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Recall 14V568000

Parking Brake Fails

Recall Details

The parking brake may only engage on one of the two rear wheels, due to the cables not being fully seated. Dealers will inspect and correct the parking brake installation free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The parking brake may engage on only one of the two rear wheels, which could result in the vehicle rolling away when parked on a steep grade. This could result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Corvette must be performed by a Chevrolet dealership. General Motors began notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2014 If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chevrolet dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14620.

Brakes, September 17, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 17, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
783
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V568000
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles manufactured August 20, 2014, to September 4, 2014. In the affected vehicles, only one of the rear parking brake cables may be fully seated and engaged, resulting in the parking brake only operating on one of the rear park brake drums. Without the parking brake working on both rear wheels, the vehicle may roll away if parked on a steep gradient. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence
If the parking brake cable isn't fully seated and engaged on both of the rear park brake drums, the vehicle may roll away if parked on a steep gradient, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the park brake cable installation, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 31, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14620.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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