Remember a few years ago when there were rumors that camouflaged prototypes captured by spy photographers might actually be Cadillac mid-engine cars instead of Corvettes?
Well, maybe that rumor is true.
No, we’re just kidding, but it’s definitely no laughing matter for Jaysmizle, the owner of this Torch Red 2020 Corvette coupe, who continues to produce evidence that he has “the world’s worst Corvette ever built,” as he puts it.
We first told you a few months ago about all the gremlins that are making life miserable for this fellow, and he’s just posted yet another problem with his new Stingray.
This time the car thinks it’s a Cadillac. Whenever he cranks it up, a Cadillac crest pops up on the main touchscreen!
To prove his point, Jaysmizle cranks the car up twice while filming, and both times it shows the Caddy emblem, while also wiping out all his radio pre-sets as well as his Bluetooth connection.
“My car did that demo mode thing,” he says on camera. “It erased all of my radio pre-sets, and a Cadillac emblem comes up on the main screen. I’m not sure how that’s possible.”
“I don’t think I’m that dramatic when I say I own the world’s worst Corvette ever built,” he concludes.
“This takes the cake. Was my car built on a Friday? Does GM even care about quality control?”
Back in February, we told you about some of Jaysmizle’s other problems that he documented in several quick videos revealing the strange issues he’s had with the car.
The first problem surfaced in late December – a bad frunk actuator where the car thought the trunk is open when it’s not, limiting speeds to 26 mph. Unfortunately, this happened on a busy highway. At least, this was a known problem, and he was able to get it fixed.
Days later, problems with the digital dash and infotainment system surfaced – the radio lit up but nothing was playing, and his HUD and the lights on the steering wheel no longer worked.
We recall rumors about electrical glitches holding up the production of the C8 a couple of years ago – could this be an example?
Fortunately, Jaysmizle’s trauma isn’t representative of the vast majority of new Stingrays, which have earned raves from many others in the media. While some might argue this is the reason you don’t buy a first-year car, this kind of random thing could probably happen with a 2023 or 2024, too.
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