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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,687 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette steering problems

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #56

Sep 112019

Corvette

  • miles

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

The steering column of my car locked and I had to tow the car to the nearest dealership. I know there was a recall for this problem in 2004. The recall was never fixed on my car. The dealership claims that there a 0 open recalls on my car and wants to charge me $1500 for the repair. I am the first and only owner of the car and am very sure that the recall was not fixed because I've never taken the car to any dealership for any reason. I asked for records of the repair and was told that they don't have records. Please help!!!!!

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #55

Jul 302019

Corvette

  • 57,500 miles
My 2000 Chevrolet Corvette has approximately 57,500 original miles on it.recall # 04006 was completed on my vehicle by dealer code 20385 back in 2004. I did see they released recall #'s 04006B and 04006C as well. I started my car on 7/30/2019 and I was sitting in the garage when I saw the "steering column lock" message on the dasboard. The car was started and now the steering wheel is locked and can not be turned. I reached out to two local san diego Chevrolet dealerships; bob stall Chevrolet and jimmie johnson Chevrolet, corporate GM, corporate Chevrolet and the ntsb. They all told me the recall was completed and there is nothing they can do, they said I will have to repair the issue. This is unsatisfactory! I could have taken the car out for a drive and had the steering wheel lock up as im driving. Doing research online and reading the recall bulliten is it possible the repair was not done properly? I dont know, I did not own the car when the recall was performed. I was given a case # of [xxx] when I called 1-800=630-2438. Please see the attached pictures. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #54

Jul 012006

Corvette

  • 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 #53

Aug 152018

Corvette

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. Months after the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering), the steering wheel seized, the vehicle stalled, and an error message indicated to remove the key. The vehicle was able to restart and was towed to parks Chevrolet (103 robert smalls pkwy, beaufort, SC 29906, (843) 525-4100) where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel security system was defective. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was towed to fred caldwell Chevrolet (974 bethel St, clover, SC 29710, (803) 810-0089) where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel security system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage and VIN were not provided.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #52

Sep 202017

Corvette

  • 120,000 miles
Steering column locked and wont unlock even with engine running and in gear first car wouldnt stay running. Figured out it was the steering column lock. Disconnected battery and after hooking battery back up the engine would stay running but when you turn it off would get the message steering column lock service remove key and wait 5 minutes. I installed a lmc 5 from compliance parts which is a bypass but still cant get steering wheel unlocked. Had to have it towed home.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #51

Sep 172017

Corvette

  • 120,000 miles
Takata recall - steering column lock issue

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #50

Jun 292017

Corvette

  • 1 miles

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

Steering column locked and will not unlock. Car cannot be driven and cuts off. Vehicle was parked in the driveway when trying to turn the key and unlock the steering wheel.

- Stow, OH, USA

problem #49

May 152017

Corvette

  • 30,500 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. Shortly after the contact placed the key into the ignition and started the vehicle, the steering wheel locked and prevented the vehicle from being driven. The contact had to try different keys in order for the steering wheel to unlock. The failure occurred intermittently. The contact took the vehicle to the brenegens arnold Chevrolet dealer who informed the contact that the vehicle was previously included in a recall for the steering column lock anti-theft device, which needed to be deactivated in order to prevent the failure from occurring. The failure recurred and the vehicle was not repaired again. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that, due to the recall repair being performed once, they were not able to provide the repair again for free. The recall details were not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 30,500.

- Holmen, WI, USA

problem #48

Apr 012017

Corvette

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the steering column locked more than twice and the key had to be maneuvered back and forth to be removed each time the failure happened. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering), although the failure was identical. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Pelham, AL, USA

problem #47

May 052017

Corvette

  • miles
In 2002 my Corvette was taken to a well known dealership for repair of the locked steering column (per a recall notice). The steering column has locked again. I only drive the car on occasion. When taken to the dealership in 20002, I had 14,901 miles at present, I have 17,000+ miles. Is it possible to have the locked steering column repaired again free of cost. I have a copy of the paper-work for the repair. It is a bit faded after all these years. You can, however, make out information on the recall with a corresponding recall no. Of 01044. The vehicle was stationary at the time of discovering that the steering column was locke once again.

- Woodstock, MD, USA

problem #46

May 032016

Corvette

  • 28,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving various low speeds, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic column system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 28,000.

- Umatilla, FL, USA

problem #45

Feb 212016

Corvette

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the vehicle and the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering harness kit and column lock would need to be replaced. In 2004, the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- West Columbia, SC, USA

problem #44

Jun 152015

Corvette

  • 82,536 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. When the ignition was in the on position, the steering column locked and the steering wheel failed to move. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,536.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #43

Oct 152014

Corvette

  • 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 #42

May 222015

Corvette

  • 79,524 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle from a parking space, the steering column lock warning light illuminated. The contact was only able to move the vehicle back and forth less than 15 to 20 feet. The front wheels were spinning and the steering wheel seized to the left. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel harness, the relay needed to be replaced. In addition, a harness plate kit and a small lock needed to be installed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering) and NHTSA action number: EA02031 (steering). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,524.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #41

Jul 032015

Corvette

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. While starting the ignition, the steering wheel seized and a warning light illuminated. In addition, the steering unlocked. The failure recurred on a separate occasion; however, the steering failed to unlock. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel motor would need to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #40

Jun 262015

Corvette

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously serviced under a recall for a steering failure that replaced the relay harness and electronic column lock. The vehicle was then serviced under another recall for steering failure and the vehicle was reprogrammed. When the contact started the vehicle, the display read "remove key and wait ten seconds". the contact restarted the vehicle and the display then read "service steering column locked". the steering wheel seized and failed to move. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was repaired. The NHTSA campaign numbers and failure mileage were unavailable.

- Pennsylvania, OH, USA

problem #39

Jul 162007

Corvette

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel seized. The dealer diagnosed that the ecl system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the part not being available. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was at the dealer for approximately one month awaiting the repair part. The contact was informed that the vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Rocky Point, NY, USA

problem #38

Jun 042015

Corvette

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the service column lock, pull key wait ten second warning message displayed on the message board. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or paired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering). The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Issaquah , WA, USA

problem #37

Apr 242015

Corvette

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the steering column lock failed. The failure prevented the contact from steering the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for NHTSA campaign number: 04V060000 (steering) and had the steering column lock replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Powder Springs , GA, USA

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