Another C6 Corvette “Dead Battery Entrapment” Leads to Hilarious Video


Another C6 Corvette Dead Battery Entrapment leads to Hilarious Video

I’m not sure if there is something in the water or if the moon is out of alignment, but there seems to be a recent rash of people getting trapped in Corvettes whose battery has died. We already told you of the one of guy who called 911 after getting locked in his Corvette ZR1, but here is another frustrated gentleman whose calls for help to his friends result in this hilarious video being posted on youtube.

** This video contains language that is NSFW.

Modern Corvettes have electronic door mechanisms and if the battery goes dead, you have to use the manual release pull. But unless you’ve had a Corvette or read the owners manual, you may be unaware of the fail-safes that GM has provided. First, both doors have the manual release pulls between the seats and doors. Just lift it up and the door will magically open. There is also a driver’s door release in the rear hatch. Check out for illustrations if you’re still confused.

The one thing you don’t want to do is pull the hood release cable so hard that it breaks. As one of the “friends” tells the trapped tech in the video, “you’re fu**ed!”

Corvette Online via Autoblog

Man Gets Locked Inside a Corvette ZR1, Calls 911 for Help



  1. Dumb-assery kills me every time. How anyone who has a Corvette – or any car for that matter – and hasn’t read the manual during the first month of ownership (like maybe on the toilet) is beyond me. Corvettes really aren’t Chinese Puzzle Boxes.

  2. Oops! my bad. I re-read the article. I says you already told us about the guy with a ZR-1. Now there is this second idiot (Z06)that didn’t know what those levers were on the floor by the seat~!!

  3. My grandma had this happen to her except she had the windows rolled down. She had to get my aunt to come over and help her crawl out the window. Afterwards she called me to tell me, and I laughed and told her about the manual override. She wasn’t too happy.

  4. Sad that this has become a real death reality on 06/08/2015. RIP Daddy
    My Father and his dog were the ones who were trapped inside the 2007 Corvette and died 06/08/15. I was glad to see this letter has been sent to many owners in the US and Canada. If one life is saved by this letter, then they are helping create awareness of this terrible design. His death haunts me. He was a healthy well nourished male and died from hyperthermia, as stated in his autopsy. Found dead with owners manual out, but I’m sure passed out from heat before finding tiny print on page 80 of 500 page manual through sweat pouring in his eyes. His life and Leia’s was ended too soon. Some things said are very hurtful but I move on, ignoring the insensitivity of people. I think of the day before he died, he came by and was so proud of his car. What creeps me out, is the thought of what if he would have tossed my teen daughter or I the keys and said take it for a spin and one of us would have drove away, battery cable come loose and it died on us? I would have not known how to get out either. In a panic, would I have thought to get owner manual out? In 92 degree temps in Texas in June, the interior heat gets very hot fast. Its a hypothetical thought but could have happened.
    PS All he wanted was to own a Corvette like you all. Sad he only got less than 3 weeks. Not a fan of corvettes anymore.

  5. My Cadillac XLR has a similar system and it locked me in once.
    I had read of your fathers sad demise and was aware of the release handles prior to that incident.
    A passenger was locked in when I took the key fob with me to pay for fuel.

    The battery does not have to be dead or disconnected. Getting in without the key fob will also lock you in and power down the car. I know it shouldn’t have, but it did.
    A stupid system to be sure. There should ALWAYS be Keys and Key Locks on doors.

    G. Baker

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