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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #60

May 052002

Corvette

  • miles

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

While starting vehicle steering locked up, and consumer could no longer turn wheel or control vehicle. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything. Ref. In EA02-031

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #59

May 142002

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Steering column locks up when starting up. Can't move steering wheel. Dealer contacted. Please add VIN. Ref. In EA02-031

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #58

Apr 262002

Corvette

  • miles
I inserted the key, like normal, started the engine, put into reverse, and backed up and while backing, the steering column locked up via computer control. I've heard of this happening to other owners/drivers while they were driving. This is very unsafe! I cannot get any co-operation from General Motors at all!!! ref. In EA02-031

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #57

Apr 122002

Corvette

  • miles

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

GM has recalled vehicle beginning with VIN# W5123355. The steering column will not unlock when vehicle has been started. Ref. In EA02-031

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #56

Mar 162002

Corvette

  • miles
Steering column locked up while driving! ref. In EA02-031

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #55

Mar 072002

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #54

Feb 212002

Corvette

  • miles

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

On numerous occasions and upon starting vehicle steering wheel locks up. Consumer has to cut off car and restart it. Ref. In EA02-031

- Bay Harbor Island, FL, USA

problem #53

Sep 192001

Corvette

  • miles
Steering wheel locked up when going into drive. Once in drive while moving the engine stopped and I hit the curb taking off some paint. If this would have happened on a highway I would have die. I called GMC, but they said that my car did not have this problem so there was nothing they could do at this time. On the web and on your site I see that my model year does have this problem. I said to GM I seems to me that this will only be a problem for you when I am kill in this car and my family will sue you for million of dollars which you will pay only to keep it out of court and the news papers. I feel that you at the NHTSA should do what you say people saving people. If I was the only person that you save maybe you will have done what you say. I think the only way that GM will do anything is if you get involed. Ref. In EA02-031

- Joppa, MD, USA

problem #52

Aug 202001

Corvette

  • miles
Steering colmum has failed to unlock on three occaisions, once at the dealer, twice after being parked. Vehicle has required flatbed transportation to dealer 2 times. Ref. In EA02-031

- Dover, MA, USA

problem #51

Aug 222001

Corvette

  • miles
Went to start car - car would start - steering wheel would not turn - message to remove key and wait 10 seconds came across dashboard - also message of service column locked - tried for 30 minutes - called dealer for info - was told to take to Chevy dealer - had to have car towed - Chevy dealer told me there was nothing wrong ref. In EA02-031

- Rogersville, TN, USA

problem #50

Aug 192001

Corvette

  • miles

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

Steering column locks and will not release. Ref. In EA02-031

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #49

Jul 082001

Corvette

  • miles
I have read reports of many incidents concerning the steering column-lock problem on the Corvettes by the owners themselves. Some have even reported that this problem has occurred while in motion, which scares the hell out of me! I did have mine in for this repair and I can only hope that it does not happen again. Luckily, mine happened while the vehicle was parked. Please do something about this before someone gets hurt or killed!!! ref. In EA02-031

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #48

Jul 272001

Corvette

  • miles
Column lock - when I went to start my car column lock would not unlock. Tried jiggling wheel, etc for 45 minutes then called a taxi.

- Lancaster, SC, USA

problem #47

Mar 012001

Corvette

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Hopewell Jct, NY, USA

problem #46

Jul 242001

Corvette

  • miles
When attempting to start car, engine would not start and driver information display read "remove key and wait 10 seconds". key was removed, and after 15 seconds, attempts made to restart car. Engine then started, but driver information display read "service steering column lock" at which time I attempted to turn steering wheel and found it would not turn in either direction. Engine then stopped running after about 15 seconds. I attempted to restart car a number of times, but same problems persisted. I removed and checked fuze #23 per Chevrolet repair manual, but fuze was okay. Again attempted to restart car, but same problem was still present (steering wheel was locked and couldn't be turned). Tow truck operator later advised that he had towed five Corvettes with smae apparent problem in last two weeks. Chevrolet delaer subsequently advised that Chevrolet initiated a recall this week, but for 1999 Corvettes (and possibly newer, only). My 1998 is apparently not covered by the recall. This problem would be particularly dangerous if it occurred while the vehicle was moving. Ref. In EA02-031

- Sterling Va, VA, USA

problem #45

Jul 012001

Corvette

  • miles
Once again steering column locked-up for the third time. Had to have vehicle towed to dealership for repairs.repairs are still being covered on warranty. I still feel that this is a safety issue ! ref. In EA02-031

- North Port, FL, USA

problem #44

Jul 062001

Corvette

  • miles
This problem is wide spread. Please reopen investigation. No safety defec T mentioned.

- Bellarie, TX, USA

problem #43

Jun 282001

Corvette

  • miles
While pulling out of a parking lot space, my steering column locked. I had to have it towed to a repair shop. Ref. In EA02-031

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #42

Jun 282001

Corvette

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #41

Jun 182001

Corvette

  • miles
Started car, proceeded to put in gear and drive off, could not turn vehicle, got a message on dic stating "service steering column lock" had to have car towed to dealer to reset computer codes to unlock column. Ref. In EA02-031

- Itasca, IL, USA

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