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Chevrolet Corvette Problems

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

One or both secondary air injection check valves may become restricted causing poor air flow resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. It is often recommend to replace both check valves even if a fault code is set for only one bank of cylinders. Replacing only one valve may result in a return trip to the repair shop.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The service steering column lock message may be displayed, the engine may start and stall when put into gear. Our technicians tell us that this fault is related to the anti-theft system and the steering column lock system must be repaired as necessary. Certain models were recalled for this issue. For more information on this recall please click here»

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.

Chevrolet Corvette Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 25, 1991


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Brakes, January 18, 2005

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On certain vehicles, the rear brake lines may be close, or come into contact with the exhaust manifold. This could heat the lines and boil the brake fluid; the lines could also wear from contact. If the brake fluid boils, or leaks, effectiveness of the rear brakes would be reduced and a crash could occur.

Dealers will inspect the left engine exhaust manifold clip for alignment and placement on the body mounted stud. If it's correct, they will reposition the clip on the brake lines and reinstall the clip on the stud. Dealers will ensure that both rear brake lines have the proper clearance to the left exhaust pipe and the machining tab on the rear differential housing will be removed. The brake lines in the affected areas will be inspected for damage and will be replaced if there are signs of wear-through on the nylon overcoating. The recall began January 18, 2005. The GM recall number is 04086.

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Engine, January 31, 1990


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Suspension & Steering, October 14, 2005

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Some vehicles have a power steering hose that was not made to specification and may rupture under extreme steering conditions. If this were to happen, power steering assist would be lost and steering effort would increase. On vehicles equipped with hydro-boost brakes, braking effort would also increase. If power steering fluid were to spray on hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could also occur. Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for the two suspect date codes and replace them if needed. The recall began October 14, 2005. The GM recall number is 05086.

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Suspension & Steering, August 25, 2004

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The washer for the control arm ball stud may have been made of the wrong material, and may fracture and fall out, or become loose. The control arm may separate from the steering knuckle due to disengagement of the tapered stud, causing the vehicle to drop at that corner. In extreme situations, the wheel may separate completely from the vehicle. Either condition would impair handling and increase the chances of a crash. Dealers will inspect the torque on the ball stud joints on all front and rear lower control arms. If the torque is not to specification, the ball stud, knuckle, and nut will be replaced. If the torque is to specification, the dealers will replace only the ball stud nut and washer. The recall began August 24, 2004. The GM recall number is 04043.

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Chevrolet Corvette Questions and Answers

Marnat, 1990 Chevrolet Corvette, 5.7L V8, Paducah, KY

After driving for 30 min. approx., engine
wants to die at stoplight. Then after
parking for 10 min. Doesn't want to start
with out pumping pedal. Poor or no idle.

xxxxxxxxxxxx, 1990 Chevrolet Corvette, 5.7L V8, Howell, MI

I have 1982 Corvette and when you first start out the automatic transmission has a hard bang going from 1st to second gear. Once you have driven several miles the hard shift goes away.

milissa, 1990 Chevrolet Corvette, Huntington Beach, CA

I have a 1985 corvette and after the car sits for a few days, it will leak tranmission fluid.

Visitor, 1990 Chevrolet Corvette, Fountain Valley, CA

vehicle was stored in garage for 3 years. It was running when it was stored, but after replacing the battery, it fails to start. What can I expect repairs to be.
It is a 1989 corvette roadster.

schenck9, 1990 Chevrolet Corvette, Bellefonte, PA

Is it possible for a rear brake rotor to be warped and cause a squeaking noise while the car is moving, but when you appliy the brakes the noise goes away? This is for a 1977 corvette.

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Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

Just trying to find out if installing a Pete Jackson dual idler gear drive in place of timing chain causes any problems with on board engine controls such as knock sensor

I've owned this car for one year now, around 71,000 miles on the odometer. The only issue I've had was to replace a headlight motor when the headlight failed to "flip up". Handles beautifully, gobs of power, very comfortable, fuel efficient, and reliable. I don't drive it in the rain or snow, so enjoyment is limited to the warmer seasons. It is a beautiful and sexy car that attracts attention.

Love my Little Red Corvette Convertable! I just really don't need it though. Tired of garaging it and paying insurance on it when I have two other cars so going to sell it. Need some who appreciate them to buy it and not sure where to post the Ad.

I have every problem with my corvette. My car did the same thing they replaced the door window switch.The 2006 is a junk car. Mine has been in the shop 145 days off and on for many problems. Seat belt lock up,transmission,roof,new computer system,window problems.I use to shut the driver door and the passanger window would go down.Never got every thing fixed had to sue GM.

I have a 1995 corvette every time I wash the car the battery goes dead. What can I do about this. I have replace the battery
but the battery will not turn over