More Than 5,750 Chevrolet Corvette Coupes Affected by Rear Hatch Hinge Recall

By Joel Arellano | October 10, 2011
General Motors is issued a safety recall on its 2011 through 2012 Chevrolet Corvette coupes for a potentially faulty hinge on the rear hatch. According to both the automaker and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, hinges on the rear hatch door of certain Corvette models may fail to comply with NHTSA requirements. GM, which discovered the issue during testing, says the rear hatch may break free in the event of a collision, though there are no known incidents or even owner complaints of the issue. The NHTSA says such an issue could lead to the increased risk for injuries. Approximately 4,000 2011 and 1,700 2012 Chevy Corvettes, built from January 24th through September 1st, are involved in the recall, which GM began on October 7th. Owners are urged to bring in their vehicle into the dealership which will then inspect and replace the rear hatch hinges free of charge. Owners looking for additional information can contact Chevrolet at (800) 630-2438 or the NHTSA at (866) 327-4236.
Source: NHTSA, Reuters