In the affected vehicles, the rear hatch hinges may not be in compliance with the federal government’s load requirements. As a result, the rear hatch could separate in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. This affects 4,064 2011 Corvette coupes built between Jan. 24 and June 16 and 1,691 2012 Corvette coupes built between Feb. 22 and Sept. 1.
The recall is already underway. GM says affected owners should have or should expect a notification letter soon. Dealers will replace both rear hatch hinges free of charge. Owners can call Chevy at 800-630-2438 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.