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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,149 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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2000 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 172018


  • miles


The ABS light and traction control are non-functioning. Chevrolet dealer advised the problem is the electronic brake control module. Chevrolet discontinued the part and no parts are available. I was advised they can not fix this issue and my car will simply not have ABS or traction control functionality anymore. Hard for me to believe Chevrolet cant be held responsible to provide parts to repair their own cars for a feature such as ABS systems.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #10

Feb 102012


  • 112,000 miles
I constantly get ABS tcs warning lights on the dash board. Diagnosed as a bad ecbm but GM has discontinued the part ! there are no companies that can repair this years (2000) ecbm and no used ones to be found. Neither the ABS or the tcs is functional while lights are on. Dangerous and frustrating. At different speeds and while stationary

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 012016


  • 120,000 miles
Electronic braking control module intermittently fails to function giving the error service traction control system\anti-braking system. No parts are available to repair car. Could cause loss of control while braking or steering car.

- Candler, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 202014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Another recall needs to be done on the 97-2004 C5 Corvette. Many many people also complaining the ABS lights and the traction control warning lights come on by themselves and disable the ABS brakes and the traction control while driving which in the rain or snow is a huge problem. The really hugeissue is you cant even fix it at a shop. The part that goes bad which is the ABS module in front of the engine is no longer made. When GM went on strike, the company that made the ABS/traction module for these cars went bankrupt. So I am driving around with a car with no ABS and no traction control in bad weather that would and will cause an accident. This needs a recall on it as well as the steering column which I already filed a complaint on that also. A car with 55,000 should not be doing things like this. Been happening since I had 42,000 on it and is still doing it now every single day today.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 132014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The ABS and traction control sys. Fail in all of these cars. GM does not provide a fix or replacement part for the 99-2000 ebcm which means I have to drive my car without needed safety features required by the state of va to pass vehicle state inspection. The majority of 99-2000 Corvettes are driving around without ABS and traction control because of lack of support from GM. This is an issue that needs to be resolved.

- Chesterfield , VA, USA

problem #6

Nov 102014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I was driving on a main street this summer at about 40 mph and put on the brakes and they lock up, my car when sideways at 40 mph, very lucky know one was hurt!! went to the dealer to have the car checked out and was told the ebcm was bad and there was no fix for it !!! so now I and I'm sure a lot of others have a very unsafe and dangerous vehicle that Chevrolet seems to have no obligation to supply a repair for. You would think NHTSA would step on and force Chevrolet to resolve this issue, or is it going to take a death to make someone act ?

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 272012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


The traction control and ABS system does dot work because the ABS module has failed and there are no after market repairs or parts.

- Oklahoma City , OK, USA

problem #4

Aug 012013


  • 55,641 miles
Warning light indicator came on for service traction system and service active handling system and will not reset. No replacement parts are available and dealer has no fix for this problem other than to remove the fuses associated with these systems.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #3

May 032013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Computer message: Service active handling. Per GM need part #26058286 steering position sensor which is discontinued for 1999/2000 Corvettes. They still make this part for all other model years including for 1997-98 Corvettes. This could cause the traction control system to apply the brakes and/or perform other functions, when it shouldn't, causing erratic unsafe driving conditions. I am afraid to drive it and cannot sell it as is.

- Dexter, OR, USA

problem #2

Apr 102012


  • 49,000 miles
Warning lights in dash alerted me to the active handling/traction control not working. This is the second failure of the ebtcm module. Called the GM dealer for the module only to find out is it no longer available & there is no alternative or replacement available. I am currently driving the car with the fuse pulled to render the safety braking system inoperative.

- Patterson, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The "service traction control" and "service active handling" messages appeared on my dash each time the traction control or ABS brakes were engaged on my 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. Eventually, the message appeared immediately upon placing the key in the ignition. I had my local shop diagnose the problem. The ABS pump was tested and checked out fine. The Chevrolet manuals said to replace the ebtcm (electrical brake traction control module). I called fred beans Chevrolet and they advised me that GM discontinued the part and no replacement is available. I tried sending the module to private companies for repair, but after two tries and $800 spent, the module was not repairable. I am extremely disappointed that my 11-year old high performance vehicle is without ABS brakes, traction control and active handling (corrects the vehicle in the event of a rear wheel spin). These are extremely important safety features for such a light and powerful car. Many other C5 owners have complained on that they have similar trouble and no recourse.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

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