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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,959 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Corvette brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Dec 292013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 70,985 miles


Service active handling light came on the dash and brakes lights were stuck on and after a while they stopped turning on, which almost caused a truck to crash into my car on the highway, the braking system still worked however the lights are erratic, which also caused the car to be stuck in park every time I turn it on now.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #6

Dec 072006


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, he noticed that the service handling system and brake warning indicators illuminated continuously. In addition, the brakes engaged independently for several seconds. The failure recurred sporadically. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The brake sensor switch was replaced three times. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Plantation , FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 182013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 60,004 miles
Went out to drive my 2005 Corvette, turned into an office park to turn around and the front brake(s) applied on their own and the engine reduced power.I also heard some "grinding" which I believe were the brakes engaging, felt like I was driving thru "molasses".this is a known issue--NHTSA action number either PE08056 or EA09-002.I had the message "service active handling" on my dash before but no brake locking..very un-nerving.I shut the car down and turned off the traction control and it resolved for now.I will be contacting Chevrolet for recall considerations and hopefully some resolution.thank god for "Corvette forums" or I wouldn't of known about this.-thankyou. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #4

May 012010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles


On May 2010 I received a safety recall notice #10118 for my 2005 Chevy Corvette, that there was a problem with the active handling system. I brought it to the Chevy dealer and they put a plastic clip on a wire connection. Recently the service active in may ohandling system light will appear and the brakes will apply by themselves and the car does a involuntary nose dive. I shut the car off and it might not happen again for 2 more weeks or so. I contacted Chevy with my problem and spoke to [xxx] @ 866-790-5600 [xxx] he told me they needed to take the car to ed morse Chevrolet and have it checked out at my expense. They were only responsible to fix this problem one time! I told [xxx] that it was not fixed properly the first time and brought to Chevy ed morse sawgrass (954-514-3440) as the dealer requested. When I got there as per the appointment all they did was trying to sell me a new Corvette! please help...I don't feel safe to drive my car like this, and at this point I don't really know what to do anymore... [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 122012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
During freeway travel the vehicles "service active handling" message appeared and the vehicle brakes seized and pulled to the left causing me to almost hit a concrete barrier. The dealership claims that the recall was performed but the car still has this very dangerous condition.

- Eagle River, AK, USA

problem #2

Apr 212012


  • 41,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that he was driving 65 mph before returning home. Upon returning home and exiting the vehicle, the contact smelled a burning odor coming from the brakes. The contact examined the brakes and noticed that they were seized. The sasc warning lights then began to illuminate. The vehicle was not driveable and could not be towed to the dealer. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 41,000. Sm. duplicate to 10459095 *smch

- Bow, NH, USA

problem #1

Apr 222012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 41,130 miles
Service stability control system llights came on and off multiple times, when I got home the brakes were completely locked up. I have rebuilt the braking system, calipers, rotors and pads and re bled the system and cannot move the car. Keep getting message to servivce the system. The local dealer just recently put a clip inside the steering wheel under a GM callback. *duplicate to 10459099*smch

- Bow, NH, USA

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