RPO changes for the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro

2014 was a big year with the front and rear refresh and, oh yeah, the new Camaro Z/28. 2015 marks the fifth model year since the return of the Chevrolet Camaro.

With models like SS, 1LE, ZL1 returning, Two colors are discontinued, Deep Magenta Metallica and Blue Ray Metallic.  A new color will be offered, Blue Velvet Metallic.

GM Accessories will have two new LPO options, Illuminated Foot Wells and Spoiler Extension.

Changes to the offering include;  the rear tonneau cover on the 2LT convertible will now be optional rather than standard. RS package 20" wheels will now be painted bright silver.
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Camaro stop delivery order for ignition key issue

GM issued a Stop Delivery Order to all GM dealers yesterday, June 12, 2014. Apparently this ignition key issue impacts all 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro models on their lots. 

Maybe GM should use the push button start on more cars like the Camaro?

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Update 6/14/14

GM has issued a recall for all 2010-2014 Camaro models (roughly 500,000 units). This appears to be a precautionary decision to prevent any injuries or accidents that could potentially result.  We've driven Camaros, one would need to TRY to have any part of their body hit the swtichblade key assembly. Many other Camaro owners have posted images and videos of their Camaro online showing this same thing.

GM has informed the media that this is unrelated to the earlier recall involving Chevy Cobalt and similar vehicles. The ignition system meets all GM safety engineering specifications.

We are hearing mixed reports on a fix. One is GM replacing the ignition cylinder in the vehicle steering column allowing users to retain their original 'switch blade' design key fob / key assembly.  The other option is GM replacing the switch blade assembly with a more traditional key with the key fob featured built into the head of the key itself, this would eliminate the moving/swivel parts.

Stay tuned for more developments as they are released.

Below is the GM STOP order shared online this week.

Update 6/25/14

A Chevy dealer posted the following key configuration online today. Have you had your key replaced yet? Let us know about your experience.

Problem with LSA superchargers?

According to General Motors, the Eaton supercharger on the 6.2l LSA motors found in the 2009 - 2013 Cadillac CTS-V and the 2012 - 2013 Camaro ZL1 models may not function properly, causing the unit to develop a noticeable rattle noise at idle. The noise will normally go away when the engine revs start to rise, but the problem, if left unresolved, may lead to contamination of the internal shaft bearing grease and cause the bearing to squeal over time. This could lead to the bearing overheating, which in turn could cause the engine to seize or simply fail to start.

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GM dealers will replace the supercharger at no charge. Vehicle owners will receive a Special Coverage Adjustment for the problem. This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle is sent in to receive the new supercharger, regardless of ownership.

For more details, contact GM at 1-800-458-8006. You man also contact your local GM dealer if you have any questions.