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GM Issues Stop-Sale on New Chevrolet Corvette

Maker cites pair of potential problems.

by on Sep.12, 2014

General Motors issued a stop-sale order to dealers for 2,800 Corvettes. A recall is likely to follow.

General Motors dealers have been told to halt sales of 2,800 of the maker’s new Chevrolet Corvette models because of a pair of potential problems.

The move is the latest in a series of so-called Stop-Sale notices issued by the Detroit maker as it has discovered potential defects with its various models during a year of close scrutiny. It is expected that GM will follow with an official recall notice for the Corvettes.

The Last Word!

GM has so far this year issued 65 recall campaigns in the U.S. market covering 29.1 million vehicles. That includes 2.6 million older models equipped with faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. The maker has been hauled before Congress repeatedly, while a potential criminal probe by the U.S. Justice Department moves ahead. And it has been slammed with the largest-ever fine by federal safety regulators for its decade-long delay in acting on the ignition switch problem. (more…)

GM Recalls Corvettes for Electronic Glitch

“Active handling system” may misapply the brakes.

by on May.03, 2010

The computer can cause the car to veer suddenly.

General Motors Company is recalling more that 40,000 Corvette models that were made between March 2004 and January 2006 and equipped with a tilt and telescoping steering column.

Movement of the steering column can damage a Delphi supplied wiring connector for the steering wheel position sensor and cause an open or intermittent circuit. If this happens, the message, “Service Active Handling System” will appear in the driver information center, and a computer could apply one or more of the brakes causing the sports car to veer left or right.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had received more than 2,000 complaints about the problem, but GM maintains that very few of the complaints involved brake application.

GM says that there are no reports of injuries.

GM is now in the process of notifying owners of the safety recall. Dealers are required by law to repair the vehicles free of charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or at the Owner Center at

GM’s recall campaign number is N100118. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10V172000. NHTSA Action Number: EA09002.

Recalls: Chevy Corvette Removable Roof Failures

Panels can fly off during driving because of a bad adhesive.

by on Dec.28, 2009

Better in front than behind of the Corvette has removable panels.

Better to be in front than behind, if the Corvette has a removable roof panel.

Chevrolet is recalling more than 22,000 Corvettes from model years 2005-2007 for defective roof panels. It seems that the glue used to bond the panel to the frame fails.

In a complete failure, the panel may fly off at speed, crating a hazard for following vehicles or anything in its path.


If there is a partial separation, the driver may notice one or more symptoms, such as a snapping noise when driving over bumps, wind noise, poor roof panel fit, roof panel movement/bounce when a door or hatch is closed, or a water leak in the headliner.