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2008 Chevrolet Corvette repairs by problem area

Chart based on 113 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette repair cost distribution

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 2dr Hatch

505-horsepower 7.0L V8 6-speed manual RWD

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 
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 2009 - Sep 2013
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. 

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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
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 Montana, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009

6000 mi
Driver door sensor intermittent 
Mar 2010

6750 mi
Replaced broken driver seat back - under warantee 

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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
Jan 2009 - Jul 2012
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 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 

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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
Jan 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

2000 mi
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
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 Repair Histories

85 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. 38 of these members (44.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 113 repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Corvettes--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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