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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,503 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.

2004 Chevrolet Corvette electrical problems

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 312008

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 10,700 miles


I was driving on a highway at 65mph in a bumpy construction zone. All of a sudden, without warning, the engine completely shut down. I was able to steer the car off to the shoulder of the road. After letting the car sit for a minute, I was able to restart the car and immediately drove it back home on a surface street and took it to the dealer the next day. The dealer put it on the scope and could find no problems with the car. The only thing I could think of was that I had a medallion on the key ring and the service manager advised me to only keep the ignition key on the ring because the swaying of the key chain may have affected the ignition switch and turned off the engine. Based on the recent info on keys swaying and cutting off the ignition to the car, I was wondering if it affected the Corvette models also. I only keep the ignition key on the key ring and haven't had a problem since that time.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 122012


  • miles
I was driving South, on I-25, in albuquerque, nm, when I bumped the ignition key with my hand and the engine shut off. This occurred a couple of more times since then. When I heard of this happening with other Chevrolet, I called a dealer, in albuquerque, reported that it had also happened in my 2004 Corvette C5. The service manager told me there were no recalls, orders, or tech orders for that model car. Have other occurrences been reported? I haven't seen any on the Corvette blogs.

- Los Lunas, NM, USA

problem #2

Jul 042012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 23,312 miles
Driving 65 mph on interstate 90 Wisconsin. Car just died, could not get to restart. 1 hour on the side the road. Cars flying inches from us. Police officer finally stoped and called tow truck and stayed behind us with lights on so we wouldnt get hit. To find out this is a common problem on low milage Corvettes. Should be a recall because the Chevy dealer in middelton wis didnt know what was wrong, it keeps on blowing the fuel pump fuse.they think, but not sure its the fuel pump. $2500 to fix. Corvette forum states this is a common problem. This is a safety issue I woulld think.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 122011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle cut off while driving @ approximately 25 mph. Dash indicator read "check gauges". I was able to pull to the side of the road and found that the fuel pump fuse had failed. Tried another fuse, but it blew immediately. Vehicle was towed to local Chevrolet dealer who has diagnosed problem as both fuel pumps have shorts causing the fuel pump fuse to blow. This is a very dangerous situation and needs to be investigated. It should be noted that after a day of sitting at the dealership, the fuel pump fuse was replaced and the vehicle then started enabling the dealer to diagnose the problem. Chevrolet zone rep was contacted, but refused to help. There is obviously an issue with the fuel pumps as the replacement fuel pumps from Chevrolet have been redesigned. It should be noted that vehicle has only 18,316 miles.

- Sandy Hook, VA, USA

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