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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,000 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 engine problems

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #3

May 182014


  • 220,000 miles


I was driving on a freeway and engine/power went down while driving. After stopping in the middle of the fastest lane in the freeway, I was able to restart the engine. This happened 3 times so far while owning this car. I could have been hit by the cars behind me but luckily all 3 times I was fine just unhappy drivers honking me from behind. Since the repair cost might be sky high, I am yet to bring my car to the dealer.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012008

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact noticed that the oil sending unit displayed non-realistic numbers. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the oil sending unit, the component that indicates the amount of pressure in the vehicle, failed. The mechanic changed the entire oil sending unit, which repaired the issue for 13 months. Through research, the contact found numerous complaints on this vehicle for the identical failure. He believes that a recall should be issued. The vehicle has not yet been taken to the dealer for the second time. The failure mileage was 72,000 and current mileage was 84,000. Updated 6/18/09 the consumer also stated there was a problem with the gas guage. Updated 06/22/09.

- Wildwood, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 092003

(reported on)


  • 26,000 miles
While backing out of the garage engine shut off. Consumer pulled key out of ignition, waited 10 seconds, and tried to restart vehicle. Dashboard lit up, and vehicle would not start. Consumer stated there was investigation EA02031 that explained the exact problem.

- Corona Del Mar, CA, USA

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