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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,055 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 182012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 14,600 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed that the service active handling system warning light illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the yaw rate sensor in the center console would have to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 10V172000 (steering:column), but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall and the recall only included 2005-2006 model years. The contact believed that the failure was related to the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 14,600 updated 6/7/12 updated 06/22/12

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 232004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,510 miles
I purchased a new 2004 ZO6 Corvette in November of 2003. The car currently has 1510 miles on it and I am afraid of the safety of the car to drive it since the 2 episodes of a safety defect as described below. Was notified by General Motors of a recall notice, 04006 electronic steering column lock system, once in April and once in September. Contacted the dealership to have the recall fixed both time and was told that the tool to install the part that fixes the problem is on back order until January 2005. Twice while drivng the car the steering column locked up while the car was moving narrowly avoiding an accident. I contacted General Motors about the situation and my concern of the car ever being safe and my inability to trust driving the car at any speed since being subject to this type of performance. They discussed buying the car back with regional managers of which they declined to do so. I have not been able to drive my car since April of 2004 to present day because of the 2 episodes of the locking steering column. I will never feel safe in this car could not conscienely sell or trade it without wondering if anything resulted in harm or death to an innocent person. I feel GM should buy the car back and resolve the problem.

- Saint Joseph, MO, USA

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