General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for a very small number of 2020 Corvette Stingray models over an issue with the mid-engine sports car’s driver side seatbelt retractor.
The problem: according to the NHTSA filing, the driver’s side seat belt retractor in affected 2020 Corvette models “may not lock as intended during a crash,” for undisclosed reasons.
The hazards: the automaker says there is an increased risk of injury to the driver if the seatbelt fails to properly lock in the event of a crash. The filing did not say if any injuries or accidents have been traced back to this problem.
The fix: GM says dealers will replace the driver’s side seat-belt retractor in affected 2020 Corvette models. These repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.
Affected components: seatbelt, seatbelt retractor.
- 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
Number of affected vehicles: somewhat surprisingly, only five vehicles are affected by this recall. It is not clear why such a small number of 2020 Corvette models left the Bowling Green Assembly plant with defective seatbelt retractors.
Owners should: owners are advised to wait for GM to get in contact with them, at which point they will be instructed to make an appointment at a dealership. The recall is expected to begin on November 9th, 2020. Owners with questions or concerns can contact Chevrolet customer service using the contact information below. Affected owners can also search all recall actions or campaigns that may be active on their vehicle by punching their VIN into the dedicated GM Owner Center landing page.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- Chevrolet recall number: N202307690
- NHTSA campaign number: 20V581000
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153