Since February, General Motors has tallied no less than 67 separate vehicle safety campaigns – with the latest one incredibly related to a brand new vehicle, the 2015 model year Chevrolet Corvette.
The February recall of 2.6 million cars equipped with potentially fatal and defective ignition switches led to an unparalleled string of vehicle recalls for the No. 1 US automaker – essentially impacting almost every single model it produces today or has built in the past decade or so.
This week alone brought the news that GM was recalling the Cadillac ATS, Buick Encore and Chevy Impala, but calling back a newly updated 2015 model year vehicle – and especially one as iconic as the Corvette – really puts the icing on the cake.
GM’s engineers discovered that no less than 2,800 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette have issues with the airbags and parking brake cables. The automaker also had to impose a stop-sale order for the model across nationwide dealerships. Fortunately for the customers, most of the affected units have not been sold yet, being either in transit from GM or on dealer lots.
The airbag related recall covers around 2,000 Corvettes, where the driver’s side airbag can misbehave and improperly deploy in case of an accident. In the other safety campaign, 700 cars and 100 units already at customers have been fitted by the workers at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky with only one rear parking cable – increasing the chance the Vette rolls away.