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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,938 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 #8

Oct 182013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 5,200 miles


While driving in a straight line at approximately 65 mph, the traction control system strongly applied the left front brake. The application of brake was sudden and very strong, nearly causing a loss of control.

- Gardnerville, NV, USA

problem #7

May 022012


  • 35,000 miles
Approximately one year ago, my 2006 Corvette started showing three messages: Service active handling/service traction control/service ABS. I was going to have the dealer take a look at the vehicle, but then the messages went away. They would come on and off, but it was not a very frequent occurrence. Yesterday, 07/28/2013, not only did the messages appear, but my ABS kicked in while going around a corner and I almost lost control of my vehicle. I shut down the vehicle and restarted it, but all three messages came back on within 30 seconds of driving it. I no longer feel safe driving my 2006 Corvette with only 40,000 miles on it.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 302011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 95,500 miles
My active handling comes on for no apparent reason in my Corvette causing immediate uncontrollable braking. It results in swerving and dangerous conditions.

- Manchester, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 052011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


When driving the service active handling system warning light appears on the dash. I have had the original recall fix performed on my car (orange/red clip) and had the steering wheel positioning sensor replaced. The problem is now back again.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #4

Jan 142011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I purchased a 2006 Corvette in June of 2010. Since then I have had various electrical problems including, high and low tire pressure warnings, flat tire warning (tires were fine), service active handling system (has happened twice while driving, front tires locked up.. almost got rear ended. I was sitting at a light, when to turn left and front tires locked up. Pushed the clutch in several times but tires still locked up. Turned off the active handling.. chose comp drive mode, problem went away. Several times lately the push button start does not start the engine, everything else comes on but nothing from the engine. Change to a different gear, push clutch back in, nothing.. after several attempts, it finally 'catches" and starts. The tires have locked up twice since June of 2010. The push button start began malfunctioning on a daily bases about 3 weeks ago. I do not wish to fly off the highway into a ditch before this can be fixed. (active handling).

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 152009


  • 31,300 miles
I own a 2006 Chevy Corvette. I first got the service active handling light when I bought my car used at 31K mi. I took it in for service and the dealer fixed the issue by putting the plastic clip in the swps plug, as listed in the tsb. Approx 10 months later the service active handling came back on. It comes on sometimes and not others. Fortunately none of my wheels have locked up but I am worried for my safety and my families safety. Of course my car is out of warranty( 900 miles out) and I have to pay to solve this problem on my own dollar and worry that the wheels could lock up.

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 192010


  • 35,500 miles
2006 Corvette coupe- front left tire locked up @ 35 mph. The recall clip had already been installed before I purchased the car. The tech at the local GM dealer called GM.and was told to replace the steering wheel position sensor.

- Palmyra, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 102009


  • 30,000 miles
About 3 months ago my 2006 Corvette's dic said please service the traction control system and the traction control off indication light came on. Later that day I went to take the car to be serviced. On the way the check engine light came on but the other lights had gone away. At the dealership it was plugged up to a computer I was told it said there was a leak from the gas cap, which doesn't close properly at times. I was also told the computer said nothing about the traction control system and just to watch it and come back another time if I kept having problems with it. The warning message or light didn't come on again for about 4-5 weeks. When it did I was driving the car and after hitting a bump the light and warning came on. When the car was turn off and restarted it would go away. I had not been driving it often because I had another car. The past week I had to drive it every day to work due to it now being my only car. The light and warning now comes on almost every time it is driven. The car is telling me the traction control system is off, but when you are driving it sometimes pulls the car to the left without me moving the wheel. When this happens the break makes a grinding noise and if you place your foot on top of the break it feels as though it is being pumping up and down. Two times now while driving down the interstate to work the car has pulled itself off the road causing me to almost wreck and causing others wreck behind me. I have set up an appointment for tomorrow 11/17/2009 before going to work but was told they are unsure (even though this is major and I have an extended warranty) if they will have a rental car so I can go to work. If they don't I will be force to drive my car until they do and I can get off work. I can't lose my professional job over transportation. This really upsets me because I have no other choice of transportation and it puts not only me but others at risk because this car with 33,000 miles is faulting.

- Mayflower, AR, USA

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