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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,442 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.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Apr 302010


  • 8,000 miles


I've had repeated failures that have required multiple repairs 1. engine knocking- repeated repairs, upper end replaced knocking and engine roughness still there 2. transmission- failure of clutch plates, replaced problem not resolved, transmission slipping is increasing 3. electrical system failure: The electrical system completely shuts down, nothing operates even the hazard warning lights- this has occurred a minimum of 8 times. Relays, switches wiring battery get extremely hot until battery bleeds down. High potential for electrical fires and car cessation of operations have left us in perilous conditions on multiple occasions.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 102011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
My 08 Corvette has left me stranded 3 times, once on the freeway. The car quits pulling, service brakes and fuel sys. Lights come on. Thankfully I had time to get to the side of the road, but, it could be very dangerous.

- Apison , TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 122008


  • 3,520 miles
In dash fire and smoke coming from factory installed navigation which was not even turned on. Able to put fire out. Now I'm to scared to drive it. Taking it to the dealer today. This should not happen on my new 2008 Chevy corvette Z 06 costing more than $ $73,000.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #3

May 312008


  • 9,000 miles


2008 C6 Corvette with very low miles operates on keyless entry configuration. Today the doors unlocked and got into vehicle the normal way. The keyless start would not work, the doors would not unlock and open and it was over 125 degrees in the car. Kept trying until car started. Did not panic cause I new there is a way out. Can you imagine if I let somebody else drive and they don't know what to do? GM should fix this problem cause after looking it up on the web it look like this has been happening for a long time! there is an emergency release knob but this does not solve the car not starting or opening the hood! cant imagine what happens with electric top convertible. Lawsuit waiting to happen!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 032009


  • 5,000 miles
The key less entry and ignition sometimes will not let the car start it has happened several times a week they have replaced the keys, and reprogrammed it three times and the last time replaced the sensor in the dash board.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 172008

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,200 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The vehicle failed to start. The contact attempted to exit the vehicle, but the electronic keyless entry would not work. The contact and passengers were locked inside of the vehicle. He attempted to activate the onstar feature, but it also would not work. Several dealers were notified, but none could provide assistance with exiting the vehicle. The contact and passengers were locked in the vehicle for 15 minutes. The failure and current mileages were less than 1,200. Updated 1/6/09 updated 01/14/09.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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