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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
30,704 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette electrical problems

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #18

Jul 012006


  • miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering); however, the oem replacement part failed. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer (rick hendrick city Chevrolet, 5101 E independence blvd, charlotte, nc 28212, (980) 242-5621) within months due to the ignition locking and the security alarm randomly activating, which caused the vehicle to completely shut down. The vehicle was towed to a second dealer (fred caldwell Chevrolet, 974 bethel St, clover, SC 29710, 1-888-692-6546 and 1-803-222-4581). The manufacturer was contacted several times over the years and was aware that various fifth edition vehicles were affected. The manufacturer had not developed a newly designed oem part and expected the contact to have the part replaced a third time. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA action numbers: EA02031 (steering) and PE02054 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was not available.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #17

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 #16

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 #15

Mar 032014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles


2000 Chevrolet Corvette. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle ignition problems. The consumer stated after the vehicle was purchased new in 2000, he had numerous problems with the ignition switch, on a random basis, but were not constant. On occasion, it would not start when the key was turned, and he would have to keep trying, until it did start. Sometimes it would shut off on its own. The vehicle was taken to 3 different dealers, who said the could not help him unless the vehicle exhibited the problem, while in the shop. It wasn't until 3 years ago, when the ignition switch, became a regular problem, with starting and stopping and causing the steering wheel to lock up. There were times, when the engine would not shut off, after the key was removed. He disconnected the battery, hoping that resolve it, but it did not. There were times when the vehicle would shut off, while driving.

- Hamilton, VA, USA

problem #14

Dec 142011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 52,600 miles
After the car was started and I began to drive, it would shut off the motor and lock the steering wheel. All the lights would work fine, but the steering wheel locked until I came to a stop and would turn off the motor and restart the engine. It was very scary because I could not pull over to the side of the road and restart the motor. I would have to stop in the middle of the road and start it. When I took the car into the dealer they said it was the key and key fob that was pulling the key out of the ignition and had to replace the entire key switch. This cost me $341.28. I asked about any recalls or other people having the same problem and the reported to me that it is a common occurrence in the Corvette. Sounds like what was and is going on now and I think I should be paid back the money I spent by GM.

- Cape Coral , FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 122012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
Unable to unlock steering column after starting engine despite repeated attempts. Intermittently recurring problem. "service steering column lock" fault message appears in vehicle instrument panel display.

- Whitehouse, OH, USA

problem #12

Mar 192011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,500 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated unless the turn signals are being used, it is impossible for an operator to know when they are operable. The intermittent failure of the turn signals and hazards has been occurring for a few years. The frequency of the failures has increased and the failure duration has lengthened. Initially, the failure lasted for only a few seconds. The solution the contact discovered was to punch the hazard lights button a couple of times and this would somehow cause the turn signals to start operating. The problem was due to age and wear as well as bad parts. The headlights, window motors and driver's seat motor have all been replaced. The failure mileage was approximately 82,500. Updated 5/24/11 updated 06/13/11

- Austin`, TX, USA

problem #11

Jun 092009


  • 104,702 miles
Column lock on 200 Corvette failed, immobilizing vehicle. This device was subject to several prior recalls, but the replacement's design is still defective. Chevrolet dealer said that the recall has expired, so I had to pay for tow, parts/labor, and time off work. This amounts to nearly $1000. Since this is a safety-related design flaw, the recall should be reinstituted and I should be compensated.

- Davidsonville, MD, USA

problem #10

Aug 012007

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
In August 07 my 2000 Corvette coupe ebcm failed. The car has only 40,000 miles on it & is only driven on weekends. I am a mechanic by trade. I removed the module & had it rebuilt for $200 since GM quoted me $1300 for a new one. The repairs I made fixed the problem. *updated 12/12/07 the consumer stated the traction control, active handling and ABS light illuminated. Updated 12/12/07

- Patterson, LA, USA

problem #9

Jul 042006

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Turn signals and hazard lights do not work all the time. When hot they do not work at all.

- Blue Grass, IA, USA

problem #8

Oct 312005

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. He stated that he parked, went into the grocery store, and when he came back out turned the vehicle on and the steering column would not unlock. He was told that there was recall 04V060000 on this type of vehicle. But the recall did not include his vehicle. The dealership told him that after doing the diagnostic test it was evident that it had nothing to do with driver's error. It may have been an electrical failure. The recall stated that it could lock up while driving. The dealership told him now that this vehicle was no longer under warranty. The contact will have to pay for the repairs to be done.

- Coronado , CA, USA

problem #7

May 102002

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
1. fuel gauge drops to empty when I have around 1/2 a tank, low fuel light comes on. Have to put gas in to make light go out. I have to use odometer to keep track of how fuel I have used and how far can I go, because this will happen at any time. This happens all the time, every time. 2. turn signals quit working at any time they please. I have to put the 4-ways on for about 5 seconds and then off to make the signals work again.

- Duvall, WA, USA

problem #6

Sep 092004

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,300 miles
Eratic fuel readings, right rear tire sensor keeps going out this was replaced once already. Engine has knocking noise injectors were cleaned did not help. Wind noise from left window. Front right headlamp motor stopped working had to replace. Hud goes out on hot days. Car has on 2 occassions has stopped accelerating car has to be cut off and restarted to solve problem. This vehicle has had many problems mainly electrical.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 302004


  • Manual transmission
  • 33,000 miles
Electronic module for the automatic door locks failed. Consumer was concerned that he or other occupants would be trapped if doors failed again. The vehicle's battery failed. When the battery was recharged it caused the power locks on the on the left side of the vehicle to fail.

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

May 282004


  • 40,000 miles
While backing out steering locked. Vehicle screen indicator read pull key and wait ten seconds. Dealer stated electrical switch needed to be replaced.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 212003

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 5 mph the steering wheel without any warning locked up. Dealer notified. The radio quit, directional switch, power doors/switch, and the door unlatched while the vehicle was in motion and while parked.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 282000

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 14,576 miles
The vehicle stalled on the freeway. There was negative battery terminal and the cable shorted. The engine over heated while driving due to the cooling hose had blown. On another occasion the engine lost power while driving due to fuel injectors, blown exhaust valves, and the push rod was bent. Mr scc

- Solana Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 312003

(reported on)


  • miles
The convertible top squealed, the driver side door exterior door handle had come loose, the right front turn signal had gone out, the vehicle excessively used oil, the vehicle had a recall on the steering ignition lock, ultimately the steering locked and the engine shut down while being backed out of the driveway, the gas guage malfunctioned, the traction control light had come on, the vehicle stalled, and the battery leaked acid. The consumer requested to be compensated for the inconvenience. Scc ref. In EA02-031

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

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