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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,714 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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1998 Chevrolet Corvette engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 062017

Corvette

  • 106,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. While at a complete stop, the accelerator pedal depressed independently and the traction control indicator illuminated. In addition, all the instrument panel indicators illuminated. The contact depressed the brake pedal, lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into a tree. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact was injured and received medical attention for torn muscles in his neck, on the left side of the head three inches above the ear, one rib on the left side was fractured, and torn muscles in the lower back. The vehicle was towed home. The failure mileage was 106,000.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 142003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
Unintended acceleration: While stopped in traffic with my foot on the brake, the car revved up until I turned off the ignition.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #5

Oct 062002

Corvette

  • miles
Car accelerated unexpectedly casuing loss of control and crash. Also had this problem with a 1999 Cadillac.

- Moreland Hills, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 162000

Corvette

  • miles

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

While driving at 30 mph engine stalled. Took to dealer who indicated that solenoid: Valve: Switch: Bracket: Throttle had to be replaced at consumers expense., dealer replaced the throttle angle control module

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
Cruise control.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 221998

Corvette

  • miles
Tac module/throttle actuator control failed. Mjs throttle actuator control/tac module failed. Mjs

- Santa Moni, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 011997

Corvette

  • miles
Cruise control and panel electronic mesage center failed.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

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