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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,063 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 082003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


Steering wheel locks up on 1998 Corvette.VIN no # is 1G1yy22gow5114022. This obviously a major safety issue and is documented on the Corvette website. Car recognizes the problem and sends message saying to turn off, remove key, wait 10 sec.S and restart.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 242003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 53,251 miles
The steering wheel column locked up intermittently. The dealer replaced the ignition switch. The consumer felt that this problem was due to a design flaw and the manufacturer should issue a recall and or fix, free of charge. Scc

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 011999


  • miles
When turning key to start steering wheel will lock. Consumer feels this is not safe because in an emergency situation won't be able get car started.consumer has to have vehicle towed to dealer every time this occurs. This vehicle was excluded from manufacturer's recall due to VIN although it has same exact problem. Ref. In EA02-031

- Gainsville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 242001


  • miles
When attempting to start car, engine would not start and driver information display read "remove key and wait 10 seconds". key was removed, and after 15 seconds, attempts made to restart car. Engine then started, but driver information display read "service steering column lock" at which time I attempted to turn steering wheel and found it would not turn in either direction. Engine then stopped running after about 15 seconds. I attempted to restart car a number of times, but same problems persisted. I removed and checked fuze #23 per Chevrolet repair manual, but fuze was okay. Again attempted to restart car, but same problem was still present (steering wheel was locked and couldn't be turned). Tow truck operator later advised that he had towed five Corvettes with smae apparent problem in last two weeks. Chevrolet delaer subsequently advised that Chevrolet initiated a recall this week, but for 1999 Corvettes (and possibly newer, only). My 1998 is apparently not covered by the recall. This problem would be particularly dangerous if it occurred while the vehicle was moving. Ref. In EA02-031

- Sterling Va, VA, USA

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