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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,700 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette engine problems

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #1

May 242008


  • 1,700 miles


Does someone have to die? our brand new 2008 base model Corvette has lost power in the middle of the road, 5 times driving to our home. The 4th time my husband was almost rear ended by a truck! first time we had the car a week. 2nd time the dealer said it was the gas. We use chevron texaco. 4th time the liaison from Chevy said that oil was getting into our gas from a bad ignition switch. Doesn't make since. 5th time was same day as 4th time. It drops from 45 to 10 and goes all the way down to 1st gear. The RPM goes up and down. It back fires! we have been taking it to the local Chevy dealer in kingman AZ. The 4th time it happened my husband pulled over but didn't turn off the car, and waited for someone from the dealership to drive up and get in the car for a drive. It was idling up and down for about 15 min then idled fine. After hooking up a computer scanner to the car they started up the hill. They drove 2 miles 45 miles per hour, then it just dropped to 5 miles per hour surging back and forth. Making this the 5th time! foot was steady on the throttle. Husband was told to hold it to the floor, and then it back fired real loud and stopped completely in the middle of the road! turned off key opened and closed door to reset computer. Check engine light was on now. Drove down to dealer. It's been there 9 days so far this time. 7/23/08 the liaison from Chevy called and said that our car does not meet the criteria for a buy back! we are fearful of being rear ended at a high speed! we've had to cancel trips we had planned to take in the car. We still don't have our car fixed, as they don't know what is wrong. No Corvette tech has been on site to check out our car. Only buy phone! each time they have sent the car home stating that the problem was fixed, to go ahead and drive it. Someone is going to get killed if this car isn't fixed, as there is no warning that the car is going to jerk to a stop in the middle of the road!

- Kingman, AZ, USA

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