2009 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Excessive Oil Consumption
Note: This bulletin only affects new-unsold in inventory Corvettes.
GM SERVICE AND PARTS OPERATIONS
URGENT DISTRIBUTE IMMEDIATELY
Date: March 10, 2009
Subject: 09043 Service Update Bulletin
For Inventory Vehicles Only
Excessive Oil Consumption – Incorrect Piston Ring –
Expires: September 30, 2009
Models: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette
To: Chevrolet Dealers
Attention: General Manager, New Vehicle Sales Manager,
Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Administrator
General Motors is announcing Service Update Bulletin 09043 today. The total number of vehicles involved is 53.
This bulletin provides a service procedure to replace the engine on certain 2009 model year Corvette vehicles equipped with a 6.2 L V8 engine. Some of these vehicles may have one or more incorrect oil control rings installed in the engine. This could result in high oil consumption.
This service procedure should be completed on involved vehicles currently in dealership inventory as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2009, at which time this bulletin will expire.
A vehicle VIN list sorted by BAC has been attached for your reference. If your BAC is not included on this list, you do not have any involved vehicles.
Service Information System (SI)
Bulletin 09043 will be available in SI on March 10, 2009.
GM Vehicle Inquiry System (GMVIS)
GMVIS information will be available on March 10, 2009.
Service Update Bulletin Information (SUB) Link
The Inventory VIN List will be available in the SUB link on March 11, 2009.
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