The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, the iconic vehicle often dubbed through the years as “America’s Sports Car,” is having difficulty.
Although it hasn’t been recalled, General Motors has issued two stop-sale orders because of the difficulties with the driver’s airbag and in other instances, the parking brake cables.
“General Motors has told Chevrolet dealers to stop delivery of approximately 2,000 2015 Corvettes to fix the driver’s airbag. GM has also temporarily stopped shipment of the cars from the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the automaker said in a statement.
“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.”
According to a report on Fortune.com, GM spokesman Alan Adler said fewer than 100 of the cars with brake cable issues are in customer possession, and that GM is unaware of any Corvettes with airbag issues that have been taken home by drivers.
Adler added a recall has not been publicly announced, and if there were a recall, customers would be notified by letter.
The new Corvette has been an overwhelming success for GM. The automaker sold 2,679 Corvettes in August, an increase of more than 300 percent from the same month in 2013.