If you have owned your 2016 Corvette for some time, no doubt that you have gotten into the C7’s instrument panel and the Driver Information Center (DIC) to play with some of the settings. One of the “fun” items in the Performance Menu is the Performance Timer which will record your speed from defined start and stop locations.
We’ve previously noted some threads on the Corvette Forum from mid-2015 which coincided with customers receiving their new 2016 Corvettes and some have reported the Performance Timer missing from their 2016’s DIC menu.
Chevy has finally said that it was a programming error and that 2016 Corvettes do indeed come with the Performance Timer. To follow up, Chevrolet has issued a service bulletin (#15814) dated March 2016 to address these Corvettes missing the feature.
The service bulletin notes that the number of 2016 Corvettes involved is approximately 10,933 vehicles:
This bulletin provides a service procedure to reprogram the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) with an updated calibration on certain 2016 model year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. These vehicles may be missing the Performance Timer in the instrument cluster.
This service procedure should be completed as soon as possible on involved vehicles currently in dealer inventory and customer vehicles that return to the dealer for any type of service during the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage period.
All involved vehicles are identified by VIN in the Global Warranty Management System – Investigate Vehicle History Application. Dealership technicians should always check this site to confirm vehicle involvement prior to beginning any required inspections and/or repairs. It is important to routinely use this tool to verify eligibility because not all similar vehicles may be involved regardless of description or option content. Additionally, a list of involved vehicles currently in dealer inventory can be found in GlobalConnect, under Departments, Service, Field Action Inventory Reports (US) or attached to the GlobalConnect message (Canada) used to release this bulletin. Customer vehicles that return for service, for any reason, and are still covered under the vehicle’s base warranty should also be checked for vehicle eligibility.
To see if your 2016 Corvette is one of the 10,933 Corvettes effected, go the Driver Information Center, select the Performance Menu and see if it’s listed there. If not, your dealer can reprogram your instrument panel to include the feature. For questions, call your Chevrolet dealer’s service department.
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