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Dear Camaro friends,

First: a short introduction. My Name is John, I am from the Netherlands. So,
if my Englisch is not perfect........thats is why ;-)

My problem, and I will try to be as specific as possible;
2 months ago I bought a new 2017 Camaro 2.0 Turbo (6th gen.). After a few
weeks the engine started to stutter and did not accellerate. It also made a
"peng peng" sound during acceleration.

When does it occur?:
When i leave to work in the morning there is nothing wrong. (My camaro is
parked in a garage). I drive to my work (18 kilometers) and park my car at
work. When i leave home (9 hours later), i drive from the parking area to the
street. This takes more or less, 20 seconds. Then, when I am on the road
and start accelerating, the engine stutters, will not accelerate and makes a
"peng, peng" sound. After 3 or 4 seconds everything is normal and the
problem is gone and does not occur again. It does not matter if it is raining or
the sun is shining, after my Camaro has been parked for a few hours, the
problem is back again.

The dealer where i bought my Camaro, updated the software and replaced
the spark plugs but the problem is still there. Tomorrow i will bring my
Camaro back for the third time but they do not know where to look or start. It
is an official Chevrolet Camaro dealer and they say they looked in the
database of Chevrolet but my problem is unknown. I am concerned that my
engine will be damaged so I hope someone can help me with this problem.

My Camaro is fully stock, no modifications an i use gasoline Euro 98 (octane
/ RON 98).

I made a sound recording (mp3) if it will help.

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards. John
 

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After 3 times to the dealer, Make a scene and demand another car.

If that doesn't work, GET IT TO ANOTHER DEALER. Don't screw around. Engines are EXPENSIVE.
 

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In the mean time: spark plugs are replaced, software updatet and bobbine (distributor coil) is replaced. A few days it looked e the problem was a lot less but after 5 days the problem is fully back.
Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong?
Another dealer is no option: Belgium is a small country and they only have 1 official dealer.....
The dealer says that Chevrolet USA is not familliar with this problem.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Germany is only a few miles away. Like going to another city here.
 

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Another week at the Chevrolet dealer.
They can not find the problem.
They hope it will be better if my car has run some more kilometres but i realy doubt about that.
Ik think i need a good talk with the Chevrolet dealer, trying to exchange my Camaro.
 

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I got the sugestion to make a longer trip so the engine and exhaust could heat up.
I was sceptic about it because a lot of (turbocharged) cars drive about 20 km, if people go to work for example. And before my Camaro i had a Nissan 350Z and I had never problems because it was only 20 km to my work.....

But I want to try everything for a solution so I drove 300 km in manual and held the engine above 3000 rpm to heat up everything (faster).
After the trip the feeling of power loss and stuttering (when the engine is cold), seemed less. The "peng peng misfire" sound was gone........ for 2 or 3 days :-(
It looks like the feeling of power loss and the stuttering is a bit less but the "peng peng misfire" sound did not disapear.

Does anyone have other sugestions?

Monday i will contact my Chevrolet dealer again.
 
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