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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,692 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.

2002 Chevrolet Corvette engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 272011


  • 44,484 miles


I was driving down the highway at normal posted speeds (65 mph) and my engine all the sudden cut out. It stumbled and died. I had it towed by L&a wrecking company to the shop. Turns out it was the valve springs the failed (apparently very common with Corvettes) and almost caused a huge wreck due to me having no power.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #3

Mar 182009

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 11,600 miles
Valve spring failures Corvette 2002 to 2004

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 202009


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette. While the contact was driving approximately 60 mph, the "engine" warning light illuminated. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician stated that the failure was contributed to the secondary air injection system. The vehicle was repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 052002

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,685 miles
While driving at 50 mph all the dashboard warning lights started flashing and then the vehicle died. The dealership cannot duplicate problem, cause unknown.

- Miami, FL, USA

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