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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 162001

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling about 70mph on highway without prior warning and vehicle decelerated to 20mph. He was able to pulll over to shoulder S to prevent an accident dealership mechanic told consumer that vehicle went into leap mode to protect engine. Problem is still exists.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 041999

Corvette

  • 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 #4

Apr 012000

Corvette

  • miles
I find that the gears grind between shifts at either high speed or high RPM's. at the beginning only 5 gear had grinded now I find that gear 4 and 6 grind. The grinding occurs occurs as the RPM's approach 4,500 and higher. Also the gears also grind when speeds exceed 140km/H or 88 miles/H. I have already had 3 prior mechanical problems with my 6 speed transmission. The first was a transmission link failure. The second was a transmission leak. The third was a broken shifter. The vehicle was towed twice due to the incidents. I found countless others with the same problem at www.C5-Corvette.com it seems to be a syncro problem. No dealer has been able to resolve my problem to date. I have been to 3 different dealers for a total of 5 trips, no correction has been made thus far.

- Toronto Ontario M9a 1r8 Cda, AK, USA

problem #3

Jul 011998

Corvette 4WD

  • miles

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

Transmission failure.

- Venice, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 171999

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer contacted twice, nothing done.. letter to GM, told to go back to dealer. No safety defect mentioned in summary.

- Cape May, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 101999

Corvette

  • miles
Automatic transmission fluid leaks (serviced 4 times with many components replaced), passenger seatbelt retractor fails to retract (dealer replaced)

- Leander, TX, USA

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