4th Generation (1984—1996) Corvette Problems

This generations ranks 15th out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (37%), electrical (20%), and the brakes (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Removable Roof Leaks at Winshield Post 1 complaints at an average of 39,800 miles in the 1988 Chevrolet Corvette.
  2. Rear Axle Is Dry 1 complaints at an average of 15,000 miles in the 1985 Chevrolet Corvette.
  3. Crank, Not Start 2 complaints at an average of 75,000 miles in the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette.

What Corvette Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 1988 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1996 0 1 21 0.0
1995 0 1 23 0.0
1994 1 1 7 0.5
1993 1 2 6 0.23
1992 3 2 5 1.09
1990 7 4 4 1.63
1988 4 5 2 1.95
1987 5 3 2 1.53
1985 2 3 1 1.28
1984 1 6 1 0.36

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