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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,233 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette brakes problems

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Dec 182016


  • 33,900 miles


Attempting to enter an expressway entrance ramp, I accelerated the vehicle to avoid a car closing rapidly from behind. The car was heading straight and I made no steering input to the the rear end abruptly moved to the right and I was unable to countersteer sufficiently to avoid hitting a vehicle in the lane to my right. This initial collision caused further loss of control within my vehicle and the other vehicle, and we collided a second time.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #27

Oct 142016

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 61,100 miles
This complaint is with respect to my 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. Twice within a three day period I received a warning message from my car saying "service active handling system". in the first case I was starting the car (not moving) and in the second case I was pulling into a parking spot moving at about 5mph turning hard to the left. In neither case did I experience any handling issue with the vehicle but again one time I was not moving and the second only traveling at 5 mph so if anything such as automatic brake application had occurred I may not have noticed it. I've researched the issue and have found that many other Corvette owners (and some Cadillac xlr owners) have had the same warning message. In some cases brakes are applied automatically and unexpectedly at high spreads creating a real safety issue. One possible remedy per GM is tsb 06-02-35-002 (recall N100118, 10118). Being safety related I'm not sure why this service usually costs owners. Also this tsb stops at the 2006 model year and I have a 2007 that was originally delivered in October of 2006. I have called my local Chevy dealer ( [xxx] in atlanta ga). I'm waiting on a return call. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Jasper, GA, USA

problem #26

Aug 052016


  • miles
Any time I driving over 30-40 the car activate the traction control system and the car acting strange like loose traction.need activate the different driving system to keep drive and is not normal.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #25

Nov 092011


  • miles


Car tracsion control keeps turning off and gives error message "service active handling"

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

problem #24

Nov 122014


  • 40,000 miles
As I was driving on the highway my car started to swerve left then right, resulting a total wipeout. I was driving at safe speed and with control. The "service active handling' warning came up after I took control of the car on the side of the hightway.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #23

Jul 162014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
I was driving my Corvette at approximately 40 mph. When coming out of a curve accelerated and the car pulled to the right. When applied brakes pressure it had no affect on steering and stopping the car. The car continued to go to the right in a circle until vehicle hit the guard rail. It appeared that it was in a limp mode the car had a mind of its own through acceleration the transmission and brake controls where in sync with each other and took over control of vehicle and wouldn't stop the car. I am fortunate that didn't occur on the highway with other vehicles around me, which could have created a catastrophic situation.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #22

Oct 012014


  • 41,500 miles


When I start the car on the dash a warning appears "service active handling system" I read in the owners book I loose handling control and other problems the dealer is no help?

- Burlington, MA, USA

problem #21

Apr 102014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I was pulling out of a gas station, all of sudden my front breaks locked up. This scares me what if I am on the highway.

- Dayton, TX, USA

problem #20

May 222014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Active handling came on and car pulled to the right.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #19

Oct 092013


  • 78,000 miles
Service active handling/traction control system warning came on while driving average speed (about 45mph) going straight on a flat road. Light went off after turning off vehicle. Came back on numerous times at different speeds, some while braking at a light, other times while accelerating. Took to shop and had recommended fix of clip on wire below steering wheel completed. Shop test drove car and could not duplicate issue. On way home, service light came back on. This time I noticed the brake lights also affected- lights on while driving and off when depressing pedal. Took back to shop where brake light switch under pedal replaced and BCM computer was flashed and reprogrammed (to avoid replacing). This seemed to fix the problem.for about 5 months. Service traction control again came on and became more frequent over 2 weeks and by the second week the brake lights stayed on at all times. Returned to shop and had to pay for new BCM computer. Have driven car twice since then without issue. For other issues also noted by other drivers- headlights have little cracks all through lenses which cannot be replaced, must buy new lights with entire housing which are very expensive and quite labor intensive to replace. Also hear little popping noises coming from top as noted by recall on file.

- Waddell, AZ, USA

problem #18

Feb 122014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 13,000 miles


There is a serious an deadly problem with the design of the Michelin tires specified for the 2007 (an other) Corvette Z06. The side wall of the tire completely collapses while executing a sharp turn either going forward or backing up. Detailed discussion with supplier discount tire and second hand communication with the Michelin leads me to believe that Michelin and discount tire are both aware of the problem. The absolute fact is the tires do collapse when making a sharp turn. If one makes a sharp turn with any speed or acceleration will cause the tire's sidewall to collapse. Danger danger danger!!! the home link system also does not work and I got the run around for years with no action taken.

- Beaumont , TX, USA

problem #17

Nov 052013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
I've had several instances of the "service active handling warning" come on, about once a week for the last month on my car in the drivers information display in the dash. About six months ago I had the same problem and had the fix prescribed by GM, a clip on the connector for the steering position sensor, installed. That stopped the issue until recently. Yesterday on my way home from work the system kicked on and locked the front right wheel repeatedly. It jerked the car to the right, pulling me partway off the road and almost into a ravine.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #16

Mar 192013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 44,876 miles
Usually after initial start and during low speed drive and occasionally on highway speed the service active handling message came on the dash. Sometimes I could stop, just shut the motor off and restart it and that would clear the message. After a few days it began warning more frequent and took longer for the message to correct itself. On 3/26/2013... I had the vehicle serviced, new tires and the warning message looked at by my local Chevrolet dealer and the following is what they reported and assumed the needed repair.: 3/27/2013 44876 checked dtcs found C0710 performed bulletin 06-02-35-002B and installed "clip" in steering wheel position sensor and cleared codes and test drove no further repair. Cost for repair was $107.63 (clip was $2.63) I have not had any issue since repair made but have heard others complain about this same issue. Steering to me would be a safety issue and a $3 clip cured the problem...

- Poquoson, VA, USA

problem #15

Jul 012011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Gas gauge is showing erratic levels and then shows empty when there is in fact fuel in the tank, erratically and then stops working after more than 1/2 tank of gas has been used, if level of gas tank is below 1/2, ...gas gauge shows no gas/empty, ... this causes driver to not know how much gas is left in tank and so causes a very, very dangerous situation when traveling on highway at highway speeds, when traveling on george bush tollway here in plano Texas usa, my car engine died completely causing me to drive to side with no power in heavy rush hour traffic. This is unacceptable and is a known issue with the fuel sending unit/ fuel sensors in the gas tanks of numerous Corvettes for years 2005-2007. The cost to replace this defective sensor due to it being in the gas tank is >$1500 at dealer. Unacceptable.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 282013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Service active handling appeared on my dic. The lights for the ABS were also lit. There was no traction control on my vehicle.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #13

Jun 142013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 38,125 miles
A various times the message, "service active handling" appeared on the display. The active handling system was automatically turned off by the computer. I read about the issue on the Corvette forum and the Chevrolet service bulletin concerning the issue (bulletin # 06-02-35-002B). Since this is an extreme safety issue I wanted the repair done. Hendrick Chevrolet of cary, nc completed the repair. The service code had been set and the repair involved putting a little plastic comb at the electrical connection of the telescoping steering column. This was not a recall item, so I was charged. While it was $47.87 it was too much for a defective design on Chevrolet's most iconic automobile, the Corvette.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #12

Apr 282011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 41,759 miles
Investigation EA09-002 there was no accident. The "service active handling system" came on. Took car to richard hibbard Chevrolet (now out of business as a Chevrolet dealer) in claremont California. The dealer informed me that there was a problem with the rotation sensor (part no. 15231656, sensor 6.522) and said that the part had to be replaced. The sensor was replaced 05/11/2011 at a cost of $326.12. There has been no additional problems. However, the same problem was covered under warranty repair for earlier cars.

- Azusa, CA, USA

problem #11

May 312012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
While pulling/turning into traffic on a busy street.. my car's traction control system malfunctioned, and I was unable to accelerate, thus almost causing an accident. Since the incident.. I have experienced this issue a number of times. It can be very dangerous, as I now have to consider my car unstable while turning.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #10

Feb 262010

Corvette 8-cyl

  • miles
This problem started soon after I purchased the car used. I have replaced the brake switch and added four inches of wire to the wiring harness to the telescopic steering wheel. I recently replaced the brake pads and the service handling system soon comes on. There is no recalls on my car and have been to the dealer about the problem and they can't figure it out. I am reading this could be a serious problem and can cause an accident. I have been to the Corvette forum and tried numerous things to fix this. I am currently checking electrical grounds to see if that helps.

- Granite City, IL, USA

problem #9

Aug 172011

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Driving along and car starts swerving and brakes seem to apply, then I notice service ABS, service traction control and service active handling is on. This has been happening frequently for several months and now getting worse. Have tightened all connections by internally tightening the poor loose connectors and rerouting the wires to the swps to give more length. Now lights are on and will not go out, shows no codes with a scan reader. This is an 07 and I do not see that as a recall even though it is the same problems as the 05 & 06.

- Alva, FL, USA

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