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 www.gmownercenter.com.
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 http://www.safercar.gov. NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10V172000. NHTSA Action Number: EA09002.