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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
155 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1 miles


The car has never been hit or any type of property damage. The Corvette has very loud rattles coming from the transmission. It can be heard 45 feet away from the car. Chevy is stating it's normal adn are ignoring all complaints because they don't want to deal with it. The dealer has given me a note from GM justifing the excessive noise. Website ( I have a $57,000 rattle box... what can I do?

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #2

Feb 172003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 465 miles
The manual transmission makes "marbles in a can" type noises. The transaxle was replaced at 465 miles for excessive noise. The noise is back, I have taken it back into the dealer numerous times over the last year for this and the dealer now says it is normal and refuses to do anything about it. I have elevated this to Chevrolet Corvette owner assistance but with no resolution.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 282003


  • miles
When initially moving the vehicle at 1000 rpms manual transmission made a terrible rattle noise. Dealer stated that was the way the manual transmission was designed.

- Morley, MI, USA

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