More proof arrived today that General Motors is taking its responsibility to deliver safe cars more seriously than ever before.
GM announced Wednesday a recall of about fifty 2015 Corvettes because a part on the rear suspension may not have been tightened the right way and could cause a crash.
The 43 Corvettes in the United States, two more in Germany, and one in Canada were all built in Bowling Green between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 and represent the first recall this year by the company.
To us it shows that Chevy is keeping a close watch on how it makes cars by the fact that the problem was caught after such a short time of assembly.
GM says the “toe link outer ball joint on the rear suspension may not have been properly tightened during the assembly process. The toe link may loosen with the vehicle use and eventually separate.”
Vehicle stability and steering control could be reduced as a result, upping the risk of a crash.
GM spokesman Alan Adler added that the problem could also lead to loud metallic noises coming from the rear suspension, especially while cornering or going over bumps or potholes.
Dealers will inspect and replace any parts at no charge and have been instructed by GM to provide owners with free courtesy transportation to make fixing the problem as convenient as possible.
Let’s hope this small recall is indicative of the rest of the new year after a troubling 2014 when the Detroit automaker issued 84 recalls encompassing more than 30 million vehicles worldwide.
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