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CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1993

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Frequently known toas America's only true sports vehicle, the Chevrolet Corvette is among the world's most widely known and longest-running nameplates. From the rather humble six-cylinder origins in 1953 towards the 638-horsepower ZR1, the Corvette has changed a great deal with time, however it has always maintained the important thing facets of style and gratifaction which make a Vette a Vette.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/08/1995

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 04/30/1995

NHTSA ID Number: 12138

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P6P5

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

FRONT AUTOMATIC POWER DOOR LOCKS OPENED UPON DRIVING OVER BUMPY ROAD. VARIOUS SPEEDS. TT

Date Complaint Filed: 07/17/1995

Component(s): SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 07/17/1995

NHTSA ID Number: 19551

Squish VIN: -

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

SEAT BELT LOCKS UP REMAINS LOCKED UNTIL IT IS LY UNLOCKED. TT

Date Complaint Filed: 06/19/1997

Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 82440

Squish VIN: -

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

THE VEHICLE CUTS OFF AND STALLS OUT. DEALER CAN'T FIND WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. DOES NOT WANT TO RELEASE THE CAR BECAUSE IT IS A SAFETY HAZARD. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 07/30/1997

Component(s): AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 07/07/1997

NHTSA ID Number: 87093

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P2P5

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 1

Number Of Deaths: 1

Summary:

GOING ABOUT 50MPH ON EXPRESSWAY, WHEN SUDDENLY DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYED, OBSCURING DRIVER'S VIEW. MOMENTARILY LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE; HIT GUARDRAIL; HEAD WENT, HIT WINDSHIELD. TOOK TO BODY & FENDER SHOP. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 07/30/1997

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 07/17/1997

NHTSA ID Number: 87115

Squish VIN: -

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

CLIP AND PINS WHICH HOLD THE CALIPERS WORE OUT, CAUSING THE CALIPER TO BECOME DETACHED, RESULTING IN LOSS OF BRAKING. CONSUMER HAD AN ACCIDENT, CONSUMER ALSO STATED THE PIN AND CLIPS HAVE BEEN REPLACED ON A NUMBER OF TIMES. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 09/25/1998

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 09/22/1998

NHTSA ID Number: 120951

Squish VIN: 1G1Y33P2P55

Crash: -

Fire: -

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

DURING A AUTO CLUB PARADE, THE DRIVER BROUGHT THE VEHICLE TO A COMPLETE STOP, THE VEHICLE WENT TO FULL THROTTLE. DRIVER SHIFTED TO PARK AND TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF. TRANSMISSION (700R4) METAL FILINGS GET INTO THE VALVE BODY OF THE TRANSMISSION CAUSING THE GOVERN TO STAY WIDE OPEN AND THE CAR TO SURGE.

Date Complaint Filed: 09/25/1998

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 09/22/1998

NHTSA ID Number: 120972

Squish VIN: 1G1YY33P2P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONED DUE TO PARTS IN THE TRANSMISSION DETERIORATING. THIS, IN TURN, CAUSED THE THROTTLE TO STICK IN A OPEN POSITION , RESULTING IN VEHICLE ACCELERATING AT HIGH SPEED. THE BRAKING SYSTEM WAS INOPERATIVE. OCCUPANT HAD TO TURN OFF THE VEHICLE. DEALER REPLACED TRANSMISSION. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 09/25/1998

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 09/22/1998

NHTSA ID Number: 120973

Squish VIN: 1G1YY33P2P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONED DUE TO PARTS IN THE TRANSMISSION DETERIORATING. THIS, IN TURN, CAUSED THE THROTTLE TO STICK IN A OPEN POSITION , RESULTING IN VEHICLE ACCELERATING AT HIGH SPEED. THE BRAKING SYSTEM WAS INOPERATIVE. OCCUPANT HAD TO TURN OFF THE VEHICLE. DEALER REPLACED TRANSMISSION. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 01/18/1999

Component(s): STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 137013

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P8P5

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

HIGH PRESSURE POWER STEERING HOSE O-RING AT PUMP FAILED 4 TIMES, DUE TO VIBRATION. BLOWS FLUID ON CATALYTIC CONVERTERS CAUSING FIRE HAZARD. '96 VETTE HAS RE-ENGINEERED HOSE & RESTRAINT BRACKET TO CORRECT PROBLEM. '96 PARTS FIT/FIX '93 VETTE. CHEVROLET PLEADS IGNORANCE, NO BULLETIN. WASTED $600 FOR '93 STYLE PARTS (PUMP & 4 HOSES) DEALER RECOMMENDED, BEFORE I DISCOVERED PROPER '96 RETROFIT ($175). CHEVROLET SAYS IT'S MY PROBLEM.

Date Complaint Filed: 06/14/1999

Component(s): STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 06/13/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 160531

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P7P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

POWER STEERING WENT OUT WHILE CRUISING DOWN THE FREEWAY. POWER STEERING HOSE BUSTED, AND POWER STEERING FLUID WAS SPRAYED ALL OVER THE ENGINE WHICH COULD HAVE CAUSED A FIRE. DEALER IS AWARE OF PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN CORRECTED. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 10/21/1999

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 185971

Squish VIN: 1GYY33POPS1

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

POOR DESIGN CAUSED DISTRUBUTOR TO FAIL AT APPROXIMATELY 10,000 MILES, CAUSING POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARD. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 12/30/1999

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 197883

Squish VIN: 1G1JD69P3F7

Crash: -

Fire: -

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

THE SPEEDOMETER CONTINUES TO READ AT A CERTAIN SPEED ALTHOUGH THE CAR IS AT FULL STOP. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 04/25/2000

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 05/01/1993

NHTSA ID Number: 215623

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P4P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHEN BACKING OUT AND BRAKES WERE APPLIED THEY WOULD MAKE A LOUD CLUNKING NOISE IN FRONT END, AND THEN FADE AWAY. COULD FEEL IT WITHIN THE BRAKE PEDAL, AND STEERING WHEEL. HAD THE VEHICLE CHECKED NUMEROUS TIMES, COULDN'T CORRECT THE PROBLEM. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 04/25/2000

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 05/01/1993

NHTSA ID Number: 215624

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P4P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHEN BACKING OUT AND BRAKES WERE APPLIED THEY WOULD MAKE A LOUD CLUNKING NOISE IN FRONT END, AND THEN FADE AWAY. COULD FEEL IT WITHIN THE BRAKE PEDAL, AND STEERING WHEEL. HAD THE VEHICLE CHECKED NUMEROUS TIMES, COULDN'T CORRECT THE PROBLEM. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 01/30/2001

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 01/19/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 278279

Squish VIN: -

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 1

Number Of Deaths: 1

Summary:

THROTTLE BECAME STUCK IN A WIDE OPEN POSITION, CAUSING VEHICLE TO SUDDENLY ACCELERATE AT A HIGH RATE SPEED. VEHICLE DROVE COMPLETELY THROUGH HOUSE, AND FINALLY STOPPED WHEN HITTING A TREE. DRIVER SUSTAINED INJURIES. VEHICLE WAS TOTALED, AND CAUSE STILL UNKNOWN.*AK

Date Complaint Filed: 04/04/2001

Component(s): STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 12/31/1998

NHTSA ID Number: 294793

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P2P5

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

THIS PART IS AVAILABLE AT CHEVROLET - THEY ARE AWARE THAT IT IS A FLAWED CHARACTERISTIC AS THER CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM SAYS - THE FIX IS TO ADD THE ADDITIONAL FRAME SUPPORT TO THE COUPES THAT CAME STANDARD ON THE CONVERTABLE - SOME PEOPLE REFER TO IT AS THE X FRAME. IT MAKES THE CAR SHUTTLE AT ALL SPEEDS WHEN YOU REMOVE THE GLASS TOP ON COUPES - THERE IS NO SUPPORT TO THE BODY AND THE CAR BOUNCES ALL OVER THE ROAD. I REPORTED IT TO CHEVROLET BUT WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANY OTHER CASES AND IF SOMETHING CAN BE DONE IN ORDER FOR THEM TO RECALL THE VEHICLES AND FIX THEM.*AK

Date Complaint Filed: 02/22/2002

Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 02/22/2002

NHTSA ID Number: 343464

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P2P5

Crash: -

Fire: -

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

VEHICLES IS STALLING. CAUSE IS UNKNOWN. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION.*AK

Date Complaint Filed: 01/18/2002

Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 11/06/2001

NHTSA ID Number: 344833

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P6P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

LEAKING GAS LINES, REPLACED, DEALER ALSO REPLACED THE SENDING UNIT. LEAKING GAS LINES ARE CLASSIFIED AS NORMAL MAINTENANCE ITEMS, THIS IS A DESIGN FLAW.

Date Complaint Filed: 01/18/2002

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 11/06/2001

NHTSA ID Number: 344834

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P6P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

LEAKING GAS LINES, REPLACED, DEALER ALSO REPLACED THE SENDING UNIT. LEAKING GAS LINES ARE CLASSIFIED AS NORMAL MAINTENANCE ITEMS, THIS IS A DESIGN FLAW.

Date Complaint Filed: 07/16/2003

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 426322

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P6P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING CONSUMER ATTEMPTED TO STOP VEHICLE BY DEPRESSING BRAKE PEDAL. THE PEDAL WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR, RESULTING IN VEHICLE NOT STOPPING. DEALER DIAGNOSED COMPLETE BRAKE FAILURE.*AK

Date Complaint Filed: 11/10/2003

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 09/28/2003

NHTSA ID Number: 447546

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P0P5

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

FROM A STOP, WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GAS PEDAL, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD AS IF THE GAS PEDAL HAD BEEN PUSHED TO THE FLOOR AND HIT THE CAR AHEAD. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, OVER A YEAR LATER, THE CAR DID THE SAME THING, BUT FORTUNATELY DID NOT HIT ANYTHING. IN BOTH INSTANCES, WHEN THE CAR WAS SHIFTED TO NEUTRAL, THE ENGINE RETURNED TO IDLE. ON BOTH OCCASIONS, IT WAS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD THE CAR WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL BEING PRESSED WITH BOTH FEET. THE DEALERSHIP HAS NOT FOUND ANY REASON FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. I HAVE FOUND MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF THIS HAPPENING IN CORVETTES FROM 1984 TO 1996, SOME OF WHICH RESULTED IN ACCIDENTS AND EVEN DEATH. THIS IS THE DATE OF THE SECOND INSTANCE. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 02/07/2010

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Date Of Incident: 02/06/2010

NHTSA ID Number: 763061

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P5P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

ON FRIDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2010, I DROVE MY 1993 CHEVROLET CORVETTE AND THE BRAKES SEEMED TO BE FUNCTIONING NORMALLY. ON SATURDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2010, I DROVE THE SAME CAR AGAIN, AND IMMEDIATELY NOTICED THAT ITS BRAKES HAD LOST THEIR POWER BOOST-IN EFFECT, THEY WERE MANUAL BRAKES, MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO STOP QUICKLY. UPON INSPECTION, I OBSERVED THAT AN APPROXIMATELY 2" LONG CRACK HAD DEVELOPED IN THE POWER BRAKE BOOSTER CASING (WHICH IS PLASTIC). THIS IS NOT REPAIRABLE, AND A REPLACEMENT PART IS ABOUT $250. LABOR TO INSTALL A REPLACEMENT IS ABOUT $200. I HAVE NOT BOUGHT A REPLACEMENT OR HAD ANY WORK DONE, BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD IT RIGHT NOW. *TW

Date Complaint Filed: 08/24/2011

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Date Of Incident: 06/01/1996

NHTSA ID Number: 877526

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23P7P5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE UNDER A LOAD SKIPS AND OPERATES AS THOUGH IT IS ON 4 CYLINDERS ONLY. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS UNDER WARRANTY THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A GM DEALERSHIP FOR SERVICING AND WE WERE INFORMED OF THE RECALL WHEN THE VEHICLE HAD APPROX 17000 MILES. THE DEALERSHIP SERVICED THE VEHICLE AND SUPPOSEDLY COVERED THE RECALL. SOME YEARS LATER THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP FAILED ON THE LT1 ENGINE FOR THE SECOND TIME AT APPROX 37000 MILES, THE REPAIR WAS MADE AT AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR FACILITY DUE TO THE EXHORBORENT PRICES AT THE DEALERSHIP. NOW AT APPROX 54000 THE VEHICLE IS EXPERIENCING THE SAME ISSUE. THIS IS A CORVETTE, MAKING IT A COLLECTORS CAR. IT IS THE SUPPOSED TO BE THE ALL AMERICAN SPORTS CAR, NOT TO MENTION IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE EVEN MORE COLLECTIBLE BECAUSE IT IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. I AM APPALLED AT THE WORKMANSHIP AND POOR LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCED FROM GM. WHILE THIS VEHICLE MAY BE OLD BY YEARS, IT HAS LESS MILEAGE THAN MY 2006 DURANGO, YET IT RUNS WORSE! GM IS OF NO HELP, AND YET THEY ARE AWARE OF THE MANUFACTURING DEFECT BECAUSE WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS ONLY A YEAR OR SO OLD THEY ISSUED A RECALL FOR THE PROBLEM I AM EXPERIENCING. THIS IS THE THIRD REPAIR FOR THE SAME PROBLEM, THIS VEHICLE IS NOT A DRIVE EVERYDAY VEHICLE, IT IS MEANT TO BE A COLLECTOR'S VEHICLE. ALSO, GM STOPPED MANUFACTURING THIS PARTICULAR ENGINE BECAUSE OF IT'S ISSUES. *TR

Date Complaint Filed: 02/20/2012

Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Date Of Incident: 01/31/2012

NHTSA ID Number: 907573

Squish VIN: 1G1YY23PXP5

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

A NUT ON ONE OF THE FUEL LINES CONNECTING TO A FUEL INJECTOR WILL NOT STAY SCREWED ON. THE NUT KEEPS POPPING OFF. *TR

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