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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,963 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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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 182016

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 22,700 miles


Hello my name is [xxx] I am 64 years old. On Sunday 9/18/2016 while driving my 2006 Corvette with my wife in the passenger seat we nearly had an accident. I was going around 70 when the car all of a sudden brake and pulled to the left. We were both shook up by this. We right away pressed our on-star button. We had them run a diagnostic test. On-star was unable to get a reading on the car. We told on-star that the dash board displayed the following message "service active handling system". as soon as we got home my wife looked up this issues and noticed there was a recall for this problem in 2010 #[xxx]. my car is a 2006 Corvette VIN# [xxx]. I called the dealership that Monday 9/19. The dealership is ancira winton 6111 bandera rd sat 78238. I was informed that the previous owner had brought the car into the dealership to have this recall fixed. So basically I was out of lucky because it had been fixed. Well I say no it has not been fixed I have a picture of what appeared on my dash board which I have attached. My wife then called the NHTSA to file a compliant as to the fact the dealership will not repair this.I have only 22,700 mile on this car. I have not driven it since this incident which can be confirmed by on-star. My wife was given a compliant case # 10908378. She was informed to sign onto as of today we can not locate this complaint. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 182016


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle braked independently and "service active handling system error" illuminated on the message board. The contact had to restart the vehicle in order for it to operate properly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was aware that the previous owner repaired the vehicle per NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000(steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #10

Jul 192016


  • 87,000 miles
My electronic stability control comes on regularly especially when I hit sand in driveway and tire spins which I expect but at other times the warning light comes on without any tire spin or condition that would warrant this. Turning from a stand still is another time the lights will come on without any tire spin. My wife drives this car now and I got a newer one. I am worried about her safety as she is an older lady 62 and if brakes locked up or steering she would not know how to handle the situation.

- Nashville, NC, USA

problem #9

May 122016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. When the engine was started, a "service active handling" message appeared on the instrument panel. The error message was cleared by the contact. While driving at any speed, the brakes activated independently. The vehicle was pulled over. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 10V172000 (steering). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #8

Dec 052015


  • 32,461 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle veered to the left and the right before coming to a halt. In addition, while in park, the gear shifter failed to shift out of park and "service active handling system" displayed across the message board. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,461.

- Speonk, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 092015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the passenger side brake caliper engaged and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The contact mentioned that unknown warning indicators illuminated immediately after the failure occurred. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 062013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Brakes came on car swerved.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #5

Nov 122014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
"service active handling system" and "service vehicle soon" light both came on today. Researched on-line and determined that this is a very dangerous issue, potentially fatal.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 182014


  • 93,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the front brakes seized as the service active handling indicator illuminated. The vehicle spun out of control as the contact turned the steering wheel to the right. The vehicle resumed and functioned normally. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brake control module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,400 and the current mileage was 93,500.

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #3

Nov 212013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
My brakes locked up and I could have been killed.

- Clearlake Oaks, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 092013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Active handling system appeared and my brakes felt different. The car idled differently too. Felt like it was missing a cylinder. I believe this is an ongoing problem and is dangerous.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 072011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Service active handling.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

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