3 Common Chevrolet Corvette Problems

A list of some of the most common issues Corvette owners have to deal with.

  1. C8 Corvette Frunk Problems

    The C8 Corvette's front trunk (or frunk) has already been recalled twice. First for failing to meet federal safety standards for an internal release mechanism and then a couple weeks later for flying open while driving down the road. Now ow…

    Continue reading article "C8 Corvette Frunk Problems" The front trunk of a red Corvette.
  2. C7 Corvette Has Cracked and Warped Wheels

    GM went with cast aluminum wheels over a stronger forged option for its 7th generation Corvette. Now that owners are having issues with warping and cracking, the automaker is telling them to stop hitting potholes instead of honoring its war…

    Continue reading article "C7 Corvette Has Cracked and Warped Wheels" A finger points to a warped portion of a Corvette rim

What Corvette Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks the Most

Years to Avoid

Corvette Generations

The Corvette has 5 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 6th generation (2005–2013).

Corvette Key Numbers

  1. 203 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 2,501 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 37 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Corvette Class-Action Lawsuits

The Corvette has been named as a class vehicle in the following lawsuits.

  • Partially dismissed

    Bossart, et al., vs. General Motors LLC

    1. Partially dismissed

      General Motors filed a motion to dismiss the Chevy Corvette class action but the judge ruled most of the claims can move forward even though many questions remain unanswered.

    2. Case Filed

      According to the Chevy Corvette cracked wheels lawsuit, General Motors equipped the cars with cast aluminum alloy wheels that cannot handle the torque and power input from the cars.

  • Dismissed

    Nardizzi, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    1. Dismissed

      A Chevy Corvette cracked rims lawsuit has been dismissed after the car owner failed to convince a federal judge the wheels were defective from the time the Corvettes were sold.

    2. Case Filed

      A Chevrolet Corvette bent wheel lawsuit alleges 2015 to present Z06 and 2017 to present Corvette Grand Sport cars have wheels that crack, bend, warp and eventually cost a small fortune to replace.

  • Partially dismissed

    Matanky et al v. General Motors LLC.

    1. Partially dismissed

      A Chevy Corvette Z06 class action lawsuit will proceed for certain plaintiffs who allege GM knew the cars overheated from faulty cooling systems.

    2. Case Filed

      Chevy Corvette Z06 overheating problems have caused another lawsuit that alleges the transmissions and rear differentials overheat and cause the cars to enter "limp mode," forcing the cars to drastically lose power and speed.

    C7 Corvette Has Cracked and Warped Wheels
    Class Vehicles
    • 2015-present Corvette Z06
    • 2017-present Corvette Grand Sport
    Class Members
    Residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington

Recent Corvette News

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  1. General Motors is facing a second legal challenge for problems related to warped and cracked wheels in the C7 Corvette.

    As reported by the Detroit Free Press, the consolidated class-action lawsuit was brought by eightteen 2015-2019 C7 Corvette owners, specifically the Z06 and Grand Sport trims.

    The plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars in reimbursements for costs related to replacing wheels that are prone to deforming and cracking without impact damage because GM opted for a cast aluminum rather that a forged wheel.…

    keep reading article "Another Cracked Corvette Wheel Lawsuit Seeks Millions in Reimbursements for Owners"
  2. The 8th generation Corvette has a front trunk, sometimes referred to as a frunk.

    Despite the name change the frunk is still required to have an internal release mechanism in case your kid climbs into the frunk and gets themselves locked inside.

    The Corvette does have a release mechanism but it's an electric button instead of a physical latch. And an auditor found that the button stops working once the car enters "sleep" mode which is roughly 10 minutes after the engine is shut off.…

    keep reading article "The Corvette's Frunk Doesn't Meet Latch Safety Standards"
  3. There's growing concern that GM has made a series of bad decisions about the wheels for the C7 Corvette (2015-2019).

    1) They used cast aluminum and not forged wheels. 2) They used less than the recommended amount of casted material. 3) They blame drivers when the wheels split apart after going over bumps

    Now a lawsuit filed in California is accusing GM of systematically denying warranty coverage to owners with cracked wheel problems, even if the prolem happens well within the standard 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty.

    keep reading article "Lawsuit Says GM is Systematically Denying Warranty Coverage for Cracked Corvette Wheels"
  4. The electronic power steering may suddenly stop working in over 27,000 Cadillacs, Corvettes, and Camaros.

    An internal GM investigation found inconsistencies with the circuit boards supplied by Bosch. You’ll still be able to steer, but turning gets a heck of a lot harder without power assistance. GM will replace the entire power steering gear assemblies in a recall expected to begin this month.

    keep reading article "ATS and CTS Electronic Power Steering Recall"
  5. Last month GM announced an airbag recall affecting 4 million vehicles.

    Software errors have been found to disable the front airbags and seatbelt pretensions after "certain driving conditions." GM won't say what those conditions are, but they did say there’s been at least one death related to the bug.

    GM opened an investigation into the issue in June and contacted Delphi, the supplier of the sensing and diagnostic module. The automaker gathered additional electronic data recorder records from other incidents where the same crash symptoms occurred.

    After three days of road tests in September 2016, GM ordered the recall. The affected GMC vehicles include the Sierra lineup as well as the Yukon.

    keep reading article "Massive GM Airbag Recall"

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What Owners Say About Their Corvette

The Only Thing More Warped Than a C7 Corvette Wheel is GM's Lackluster Response

At 780 miles brought to the dealer because there was vibrating above 35 mph. dealer found that the left rear rim was bent and the right tire was defective. they refused to cover the rim under warranty and charged $300. they did cover the right tire. the car now has 2500 miles on it and i believe there are bent rims again.

2019 Corvette Owner

The Only Thing More Warped Than a C7 Corvette Wheel is GM's Lackluster Response

This is a known problem with the Grand Sport wheels and was never divulged by GM or the dealership. I am looking for compensation from either dealership or GM ... This tire was leaking and the dealer knew it. I have contacted them but received no response. If this continues to be a problem with the other wheels, I'll be forced to spend $3000 on after market wheels. This sucks.

2017 C7 Corvette Owner

The Only Thing More Warped Than a C7 Corvette Wheel is GM's Lackluster Response

At 780 miles brought to the dealer because there was vibrating above 35 mph. [The] dealer found that the left rear rim was bent and the right tire was defective. They refused to cover the rim under warranty and charged $300. They did cover the right tire. The car now has 2500 miles on it and I believe there are bent rims again.

2019 C7 Corvette Owner

The Corvette's Frunk Has Been Recalled For Two Major Safety Issues

While driving the 2020 Corvette at a low speed, the front hood flew open and impaired my visibility ... They failed to engineer the appropriate safety latch features into the hood that would prevent this from happening. Hoods are required to have a secondary latch that must be physically operated to open completely.

2020 Corvette Owner