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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,892 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.

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 132014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 127,520 miles

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

When brakes are applied they start to catch and a grinding, chattering is felt in the brakes until I let up off the pedal. The active handling code appears and then goes away. On several occasions the active handling code appears and will not go away until the vehicle is switched off anf then restarted.

- Morganton, NC, USA

problem #5

May 132014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 56,480 miles
As I was driving the service active handling message came on the dic.then the car brakes engaged pulling the car to the left.

- Dillon, SC, USA

problem #4

Sep 222013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 37,550 miles
I was traveling 70mph on a 4 lane hwy. When suddenly my brakes locked up for a split second causing me to veer into the left lane. I was able to recover quickly, however it could have had serious consequences if another vehicle had been alongside me. The service active handling message appeared on my dash disengaging the active handling and apparently the traction control system. The message stayed on the remainder of the trip. The next day the message was gone apparently resetting itself. Because of the dangerous situation I took the car to the local chev. Dealership (len dudas motors, stevens point, wi) however they were not able to determine the cause. The sensors tested normal and the mechanic theorized the yaw rate sensor bracket was at fault, but he was unable to find a part. During the past week the problem resurfaced 2 more times. I've researched Corvette forums online and it appears that this is a problem with Corvettes and there appears to be many opinions on how to fix the problem, most of which I don't understand because I am not a mechanic. Also if my local Chevrolet mechanic cannot fix the problem what can I do. Right now I can't drive the vehicle for fear of causing an accident.

- Amherst, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 132013

Corvette

  • 30,000 miles

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

Electronic stability control, traction control system at different speeds my traction control warning light comes on for no reason, and the vehicle feels like its trying to engage the ABS system. It now comes on just abut everytime I get I drive my vehicle. I have since learned that this is happening to thousands of Corvettes at an alarming rate.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 312012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 43,100 miles
At different speeds my traction control warning light comes on for no reason, and the vehicle feels like its trying to engage the ABS system. It now comes on just abut everytime I get I drive my vehicle. I have since learned that this is happening to thousands of Corvettes at an alarming rate.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 272010

Corvette

  • 64,700 miles
Active handling engages under normal driving conditions on my 2004 Corvette. I learned that there is a recall for this for vehicles mfg from March 2004 to Jan 2006 with telescopic and tilt steering wheels. My car was mfg in May 2004 and has the tilt /telescopic steering wheel. I was also told that the recall was VIN specific and since my VIN number was not listed I had to pay for the repair which cost me $581and change. I don't know why my car with the same problem and same defective parts was not covered. My understanding is the harness is to short and the telescopic movement cause wear in the connector which causes the steering wheel sensor to show an open connection telling the computer to activate the handling system.. my dealer says was my problem an open sensor and not the connector and claims they did not have the replaced part to provide to me...since I totally lost control of my car but was fortunate not to have had an accident I plan on reporting this complaint to the gmac, the newspapers if not to an attorney to plea this case for reimbursement. I suspect people are being ripped off and being charged for a sensor replacement instead of owning up to the connector issue...

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

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