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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,199 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette drivetrain problems

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Sep 052016


  • miles


This complaint was filed under the wrong VIN no. The complaint is being submitted again with the typo corrected with the correct VIN 1G1yy26U275131535. The incorrect VIN no. Was submitted with my complaint # 10944956. The details were submitted with complaint #10944956 and all other info submitted for that complaint earlier today 20170111 are correct. This submission is not a new, second complaint but is instead a correction to the VIN no. Given for my previous complaint to be submitted as a correction. The number of occurrences of the problem with the automatic transmission getting stuck in park has occurred with increasing frequency since 2014, the most recent occurrence was on 9/05/16 at the dealership where I bought the car.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #24

Sep 052016


  • 13,000 miles
Automatic 6-speed transmission with auxiliary paddle shifters on steering wheel. When the car is stopped and in park, the console stick shifter gets stuck at random times after car has been stopped/parked and I can't put the stuck shifter into gear (it won't budge out of park). If the vehicle has been stopped and put into park momentarily in a hazardous area, e.g., a railroad track, and if the shifter stick is stuck in park, then the vehicle can not be moved off of the track until the shifter can be moved and the drivetrain engaged. Turning the engine off does not help. The amount of time before the running car with stuck shifter can be put into gear seems to be random, I.e. after the engine has been running for a minute or so. The dealer who sold me the car seems to be aware of other complaints of this nature from Corvette C6 A6 owners.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #23

Jun 232016


  • 14,125 miles
It was happen this year multiple times the transmission shipter problem I could not get off the park position, I have to push the shipter forwards and press down the brake paddle harder several times so it could get off the park after I start the engine, it sometime take about 5 minutes stuck on park after I did all that above

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #22

Aug 252016


  • 57,000 miles


When starting my car would not shift out of park. Service center said shifter went out completely my car only has 57,000 miles. I told them I had been having a hard time getting it out of park to reverse to even put it in drive. This has happen several times.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #21

Sep 012011


  • 8,000 miles
Transmission sometimes sticks in park & will not come out. The solenoide sticks & will not release.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

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problem #20

Jan 052016


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. While the vehicle was parked, the gear shifter failed to shift out of gear. In addition, while driving, the gear shifter failed to shift back into park and prevented the doors from opening. The failure recurred a few times. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #19

Aug 122016


  • 38,000 miles


Arrived home after a short drive, automatic shifter button would not depress so I was locked out of reverse and park, only have neutral and drive. Also was unable to turn car off, had to remove negative battery cable to keep from draining battery. With battery reconnected the accessories are still on and can't be turned off unless negative is removed. Also the car will not start in neutral.

- Rolling Hills Estates, CA, USA

problem #18

Apr 022016


  • 6,000 miles
Shifter at times is stuck in park, 2007 Corvette auto-transmission shifter at times is stuck in park. Have to restart engine and press down on brakes several times or shut off engine press access. Mode repeatedly to get it out of park. You can hear when the solenoid energizes and finally unlocks the shifter. Just started this year after 6,000 miles on car. Request research help

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #17

Jun 122016


  • 49,000 miles
Vehicle gets stuck in park. It will take numerous attempts at pushing the shift knob and pressing the brake pedal before vehicle will finally release and shifts out of park.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #16

Mar 012016


  • 41,000 miles
Transmission shifter at times is stuck in park. Have to restart engine and press down on brakes several times to get it out of park. You can hear when the solenoid energizes and finally unlocks the shifter. Just started this year after 41,000 miles on car.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #15

May 012016


  • 98,000 miles


Transmission selector safety lockout fails. Transmission will stay locked in park or can not be returned to park.

- Bartlesville, OK, USA

problem #14

Mar 232016


  • 43,357 miles
Can not shift out of park on my 2007 Corvette automatic transmission. Solenoid not releasing park lock. Car was stationary in my garage

- State College, PA, USA

problem #13

Jul 152015


  • 52,000 miles
After starting vehicle, it will not shift out of park. It is locked into park. Vehicle could leave you stranded and in danger due to this failure.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #12

Jul 102014


  • 43,000 miles
2007 Corvette Z06 with LS7 engine E. valve train began making usual noises. Factory valve guides found to be out of specifications. Heads removed and factory valve guides and exhaust valves removed and replaced.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #11

May 082015


  • 37,530 miles
Transmission will not shift out of park. Dealer replaced brake switch. Still have same issue.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jun 162014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
When I had the motor checked proactively the exhaust valve guides were outside of GM specifications. This defect can cause the head of a valve to snap off and destroy the engine. The engine will stop working immediately, causing the power steering and power brakes systems to fail. The valve failure can cause an oil spill onto the road if the engine is compromised. There have been numerous documented cases of engine failure as a result of a dropped valve into a cylinder. This can cause a catastrophic accident or fire. GM is very aware of this issue, but refuses to do anything about this huge safety risk to drivers, passengers, and nearby vehicles if the engine fails going down the road. I was forced to spend in excess of $3K to insure I did not harm anyone or myself. Best regards

- Auburn, NH, USA

problem #9

Jan 012015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Car will not shift out of park after starting. This has now happened several times. Internet search reveals that this is a common problem with solenoid.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #8

Jan 072015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 20,243 miles
Abnormal valve guide wear in cylinder heads considering age and mileage of vehicle. Potential catastrophic engine failure from dropped valve if not addressed. Chevrolet should fix whether vehicle still in warranty or not as is believed to be poor quality control resulting in machining errors.

- Taylorsville, NC, USA

problem #7

Feb 012014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
My GM service request numberb is:[xxx].the automatic gear selector lever occasionally got stuck in park (P) and took a long dangerous time to get it worked loose and functioning properly. I lived with it for several months, but it got progressively much worse and more dangerous. I spoke to other Corvette owners and found out that I had a common safety problem for my model. I finally took the car to the dealer that sold it to me (mountain view Chevrolet) who said they had seen a lot of this defect and they then charged me nearly $600 to correct this dangerous defect. Not right!!!! it should have been recalled from the get-go and fixed promptly without charge. Unable to move in traffic, get out of the way of danger, or off of railway tracks is a potential killer. There should be a safety recall.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 152014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 65,450 miles
2007 Chevrolet Corvette began smelling of fuel upon fill-up on 8/15/2014. Chevrolet dealer in cary, nc claimed to have diagnosed the issue and charged for diagnostic fee, said end result was faulty fuel cap so it was replaced. Total for this was $42.08. Upon next fill-up, the smell persisted without any change from before diagnosis at Chevrolet dealer. Approximately 7 weeks later, fuel smell had worsened slightly and also the engine was making a "chattering" sound. Since Chevrolet dealer could not determine the fuel smell issue correctly, I chose a highly reputable independent shop and they immediately found the problems. The "chattering" sound was a faulty harmonic balancer, a known issue with the Chevrolet Corvette engines and cost ~$1,100 to repair using Chevrolet parts. The fuel smell was due to a cracked driver side fuel tank (Corvettes use two fuel tanks) which was easily found by this independent shop once the car was lifted. The factory-installed driver side fuel tank had shrunk and cracked, trapping the fuel pump inside, thus forcing the tank and pump to be replaced, along with all related seals and parts. Total to repair these fuel related issues was ~2,700, for a grand total of $3,803.27. Upon performing further research, many Corvette owners have had the exact same problem--driver side fuel tank cracks over time and every online reference found indicates that GM covers the issue. I contacted Chevrolet and was told that I only had a 2-year/24-month warranty on these issues. I find that to be ridiculous, especially since the same issue is occurring on cars of this type across the country. It seems as if Chevrolet and Chevrolet dealers pick and choose who they cover these items for, which is even more ridiculous because I don't think it should be necessary that I have to keep fighting just to be taken care of the way I should have been in the first place.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

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