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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,942 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #17

Nov 162012

Corvette

  • 65,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the head lights and high beams failed, leaving only the fog lights in operation. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was determined that the fuse box in the engine failed and once the engine became hot, the lights would fail. Once the engine cooled, the headlights would resume operation. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileages were 65,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #16

Jul 122011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 89,409 miles
I was driving my Corvette down I10 at night when my low-beams disengaged, placing me in the dark and almost caused a wreck. I drove rest of the way with my high-beams. The next day when I started it, the low-beams came on, but after about 5 minutes they both went off. The high-beams still worked. I went to a local Corvette-certified master mechanic who checked the bulbs, fuses, relays, and electrical. He said that it appeared to be an issue with the fuse block. He wanted a lot of money to replace it, so I held off to check it out some more. Every day, once my car became warm, either from running or from the Arizona sun, my low-beams would turn off. I went to the Corvette forum, the largest Corvette online community, and the members knew what was going on immediately. They told me it was my fuse block and that many C6 Corvettes had the same issue...as the engine compartment heated up, the running lights failed. They told me let my car run until the lights went out and then place a bag of ice on the fuse block. I did and within 10 minutes the lights came back on. The folks in the forum said that this was a well-known safety-defect in the Corvette world and that Chevy refused to acknowledge it. I went to the Chevy dealer and told one of the service managers. She disappeared for 10 minutes and when she came back told me that they had never heard of this issue. They ignored what I told them and said they would need half a day to explore the electrical system and that even then, they may not find the issue. The Corvette forum recommended that I report this as a safety issue. Here is just once of their links which reported the same problem. forums.corvetteforum.com/C6-tech-performance/3019489-hid-headlight-failure-as-car-warms-up.html.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #15

Oct 042011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 93,546 miles
I was driving at night and the headlights turned off. After further incidents I discovered that the headlights work properly when the car is cold then after about 15 minutes the lo-beams go out. High beams and fog light function still works properly. The dash indicator on dash indicates lights are on even when they are not. It appears to be a thermal problem. You can drive a short distance and the headlights work properly. Park the car and drive it a short time later and the headlights don't work. I've discovered others on the internet have the same issue with the 2005 Corvette and they ended up having to replace the entire fuse box.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 122008

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 52,133 miles

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

For no apparent reason, the front head lamps turned off at 10:45 pm. I was able to use the high beams, much to the dismay of oncoming cars, but no low beams. This scenario now repeats every time I drive the car at night. The low beam lights turn on normally, but turn off after about 30 minutes. I must then either use the daytime running lights or the high beams. Since they work normally when the car is cold, the issue seems to offer when ever the car achieves normal operating temperature. If I let it cool off, they work normally, ,,for about 30 minutes.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #13

Jun 012012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 108,500 miles
Low beam headlights will go out after about 15 minutes of operation. Vehicle is not safe to operate when headlights are needed. Lights will not come back on. Night driving requires hi beam (not safe).

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

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problem #12

Jul 072012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 70,125 miles
Both low beam headlights went out at the same time driving home at night. Next day they were working fine when I started the car again. After driving about 15 minutes they both went out again.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #11

Jul 072012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 70,125 miles

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

Both low beam headlights went out at the same time driving home at night. Next day they were working fine when I started the car again. After driving about 15 minutes they both went out again.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #10

Jun 032012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
My headlights stopped working. The light bulbs are fine and will work in the morning and it seems that it is a defect with the fuse box. In the morning when the fuse box is cold the lights will turn on. Afternoon and evening they fail due to temperature change. The fuse box needs to be replaced.

- Bethesda , MD, USA

problem #9

Jun 032012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
My headlights stopped working. The light bulbs are fine and will work in the morning and it seems that it is a defect with the fuse box. In the morning when the fuse box is cold the lights will turn on. Afternoon and evening they fail due to temperature change. The fuse box needs to be replaced.

- Bethesda , MD, USA

problem #8

Jun 042012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 137,000 miles
Headlamps quit working while driving at night. Both headlamps did not turn on and I had to drive with the fog lights. I checked the relay and fuses which were all okay. This morning, they did work. I've researched other owner forums of which this incident has happened from a bad ground from an overheated fuse box in the engine compartment, with owners driving at night and driving lights going out inexplicably, which could lead to serious injury.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 212011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 84,500 miles

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

The low beam headlights go out after the engine compartment gets warm. Then when the engine compartment gets cool they will work again. From my research online and through the Chevrolet dealer it appears that the fuse box in the engine compartment alters the low beam signal circuit to the body control module when its temperature rises. This is obviously a design problem that has potentially tragic safety implications. The repair through the Chevrolet dealer was quoted to me as $1,200. The problem fuse box has no moving parts to wear out. There is nothing the car owner could have done to prevent this issue from occurring. It is sad owners have to pay to repair a part that shouldn't wear out because of a design flaw.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 192011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Both headlight went out simultaneously and would not turn back on. It was not bulbs burning out since replacing them did not fix the problem. This was very dangerous since I was driving on the freeway at night at the time the lights went out.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

problem #5

Aug 102011

Corvette

  • 65,000 miles
Headlights randomly turning off once the fuse box in the engine bay is warm. When the car is cold the headlights work fine.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 292011

Corvette

  • 100,480 miles
My headlights spontaneously stopped working at night on my 2005 C6 Chevy Corvette.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 182011

Corvette

  • 19,617 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph and as he attempted to engage the left turn signal prior to changing lanes, the turn signal failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they informed him that the turn signal bulb had overheated and caused the wiring harness to melt. The wiring harness, turn signal bulb and socket were replaced. The failure mileage was 19,617. Updated 03/24/11 updated 1/5/12

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 012009

Corvette

  • 36,000 miles
Headlight crazing diminishes light output

- Poinciana, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 192009

Corvette

  • 29,000 miles
Tail lights on 2005 Corvette went out, seems to be common on the Corvette model.. lots of people with same issue on the Corvette forums..

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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