GM Recall of Certain Model Year 2011 – 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Vehicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 8, 2011.

Summary:   General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette coupe vehicles, manufactured from January 24, 2011, through September 1, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 206, “Door Locks and Door Retention Components.”  The rear hatch hinges may not meet the load requirements specified in the safety standard.

Consequence:   The rear hatch could separate in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:  GM will notify owners and dealers will replace both rear hatch hinges free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin on or before October 7, 2011.  Owners may contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438.

Notes:  GM’s Safety Recall Campaign Number is 11258.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to