The Corvette provides abundant torque and power on demand. It also sounds invigorating when pushed. Both a comfortable cruiser and an exciting sports car, it has a roomy interior and the optional power convertible top is simple to use. Handling is capable with the standard suspension, but steering is light and lacks feedback, which undermines agility.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
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The 2007 Chevrolet Corvette has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Chevrolet Corvette owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Right rear axle lubricant leak"

Walter G., BC (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"It's a Corvette--they all have squeaks and rattles."

David G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Targa top squeaks"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"As with all Corvettes, it had squeaks and rattles. Duh"

David G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"It's a Corvette. Squeaks and rattles are endemic."

David G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"clunks coming from the roof"

Jim W., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette 7.0-L V8)

"just rattles a lot inside car"

Jeff B., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Removable Top squeeks"

Robert A., WA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"It's a Corvette. It comes with squeaks and rattles"

David G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Roof rattle when driving"

Eric A., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 7.0-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"The cable between the gear selector & the transmission broke. Because of the location of the part the labor to repair was over $500 plus the wrecker fee for towage."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Car would intermittently not shift out of Park"

David G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Gear selector would intermittently freeze and not allow shifting into reverse."

David G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Could not start the vehicle due to shift linkage break--vehicle had to be towed to dealership for repair"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"The shifter was able to move in all gear indicators, but would not get the transmission out of park. The problem was the shifter cable end links broke"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Whole new gear shifter and cable had to be installed. Thank goodness we had an extended warrranty that covered it"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Cable between shift lever and transmission broke"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Plastic fitting where shift linkage attaches to the gear selector failed"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Problem present when bought - Dealer (LIAR) said it just needed fluid added but needed master & slave cyl replaced - service dept let car set in shop a week "waiting for parts" a LIE: Complaint to GM got car fixed within 24 hours - no charge"

Daniel M., IL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Clutch hydraulic master cylinder failed. Assembly required replacement"

Anonymous, MS (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Harmonic balancer was wobbling severely and wearing out serpentine belts and causing load squealing. Had the balancer replaced with a lifetime warranty aftermarket race rated unit"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"pulley beginning to wobble/come loose"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Balance assembly + belts had to be replaced"

Paul E., NM (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Fuel leaks

"fuel pump gasket leak need to pull rear end off car to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Oil pan gasket leaking"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"fuel indicator does not indicate fuel level. Have had several service tickets but each time the problem remains"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base)

"Fuel sender unit contact points were worn out and was replaced. Fuel pump, hoses and lines between tanks were replaced. Two separate tanks in Corvette required with auto transmission required to be removed to drop tanks and repair. Two sensors replac"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"mass airflow sensor failed at 75000"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Check engine light came on. Took to dealer who replaced a knock sensor. Cost of part was about $20 and the labor was about $446 for a total of $466"

Diane D., AZ (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

",Check engine light was on, fuel gauge read empty with full tank of gas. Panel read "Service Fuel System""

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The problem was a sensor that had become loose from the brake system. When it was put back in place the problem was negated"

Steven K., AZ (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"replaced brakes, rotors, at 40,000 miles; regular wear and tear"

Roderick A., TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Rotors

"regular wear and tear at 40,000 miles"

Roderick A., TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Squeaking

"Low pressure brake application ALWAYS emits squeal"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Steering requires frequent alignment in spite of low mileage"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Leaking rear shock"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"Front torsion bar separated (do not drive this car hard) and repairs were over 1000.00"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

"Front tires have excessive wear due to alignment problems"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is delaminating in several places"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Delamination"

John V., TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Paint has faded"

Richard F., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"The trunk lid and hood have both have some fading and loss of clear coat [I think]. I will need to have it painted. I live if Florida and the car is not garaged, so maybe it is to be expected"

William H., FL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Does not work at all"

Richard F., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base)

"Unable to eject CD or Navigation DVD"

Joao S., MI (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"Display screen comes but I can only use CD player. Radio , Navigation systems do not work"

Joseph P., NC (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Convertible top

"The band that controlled the function of the convertible top wore out and needed to be replaced"

Steven K., AZ (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Windows

"Switch in passenger door failed and regulator in drivers door failed."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

"Neither window will go up and down. $1,100.00 each to fix"

Richard F., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Engine overheated, replaced hose and then radiator"

Richard F., CA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Water pump

"leaking, overheating"

Gregory P., FL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Driver door control module failed, Had it replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"I received a notice from GM (re-call) to have a wiring harness replaced which could effect my front running, and headlights.( no charge)"

Thomas G., NY (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Compressor bearing failure necessitated replacement"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"There is a rotten egg smell that has been with the car since it was new. The dealer has told my wife that it is the gas she is using or that she is not driving it enough to get the converter up to the proper temperature. But it has been there since"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Had to replace"

Robert A., WA (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.0-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"The valve guides were worn prematurely and necessitated new cylinder heads"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 7.0-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 14 2014
The loss of low beam headlamp illumination will decrease the driver's visibility, as well as the vehicle's conspicuity to other motorists, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles manufactured March 29, 2004, through June 22, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the underhood bussed electrical center (UBEC) housing can expand and cause the headlamp low beam relay control circuit wire to bend. If the wire is repeatedly bent, it may fracture causing a loss of low beam headlamp illumination.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a jumper wire to correct this condition, free of charge. The recall began January 2, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 13146. Note: Model year 2008-2013 Chevrolet Corvettes will be covered under customer satisfaction program number 14203 for the same issue.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V251000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103158
STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Dec 23 2009
IF THERE IS A COMPLETE SEPARATION, THE ROOF PANEL MAY DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN, IT COULD STRIKE A FOLLOWING VEHICLE AND CAUSE INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2007 CORVETTE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A REMOVABLE ROOF AND MODEL YEAR 2006 AND 2007 CORVETTE Z06 VEHICLES. THE ADHESIVE BETWEEN THE ROOF PANEL AND THE FRAME MAY SEPARATE. IF THERE IS A PARTIAL SEPARATION, THE DRIVER MAY NOTICE ONE OR MORE SYMPTOMS, SUCH AS A SNAPPING NOISE WHEN DRIVING OVER BUMPS, WIND NOISE, POOR ROOF PANEL FIT, ROOF PANEL MOVEMENT/BOUNCE WHEN A DOOR OR HATCH IS CLOSED, OR A WATER LEAK IN THE HEADLINER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DESIGN ROOF PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM SAFETY RECALL NO. 090230.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V491000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22090
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