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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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.

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1997 Chevrolet Corvette transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022002


  • miles


I was making a right turn and the tracton control and anti-lock brakes disengaged and as I accelerated the vehicle spun out of control and slid into the curb and did extensive damage.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #2

May 012001


  • miles
The car's traction control system engages even when wheels are not slipping. It did this once in a great while at first, but now it does it every time I try to drive the car. When the tcs kicks in, the engine power is reduced so you can only drive about 15mph. It slows the car down abrubtly and never turns off until you turn off the car. The dash displays many error messages repeatedly such as "service traction system" "reduced engine power" "service ABS system" "check engine". this is a super serious safety issue. When you have a 345hp car, you tend to pull out on to a highway knowing you can get up to speed quickly. Several times, I pulled out and the car's engine cut out due to this problem. This problem has been reported by many other 97 Corvette owners and GM should handle this with a recall to fix the faulty components. My car only has 14,000 miles on it.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 301997


  • miles
Traction control system warning light will come on within a split second, the engine check light will come across the dashboard, reading engine reduction power, causing vehicle to slow down without no reason. Vehicle been in/out of dealer's shop more the five times and condition still occurring. Last incident almost caused consumer to have a dangerous accident.

- Poway, CA, USA

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