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What problems have you had with your C6? (1/39)
 11/20/19 3:55pm
Adam Wartell
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I had a suggestion to collect a list of common problems that people have experienced with their C6.  It could be anything from strange tire wear to electrical issues.  Whatever the issue(s), reply to this post with the Year, Model & Engine of your C6 and a brief description of the issue(s) you had, and what the cause and solution were.  



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Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (2/39)
 11/6/13 12:28pm
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Air bag light on,wiggle the wires under the drivers seat ,the light went off

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Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (3/39)
 11/7/13 11:28am
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On my 2006 had to have the targa roof replaced through a factory recall due to adhesive letting go.  If you have a 2005 or 2006 and the top creaks, check it out since it could de-laminate and fly off the car.
Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (4/39)
 11/7/13 11:32am
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I have a new 2013 coupe with the infotainment option including XM radio and navigation.  The navigation doesn't work within a couple miles of my house or within most developments in Southeastern North Carolina.  I've had the navigation disk checked and I DO have the most current.  Chevrolet claims that this is normal operation.  The local service tech. told me that the technology of the disk based navigation goes back to 1998.  The C7 is satellite based and works better according to him. 
 
I'd appreciate any suggestions in using the C6 navigation.  I currently have my Garmin Nuvi mounted above the factory unit and use that.  I do not use the nav that came with the car.
 
Thanks,
Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (5/39)
 11/7/13 3:23pm
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My 2005 had the battery replaced under warranty, I replaced the EVAP solenoid this season. The dreaded "Service Traction Control System" light just started, even after the recall was done (it was done about 2 or 3 years ago). But that's about all in the 8 yrs that I've owned it. It's been a great car. I do baby it though. The exhaust was replaced because it was too quiet.... ha! ha!

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Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (6/39)
 11/7/13 6:25pm
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I'd be interested in what you replaced the exhaust with.  I'm looking for a little more sound, but no droning on the highway, and no head turning under normal acceleration.
 
thanks,
Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (7/39)
 11/8/13 11:07am
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BB bullets best sound

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Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (8/39)
 11/8/13 4:52pm
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chuckjosephson said: I'd be interested in what you replaced the exhaust with.  I'm looking for a little more sound, but no droning on the highway, and no head turning under normal acceleration.
 
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Chuck, I had a Corsa sport installed. I did not get the X pipe since I like the burble sound when you back off of it. Sounds great at idle & gives a little more "roar" when accelerating. Absolutely no drone at highway speeds. Should've come that way from the factory.

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Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (9/39)
 11/10/13 5:24pm
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Front tire wear on my 2007, they looked good but they were wore down to the threads on the inside edge. Replaced with continental extreme contacts all around much better ride and quit.
Also had a vibration like noise from the right side of the car, found out it was the plastic cover at the base of the windshield by the wipers, dealer replaced it and no more noise.
Had the creaky top but a little silicone on the seals took care of that, mine wasn't included in the recall.
Re: What problems have you had with your C6? (10/39)
 11/11/13 9:55am
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Same here. Picked the car up the Monday before Corvettes at Carlisle (2010), and new Corsa Sport exhaust installed that Friday. Same as I had on my 2007. Everybody that hears it comments on how good it sounds.
 
Not the loudest of them all, but absolutely zero drone at all RPM and an awesome sound, including the burble when letting off.
 
 


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