2020 Chevrolet Corvette Safety Problem

On 2020-08-18 10:22:20

General Motors have decided that some 2020 Chevrolet Corvettes fail to conform to interior trunk release safety standards set by the NHTSA.


These vehicles are designed to enter a low power sleep mode ten minutes after they have powered off.  When this happens, the trunk lid release button located inside the front trunk compartment becomes inoperable. If someone should become trapped inside the trunk, they may not be able to get out.


GM will correct the problem by updating the software in the vehicles' body control module to lower the voltage required to wake the vehicle from the low power sleep mode. This will allow the trunk release to function wile the vehicle is in sleep mode. Owners can make these software changes using wireless over the air technology or can schedule to have the updates performed at a GM dealer.


GM's number for this recall is N202309350 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V-461.