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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette lights problems

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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #19

Aug 012013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 106,000 miles


Some times the low beam comes on some tomes it doesn't just started to happen a mth ago. Also active handling still gives problem from prior recall goin in again.

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 272013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Started car one night back in July and noticed low beam headlights did not work, drove with high beams on. Over several weeks noticed they only worked intermittently. After several visits to dealer, about 12 hours of diagnosing, it was determined it was the fuse box and that it was likely over heating. I paid a total of $886.83 (parts & labor) for repair.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #17

Apr 182013


  • 120,000 miles
Headlights suddenly cut off at night while driving.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #16

Jul 012013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


Was driving on the highway when my driving lights stopped working without warning, could have lead to an accident. I then tried my high beams and those worked so I continued driving with my high beams only to get my self home.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #15

Dec 012011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
I have the same problem you are investigating when the car warms up I have no low beam headlamps.

- Phila., PA, USA

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problem #14

Jul 052012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
Low beam headlights would not turn off in 2012. Even with the key off the low beams would not turn off. Replaced the fuse box. In May 2013 low beam headlights turned off while driving and would come back on later. Drove with high beams to get the vehicle home. Fuse box including low beam relay gets very hot.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #13

May 012012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Low beam operation is intermittent, has been occurring for some time over the past years, never resolved cause as low beams always worked when vehicle was at dealership, did not relate to car being hot or cold.

- Seymour, TN, USA

problem #12

May 122013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 69,900 miles
It was Sunday night and as I was driving home a car flashed it lights at me. I got home and put the car in the garage. Shortly after, I went to leave again and noticed when leaving, sitting in my driveway, that my headlights were not on. I had them set on automatic. I tried to force them to come on and they would not come on. I already was taking my car into the dealership (lone star Chevrolet in cypress Texas) and added this to my list of problems on Monday when I took it in. On Monday when I drove the car to the dealership, the lights were working again. When they went to test the car, they once again had the problem with the lights and could not turn them on. When they called with the repair costs, they said they were going to replace the intermittent switch on the lights. They had the car for 3 days. They said other than on that initial inspection they were unable to duplicate the problem again so in good faith they could not justify that replacing the switch would fix the problem so they did nothing to the car to fix the light problem. The evening I got the car back, Wednesday 5/15, the lights once again would not work. This morning, Thursday 5/16 they worked again. I was searching on the internet to see if others had experienced the problem and to see what the fix was, and I noticed that the nhtsb was researching the problem currently. I wanted to make sure you were aware of my car as well. I also noticed that several people on the Corvette forum are having the same problem as well. I will let them know to come to this website to file a complaint as well. This is a major safety issue. Thanks you.

- Jersey Village, TX, USA

problem #11

Feb 152012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 21,333 miles
I rarely drive my Corvette at night, but on at least two occasions one of my low beam headlight bulbs has failed to operate. The high beam bulbs will operate. After the first incident I replaced the low beam bulbs. After the second failure I checked the low beam bulbs the following morning and they both worked.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #10

May 102013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The car was sitting in a parking lot while we were shopping. When we got back in the car it was dark. I began to move and realized that the automatic headlights were not on. I could not turn them on manually, both low and high beams would not turn on. The only headlights I could use were high beams when using the "flash to pass" by pulling the left hand stalk toward me. I drove home in heavy traffic with my running lights and fog lights on and used my flash to pass high beams when I could not see forward. The next morning the lights operated normally.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #9

Apr 102013


  • 65,000 miles


Headlamps intermittent dues to what is reportedly a faulty circuitboard within the fuse-box... so far only the headlamps are affected (as well as the driver's door opening system)... repair-shop and online forums indicate it a common-problem with many C6 Corvettes and expensive: $600+.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

problem #8

Feb 142013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
While driving on dark road my low beam lights shut off. This was very dangerous and it could have easily cost me my life. This should be a recall. How many people will die before Chevrolet decides to do a recall?!!!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 042013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 147,230 miles
Low beam headlights turned off while driving. This has happened several times after driving for 20+ minutes.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 012013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 93,522 miles
While driving at night on the interstate, the low beam headlights shut off. All other lights wored fine. I was able to switch to hi beams and continue home. Car was purchased used less than 1 month ago. Search of Corvette forums online reveals that this is a fairly common problem and is related to the fuse block under the hood. Chevrolet knows about the problem but has done nothing about it. The cost of replacing the fuse block (approx. 600.00) should not be borne by the consumer due to a safety issue.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 222012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Driving at night on my way home, my low beam headlights when out. High beams still worked, so when I got home I started checking the fuses and relays but they were all good. After 2 hours when the car cooled down I restarted the car and low beams were working fine, left the car running for 20 minutes and headlights when out again. Appears to be a heating problem at the fuse box. I believe this is a safety issue that can result in fatalities if GM doesn't fix.

- Coalinga, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 292012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 90,200 miles
Driving at night on my way home, my low beams headlights when out. High beams still worked, so when I got home started checking the fuses and relays but they were all good, after 2 hours I restarted the car and low beams were working fine, left the car running for 20 minutes and headlights when out again. Appears to be a heating problem at the fuse box. I believe this is a safety issue that GM needs to fix.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 292012


  • 94,000 miles
Driving I95 temp about 80 F no rain dry very light traffic at about 70 mph no moon light selector set on auto front lights both low beam went out flipped to high beam still in auto no lights braking turn off to side of road stop move selector to manual from auto no low beams but have high beams shut car off let it sit while checking fuses all fuse ck ok so changed them anyway close covers set light selector to auto light low and start the car light came on both high and low in 20 sec. Light S go out place light selector in manual no lows again then flipped to high beam drive home with high beams so now it is not light or relay it may very well be a temperature issue under the hood get warm lights go off.

- Sebastian Fl , FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 282011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Low beam headlights shut off and will not turn back on. The high beams will come on, the fog lights work. Low beams will not work in auto mode, or manual. Tested dash board sensor, works correctly, changed low beam MINIrelay and fuses, twice, problem remains unresolved. Can sometimes leave car parked overnight, come out and low beams are working again. Never know when they will work and when they won't. was driving on interstate the other day and low beam headlights shut off while I was driving, was unable to see. Had to drive with high beams, other drivers on roadway were not happy about it. This is a huge safety concern. Took to dealer, low beams were working at the time and they were unable to diagnose because problem was not present when the vehicle was there.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 70,100 miles
Low beams suddenly cut out. Since then, low beams are ok when car is cold (in morning or after sitting for several hours) but then cut out again at random time after car warms up, and stay off until next time car is cold. High beams & fog lights work fine, all other lighting and functions work fine. Suspect failed connection at punch-down board inside fuse box for circuit that supplies power to low-beam relay, requiring fuse box replacement, as has been diagnosed with several other reported identical incidents in C6 model Corvettes (first introduced in 2005) that I discovered during online research. Dealer will diagnose during emergency appointment in 2 days. Could cause serious accident if lights suddenly cut out while driving at night on unlit road.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

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