While the vast majority of new C8 Corvette owners have had a trouble-free experience with their new cars, there are some who have dealt with various issues here and there. We’re not sugarcoating that because these things do happen and it is frustrating to have to through the process to get things fixed. That why manufacturers offer warranties so at least you don’t have to pay for it.
Perhaps one of the most frustrated owners of the 2020 Corvette is this California owner who has shared a number of videos to his YouTube channel about the various gremlins in his machine. He’s had so many different problems with the car that he’s nicknamed it the “World’s Worst C8 Corvette.”
But here’s the thing…despite all his troubles, he very much loves the car and tells us he plans on keeping it for a while.
Jaysmizle’s issues with his 2020 Corvette started last December just weeks into his first month of ownership with a bad frunk actuator where the car thinks the frunk is open when it isn’t, and speeds are limited to 26 mph. The fact that it happened as he was driving on a busy highway made it even more interesting. Getting that fixed required a trip to the dealer.
Days after getting his car back, his dash and infotainment system go dark while driving and then a few days later it reverts to demo mode. That was another trip to the dealer’s service department to get that issue fixed.
Two weeks after that all that happened, his digital display goes on the fritz again, but luckily he found a hack to fix it – just bang on the side of the center console, and presto, all the lights come back on! Then there was a video he shared that on startup, his infotainment screen showed a Cadillac logo following an update.
Now it’s late May and his C8 started acting up again with warning messages to service the Theft Deterrent System, a check-engine light displays, his radio doesn’t work, and the gas gauge shows nearly empty (when it’s not.)
In his latest video, he has just picked up the car from the dealership and realizes there are a few more miles on it than was expected. As he had set his Performance Data Recorder to record all the time like a dash camera, he reviewed the footage which shows two Chevrolet service techs taking the car out for a test drive. The driver and passenger took a 15.5-mile round-trip down the highway and back and while the tech mostly followed the speed limit, there was that moment where he accelerated to 104 mph in a 55 mph speed zone.
Needless to say, Jasmizle isn’t the happiest guy right now and so he uploaded a new video with the entire “test drive” that was captured on the memory card. He’s asking for opinions on what should he do. Although this speedy test drive is fairly mild when compared to some previous stories of techs behaving badly, it still happened. Check out the video and then leave a comment below.
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