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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,055 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.

2005 Chevrolet Corvette body / paint problems

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012012


  • 45,000 miles


Heads up display keeps falling from its set position. I have almost been in many rear end collision trying to reset my heads up display. Now I don't even use the heads up display since it is such a piece of junk. I belong to Corvette forum and have herd from dozens of Corvette owners who are having the exact same problem. These heads up displays should be recalled due to poor design, poor materials during manufacturing and cheap manufacturing. The problem is the mirror assembly is being hinged from two plastic pins on each end of the assembly. Based of the size and wait of the mirror these pins should be made from some kind of metal material. This issue is being exacerbated by the stiff ride of the Corvette as you drive the mirror is being bounced around and is wearing down the pins holding the mirror.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012010


  • 15,140 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The contact was driving at an unknown speed when the vehicle exhibited an unusual snapping noise from the roof. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was driven over uneven road surfaces. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V491000 (structure:body:roof and pillars). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 15,140.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012008


  • 29,137 miles
After about 2.5 years the convertible top mechanism started getting noisy and then refused to close all the way. The dealer repaired it under warranty with a new electric motor and a pump repair kit. About a year later the exact same thing happened but the dealer refused to repair it under the original warranty saying that it was a different problem. This time he replaced all the hydraulic hoses on the left side and charged me about $900. I feel that the problem wasn't properly repaired the first time.

- Marana, AZ, USA

problem #2

Nov 192008


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 06V181000 (structure:body:roof and pillars). The roof detached from the top of his vehicle. The dealer refused to inspect the vehicle and referred him to a body shop, where he would be responsible for the repair costs. The manufacturer, however, advised the contact to have the dealer repair the vehicle. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 152008


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette CO5 hardtop coupe. The contact stated that there was no warning on the instrument panel to indicate that the hardtop is not locked. Over the past three years, the air pressure causes the unlocked hardtop to become airborne while driving at highway speeds. The hardtop has been replaced three times and has cost the contact a lot of money. He stated that the failure is a safety hazard because the hardtop could detach from the vehicle and strike another vehicle. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 25,000.

- Parkland , FL, USA

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