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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Problems and Repair Histories

73 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. 34 of these members (46.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 92 repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Corvettes--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet Corvette problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Chevrolet Corvette problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet Corvette repairs by problem area

20% of the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 34% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 22% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 92 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, 20% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, and 40% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Chevrolet Corvette problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

505-horsepower 7.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 2000    
2000 0 The full Headlamp assembly was misaligned at factory. Dealer corrected the problem under warranty. 
8000 0 CEL came on. GM recalibrated the O2 sensors. CEL cleared and has not returned in 3+ weeks 
 
Chevrolet Corvette in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 10000    
11000 0 CEL on again. Right bank cat problem. 
13000 85 reflash ecu for intermittant cel 
13000 0 air conditioner 
 
Chevrolet Corvette in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 14000    
15000 0 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. 
15000 0 The left rear wheel well trim came loose. The dealer's body shop re-attached it. 
20000 0 Water Pump was leaking a small amount. 
21000 0 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.  
22000 0 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. 
22000 0 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. 
22000 0 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.  
23500 0 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 
26000 0 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. 
26000 0 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. 
28000 0 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. 
28700 0 Parts were ordered in September and replaced in October. 
31000 10 Seal holding tube inside dry sump tank slipped and allowed tube to rattle inside the tank. Master Cylinder 
36000 0 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. 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

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

Chevrolet Corvette in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 9000    
13000 0 no parts for headlights so car cannot be driven at night 
13000 0 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. 
13000 0 various electrical problems not solved since car was new and I am not going to buy another GM car. 
15000 0 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. 
16000 0 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. 
19000 0 AIR BAG LIGHT ON 
25000 0 DOOR HANDLE BAD 
Chevrolet Corvette in Montana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 2000    
6000 0 Driver door sensor intermittent 
7000 0 Replaced broken driver seat back - under warantee 
25000  

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

436-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 11000    
16000 0 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) 
50000 0 Needed a battery replacement. No big deal. 
Chevrolet Corvette in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 4000    
8000 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. 
13300 0 CD player is part of the NAV system. CD Player failed. Replaced with whole new system under warranty 
 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

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

Chevrolet Corvette in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 1000    
2000 0 Stereo auto volume failed--new stereo head unit installed. Roof panel squeak--new latches installed. 
 

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Hatch

430-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed manual RWD

Chevrolet Corvette in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 7000    
9000 0 glove compartment latch broke, unable to open. 
25000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 11000    
17000 74 Shift hesitation on A6 - hunting for correct gear.  
24000 0 Water pump leak requiring replacement Driver seat noisy on movement 
25000 0 Brake position sensor had to be replaced due to interference with Active Handling/Traction Control systems 
25000 0 Continuation of the Service Active Handling issues 
26500 0 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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