Chevrolet Corvette Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (19)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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00V111
On these passenger vehicles, the lap belt webbing can twist, allowing the webbing to become jammed in the retractor. When the belt webbing becomes jammed in the retractor, the seat belt may be unusable.
Dealers will install inserts to the belt web guide of each lap belt retractor. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during May 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.
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04V060
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with electronic column lock systems (ECL), when the ignition switch is turned to "lock," the ECL prevents turning of the steering wheel. When the vehicle is started, the ECL unlocks the steering column. The vehicle is designed so that if the column fails to unlock when the vehicle is started and the customer tries to drive away, the fuel supply will be shut off stopping the engine. This prevents the vehicle from being driven when it cannot be steered. However, if voltage at the Powertrain Control Module is low or interrupted, the fuel shut off may not occur and the vehicle can be driven while the steering column is locked. If this occurs, a crash could occur.
On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, the dealer will disable the steering column lock by removing the column lock plate. When the ignition key is removed, the transmission shifter will lock, but the steering column will not lock. On vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the dealer will reprogram the powertrain control module. The steering column on these vehicles will continue to lock when the key is removed. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.
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04V060000
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with electronic column lock systems (ECL), when the ignition switch is turned to LOCK the ECL prevents turning of the steering system. When the vehicle is started, the ECL unlocks the steering system. The vehicle is designed so that if the column fails to unlock when the vehicle is started and the customer tries to drive, the fuel supply will be shut off so that the vehicle cannot move when the vehicle cannot be steered. If voltage at the powertrain control module is low or interrupted, however, the fuel shut off may not occur and the vehicle can be accelerated while the steering system is locked. If this occurs, a crash could occur without warning.
On vehicles equipped with an Automatic Trnasmission, the dealer will disable the steering column lock by removing the column lock plate. When the ignition key is removed, the transmission shifter will lock but the steering column will not lock. On vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the dealer will reprogram the powertrain control module. The steering column on these vehicles will continue to lock when the key is removed. Owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.
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04V273
On certain passenger vehicles, the washers in the lower control arm ball stud nut/washer assemblies were made of the wrong material. The washers may fracture and become loose or fall away from the vehicle, reducing clamp load. Separation of the control arm ball stud and steering knuckle, due to disengagement of the tapered attachment and retaining nut, is possible. If the control arm separates from the knuckle, the affected corner of the vehicle will drop and the control arm would be forced downward, contacting the wheel. The affected wheel could tilt outward and create a dragging action that would tend to slow the vehicle and create a tendency for the vehicle to turn in the direction of the affected wheel. In extreme situations, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle. Separation of the wheel assembly would also sever that wheel's hydraulic brake hose and result in diminished braking performance of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.
Dealers will inspect the ball stud joints and measure the torque of the nut for all front lower control arms in all models affected as well as the rear lower control arms on the XLR and Corvette. If the torque is not at specification, the dealers will replace the ball stud, the knuckle, and the nut. If the torque is at specification, the dealers will replace the nut/washer assembly only. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August or September 2004. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.
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Electrical system, air bags


2021-06-03
21V421000
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2021 Buick Envision, Cadillac CT4, CT5, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Corvette, Suburban, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL vehicles. The communications gateway module incorrectly processes a loss of communication with the sensing diagnostic module (SDM), causing the air bag malfunction indicator light to inconsistently illuminate.
The air bag malfunction indicator light may fail to warn the driver of a problem with the air bag, increasing the risk of injury.
Dealers will update the software in the communications gateway module, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 19, 2021. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212338110.
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Service brakes


2020-09-24
20V588000
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac CT4, CT5 and XT4, 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, and 2020-2021 Buick Encore GX vehicles. Sensor connection contamination in the electronic brake boost system may cause an interruption of communication between the sensor and the brake boost system.
If communication with the sensor is interrupted, the electronic brake boost assist could be lost. Extra pedal force will be required to slow and stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electronic brake boost module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-333-4223, or Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is A202307260.
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Seat belts


2020-09-24
20V581000
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The driver's seat belt retractor may not lock as intended during a crash.
In the event of a crash, if the driver's seat belt fails to lock, there is an increased risk of injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's side seat-belt retractor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 9, 2020. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-866-522-9559. GM's number for this recall is N202307690.
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Structure, electrical system


2020-08-18
20V489000
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. Despite visual and audible warnings, the vehicle can be driven with the front trunk lid unlatched.
An unlatched hood can open when driving above a certain speed, obstructing the driver's forward view and increasing the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the software in the vehicle's Body Control Module to limit the vehicle speed to 26 mph when the hood is not completely closed and latched, free of charge. In addition, the operation of the hood release on the key fob will be modified to reduce the likelihood of inadvertent hood release actuations. Owners also may allow the vehicle to be remedied via an Over-The-Air software update. The recall is expected to begin October 3, 2020. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-866-522-9559. GM's number for this recall is N202311160.
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Latches/locks/linkages, electrical system


2020-08-06
20V461000
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The release button located inside the front trunk compartment may not function after the vehicle has been shut off for ten minutes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, "Internal Trunk Release."
If a person climbs inside the front trunk compartment and closes the lid, they may be trapped inside, increasing the risk of injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the software in the vehicle's Body Control Module (BCM) to allow the release switch to always work, free of charge. Owners also may allow the vehicle to be remedied via an Over-The-Air software update. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2020. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-866-522-9559. GM's number for this recall is N202309350.
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Steering


2019-02-07
19V086000
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Cadillac CTS, and 2017 Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Camaro, and Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The electric power steering (EPS) assist system may fail.
Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering gear assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed in late March 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. GM' number for this recall is N182182760.
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