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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,594 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Jun 012004

Corvette

  • miles

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

The vehicle locked up when the consumer backed out of the driveway. The vehicle also failed to unlock twice while parked. The consumer has since trade the vehicle for a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette with no problems.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #8

May 232003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Steering column lock up.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 292003

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
While driving on hwy at 65-70 mph started to turn into convience store, and turned wheel from 12 to 2 O'clock position, but decided not to go into store. Driver tried to turn wheel left to straighten out the car, but wheel would not turn, and stayed locked for 10-15 seconds before driver was able to get it unlocked. Driver ended up with 2 wheels in a ditch, and damage to front end. Dealer contact: Matt johnson.

- Collinsville, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 182003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,102 miles

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

Security sytem steering column locks. Light is on on dashboard. Cannot steer car. Cannot keep running if I put it in gear. Had to call tow truck. This is the second time in one year I have had to have it towed and "fixed". whats the deal"? why no recall"

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 302003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Steering wheel locked while driving.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,000 miles
As with many other Corvette owners I know, I was stranded by the defective column lock mechanism. This should be a factory recall on all Corvettes.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 042003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,400 miles

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

Message "service steering column lock". dealer said recall does not include the '01 Corvette, just previous years. Apparently the problem was not cured, just dropped the recall. Ref. In EA02-031

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 172003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,757 miles
Just after starting my 2001 Corvette, I was pulling out of the garage and the steering locked up. I think this is because the steering pin solenoid doesn't pull the pin when the voltage drops. My battery was apparently weak because when the tow truck driver beat the steering column until the pin dropped, the car wouldn't start without a jump. Ref. In EA02-031

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Dec 152002

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Steering wheel has locked up about 10 or 15 times. Usually immediately after starting the car. It has had me stranded for anywhere from 5-60 minutes. Two dealers have looked at the car at least 5 or 6 times. I thought the problem was resolved until I was driving to work a few weeks ago on a major highway at a rate of speed of about 65mph when the digital display on the computer said to "service steering column lock". this is the usual notification I get on my car when the wheel has locked up in the past. Fortunately the steering didn't lock up but it really frightened me. The dealer was unable to identify any problem in the dealership and now I'm scared to drive the car for fear the stearing wheel will lock up while I'm driving. About a week after this happened I was made aware of an investigation into this problem by NHTSA. I have a 2001 Chevy Corvette. Can you please update me on the investgation and what should I do now?? ref. In EA02-031

- Lebanon, PA, USA

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