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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,592 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette lights problems

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #39

Apr 042014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


My low beam headlights stopped working driving home at night very dangerious the next morning they worked for a while. Later that day they were not working couldnt drive home after work.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #38

Mar 132014


  • 71,302 miles
While driving home from work, the lights on the car went out. After pulling off the road to a service station, I notice all the light were working except for the drive light. After attempting to turn the light on and off, checking the fuses and finding out the high beam were working. I drove home with high beams. The next day I took it to a repair shop and they said the light were working. Then that evening, again the low beam when out while driving, I realized that they work for about 30 to 45 minutes before the cut out every time. I took it back to the repair shop and spoke with them. They have said that this is on going issue and the dealership is aware of. For they keep fuse boxes for Corvettes in stock, making a comment that they don't keep fuse boxes in stock for his truck. I have check out a few forum and found out that his has been a consistent issues for this model of Corvettes. This is a very serious safety issue, as you depend on the dependability of having lights while driving. If someone is unprepared when this happens, there could be a serious accident that can cause serious injury or death. I believe that it is a responsibility of individuals to ensure that the vehicle is safe and it is the responsibility when there a multiple related issues about the same complaint. The manufacture is responsible for ensuring that the product a safe and reliable product for the consumer. Again, this need to be address before something seriously happens to someone, if it hasn't already happen..updated 05-09-14.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #37

Apr 062014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 85,500 miles
After driving home approximately 30 miles from work with the low beam headlights working, they quit working after parking for a few minutes then returning to the vehicle to drive. All other lamps work including high beams fog lights and parking lamps. The low beams will not turn on with the control switch turned on or on the auto on setting.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #36

Apr 022014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 49,878 miles


While driving early morning low beam headlamps suddenly turned off without warning. I still had high beams, but blinded oncoming drivers. After pulling off road, cycling ignition and headlamp switch low beams still inoperable. Searching NHTSA website lists potential problem with engine bay fuse box. Could have caused a serious accident.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #35

Mar 042014


  • 105,000 miles
Low beam headlights went out without notice and would not come on. Was driving at the time the went out. I made it home using high beams. Low beams came back on the next morning but after my testing the would go out after apx 15 minutes and would not come back on for hours.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

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problem #34

Feb 262014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
Low beams suddenly went out while driving at night..almost causing a crash when I was unaware that they were out and another vehicle was marking left hand turn and did not see me...

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #33

Dec 142013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


While driving at night my low beams suddenly go out leaving the road in darkness. This has happened on several occasions. I am told the under hood fuse box is defective. This seems to be a problem on many 2006 Corvettes. GM should issue a recall.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #32

Sep 112013


  • 63,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the head lights failed. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,500. The VIN was unavailable.

- Astonia, NC, USA

problem #31

Dec 072013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 73,750 miles
I was driving my 2006 Corvette at night and all of the sudden my headlights turned off, I was surprised and confused but was able to turn my high beams on, I pulled over and tested all the lights, only the low beams did not work, from there I used the fog lights instead of the high beams so not to blind other drivers and got home. I live in a Suburban area of my county where there isn't much street lighting, when this happened it was very scary, luckily I didn't crash into anyone or anything. The next night I tested the lights and they came on fine, but after driving about 20-25 minutes they shut off again, used the fog lights so I could see some of the road, but visibility is low. I work at night so now I just turn the fog lights on when I start the car so when the low beams turn off I'll have some type of light. The low beams turn off every time I use the car, about 20-25 minutes into driving the car. The only night this didn't happen was when the weather was cool, I live in South Florida but one night in the middle of December, the outside temperature was 59 degrees Fahrenheit, I was able to drive the car about 45 minutes without the low beams turning off. I've read some cases that say the low beams turn off because of something in the fuse box overheating, I'm assuming this is why they worked on a cold night. Thanks in advance.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #30

Sep 162013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 63,281 miles
Low beam headlights do not go on at night. (in the dark)

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

problem #29

Dec 172013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


My low beams turned off when I was driving.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #28

Dec 022013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 61,900 miles
Low beam headlights just turn off by themselves and would not turn back on.

- Yorba Linda , CA, USA

problem #27

Nov 012013


  • 83,280 miles
Low beam headlights intermittently fail to illuminate. Attempting to toggle between the available positions on the headlight stalk will not cause the lights to turn on. Dash indicates that lights are on, but they are not. This is unsafe at any speed, but terrifying on the freeway at 70 mph.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #26

Oct 062013


  • 46,000 miles
The low beam headlights do not come on and if you are somewhere after dark, you are forced to drive with high beams only which is distracting and dangerous to other drivers. I am taking the car in to the Chevrolet dealership armed with information on this issue with the Corvette low beam lights and that there are numerous complaints to the NHTSA and the problem is under review. There is additional information on sites like Corvette forum.

- Encinitas, , CA, USA

problem #25

Sep 182013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 73,800 miles
The headlights of the car turn off after a period of time. The high beam has no issue but the low beam turns off. I have to not use the car for a period of time after which the low beam starts working again. This is on and off and I continue to have this problem. Most of the time if the car has been sitting idle they work for a short period of time and then they stop working. The lights turn back on if I stop using the car for a few hours.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #24

Oct 072013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 65,900 miles
One evening I noticed my low beam head headlamps were not working. Fortunately, the high beams and fog lights did work. The next morning the lights did work until the car warmed up. That evening, again I had no lo beam headlamps. I searched the internet and found other Corvette owners were having this same problem. This pattern continued for about a week until I was able to stop by the dealership. The car was diagnosed and the internal fuse block had to be replaced. My service technician said this is the second Corvette he has recently seen with this problem. My incident did not result in an accident. However, losing headlamps is dangerous and if other owners are having the same issue, I hope Chevrolet will issue a recall.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #23

Sep 192013


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated while driving 45 mph at the night the low beam headlights malfunctioned and decreased the contacts vision. The contact had to engage the high-beam headlights in order to reach his destination. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for a diagnostic test. The dealer stated that the wires were connected to the headlight switch were loose and needed to be replaced. The dealer replaced the headlight wires. The contact stated the repair did not remedy the failure. The contact stated the low beam headlights malfunctioned after it was repaired. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer who stated the fuse box caused the low beam headlights to malfunction. The dealer replaced the fuse box. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Carlton, TX, USA

problem #22

Sep 102013


  • 83,433 miles
Headlights low beam failed causing me to not see standing water and car hydro planed causing it to hit a concrete barrier wall, lights has been going on and off, I just thought after a dealer visit that they would be fixed,

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #21

Jul 162013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 78,221 miles
Driving on the freeway, my low beam driving headlights will simply turn off and I would have to resort to the high beams to continue driving. At other times, the headlights will work and after arriving at my destination, I would turn the engine off and upon my return the low beam driving headlights will not turn on. This has been a daily occurrence since the first incident. I read in one of the car magazines that the NHTSA was in the process of approving a recall for the incident so I felt it was best to register my complaint in order to maintain the integrity of the data being collected by the Agency.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #20

Aug 182013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
I was driving to work at around 8:45 pm and while driving through windy roads my head lights simultaneously turned off which caused me to drive straight into a K-rail, being that there were no street lights so it was pitch black out.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

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