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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,463 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Corvette miscellaneous problems

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1997 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 152001

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,853 miles


While driving traction control comes on at any speed, and then vehicle's speed drops to 40 mph or below.... accelerator pedal sensor was replaced. However problem reoccurred.

- Freeport, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 151998


  • miles
While driving on the highway engine check light came on, and immediately vehicle dropped to 20mph. It happened again on 10-may-2000. Contacted dealer, and was told that maybe the motor got wet. No repairs were made. Called the dealer and manufacturer.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 291998


  • miles
When the car was 3 or 4 months old, I was entering the freeway on the on ramp. I accelerated, but didn't put my foot to the floor, and then every light on the dash came on and the car completely shut down. Stopped. I turned the key off and restarted the engine and it proceeded normally. I reported it to scott irvin Chevrolet soon afterward but they found nothing. The lastest incident happened a few days ago. I was driving on the freeway at 2:30am. I was going about 70 when the warning bells started to sound. Then on the dash, the warning...reduced power alternating with service traction system warning lights came on the dash. The yellow emissions light was also on. I had just had the car in the shop 3 weeks ago because that yellow emissions light was lit on the dash. Anyway, when all this started happening, I could feel the car lose power. I had no control. I was coming to a freeway interchange where there is a hair pin curve to connect to the next freeway. I had to slow, but coming out of the interchange to enter the new freeway, I could not get the car to do more than 20mph. I stepped on the gas but there was nothing. No power. I pulled over on the freeway and stopped the car fearing I would be hit from behind. I restarted my car, but still no power. I proceeded to the nearest off ramp at 20mph, and exited the freeway. Mind you, I am a woman, it was 2:30am and I had to stop on a deserted street. I waited for about 1 minute and restarted my car. It proceeded normally however the yellow emissions light remained lit on the dash. I again entered the freeway to get home and set the cruise control at 69. I got home and parked the car. I am going to take it in tomorrow for service. I purchased the car at martin Chevrolet but now terry york Chevrolet has been servicing it because it is close to my home. I have lost all trust in this car. It scares me to think that at anytime while I am driving, the car can malfunction where I have no control behind the wheel. Had it been

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 101997

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle "dies" while driving at low speeds.

- Cypress, TX, USA

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