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GM issued two recalls today on some 2015 Corvettes, even going further by requiring dealers to stop sales/deliveries of affected models. The two issues are that for some cars, are that the air bag could become detected from the steering wheel in a crash event and, second, regarding parking brakes not working properly because one of the parking brake cables was not installed properly. GM noted that very few of the Corvettes have been delivered to customers, with most still at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant lots


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GM issues 2 recalls, stop-sale orders for 2015 Corvettes!

General Motors is issuing two more recalls, both on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, according to stop-delivery orders sent to dealers today.

The recalls, GM’s first in more than a month, bring its total number for the year to 67. They cover problems with airbag and parking brake cables on a total of nearly 2,800 cars, though very few have been sold to customers, a GM spokesman said.

Neither recall has been announced publicly yet, and parts are not available for the airbag repair. They come amid strong sales of the redesigned Corvette Stingray, forcing dealers to turn down potential buyers until the problems are resolved. GM sold 2,679 Corvettes in August vs. 655 during the same month last year.

The airbag recall covers about 2,000 Corvettes, many of which are still at the plant in Bowling Green, Ky. According to the stop-delivery order, the driver’s side airbag in those cars could separate from the steering wheel in a crash, increasing the potential for injuries. Dealers will be instructed to replace the airbag module with a revised version.

The second recall covers about 800 Corvettes, 700 of which are on dealer lots. GM said the cars were “built without one of the rear parking brake cables fully seated and engaged. That means the parking brake will only operate on one of the rear brake drums, reducing its operational capability and potentially allowing the car to roll away if parked on a steep hill. The defect means the cars would violate federal rollaway-vehicle standards.

Both problems were discovered in recent weeks, the GM spokesman said. They are the first recalls affecting the 2015 Corvette, though four others cover earlier model years of the car.

They come after GM CEO Mary Barra said during a visit to India that the automaker is substantially done issuing recalls on older vehicles as a result of a months-long comprehensive safety review. GM has recalled more than 29 million vehicles this year, almost single-handedly setting a new one-year record for the auto industry.

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I hope this doesn't affect mine and my museum delivery today
 

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Ugh. Wonder if it will affect not-yet-built Corvettes. Mine is scheduled for production next week.
 

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Wow, My 2014 went back to the dealer day after delivery because of a parking brake cable that was not installed properly on the right rear, I will post my born on date and last 6 of vin shortly,, born on date 07/14 prod number 35150
 

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I think that GM will get this problem squared away in no time and the C7s will be rolling again to their owners.

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Very interesting that two re-call items on the 2015's on components that one would think should have been a basic "carry over" from the 2014. Although "wmaccormack" had the parking brake cable problem with his '14. Maybe just one "part time" assembly line worker had it wrong. LOL. Just glad there is a QC check process that gets on these things.
 

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Reality check here. Good to find and address the problems right up front and not drag it out. If my beauty is affected I have no problem taking her to the local dealership to have fixed. Sorry to those who have to wait the addition time to resolve. With all that makes this car come together both the technology and all the suppliers, did you expect a perfect car?
 

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Absolutely one would expect that with the money paid and the historic reputation of such a car. Does the fact that there is a 'stop sale' not concern just about everyone? Better yet, let's consider the number of recalls or fixes since the release of the C7. Do we think that last years issues are not tied into the newer release at all? If so, read a bit on the metal shavings...

If that doesn't get to you yet.... Look at the sudden number of owners posting major engine repairs or replacement of the c7 engine in the last year alone....Should this be expected of a new Vette? If you are not concerned...shake your head. As for any thought that it is better they find the issues up front, up front is before one receives the car and not after delivery.....and definitely not accompanied by a stop sale that halts every delivery. I feel the pain of those that have already had C7 engine replacements and I am sure each would have their own colorful dialect regarding the theory that it is great that GM is catching this upfront.

Corvette lover or not...we all need to see things with a clear approach.
 

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5,000 new parts and less than 25 engine problems we know out of 37,288 2014 StingRays.

Yes, terrible experiences for those with those engine problems, and yes bad news for many others who experienced other problems with their StingRays, but, once again, let us look at the overall perspective. Glad to see GM is acknowledging these issues and fixing them promptly. We all wish there had not been a single issue with a single StingRay!

Have over ten friends who have owned their 2014 StingRays for over six months, four over 9 months, one over a year, all without a single problem. Over 250, 2015 StingRays just got back from the National Corvette Caravan, with some going over 6,250 miles and am not aware of a single problem with any one of them.

Seeing the glass 7/8's full!

Those wishing to continue this conversation, let do,it here please:

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...-2015-stingray-recalls-stop-sales-orders.html
 
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