Weekly Recalls: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, 2019 Kia Forte
Car Pro | August 19, 2020
CHEVROLET: 2020 CORVETTE
NHTSA Campaign Number:20V461000 Manufacturer: General Motors LLC Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,141
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The release button located inside the front trunk compartment may not function after the vehicle has been shut off for ten minutes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, "Internal Trunk Release."
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the software in the vehicle's Body Control Module (BCM) to allow the release switch to always work, free of charge. Owners also may allow the vehicle to be remedied via an Over-The-Air software update. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2020. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-866-522-9559. GM's number for this recall is N202309350.
KIA : 2019 FORTE
NHTSA Campaign Number:20V459000 Manufacturer: Kia Motors America Components: POWER TRAIN Potential Number of Units Affected: 834
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Forte vehicles. The left front axle driveshaft may not have been heat-treated, which can cause it to break.
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left front axle driveshaft for a heat treatment verification code, and replace it if the code is missing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 2, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC195.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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