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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,941 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #76

May 282016


  • 120,000 miles


Low beam turn off driving at night

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #75

Jul 072015


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving 50 mph, the headlights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V251000 (electrical system, exterior lighting) the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #74

Aug 052015


  • 101,000 miles
When I drive my car at night my low beams stop working after 25min of driving it. Everything else is working fine so I have to drive with my high beams and I've been pull over for driving like that. After I park and the car sits for few hours the low beams start to work again.

- Avondale , AZ, USA

problem #73

Jan 132015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles


Around 1-13-15, spoke with "[xxx]" about recall I received on my 2005 Corvette, which stated the parts were available and I should contact the dealer to schedule an appointment. [xxx] said they did not have the parts, but would call when they were available. Today is February 23, 2015, and I still have heard nothing from watson Chevrolet regarding the recall on my 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. How long should one be expected to wait for a recall repair? information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #72

Jun 162014


  • 129,469 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact indicated that when driving over a bump, the low beams and high beams shorted intermittently. The contact mentioned that when the failure occurred, only the running lights and the fog lights would work properly. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V251000 (electrical system and exterior lighting). However, the parts needed were not available for several months. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The contact replaced the battery twice due to the intermittent failure. Also, the contact mentioned that a clicking noise emitted from the keyless ignition and the vehicle failed to start. In addition, the contact stated that the TPMS sensor illuminated after replacing the front two tires and noticed. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop who diagnosed that there was an intermittent electrical short and the alternator may need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 129,469.

- Murphy, TX, USA

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problem #71

Oct 092014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Driving in the rain when the low beam headlights stopped working; high beams and fog lights operational. Same thing happened on 11-23-14 (except no rain). In both cases the lights worked fine the next day. Dealer says there is a recall but that they have no part or guidance from GM.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #70

Oct 062014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles


Low beam head lights are not working properly. Telescopic steering column is also recalled.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #69

Nov 102014


  • 103,516 miles
While coming home from work this evening (completely dark / 6:30pm) my low beam headlights both shut off. I was on a four lane road coming up to a traffic light that was green for me. I noticed just before getting to the traffic light my headlights had shut off. I slowed some thinking I had accidentally hit a switch or something and thank goodness I slowed some. As I approached the light a car turned right in front of me. I had to slam on my brakes and really thought I was going to hit the other car. They obviously didn't see me since I had no headlights. When I got home I checked online to see where the head light fuse was located on my car thinking that's all it was. I found out through online articles this is a problem that is under investigation for my model Corvette with over 100K miles. I let the car cool down per what was said in some of the forums and just went out to crank my car and the headlights came on. This is a very very dangerous situation and given GM's reluctance to recall known dangerous issues with some of their vehicles I hope your Agency will force a recall on this. I very nearly T-boned another driver tonight because I feel they just didn't see me without my head lights on. Thank you.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #68

Feb 012014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Beginning in Feb, 2014, my '05 Corvette began exhibiting loss of low beam headlights due to a problem identified by GM. May of 2014, a GM recall # 13146 was assigned to the problem with a commitment from GM that the underhood bussing electric center (ubec) would be modified for vehicle owners at no cost (see NHTSA campaign number 14V251000). I have contacted Chevrolet a few times since then, the last contact being yesterday (10/29/14). I was issued a case number by Chevrolet/GM (not included in this description as it could lead to personal information). Despite being aware of the need to correct this safety issue, I was informed 10/29/14 that Chevrolet/GM still has not provided the re-worked ubec for replacement. Lack of low-beams is a real problem as I am unable to knowingly drive at night due to lack of sufficient illumination when using only the fog lights, or over-illumination using just the high beams (this causes other vehicles to "flash" me to let me know my brights are on). Occasionally, I will be caught after sundown and forced to drive with either only fog lights or high beams. I am frustrated and disappointed by GM's lack of movement on correcting this problem, which is why I am contacting the NHTSA.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #67

Aug 252014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V251000 (electrical system, exterior lighting). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #66

May 162014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


I received the following notice, but GM has not contacted me about fixing the problem: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ you are receiving this message because you have requested to be notified if there is a safety recall regarding vehicles from NHTSA's Office Of Defects Investigation. Please click on the following NHTSA campaign id links to view the recall information. NHTSA campaign id number :14V251 manufacturer :General Motors llc make / model years :Chevrolet / 2005-2007 subject : loss of low beam headlights.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #65

Sep 012014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
I am having the exact same issues as described in NHTSA campaign number: 14V251000. Brake lights are staying on when not depressing the brake pedal.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #64

Jul 202014


  • 100,846 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the headlights dimmed. The high beams were engaged in order to continue driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who informed that there was not a remedy for the recall under NHTSA campaign id number:14V251000 (electrical system, exterior lighting). The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 100,846.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #63

Jun 122014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Driving on highway at 60 mph and the low beam head lights went off without me turning them off. Car dash displayed " head lights suggested". they did not come back on.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #62

May 122014


  • 91,800 miles
While driving my 2005 Corvette my head lights will go out. Sometimes when I start my car they will not even come on. I cannot drive my car at night time.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #61

Jun 022014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 89,125 miles
I am driving at night all of a sudden my lights go out and will not come back on..... come to find out the fuse box gets to hot and the wires inside are affected causing it to fail the dealer says its not under warranty and I think this should be a recall.this almost caused me to crash into someone. If I did get hurt because of this I would file a law suit.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #60

May 132014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 65,200 miles
My low beam headlights went out with no warning. The interior light monitor on the dash shows the low beams as working. The fog lights and the high beams continue to work. I had to drive home with my high beams on.

- Lomita, CA, USA

problem #59

Mar 012014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The low-beam lights keep cutting-off when the engine temperature reaches normal temperature. After shutting down the vehicle, the engine cools-off and then the lights will come back on, only to again cut-off when the engine is turned back on again...

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #58

Oct 012013


  • 80,000 miles
After the engine heats up (approx. 15 minutes) the low beam headlights go out. High beams will still work as well as fog lights. Once the car sits for several hours and cools down, the low beams will work again.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #57

Mar 212014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
In my 2005 Chevy Corvette, driving North on highway I55 near the Louisiana/ Mississippi line at 10 pm my lowbeam headlights stopped working. Used hi beams to return home. When car sits for several hours and engine compartment cools off low beams work normally. When engine compartment heats up during normal operation lights extinguish again. Researched on the Corvette forum and found this to be a common problem. The issue is in the fuse box located in the engine compartment. A wire in the box breaks at a bend. I have made the suggested repair as per the forum but felt it important to report the problem as it put me in a dangerous situation.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

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