The problem: according to a statement released by General Motors, the internal release button on the inside of the frunk may not work if the vehicle enters low-power sleep mode.
The hazards: all 2020 Corvette models are programmed to enter low-power sleep mode after 10 minutes of sitting with the power off, so if a “small person” was inside the frunk after the vehicle entered low power mode, they could become trapped inside with no way to get out, increasing the risk of injury or death.
- 2020 Corvette Coupe
- 2020 Corvette Convertible
Affected parts: frunk release mechanism, BCM software.
The fix: GM will perform an over-the-air update on the 2020 Corvette’s Body Control Module (BCM). This should repair the software fault that made it so the frunk release does not work when the low-power sleep mode is engaged.
Owners should: 2020 Corvette owners who have enabled over-the-air updates on the vehicle will not have to do anything for this recall, apart from waiting for the BCM update to download. Owners who did not enable this feature can take their car to a dealership to have the software updated instead. Owners with questions to concerns can contact Chevrolet or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration using the information provided below.
Notably, this fix will not address the problems that some 2020 Corvette owners have experienced with the vehicle’s frunk flying open as they drive down the road. As of this writing, GM had not responded publicly to these owner complaints.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153