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6,000 New Corvettes Being Recalled!

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On: Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 9:34AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


6,000 New Corvettes Being Recalled!

So it seems that even the venerable American sports car can be subject to faulty manufacturing from time to time. Under normal circumstances, 5,755 model call-backs doesn't represent a huge recall, but being that Corvettes are "mass produced" in relatively low numbers to begin with, nearly 6,000 represents a fairly sizable percentage of the total number of 2011-2012 models running around out there. It seems that the rear hatch hinges for some of these sporty cars were not made to handle load imposed on them in the event of a crash and could cause the hatch to fly off in the event of an accident, causing even more destruction.  

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Chevrolet / Corvette2010-2012
Manufacturer:General Motors LLC
Mfr's Report Date:Oct 03, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:11V491000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Structure: Body: Hatchback/Liftgate: Hinge and Attachments
Potential Number of Units Affected:5,755

Summary:

General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette coupe vehicles, manufactured from January 24, 2011, through September 1, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 206, "door locks and door retention components". The rear hatch hinges may not meet the load requirements specified in the safety standard.

Consequence:

The rear hatch could separate in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:

GM will notify owners and dealers will replace both rear hatch hinges free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before October 7, 2011. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.

Notes:

GM's Safety Recall Campaign Number is 11258. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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