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2020 Corvette: Safety Recall: Seat Belt May Not Lock in a Crash - GM Company Owned Vehicles Only - (Oct 13, 2020)

#N202307691: Safety Recall - Seat Belt May Not Lock in a Crash - GM Company Owned Vehicles Only - (Oct 13, 2020)

Subject N202307691 — Seat Belt May Not Lock in a Crash — GM Company Owned Vehicles Only
Models 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
   

Release Date: October 2020

Revision: 00

 

Attention:

This bulletin covers vehicles that are currently GM Company-owned vehicles and that should be repaired will internally by GM. However, if for any reason these vehicles happen to enter your dealership with the this recall still open, use this bulletin to complete the remedy and close the VIN.

 

Make

Model

Model Year

RPO

Description

From

To

Chevrolet

Corvette

2020

2020

   

If these vehicles were not repaired internally by GM, they will be marked "open" on the Investigate Vehicle History screen in GM Global Warranty Management system. This site should always be checked to confirm vehicle involvement prior to beginning any required inspections and/or repairs.

Condition

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 driver and/or passenger in a high-speed impact. If the seat belt does not lock during a high-speed crash, the driver and/or passenger may not be restrained as designed, increasing the risk of injury.

Correction

Dealers will replace the seat-belt retractor(s) as indicated in the table at the end of this bulletin.

Note: Refer to the application chart at the end of this bulletin to determine the seating position that requires a seat belt retractor replacement.

Parts Information

Quantity

Part Name

Part No.

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84609046

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84753998

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84609047

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84609048

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84754000

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84609049

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84754001

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84609050

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84754002

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84609051

1

Retractor Kit- Front Seatbelt

84754003

Note: Use the vehicle identification number (VIN) and the GM Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) to determine which front seat belt retractor kit to order.

It is estimated that only 7 vehicles will require parts replaced. Due to the small number of vehicles anticipated that will need this fix and the limited initial parts availability, dealers are encouraged not to order these parts for use as shelf stock.

Reminder: Parts may be removed from Retail Inventory Management (RIM). Dealers should review the affected parts to confirm RIM managed status. Parts may have quantity limiters in effect.

Warranty Information

Labor Operation

Description

Labor Time

Trans. Type

Net Item

9105312

Replace Driver Side Front Seat Belt Retractor Assembly (Includes Pretensioner Disposal)

1.1

ZFAT

N/A

9105313

Replace Driver and Passenger Side Front Seat Belt Retractor Assembly (Includes Pretensioner Disposal)

1.9

ZFAT

N/A

Service Procedure

Note: Refer to the application chart at the end of this bulletin to determine the seating position that requires a seat belt retractor replacement. Most vehicles will require the driver side only, but certain vehicles will require both the driver and passenger side seat belt retractors to be replaced.

Replace the driver side front seat belt retractor assembly, and if identified on the application chart, the passenger side front seat belt retractor assembly. Refer to Front Seat Belt Retractor Replacement (Coupe) in SI.

Dealer Responsibility — For US and Export (US States, Territories, and Possessions)

It is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or any new or used item of motor vehicle equipment (including a tire) covered by this notification under a sale or lease until the defect or noncompliance is remedied.

The US National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act provides that each vehicle that is subject to a recall of this type must be adequately repaired within a reasonable time after the customer has tendered it for repair. A failure to repair within sixty days after tender of a vehicle is prima facie evidence of failure to repair within a reasonable time. If the condition is not adequately repaired within a reasonable time, the customer may be entitled to an identical or reasonably equivalent vehicle at no charge or to a refund of the purchase price less a reasonable allowance for depreciation. To avoid having to provide these burdensome remedies, every effort must be made to promptly schedule an appointment with each customer and to repair their vehicle as soon as possible. In the recall notification letters, customers are told how to contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration if the recall is not completed within a reasonable time.

Dealer Responsibility — All

All new, used, GM Certified Used, courtesy transportation vehicles, dealer shuttle vehicles, etc. in dealers’ possession and subject to this recall must be held and inspected/repaired per the service procedure of this bulletin before customers take possession of these vehicles.  Involved vehicles must be held and not delivered to customers, dealer-traded, released to auction, used for demonstration, or any other purpose.

All GM Certified Used vehicles currently in the dealers’ inventory within the Certified Pre-Owned Inventory System (CPOIS) will be de-certified andmust be held and remedied per the service procedure in this bulletin. Upon submitting an accepted/paid warranty transaction in the Global Warranty Management (GWM) system, the vehicle can be re-certified for sale within the CPOIS system, or once again be used in the CTP program.

Dealers are to service all vehicles subject to this recall at no charge to customers, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership, from this time forward.

Customers who have recently purchased vehicles sold from your vehicle inventory, and for which there is no customer information indicated on the dealer listing, are to be contacted by the dealer. Arrangements are to be made to make the required correction according to the instructions contained in this bulletin. Recall follow-up cards should not be used for this purpose, since the customer may not as yet have received the notification letter.

In summary, whenever a vehicle subject to this field action enters your vehicle inventory you must take the steps necessary to ensure the program correction has been made before selling the vehicle. In addition, for vehicles entering your facility for service, you are required to ensure the customer is aware of the open field action and make every reasonable effort to implement the program correction as set forth in this bulletin prior to releasing the vehicle.

Dealer Reports

For dealers with involved vehicles, a listing has been prepared and will be available through GM GlobalConnect Maxis Field Action Reports or sent directly to export dealers.  The Inventory tab of the dealer reports will contain VINs that apply to this recall. This information is intended to assist dealers with the PROMPT COMPLETION of these vehicles. The Customer In-Service tab will contain customer names and addresses from Motor Vehicle Registration Records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than follow-up necessary to complete this recall may be a violation of law in several states.

h3>Courtesy Transportation – For USA & Canada

Courtesy transportation is available for customers whose vehicles are involved in a product program and still within the warranty coverage period. See General Motors Service Policies and Procedures Manual for courtesy transportation program details.

Customer Notification

No customer notifications will be sent for these company owned vehicles.

Application Chart — Seating Position for Seat Belt Retractor Replacement

VIN

Position

Driver

Passenger

1G1Y92D49L5000015

x

x

1G1Y82D40L5000018

x

x

1G1Y82D42L5000019

x

x

1G1Y82D40L5000021

x

x

1G1Y62D44L5000044

x

x

1G1Y72D4XL5000045

x

 

1G1Y72D41L5000046

x

x

1G1Y72D43L5000047

x

x

1G1Y82D49L5000048

x

 

1G1Y82D40L5000049

x

 

1G1Y82D47L5000050

x

 

1G1Y82D49L5000051

x

 

1G1Y82D40L5000052

x

 

1G1Y82D4XL5000074

x

 

1G1Y92D45L5000075

x

x

1G1Y72D47L5000083

x

x

1G1Y72D42L5000086

x

x

1G1Y72D48L5000089

x

 

1G1Y72D42L5000119

x

 

1G1Y92D4XL5000153

x

 

1G1Y82D48L5000154

x

 

1G1Y92D43L5000155

x

 

1G1Y82D43L5000160

x

 

1G1Y82D47L5000162

x

 

1G1Y82D49L5000163

x

 

1G1Y82D40L5000164

x

 

1G1Y82D46L5000167

x

 

1G1Y92D41L5000204

x

 

1G1Y82D4XL5000205

x

 

1G1Y82D45L5000256

x

 

1G1Y93D45L5000261

x

 

1G1Y72D40L5000278

x

 

1G1Y82D44L5105399

x

 

1G1Y82D47L5105400

x

 
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