GM Issues a Stop-Sale on the 2015 Corvette Stingray
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has had strong sales numbers since it hit the market in 2013. But even a fast, powerful, and popular car isn’t immune from the tentacles of auto recalls. That’s exactly where the 2015 Corvette Stingray finds itself now with General Motors set to issue two recalls on the sought-after sports car.
Automotive News is reporting that GM is issuing these recalls to address problems with the Corvette Stingray’s airbags and parking brake cables. All in all, 2,800 models are affected by these problems, but most of these models have yet to leave dealerships. These issues are why GM sent stop-delivery orders to dealers late last week.
The airbag recall, in particular, affects around 2,000 Corvettes, most of which are still in Chevrolet’s plant in Kentucky. The problem centers on the driver-side airbag that could separate from the steering wheel in a crash, resulting in the potential injuries. An additional 800 2015 Corvette Stingray models have also been found to have defective parking brake cables that are not “fully seated and engaged” and could cause a significant drop in operational capability.
Both recalls have yet to be announced publicly because certain parts, especially for the airbags, are currently not available.
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Why It Matters
It’s imperative for Chevrolet to address these issues as soon as possible. Most of the affected models are still in dealerships, which should make repairs easier. But as long as there aren’t repairs being made, these models will continue to sit in dealerships, potentially endangering the Corvette Stingray’s hot sales numbers.
Hopefully, the automaker fixes these problems immediately. I understand that the company needs to address these issues before they become worse. But that doesn’t take away the fact that it would be a shame for customers of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to have to wait longer than expected before taking delivery of their new sports cars.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rolled into our hearts at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and it has since been a smash hit.
There’s no secret why the car is in high demand. For one, it’s incredibly sexy. Plus, it has a reworked interior that’s finally on par with what high-end car buyers expect from their cars.
The Corvette Stingray also comes with a gnarly engine in the form of a 6.2-liter, V-8 that produces 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, while getting up to 29 mpg on the highway. The 2015 model also benefits from having a new eight-speed automatic transmission, making the Corvette Stingray faster than its six-speed automatic-equipped counterpart.
The Stingray is capable of hitting 60 mph in just four seconds before clocking a top speed of close to 180 mph. Those are bordering on supercar numbers, which makes the Corvette such a bargain. Pricing for the American sports car starts at $51,995 for the base Corvette Stingray 1LT model and climbs to $62,800 for the Stingray 3LT W/ Z51 trim.
Source: Automotive News