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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,011 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 072012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 51,400 miles


Right front tire went flat several times. Wheels are the standard 5 spoke polished oem (factory) wheels. Leak testing indicated hairline crack approximately 3/8" in length on external surface near where spoke radiates from main wheel ring towards center of wheel. In other words, where the spoke is on the wheel. Dealer determined that wheel was defective and I paid for new, replacement wheel. After much research, wheel defects and cracks are prevalent in the 2000 - 2004 C5 Corvette models. Some cracks are detected as the tire begins to leak air and the TPMS alerts driver. Other cracks are visible to the naked eye when washing and detailing is performed. Every internet post about wheels state that the wheels are not damaged due to potholes or hitting curbs or other obstacles. Other than local Chevrolet dealer, I am the only driver and there have been no impacts or other external damage to the wheels. Some report failure after replacement of the zero pressure or run flat or emt tires. Others have had three sets of tires mounted. In my case, I had new tires installed approximately 2000 miles ago. I had a set installed approximately 35,000 and had no issues. Wheel crack may be superficial. Chevrolet/GM does not provide extended warranty. No information as to whether the wheels are impregnated with a sealer to prevent air loss due to minute porosity in the casting. This is a major concern and the incidents are becoming more common place based on internet research.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 092011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 7,633 miles
Rear factory speedline chrome 5 spoke wheel cracked at the joint of spoke and outer rim causing total loss of air. Car was sitting in the walmart parking lot and when returning from store noticed flat tire. Attendant from oil & lube center came out and inspected tire and rim and determined crack in rim when he sprayed soapy solution on tire thinking there was a nail or foreign object causing the leak. I have asked several other vette owners in the area and they say they all either experienced this or know of someone that had the same problem with Corvette factory rims. This is a very dangerous situation for many reasons as C5 vettes have no provision for spare tires and at highway speed such catastrophic failure could prove injurious or fatal.

- Braceville, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012005

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,000 miles
The driver's front wheel on my 2000 Chevrolet coupe developed a crack in one of the spokes between the hub and the rim. The wheel started making a pulsing squeaking noise as I went through right-handed turns. Upon closer inspection, the crack seemed to go all the way through the spoke. I called city Chevrolet in charlotte and they told me the car was out of warranty and it would not be covered. I bought a used oem 2000 style wheel from a fellow Corvette owner. In the meantime, a second spoke on the same wheel also cracked in half.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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