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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,063 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #17

Apr 182014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


I was driving on the highway when the low beam head lights suddenly went out. The car will continue to lose function of them after about 15-30 minutes of use. Once the car is parked over night they will regain use in the morning but then lose function again once the engine bay is warm.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #16

Feb 112014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
I was driving my car on the street at night when the low-beam headlights suddenly went out. I pulled over and tried to turn them on again but they wouldn't work. I shut off the car and turned it on again and they still didn't work. I put on my high beams which worked and drove home. The next day I tested the headlights and they worked fine when the car was cool, but they stopped working when the car heated up. I checked the fuses and the relays and they were both fine. After some internet research on this issue, I traced the problem to a broken copper wire inside the fuse box. I replaced this wire and the low-beam headlights now operate the way they should. I think this is a potentially dangerous situation for anyone who is driving their Corvette at night.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #15

Feb 242014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
This is my second complaint about the low beams on my car. They turn off when I am drive at night which makes me drive with the high beams on. This is my only vehicle so I have to drive it at night. Tonight I was on the freeway drive with my high beams on when another driver slowed down and swerved towards my car trying to run me off road because my high beams were on. This isn't the first incident, some one got into my lane then got back into the other lane slowed for me to pass them then got very close to the back of my car and put there high beams on they were in a truck and there lights were blinding. Which made it very hard for me to see. I know that is how it is for car that are in front of me. I am afraid someone is going to take there rage farther then just a swerve. Does this have to become deadly before Chevy recalls this problem.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 202014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 75,076 miles


3rd time now the low beams just shut off. You have to leave the car cool down before they will work. I was going around a corner on a dark road when the failed and I went off the road. Had to drive home with high beams on which was very unsafe for other drivers. Updated 09/02/15

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #13

Jan 192014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Low lights shut off and would not turn on manually. The high beams and fog lights would work but not the low beam lights. After setting all night the low beam lights work again. This is the second time this has happened in the last 10 days...updated 09-01-15

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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problem #12

Dec 312013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 48,325 miles
Low lights shut off and would not turn on manually. The high beams and fog lights would work but not the low beam lights. After setting all night the low beam lights work again. This is the second time this has happened in the last 30 days.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #11

Oct 072013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


I was out a couple of weeks ago at night and when I started my car the low beam head lights did not come on. Fortunately the high beams and fog lights worked, which I used to get home. The problem has persisted and it appears they turn off when the car heats up. This is my only means of transportation and it is impeding me from going out at night because I am scared it may cause me to have an accident. This is a serious safety hazard and needs to be taken care of by the manufacturer immediately. There should be a recall.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #10

Jul 012013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Like many of the other complaints that have been filed the low beam head lights go out for no apparent reason. It appears that they go out when the car heats up but we don't know. This is a huge safety issue and it should be taken care of by the manufacturer. We have contacted the manufacturer and they won't do anything unless NHTSA tells them to.

- Holualoa, HI, USA

problem #9

Sep 032013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
I went to the store when I was done shopping I started my car and the low beam head lights didn't come one. I had to use the high beams to get home. My husband used the car at night a few nights later and when he started the car they came on. A few minutes later when he was driving they went out he also had to use the high beams to get home. It seams they work some times. Maybe they turn off when the car gets warm. I have to drive the car at night and I have to use the high beams and other drivers flash there lights at me. This can cause a accident. This happens every time we drive the car at night.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 272013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
I have actually been having this problem for a few months now and can not drive the car at night because of it. The low beams quit working after the car gets hot. When you first start the car they will work but after the car has ran for about 20 minutes or so the lights will not work. High beams and fog lamps work, but not the low beams. This is a safety issue that should be addressed and there should be a recall. Fuse blocks under the hood are not something that should break, they are not subject to regular wear and tear like other parts of the vehicle.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #7

Jul 012013


  • 33,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the headlights failed causing the contact to utilize the fog lights to illuminate the roadway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the fuse box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

- Glendale , CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 142013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 58,855 miles
My 2008 Chevrolet Corvette just started a new issue that your dept is currently investigating. The "service active handling" came up on the display and the front right brake locked up for a few seconds at highway speed. After pulling over, a concerned driver behind me said that my brake lights had been and still are illuminated the whole time she was behind me (at least 5 miles) and do not go off until I turn the car off. I bought this car the end of March at mall Chevrolet in cherry hill NJ, and my primary local Chevrolet dealer is reedman-toll in langhorne pa. There is nothing listed in the carfax or autocheck history for any recall work done or even any open recalls. This is obviously a quite common issue with serious safety repercussions. I am an active member of the Corvette forums and this is a topic that has been talked about in numerous threads: if you do a search of the forums you will find many more of the same issues with the same cars. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convienance. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fairless Hills, PA, USA

problem #5

May 232013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
I was driving on the freeway at night on my way home around 11pm when my low beam lights went dark and would not turn back on.I've checked all the forums about this problem and it is happening a lot, but apparently GM wont include the 2008 vehicles even though ones like mine have the same equipment as earlier models with the same problems. A few days prior, my girlfriend was driving the car, and complained about the same problem, but I just thought it was because she didn't know how to operate the car. Once I get it fixed, how do I know the lights wont mysteriously go off again?! I'm very disappointed in all the electrical problems with this vehicle, and this is the last straw. (after only 38K miles the fuel tank gauge stopped working. At 60K miles the car was having issues with overheating because the fans wouldn't turn on. At 75K miles a clunking noise started coming from the differential. It's a stock car mind you. And now at 85K miles 2008, the headlights wont turn on. GM simply won't stand behind the car, and so I've been left to figure it out on my own. So much for buying my dream car. It seems more like a nightmare.)

- Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that the headlights were activated while driving various speeds and then failed to operate unexpectedly. The fog lights were then activated in order to continue driving. The failure recurred whenever the headlights were in operation. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. Updated 08/06/13 updated 08/05/2013

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 042012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 38,895 miles
The vehicles headlights would not come on or would come on and off intermittently while driving and/or parked. The vehicle was taken in for service and I was advised that their had been a fuse block short and the fuse block was replaced.

- Anaheim , CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 132012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Steering jerked, brakes applied for a second, cruise control turned off, no brake lights, and service active handling message appeared. Happend more than once.

- Gurley, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 032009


  • 7,102 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The head-lamp lenses have developed cracks. A technician from the dealer stated that the previous owner installed a clear adhesive over the lamps to reduce the cracking. He then added that any repairs made would be at the owners expense. The failure mileage was 7,102. Updated 01/1410 updated 01/20/10.

- Sun Cit West, AZ, USA

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