2011, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupes Recalled For Faulty Hatch Hinges

2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupes

The Problem: Some hinges used to support the rear hatch assembly on Corvette coupes may not meet the load requirements mandated by federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). As a result, the assembly could break free from the vehicle during a collision.

The Fix: Chevrolet dealers will replace the faulty hinges at no charge, seeing as the vehicles are likely still under warranty. General Motors should already be notifying owners of the recall, but customers can seek further information by calling Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.

Vehicles Affected: GM says the recall affects 4064 2011 Corvettes and 1691 2012 Corvettes, all built between January 24 and September 1 of this year. GM was able to isolate the flawed parts to a particular roll of steel used in their manufacture, but doesn’t note what percentage of vehicles built will be affected. GM insists all vehicles involved will be corrected as necessary.

Source: GM/NHTSA

Chris Gerloff
If GM handles the faulty hatch problem the same way they did the Dex-cool problem all the owners will be given a broom stick as a solution.

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