This week has definitely been a tough week for both General Motors and 2020 Corvette owners between the release of service bulletins and safety recall notices.
First, GM acknowledged there’s a potential issue with the valve springs on the 2020 Corvette’s LT2 engine, and the safety recall involving contamination in the electrical connector for the electronic brake boost system, and now this:
Last night, GM issued 2020 Corvette Safety Recall #N202307690: Driver Seat Belt May Not Lock in a Crash – US Only.
As per the recall:
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2020 model-year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The seat-belt supplier for these vehicles inadvertently manufactured certain pretensioner components that were deformed and out of specification. That deformation may result in the retractor not locking following normal deployment of the pretensioner. As a result, the seat-belt retractor may not properly restrain the passenger in a high-speed impact. If the seat belt does not lock during a high-speed crash, the driver may not be restrained as designed, increasing the risk of injury.
While the recall does not mention affected VINs, or production dates for those involved, owners that could be affected by this recall will probably receive official notification from GM.
It’s not unusual for the first model year of a new generation to suffer some teething pains, but on the bright side, all of these issues have to do with GM’s suppliers and not the remarkable engineering that went into the 2020 Corvette.
Let’s hope GM can get these issues sorted out and owners can get back to enjoying their pride and joy without worry!