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

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette lights problems

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Sep 212016


  • 54,000 miles


Low beam headlight not working. Fuse and lamp replaced. Headlight low beam still not fixed. Headlight low beam went out while driving at night.

- Seligman, MO, USA

problem #36

Aug 072015


  • miles
The list goes on and on. I get a check engine coolant error that the dealership can't diagnose. My car smells like fuel. Sometimes it smells foul coming from the ac. I get a tire flat warning when my tires are just fine. My brakes won't stop squeeling even after buying new rotars and pads. My headlights suffered from something called mazing in which the lights have tiny little cracks in them all over causing no way to drive at night due to poor visibility and the lights cost $1200 for just one meaning it would cost $2500 to get new lights put on a used car. This is just ridiculous. GM knows what they did but didn't care to help me on the headlights.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #35

May 012016


  • 70,500 miles
Recently my low beam headlights would randomly stop working. At first they would go off and come back on after a couple minutes but now I'L be lucky if they turn on at all. The problem comes from the fuse box located under the hood. In the beginning I would get out of my car and play around with the low beam relay until the lights came on and stayed on but now that does not even help. Its obviously a problem due to the fuse box. I know there are many other corvette owners who have the same issue. I hope GM will fix this problem.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #34

Jan 152016


  • 40,000 miles


Documents attached detailing problem and GM's response - this is not a typical lens fogging with age that can be cleaned with a store bought product. I put 1/15/16 as the date below as that is the date I first contacted GM but this has formed over the last number of months.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #33

Oct 182015


  • miles
Took car in for a diagnose gentleman said there was a recall for low beams so I said it was fine took car home 3 weeks later while I was on the highway cars low beams went out after engine heats up went back to dealer and let them know the the situation and the went and checked the car turns out that now I have a faulty fuse box keep in mind I had car for 3 years and never had a low beam problem till the recall was preformed

- Paramount, CA, USA

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problem #32

Jan 022015

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 81,190 miles
My low beams on my headlights on my 2008 Chevy Corvette suddenly turn off once the car warms up after driving a few minutes. When I turn on my car, the lights turn on normally. But as I drive, they suddenly turn off.... I see that this is a problem happening alot in vehicles like mine.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #31

Nov 162014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


The low beam headlights sporadically shut off while the car is being driven. It has happened numerous times since the initial incident and makes driving very dangerous.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #30

Jul 082014


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the low beam lights failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the underhood bussed electrical center needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #29

Nov 032014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 136,200 miles
Low beam headlights failed while driving. High beams work and all other lights. Lights resumed working later as car cooled down. Failed again the next day. Seems to start working as car warms up.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #28

Oct 292014


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the low beam headlights malfunctioned decreasing the contact's visibility. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #27

Oct 032014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 61,200 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. While driving at night with the headlights activated, the low beam lights failed. The dealer stated that the ubec housing failed and caused the low beam relay control circuit to fail. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 61,200. Updated 12/2/14

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #26

Sep 122013


  • miles
This is my 3rd complaint. I know there is a recall on the head lights for the years 2005-2007. And for the years 2008-2013 it will be covered under upcoming customer satisfaction program 14203. When I called GM they said my VIN # is not covered under that program yet my Corvette is a 2008 model. I would like to know why. I have had numerous incidents where people get very mad because I am driving with high beams on. One time another vehicle swerved at me trying to run me off road.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #25

Sep 012014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
I understand that the NHTSA previously opened an investigation in 2013 regarding C6 Corvette headlight (low beam) failures for years 2005-07. I file this claim because the production years are not limited to the years referenced. Hence, my 2008 is experiencing the same exact problem - low beam failures on roadways at night. I understand now from new research of my own that latter years are also impacted by the same issue. Although the daytime running lights are unaffected, they do not provide appropriate nighttime illumination. Using high beams are an undesirable alternative. Considering GM's long and pervasive history of shunning serious vehicular issues and complaints only until they reach a national scale (via national media or act of congress), and after contacting a local dealer last week, they have not accepted any responsibility to remedied whether it be under safety, technical bulletin, or recall. Having no trust whatsoever of GM or others like Nissan, being too big to care, I am placing my trust in the NHTSA. Thank you.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #24

Aug 252009

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
No high beam head lights. Fuse did not blow, bulbs checked and are good, but will not light. Had checked, and found short in wiring harness and fuse box. Dealer will not repair.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

problem #23

Jul 152014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Low beam headlights go out and won't go back on either manually or automatically until the car cools down. This just started happening recently. My dealer said that for slightly older Corvette years, there was a recall to replace the fuse block itself. Apparently there were enough complaints about low beam headlights going out for no reason. I had the fuse block replaced and it apparently has solved the problem - but at a cost of over $500. After reading other similar complaints about 2008 Corvettes, it would seem that the recall should also cover that model year as well. Simi valley, ca.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #22

Jul 072014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
When car gets hot, the low beam lights will not turn on. There is an existing recall for Corvette C6 models from 08-13. But there are none for Corvette C6 Z06 models from 08-13 even though the fusebox, headlight wiring is identical.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #21

Jul 102014


  • 107,000 miles
After cranking my daily commute Corvette around 8pm, for the first time in the evening in about a month. I noticed the low beam lights did not come on. After checking the lights and fuses, I found a intermittent short in the fuse box.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #20

May 092008


  • 5 miles
2008 new Corvette had fuse block short, headlights would not go out and had no low beams. Had to pull fuse to get lights off. Sound related to current recall of 05-07 and some 08's. issue would come and go and was fixed as soon as dealer could see problem. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lakeview, OH, USA

problem #19

Jun 112011


  • 24,000 miles
Then headlights when on will completely go out as will the dash lights. After a minute or two the lights will come back on. It appears something under the hood is not and burning but I have never been unable to locate anything. About a year ago I took the vehicle to dealership and reported the problem. The service writer turned my lights off and on several times and advised he saw nothing wrong. Last week on a trip back from Oklahoma I lost lighting once again. While I was traveling at 75mph I pulled off the road and after a few minutes the lights came back on. It was daylight so I could resume driving. This morning I called the dealership to discuss this issue with him since I had heard thru the lone star Corvette club this was a recall problem. The service manager checked his computer and advised there was nothing about such an issue and he could therefore not do anything until a recall was made. He advised I should park the car and not drive it. I found his answer unacceptable.if this occurs with me at 75mph at night while in heavy traffic this could be a serious issue.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #18

Mar 112014


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The contact stated that burning fumes were emitted into the vehicle and all of a sudden the headlights failed. Also, the contact mentioned that the high beams were defective. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

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