10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #27

Oct 172002

Corvette

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at 70 mph steering wheel locked up causing vehicle to cross the median and hit an oncoming vehicle. Both cars were totaled. Consumer suggest a recall on Chevy Corvette. See ODI# 10029388 for add'L details.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #26

Aug 022002

Corvette

  • miles
While pulling out into traffic steering wheel locked up. Vehicle has not yet been checked by dealer. Ref. In EA02-031

- Osceola, AR, USA

problem #25

May 262002

Corvette

  • miles
Steering column lock malfunction - was left stranded - had to call tow truck. Ref. In EA02-031

- Moses Lake, WA, USA

problem #24

Apr 042002

(reported on)

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, steering column locked up causing an accident and injury, manufacturer notified. See ODI# 8006161 for add'L details. Cat

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #23

Apr 042002

(reported on)

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, steering column locked up causing an accident and injury, manufacturer notified. Ref. In EA02-031

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #22

Aug 222001

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving steering column broke. This was the second time that steering column broke within 90 days. The first time was on May 21,2001. Also, manufacturer had a recall which did not include all Corvettes. Consumer contacted dealer, and dealer knew about steering column problem on these vehicles. Ref. In EA02-031

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #21

Jul 162001

Corvette

  • miles
This car has been nothing but problems, steering has locked on me 2 times which I was late for work both times, and is a saftey concern, what if I was in a bad area to be stuck"?" the dealer says nothing is wrong with the car but when checking the NHTSA.gov sites there are tons of cars with the same problems. Chevrolet has gotten rid of the steering lock in 2001 and 2002 why is that because it doesnt operate correctly. The tire pressure was always off on each tire. My fuel gauge is always wrong. Not to include my engine ticks very loud and the dealer says nothing is wrong with that there is also oil leakage and consumption problem. I just want my $50K car fixed. If this does not get resolved I will have to take this a step futher and review legal options. Thank you. NHTSA for your help. Ref. In EA02-031

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #20

Jul 052001

Corvette

  • miles
Steering column locked, vehicle inoperable. Ref. In EA02-031

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #19

Apr 242001

Corvette

  • miles
Steering column locked up on easter Sunday. This is an on going problem with the Corvette. Please look into this. Ref. In EA02-031

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 152001

Corvette

  • miles
Column locked up when I started vehicle. Despite many attempts to unlock the column, it failed to work. I had to get the car towed to a local dealership as I was at work away from home. This dealer was sewell Chevrolet in new orleans, which was fantastic with the service. The problem is that this is a very common problem with the C5's, and Chevy will not issue a recall or be helpful in solving this matter. The lockup came at a great inconvenience to me, as I had to take a sick day from work and I almost missed supporting my sister in person at the miss Louisiana pageant. While that may sound small, what if I get stranded in a "not so nice" part of town. GM could be responsible for somebody having to deal with a really difficult situation. And for that reason I am writing you and Chevrolet. Please do all you can to help me and others resolve this ridiculous matter. Thanks.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #17

May 192001

Corvette

  • miles
Steering column locked and was unable to unlock it, even with key in ignition and engine running. Ref. In EA02-031

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #16

Sep 302000

Corvette

  • miles
Steering wheel / column locked up at 50 to 60 mph, forcing car off road into a flat spin, injuries to my back/ neck, and arms - wife sustained a blackened right eye. Ref. In EA02-031

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #15

Apr 262001

Corvette

  • miles
Steering column locked as I was pulling awat from gas pumps. Could have been catastrophic if I had not been able to stop before hitting a pump. Dealership replaced part and said that they have seen this occur in two other Corvettes. Corvetteforum.com reports that over 3000 Corvettes nationwide have the same problem. Ref. In EA02-031

- Kingston, TN, USA

problem #14

May 062001

Corvette

  • miles
Steering column locked while in motion (low speed) in a parking lot. Dic readout said "remove key wait 10 seconds". I did--no effect. Steering wheel would not unlock...car has been towed to dealer for warranty service. Imagine if I'd been on the highway and this happened. Ihave since talked to other C5 Corvette owners and searched the internet for this problem--it has been ongoing for over 5 years yet no resolution or even acknowledgement from GM has been reported. Service techs report this as a "common" problem. Ref. In EA02-031

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #13

Sep 012000

Corvette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon starting vehicle, a message was displayed on the instrument panel, steering column locked up. Before vehicle was towed to the dealership, steering column unlocked. Dealership could not duplicate the problem. Owner was worried because this could happen while driving or while traveling in a dangerous area. This happened twice within one month. Ref. In EA02-031

- Shelbyville, IN, USA

problem #12

Jul 202000

Corvette

  • miles
Started car up and steering wheel remailed locked. Started to drive away from a parked state but steering wheel would not move. Dealer replaces locking mechanism. I'm hearing of several other Chevrolet Corvette (1997-2000) that are experiencing the same problem. One account was that he was traveling at 40mph when this happened. Many have had the fix I've had and it happened again. I'm concerned that this might happen again...or while driving along at highway speeds. I'm even more concerned that you folks are not all over this one!! ref. In EA02-031

- Dennis, MA, USA

problem #11

Dec 221999

Corvette

  • miles
My letter to Chevrolet: As you know, C5 Corvettes have a problem with the steering column lock malfunctioning and leaving owners stranded. This has even been reported to occur while the car is in motion. I know of several owners affected, and they have H ref. In EA02-031

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #10

Dec 221999

Corvette

  • miles
My letter to Chevrolet: As you know, C5 Corvettes have a problem with the steering column lock malfunctioning and leaving owners stranded. This has even been reported to occur while the car is in motion. I know of several owners affected, and they have H

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #9

Jul 072000

Corvette

  • miles
This item has failed on estimated over 3000 Corvettes throughout the usa- please see internet site. www.corvetteforum.com. as a safety professional I see this as a hazard that Chevrolet needs to address with more severity. The loss of steering control because the steering wheel locks can lead to property cost as well as death. Ref. In EA02-031

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #8

Jul 312000

Corvette

  • miles
Started car, given code to turn off, remove key & wait 10 seconds. Did this then started car again & received code that the steering collum locked. Tried re-inserting key, tried moving wheel slightly from side to side and then disconnected the battery. Started car & wheel still locked, put car in reverse & moved 3 feet, car died, restarted car and all was well. Car has been driven approximately 250 subsequent to this incident. I have read about this problem happening to other 97-2000 Corvette owners. Local Chevy dealer and GM do not appear to be overly concerned as the car is presently functional. I did notify GM's customer assistance center at 800-222-1020 and spoke to frank. Ref. In EA02-031

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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