GM issues 2 recalls, stop-sale orders for 2015 Corvettes
About 2,800 cars being held back for airbag, brake cable problems
September 11, 2014 – 8:58 pm ET
DETROIT — General Motors is issuing two more recalls, both on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, according to stop-delivery orders sent to dealers today.
The recalls, GM’s first in more than a month, bring its total number for the year to 67. They cover problems with airbag and parking brake cables on a total of nearly 2,800 cars, though very few have been sold to customers, a GM spokesman said.
Neither recall has been announced publicly yet, and parts are not available for the airbag repair. They come amid strong sales of the redesigned Corvette Stingray, forcing dealers to turn down potential buyers until the problems are resolved.
The airbag recall covers about 2,000 Corvettes, many of which are still at the plant in Bowling Green, Ky. According to the stop-delivery order, the driver’s side airbag in those cars could separate from the steering wheel in a crash, increasing the potential for injuries. Dealers will be instructed to replace the airbag module with a revised version.