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9.9

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
229 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #17

Jun 082004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,900 miles

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

At 3,900 miles my new car was down 1quart of oil. Upon questioning I found this was common problem with 2001 Corvettes. At 15000 miles GM replace pistons but said that it is acceptable by GM stardards for the Corvette to burn a quart of oil every 900 miles. However they won't give me information in writing only to my lawger which I don't feel needed yet. I also had a friend who has same year Corvette as mine and he two is burning oil. It is a know problem even in GM web sites for it mechanics. Please help I'm tired of checking oil and reporting consumption to dealership I didn't purchase a 50,000 car for this.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #16

Jun 142001

Corvette

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle consumes too much oil due to a defective a motor. Contacted dealer. The vehicle had been to the dealer five times for cold piston knock problems. The dealer replaced rings twice, but was unable to correct the problem. The low oil light came on due to excessive oil consumption. The consumer had been to the dealership ten times for problems related to excessive oil use. The driver side seat belt retractor had failed, but the dealer replaced the left side shoulder assembly. The passenger door opening weather strip had glue coming out. Arbitrator denied the consumers request for the manufacturer repurchase of the vehicle.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 182002

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #14

Jul 012001

Corvette

  • miles

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

Consumer states engine has burned 3 quarts of oil in only 6000 miles, dealer has changed oil twice and states that this is normal.

- Woodinville, WA, USA

problem #13

Jan 192002

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Consumer states he has driven the vehicle 5,600 miles with a loss of 2 quarts of engine oil, consumer was informed that the oil consumption is normal, consumer states that the oil is being blown into the exhaust system due to a faulty engine design.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #12

Jan 192002

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Consumer states he has driven the vehicle 5,600 miles with a loss of 2 quarts of engine oil, consumer was informed that the oil consumption is normal, consumer states that the oil is being blown into the exhaust system due to a faulty engine design.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #11

Jan 162002

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles

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

Excessive oil consumption reported to dealership. Presently under "oil consumption" test under dealership supervision. Black build up noticed on exhaust tips. Catalytic converter possibly saturated with burnt synthetic oil.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 182001

Corvette

  • miles
Excessive engine oil use--1 1/2 qts per 2000. Miles Chevrolet advises that normal oil consumption is a qt every 700 miles"???" Chevrolet has a upgraded set of rings that stop the excessive consumption but they stonewall customers by telling them that consumption rates are normal at 1qt every 700 miles. Is this not a safety issue since the excessive oil soaks the catalytic converter, thus causing a fire.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #9

Dec 032001

Corvette

  • miles
Burns 1 to 1.5 quarts of oil every 400 to 500 miles.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 292001

Corvette

  • miles
Engine is using excessive amounts of oil - 2 quarts in 5,600 miles. Engine oil is being blown into exhaust system contaminating the catalytic converters and posing a risk of catalytic converter fire when car is parked. Manufacturer has been contacted and is doing oil consumption test. Dealer states that use of up to 1 quart of oil per 1,000 miles is normal. Car has less than 6,000 miles.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 012001

Corvette

  • miles

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

Vehicle has excessive oil consumption, and oil contamination of catalytic coverter. Contaminated oil caused vehicle to have high emission due to contaminated catalytic converter. Dealer has yet to be contacted.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 012001

Corvette

  • miles
Consumer states engine has burned 3 quarts of oil in only 6000 miles, dealer has changed oil twice and states that this is normal.

- Woodinville, WA, USA

problem #5

Jul 122001

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Excessive oil consumption in Corvette Z06. 2.5 quarts used in 2400 miles.

- Simsbury, CT, USA

problem #4

Jun 162001

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Vehicle exhibits excessive oil consumption, over 1 quart per 1000 miles, and has done so since new. Exhaust pipes contain black oily residue. Complaints have been filed with the Chevrolet customer assistance center. They have told me that a repair for the vehicle will not be available until fall 2001, which is unacceptable to me. I requested a buy-back which they denied. I requested that Chevrolet write me a letter explaining their position and they refused.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

May 042001

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Car has burnt 4 quarts of oil in 6000 miles. Was told by dealer that Chevrolet knows this is a "ring problem" and has yet to issue a revision part to correct problem. Has sent me home with a case of oil telling me that they are already waiting over 3 months for other car owners with same problem and have no idea how long it will take Chevy to issue revision part. Car is running terribly. Dealer says this is B/C burnt oil residue is landing on pistons causing car to perform poorly. They can do nothing to help me.

- Ponoma, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 222000

Corvette

  • miles
The vehicle has an engine defect which causes the vehicle to run rough, have poor gas mileage, smokes and has a oily tailpipe discharge, several repair attempts however the vehicle continues to experience problems, consumer has had two other Corvettes prior that have experienced problems (no VIN numbers available on other vehicles).

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 292000

Corvette

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving about 65/70 mph vehicle compeletely turned off. Vehicle was brought to dealership. Dealership was not able to detect the problem.

- Holmdel, NJ, USA

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