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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,200 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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2005 Chevrolet Corvette steering problems

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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 162014


  • 14,200 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving 35 mph, the front driver side brake intermittently seized and pulled the vehicle to the left. The contact mentioned that an unknown warning sensor illuminated. The dealer stated that a stare within the steering column needed to be installed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 14,200.

- Prestonsburg , KY, USA

problem #5

Aug 022011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V172000 (steering:column). The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired August 2, 2010. The contact believed that the dealer provided an incorrect repair service and caused the a recent steering wheel failure. The failure was not present before the recall repairs were performed on the vehicle. The current mileage was 43,000. The failure mileage was 37,000...updated 09/04/12 the consumer stated the recall was performed improperly. Updated 09/05/12

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 042010


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the active handling system was using power from the engine abnormally. The contact would have to shut off and restart the vehicle repeatedly before the vehicle would operate as normal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where repairs were made under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V172000 (steering: Column) in which the dealer made repairs to the steering column clip but the repair did not correct the failure. The contact stated that after repairs, the vehicle would not respond to the contacts attempts to accelerate. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who advised that they only repaired the clip which did not affect the active handling system. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the dealer only repaired what the recall stated and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Mary Esther, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 132007

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 26,000 miles


02/13/2007 2005 Corvette car was completely dead. Would not start or lock. Left us stranded after dinner. Car was towed to home that night and towed to dealer on 02/14/07. 02/14/2007 invoice# cvcs117440 #1 customer states vehicle will not start - battery leaking acid, necessary to replace battery, clean acid spill. Clean cables - check alt 145 amp output diodes good the consumer stated she was in an accident as well as her son and on both occasions, when the brakes were applied, it felt as if the brakes locked up. Also. The service active handling system light illuminated. The dealer had to rework the connection to secure and prevent the tilt telescope steering wheel from pulling the vehicle to the right. Updated IVOQ 10/08/10

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 272010

(reported on)

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Corvette C6. Consumer writes regarding active handling system/ electric stability control the consumer stated no matter what he does to turn the electronic stability control off or leaving it on, he is endangering his life and others while driving. The consumer stated he was driving on dry pavement with the ESC on and the vehicle downshifted while accelerating and the rear tires would spin.

- Great Falls, MT, USA

problem #1

Jul 282010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
Letter regarding problems she still having with 2005 Chevrolet Corvette, which was involved in GM safety recall 10118; she still has a rental and has been unable to speak with anyone to resolve the issue the consumer stated the dealer told her the problem had been corrected regarding the recall. However, while driving on the highway between 40- 50 mph, the brakes locked up and the steering wheel pulled out of her hands and the vehicle drifted into another lane. The consumer returned to vehicle back to the dealer for the same reason it was recalled for.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

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