2015 Corvette Gets Two Stop-Sales, May Become Recalls
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette is a hot commodity these days. Buyers are anxiously awaiting delivery and often paying a premium to get one in their driveways ASAP. But it looks like they're going to have to wait a little longer. Chevy has issued not just one, but two separate stop-sale orders on the beloved 'Vette. The stop-sales are due to two different problems. The first is with airbags and the second is with parking brake cables. The airbag problem affects about 2,000 vehicles, many of which are still sitting at the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The problem is with the driver's side airbag that could accidentally separate from the steering wheel during a crash. Dealers will be replacing the entire module to correct the issue. RELATED: See More Photos of the High-Performance Chevrolet Corvette Z06
The second stop-sale only affects 800 cars with about 700 of those sitting on various dealer lots throughout the country. The problem this time is that of the two rear parking brake cables used, only one may be properly attached. These cars will need to be inspected to determine if both cables are fully attached.
There hasn't been an official recall issued as a result of either problem, but according to Automotive News, it's a real possibility that there will be at a later date. So far this year, GM has issued 65 separate recalls covering 29 million cars.
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Given the criticism GM received for its handling of the ignition switch recalls, it's a good bet they'll issue the recall quickly if they feel it's warranted.
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