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DetroitNews said:
Washington — General Motors Co. said Wednesday it is recalling a few dozen 2015 Chevrolet Corvette cars because a part on the rear suspension may not have been properly tightened — the automaker’s first recall of 2015.

The Detroit automaker said it is recalling 43 Corvettes in the United States built between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 because the “toe link outer ball joint on the rear suspension may not have been properly tightened during the assembly process. The toe link may loosen with the vehicle use and eventually separate.”

That could lead to a reduction in vehicle stability and steering control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. The recall also covers two cars in GM’s possession in Germany and one car in Canada for total of 46 vehicles, GM spokesman Alan Adler said.

GM also said a loose toe link can cause the rear suspension to make loud metallic noises, particularly when the vehicle is traveling around corners or over bumps or potholes. GM told dealers to tell owners “that shuttle service or some other form of courtesy transportation is available and will be provided at no charge.”

Dealers will inspect and replace any damaged parts.

GM issued four new recalls in the final days of 2014, bringing its record-setting total in North America to 84 recall campaigns and 26.95 million vehicles here — 30.43 million vehicles worldwide.
Sorry, no word on suspected or actual VINS!



GM issues small Corvette recall for loose part
 

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Here's a copy of the GM toe link recall letter.

GM said:
Default Recall Bulletin; Rear Adjust Link Loose; 2015 Chevrolet Corvette!

Date:
February 9, 2015

Subject:
14857A – Safety Recall

Rear Adjust Link Loose


Models:
2015 Chevrolet Corvette


Dear General Motors Customer:
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 2015 model year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. 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.

IMPORTANT
 Your vehicle is involved in GM recall 14857.
 Schedule an appointment with your GM dealer.
 This service will be performed for you at no charge.

Why is your vehicle being recalled?
The toe link outer ball joint may not have been properly fastened to the knuckle in the right rear suspension during the assembly process. A loose toe link can cause the rear suspension to make loud metallic noises, particularly when the vehicle is travelling around corners or over bumps or potholes. Over time, if this condition is not addressed, the toe link could separate. If separation of the toe link occurs while the vehicle is being driven, it would create sudden vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash.

What will we do?
Your GM dealer will inspect the knuckle for damage and replace any damaged parts as necessary. If no damage is noted, your dealer will reassemble the toe link with a new nut and fasten it to the proper torque specification. This 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 inspection time of 25 minutes. If part replacement is required, an additional 2 hours and 15 minutes will be required.

What should you do?
You should contact your GM dealer to arrange a service appointment as soon as possible.

Do you have questions?
If you have questions or concerns that your dealer is unable to resolve, please contact the appropriate Customer Assistance Center at the number listed below.
 
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