The C7 Corvette Z06‘s overheating woes continue. On Wednesday, General Motors was served a fourth lawsuit alleging the high-performance Corvette is plagued with cooling system defects, and the automaker was aware of them.
GM previously addressed the matter in 2016 and said the 2017 Corvette Z06 would boast improvements to remedy the situation. Recall, the sports car was unable to complete a lap at the 2015 Motor Trend “Best Driver’s Car,” and the cooling system was one of many issues that day. At the time, GM said less than 5 percent of Corvette Z06s may exhibit overheating issues.
But, the lawsuit says otherwise. The lawsuit states over 30,000 cars exhibit overheating issues, which causes the car to enter a “limp mode” to protect itself from further damage. Most owners complained that the Z06 overheats within 15 minutes of track driving, though some claim the issues has occurred at freeway speeds on public roads. Lawyers argue this puts drivers of the car in an unsafe situation.
The fourth lawsuit covers owners from Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.
Lawyers representing the plaintiffs will seek reimbursement for owners who have purchased aftermarket parts in an attempt to fix the cooling system defects and costs for those who have taken their cars to dealerships for what the lawsuit called “futile repairs.”