime in.
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:06 PM   #4
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I've had my 16 SS for 2 years with one issue in that run - a dead battery after 5 days parked that required some sort of computer refresh to fix the auto-dipping windows when you open and close the doors.

Other than that completely trouble free.
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:10 PM   #5
Drives: 2022 Vivid Orange LT1 M6
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Canada
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Owner since March 2018. Haven't had to many issues cars been pretty solid especially considering I daily the car and put a decent amount of km's on it. Issues have been: -Chipping paint on corners of spoiler -Broken weld in the exhaust pipe (broke a week after purchase not an issue since) -A8 Vibration issues Really wish I got a manual when I had the opportunity. However I will admit if I exclude the A8... This car is an absolute tank nothing has given me any issues in 75,000km of driving not even rust (Toronto likes salt).
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:15 PM   #6

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owned my 16ss since new only issues have been the battery dying 3 years in a bad speaker my steering wheel emblem piece peeling and my tensioner last month going out on me almost 30k now
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:20 PM   #7
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Drives: 2017 50th Anniv 2SS, A8, NPP, MRC
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I've had my 2017 2SS Since September of 2016. Currently at approximately 56K miles. Here are my issues so far:

- A8 shudder at 17K miles. 3X flush lasted until 20K miles when shudder returned. Replaced torque converter under warranty. Shudder-free ever since.

- Brake vibration (repaired rotors and pads under warranty). This has happened twice.

- Replaced shifter assembly after micro-switch sensor failed. Would be in "Park" but DIC would say "Shift to Park."

- Recently replaced battery (it was time).

That's pretty much it! This car is a BEAST!
2017 50th Anniversary Edition, A8, NPP, MRC, w/Sunroof and Glow-tie!

Ordered from GM
Delivered to dealership and home 9-16-16
This car is a beast!

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Old 09-14-2020, 04:27 PM   #8

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Stock runflats lasted 20k miles and were garbage in wet weather of any kind.
mylink screen died
body panels vibrate when music is playing (both in the rear and front)
A8 shudder after 35k (If you have this or fluid before 2019, get it flushed asap or you'll be buying a new torque converter).
Intermittent failure of reading the coolant temp sensor (clearing the code fixes it)

That's about it thus far. Daily driven since feb of 2016 and have about 37k on it.
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:45 PM   #9

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My 2016 Camaro SS MT has been great w/. 25K miles.
Replaced inside mirror under warranty
2 black wheels repainted under warranty
Paid dealer to level my hood
Battery replaced
Radio Bluetooth connection issues. Fixed itself.
'16 Camaro SS
Prior cars:
'14 Corvette C7 Stingray Z51
'14 Camaro ZL1 w/. Recaro seats
'11 Mustang GT 5.0 w. track package
'02 Porsche 911 Carrera
'05 Infiniti G35 coupe sport
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:16 PM   #10
Drives: 2017 2SS Manual
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Purchased in April 2017, 32k miles currently

Literally zero issues (m6 so no potential for shudder issue)

Swapped out the run flats for ps4’s on Heico FF04 wheels because the run flats were not great

I have another car for bad weather days so the Camaro only goes out on nice days and for road trips
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:25 PM   #11
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Purchased my 2017 2SS in September of 2016. Put over 7,000 sunny Sunday afternoon miles on her with 0 issues!

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Old 09-14-2020, 05:43 PM   #12

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So far no issues with my 2017 ZL1 that I bought used last year in March! The 2016 2SS I bought new in April 2016 no issues except for the half ass repairs done to the car by the body shop due to the front end accident I had 6 months after I bought it.
ZL1 Coupe, PDR, Exposed carbon fiber hood insert, My Link with Nav, M6 6 speed and Silver Ice Metallic. Mods done: ceramic window tint, GM Accessories Camaro floor mats and Roto-Fab CAI.
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:10 PM   #13

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I've had my 2018 for 2 years now, and it has almost 30,000 miles. Besides the A8 shudder (which hasn't returned after the latest fluid and flush procedure) I've had no issues. Car is solid with vibrations or anything. Run flats have about 20,000 miles on them, and probably have another good year left before replacing
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:21 PM   #14
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Anyone have any issues with the rear view camera? Mine gets a little static sometimes. Beside that and the slow crank, I havent had any issues with my car so far.
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