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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,790 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

May 092000

Corvette

  • 33,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving 20 mph, the steering column locked up while making a right turn. She stopped vehicle, got out and had vehicle towed to the dealership. The dealer took out a plate that caused the steering wheel to lock to remedy the issue. Again in 2002, the same issue occurred in 2002 and most recently in 2008. The dealer in 2002 put an ecl relay harness to remedy the issue. The dealer also stated that they repaired the issue according to recall 04V060000. The failure mileage was 33,000 and current mileage was 50,000.

- Perryopolis, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 012003

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the steering column locked which caused the steering wheel not to turn. The consumer was able to start the vehicle and drive it before realizing that the steering wheel could not be turned. The cause of the problem has not been determined.

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #10

Aug 142003

(reported on)

Corvette

  • 37,800 miles
Vehicle experienced the same defect with its electronic lock steering malfunction as stated in the tsb 1D10002157.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #9

Jul 242003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,000 miles

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

While driving 5 mph, the steering wheel locked up. Dealer notified. When the consumer backed out of the driveway, with the steering wheel turned, it locked up completely while fully engaged.

- Three Rivers, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 232003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,000 miles
My 1998 Corvette, manula transmission, was taken to george moore Chevrolet on June 23 for warranty window repair. Upon pick-up, the dealer was unable to release my car due to steering wheel column lock-up, during initial key-in and start-up. Kathleen demeter acknowledges this concern in her letter to jay ehle, dated Feb.5,2003 (nvs-213, EA02-031). Every attempt to fix/address the problem resulted in no fix. GM stats this problem was not under recall. I contend it must be for GM to have found the same error in earlier/later model years. It now is costing me $500 to fix it. Can you assist me?

- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 052003

(reported on)

Corvette

  • miles
While driving, the steering wheel locked up. Did not count in EA02-031 (duplicate of ODI# 10022859)

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #6

Apr 222003

(reported on)

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles

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

After stopping at a stop sign, the consumer was unable to steer the vehicle. ** ref. In EA02-031

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 292002

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Consumer had problems with the steering. Also stated that while driving was involved into a collision which he thinks it was caused do to steering problems. Dealer was not contacted at the time of this called.

- Mendham, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 022002

Corvette

  • miles
While driving consumer noticed that engine check light had come on. After taking vehicle in for a diagnosis, consumer was told that a steering wheel position sensor was needed. Steering sensor uncorrelated malfunctioned/sensor shorted-per invoice. Consumer felt that this was a defect becuase vehicle had low mileage, and knew of others with similar problems. Manufacturer was aware and was willing to split the bill 50/50, but consumer felt if dealer didn't cover all charges then further action will be taken. Cost of total repairs was $1256.36....

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 032001

Corvette

  • miles
When starting vehicle steering would lock up for no reason. Problem would happen after vehicle had been driven for a while and turned off. Ref. In EA02-031

- Puntagorda, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 271999

Corvette

  • miles
Steering lock module shorted out causing steering wheel to lock. Mjs (did not count in numbers for EA02-031; duplicate of ODI# 852313.)

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Corvette

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Steering sensor failed. Nm ref. In EA02-031

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

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