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There appears no end to General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] recall woes, with the automaker this week announcing two more, this time for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that has only just gone on sale. About 2,800 cars are affected though very few of these have actually been delivered to customers.
The recalls are yet to be published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration but according to stop-sale orders sent to dealers this week, and seen by Automotive News (subscription required), they cover problems with airbags and parking brake cables on the latest Corvette.
The airbag-related problem concerns the driver’s side airbag, which the stop-sale order says could separate from the steering wheel in a crash, increasing the potential for injuries. The solution is for dealers to replace the airbag but there could be delays as parts are not available.
The second problem concerns the rear parking brake cables, which are said to be not fully seated and engaged, reducing their operational capability. This means the car could start rolling if parked on a steep incline.
The latest recalls bring GM’s total for the year to 67, with more than 29 million vehicles affected so far.