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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,668 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Corvette wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 272014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 49,977 miles


Cracks observed on rear wheel at point where spoke meets rim.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 142012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
With 46,920 miles on my 2001 Corvette I reported to GM on 4/14/2012 that I noticed cracks in 2 of 5 spokes on the right rear wheel of this car. This is a QF5 polished alum 5 thin spoked wheel. GM directed me to have an authorized dealer to inspect the concern. I did that and the answer from the GM dealer was " there is a problem however there is nothing we are going to do for you other than sale you a new wheel". I asked the dealer if this car was safe to drive and their comment was that they have no way of knowing how deep the cracks were so they were no committal as to my question. My GM complaint file number is [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Cazenovia, NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 102010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
First incident happened a couple years ago. Now again, I thought that I had a flat tire but actually, my car's rim cracked and all the air leaked out. Does Chevrolet do something about this? I haven't driven over any bad potholes... just all of a sudden, wheel cracks...

- Walnut, CA, USA

problem #7

May 102001

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


Flat tire, cracked rim caused tire to lose all air while parked, no abuse rim cracked due to faulty casting, if failure were to occur could cause serious injury or death. Replaced rim at my expense because warranty expired and GM would not offer replacement.

- Eastover, SC, USA

problem #6

Jun 282006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After browsing a Corvette enthusiast's web site I was made aware of a flaw with the 2000-2004 polished wheels that came on base and convertible models. I inspected my car upon arriving home and found that indeed my vehicle too was affected there are 2 large stress cracks in the rear driver wheel.

- Clover, VA, USA

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problem #5

May 082004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,019 miles
Cracked wheel.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 122005

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles


1. 50,000 miles of driving 2001 Corvette. 2. cracks have appeared in both rear wheels where the spoke transitions to the rim. Possible catastrophic failure and vehicle crash. 3. stopped driving the car until I can replace the wheels.

- Naugatuck, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 232005

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 27,000 miles
While waxing the factory polished spoke wheels on my 2001 Corvette yesterday (Saturday April 23, 2005, I noticed one of the wheels, left rear, has a crack where the spoke joins the rim. Based on information provided on the Corvette forum by members with identical problems, I am very concerned. My vehicle is out of warranty by 16 months, but this still seems like a dangerous issue. The link to the particular forum posting is: the photo that appears first is of my wheel. It is currently approx. 3/4" long. Updated 05/01/06

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 172003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,682 miles
Problem with 2001 Chevrolet Corvette. The rear left wheel with no impact had experienced a hair line fracture. The crack was so deep that the computer indicated the tire pressure to be 10 psi. The consumer also owned a 98 Chevrolet Corvette where a piece of metal had fallen of the wheel along with the coating. An inspection concluded that the coating is a clear material and was likely to either have been improperly applied or is not suited for southern fl. Up exposure.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 172003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
A deep and long crack was on the rear left wheel, which caused air to leak from the tire.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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