It might be difficult to get ahold of a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette
for a little while. Not only are the sports cars
incredibly quick, but Chevy
is issuing two, separate stop-sale orders on the 'Vette that covers about 2,800 of them. According to Automotive News
, recalls for the problems are also possible in the future
The first stop-sale covers approximately 2,000 units of the 2015 Corvette
because of a potential problem with the driver's side airbag
. It's possible that it might not be attached to the steering wheel properly, and according to Automotive News
, the bag could separate from the wheel in a crash.
The other problem covers about 800 Corvettes because only one of the parking brake cables may be fully attached, rather than two of them. That obviously makes the handbrake less effective. The cars need inspected to check for the problem, but Chevy
says that most of them are still at dealers
in its release.
For the moment, Chevy is only referring to these issues as stop-sales, and no recalls
for the problems are officially announced yet. Autoblog
has reached out to the automaker for more information. We'll update this story when we hear back. In the meantime, scroll down
to read the official statement on the stop-sales.
In an effort to deal with quality issues quickly and completely, General Motors has told Chevrolet dealers to stop delivery of approximately 2,000 2015 Corvettes to fix the driver's airbag GM also has temporarily stopped shipment of the cars from the plant in Bowling Green, Ky. The cars are being inspected for a suspect part that attaches the air bag to the steering wheel. Separately, another 800 Corvettes -- most of them at dealerships -- are on hold because they may have been built with only one of the rear parking brake cables fully seated and engaged. The part must be inspected to assure the parking brake is operating on both brake drums.