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Unable to yet confirm whether this 712 unit StingRay recall includes the previous 33 recalled StingRays. Both however, are consistent with each other. We will not know specific vehicles (VIN's) for a while however, but at least 29,000 StingRay owners with standard GT seats can rest easy.

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712 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes with optional Competition Sport Seats, because an unbelted child and door trim may block the passenger seat side air bag vent. Dealers will replace the bag. GM is unaware of any injuries related to this condition, but advises customers to not allow small children in the front seat until it’s serviced.
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I went to GM recall web site and put my vin in and it said, I had a recall on my 2014 Corvette Stingray , I ordered the car and got the Competition Seats. Is this the same recall ? My vin # 18273


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If when you went to the GM VIN Recall site, it said, "GM Program #:N140240 (PASSENGER SEAT SIDE IMPACT AIRBAG)," it is definitely related to your comp seats. The two parts, the comp seat and the passenger impact airbag are related due to a faulty "passenger sensing device or attendant wiring" problem -- the sensor in the passenger seat which measures whether there is an occupant in that seat and thus would trigger the passenger dash airbag, and/or the passenger seat side impact airbag in a crash (depending in the measured angle of impact)

If, when you went to the GM's Recall site, punched in your VIN, it was not specific, just saying your car had a recall (but no more), it could be your comp seat/passenger side airbag recall, OR, it could be that your rear shocks are being recalled (that separate, and only other StingRay recall as of yet).

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Here is the actual recall notice: (Thanks Steve)
"This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2014
model year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles with an optional Sport Seat. As a result, GM is conducting a
safety recall. We apologize for this inconvenience. However, we are concerned about your safety and
continued satisfaction with our products.
. This notice applies to your 2014 Chevrolet Corvette,
Your vehicle is involved in GM safety recall14240. . Schedule an appointment with your GM dealer. . This service will be performed for you at no charge.
Why is your The optional Sport Seat in these vehicles contain Side lmpact
vehicle being Airbags (SIAB) that, when used in the Sport Seat, do not meet a recalled? Technical Working Group (TWG) Side Airbag lnjury Assessment Reference
Value (IARV) for an unbelted, out-of-position, three-year-old child. General
Motors, however, reported to NHTSA that the Corvette with the optional Sport
Seat met the TWG lARVs. This information is reported on NHTSA's website in the "Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Testing" area. The
risk of a neck injury to a three-year-old in a crash who is unbelted, out-of position,
and leaning against the side airbag in the front passenger seat is
greater than in a vehicle that meets the TWG criteria.
What will we Your GM dealer will replace the passenger side air bag. This
do? service will be performed for you at no charge. Because of service scheduling
requirements, it is likely that your dealer will need your vehicle longer than the
actual service correction time of approximately 45 minutes. What should
you do?
Do you have
You should contact your GM dealer to arrange a service appointment
as soon as possible. The part required to complete this recall has already been
shipped to your selling dealer, lf you choose to arrange a service appointment
with another dealership, you could experience a delay due to limited availability
of this part. Drivers should not allow a small child passenger to sit in the right
front seat until serviced by the dealer, and should always use proper child
lf you have questions or concerns that your dealer is unable to resolve, please
contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center at 1 .8OO.222.1020 OTY
1 .800.833,2438).
lf after contacting your dealer and the Customer Assistance Center, you are still not satisfied we have
done our best to remedy this condition without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to
write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 fl-TY
1.800.424.9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Campaign lD Number for this recall is 14V342.
Federal regulation requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of
this notice to the lessee within ten days,
General Director - Customer & Relationship Services
GM Recall #14240"
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