2020 Chevrolet Corvette Mid-Engine Recalls

2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette
2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette

Vette Vues will update this page as new recalls come out for the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette.

So far there are two recalls on the new 2020 Chevrolet C8 Mid-Engine Corvette. Both are having to do with the frunk (front trunk).

The first recall addresses the problem where a small person could get trapped inside the front trunk. According to the NHTSA recall notice, the interior trunk release on the 2020 Corvette becomes inoperable when the vehicle enters a sleep mode. This happens about 10 minutes after being turned off. Chevrolet warns that if the frunk lid is left open, a small person could climb inside the front trunk compartment and close the trunk lid and may not be able to get out without help.

This problem can easily be solved with a software change using wireless over-the-air (OTA) technology without having to bring their vehicle to a dealership. Owners may also opt to bring it to their dealership, and they can do the update for you.

There is also a second recall for the 2020 Corvette. Once again, for the frunk. If you use social media, you probably have heard people complain that new owners were experiencing their front hoods flipping up while they were driving. Once again, this will be done by software updates or taking it to your dealer. What it does is it will limit the car’s speed to 26 mph if it senses the front hood is not properly latched. This recall is marked “Recall Status: INCOMPLETE. REMEDY NOT YET AVAILABLE”


Does my Corvette have a recall?

You can find on this link if your Corvette has a recall. You can check for Corvette recalls by going to Chevrolet’s website at type in this link https://my.chevrolet.com/recalls You can use this link for any year Corvette. You will need your VIN in order to search for your Vette’s recalls.


2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Recall #1

The frunk (front trunk) on the 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette
The frunk (front trunk) on the 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette

GM Recall #: N202309350
NHTSA #20V461
Date Issued: Aug 06, 2020

Recall Title: Interior Trunk Release Button Inoperative Ten Minutes After Power Off

Recall Description:
General Motors has decided that certain 2020 model year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles fail to conform to S4.1 of Federal/Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (F/CMVSS) No. 401, “Interior Trunk Release.” These vehicles are designed to enter a low-power “sleep” mode ten minutes after powering off. The trunk lid release button located inside the front trunk compartment may not function while the vehicle is in this sleep mode, as required by FMVSS 401.

Safety Risk Description:
If the trunk lid is left open, a small person who climbs inside the front trunk compartment and closes the trunk lid while inside may not be able to get out without assistance, increasing the risk of injury.

Repair Description:
GM will update the software in the vehicles’ Body Control Module (BCM) to lower the voltage required to wake the vehicle from the low power “sleep” mode. This will allow the interior trunk release button to function while the vehicle is in that mode. Owners who have accepted applicable terms and conditions will have the opportunity to accept these software changes using wireless over-the-air (OTA) technology without having to bring their vehicle to a dealership. Alternatively, owners may schedule to have the updates performed at a GM dealer.


2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Recall #2

GM Recall #: N202311160
NHTSA #20V489
Date Issued: Aug 18, 2020
Recall Title: Drivers May Overlook Open Hood Alerts

Recall Description:
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2020 model-year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. If drivers ignore the vehicle’s visual and audible warnings that the front trunk lid is open, they can drive the vehicle in that condition at speed, which could increase the likelihood that the wind force is sufficient to inadvertently flip open the hood.

Safety Risk Description:
If the hood is open (i.e., the primary and secondary latches are not engaged) while driving at speed, the hood could flip open and obstruct the driver’s forward view, increasing the risk of a crash.

Repair Description:
GM will update the software in the vehicles’ Body Control Module (BCM) to limit vehicle speed to 26 mph when the hood is not completely closed and latched. The software update will also provide a DIC message indicating that the top speed is limited to 26 mph. In addition, the operation of the hood release on the key fob will be modified to reduce the likelihood of inadvertent hood release actuations. The interior door trim switch and release button located inside the front trunk compartment are also modified to require a longer press-time. Owners who have accepted applicable terms and conditions will have the opportunity to accept these software changes using wireless over-the-air (OTA) technology without having to bring their vehicle to a dealership. Alternatively, owners may schedule service at a GM dealer to receive these software updates.

Recall Status: INCOMPLETE. REMEDY NOT YET AVAILABLE


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