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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,529 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 brakes problems

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #17

Mar 232021


  • 125,000 miles


The ebcm traction control module, ABS control modules and the steering wheel position sensor for the C5 Corvettes made from 1997 thru 2000 are no longer manufactured by General Motors or licensed to an after market manufacturer for production as an after market replacement. When these modules go bad there is a risk for accidents or death while driving as the ABS system that works in conjunction with these modules will lock up one or more of the brakes causing the driver to swerve into other lanes. This happened to me when my steering wheel position sensor failed. We Corvette owners are forced to drive with the traction control off because we cannot find new replacement ebcm modules, ABS modules of steering wheel position sensors. Our only recourse is to buy a used unit from a totaled 1997 thru 2000 Corvette at high prices and the are also defective at times according to Corvette fprum members. General Motors continues to license after market manufacturers to make replacement ebcm modules, afbs modules and steering wheel position sensors for Corvettes manufactured in 2001 thru 2004 so why can't the license an after market auto part manufacturer to make these sensors for 1997 thru 2000 Corvettes" can the us government force GM to make these parts for the 1997 thru 2000 Corvette due to fact that these parts are vital for the 1997 thru 2000 Corvette to be safe on the road?"

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 222021


  • 102,000 miles
I experienced loss of control by skidding and almost leaving the road toward a dropoff while applying the brake since the ABS, active handling, traction control systems have been malfunctioning at 35mph on a mountain road applying the brake as I was going around a sharp curve I believe the cause of this malfunction of the ABS/ah system is a faulty ebcm which is known by countless members of the Corvette owners community as a safety issue that should have been recalled a long time ago. If I would have known about this issue without an active recall I would not have bought the car. Several times this has happened in varied situations and I cannot rely on these safety features to save my life if something occurs that would send me out of control into another vehicle or over a steep cliff like in the close call I mentioned earlier in this text. GM does not value my life as much as I do and this recall would have bankrupted them shortly after 2000. I'm sure there are hundreds of thousands of wrecked Corvettes and loss of life due to this failure to recall them so they should be able to afford it 20 years later

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #15

Dec 312020


  • 49,000 miles
The ABS tcs system on my 2000 Corvette has malfunctioned. I've been told that this can't be repaired. After researching this seems to be a chronic problem on this vehicle. My Corvette only has 49000 miles on it and this is a serious safety issue involving control of the vehicle during an emergency braking condition, especially on wet roads.

- Mccalla, AL, USA

problem #14

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 #13

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 #12

Jan 172013


  • 187,000 miles
I was leaving to go to work and was idling out of the parking lot to the stop sign before I pulled out onto a very busy and dangerous street. The stop sign was at the bottom of a small hill, so no need for gas because idling and gravity would get me to the stop sign. I had no brakes at all! my brakes were in good condition and not due for any maintenance previous to this event. I rolled right out onto the busy street without the ability to stop. I immediately took the next street off the busy road and crashed into some shrubbery to stop my car. I called aaa and my insurance company and had the car towed to my mechanic. He didn't understand that I literally had no brakes. He almost hit the wall of his repair shop because it wouldn't stop. He emphatically stated that, "no matter what, your mechanical brakes should have worked, even if the ABS was malfunctioning." He took the fuses out and my mechanical brakes started working again. He took a quick look and let me know right away that the ABS module had fried. He said it was a serious safety issue and to take it to the dealership to have them document the problem and take it from there. I had it towed to the bob stall Chevrolet dealership in la mesa, California. They verified that the module was fried but they would not comment on the brake situation. They just kept insisting that they couldn't duplicate the problem and the brakes worked fine when the car came in. They kept my car for about two months and then finally told me that the part that I needed was no longer made and they wouldn't be able to repair my car. I don't understand how that could happen and neither does anyone else that I talk to, but I do have a witness who drove the car right afterwards and who can attest to the fact that I had no brakes at all.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #11

Oct 152014


  • 58,000 miles


I read in the newspaper today that the government is taking action against General Motors for the ignition key problem. I experienced a similar problem with my Corvette. The engine will shut off while in gear and in motion, disabling power steering, brakes and the ability to move the car out of the way. A message "service steering column lock" appears. The car has been recalled for this problem and has been repaired several times. This has been done long after the warranty expired at no cost to me. Last year the problem occurred again in melbourne near the vette doctor Corvette repair shop. The dealer I bought the car from, fischer in titusville was not a Chevrolet dealer anymore. The car was repaired for about $800 and I contacted GM and was told to make a claim at the bob steele dealership in cocoa. The claim was rejected. GM had continued to fix the problem and one time when I was in sarasota I was reimbursed for rental car expenses to get home, this was when the car was seven years old. I would like to get help with my expenses.

- Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

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 #9

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 #8

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 #7

Sep 112014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


The hazard switch is faulty. All of the wiring for the brake and turn signals goes through the hazard switch. Every Corvette forum details the faulty hazard switch. Because of the poor quality of the part, and the poor design of the electrical system, if the hazard switch malfunctions, there are no brake lights, and/or no turn signals or hazard lights. There is no indication that the switch is malfunctioning until another motorist notifies you verbally or by crashing into you, or perhaps if law enforcement pulls you over for it.

- Croydon, PA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Nov 102010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the ABS and traction control indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the bpmv needed to be replaced along with other unknown failures. The manufacturer stated that the part needed for the repair was discontinued. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000. Updated 09/17/14 updated 02/3/2015

- Parma Heights , OH, USA

problem #4

May 222011


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the ABS and traction control warning lights illuminated on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a diagnosis. The mechanic stated the electronic control module needed to be replaced however, the part was discontinued. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 38,000. The VIN was not available.

- S. Lyon, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 242013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
I was leaving my house to go to work and when I got to the busy street, there was complete and total brake failure. I ended up running over a curb and hitting some trees to stop my car. I had aaa tow my car to a mechanic's shop and he tried working on it for about a week to ten days and could not figure out why I had no brakes at all. He said the ABS system seems to be malfunctioning, but it shouldn't leave me without any brakes. He said he thought it was a safety issue and that GM would need to be notified about this and he urged me to send my car to a GM dealership to take care of the issue. I had aaa tow my car to bob stall Chevrolet in la mesa, ca and they verified that the ABS system was fried and that I would need to replace the unit. When I asked if GM would help with the cost of the replacement since it was a safety issue, they said I would have to call GM customer service. I did and they said they wouldn't be able to assist because the dealership was telling them that the car had brakes and worked fine when they got it. Now I am seriously concerned with the safety of my car and the brakes and the fact that if the ABS goes out or fries, that I might possibly not have brakes at all. My car has been at the dealership for almost a month now and they still haven't been able to fix it yet.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152012


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact stated the rear tires disconnected from the vehicle causing the contact to lose control. The contact also stated the traction control and the ABS warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the abcm module and the left front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the abcm module not being available. The approximate failure and current mileage were 12,000.

- Royston , GA, USA

problem #1

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

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