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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,867 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 212015


  • miles


I have a complaint about seatbelts in recent (2000) car models. I've ridden in Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford and GMC vehicles and all these vehicles (at least in the front seats) have retractable shoulder harnesses. These harnesses keep retracting when you have them on as you are driving. Since I am only 5 feet tall, the harness chokes me. On most occasions when this happens, I can slide the harness over my head and only be belted in with the seatbelt until I can either pull over safely to fix it or am at a stop light or sign and can fix it. To fix the strangulation of the harness, I have unhook the whole harness and let it totally retract, then pull it out to where I can keep my hand on it so it doesn't keep getting tighter or use a clip to try to keep it from tightening on me. The clips are winged paper clips, so they don't always hold. My issue is that as I'm driving, I'm being strangled by the harnesses in these vehicles. Please, can you start legislation to prevent retractable harnesses or make it that the retraction is controlled by the rider? thank you.

- New Oxford, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 252012


  • 64,600 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the front passenger's side seat belt webbing failed to retract which prevented him from properly locking the seat belt. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 64,600.

- Walford, IA, USA

problem #1

Sep 302001

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
On three separate occasions I have had the fuel gauge read from over a halve of a tank to immediately reading nothing. When I took it to the dealer, the service department stated to me "well it's not a perfect science you know" and proceeded to do nothing to investigate it or repair it. I have also been having problems with the lights in the instrument panel. The mph light is blinking on and off and just the other day the light info bar went completely off and I couldn't read my computer info. I have addressed several times with the dealer about the severe front end vibration when the vehicle reaches speeds of 70mph, but the dealer won't look into it because they say they can;T drive it that fast. What! if the law allows me to go that fast, why can't they? the drives seat belt constantly locks on me not allowing me to look out my side or rear window. In the convertible you really have to stretch to see out that small window in the top, the seat belt does not allow me to and I fight to get it to release. The last thing I want to do it take my seat belt off when I'm driving! please look into these problems. Thank you.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

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