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GM Recall announced today 6/27/2014

2014 Corvette

This recall is to replace the rear shock absorbers in 1,939 U.S. Chevy Corvettes from the 2014 model year that have the FE1 or FE3 suspension. GM says that a possible bad weld in the rear shocks could lead to a fracture and/or could reduce the shocks' service life. Also included are 33 2014 Corvettes in Canada and 82 that were exported. GM says it knows of no related crashes or injuries.

Chassis / Suspension

The 2014 Corvette Stingray has four available suspension systems. They are identified as follows:
Suspension System Soft Ride — RPO FE1
Suspension System Sport — RPO FE3
Suspension System Special Ride and Handling — RPO FE4 (Magnetic Selective Ride Control)
 

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Interesting. Thanks for posting. The low number of vehicles involved in the recall seems to indicate it must be specific to certain batches of the rear shocks. Will have to wait to see if they send out customer notices.
 

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C7 Recalled? Insert VIN And Find Out

Thanks to "jagamajajaran," we have a good resource for finding out whether your Corvette is one of those recalled. Specially, you post your VIN on this GM site, and it provides you the certainty as to whether you Corvette has yet been recalled.

https://recalls.gm.com/?evar18=GMcom#/

This can now be used the recent recall on the 712 StingRays for problems with the competition seats/passenger sensing device, the current recall of 1,939 Corvettes for rear shocks on non-MSRC suspensions, and for future recalls.

UPDATE: Also please read post # 2 below.
 

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Note, that with the 16,000,000 GM's vehicles now under recall, GM's records are not yet up to date, so assuming that running one's VIN once, and finding out there is no recall, is often because your vehicle's VIN has not yet even been logged into GM's web site. For example, all 2006 Corvettes have been recalled for low headlight beam intermittent failure, yet when I entered my 2006 C6's VIN, site said, "no recall for that vehicle."

Calling one's dealership got me the identical result, and according to the Service Manager, for that same reason (records not yet up to date), yet I know at some point in time my Corvette will be recalled.
 

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Thanks for posting to both you and Jag. Note that I don't think this link is current with the latest recall data yet.
 

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if you are waiting for the shock recall...

Kelly from Cust service sent it to me. She also said nothing will work now, as the site has not been populated with VIN's yet.

But you might what to check something else while you are waiting:

from my post there;

Now is a good time to make sure you are in the GM system with your proper address. If you have received something like a thank you present from GM or some other comm, you're good. But if you have heard nothing, there is a potential your dealer might have messed up your address when he registered the car sold. After all, how GM knows you, is still a manual keyboard process done at the dealer by a "close to min wage" clerk.

Check here to see if they know you:

my.gm.com
---->"manage your account"

This recall may be different, but recall letters are usually sent out in waves, so the dealer can stock the amount of parts. You won't be able to get this done next week, no parts yet! And the dealer usually wants to see your letter with a code as that's how he gets paid. In the past, it's not done by email just USPS, so them having the right address is important. If you moved, update your address on the site above...
 

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Thanks to GM Media, we have the following additional information. The 2014 StingRay rear shock recall was one of four announced yesterday.

Picture thanks to Edmunds.com.

Media.GM said:
GM Announces Four Vehicle Recalls!

General Motors today announced four safety recalls covering 428,211 vehicles in the United States.

Dealers will replace the two rear shock absorbers in 1,939 2014 model year Chevrolet Corvettes in the U.S. with the FE1 or FE3 suspension to repair a possible insufficient weld in the rear shocks that could lead to a fracture and/or reduce the shocks’ service life. Thirty-three additional vehicles were sold in Canada and another 82 were exported. GM is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.
 

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Here are pictures of the FE1 rear shocks on RedHot:

P1060238.JPG P1000005.jpg P1000006.jpg
 

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Really good pictures Jeff. Clearly a Bilstein manufacturing issue.
Thanks John. Though we will have to wait and see if these are the one's included in the recall since the total number effected is only 1,939 C7s. My build sheet does indicate that are FE1s.
 
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