The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/1407/14

Product:  Passenger car

Name: Camaro

Batch number / Barcode:  Affects all 2010-2014 model year Chevrolet Camaro vehicles.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Chevrolet

Type / number of model:  Type: 1) GMX511 2) GMX521 Model: 1) Camaro Convertible (F) 2) Camaro Coupe (F) EC-Type approval number: 1) 2012 e11*KS07/46*0040*01-03 2) 2012 e11*KS07/46*0041*01-04

Risk type: Injuries
The driver may bump the ignition key with his or her knee and unintentionally move the key away from the “run” position. If this occurs, engine power, and power braking will be affected and power steering may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. In the event of a crash, the timing of the key movement out of the “run” position, relative to the activation of the sensing algorithm of the crash event, may result in the airbags not deploying, increasing the potential for occupant injury.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

Description:  Passenger car.

Country of origin: Canada

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Finland