GM Australia has issued a recall for 109 units of the C8 Chevy Corvette over an issue related to the mid-engine sports car’s lighting system.
Per a report from Australian car website CarExpert, affected units of the C8 Chevy Corvette will turn on the primary headlamps, taillights, parking lamps, and license plate lamps during the day time when the primary light switch is set to automatic. In these conditions, the daytime running lights will also be turned off.
This issue is not compliant with the Australian Design Rule (ADR), specifically Australian Design Rule (ADR13/00)-Installation of Lighting. The ADR dictates national standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft, and emissions.
The Australian recall number is REC-005519, and was originally published on October 6th, 2022. Customers affected by this recall will be contacted by General Motors Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd with instructions to contact their local dealer, which will update the Body Control Module (BCM) software free of charge.
Customers with questions of concerns can contact GMSV Customer Care at 1800 004 678.
As GM Authority covered previously, the first deliveries of right-hand drive C8 Chevy Corvette Stingray models began in Australia and New Zealand early this year after a lengthy two-year wait. Pricing for the 2022 C8 Corvette Stingray starts at $144,990 AUD in Australia, while C8 Corvette Convertible models carry a $15,000 premium over the standard Coupe body style.
Similar to U.S.-spec models, Australian-bound C8 Corvette Stingray models are equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the factory performance exhaust system. Production of right-hand-drive models takes place alongside left-hand-drive models a the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.