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NHTSA Recall 11V491000

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Chevrolet Corvette Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicles:  Chevrolet Corvette C6

NHTSA Recall 11V491000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	11V491000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     CHEVROLET / CORVETTE 	    	2011-2012
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLC 	Mfr's Report Date: OCT 03, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V491000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,755
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 1-800-630-2438.
Notes:
GM'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11258. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
October 2011Recall Bulletin: Rear Hatch Separation in Crash
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
General Motors

PDF
- 1.5MB - 10 pages
October 2011Representative Letter
From: General Motors
To: Chevrolet Customers (2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe)

PDF
- 69KB - 2 pages
3 October 201111V-491
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 129KB - 3 pages
7 October 2011Rear Hatch Hinges on Corvette Coupes/FMVSS 206
From: Ric Willard, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC

PDF
- 36KB - 3 pages
25 January 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 59KB - 4 pages
24 April 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 67KB - 4 pages
25 April 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 54KB - 3 pages
24 July 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 115KB - 4 pages
24 October 2012Quarterly Recall Progress Report
2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
To: Frank Borris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 147KB - 4 pages


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