While we were in Bowling Green in late August for the National Corvette Museum Corvette Caravan, my son Chris and I enjoyed touring the factory for probably the fifth or sixth time since 1997.
We didn’t realize it at the time, but we were actually watching some of the 2015 Stingrays being assembled that are now being recalled by Chevrolet for two separate problems.
The first recall involves 783 Corvettes because the parking brake cable isn’t fully seated and engaged on both of the rear parking brake drums, meaning the Stingrays could roll away if parked on a steep grade, increasing the risk of a crash.
The affected cars were built from Aug. 20, 2014 to Sept. 4, 2014 – right in the middle of the museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.
The second recall affects just 89 Stingrays built from Aug. 20 -27, 2014 and involves the driver airbag module back plate, which may fracture and allow the driver airbag to separate from the steering wheel.
The good news is that GM has been on top of these situations from the get-go, with the company issuing a stop-delivery order to dealers in mid-September.
More good news is that no crashes, injuries, or fatalities have been linked to either recall, according to GM.
To fix the problems, dealers will inspect and correct the park brake cable installation and replace the driver airbag.
GM spokesman Alan Adler said since the service procedure for the parking brake cable recall was released on Sept. 29, some 57 percent of the affected Corvettes have already been inspected and repaired as necessary.
In the case of the airbag recall, it actually begins today (Oct. 27), and owners can call Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 for more information.
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