Chevy originally designed and produced the Camaro in 1967 to compete with the Ford Mustang. While the new four-speed automatic transmission available on the base model steered more drivers to the Camaro, the digital dash readouts seemed to interest many people. With this type of computerized equipment came a few electrical issues, including those typical of the 1984 Camaro.
A malfunction in the computer system that controls the 1984 Camaro's carburetor would close the carburetor completely, cutting off the fuel supply or leaving the carburetor completely open, flooding the engine and causing it to stall.
Digital Dash Shutdown
With the digital dash came the digital problems that come with age. Over the course of the 1984 Camaro's lifespan, the digital dash will sometimes read all 8s for numbers when originally turned on, then reset to the actual function. However, the dash would fail to reset at times, which prevented drivers from seeing the information on the speedometer or tachometer. The other gauges, such as the fuel gauge, remained the old needle dials and would typically function properly, however.
Power Windows Not Working
Many 1984 Camaro owners have complained about the power windows not rolling up or down---often the result of a worn-out or bad switch. Once the car owners had the switches replaced, the windows functioned normally in many situations.