The 3 Most Common Corvette Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Corvette owners.

  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…

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  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…

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  3. Passlock Security

    One of Chevrolet’s solutions for stopping thieves from driving away with a car is, coincidently, doing the same thing to the actual owner.

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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.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

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).

  1. 8th Generation Corvette

    Years
    2020–2020
    Reliability
    N/A
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  2. 7th Generation Corvette

    Years
    2014–2019
    Reliability
    34th out of 80
    PainRank
    4.13
    Complaints
    49
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  3. 6th Generation Corvette

    Years
    2005–2013
    Reliability
    38th out of 80
    PainRank
    4.9
    Complaints
    86
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  4. 5th Generation Corvette

    Years
    1997–2004
    Reliability
    29th out of 80
    PainRank
    3.49
    Complaints
    56
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  5. 4th Generation Corvette

    Years
    1984–1996
    Reliability
    6th out of 80
    PainRank
    0.58
    Complaints
    24
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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.

Recent Corvette News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

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    A judge has granted GM's motion to dismiss one of the cases alleging the automaker should reimburse C7 Corvette owners for cracked and warped wheels.

    The lawsuit claims GM is breaching its warranty by blaming any instances of cracked wheels on owners driving habits. But the plaintiff made a few key mistakes:

    1. By blaming the design, the plaintiff technically never provided a plausible claim to his breach of express warranty accusation since the warranty only covers only covers defects "due to materials or workmanship." 🙄
    2. The plaintiff had his wheels repaired at a 3rd party before contacting GM and asking for a reimbursement while the warranty "requires a customer to go to a Chevrolet dealer facility within the warranty period and request[ed] the needed repairs."…

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    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.…

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    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.…

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    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.

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    #recall
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    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.

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    carcomplaints.com

    A Texas man says his Corvette has been loaded with problems from the moment he drove it off the lot.

    After paying $76,000 for the sports car, the plaintiff says he began experiencing problems with the Corvette including failure to start, loud rattling sounds, stalling, problems with the GPS navigation system and problems with the electrical system.

    In the first year of ownership, the plaintiff says there were six warranty repairs requiring 50 days in the shop. He wants GM to buy the car back, but they want nothing to do with that bucket o' problems.

    It's up to a judge now.

    Have you had a similar, repair-filled experience?

What Owners Say About Their Corvette

C7 Corvette Has Cracked and Warped Wheels

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.

C7 Corvette Has Cracked and Warped Wheels

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.

C8 Corvette Frunk Problems

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.