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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,340 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Corvette brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #3

May 112012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 30,500 miles

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

While driving on I-275 I first experienced a muffled noise in the car that sounded like wind. The car was not holding the road as it usually does and the rear swayed a bit. Next, there was a sound like a thump. My dashboard lit up like a christmas tree with a warning that traction control was not working and that I should seek immediate repair. Next, the vehicle lost a lot of its power and decelerated rather suddenly form 70 to approx 45 mph. Car had no energy or pep and light said engine power loss. Fortunately nobody was behind me when the deceleration occurred. I exited the expressway and was just few miles from hotel and parked it. Had it towed the next day to a dealer in tampa. Do not yet know diagnosis on the car. Will probably hear tomorrow. But it was a real shock to have this happen so suddenly and the deceleration was sudden and if car had been behind me it could have been a problem.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 182010

Corvette

  • 5,500 miles
I am an owner of a 2009 Corvette Z06 which repeatedly displays the following messages: "service traction control" and "service active handling." My VIN is: [xxx] while I have not detected any operational interventions myself, other owners have reported sudden erratic braking causing the vehicle to change direction. Obviously, this is a very serious safety issue. I appreciate your efforts to ensure that GM rectifies this defect before further damage occurs. My understanding is that the recall involving this issue (NHTSA no: 10V172000) is limited to my 2005 and 2006. At a minimum, and immediately, this recall should be extended through my 2009 to include defective vehicles like mine.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Jun 022010

Corvette

  • 1,020 miles
The service ABS system, service active handling system and service traction control system alerts came on after simply starting the car. Car ran sluggish. My understanding is that this is a known issue for earlier years Corvettes: Tsb 06.02.35.002A and tsb 06.02.35.002B. But my Corvette is a 2009 and I have the same exact problem. I have a telescoping steering wheel set to automatically retract and extend.

- Stanton, NJ, USA

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