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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,392 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Corvette electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #11

Mar 242013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 83,000 miles

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

Fuel tank just filled, gauge went to empty & check gauges light on. Seems to return to normal after 1/2 tank of fuel used.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #10

Feb 012012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
1998-2004 Corvette would get the infamous "reduced engine power", "traction control failure" and a host of random failure codes. Still getting the random dtc failure codes. Directional signals and hazard lights stopped working intermittently while driving which is very dangerous. I have read so many articles on the internet and it seems that a lot of owners are experienced similar failures. This car is dangerous and not wrote worthy because of all the electrical problems. At one point while driving the car almost stopped because of some electrical failure. The government should look into this situation with Chevrolet Corvette's from 1998 through 2004 because after doing a lot of research on the internet I see a lot of complaints. Why hasn't this been a major recall for General Motors? ongoing problem and the dealer has no answers for a resolution. Also found out the factory wheels are cracking on the inside which is very unsafe to drive. I found this out when I had new original style tires put on the car. General Motors should recall and repair all these issues that many Corvette owners are experiencing.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 062012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
1998-2004 Corvette would get the infamous "reduced engine power", "traction control failure" and a host of random failure codes. Still getting the random dtc failure codes. Directional signals and hazard lights stopped working intermittently while driving which is very dangerous. I have read so many articles on the internet and it seems that a lot of owners are experienced similar failures. This car is dangerous and not wrote worthy because of all the electrical problems. At one point while driving the car almost stopped because of some electrical failure. The government should look into this situation with Chevrolet Corvette's from 1998 through 2004 because after doing a lot of research on the internet I see a lot of complaints. Why hasn't this been a major recall for General Motors? also found out the factory wheels are cracking on the inside which is very unsafe to drive. I found this out when I had new original style tires put on the car. General Motors should recall and repair all these issues that many Corvette owners are experiencing.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 152009

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 43,195 miles

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

Problem with:bob steele Chevrolet 2800 West highway 520 cocoa, fl 32926 what:2002 Corvette [xxx] factory recall:id #51397, steering column locking time line: 15 Dec 09called for appointment service rep said bring car in max 45 min wait. 15 Dec 09 1pmcar delivered to dealer for factory recall work 15 Dec 09 3:36car ready, complained to service advisor that: Carpet laid back cpu not reinstalled dash all features dead 17 Dec 09 car towed to dealer for repair of steering column locked 17 Dec 09dealer installed part # 8865311 this part is not needed if by pass was installed 15 Dec 09 01/31/12took car to rosner Chevrolet for steering column service light on. 01/31/12dealer repair person found part #19244027 by pass harness laying in wires not installed 02/02/12dealer installed bypass harness in car all features of car now works car run the best in years 2 Feb 12contacted Chevrolet customer relations request [xxx] 6 Feb 12sent via fax all documents 8 feb12told by rep via phone, that my claim was to old not gong to do anything about problem asked to speak to district person and was told that could not happen. Case is closed conclusionsteel never installed the bypass, if so the steering lock actuator would not be need on 17 Dec 09 due to by pass installed on 15 Dec 09.this was a problem that could have cause a crash without any warning per GM recall#51397 plus steel charged GM for work never done, and me for parts and labor not needed. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Melbourne, ID, USA

problem #7

Feb 062012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 30,100 miles
Service column lock error message was displayed and the steering column was locked and I was able to drive the car about 1 car length before I realized that I had no steering ability. Contacted GM customer service and they said that the car was recalled and serviced for this condition and that they are only responsible for one repair of this problem.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #6

Jan 092012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 97,300 miles
The blinkers stop working sometimes while driving. The ABS lights comes on stability control. Headlights turn off and on while automatic twilight is on. The electrical system seems to have problems. The brakes, blinkers and gauges malfunction. I've looked on the internet and it seems a lot of Corvette owners from model year 1997-2004 are experiencing the same prolems. The alarm system also fails. I find this to be dangerous problem while driving when the electrical system fails to operate.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 152009

Corvette

  • 65,000 miles

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

I own a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette and have an issue with the electrical system that appears to be an issue that was investigated several years back on another vehicle. However, in doing internet research, it appears many Corvette owners have experienced the same problem whereby the turn signals work intermittently and sometimes not at all or just stop working after they have blinked for a few times. I see this as a very dangerous issue as the drivers around you determine their braking and driving skills on what they see and they may get a false sense of warning when the blinker goes out and I stop anyway to make the turn. I would think that I would be cited by law enforcement and this problem appears to be a defect in the design or the manufacturer of the part.

- Cataula, GA, USA

problem #4

Nov 282005

Corvette

  • miles
Numerous problems with computer readout message: Service ABS, service active handling and service traction control. Dealer has found that communication is being lost between the steering sensor and computer. No reason why. Possible loose pin connection? all other equipment checks out ok. Had loss of control and loss of braking temporarily.

- Alabaster, AL, USA

problem #3

Feb 022004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact had traction control, handling, and electrical problems. As a result the battery went dead, ABS light illuminated, service traction light illuminated and the consumer experienced handling problems.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 262003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 715 miles
Numerous problems with computer readout message: Service ABS, service active handling and service traction control. The vehice was taken to te dealer several times but they were unable to unable to rectify the problem.

- Lynn Haven, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 062003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The battery will drain after 5 days after being parked. I have been told by john hall Chevrolet that this is normal due to the excessive power drain that the Corvette computers put on the battery. This despite 3 "charge system fault" messages that have come up on the display screen.

- Orange City, FL, USA

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