The hood and rear hatch supports may fail causing the hood or hatch fall back down after being raised to the open position. Replacement of failed supports is recommended.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Camaro Hood and Rear Hatch Supports May Fail
Chevrolet Camaro Problem
Average Mileage: 116,444 mi (50,000 mi - 275,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Chevrolet Camaro
Both the hood and the rear hatch supports has failed. So has my mom 1997 Chevrolet Camaro z28 rear hatch has failed. She now has replaced them from Pull A Part.
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Camaro, 50,000 mi
Rear hatch supports failed
Visitor, 1997 Chevrolet Camaro, 122,000 mi
Hatch will not stay open
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, 90,000 mi
The trunk lid won't stay up unless you hold it. I got a price for the parts and they are about $60, I haven't fixed it yet.
have to replace every few years
Visitor, 1990 Chevrolet Camaro, 275,000 mi
Hood and rear hatch would not stay up. Replaced all supports and it fixed the problem. The hood supports failed again 8 years later. The rear hatch supports still hold the rear hatch, but they use to raise the hatch when you unlocked it. The supports only opened the rear hatch for about 3 yrs. The rear hatch supports have been in for 9 yrs.
Visitor, 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, 68,000 mi
hood lift support
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Camaro, 120,000 mi
rear latch doesnt work i have to hold it up myself
They wear out, not much you can do about it.