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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 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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2001 Chevrolet Corvette exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 092001

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles


Oil consumption is above normal for a new engine. I have experienced the consumption of more that one quart per 1000 miles. Dealer initially stated that this was normal for a new engine and would improve after a good break-in period. Problem remains. Research has shown that there is an acknowledged problem with excessive oil consumption. Catalytic converter and exhaust pipes show significant black oily residue. Concerned about potential fire from catalytic converter. Also concerned about environmental effects. Chevrolet needs to take positive action to resolve issue.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #4

Dec 182001


  • miles
The vehicle is equipped with 4 catalytic converters which cause excessive heat build up--to the point that the rear under deck storage compartments are useless for storage of any heat sensitive equip. Or material-can't store a laptop in compartment when traveling-or discs or floppys, etc.--the back bumper gets hot enough to distort around both mufflers. Chevrolet maintains that this is normal......the 4 cat system is no longer put on these vehicles, yet Chevrolet refuses upgrade. Cure for warped rear bumper, per Chevrolet is to use a heat gun to heat and straighten warped area"??"

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 152001


  • miles
Temperature in passenger and storage compartments progressively becomes hotter during operation of vehicle. Also, rear bumper assembly is starting to deform due to catalytic converter system producing excessive heat. Dealership will perform no service on vehicle until authorization is given by manufacturer. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 012001


  • miles
Vehicle has excessive oil consumption, and oil contamination of catalytic coverter. Contaminated oil caused vehicle to have high emission due to contaminated catalytic converter. Dealer has yet to be contacted.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 142001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire while parked. Fire started in catalytic converter. Manufacturer has been notified. Manufacturer refuses to accept responsibility for this accident, fire report stated that cause of fire was unintentional and it started on exterior part of vehicle.

- Mccalla, AL, USA

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