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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,205 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Sep 182016

Corvette

  • 22,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle braked independently and "service active handling system error" illuminated on the message board. The contact had to restart the vehicle in order for it to operate properly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was aware that the previous owner repaired the vehicle per NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000(steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #26

Aug 192016

Corvette

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While reversing the vehicle at approximately 5 mph, the service ride control warning indicator illuminated. The contact also observed that the steering wheel pulled in the opposite direction occasionally. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #25

May 122016

Corvette

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. When the engine was started, a "service active handling" message appeared on the instrument panel. The error message was cleared by the contact. While driving at any speed, the brakes activated independently. The vehicle was pulled over. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #24

Mar 052016

Corvette

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving approximately 70 mph, the service active handling system warning message displayed. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #23

Dec 222015

Corvette

  • 47,075 miles
Driving on the freeway at approx. 65 mph., the steering wheel on my car " took control of itself and jerked to the left: On the dash pod it stated " service active handling system". I pulled the car over as soon as I could do so safely and shut the car off. After restarting it the warning went away and the steering returned to normal.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #22

Dec 052015

Corvette

  • 32,461 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle veered to the left and the right before coming to a halt. In addition, while in park, the gear shifter failed to shift out of park and "service active handling system" displayed across the message board. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,461.

- Speonk, NY, USA

problem #21

Oct 092015

Corvette

  • 97,498 miles

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

Rarely, during low speeds (under 15 mph), while driving straight, the left rear wheel will lock up, inducing a harsh left turn, unstable maneuvering, and causing the motor to attempt to stall. Steering is extremely unstable and violent and operator has to fight against the car wanting to turn left by applying extreme right to the steering wheel. The only remedy is to engage and disengage the clutch several times until the left rear wheel unlocks. Symptoms have not occurred during normal traffic speeds (above 15 mph). Auto handling/traction control and ABS lights are activated during this event. Vehicle is in factory condition. Only exception is alternate brand of tire (nitto invos) - but maintaining factory specifications (front: 275/35zr18; rear: 325/30zr19). Have not reported to manufacturer yet (it is too random and rare to reproduce on a predictable occurrence). Environmental conditions: Normal (sunny, dry paved surface).

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 062015

Corvette

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving at 25 mph, the service active handling system warning light illuminated. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the signal interruption within the steering column needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #19

May 012014

Corvette

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving at approximately 65 mph, the service handling system warning light illuminated. The failure occurred continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000.

- Winchester, CA, USA

problem #18

Sep 022014

Corvette

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, the service active handling system warning light illuminated. Also, the contact mentioned when the steering wheel was moved forward the front driver side brake caliper engaged independently causing the vehicle to shift to the left and into another lane. The problem recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the plug in the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #17

Jul 032014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 33,321 miles

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

The harmonic damper on 2006 Corvette with LS2 engine failed resulting in power steering drive belt coming off pulley causing loss of power steering. The high effort required to steer vehicle almost resulted in crash. This harmonic damper issue is documented in numerous internet forums and is believed to be a widespread issue that should be recalled and corrected by the manufacturer.

- Perkasie, PA, USA

problem #16

Apr 112012

Corvette

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the brakes engaged independently as the front passenger's side tire seized. The failure caused the vehicle to sway abnormally from left to right. The contact mentioned that the service active handling system warning message was also illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 42,000.

- Nixa, MO, USA

problem #15

Oct 312012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Service active handling in dic pulled to left.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #14

Nov 142012

Corvette

  • 14,000 miles
The contact own a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated while driving 15 mph, he was in the process of making a turn when it started to make a loud noise. The contact mentioned that the service active handling system warning message illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA recall campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 14,000 and the current mileage was 16,000.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #13

Aug 012013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
A recall on 2005/2006 Corvettes for the 'service active handling system" exists. My car is not listed on that recall. My car has had this problem for over a year and I have noticed a difference. The light for "service" of the active handling system is now on all of the time.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #12

Oct 142006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 3,500 miles
Re: current investigation number EA09-002. Multiple incidents of "service active handling" message about once a month. Took to dealer in 2012, replaced steering angle sensor - Chevy supposedly paid part, charged me $400. Problem is starting to occur again. This vehicle was made in March 2006 and was outside the recall VIN range. Luckily no handling issues.

- Glen Carbon, IL, USA

problem #11

Nov 162012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 16,909 miles
While driving the car the active handling comes on then the car pull to one side (right) very hard then release.

- Cheraw, SC, USA

problem #10

Sep 162012

Corvette

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated while traveling 50 mph the service active handling system light illuminated. The contact lost control of the vehicle and veered to the left through traffic before hitting a wall. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor cuts and bruises. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was 103,000.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #9

Feb 102011

Corvette

  • 13,600 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving approximately 35 mph, the service active handling system light illuminated on the instrument panel. The light continued to illuminate until the vehicle was shut off. Upon restart, the light was no longer illuminated. The failure occurred again, and the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 13,600 and the current mileage was 13,700.

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

problem #8

Oct 042010

Corvette

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Corvette C6. While driving 65 mph the vehicle started to shake and it became difficult to control the steering wheel. The active control handling system light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians replaced a sensor in the steering column. The manufacturer stated that recall NHTSA campaign number 10V172000, steering column was related; however, the vehicle was not included. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

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