4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #3

Sep 022016

Corvette

  • 7,500 miles
Valve guide issue causing failure to brakes, and power steering, as well as engine blowing

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 102014

Corvette

  • 36,000 miles
The engine had an exhaust valve failure causing the motor to lock up and requiring over $5000 in repairs. When this happened the car was forced to be stopped on the highway without power brakes or steering.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #1

Jan 232015

Corvette

  • 30,000 miles
Engine had excessive noise. After reading several Corvette complaints about improperly machined heads by general motor's supplier linamar, and that numerous vehicles have had valves drop and catastrophic engine failure, I had my car with checked at a specialty shop. I had several valve guides outside of service specifications. The car is being repaired with proper re-machining of the heads to make the valve guides concentric, new intake and exhaust valve guides installed, as well as new seals, valves, springs, etc. 88% of the Corvette forum members who have had their cylinder heads tested for excessive valve guide wear, were out of service specifications. Source: www.corvetteforum.com/forums/...-registry.html GM needs to issue a recall on this issue. There have been numerous engine failures as a result of a dropped valve into a cylinder. This stops the engine, power steering, and power brakes which can cause accidents and fires. GM is very aware of this issue, but refuses to do anything about this huge safety risk to drivers, passengers, and nearby vehicles if the engine fails going down the road. Regards.

- Tucson, AZ, USA