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5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,570 miles

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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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2001 Chevrolet Corvette brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #10

May 172007

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,700 miles

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

2001 Chevrolet Corvette coupe with 50,000 miles service ABS, active handling and traction control warning appeared intermittently, about 6 times in the last 3 months. Longest it stayed that way was for a week. ABS, traction control and active handling were disabled which I believe was a serious safety issue. It could happen just before or during an emergency situation. Many other owners of this model had the same problem - see Corvette forums.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
2001 Corvette convertible, the ABS/traction control system has failed twice, once at 40,000 miles then after having it replaced it failed again at approximately 75,000 miles. It is the ABS module and control valve, the code is C1214, which states set current-solenoid relay coil open. It's failure causes complete and total loss of the ABS safety features as well as the safety features of the traction control lost. These failures can lead to loss of traction while turning or on slippery surface as well loss of control of vehicle during emergency braking or attempting to stop quickly or on wet or icy surfaces. This could lead to accidents resulting in serious injury or even death. The first defective ABS module and valve were replaced and I no longer have them, however the current defective ABS module and valve are still in the car and available.

- Fortson, GA, USA

problem #8

Jun 102005

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Active handling system malfunctions at highway speeds. When traveling on dry smooth highways, in a straight line, the active handling system will activate and randomly actuate individual brake calipers. When this occurs, the "driver information system" will flash "active handling". in every case, this causes momentary, unintended changes in direction and speed of the automobile. The event does not register any codes in the obd II. The problem can only be defeated by turning off the active handling system. The problem can be induced by making minute adjustments to the steering wheel while traveling in a straight line. This problem has been look at by the dealer several times, and they have been unable to diagnose or repair the problem. This is similar to complaint 757075.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #7

Jan 182002

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Sensor on driver's door has been replaced numerous times, intermittently drivers door will not respond to remote option. Customer stated that oil leaked from engine area. The driver door rattles while driving and was hard to close. The right door glass has wind noise due to door glass failure. Brakes failed to grab. There was a noise while driving due to left seat belt retractor failure. Consumer states cd charger would not eject cd cartridge, the steering tilt was inopartive, the door rattled, the seats would not hold programming.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #6

Sep 072000

Corvette

  • miles
Defect #1: brakes stick closed at random times. Seems related to engine RPM and to deceleration. Defect #2: drivers side seat belt & harness will not extend at random intervals. Inertia reel appears to lock several times as the belt is deployed.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 152000

Corvette 4WD

  • miles
Brake pedal sticks when you just tap it to slow down. Pedal does not spring back up after inital tap. I have to place my foot behind brake pedal to lift T pedal back up.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 152000

Corvette 4WD

  • miles

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

Brake pedal sticks when you just tap it to slow down. Pedal does not spring back up after inital tap. I have to place my foot behind brake pedal to lift T pedal back up.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 202000

Corvette

  • miles
Upon application of brakes at highway speeds, when the driver then lets off of the brakes, the pedal stays down and the brakes are still applied.

- Kingsville, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 142000

(reported on)

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will pull to left or right while braking. Consumer must hold steering wheel tightly even at low speeds or will lose control of vehicle. The tire manufacturer and the independent alignment specialists state that the problem is with the suspension.

- Hollis, NH, USA

problem #1

Oct 182000

Corvette

  • miles
Brakes do not fully release. When brakes applied and repleased, they stuck and continued to brake. Dealer acknowledged problem, but will not replace brake booster which seemed to be culprit because it appeared to be operational to spec.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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