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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Problems and Repair Histories

2008 Chevrolet Corvette repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 116 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Chevrolet Corvette

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Corvette in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2012
Oct 2010

11000 mi
 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

505-horsepower 7.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Nov 2015
Aug 2009

15000 mi
The door opening module became intermittent and would refuse to open the driver's door. The driver's window would oscillate up and down at times as well. 
Oct 2009

15000 mi
The left rear wheel well trim came loose. The dealer's body shop re-attached it. 
Aug 2010

20000 mi
Water Pump was leaking a small amount. 
Sep 2010

21000 mi
Upon inspecting the car after a high speed track event I noticed the power steering pump was leaking. I took it into the dealership and they confirmed the leak, ordered a new pump and installed it the next day.  
Oct 2010

22000 mi
Was at a track event & noticed a significant amount of oil on the garage floor when the car was moved. Upon inspection found the crimps on the oil cooler line were coming apart and oil was spraying all over the bottom of the engine & car. 
Nov 2010

22000 mi
Door latch would not open the door from outside or inside of car. Had to use emergency door pulls to open the door. Door latch module was ordered and replaced thus solving the problem. 
May 2011

22000 mi
Have been chasing a major oil leak since Oct. 2010. First repair replaced oil cooler lines, second repair replaced oil pan gasket, third repair replaced front cover gasket. Symptom was an oil leak when engine speed went over 5500 rpms.  
Aug 2011

23500 mi
Rear axle nuts came loose causing the axle shafts to wear inside the wheel bearings requiring replacement of both axle shafts and both rear wheel bearings. GM sent one incorrect axle so repair was partially completed requiring another trip 
Oct 2011

26000 mi
Engine dropped an exhaust valve on August 30th, car was towed to dealer on August 31st. Engine replaced under warranty, got car back on Oct. 11th. Taking back next week for failed catalytic convertor due to coolant flowing thru exhaust. 
Nov 2011

26000 mi
When received car after engine was replaced a check engine light appeared within 3 miles of the dealership. Took car back & they used Tech II clear catalytic convertor efficiency code. After a trip returned to get convertor installed. 
Sep 2012

28000 mi
Wheel bearing was loose and making noise. Left front tie rod was loose and had to be replaced. End links on front stabilizer bar were loose. 
Oct 2012

28700 mi
Parts were ordered in September and replaced in October. 
Apr 2013

31000 mi

US $10
Seal holding tube inside dry sump tank slipped and allowed tube to rattle inside the tank. Master Cylinder 
Sep 2013

36000 mi
Crankshaft pulley separated from the engine balancer. Dealer replaced the balancer/crankshaft pulley, the bolt that holds the balancer on the crankshaft and the accessory belts. 
Oct 2015

43000 mi
Clutch Master Cylinder Replaced under manufacturers warranty extension for this part. Starter failed. 
Chevrolet Corvette in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

11000 mi
CEL on again. Right bank cat problem. 
Jun 2009

13000 mi

US $85
reflash ecu for intermittant cel 
Jul 2009

13000 mi
air conditioner 
Chevrolet Corvette in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

2000 mi
KEY FOB replaced 
Chevrolet Corvette in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2015
Oct 2013

31000 mi

US $2000
Worn valve guides, requiring cylinder head service, including new exhaust valves, new guides, and valve job. 
Chevrolet Corvette in Arkansas, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2012
May 2009

2000 mi
The full Headlamp assembly was misaligned at factory. Dealer corrected the problem under warranty. 
Oct 2011

8000 mi
CEL came on. GM recalibrated the O2 sensors. CEL cleared and has not returned in 3+ weeks 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

436-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2011
Dec 2009

14000 mi
Air bag light came on ordered seneor and replaced it. Key fob defective ordered it and replaced it 
Mar 2011

23000 mi
unexplained hole in seat cover. Covered by warranty. 
Aug 2011

25500 mi
actuator on drivers door lock bad. Ordered part. Battery leaking replaced under warenty installed door actuator that was ordered 
Chevrolet Corvette in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

14000 mi

US $135
After filling up with gas, the vehicle failed to turn over. Got a jump, went home, removed the battery and bought a new one. Installed it. No problems since. 
May 2015

21700 mi

US $158
Mass Air Flow Sensor changed out as dealer said the air filter housing had gotten loose. 
Chevrolet Corvette in Montana, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

6000 mi
Driver door sensor intermittent 
Mar 2010

6750 mi
Replaced broken driver seat back - under warantee 
Chevrolet Corvette in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2013
Oct 2009

13000 mi
no parts for headlights so car cannot be driven at night 
Dec 2009

13000 mi
ELECTRICAL GREMLINS. LIGHTS GO ON AND OFF ON THEIR OWN, HATCH UNLOCKS BY ITSELF, DRIVER DOOR FAILS TO OPEN, RADIO CHANGES CHANNELS BY ITSELF, ON AND ON. 
Mar 2010

13000 mi
various electrical problems not solved since car was new and I am not going to buy another GM car. 
Aug 2010

15000 mi
warning lights go on dash for no reason and pressing one button to change dash items no longer works. Last GM car for me. Too many electrical problems plus seat bolster wearing out with low mileage Top squeaks annoying. GM has been building this same car since 2005. Same squeaks, they do not fix the problem. "Live with it" not for a $55,000. car. 
Sep 2010

16000 mi
ELECTRICAL GREMLINS AGAIN, THIS TIME A DIFFERENT NOTICE ON DASH LIGHTS. AGAIN, NO FIX AS THIS CAR IS ONE MONTH OVER WARRANTY. NO WONDER GM WENT BROKE. 
Jul 2011

19000 mi
AIR BAG LIGHT ON 
Jul 2013

25000 mi
DOOR HANDLE BAD 
Chevrolet Corvette in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
Mar 2012

12000 mi

US $50
NPP was not working properly. replace solenoid valve glass roof panel had many small cracks in it 
Chevrolet Corvette in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2014
Aug 2010

12000 mi

US $220
A standard problem with most 'vettes is a popping/crackling noise from the removable roof panel. There is a TSB for this issue, and the TSB was fixed on my car for this trip. Parts were ordered, so the car was in the shop 1 extra day. I observed (once) a "service active handling" warning light. Technician found codes indicating problems with the steering wheel position sensor, which was replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2013

16000 mi

US $600
Completely dried up coolant after sitting for a year and a half, had to drain and recharge. Doors would not open even with fob next to the door handle; car indicated "no fob" even when fob present. Fob passed initial dealer check for battery charge. But needed batteries. 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

436-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2016
May 2010

55417 mi

US $207
Positive battery terminal leaking fluid. Replaced with Optima red-top. 
Dec 2010

62000 mi

US $215
Pads needed replaced after 3 years and 62k miles. Routine maintenance. 
Oct 2014

104500 mi

US $20
Hood support gas struts no longer held hood open. Discovered during routine oil change. 
Nov 2014

105000 mi

US $35
Seat foam collapsed on driver's seat. 
Feb 2015

108000 mi

US $240
TPMS sensor replacement. 
Chevrolet Corvette in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
Mar 2013

19000 mi

US $14
Gas cap had to be replaced due to error code and check engine light. Fairly common problem. If code comes back I'll have to take the car to a dealer for further diagnostics 
Apr 2013

19000 mi

US $50
Emission system, fuel valve solenoid had to be replaced. Also needed an adapter cable so original wire would fit the new part. 
Chevrolet Corvette in California, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

50000 mi

US $20
Driver side DRL went out. Replaced bulb 
May 2014

51000 mi
replace battery 
Chevrolet Corvette in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2010
May 2010

15000 mi
Radio problems Problems with glass top Excessive road noise Key fob problem 
Chevrolet Corvette in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2012
Oct 2009

8000 mi

US $200
The Corvette coupe has a removable hardtop. The rollers used to secure the roof to the frame were re-designed and a Service Bulletin was issued. New rollers installed and problem resolved. 
Jul 2011

13300 mi
CD player is part of the NAV system. CD Player failed. Replaced with whole new system under warranty 
Chevrolet Corvette in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2015
May 2009

16000 mi
front and rear sway bar links replaced under TSB warranty. (Squeaky only but replaced in about a half an hour for free) targa roof handles replaced under TSB because of squeaks (about a half an hour for free) 
Jul 2012

50000 mi
Needed a battery replacement. No big deal. 
Chevrolet Corvette in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

19000 mi
Top repaired, new handles. 
Jul 2010

20000 mi
Leather seat bolsters replaced due to excessive wear. 
Oct 2010

22300 mi

US $60
Diagnosis. Parts ordered for blinking exterior ambient temp gauge in center stack. Awaiting better weather to bring it in for the fix. Got my rear end fluid changed under warranty/TSB for noise and clunking. I imagine it's the newer GM fluid with the additive already in it. 
May 2011

23000 mi
Door actuator ordered. Driver door does not open unless I use the emergency release. Oil change was done but no payment tendered until job is complete. 
Jun 2011

23000 mi
New door actuator installed. 
Chevrolet Corvette in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
Oct 2012

13000 mi
Rattling and popping roof.Had my roof latches replaced under warranty with help from Alissa at GM customer svc center.13,400 miles. 
Chevrolet Corvette in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

4500 mi
Brake squeal under light application of brakes. TSB says it is normal operation so dealers are not supposed to fix, but they did pull pads off and sand them down and applied the lube to the back of the pads to try to alleviate the problem.  
Jul 2011

7000 mi

US $100
1. Front passenger A-pillar has air bubbles that show up when hot outside.rnrn2. 4LT leather dash coming unglued near driver side a-pillar After dash-pad install FM radio antenna came disconnected from the back of the radio. Dealer reconnected antenna Alignment completed New complete dash was ordered after original service appointment. Dash and a-pillar were installed during this visit 
Chevrolet Corvette in Florida, United States
- Apr 2008
Apr 2008

1050 mi
Warranty replacement of driver side door panel 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

430-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in Oregon, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

24000 mi
The drivers side door opener works erratically and is being replaced. 
Jul 2013

25000 mi
Removable roof panel rattled and squeaked when. A roller would get loose and make noise. Dealer wanted $600 for new handles with no roller. After research, I repaired it with two 3/32nd e-clips on the roller shaft that tightened it - $0.34 
Chevrolet Corvette in Idaho, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

47000 mi

US $75
Drivers side speaker blown. 
Chevrolet Corvette in Kansas, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

15000 mi
grinding noise in rear end area replace nuts on axle that were loose again 
Oct 2015

46000 mi

US $250
airbag sensor on dash kept flashing randomly 
Chevrolet Corvette in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

2000 mi
Stereo auto volume failed--new stereo head unit installed. Roof panel squeak--new latches installed. 
Chevrolet Corvette in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2015
Aug 2012

19700 mi

US $50
Speaker, in drivers door. I bought one used. & replaced it myself 
Jun 2013

21000 mi
Automatic transmission shifter, shift lock 
Chevrolet Corvette in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2014
Jun 2011

14000 mi
Alternator failed - replaced 
Chevrolet Corvette in Washington, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2016
May 2011

26750 mi
Replaced differential fluid with upgraded fluid to stop rear end growling when turning. All performed under warranty. Replaced roof hold down handles due to squeaking all done under warranty Tires replaced with Fireston Firehawk Wide Oval Run Flats due to wear on fronts being worn out on inside edges along with aligment. Cost 1,478 
Mar 2015

52000 mi

US $100
Differential clutch packs operating incorrectly - sticking. 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

430-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2015
Aug 2015

36500 mi

US $2500
Oil Pump died... 
Chevrolet Corvette in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

20460 mi

C $186
Solenoid and harness needed replacement as Engine emissions light stayed on 
Chevrolet Corvette in New York, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

9000 mi
No XM radio. Disconnected it. 
Chevrolet Corvette in Illinois, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

7000 mi

US $1700
active handling malfunction 
Chevrolet Corvette in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Apr 2011
May 2009

6000 mi
rollers for roof squeaked. Replaced for free under service bulletin  
Chevrolet Corvette in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2013

7000 mi
Engine oil leak from top of oil pan. Replaced oil pan gasket. Limited-slip differential clutches were glazed. Replaced clutches and manual transmission fluid. 
Chevrolet Corvette in Indiana, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2015
Aug 2009

9000 mi
glove compartment latch broke, unable to open. 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible

436-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in Arizona, United States
Jan 2009 - Aug 2011
Sep 2009

17000 mi

US $74
Shift hesitation on A6 - hunting for correct gear.  
Feb 2010

24000 mi
Water pump leak requiring replacement Driver seat noisy on movement 
Mar 2010

25000 mi
Brake position sensor had to be replaced due to interference with Active Handling/Traction Control systems 
Apr 2010

25000 mi
Continuation of the Service Active Handling issues 
May 2010

26500 mi
Air conditioning low pressure switch failed and had to be replaced. No cold air at times. Retained overnight to verify solutions. 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible

430-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in Hawaii, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
May 2012

4000 mi
Door window trim not installed correctly during factory assembly 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Repair Histories

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