On Thursday, August 6th, Chevrolet issued its first recall for the C8 Corvette. It failed to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 401 requiring vehicles to have an interior trunk release in case a person gets trapped inside. The new Corvette, right off the factory assembly-line, enters into a 10-minute low-power “sleep” mode once it’s powered off, and according to Chevrolet, the release button may not work when it’s in this mode. Not a good situation to be caught in. Which begs the question, have you checked to see how much Carvana or Vroom would quote you for your vehicle? Do it, but be sure you’ve check us out first. We buy cars fast, safe, and easy every day in all Continental U.S. states and cities. We will also BEAT ALL ONLINE OFFERS, which means we give you the highest cash offer you’ll find anywhere else online. More good news for you; our process is 100% digital and WE COME TO YOU with our hands-off service! That’s a superfecta jackpot! What’s more? When you want to sell your car quick, we’ve got your back. Watch a 30-second video to see how it works and get your 20-second offer now.
The notice release by Chevrolet – August 6, 2020 – all affected Corvettes will get a software update applied.
“GM will update the software in the vehicles’ Body Control Module (BCM) to lower the voltage required to wake the vehicle from the low power “sleep” mode. This will allow the interior trunk release button to function while the vehicle is in that mode.”
According to the carmaker, this will prevent the interior release button from not working when the car is shut off and not running. The good news is, if the owner accepts the terms and conditions, this software update can be done via wireless over-the-air (OTA) technology. If the owner prefers, the C8 Corvette can be taken to a dealership for an in-person update. You can get all the information you need the Chevy Recalls Page.
This specific trunk recall is not related to Chevrolet’s more recent report of the front trunk lid flying up while the Corvette is rolling down the road, as reported online and according to Jalopnik, by several owners. This craziness is an issue for drivers that actually want to see where they’re driving.
Here’s a funny not so funny for you. According to GM in a statement it’s user error. You be the judge.
“After isolated reports of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette hoods being inadvertently left open while being driven, the engineering team is investigating the potential issue and will be working to prevent them moving forward. We have not been able to identify any mechanical issues related to this situation.
We’re looking at ways we can improve warnings of the hood being open by increasing the volume of warning chimes and changing the messaging that appears in the DIC. Vehicles already in the field would receive these changes through over-the-air updates.”
More craziness? You be the judge.
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