The owner of a 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06 says that two dealer mechanics took his car on two different joyrides after he brought the vehicle in for service. The joyrides were captured on the vehicle’s dashcam, and the footage was later posted to social media. The dealer says that corrective action has been taken, but did not provide details.
According to a report from Greensboro, North Carolina CBS affiliate WFMY News 2, John Parrish brought his Corvette Z06 to Modern Chevrolet of Burlington, but was startled to discover dashcam footage that apparently shows technicians taking the sports car for a high-speed run through the local streets.
“I mean, this car is not cheap by any means,” Parrish told WFMY News 2. “I’ve worked hard to pay for it and to see somebody treating it like that when they were supposed to just fix a problem and give it back just made me feel disrespected.”
Parrish posted a video to social media calling out Modern Chevrolet and explaining the experience that he had with the service department. According to Parrish, the dealer had his car for four full weeks, only to fix a bad injector. After looking through the dashcam footage, the owner discovered that one dealer mechanic took the car for a test drive, only to pick up an unidentified woman. The mechanic then lays into the throttle and starts speeding through the local streets.
The video goes on show another mechanic take the car for a test drive, once again supposedly speeding through local roads.
WFMY News 2 emailed Modern Chevrolet about the video. The dealer responded that it was “aware of the video,” and that it had “investigated all the facts, been in personal contact with the customer, and taken prompt and appropriate corrective action,” adding that it would make no further comment on the matter.
According to Parrish, the corrective action was to replace a component on the Corvette Z06 that was damaged during service. The component was reportedly not damaged during the joyride.