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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,600 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 272003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


While pulling out of a parking space steering wheel locked up. When this occurred ignition failed to operate which caused the engine to die. There was a consumers satisfaction campaign on this issue. After this occurred, consumer could start the vehicle and drive it but the steering column would be locked. Vehicle would move but no steering.

- Cross Plains, TN, USA

problem #4

Feb 041999


  • miles
1-steering loose and unsafe/2-eng stumbles and dies/3-eng rattles in gear/4-drivers seat loose/5-gas milage dropping/6-all codes errased by themself.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 301999


  • miles
While driving at 75 mph the active handling warning came on and car shut down to an idle with no power at all. The 2nd incident occurred on 11/3/00.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 192000

(reported on)


  • miles
PE-99-066; when driving 5 mph and when attempting to back up vehicle stalled and the steering wheel locked up which caused consumer to hit a curve. After steering wheel locked up, a message was displayed on diagnostic center which indicated to remove the key from ignition for a couple of minutes. Consumer noted that reading should have displayed prior to the incident in order to prevent the problem. Ref. In EA02-031

- Port Jefferson Stati, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Two spark plug wires replaced, causing engine failure.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

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