Here's what some owners need to know.
Reports of the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro's death have been greatly exaggerated. Sales continue to drop while its two muscle car rivals, the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger are doing just fine. This is not a new trend and Camaro fans have been concerned Chevy may decide to pull the plug on the sixth-generation model without a direct successor on deck.
Last we heard, the current Chevy Camaro will stick around until 2026 though it remains unclear whether it'll receive additional updates. It's a pretty fair assumption there'll be some. In the meantime, Camaro production has been halted due to the ongoing semiconductor chip crisis.
General Motors has not announced when the assembly line will be up and running again. But the show must go on and there are still plenty of existing sixth-gen Camaros out there, some of which are facing a new recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The government agency and GM have confirmed an unspecified number of units from the 2017 to 2021 model years are being recalled due to an issue affecting the driver's side airbag emblem.
Apparently, the 'Camaro' badge in the middle of the steering wheel's airbag cover could potentially separate curing an airbag deployment.
If this were to happen, the badge might become a projectile and increase the risk of a serious injury during a crash. Affected owners will begin to be notified on May 10, 2021. They'll kindly be requested to bring their cars to a Chevy dealership where technicians will replace the entire front driver airbag module at no cost. Any affected unsold Camaros still parked on dealer lots must be repaired before they can be sold as well. No known accidents or related injuries have been reported.
It was only a week ago when we reported about a separate 2021 model year Camaro recall, though it was only for eight examples whose left or right axle shaft might be lacking a retaining ring.