General Motors has issued two stop-sale recalls for certain 2015 model year Chevrolet Corvettes, Automotive News reports. The C7 Corvette Stingray is a hot commodity as of late, and these recalls will force dealers to turn customers away until the problems can be remedied.
The problem: The first recall covers the drivers side airbag in certain 2015 Corvettes, which could separate from the steering wheel in the event of a crash, increasing the chances of injury. The second recall is for certain Corvettes where the parking brake cable was not fully seated and engaged during manufacturing. This means the brake will only operate on one of the rear brakes, increasing the chances of a rollaway.
Vehicles affected: Certain 2015 model year C7 Corvettes are affected.
Number of affected vehicles: The first recall covers about 2,000 Corvettes, while the second covers an additional 800, 700 of which are on dealer lots. GM says very few of the vehicles wrapped up in this recall have been sold to customers.
The fix: Parts are not available at this time to fix the airbag recall, however GM says the airbag module will eventually need to be replaced with a revised version. A fix for the parking brake recall was not listed in AN’s report on the matter, but it seems likely the brake cable will have to be inspected by a dealer and correctly fastened and seated.
Contacts: Customers with questions or seeking more information may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or use this website to search GM’s recalls using your VIN.