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»
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Chevrolet Corvette Service Steering Column Lock Message Due to Anti-Theft System Fault
Chevrolet Corvette Problem
Average Mileage: 75,000 mi (44,500 mi - 130,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Chevrolet Corvette, 50,500 mi
I had the same steering column lock message. A member of our Corvette club told me to buy a bypass switch. I purchased and installed the bypass switch from Corvettes of Houston ($50), problem solved. The only recourse with this fix is the steering column will not lock, hence no anti-theft posture.
When starting off in 1st gear engine stalls out. Dealer replaced Column Locl Assembly Kit and Remote Reciever Assembly at a cost of $634. Two months later the same problem happened again. Dealer now says
the whole Steering column needs replacing at a cost of $625. My bet is that this also is a guess at what the problem is and I will have to have it towed again for them to take another guess at the problem all at my expense.
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Corvette, 130,000 mi
had steering column lock on me 3 times in the past 11 years ...the cost to repair it ranged from 600.00 to750.00 dollars