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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,135 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 072004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,380 miles

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

I answered the recall on the steering column lock for my 1998 Corvette in November 2004. It has stranded me 6 times since and says "steering column lock" on the message board. I never know when it is going to do it so we have basically quit driving the car. In 400 miles since November it has failed 6 times and had to be towed in to the dealership. The 7th time when I went to pick it up, it failed again in the service department so I had to leave it again. Now I don't trust it to drive it and I can't sell it for fear of being sued. What do I do? GM says they are not responsible and I will have to just keep taking it back. They said any legal claims would have to be directed at the dealership.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #14

Apr 232005

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,000 miles
GM recalled my 1998 Corvette for a steering colulm lock, I had recall performed on April 12, 2005 by team Chevrolet in scottsbluff ne. On April 23, 2005 my steering colum loked up while at Corvette function in bowing green ky. Some GM engineers were able to unlock it by unpluging the computer. I took the car back to team chevolet to have it rechecked, they found nothing wrong. Later that evening it locked up. Most of the time the colum would unlock if you pulled key and waited 10 seconds. There has been two times that that didnt work, once in bowling green ky and the last time in my garage. The car is now in my garage with the steering colum locked up. I spoke with team chvrolet and jacky johnson chevolet customer assistance (phone 1-313-667-7153) about this problem, both stated that the recall was performed and I would most likely be charged for a tow truck and the repair bill. My complaint is GM recalled this car for a steering colum lock which I have, I expect my steering colum to be fixed free of charge as noted in the recall letter. I expect GM to pay for a tow truck since I did all I could to resolve this problem. I went to the dealer twice and had several talks with jacky johnson with no satisfaction L

- Alliance, NE, USA

problem #13

Jan 132005

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall campaign: The consumer received a recall notice(04V060000) electronic column lock. No parts available. Service manager joe gibson.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #12

Apr 012004

Corvette

  • 22,648 miles

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

Steering column locked even though the car started. Vehicle has steering problems. Safety recall campaign id number : 04V060000. Vehicle towed to the shop for repair.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #11

Mar 012004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Steering wheel lock up indications are being exhibited. Driver information center message "remove key and wait 10 seconds" has appeared a half dozen times over the past 3 months. Car is only driven once or twice per week. Knowledgeable people in this area advise me this is a precursor to failure of the steering column lock. Local dealer and GM customer service tell me my VIN # is not included in recall. My reading of recall campaign # 04V060000 indicates my 1997 thru 2000 with automatic transmissions are subject to this defect. Local dealer and GM customer service refuse to help with problem.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #10

May 252004

Corvette

  • miles
While driving 15 mph, the steering column locked up. The driver was unable to steer or turn the steering wheel. 45 minutes later the consumer was able to unlock the column and drove the vehicle home. The driver contacted the dealer and the dealer informed the driver that this vehicle was not on recall at this time. The driver informed the dealer that this problem had occurred more than once. Please provide any additional information.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #9

May 252004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When the vehicle was started a light flashed on the dashboard and the steering column locked. The driver tried to unlock it but was unable to. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic replaced the steering column lease fill in additional information.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #8

May 242004

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the vehicle was started the vehicle and steering column locked up. The consumer tried to unlock it but was unable to do so. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that a recall issued was not for this vehicle.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 062004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
While backing out garage, the steering wheel locked up. The driver was unable to unlock the steering wheel. The vehicle was towed to the dealership and the cause of the problem could not be determined. Incident occurred three times.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #6

Mar 252004

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the steering wheel locked up. Please provide any additional information.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 192003

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles

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

Steering column locked up after vehicle was engaged. Car is currently being checked by dealer. Ref. In EA02-031

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #4

May 132003

Corvette

  • miles
1998 Corvette steering column locked up. This problem has happened to so many people that I think something should be done about it. I had to pay $700 dollars out of my pocket to get this problem fixed. If and when their is a lawsuit I hope to be involved. Thank you, russell roberts. Ref. In EA02-031

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #3

Jun 112003

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Vehicle failes to start dueto a default in the steering column.

- Savanna, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 112003

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Vehicle will not start do to a faulty steering column. Ref. In EA02-031

- Savanna, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 292002

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Consumer had problems with the steering. Also stated that while driving was involved into a collision which he thinks it was caused do to steering problems. Dealer was not contacted at the time of this called.

- Mendham, NJ, USA

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