Hood and Rear Hatch Supports May Fail on Chevrolet Camaro

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.

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Average mileage: 124,638 (50,000–275,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
33 people reported this problem
11 people shared problem details
First to the hatch and then the hood
1991 Chevrolet Camaro213,657
just need to get new hood struts the old ones are just shot but haven't got them yet they only cost $38 so not bad prices for both of them
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.
Rear hatch supports failed
1997 Chevrolet Camaro122,000
Hatch will not stay open
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.
1990 Chevrolet Camaro275,000
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.
hood lift support
2001 Chevrolet Camaro120,000
rear latch doesnt work i have to hold it up myself
They wear out, not much you can do about it.
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