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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,393 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Chevrolet Corvette seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 032016


  • 30,000 miles


During harder acceleration, the airbag warning indicator light comes on. After the engine is turned off and restarted, the indicator is off. This condition has only occurred with heavy acceleration, but happens every time.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 152015


  • 16,800 miles
The air bag light on the dashboard appears during vehicle acceleration, while in motion, indicating that the air bag system is no longer functioning. To add insult to injury, I brought the vehicle to gordon Chevrolet (address below) for service. The dealer changed the front impact sensors of the vehicle at my cost. Upon receiving the vehicle back, it immediately reported that the airbag system was still not functioning correctly (air bag light). To this date the dealer refuses to acknowledge the issue, would not refund me for misdiagnoses and will not return my phone calls regarding a remedy to the issue. Gordon Chevrolet (904) 272-2200 1166 blanding blvd, orange park, fl 32065

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 052014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 11,800 miles
The airbag readiness light remained illuminated intermittently after completing self check diagnostics that are initiated when the vehicle is started. This indicates the system may not be working properly and may not inflate in the event of a crash or could deploy without a crash. Also, the seat belt pretensioner may not work properly. Chevrolet diagnosed the problem in December, 2014. A connector from the seat belt and side impact air bag sensors had dislodged from a retained position (clip attached to a bar) underneath the driver's seat. The technician reattached the connector using the clip to the fasten it to the bar under the seat and cleared error messages from the computer. This eliminated the airbag readiness light. The technician believed that the movement of the seat with the connector improperly secured caused the problem. The problem recurred on January 2, 2015, once upon start up, cleared, and then again while driving. I checked the connector and it again had dislodged. When the connector is attached to the bar under the seat, the connector it is so close to the floor that when the seat is moved, the connector drags on the floor, dislodging it. The seat movement apparently results in a loss of continuity in the system illuminating the airbag readiness light. The vehicle has a memory seat and hence, it moves its full travel distance back upon exiting the vehicle and then returns to a preset position upon starting the car. My concern is that, according to the owner's manual, this may disable the side impact air bag, cause it to deploy without a crash and cause the shoulder belt pretensioner to fail in an accident. Since the problem is intermittent, the problem could occur at any time.

- Clinton, TN, USA

problem #5

Aug 302014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 15,496 miles


Vehicle parked on level ground in store parking lot. Person parked next to my car stated, heard "weird noises', coming from vehicle then it started to roll into dyed swamp. Car equipped with automatic transmission.vehicle will not start with transmission in parked position but will continue to roll forward with transmission in parked position on its own. Air bags was not deployed & had to be towed. Transmission problem?

- North Hudson, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 242014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 12,050 miles
After driving the car for two hours it was parked for seven hours. Upon restarting the air bag readiness light came on flashing and would not turn off. The passenger airbag status indicator has also stopped the system does not know if somebody is sitting in the seat. According to the owner's manual it also indicates that the air bags may not deploy in an accident.

- Leonardtown, MD, USA

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problem #3

Oct 102012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
Air bag go on and off intermittently - Chevy dealer says there is no know problem.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 012014

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
The airbag melted.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 122012

Corvette 8-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
I have taken my car into dealership multiple times with problem of the air bag sensor light coming on and off while I am driving my car. To date the issue has not been resolved and I am very concerned that if I am in a car accident and that air bag sensor does not function correctly. I think there is some type of flaw with this sensor and it needs to be corrected.

- Hunstville , AL, USA

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