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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,640 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 112014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 9,000 miles


I and other Corvette owners are having the same issue as the most recent recall of other GM models. My brake lights will constantly be on. The active handling warning light will continue to show on dash and cruise control will disengaged and reengage on its own. The fix seems to be replacing the body control module. I have replaced the brake sensor and that did not fix the issue. After reading blogs I located other Corvette owners experiencing the same issues as I. ------ ------ I recently contacted GM and expressed my concern as I believe the C6 Corvette should have been included in the recall. My car has spent weeks at autonation Chevrolet in alpharetta, ga until I took it back from them and brought it to a Corvette dealer in atlanta, ga to replace the BCM and hope to fix the issue for now.

- Sandy Springs, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 68,200 miles
Traveling at 65 mph with the cruise control on driving on a straight 4 lane divided highway, I brake and pressed the clutch pedal to down shift to make an exit. I exited, made the turn and started accelerating. I notice a loss of power and the steering wheel shook. There was no message that the active handling was engaged. I stopped and turned off the engine. All was fine when I drove again. However, it keeps happening sporadically without any cause. Once the service active handling system lit on the control panel but after turning off the engine it has not appeared again. Yet, the active handling system(or something) keep tapping the brakes making the car lose power and the steering shake.

- Heber Springs, AR, USA

problem #3

Jan 012013


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brakes engaged without manual force and also failed to stop with the illumination of the service active handling light. In addition, the cruise control failed to function. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #2

Nov 132012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Steering jerked, brakes applied for a second, cruise control turned off, no brake lights, and service active handling message appeared. Happend more than once.

- Gurley, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 262010

(reported on)


  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Corvette with unintended acceleration. Consumer states that his vehicle accelerated from 45 mph to 95 mph.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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