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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,538 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Sep 052000

Corvette

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the driver seat slides with out any warnings. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown. He current mileage was 47,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #21

Oct 072001

Corvette

  • 40,000 miles
I purchased my 98 vette as a used vehicle in 2001. Soon after driving it I noticed that there was some slack in the seat position whether accelerating or stopping. I would say about 1.5 inches from its set position. I carried it to the Chevy dealership and was told that there had been some complaints, but that no bulletins had been sent by Chevy. I was told that if I moved the seat to its maximum leg room setting that they felt that it would not move when accelerating and in stopping situation. I made the adjustment and still could feel some movement of about a 1/2". I was the only driver and it still slips until this date. No incident, but with the seat being in less than maximum setting and a new driver, I feel that this could create a unfamiliar driving occurrence and lead to greater chance of possible crash from over compensating for the seat actually moving when it should be stable in a set position.

- Independence, LA, USA

problem #20

Jun 022012

Corvette

  • 40,000 miles
My 1998 Corvette car seats (powered) slipped back several inches and my foot came gas pedal as I was accelerating along with one hand on the steering slipped. I feel this is an extremely dangerous condition similar to the cessna aircraft seat rails that were worn and allowed the seats to slip back on takeoff. I've notified Chevy and they seem disinterested.

- Henderson, , NV, USA

problem #19

May 012008

Corvette

  • 12,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Upon acceleration and braking the drivers seat moves app. 1/2 inch front to back.

- Berwyn, PA, USA

problem #18

Mar 042007

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I see a few folks had the same problem with the seats moving a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch when stopping and going. I purchased my car from carmax and they told me that was normal. I told them to take it to the Chevy dealer and they did and Chevy agreed with me that it was not normal. Chevy replaced the tracks and all id good.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #17

Jul 041998

Corvette

  • 5,000 miles
1998 Chevrolet Corvette -the seats on my 1998 Chevy Corvette move back and forth about 1/2 inch in both directions during stopping and acceleration and it is a defect in GM's seat tracks that should of been a recall for a safety issue as to my understanding a lot of 97-04 Corvette have this problem and it feels very unsafe. I returned the car to the dealer within warranty period and they refused to do anything about it. The car has 25,000 miles on it and they have been bad since it was new.

- Eaton, OH, USA

problem #16

Jan 261999

Corvette

  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The seats on my 1998 Chevy Corvette move back and forth about 1/4 inch in both directions during stopping and acceleration and it is a defect in GM, S seat tracks that should of been a recall for a safety issue as to my understanding alot of 97-04 Corvette have this problem and it fills very unsafe.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #15

Aug 292007

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,529 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. When the contact started the vehicle, he moved backwards in the seat. When he stopped the vehicle, the seat moved forward. The seat track would not lock in position. He took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that new seat tracs were needed in order to remedy the failure. He wrote a letter to the manufacturer, but received no response. He called the manufacturer and was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer. The current mileage was 42,986 and failure mileage was 41,529. Updated 10/14/08 updated 10/16/08.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #14

Jan 102007

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. The driver' S seat moves backwards during acceleration and forward when braking. The dealer stated that the seat track failed and the replacement would cost $900 plus labor. The manufacturer is aware of the failure and stated that no recalls were available. However, parts are available, but they would not offer financial assistance. The current mileage was 42,000 and failure mileage was 400. Updated 12/18/07

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #13

Mar 262006

Corvette

  • miles
Front drivers automatic seat slips forward or reverse on rails.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #12

Jun 212004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Loose seat track D/S, the seat will move about 1" during acceleration and braking. The safety issue is this seat will not work properly during impact. This problem is in the C5 models of the Chevy Corvettes. There is even a garage mechanic fix for it on Corvette web sites were they take the seat track apart and shim it up with a washer.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #11

Apr 012004

(reported on)

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Consumer complained about a seat problem. The seat slid forward and backward when accelerating and braking. Vehicle had not been evaluated at the dealership.

- Sulphur, LA, USA

problem #10

Dec 082003

(reported on)

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,900 miles
The driver and passenger seats shift forward about a half inch when the vehicle is in motion. This has caused the driver to accelerate unintentionally. 1998 Chevrolet Corvette driver and passenger seats shift forward while vehicle is in motion. This problem has caused the driver to accelerate unintentionally.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 012003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver and passenger side seats move 1 to 2 inches when driving and braking.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #8

Apr 172003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
The driver's seat moved back and forth when the brakes and/or gas pedal were applied. Adjuster needs to be replaced.

- Macomb Township, MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 102002

Corvette

  • miles
Consumer states while driving the seat move backwards and forwards.

- Sugarland, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 122002

Corvette

  • miles
Ts

- Sugarland, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 262002

(reported on)

Corvette 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Back of seats lock, but still move forward about 8 inches. In owners manual seat is not supposed to move. Dealer contacted.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Feb 202002

Corvette

  • miles
Both drivers and passengers seats do not lock in place. When accelerating seats move back and forth.

- Bay Harbor Island, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 242001

Corvette

  • miles
Both front seats have excessive movement, when brakes are applied. This is a 1998 Corvette with just 5,800 miles. I feel it is unsafe because both seat and safety belts move forward during ordinary braking. Both the local Chevrolet dealer and GM at 1 800 222 1020 request # C03551435 refuse to fix the problem unless I pay total price.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

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