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Suspension Just got a camaro and the car veers slightly left when I apply the brakes.

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Got a camaro to and that happens when one brake is grabbing harder than the other , get both brake pads replaced at the same time

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That could be an alignment issue, a brake caliper issue, a broken tie rod. Any number of things. I would suggest getting it to a service center of some sort. CHEERS

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