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1997 Chevrolet Corvette seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 172000

(reported on)


  • miles


Recall 00V111000. Driver's lap belt does not retract, causing the restraint to be inoperable. A recall has been issued on the vehicle. However, manufacturer has not been able to determine if this vehicle was included under the recall by the VIN.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 051998


  • miles
10/14/97 recall- replace both seat belt retractors 10/14/97 speakers rattle while driving, parts replaced on 3/9/98. 3/9/98 was in service for 'service traction system, engine power is reduced' msg that was received on car's system. While driving 65 mph down the expressway, the car lost significant engine power and the car's system very suddenly reduced when I was driving down the I355 expressway. I was almost rear-ended. The dealer did nothing to fix the problem. (I have a service record indicating this.) 4/6/98 was in service for 'service traction system, engine power is reduced' msg that was received on car's system again. Vehicle did the same thing again, and I almost got into an accident when turning left; nearly got side swiped because of the reduced speed. Was accelerating normally to turn left. Service dealer replaced the electronic throttle control module & said that this would fix the problem. 7/3/98 I complained to dealer svc dept about burning gas smell. Also, same msg came up 'engine power reduced. '11/5/98 same msg' service traction system, engine power reduced' came up. They are replacing a part & they are not sure if this will fix the problem. Chevrolet trouble ticket :on 4/17/98 I opened up a trouble ticket with Chevrolet ref # 980225396. 4/17/98 called cust svc number (800) 222-1020 & talked to ernst at X3797 he said I would be contacted within 2 days to discuss status of this recurring problem. Nobody ever contacted me. 11/5/98 talked to patrick akandu. He said he would leave a message rick Washington who is reviewing my file & he would get back to me. Nobody ever did. On 11/5/98 I called the state attorney general's office- in Illinois at 312-814-3000 to find out if lemon law applies- apparently not because it's over 1 year old. On 11/16/98 called & talked to cust svc (800) 222-1020 to ask status of my ticket. They had nothing to tell me. John mcdonough from celozzi ettleson service indicated that he cannot guarantee that this problem w

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 011997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt retractor malfunctioned on the drivers side.

- Dresher, PA, USA

problem #1

May 061997


  • miles
Vehicle's seat belt bottom retractor will not go back in the slot.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

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