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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,143 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #7

May 132014

Corvette

  • 150,000 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 while driving approximately 60 mph attempting to engage the brakes, the brake pedal would pulsate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the front brakes and rotors needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 272002

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Purchased car new.at about 5000miles started to notice vibaration in steering wheel when brakes were applied. At about 10000miles vibration was severe under hard braking.dealer[jon hall Chevrolet] determined all 4 rotors were warped and resurfaced at no charge.at about 15000 miles started to notice vibration again.car now has 22000 miles is out of warrantee and vibration is again severe under hard braking. I would like a General Motors representative to look into this problem. Dealer informed me this was a common problem with 1998 models.I beleive this is a serious safety defect which could result in an accident during high speed [60-70mph] braking and a recall should be issued to replace what is an obvious design defect.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 132001

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Filed a complaint with GMC that rotors keep warping but they claim there's nothing wrong with the rotors.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 011999

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle shakes when brakes are applied because rotors are warped.

- Commack, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 051998

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rotors were resurfaced.

- Chula Vist, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 101998

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors failed.

- Big Bear L, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 011998

Corvette

  • miles
Started to experience a vibration in the front end upon application of brakes at approximately 5000 miles. This condition continued to occur. The front brake rotors were resurfaced at 8678 miles. This was a temporary solution. By 15000 miles the same condition returned, front end vibration causing the steering wheel to shake when applying the brakes. This was very noticable at freeway speeds. The dealer replaced the front rotors at 15613 miles. At around 20,000 miles this condition returned, front end vibration steering wheel shake when brakes applied. Once again the front rotors were resurfaced. They do not seem to grasp the fact that this is not correcting the problem. In addition to the front rotors there have been two occasions that upon hard (emergency) type braking the ABS system did not appear to function correct. On both occasions there was an excessive amount of brake release which nearly caused an collison.

- Napa, CA, USA

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