GM Recall Roundup: Chevrolet Corvette image

The automotive giant General Motors Co. has just announced last weekend a recall which will affect 6.006 units of their North American sports car Chevrolet Corvette which might fail to meet a federal safety standard covering rear hinges.

According to General Motors, 6.006 units will be affected by the recall, including 5.755 in the United States and 217 in Canada, all of them wearing the 2011 or 2012 model year in their name and the automaker says that because of the covering rear hinges which might fail to meet a federal safety standard, the rear hatch could separate from the vehicle in a crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has no reports of crashes, injuries or customer complaints regarding this issue and it seems that most of the models, about 4.000 of them, are 2011.

General Motors said that dealers will replace both rear hatch hinges at no cost for the owners and the hatch replaced is from Milan Metal Systems LLC of Milan.

Customers of the 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Corvette will be noticed starting with October 14 and they will have to make a trip to their local dealerships. Owners of the Corvette Coupes will receive a letter with instructions on how to get their vehicle repaired.