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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Chevrolet Corvette recalls

 

For Models: Chevrolet Corvette

Body, Interior & Misc., October 3, 2011

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The rear hatch hinges may not meet the load requirement as specified in the federal safety standards. In the event of a crash, the rear hatch could separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace both rear hatch hinges to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 11258

 

For Models: Chevrolet Corvette

Suspension & Steering, April 30, 2010

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In certain cases, repeated movement of the steering column on vehicles equipped with tilt andtelescoping options may cause a signal interruption with the column. If this were to occur, the "service active handling system" message would be displayed. One or more of the brakes could apply, possibly causing the vehicle to pull to the left or right. Failure of the driver to react to the change in vehicle movement could result in a crash. Dealers will perform repairs necessary to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin on April 30, 2010. The General Motors recall number is 10118.

For Models: Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Body, Interior & Misc., April 21, 2010

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The adhesive bonding the roof panel to its frame may separate. Partial separation could result in one or more of the following: snapping noise over bumps, wind noise, poor roof panel fit, roof panel movement when a door is closed, or a water leak. Total separation while the vehicle is in motion could result in personal injury or property damage. Dealers will install a new roof panel to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during April 2010. The General Motors recall number is 90230.

For Models: Chevrolet Corvette

Body, Interior & Misc., October 19, 2006

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The adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate. The roof panel may detach from the vehicle and could strike another vehicle and cause injury and property damage. Dealers will inspect the roof panel and secure or replace it as necessary. This recall began on October 19, 2006.

For Models: Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Express 1500, Chevrolet Express 2500, Chevrolet Express 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Chevrolet Silverado SS, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 HD, GMC Sierra 2500 HD, GMC Sierra 3500, GMC Sierra Denali, GMC Yukon, Hummer H2, Isuzu Ascender

Suspension & Steering, October 14, 2005

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Some vehicles have a power steering hose that was not made to specification and may rupture under extreme steering conditions. If this were to happen, power steering assist would be lost and steering effort would increase. On vehicles equipped with hydro-boost brakes, braking effort would also increase. If power steering fluid were to spray on hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could also occur. Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for the two suspect date codes and replace them if needed. The recall began October 14, 2005. The GM recall number is 05086.

For Models: Cadillac XLR, Chevrolet Corvette

Brakes, January 18, 2005

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On certain vehicles, the rear brake lines may be close, or come into contact with the exhaust manifold. This could heat the lines and boil the brake fluid; the lines could also wear from contact. If the brake fluid boils, or leaks, effectiveness of the rear brakes would be reduced and a crash could occur.

Dealers will inspect the left engine exhaust manifold clip for alignment and placement on the body mounted stud. If it's correct, they will reposition the clip on the brake lines and reinstall the clip on the stud. Dealers will ensure that both rear brake lines have the proper clearance to the left exhaust pipe and the machining tab on the rear differential housing will be removed. The brake lines in the affected areas will be inspected for damage and will be replaced if there are signs of wear-through on the nylon overcoating. The recall began January 18, 2005. The GM recall number is 04086.

For Models: Cadillac CTS, Cadillac XLR, Chevrolet Corvette

Suspension & Steering, August 25, 2004

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The washer for the control arm ball stud may have been made of the wrong material, and may fracture and fall out, or become loose. The control arm may separate from the steering knuckle due to disengagement of the tapered stud, causing the vehicle to drop at that corner. In extreme situations, the wheel may separate completely from the vehicle. Either condition would impair handling and increase the chances of a crash. Dealers will inspect the torque on the ball stud joints on all front and rear lower control arms. If the torque is not to specification, the ball stud, knuckle, and nut will be replaced. If the torque is to specification, the dealers will replace only the ball stud nut and washer. The recall began August 24, 2004. The GM recall number is 04043.

For Models: Chevrolet Corvette

Suspension & Steering, April 26, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC COLUMN LOCK SYSTEMS (ECL), WHEN THE IGNITION SWITCH IS TURNED TO ┬┐LOCK,┬┐ THE ECL SYSTEM PREVENTS TURNING OF THE STEERING SYSTEM. WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED, THE ECL UNLOCKS THE STEERING SYSTEM. THE VEHICLE IS DESIGNED SO THAT IF THE COLUMN FAILS TO UNLOCK WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED AND THE CUSTOMER TRIES TO DRIVE, THE FUEL SUPPLY WILL BE SHUT OFF SO THAT THE VEHICLE CANNOT MOVE WHEN THE VEHICLE CANNOT BE STEERED. IF VOLTAGE AT THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE IS LOW OR INTERRUPTED, HOWEVER, THE FUEL SHUT OFF MAY NOT OCCUR AND THE VEHICLE CAN BE ACCELERATED WHILE THE STEERING SYSTEM IS LOCKED. ALSO WHEN THE CONTROL SYSTEM SHOWS THAT THE ECL IS UNLOCKED AND THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, THE LOCK PIN LOCATION CAN VARY. DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE LOCK PLATE RELATIVE TO THE SWITCH TRANSITION POINT, THERE COULD THEN BE CONTACT BETWEEN THE LOCK PLATE AND PIN CAUSING THE STEERING TO LOCK WHILE DRIVING .

For Models: Chevrolet Corvette

Body, Interior & Misc., November 13, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LAP BELT WEBBING CAN TWIST ALLOWING THE WEBBING TO BECOME JAMMED IN THE RETRACTOR.

For Models: Chevrolet Corvette

Body, Interior & Misc., July 15, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SEAT BELTS IN THESE VEHICLES INCORPORATE AN ENERGY MANAGEMENT LOOP. THIS LOOP IS INADEQUATE TO ABSORB THE NECESSARY FORCES THAT CAN BE EXERTED ON IT. THEREFORE, THE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."