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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,196 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #62

Aug 092004

Corvette

  • miles

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

While driving steering column locked, causing the steering to become inoperative. Recall 04V060000 was issued. Consumer's vehicle was experiencing the same problem as stated in the recall.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #61

Aug 102004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 76,000 miles
Steering column locked up while vehicle running and won't unlock. Vehicle is a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 6-speed. Unable to steer vehicle. Vehicle steering column is still locked and udriveable.

- West Friendship, MD, USA

problem #60

Aug 102004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The consumer proposed that recall repairs for the steering column lock failed due to the steering column no longer locking. The consumer did not agree with recall# 04V060000.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #59

Aug 092004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Chevrolet Corvettes possibly having defective electronic steering column systems proposes to correct the defective. Recall# 04V060000.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #58

Aug 092004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving steering wheel locked up on it own. Consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer pulled over. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the steering sensor needed to be replaced.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #57

Jul 312002

Corvette 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,268 miles
Recall 04 V 060 000 concerning electronic column lock. Consumer stated steering column failed to unlock when the vehicle was started. Vehicle was towed and repaired at the dealer. Manufacturer informed the consumer that this vehicle wa snot covered under the recall due to VIN.

- Barrington, IL, USA

problem #56

Jul 212004

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,900 miles

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

The consumer stated when the he started the vehicle, the steering wheel locked. The consumer submitted a complaint about this problem once before. The consumer contacted the manufacturer and was told the vehicle identification number was not apart of the recall. Provide further details.

- Addison, IL, USA

problem #55

Jun 242003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,140 miles
In short, I experienced the "steering column lock" error that is now recalled on certain Chevy Corvette. I had this repaired at my cost. My 1998 Chevy Corvette VIN [xxx] fell within GM's VIN on the technical service bulletin 01-02-35-008, but my repairs were not performed for free, as stated in the bulletin. I have contacted GM several times only to be told that I am not eligible for reimbursement. They claim that my vehicle was and is not part of any recall, bulletin, etc. I beg to differ. I have receipts for everything and copies of the bulletins, recalls, etc. But GM still refuses to acknowledge that my car should have been repaired for free. I have been fighting with them for over a year now and I have gotten nowhere! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #54

Jul 152004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The consumer had the same problem as NHTSA campaign #04V060000:on certain passenger vehicles equipped with electronic column lock systems (ecl), when the ignition switch is turned to lock, the ecl prevents turning of the steering system. The service dealer replaced the steering lock actuator which was inoperative and was an intermittent problem.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #53

May 042004

Corvette

  • 39,000 miles
NHTSA recall 04V060000 concerning electronic column lock. Vehicle experienced a problem with the steering column locking up when the vehicle started. Dealer and the manufacturer were notified.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #52

Jul 132004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,300 miles

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

After starting the vehicle and as it was accelerating the steering column locked. When this occurred vehicle stalled. The keys had to be removed from ignition, followed by aggressive shaking of steering wheel to unlock it. A recall was issued but this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Prospect, KY, USA

problem #51

Aug 232002

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Chevrolet has refused to acknowledge the NHTSA recall, (#04V060000), on my 1998 covette. They say it only covers the 1997 model year despite my quoting your recall notice which covers 1997-2004. The specific item and failures listed in this recall occurred in August 2002. I started the vehicle and while backing out of my garage I tried to turn the steering wheel and found it to be locked! the vehicle had to be towed to a dealer where repairs totaled well over $650, (using "genuine GM parts" which disable the column lock.

- Abington, PA, USA

problem #50

Jul 012004

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
While driving at any speed steering column locked. As a result, consumer was unable to turn left or right. Recall O4V06000 was issued. However, this vehicle was not covered under recall due to VIN.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #49

May 092004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,400 miles
The failure described in the electronic column lock recall 04V060000 occurred on 3 separate occasions. But this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The steering column locked up.

- Addison, IL, USA

problem #48

Jul 022004

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,573 miles
Recall 04V060000 concerning steering column locking. However, this vehicle is not oncluded in the recall due to VIN.

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #47

Jun 212004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,567 miles
Steering column lock activated while parking in parking lot. The lock would not disengage even after repeated attempts at removing the key, moving the steering wheel, etc. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The consumer was informed that there was a recall (recall #04V060000)for this problem but his vehicle was not included.

- Ramona, CA, USA

problem #46

Jun 202004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While shifting gears, the steering column locked. The consumer was unable to unlock the steering column. The vehicle was towed to a garage and the mechanic determined that it was a security problem. The vehicle would also shut off while in motion and went into security mode.

- Exeter, PA, USA

problem #45

May 172004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,325 miles
When turning the steering wheel towards the left, it locked, which caused the consumer to drift off the road. The consumer shut the vehicle off, restarted the vehicle and the steering wheel unlocked. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership to be inspected. The consumer contacted the dealership on several occasions and was told there was a recall on Corvette's, however his vehicle was not included.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #44

May 302004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,000 miles
1998 Corvette mt VIN:[xxx]. while driving car I experienced steering column lockup as described in NHTSA campaign id: 04V060000 was told by local dealer I am not covered under the recall. It was suggested I pay the $650 repair and submit bill to GM. Calls to GM state I am also not part of recall even though the problem matches GM recall 04006. GM info provided was very vague and evasive. Would not show me recall notice 04006 even though I have found copies on internet. Very frustrated can not drive car nor can I get GM to fix it without paying. Updated 07/25/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

problem #43

Apr 242004

Corvette

  • 31,000 miles
Consumer complained about a steering column problem. The steering column locked. This year 's vehicle was being recalled. However, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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