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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,942 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette lights problems

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #37

Sep 022013


  • 108,102 miles


Driving on the freeway in traffic at night, my low beam headlights shut off and my only option was to use my hi beams. People were flashing their bright lights and I was blinding other drivers. The next day the headlights came on, then switched off 5 minutes after driving. For the last few days they have rarely even came on, and when they do, they will turn off quickly. I drive my Corvette every day, and this is very unsafe. A police officer stopped me and gave me a verbal warning last night when my lights switched off and I had to turn my bright lights on right in front of him.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #36

Jul 292013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 93,540 miles
While driving during the evening around 9 pm entering a sharp curve my lights went out and causing the car to dip off the road. The circumstances could have been worse had it be in the opposite direction with oncoming traffic. After researching this issue I can't understand why this isn't a recall. A car's lights turning off in the night how much more dangerous does this need to be? not only is the driver of the vehicle at risk but other motorist as well. Considering the amount of time this has been reported this will certainly have a media storm attached to it if unfortunately it results in an accident.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #35

May 012013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated while driving various speeds, the headlights intermittently failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the fuse box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #34

Aug 042007


  • 28,000 miles


My car started having intermittent low beam outages as I was driving. When I say intermittent, I mean not every time I was driving would the low beams go off. But when they did go off, they stayed off until the next day. Luckily my side lights and high beams continued to work. However, within the last three months, they go out probably 99% of the time. I recently googled this problem and saw where I'm not the only one having this problem with the 2005 Corvette.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #33

Jul 202013


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the headlights failed. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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problem #32

Jul 032013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the fuel system service warning light illuminated when the fuel tank was less than half a tank full. The contact mentioned that the check engine warning light would also illuminate and then the fuel tank gauge would indicate no fuel. In addition, the contact stated that the low beam headlights failed. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 86,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 11/13/13

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #31

Jun 152013


  • 95,460 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that after the vehicle had been started for sometime, the headlights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 95,460.

- Doral, FL, USA

problem #30

May 152013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Low beam headlight stop working after cars engine comes to running temperature. I have spent many weeks looking online and speaking with other owners and the information coming back is consistent. Fuse box under the hood is faulty and will require replacement. No running headlights is a very serious vault in my book and thought I should report the issue. I contacted GM and they were of very little help. I am still trying to work with them in regards to resolving the this matter.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #29

Sep 172012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Both low beam headlights will suddenly turn off during operation. The issue appears to correlate to engine temperature. When the engine is cold and/or first starts the headlights function correctly even in the automatic setting. But, when the engine reaches operating temperature the lights go out and will not come on again until the engine has cooled. Shutting off the engine and restarting does not reset the lights. It has also happened that the lights may be on but after driving the vehicle and stopping the engine the lights will not come back on when restarted. I have taken the car to the van Chevrolet in carrollton Texas and they say they can not correct or even duplicate the issue.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #28

Sep 012012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 91,500 miles
The low beam lights stopped working around September of last year the high beams and fog lamps do work. If the car is not turn on for about two or three weeks the lights do turn on for about 30 minutes max and then shut down with any warning...updated 09/08/15

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #27

Mar 042013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 78,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed on the vehicle. The contact replaced the relay but the failure recurred. The vehicle had not been to the dealer. The failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 84,000....updated 07-24-13 the consumer stated the lights were failing regularly and staying on about 20 minutes, before going out.

- Fort Valley, GA, USA

problem #26

Apr 012013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I read that you are investigating the headlights intermittently going out on 2005-2007 Corvettes. This happened to me 3 times, once while driving on the highway at 10pm at night. That was the last straw and I brought it in to get repair about 4 weeks ago at a Chevrolet dealership. The cost was $680 to repair. Hopefully this gets a recall because it was very dangerous having the lights go out in the middle of driving on the highway. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #25

May 052013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Low beam lights failure after 15 minutes driving at night. Took a bump and the went on again and then off. Lights worked after vehicle was cold. High beam and all other lights work with no problems. It happens every day. I stopped using car at nights.

- Toa Alta, PR, USA

problem #24

Apr 282013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
While driving slowly into the entrance road of my apartment complex, the low beam headlights went out. Other lights continued to work. The dash indicator that lights were working remained on. The lights worked properly on the following day, however, they did not work the day after late. The next day, the low beam lights worked perfectly and have continued to function properly since.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #23

May 042013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 69,170 miles
After traveling approximately 100 miles, we entered the tunnel from the yosemite national park entrance to the valley floor, the headlights failed to come on from the automatic setting even though the headlight icon illuminated on the dash board. After some confusion, the fog lights were turned on. The initial tunnel entrance from full daylight to darkness was problematic for ascertaining the sides of the roadway. High beams were not advisable due to the potential for blinding the oncoming traffic. The automatic systems are strongly safety oriented due to the driver dependence and confidence in the systems. The complete and random failure of the system and resultant failure of both headlights as opposed to a single failure expected of a manual system puts the driver and adjacent travelers in a dangerous and unexpected situation. A second failure was experienced about one week later on exiting from a well light parking area onto an urban roadway. Again the failure was not immediately perceived due to the illumination of the dashboard icon indicating that the lights were illuminated. The lights of the adjacent heavy traffic minimized the ability to perceive the lighting failure but clearly the adjacent drivers perception of the approaching car was affected. Once again, the remedial action was to illuminate the fog lights after cycling the manual control to no effect. The next morning, the system was performing normally. Random failures have a much stronger safety impact due to the unexpected nature of the failure. A trivial investigation on the internet revealed that this failure has been reported both to the NHTSA and the manufacturer, Chevrolet, to no effect. Failure has been attributed to a fuse block. The failure then appears to be a design flaw in the packaging of the fuse block.

- Seal Beach, CA, USA

problem #22

May 022013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 83,300 miles
At approximately 30mph the low beam headlights went out in auto mode. I immediately tried to go to manual mode but they were still out. I pulled over at an auto parts store, checked fuses (all fine) and finally had to resort to using fog lights. The next morning I took it to a repair shop, where they were found to be working fine. They found no issue. About a week later I was driving on the 405 freeway when they went out again. I again used the fog lights. I was parked for about 2 hours and when I got back in the car the low beams worked again. After about 20 minutes of driving, however, they went out again. After using the fogs to get home, the low beams have been working for the past couple of days but I'm sure it will keep happening.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #21

May 102013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
I was driving at night then all of a sudden my low beam headlights both shut off at the same time. My fog lights and high beams still worked. Gladly there was no one around, but this was extremely dangerous. I headed home immediately intermittently putting my high beams on. Someone is going to get injured in the future if this is not addressed by GM.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #20

Nov 152012


  • 85,000 miles
When first starting the car the head light come on, after driving for about 20 min. And the engine gets hot the head lights go out and will not come back on. Dash board stes head lights suggested.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #19

Apr 082013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 41,150 miles
Low beam lights stop working while driving, leaving only the parking lights on unless you have the high beams on. Low beams will come back on briefly after turning the engine off & locking the car. Then pushing the unlock button on the fob will cause the low beams to work but only until the timer expires no matter if the switch is in auto or on position. This proves the bulbs are still functional & it has an electronic defect.

- Winnfield, LA, USA

problem #18

Mar 042013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 24,965 miles
Turn signal indicator began flashing rapidly to indicate the turn signal was not working properly. The front turn signal was not working. The turn signal bulb melted the internal socket so the internal harness system needs to be replaced. Chevrolet needs to issue a recall to change the specifications used for the turn signal light bulb so they do not melt and ruin the system.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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