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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,112 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 202010

Corvette

  • 45,224 miles

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

2005 Corvette, 45,224 miles. Squeaking noise from engine accessory drive belts, clunking/ knocking noise at lower front of engine. Found crankshaft balancer retaining bolt backed out, crankshaft balancer moving forward. Had this bolt come out further, it would have damaged the steering rack, accessory belts coming off, loss of power steering, electrical, braking. This issue is known by GM/Chevrolet, tsb 05-06-01-001D. Vehicle was flat bed towed to dealer, they denied that there was a problem with the bolt, it just needed new belts. After threatening the dealer & GM with a lawsuit if the pulley came off and resulted in property damage or bodily injury, they would replace the pulley with the upgraded one & a new bolt per the tsb, but at customer expense. Repairs completed 2/10/2010. This vehicle was within the VIN number range for the tsb, but the dealer was more concerned where the paper copy of GM tsb 05-06-01-001D came from- this is public information. Please- make this issue a formal recall before someone gets hurt. NHTSA database shows at least 6 similar incidents, many others have not been reported to NHTSA.

- San Carlos, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 292009

Corvette

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The main pulley under the vehicle was unstable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The technician stated that because there were no associated recalls, he was responsible for the cost of the repair. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Neptune, NJ, USA

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