Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,025 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.

2003 Chevrolet Corvette brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 21,875 miles


While driving my 2003 Chevy Corvette at highway speeds the "service active handling" and ABS alert came on, no problems with driving or braking were initially noted, system will not reset, and I have noted occasionally while braking the ABS does seems to activate for no apparent reason during normal braking. If I deactivate the traction control the braking issue doesn't seem to be as recurring, but the alerts continue advising to service both systems. Taking the car into my local Chevy dealer for repairs but from my research this appears to be a re-occurring problem with many Corvette owners of various years, potential issues have been cited as the wire harness in the telescoping/tilt steering wheel and/or the electronic braking control module, (ebcm) are faulty. Some have reported serious accidents, however I suspect many have not reported the problem and/or have not experienced it yet because alot of vettes are low mileage. Seems this is a serious consistent problem that would trigger a national recall inorder to prevent future potential accidents.

- Plainfield , IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 042009


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. While the contact was driving approximately 50 to 60 mph, an unintended braking engagement occurred without prior warning. The "service active handling" warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred intermittently and progressed to whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis where they were unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #1

May 022008


  • 55,200 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving 45 mph, the service brake light illuminated periodically on the instrument panel. A mechanic stated that the brake pressure modulator valve had a short, which caused the brake control modulator to fail. The current and failure mileages were 55,200.

- Rome, GA, USA

Not what you are looking for?