5th Generation (1997—2004) Corvette Problems

This generations ranks 37th out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (24%), windows (13%), and the lights (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Ac Is Not Working 3 complaints at an average of 51,000 miles in the 2001 Chevrolet Corvette.
  2. Air Bags Deployed While Driving 1 complaints at an average of 14,524 miles in the 2003 Chevrolet Corvette.
  3. Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 69,318 miles in the 2002 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 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2004 7 4 330 2.96
2003 14 3 319 9.57
2002 20 3 309 7.43
2001 9 3 291 6.17
2000 0 4 257 0.0
1999 2 4 134 0.47
1998 1 4 140 0.17
1997 0 7 122 0.0

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