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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Corvette brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #5

May 162002

Corvette

  • miles

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

Parking brake was fully engaged, got out of car, brake let go, car rolled backwards into neighbors chain link fence. I was injured as the car hit me, almost running over me.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 052001

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
The emergency brake fails to engage repeatedly. The problem started within a few months of purchasing the car. Dealer has no record of our reporting the issue prior to warranty expiring. Paperwork indicating numerous other issues, including issues with other brakes, is available. Chevrolet has been contacted repeatedly, including an email listing the 6 existing complaints on your website with the emergency brake on this model car. Response has been that since warranty expired, no financial assistance with the charges to repair (over $500 per the dealer) will be provided. No consideration given to the low mileage, the fact that this is a major repair to parts that should only wear out due to usage, and the prevalence of this issue with several cars of the same make and year.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 221998

Corvette

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Emergency parking brake operates erratically. When parking on a hill, parking brake will allow car to roll forward, but consistently stops vehicle from moving backwards on a hill. Also there was a problem with releasing and engaging the handle of the emergency brake.

- Sunset Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 101998

Corvette

  • miles
Parking brake refused to engage - numerous complaints from other owners.

- Barnwell, SC, USA

problem #1

Dec 151997

Corvette

  • miles
Parking brake will not hold on incline. Will not stop car when applied. Dealer acknowledges that brake does not work properly but indicates brake can not be adjusted and has no remedy. Manufacturer says it has no remedy since it is supposed to be self adjusting. Can one sell a car with brakes that don't work?

- Escondido, CA, USA

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