GM Stops Delivery on 2015 C7 Corvettes

Posted by at 3:26 pm on September 12, 2014

C7 CorvetteThe bad news? GM is about to issue two more recalls. The worse news? Both actions cover the C7 Chevrolet Corvette.

According to GM, a stop-sale notice has been sent to Chevrolet dealers who may have in stock some of the 2800 Corvettes potentially affected by two problems. The first problem afflicts approximately 2000 cars, which may have a driver’s side airbag that could come unseated when deployed in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

“In an effort to deal with quality issues quickly and completely, General Motors has told Chevrolet dealers to stop delivery of approximately 2000 2015 Corvettes to fix the driver’s airbag,” GM spokesman James Cain told us when we reached out for comment. “GM also has temporarily stopped shipment of the cars from the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The cars are being inspected for a suspect part that attaches the air bag to the steering wheel.”

The second recall is for a parking brake that may not have been installed properly. Cain: ”Another 800 Corvettes—most of them at dealerships—are on hold because they may have been built with only one of the rear parking brake cables fully seated and engaged. The part must be inspected to [ensure] the parking brake is operating on both rear wheels.”

If there’s any silver lining it’s that the recalls don’t affect all C7 Corvettes, and it appears that few of the recalled units have actually made it into customers’ hands. Furthermore, not all of the cars will require an actual repair, according to Cain; if those units pass muster (after official inspection and repair procedures have been published), they can be immediately released for sale.

These recalls of GM’s most high-profile car are but two more cherries on top of the really awful sundae that has been GM’s calendar-year 2014. Since January, the company has issued some 67 recalls affecting 29 million cars.

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